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Emerging Artists: A Popular Entry-Level Market for Buyers
Speaker(s): Jacqueline Towers-Perkins, Stephanie Manasseh

Emerging Artists: A Popular Entry-Level Market for Buyers

As the contemporary art market continues to grow, more and more collectors are interested in buying work from emerging artists, whether for enjoyment or investment purposes.

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What are the factors that a buyer needs to take into consideration before spending money on an artwork? And can the trajectory of an artist be predicted from the moment they graduate to their entry onto the primary market and transfer to the secondary market? What is the difference between buying emerging art at a gallery and at auction? This panel aims to provide collectors with hands-on guidance on how to assess emerging art – before they buy.

This session will take place offline at 2pm on November 5th at The Accessible Art Fair, which breaks barriers by enabling expertly vetted artists to show and sell their work directly to collectors at the iconic New York City landmark, the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park.


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Jacqueline Towers-Perkins

Jacqueline Towers-Perkins is a Post War and Contemporary Art Specialist art online auction house artnet auctions, having previously held the position of contemporary art and prints specialist for Europe and the Middle East at Paddle8. Prior to this experience, she was an auctioneer and head of the Paintings Department at a London auction house.

Jacqueline received her BA in English literature and the history of art from the University of Leeds, as well as an MA in art business from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. She continues to auctioneer at benefit events, and is on the board of trustees for an educational charity supporting young people in the arts.

Stephanie Manasseh

Stephanie Manasseh was born and raised in Montreal and graduated from McGill University. In 1997 she moved to Europe and lived in Prague and Milan before moving to Brussels. She spent two years running conferences in Milan and has since studied with Sotheby’s in London.

She launched the first Accessible Art Fair in 2007 in Belgium. Her mission has always been to bring together talented artists without gallery representation with an art buying public. The range of artists that she works with appeals to both experienced art collectors and first-time buyers.

The Accessible Art Fair has become a well-known and respected event in the Brussels cultural calendar and Stephanie plans to launch the art fair in New York City next year.

In 2011, Stephanie expanded her services offered and launched the art consultancy service, offering personalised art consultancy for corporate and personal collections.

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