April 20, 2020

Sotheby’s and contemporary Art

Sotheby's & Contemporary Art

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Priceless! The value of Contemporary Art. For many people, art belongs in a museum, others add it to their collection, and some consider it purely an investment. But what is Contemporary Art? It can be determined by financial, cultural and social influences. In today’s world artists such as Jeff Koons, Banksy and Damien Hirst have tackled the consumer society with ground-breaking works for which collectors are willing to pay top dollar. Can we ever fully understand the contemporary art market? Sotheby’s will provide an insight into the international art world, the (online) auction process and its various economic aspects.

Date: Thursday June 18 from 20.00u-21.15u

Location: Online, you will receive a link on June 18

Costs: Free of charge

Comment: The lecture will be taught in English

Marlous Mostrous-Jens joined the Sotheby’s Amsterdam team as Director, Business Development after working in London as Senior Client Strategist and Director in Sotheby’s European Chairmen’s Office. Marlous has over 10 years’ experience in the international art world, she started her career in London at the Fine Art Fund Group whilst completing her Master’s in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Thereafter she was the Client Strategy Manager for Contemporary Art at Christie’s where she also became, at 25, the youngest auctioneer the auction house had ever had.

Oene Dijk studied Art and Architectural History at the University of Groningen. He has worked for the Netherlands Architecture Institute, the province of South Holland and for various architectural firms. He is currently a lecturer in Art and Architectural History at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, Groningen and Tilburg and the Gerrit Rietveld Acade. In addition, he publishes on art and architectural history and theory for various websites and magazines and organizes various architecture excursions in the Netherlands and abroad.

We are very proud to present our guest speaker Freddy Insinger! He has lived between Amsterdam, New York and London for much of his life. Not from a contemporary art collecting background, Insinger has discovered art for himself, becoming a frequent attendee of the major art fairs and an ambassador of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. He is particularly interested in emerging American painters, promoting them on his influential Instagram account (@thefreddyshow). Besides collecting, Insinger works as a private art dealer.

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