Leslie Rankow Fine Arts

INTERNATIONAL ART ADVISORY SERVICE

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London September 4th, The Art Business Conference continues to grow both in attendance and relevance

 

IN A RECENT PODCAST PRODUCED BY ART AGENCY, PARTNERS, AN ALWAYS INFORMATIVE AND LIVELY FORUM, CHRISSIE ILES FROM THE WHITNEY MUSEUM, CAROLYN RAMO FROM ARTADIA, AND HAMAZA WALKER FROM LAXART, JOINED THE ARTICULATE EDITOR OF IN OTHER WORDS, CHARLOTTE BURNS, TO DISCUSS “ART ACROSS AMERICA”. THEY POSED THE VERY RELEVANT QUESTION OF WHERE GREAT ART IS BEING MADE IN AMERICA TODAY.  THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF CONVERSATION IN THE ART WORLD NOT ONLY ABOUT THE GLOBALIZATION OF THE ART MARKET (OLD NEWS) BUT ALSO ABOUT THE EXCELLENT QUALITY OF ART BEING MADE THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES OUTSIDE OF THE MAJOR MARKET HUBS AND THE INCREASING SUPPORT BY COLLECTORS AND CURATORS OF THE INNOVATIVE ART OF THE REGIONS.

IT IS NO SURPRISE, THEREFORE, THAT LOUISE HAMLIN, FOUNDER AND ORGANIZER OF THE UNIQUE ART BUSINESS CONFERENCE HAS FOCUSED ON THIS SUBJECT FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE MOST POPULAR AND TALKED ABOUT TOPIC OF ALL, THE ART FAIR.  THE NEXT ART BUSINESS CONFERENCE THAT TAKES PLACE IN LONDON ON SEPTEMBER 4th AT THE CHURCH HOUSE CONFERENCE CENTER IN WESTMINSTER, LONDON, GATHERS TOGETHER SENIOR ART MARKET PROFESSIONALS, GALLERISTS, ADVISORS, LEGAL EXPERTS, ART FAIR DIRECTORS AND COLLECTORS. EACH YEAR IT BECOMEs MORE AND MORE POPULAR AND CONTINUES TO GROW BOTH WITH AN INCREASE IN ATTENDANCE AND AN AGENDA FILLED WITH FIERCELY KNOWLEDGEABLE EXPERTS IN EVERY AREA OF THE ART MARKET.

http://www.artagencypartners.com/podcast/art-across-america-with-chrissie-iles-carolyn-ramo-and-hamza-walker/

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THE LRFA BLOG AND LOUISE, AFTER OUR “LUNCH BREAK” AND A CHANCE TO LEARN ABOUT LOUISE’S PROFESSIONAL HISTORY IN THE ART WORLD AND THE HISTORY OF THE CONFERENCE, WILL RESUME THE AGENDA FOR THE FORTHCOMING CONFERENCE.

13.00 – 14.00: Lunchtime discussion tables and buffet lunch served in the Business Pavilion and Media Pavilions sponsored by Richard Nicholson, Willis Towers Watson 

Dirk Boll
President, Christie’s EMERI

THE FIRST TOPIC WILL ADDRESS THE CURRENT MARKET, AND THE SURGE OF ONLINE AUCTION PURCHASES IN THE DECORATIVE ARTS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF CHRISTIE’S EMERI. THE COLLECTION OF PEGGY AND DAVID ROCKEFELLER AT CHRISTIE’S IS A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE WAY THE AUCTION HOUSE HAS USED BOTH LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTIONS TO THEIR ADVANTAGE AND TO ACHIEVE ASTONISHING RESULTS FOR THE ROCKEFELLER ESTATE NOT ONLY WITH THE MASTERPIECES OF FINE ART BUT ALSO WITH THE ENORMOUS CUMULATIVE COLLECTION OF DECORATIVE ARTS AND FURNITURE INHERITED AND WELL AS COLLECTED BY PEGGY AND DAVID ROCKEFELLER.

