Speaker(s): Heidi Lee-Komaromi, Paul Boutros, John McCord

Art Market Comparison and Analysis


The art market can be tricky to navigate and there are no guarantees of profitability but post-war and contemporary art is proving to be irresistible to collectors. Join Phillips specialists from Latin American Art, Post War and Contemporary Art and Watches, as they discuss the current state of the market.

Latin American art, once considered a niche market, is now at the top of many collectors’ lists as it becomes more fully incorporated within the global art market, with artists such as Carmen Herrera, Gabriel Orozco and Doris Salcedo selling across auction categories. Likewise, the market for collectible watches - what many consider as wearable works of art - has seen tremendous growth in recent years due to their timeless appeal and superb craftsmanship. Join us for a special roundtable discussion with Phillips’ Specialists to learn more about the burgeoning markets for these exciting collecting genres.


Heidi Lee-Komaromi

New York-based art advisor, Heidi Lee Komaromi has 16 years of experience in the art world, specializing in Post-War and Contemporary art. She has advised, managed and built collections for individuals, estates and Fortune 500 companies and has acquired and appraised over 3,000 works of art by both emerging and internationally renowned artists. Having worked extensively on both the primary...

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Paul Boutros

Paul Boutros is Head of Americas and the International Strategy Advisor for Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo – the leading international auction house dedicated to fine collector’s watches.Joining the firm in January 2016 and based in New York City, his appointment follows his support as a consultant, where he was instrumental in establishing the department. His initiatives...

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John McCord

John McCord is a Specialist and Head of the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale at Phillips, where he is responsible for securing consignments, developing auction catalogues, and managing the spring and fall auctions in New York.
In his professional career, which spans 15 years, John has developed an in-depth expertise in cutting edge contemporary art, and has worked in the...

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