The Art Angle Podcast: What Does Connoisseurship Mean in the Digital Age?

This week, a special live recording of a talk featuring Dominique Lévy, Michael Diaz-Griffith, and Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan.

From left, Michael Diaz-Griffith, Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan, Dominique Lévy, and Andrew Goldstein. Photo: Jitske Nap. Courtesy of TEFAF.
From left, Michael Diaz-Griffith, Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan, Dominique Lévy, and Andrew Goldstein. Photo: Jitske Nap. Courtesy of TEFAF.

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What is connoisseurship, and what does it mean in the present day when Chat-GPT or even plain old Google can answer nearly any art historical question with a single keystroke?

It’s a question that lies in the heart of the art world and was the topic of an enlightening panel discussion titled aptly, “The Art of Connoisseurship: Cultivating Expertise in the 21st Century” at the 2023 edition of TEFAF New York last week, which was recorded for the Art Angle podcast.

On this week’s episode, we present a very special live recording of the conversation, moderated by Artnet News’s editor in chief Andrew Goldstein and featured Dominique Lévy, collector, advisor, gallerist, and co-founder of the newly launched gallery venture LGDR; Michael Diaz-Griffith, executive director and COO of the Design Leadership Network, and author of the forthcoming book, “The New Antiquarians: Young Collectors at Home” published by Phaidon/Monacelli in June 2023; and Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan, co-founder of the Leiden Collection—the world’s largest private collection of Rembrandt and Dutch Golden Age art—and chairman of the Electrum Group.


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