This informal and interactive talk by Jeffrey Boloten, Programme Leader – Art and Business Programme, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, will explore essential insights, and behind the scenes perspectives into the inner-workings of the much-publicised global art world. Key discussions will include:

- The reasons behind the expansion, and intense globalisation of the art market
- Why we have been experiencing such dramatic, and ongoing art world price increases over the past decade -         and how the record-shattering auction price of $450 million was actually achieved for Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi in   2017.
- The size, and incredible growth of the high-profile contemporary art sector
- How galleries, and auction houses operate, and
- Future trends in the vibrant online, new media, and emerging global markets environments
- The major impact of COVID-19 on the art world, and the resulting onward industry shifts and opportunities

Jeffrey will also present an introduction to Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, and an overview of the Art and Business Semester study abroad program

Jeffrey Boloten is Co-Founder and Managing Director of ArtInsight Ltd., the education partner of art market research firm, ArtTactic. He was a director with several leading international publishers, including Penguin Books, and has held posts at the Tate and as General Manager of a London art college. Boloten is a frequent speaker and lecturer at international art fairs and conferences on topics including the global art, photography, and art investment markets. He is a Founding Member of PAIAM, Professional Advisors to the International Art Market, and is on the Advisory Board of the Photo Shanghai Art Fair. MA, City University (UK); BComm, McGill University; LL.B, Osgoode Hall Law School (Canada).

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