14.00 – 14.20: Why brown is the new black?  Whether new audiences coming to auctions online, or a re-birth for the decorative arts sector, there are exciting developments impacting the way in which people are engaging with collecting today. Christie’s has been instrumental in shaping opinions and influencing a new appreciation for heirlooms in recent months.  As tastes evolve, Dirk Boll, President of Christies’s EMERI, discusses current trends and shares predictions for the future of collecting with Anna Brady (The Art Newspaper).

Anna Brady
The Art Newspaper

FROM THE RENOVATION AT THE FRICK TO THE COSTUME INSTITUTE AT THE MET, AND THOSE ARE ONLY IN NEW YORK, THE TOPIC OF REVENUE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MUSEUMS IN THE 21st CENTURY IS NOT ONLY RELEVANT BUT CRUCIAL. LOUISE HAS JOINED TOGETHER AN ESTEEMED PANEL OF INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM CURATORS TO EXPLORE THIS SUBJECT.

14.20 – 15.20: The Entrepreneurial Museum: With contributions from the Royal Academy of Arts, the Van Gogh Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, this international panel will explore, in the wake of funding cuts, what are the new revenue opportunities for museums?  This will also explore how museums are working more closely with the art trade together with a focus on travelling exhibitions, with new data and research on the growth of the travelling exhibitions market globally.  Speakers: Charles Saumerez Smith (Royal Academy), Jessica Litwin  (National Portrait Gallery), Milou Halbesma (Van Gogh Museum), Louise Steward  (National Portrait Gallery),  Bernardine Brocker Wieder (Vastari) and moderated by Jane Morris (Culture Shock Media & The Art Newspaper).

Milou Halbesma
Director Public Affairs
Van Gogh Museum

AS THE VALUE OF ART HAS INCREASED AND THE NUMBER OF COLLECTORS, NASCENT AND ESTABLISHED, CONTINUES TO GROW, THE ISSUE LEGAL RIGHTS AND SOLUTIONS AFFECTS EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THE BUSINESS OF ART.

Adrian Parkhouse
Farrer & Co
Chair, Art & Heritage Group

15.20 – 16.20: Comparative Art Law: Arbitrate, Mediate or Litigate? This session brings together a panel of art law experts from the UK and Germany to explore a series of art law cases and possible art law solutions, whether through arbitration, mediation or litigation. Speakers: Nicola Wallace (4 Paper Buildings), Richard Edwards QC  (3 Verulam Buildings), Friederike Grafin von Bruhl (K&L Gates) and moderated by Adrian Parkhouse  (Farrer & Co)

16.20 – 16.40: Refreshment break in the Business Pavilion and Media Lounge 

James Green
David Zwirner Gallery

THE CHANGES IN THE ART FAIR AND THE INVOLVEMENT IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND CHALLENGING SOCIAL AND POLITICAL TIMES WILL CLOSE THIS CONFERENCE.

16.40 – 17.40:  The Evolving Art Fair. This panel discussion will explore how art fairs are evolving into new geographical areas, working with local communities and also working in some challenging political/economic climates.  Our panellists will discuss the question of market saturation of the art fair model and the session will ultimately explore the insights and dynamics of the art fair business model and all that is involved in putting together a successful art fair. Speakers: Jagdip Jagpal  (India Art Fair), Touria El Glaoui  (1:54), James Green  (David Zwirner) and Kamiar Maleki (Contemporary Istanbul), moderated by Melanie Gerlis  (Financial Times)  

17:40: Closing address

18.00 – 19.00: Evening networking drinks in the Business Pavilion and Media lounge 

19.00: Conference close


IN OUR NEXT LRFA BLOG, WE LOOK FORWARD TO RESUMING OUR INTERVIEW WITH LOUISE HAMLIN, FOUNDER OF THE ART BUSINESS CONFERENCE, ON ALL OF THESE TOPICS AND MORE.

PLEASE JOIN US!

