Art as Investment: Panel Discussion

Dellasposa Gallery 30 April 2019
Dellasposa Gallery 2A Bathurst Street, London, W2 2SD 18:00 - 20:30

We are pleased to announce the new event from the Salon series is on the topic of Art as Investment


Our panel of experts will discuss the notion of art and asset for investment. The debate will question whether art can be considered an asset for investment. Discourse will also cover trends in the current art market with a forecast for the year ahead, key considerations of value in art, and strategies for collecting art. 


Guest Speakers: Sebastian Duthy of Art Market Research, and Stephanie Dieckvoss, Arts Management Consultant, Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, and Art Market Journalist


Moderator: Jessica McBride, Director and Co-Founder of Dellasposa  


Stephanie Dieckvoss joined the department of the Creative and Cultural Industries, Kingston School of Art, Kingston University, in September 2017 as senior lecturer and course director for the Art Market and Appraisal (Professional Practice) MA. She furthermore works as a lecturer at Central Saint Martins and teaches on Art History, Art Markets and Globalisation; and is a member of Sotheby's Institute of Art Online Faculty.


Before becoming an academic, she held numerous positions in the professional art market for more than a decade. She started out working for blue chip galleries in Europe as well as the US, before joining Frieze Art Fair as the first Fair Manager in 2003. From 2007 to 2009 she was co-director of the Art HK: Hong Kong International Art Fair and from 2012-2015 she was fair director of Art 13, Art14 and Art15, a fair for global art, in London. Her research interests centre around contemporary art markets, cultural globalisation and emerging markets and the art school as institution. She currently focuses her research on art fairs and powerand on private museums in emerging markets. She received a TECHNE PhD scholarship in 2018.


Sebastian Duthy is director of the company Art Market Research which was started by his father in 1978. As an investment analyst in the City of London, Sebastian’s father Robin noticed that, while conventional investments were intensely studied for past performance and future potential, no systematic analysis of the markets for art, antiques and collectibles had been undertaken. Working with the London School of Economics, Robin devised a methodology to accurately track price movements in these markets. In 1978, he published the first authoritative book on alternative investment using these indices. Art Market Research is hugely respected within the Art market and with financial journals as well as being used by HMRC’s Shares and Asset Valuation team to calculate fair market values on non-wasting chattels.

Before taking over from his father 5 years ago, Sebastian pursued a career in specialist factual and arts broadcasting. Recent credits include a natural history series for the BBC called Islands of Evolution and also as a producer on the BBC’s sweeping art history series Civilisations with Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusega. Having provided analysis of the art, antiques and collectible markets for 40 years, Sebastian and his business partner Veronika have launched a new online application to make it easy for anyone to create their own index using their service. 


Tickets: £15 per person


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