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.