 

A force for good: The Art Business Conference with founder Louise Hamlin

Louise Hamlin
Founder and Director
The Art Business Conference

ART CONFERENCES AND PANELS ABOUND, USUALLY HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN ART FAIR, OR A MUSEUM ASSOCIATION OR ACADEMIC GATHERING SUCH AS THE COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION WHICH ANNUALLY BRINGS TOGETHER SCHOLARS IN THE FIELD OR CONVERSATIONS AT MIAMI ART BASEL WHICH FEATURES PANEL DISCUSSIONS WITH LEADING ARTISTS, COLLECTORS AND GALLERISTS.

THE ART BUSINESS CONFERENCE, HOWEVER, IS UNIQUE IN ADDRESSING THE CONCERNS OF EVERY ASPECT OF THE ARTS FROM A BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE. LEADING LAWYERS WHO SPECIALIZE IN INTERNATIONAL ART AND CULTURAL PROPERTY ISSUES, HEADS OF ARTIST ESTATE FOUNDATIONS, GLOBAL INSURANCE BROKERS, INTERNATIONAL ART SHIPPING AND TRANSPORT EXPERTS, FOUNDERS OF INTERNET ART PLATFORMS SUCH AS ARTSY, ART FAIR ORGANIZERS SUCH AS THE DISTINGUISHED CHAIRMAN OF MASTERPIECE, LONDON SERVE ON PANELS ORGANIZED BY FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, LOUISE HAMLIN, AND ADDRESS THE TOPICS THAT CONCERN EVERYONE IN THE ART WORLD. THE DISCUSSIONS, BOTH PROVOCATIVE AND EDUCATIONAL, AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES KEEP US INFORMED AND CURRENT ON THE BUSINESS OF ART.

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THE LRFA BLOG IS DELIGHTED TO WELCOME LOUISE HAMLIN, FOUNDER OF THE ART BUSINESS CONFERENCE AND ART MARKET MINDS.

THE ART BUSINESS CONFERENCE IS AN EXTRAORDINARY PLATFORM TO GAIN EXPERTISE IN EVERY ASPECT OF THE BUSINESS OF ART FROM EXPERT PANELISTS GATHERED TOGETHER  BY LOUISE HAMLIN, FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR. INITIATED IN LONDON IN 2014 AND HELD IN NEW YORK AS WELL FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS, IT IS THE LEADING FORUM TO DISCUSS THE KEY ISSUES THAT CONCERN OUR GLOBAL ART MARKET. THE ROSTER OF KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AND THE SUBJECTS UNDER DISCUSSION ARE TIMELY, INFORMATIVE AND INVALUABLE IN PROVIDING INSIGHT FOR RUNNING AN ART BUSINESS OR FOR COLLECTING WITH SKILL AND INSIGHT.

LOUISE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING TIME FROM YOUR VERY BUSY SCHEDULE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE LRFA BLOG.

WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND IN THE ARTS? WHAT WAS YOUR CAREER PATH PRIOR TO ORGANIZING THE ART BUSINESS CONFERENCES IN LONDON AND NEW YORK?

I studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute and worked for The Art Newspaper for 14 years, ultimately as Head of Sales, before starting Art Market Minds in 2014, the business behind the Art Business Conference.  My whole career has been in the Art world and I have been lucky enough to work with a great many people from a wide variety of businesses within it.

HOW DOES THE ART BUSINESS CONFERENCE SUPPORT AND ADD TO THE BUSINESS OF THE PROFESSIONALS THAT ATTEND?

The professionals who attend the conference come from a broad range of businesses across the art market.  The conference provides the opportunity not just to learn about different issues in the market but hopefully offers practical insight and guidance to art businesses and those running an art collection today.  It is also a good opportunity for delegates to meet with one another, network, and actively tap into each others’ expertise.

WHO IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE AND WHAT IS THE MAIN FOCUS OF THE CONFERENCE?

Senior Art Market professionals are the target audience but the conference is open to anyone who works or is interested in working in the Art Market.  The main focus of the conference is to bring together art market professionals to discuss the key issues affecting the global art world and to share insights. All our delegates are busy working professionals, so we have to offer something that not only educates but provides plenty of opportunities to network. 

