Geared toward the curious collector or inquisitive photographer, this class goes behind-the- scenes to offer personal conversations with prominent photography dealers across the US who represent a range of work from the ‘classics’ to contemporary to alternative process. During the first class, the instructor sets the stage, providing her inside perspective as a pioneer collector to discuss the questions collectors should ask a gallery and due diligence needed before buying a photograph -- from signature indications, limited vs. open editions, to negative vs print date. In each of the following four classes, dealers discuss the gallery’s "brand," how they discover new talent, the process for setting prices, and the challenges of running a gallery today.
24 January | Alice Sachs Zimet, President, Arts + Business Partners (NYC)
31 January | Kim Borus and Janice Guy, Co-Directors, Higher Pictures Generation (Brooklyn, NY)
7 February | Joshua Chuang, Director Photographs, Gagosian Gallery (NYC)
14 February | Stephen Bulger, Gallery Founder & Curator
21 February | Daphne Palmer, President of Fraenkel Gallery
Meet your host:
Alice Sachs Zimet
Alice Sachs Zimet is President, Arts + Business Partners, a consulting boutique which she founded in 1999 specializing in the fine art photography marketplace.
As a collector, advisor, and educator, Alice began to collect fine art photography in 1985 and has amassed a museum-quality collection of over 300 images from 20th Century masters to the present. Alice is Chair, Photography Curatorial Committee, Harvard Art Museums; Chair, Acquisitions Committee, International Center of Photography (ICP); board member, Magnum Foundation; Advisory Board Member: Center of Photography at Woodstock (CPW) and American Photography Archives Group (APAG). She is on Faculty at Christie’s Education, the ICP School and Maine Media College + Workshops, where she teaches workshops on how to collect photography and how photographers can better access the marketplace.
Zimet pioneered the field of corporate sponsorship as Director, Worldwide Cultural Affairs, The Chase Manhattan Bank (20 years) where she used the arts as a strategic marketing tool across 14 countries and 20 US cities, generating $2 Billion in new business for the bank. She is Adjunct Professor, New York University’s Graduate Program, Arts Administration teaching Corporate Sponsorship and the Arts. Alice holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Art History, began her career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and continues to live, work and collect in New York City.
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All virtual courses are delivered over Zoom with high quality sound & video. There will be an interactive Q & A with the academic as well as time for a group discussion through the lecture.
Recordings will be available to watch with unlimited playback for 14 days. Registrants will receive the viewing link following the class.
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