Vanity Fair's Michael Shnayerson in conversation with mega dealer Arne Glimcher - 92Y, New York

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Michael Shnayerson and Arne Glimcher on the Business of Contemporary Art

How does one spot the next Jeff Koons “Rabbit”? Is there such a thing as a contemporary masterpiece—or are the sky-high prices we’re seeing in auction houses a result of marketing? Are we approaching the first billion-dollar painting?

Michael Shnayerson, Vanity Fair contributing editor and author of the new book BOOM: Mad Money, Mega Dealers and the Rise of Contemporary Art, is joined by mega-dealer Arne Glimcher, whose new eight-story gallery opens in Chelsea the week of this talk, to explore how the art market has exploded in recent years. Drawing from stories in his book, they’ll share insights about Glimcher and his fellow mega-dealers—Larry Gagosian, David Zwirner, Iwan Wirth and more—as well as the artists who have risen to these vertigo-inducing heights. Join them for an illuminating and entertaining talk on the business of art.

Michael Shnayerson

Michael Shnayerson is a long-time contributing editor to Vanity Fair and the author of eight books on a range of non-fiction subjects, …

Arne Glimcher

Arne Glimcher founded Pace Gallery in 1960, quickly establishing an outstanding stable of artists which included Robert Indiana, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol …

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