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The Art of Collecting Art
Speaker(s): Anne Huntington, Karen Boyer, Leon Benrimon
Recorded at: Art Southampton 2015

The Art of Collecting Art

Building an art collection can be confusing and intimidating. Our experts will share strategies for emerging and experienced buyers.

Talk Details

It’s easy to fall in love with numerous pieces across a variety of eras, mediums, subjects and price points. Our experts will share strategies for emerging and experienced buyers.


Speaker Details


Anne Huntington

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). Anne founded AMH Industries, the creative agency for contemporary culture, in 2010. Anne is a co-chair of the Young Collectors Council at the Guggenheim Museum, a founding member of the Future Leaders Council at the Whitney Museum, on the Art Advisory Board for the Coalition for the Homeless, on the Chairman’s Council of Teaching Matters, a member of New Arts Dealers Alliance, involved with the Parrish Art Museum, Watermill Center, New York Academy of Art and various other cultural institutions. Anne serves on the executive committee for Colgate University’s Alumni Council. Anne graduated cum laude from Colgate University in Art History and Anthropology. Selected press includes Interview Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, W Magazine, The New York Times, Hamptons Magazine, Gotham Magazine,,,, and

Leon Benrimon

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 association with historical exhibitions, while dedicating himself to representing and supporting emerging, established and mid-career Contemporary artists working in a variety of mediums. He received his Master’s Degree at Christie’s Education in New York and worked at family owned galleries on Fifth and Madison Avenues at David Benrimon Fine Art. His specialty is working with new collectors and post-war artists – such as Warhol, Lichtenstein, Prince, Basquiat, Longo, Kusama Haring, Murakami and Hirst, among others.


Karen Boyer

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’ styles and tastes through her expertise in the art market and knowledge of blue-chip and emerging artists. She is sought after for her skill in successfully blending both scholarship and investment in building an art collection. A background in finance and law gives her familiarity and comfort in working with high-net-worth buyers and sellers. Karen has been featured and interviewed in publications covering the market, including artnet News, Artspace, Private Asset Management, Worth and, most recently, Barron’s. Karen is based in New York City and covers the market internationally.

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