Speaker(s): Peggy Hollander, John Wolf, William Richmond-Watson

Demystifying The Art World


Defining the beholder whose eye is in question - this panel will peel back layers of the art world from a marketplace perspective as well as from an institutional and historical context.

Art spans many purposes depending on who is being asked. Art memorializes a segment of cultural history, it validates intellectual curiosity, and it can provide decoration for a collector's home. This intent and drive behind the creation of work and the purchase of work results in an economic engine for the global elite. The panel will engage in a dialogue that will assist the audience in understanding their place in this diverse landscape.


Peggy Hollander

Peggy M. Hollander is the founder and managing partner of The Succession Group. Under her leadership, The Succession Group has gained widespread recognition for its capabilities in creating innovative, customized, insurance-related wealth-transfer and multi-generational business succession plans for an exclusive roster of high-net-worth individuals, families, and affluent business owners.For...

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John Wolf

John Wolf is a global art advisor at the helm of his firm, which assists private collectors, institutions and corporations in creating outstanding collections of contemporary art. Through private brokerage and his myriad relationships with artists, galleries and collectors around the world he gains access for his clients to buy the best quality works of art. His firm’s goal in the...

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William Richmond-Watson

William Richmond-Watson Founder, Chief Creative Officer of Watson & Company William opened Watson & Company in 2008, a namesake luxury branding and advertising agency. With a unified team of talented, strong-willed and culturally attuned visionaries, it quickly became known as one of the top agencies on the East Coast for its expertise in high-end real estate. William believes the...

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