Speaker(s): Karen Boyer, Anne Huntington, Leon Benrimon
Collection Strategies: The Art of Collecting Art
Building an art collection can be confusing and intimidating.
As an art collector, it is easy to fall in love with numerous pieces across a variety of eras, mediums, subjects and price points. But how do you build a well-rounded collection that you can enjoy for years to come? In this blog post, we'll explore some different collection strategies that can help you get started.
The first step is to develop a focus for your collection. This will help you determine what kinds of pieces you should be on the lookout for. Once you have a focus, you can start to narrow your search and look for specific artists or styles that fit within your collecting goals. One common approach is to focus on a particular era or style of art. Another option is to focus on artists from a certain region or country.
Once you have determined your focus, the next step is to start acquiring pieces that fit within this area of interest. There are many ways to go about this, including purchasing artworks directly from galleries or dealers, bidding on pieces at auction, or even buying works directly from the artist themselves. The important thing is to take your time and do your research before making any purchases. With a little effort, you can find high-quality pieces that fit within your budget and help you build a well-rounded collection that you can enjoy for years to come.
Building a successful art collection takes time, effort and planning. But by taking the time to develop a focus for your collection and doing your research before making any purchases, you can start acquiring pieces that you will enjoy for years to come.
Panel Discussion: Karen Boyer, Anne Huntington and Leon Benrimon
Our experts will share collection strategies for emerging and experienced buyers. This panel is made up of Karen Boyer, a former hedge-fund executive and founder of a successful art advisory business; Anne Huntington, an avid collector and experienced art consultant; and Leon Benrimon, Heritage Auctions’ Director of Modern and Contemporary Art.
They explain how it’s easy to fall in love with numerous pieces across a variety of eras, mediums, subjects and price points.
Karen Boyer is a former hedge-fund executive who studied art history at the Sorbonne and later turned her love of New York’s galleries and emerging art scene into a successful art advisory business, Elements in Play. Working with both beginning and experienced collectors, Karen facilitates the development and refinement of her clients...
Anne Huntington is a collector based between Quogue, NYC and Saddle River, NJ. Anne is an art consultant for the Coalition for the Homeless’s ARTWALKNY benefit, the director of strategic partnerships for Huntington Learning Corporation and a curator of contemporary art shows. Anne began her career at David Zwirner, the Whitney Museum and Phillips (formerly Phillips de Pury & Company)....
Leon Benrimon, Heritage Auctions’ Director of Modern and Contemporary Art for its New York office, has spent his entire life in the art business, with parents who both own art galleries, and three siblings, all of whom also currently work in the art world. Prior to joining Heritage, Benrimon owned Benrimon Contemporary in New York, where he sold blue chip artworks on the secondary market in...