How to interpret value, cost and transaction risk in an opaque market
Art investment is often hyped as the next best investment opportunity. This panel talk will provide collectors with a thought-out discussion of the practical issues they should take into account when getting into the art market, as well as providing concrete tools on how to go about buying, whether for pleasure or investment.
Attendees will learn:
- Fundamental characteristics of the art market (that sets it apart from other markets)
- How to assess art works in terms of value, cost and transactional risk
- Pro’s and cons of artworks when viewed as an investment asset
Amelia K. Brankov is Counsel at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC, and a member of the firm’s Art, Intellectual Property and Litigation Departments. She serves as outside general counsel to art galleries, curators, antiquities dealers, art advisors and conservators. She also represents businesses and executives in the art, entertainment, advertising, fashion and media industries, resolving disputes over contracts, copyrights, trademarks, motion picture rights, right of publicity claims and false advertising claims. She is a member of the Art Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and the Acquisitions Committee of the Guggenheim Museum’s Young Collectors Council.
Annelien Bruins has worked within the international art world for almost 20 years. After managing two extensive private collections of art, antiques, and collectibles, she set up London-based Bruins Private Collections Consultancy in 2007, providing portfolio management to both private and corporate clients from Europe, the United States, and Asia. Five years later, Annelien hopped the Atlantic and joined Tang Art Advisory where she currently serves as CEO.
Annelien is a member of the Estate Planning Council of New York City and a board member of the Foundation of the American Institute of Conservation. Recognizing her acute understanding of the art market and its many nuances, Spears Wealth Management named Annelien Best Art Advisor in 2014 and 2015. She has been interviewed by CNBC, Thomson Reuters, Barrons Asia, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Art + Auction, Investment Week and Private Asset Management.
Annelien has lectured at Christie’s Education, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and California College of the Arts, has written for Family Office Exchange, Spears Wealth Management, and Private Wealth Focus. Annelien has written three Ebooks which are available on amazon.com: ‘Managing relationships in the art market’, ’Art, the New Asset Class’ and ‘How to become a successful artist in 7 steps’.
David de Buck
David De Buck is a gallerist and owner of De Buck Gallery in New York City. Born in Ghent, Belgium, David first pursued a background in Economics and Business, initially working as a banker in Switzerland in order to gain key business experience before turning his full attention to art. Due to his parents’ involvement in the contemporary art world, David grew up personally knowing many top European artists, especially those belonging to the New Realist movement, including Christo, Niki de Saint Phalle, Arman, César. This early exposure had a significant impact on David and has played a critical role in his career in the arts. In 2008, his passion and dedication to the arts brought him to New York and soon after De Buck Gallery was founded. Since 2008, De Buck Gallery has expanded tremendously and currently has three locations: Chelsea New York, Antwerp Belgium and the South of France. De Buck Gallery’s artist roster reflects a broad range of international artists in both the primary and secondary markets. Ranging from emerging to mid-career, De Buck Gallery represents artists across a variety of media, including photographers, painters, light artists, and conceptual artists. The gallery is specifically interested in mid-century and Post-War masters, such as Alberto Biasi, Turi Simeti, Pino Pinelli, and Shozo Shimamoto. De Buck Gallery is participating in the Art Miami New York fair, located at booth A6. The booth features work by Alberto Biasi, Turi Simeti, and Shozo Shimamoto.