Speaker(s): Josh Baer, Tom O'Connor, Lisa Dolby Chadwick, Jennifer Biederbeck

Building a Collection Like a Pro


Building an art collection can sometimes be confusing and intimidating.

It’s easy to fall in love with numerous pieces across a variety of eras, mediums, subjects and price points. How do you decide which direction to take? How do you navigate between online sites, traditional auction houses, and brick-and-mortar galleries? Should you seek “expert” advice and from whom?

Four experienced panelists, including a leading auction house specialist, eBay’s art consultant, a private art advisor and a gallery director, will share strategies for emerging and experienced buyers.


Josh Baer

Josh Baer is the determining factor that elevates and differentiates The Baer Faxt from other art industry newsletters.
In contrast to traditional journalism in which reporters look within the art world as outsiders to gather and disseminate vital information with little comprehension, Josh Baer is a renowned art expert who compiles art world data personally.  He has a unique position...

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Tom O'Connor

Tom O’Connor has been an art advisor for over twenty five years. In that time he has helped hundreds of corporations and individuals to acquire unique and interesting art collections. He is adept at addressing large scale and campus wide projects. Tom specializes in sourcing and commissioning monumental paintings, sculpture and artwork in other media. Originally from New York, Tom returns...

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Lisa Dolby Chadwick

Established by Lisa Dolby Chadwick in San Francisco in 1997, the Dolby Chadwick Gallery represents an international roster of emerging and mid-career artists working in traditional and hybrid media, including oil painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and photography. The gallery seeks to exhibit articulate, visceral and provocative new work, and to support its artists in the development of...

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Jennifer Biederbeck

Jennifer Biederbeck currently serves as Head of Sotheby’s San Francisco Office. In this role she negotiates auction sales, private sales, and appraisals for Northern California buyers and sellers of art. She also oversees corporate support and outreach to art-related regional institutions. Ms. Biederbeck joined Sotheby’s in 1988 as a Cataloguer in Sotheby’s New York Jewelry...

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