What ‘Good Taste’ Looks Like in 2024

Andrew Russeth moderated a panel featuring Eleanor Cayre, Ebony L. Haynes, and Adam Charlap Hyman.

From left: Andrew Russeth, Eleanor Cayre, Ebony L. Haynes, and Adam Charlap Hyman. Photo © Jitske Nap courtesy of TEFAF.

What is a connoisseur? Who can be one? What role do they play in shaping tastes of the art market and the large expanse of art history?

There’s perhaps no better place to ask these kind of questions than at TEFAF, the many splendored Dutch fair where art, antiquities, and antiques take center stage. Each spring, the event returns to New York City and a swath of visitors—international and local, new and returning, celebrity and, well, not—flock to the storied Park Avenue Armory. Last week amid those festivities, as dealers sold every kind of treasure from ancient Roman sculptures to contemporary Korean paintings, Artnet and TEFAF hosted a panel  featuring three experts discussing the state of connoisseurship today, and how a new generation of collectors is approaching that field.

This week, listen to a recorded version of that lively conversation moderated by Artnet Pro Editor Andrew Russeth, joined by Adam Charlap Hyman, Principal at Charlap Hyman & Herrero; Eleanor Cayre, Art Advisor, Cayre Art Group; and Ebony L. Haynes, Senior Director, David Zwirner & Director, 52 Walker. 

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