Protecting the Artist’s Legacy
Art Business Conference

FOR THE GALLERY OWNER, PRIVATE DEALER OR ADVISOR, WHAT ARE TOPICS OF SPECIAL INTEREST?

You have highlighted right there the diverse range of people who work in the Art Market but my hope is that the areas of special interest we cover have broad appeal: whether a gallery owner or an advisor, listening to, and meeting with, specialist service providers including lawyers, insurers and curators,  shippers, art storage providers and IT security experts, will be at the very least, thought-provoking and at best, inspire best practice across the art market.

FOR THE COLLECTOR, WHAT ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CONFERENCE?

The conference wants to be a force for good in today’s art market. When the art trade is covered in the press, it is more often covering negative stories. The conference aims to promote best practice in the industry and hopefully this sends a positive message to collectors or new investors in art. There are also practical aspects the conference offers for collectors, as we have a number of exhibitors in our Business Pavilion in both London and New York who offer services to the collector.  In New York 2018, there was Sandra Liotus Lighting Design, offering bespoke lighting solutions for all kinds of delicate art work; the Art Loss Register which can provide full searches on works of art; Veevart and Synergy Associates that build secure IT platforms for data and collection management.

Stolen: The Gallery of Missing Masterpieces
Julian Radcliffe, the head of the Art Loss Register in London, has been the consultant adviser on this important project.

IN OUR NEXT LRFA BLOG, LOUISE WILL DETAIL THE FORTHCOMING 5th LONDON ART BUSINESS CONFERENCE ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2018, AT THE CHURCH HOUSE CONFERENCE CENTRE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON.

BOOK YOUR RESERVATION NOW!

The Clarion List: an indispensable companion to the art of collecting

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THE IDEA FOR THE LRFA BLOG WAS PROMPTED BY THE SALE OF A WORK TO A CLIENT IN THE MIDWEST FROM A EUROPEAN DEALER IN WHICH MANY PRACTICAL THINGS WENT WRONG, ALL RIGHTED IN THE END THANKS TO THE DECENCY OF BOTH BUYER AND SELLER. THIS INCIDENT INSPIRED THE PURPOSE OF THE LRFA BLOG: TO SEEK OUT THE EXPERTISE OF THE REMARKABLE COLLEAGUES, GALLERISTS, AUCTION SPECIALISTS, AND SERVICE COMPANIES THAT SUPPORT THE ART WORLD OF COLLECTORS, ART ADVISORS, AND GALLERISTS. AT THE TIME, THE ART OF LEARNING WITH WHOM TO WORK WAS EXPERIENTIAL. NO SINGLE, VETTED, SOURCE EXISTED TO PROVIDE THE HUGE SCOPE OF EXPERTISE AND SERVICES THAT IS REQUIRED IN THE PROCESS OF ACQUIRING OR DEACCESSIONING ARTWORKS.

NOW, GRATEFULLY, WE HAVE THE CLARION LIST!

THE CLARION LIST WAS LAUNCHED FOR THE SINGULAR PURPOSE OF PROVIDING THIS TYPE OF INFORMATION, AND SO MUCH MORE.  THIS 21st CENTURY ONLINE DATABASE FEATURES A VERY BROAD RANGE OF 35 ART SERVICE CATEGORIES FROM THE PRACTICAL (ART TRANSPORT,  INSTALLATION, FRAMING, ETC.) TO THE HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED (ART FUNDS, ART LAWYERS, ACCOUNTANTS AND ESTATE SPECIALISTS).  MOST SIGNIFICANTLY, THE DIRECTORY PROVIDES A RATINGS AND REVIEW SYSTEM THAT EVALUATES THE QUALITY OF SERVICE OF EACH PROVIDER.

https://www.clarionlist.com/

 

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THE LRFA BLOG IS VERY PLEASED TO CONTINUE ITS CONVERSATION WITH CLARION LIST’S CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, JESSICA PAINDIRIS.

