Artnet Talks: Why New York City Collectors Rule the Art Market—Now and Post-Pandemic

Join the free conversation on Zoom on November 30 at 5 p.m.

Artnet Talks is a new series of live conversations between artists, curators, gallerists, and arts professionals that brings an in-depth dimension to our usual coverage of the art world’s biggest stories.

A conversation between: art advisor Wendy Cromwell, creative business strategist and collectors Victoria Rogers and Susan Hort, moderated by Artnet News executive editor Julia Halperin.

When: Monday, November 30, 5 p.m. EST

Where: Zoom

Susan and Michael Hort; Victoria Rogers; and Wendy Cromwell.

Susan and Michael Hort; Victoria Rogers; and Wendy Cromwell.

It’s not an overstatement to say that New York City is the engine that powers the global art market. The inaugural New York Art Market Report—commissioned by organizers of the Independent art fair and Crozier Fine Arts and compiled by Arts Economics founder Clare McAndrew—determined that the Big Apple accounts for up to a whopping 90 percent of the total value of art transactions in the US. But who are the people behind these transactions, and how has living in the metropolis informed their approach? In other words, what defines and motivates a “New York collector”?

In this latest edition of Artnet Talks, three top collectors and an art advisor—all committed New Yorkers—take us behind the scenes of their experiences in the city, and tell us why they’re so sure it’s poised to bounce back from lockdown. 

An audience Q&A session will follow the chat. (Please note the time zone for the start time.)

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