On Thursday, February 5, Rick joined a notable group of art professionals and scholars at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY for a panel discussion addressing issues in the art market today, Collecting Art in an Altered World. Rick moderated the discussion. The panelists were Teddy Greenspan, of Tag-Arts, a contemporary art advisory service, Marion Maneker, editor of ArtMarketMonitor.com, a daily blog on news of the art world and Lisa Schiff of Schiff Fine Art, a New York and LA-based art advisor and curator. The event was sold out, with an eager and active audience of collectors and museum supporters. The discussion lasted a little over an hour and covered such topics as the role that the auction houses have played in the current economic state of the art market through guarantees and advances; what opportunities for collectors are opening up due to the economic downturn; and how will art fairs affect the market from now on. Pictured left to right are: Lisa Schiff, Marion Maneker, Teddy Greenspan, Rick Wester.
Image: © Margaret Fox Photography, 2009