JESSICA, WE LIVE IN A TIME ABUNDANT WITH START UP IDEAS FOR ONLINE COMPANIES. HOW DID THE CLARION LIST DISTINGUISH ITSELF AND, IN JUST OVER A YEAR, GAIN THE MOMENTUM AND ATTENTION IT CURRENTLY ENJOYS?

A big reason we’ve gained momentum so quickly is that the art world is very receptive to our idea! We’re constantly fielding inquires to be added to the list or to expand our database to new markets. Even veteran art world insiders understand the need for the accessibility, transparency, and accountability that The Clarion List provides.

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Also, our timing is right – more and more collectors are entering the market especially with “entry level” purchases, often by buying online which cuts them off from traditional referral sources. The art market is going global – art collectors are traveling and needing services in new markets. Finally, the “collaborative economy” is mainstream – most people are used to review sites – like Yelp, Tripadvisor and more – and used to researching companies online before making hiring decisions.

WHAT WAS YOUR MOTIVATION IN LAUNCHING THIS DATABASE?

The 21st-century collector – both established and new – demands transparency, accountability and online accessibility to information. And, art companies want to reach new clients online more efficiently.

WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE CLARION LIST?

Our mission is very simple: give art collectors who are looking for art services access to a list of service professionals in a given market and to supplement their research with feedback from these vendors’ clients and colleagues. In other words, we want to reveal what was once hidden behind closed doors and change the established, inefficient word-of-mouth system of sourcing vendors.

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WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE TO JOIN THE DIRECTORY AS AN ART SERVICE PROVIDER?

If not already listed, an art service company can contact us (contact@clarionlist.com). We review all inquiries individually; if it meets our listing criteria (location & category) then we add the listing for free.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR AN ART ADVISOR OR CONSULTANT INTERESTED IN JOINING THE DIRECTORY?

Same procedure as above! We endeavor to respond to all inquiries within 1 to 2 business days.

THE CLARION LIST PROVIDES A VERY COMPREHENSIVE ONLINE DATABASE. HOW DOES THE DIRECTORY RESEARCH THE RECOMMENDED PROVIDERS TO BE CERTAIN THEY ARE QUALIFIED AND RELIABLE?

Our business model is to give collectors a list of options and to let real clients & colleagues leave feedback via reviews. A company may have a beautiful website or be extremely friendly when you meet with them at an art fair, but that does not mean they have the best expertise, client service or competitive fees. It is impossible for a single person to vet all 4,000+ listings, but real clients and colleagues of the listed companies are doing the vetting via reviews. We have many companies with glowing reviews, but also have other companies with the opposite. As The Clarion List grows, so too will our number of reviews – better enabling collectors to choose the right provider for them.

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YOU HAVE ORGANIZED THE DIRECTORY TO TARGET NOT ONLY CATEGORIES OF SERVICE BUT ALSO LOCATION, NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES AND YEARS IN BUSINESS. IT MAKES IT INVALUABLE.

WHAT ARE THE CATEGORIES OF SERVICE? DO YOU FIND THAT THE DEMAND FOR SPECIFIC AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INPUT DIFFER FROM STATE TO STATE?

Our goal was to create a searchable and sortable database, not just a A-Z list. We have 35 categories – from art consultants, galleries, appraisers, private dealers, storage companies, conservators to more niche categories like art lighting firms, lenders, leasing companies, PR specialists and more. Many categories also have subcategories, so you can sort out impressionist & modern specialists from old master specialists, for example.

Across the board, art consultants, appraisers, transport/storage/logistics companies, art galleries and private dealers searches see the most traffic; but then again, those are categories also have the most listings.

IN THE NEXT POST, JESSICA WILL PROVIDE DESCRIBE SEVERAL USER PROFILES AND THE INNUMERABLE WAYS IN WHICH THE CLARION LIST CAN BE OF SERVICE.

WE WELCOME QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS, SO PLEASE,  FIRE AWAY!