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Art Auctions: Are they for you? Peeling back the curtain with an industry i...

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Cass Art

66-67 Colebrooke Row

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N1 8AB

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Are you intrigued by the fast and furious world of the art auction?

Does the very word, ‘auction’ hold a sense of glamour, mystery and allure that seems entirely removed your world? Do you want to find out how art auctions might be of benefit to your career but aren’t sure where to begin? And how about charitable auctions, anyway?

This talk for industry professionals - from early to mid-career, will demystify the subject. The aim is to provide you with the know-how to get involved if you so wish, not to mention feel empowered with knowledge to decline opportunities that aren’t up your street.


The talk will answer the following questions and much more:


  • How do galleries and artists work with auction houses (bricks and mortar as well as online auction sites)?

  • How does commission work for consigning pieces for sale, as well as for making purchases (for yourself and also on behalf of clients)?
  • At what stage of career might artists start seeing their pieces go to auction? And what are some requirements to have works consigned, such as track record in the industry, value of pieces and mediums?
  • Is it possible for dealers / agents to consign primary market pieces of contemporary artists they represent?
  • What happens to an artist’s reputation when a piece goes unsold?

  • And what happens to the value of art that sells for less than it does at commercial galleries?
  • How are estimates and reserves determined?
  • How does bidding actually play out in real life?
  • May anyone attend an auction and purchase works?
  • What are some of the advantages of buying and selling at auction?

  • How do charitable auction events work for artists and galleries? And is it possible for artists / dealers to cover costs and even make money with charitable auctions?
  • How do auctions set the mood for the art market and have influence upon financial trends?


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A Q&A session with the audience will follow the facilitated conversation.


TIMETABLE:
6.30 - 7.00pm: Arrivals, registration and networking*

7.00 - 8.30pm: Talk with Q&A

8.30 - 9.00pm: Open networking

9.00pm: Departures

*Attendees to this BSAA - CASS ART talk receive a special 10% discount on in-store shopping at CASS ART Islington on the day, prior to the event starting. Put together your art supplies shopping list and arrive early to take advantage of this talk bonus.

**The first 15 tickets to this talk are half-price!**


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

TOM BEST

Tom Best is an Auctioneer and Founder of The Auction Collective, a new initiative that works with unrepresented and emerging artists to run pop-up exhibitions and auctions.

Tom first caught the auction 'bug' at the age of nineteen, whilst selling fruit and veg at his local village hall. As a result, and after an Art History degree at St Andrews, he joined Christie’s to become a specialist in Impressionist & Modern art and later Post-War & Contemporary Art. He was also one of the youngest auctioneers to take to a Christie's rostrum.

In 2016, moved by the escalating crisis in Syria, Tom stepped away from the art world to join the humanitarian charity Start Network, before returning in 2018 with The Auction Collective.

Find out more https://theauctioncollective.com/

Connect with The Auction Collective on social media:

Facebook: @theauctioncollective / https://www.facebook.com/theauctioncollective/

Instagram: @theauctioncollective / https://www.instagram.com/theauctioncollective/

Twitter: @AucCollective / https://twitter.com/AucCollective


SUSAN J MUMFORD

A game-changer in the 21st Century art world, Susan's an entrepreneur, mentor, speaker, moderator and author. Her first foray into supporting industry professionals was in the form of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), which she established in 2010 while running a gallery in Soho, London. This was followed by the launch of Be Smart About Art, an online-accessible professional development platform that helps creative professionals thrive in a changing world. In late 2015, her first book was published in the name of BSAA's motto: `'Art is your life. Make it your living." While based in London, Susan spends notable periods around the UK and also in the USA and Continental Europe, delivering workshops and keynotes, mentoring creative professionals, facilitating panel discussions, judging art prizes and more.

Follow Susan on Instagram at @susanjmumford



ACCESS: This venue is wheelchair accessible with step-free access from side entrance on street. The event will take place on the 1st floor and a lift is available. Be aware there is little turning room in the lift. Please call ahead if you use a motorised wheelchair or think this might cause difficulty. Accessible toilets are on ground floor. Please see Tube and Buses information for transport access.

Tube: Nearest underground station is Angel. Nearest step free underground station is Highbury and Islington.

Buses: Aplenty! Nearest bus stop Packington Station, Islington Green.

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