Making the segue into the art-world can, as we adamantly recall, be daunting. How exactly is art valued, bought, sold, appreciated, collected… and so on and so fourth.
Salient questions all young collectors ask; which ‘Christy’s All Access Workshops’ now seek to answer. The prestigious Christy’s (King Street, London) have planned a series of six introductory monthly talks at their King Street casa which provide, their website claims, ‘an exclusive view to the inner workings of the art and auction worlds. Step behind the scenes for an up-close and personal look at objects in our warehouses and enjoy exclusive, private tours led by our specialists.’
Sounds promising, sounds reputable.
We followed our fiendish art gut and ‘stepped behind the scenes’ of their ‘How to Auction’ talk in June. To test if the proof really was in the paint-pot.
At 18:30 we arrived, welcomed with champagne and an intimate crowd of 10. The talk reinforced prior knowledge was fun, educational.
Here’s the 5 points we thought most useful to a newbie: