Speaker(s): Lisa Austin, Jessica Davidson, Nica Gutman Rieppi

The Habits of Successful Collectors


Whether you are buying out of personal passion or as a financial investment, it is important to ask the right questions to the right people, at the right time.

The art market is complex so it’s important to understand its many and varied risks to stay informed when making a purchasing decision. Our expert panel offer tips and techniques for successful collecting.

Please take note that this session took place live during the 1AN Symposium at Art New York.


Lisa Austin

As principal of Lisa Austin and Associates (LA&A), Lisa Austin has more than thirty years experience as fine art advisor to individuals and institutions, including 12 years as in-house curator for Southeast Bank, N.A., formerly Florida’s largest banking corporation. The firm’s practice includes private client acquisitions and corporate projects on a national and global scale. LA&A...

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Jessica Davidson

Jessica Davidson is the Director of Sales and Business Development at Bidsquare, a curated online auction platform where collectors can explore and bid on an authenticated selection of fine art and antiques from over 100 premier auction houses. Jessica has 9 years of combined experience in commercial gallery operations and e-commerce technology, with a focus on contemporary art sales and the...

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Nica Gutman Rieppi

Nica Gutman Rieppi is the Manager of US Operations for Art Analysis and Research (US) LLC, which specializes in the technical study of paintings using technical art history and science-based analytical approaches. She obtained a BA in Art History and French at Emory University, Atlanta, before studying for her MA and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation at the State University...

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