Speaker(s): Sergio Bessa, Andreas Sterzing, Terrie Sultan, Gracie Mansion

Art of the 80s - Renewed Interest


Join artnet senior specialist Gracie Mansion as she hosts a panel discussion on the art and artists of the 1980s, and their current resurgence in the auction market. Panelists include Sergio Bessa, Director of Curatorial and Education Programs, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Terrie Sultan, Director, Parrish Art Museum, Andreas Sterzing, legendary photographer, and collector Ron Rosenzweig.


Sergio Bessa

Sergio Bessa, Ph.D., was appointed the Bronx Museum’s Director of Curatorial and Education Programs in 2003. His acclaimed exhibitions and publications include Martin Wong: Human Instamatic (2015-16), Three Photographers from the Bronx (2015), Paulo Bruscky: Art Is Our Last Hope (2014) and Joan Semmel: A Lucid Eye (2013). Additionally, Bessa has contributed texts to numerous...

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Andreas Sterzing

Andreas Sterzing is an editorial and portrait photographer with over 25 years of professional and industry experience.
After moving from his native Germany to New York he launched his career in 1983 with images he took at Pier 34 (The Wardline Pier project). He subsequently photographed the East Village art scene for German, Swiss and US art magazines and became part of the scene...

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Terrie Sultan

Director, Parrish Art Museum
Terrie Sultan was appointed Director of the Parrish Art Museum in January 2008. She has more than thirty years of experience as a museum professional, having served in senior positions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. She...

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Gracie Mansion

Gracie Mansion has over 20 years of extensive experience in all aspects of the art market, specializing in Modern and Contemporary Art. She has lectured and participated in panels at museums and universities in the United States and Europe. As an independent curator and consultant to private collectors, corporations, and museums, she has advised her clients on acquisitions and assisted them in...

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