Collecting Pre-Contemporary Art Online | New ways to look, learn and buy

The coronavirus lockdown hit has forced us all to recalibrate how we view, collect and sell art as exhibitions, auctions and even art fairs have been forced online—and fast. It’s a steep learning curve for both buyers and sellers in all fields, but particularly for those in the traditionally analogue world of pre-contemporary art, where issues of provenance, authenticity and trust are all the more complex, and the audience perhaps less digitally savvy.

Our panel of experts will discuss the challenge of becoming “digital connoisseurs”, taking in the latest developments, good and bad, in the shift to online, the questions to ask and pitfalls to avoid when buying historical art via jpegs, and the big question of whether you should you ever buy a work sight unseen, even now?
 
- Moderator | Anna Brady
(Art Market Editor, The Art Newspaper)
- Katrin Bellinger (Collector)
- Philip Hewat-Jaboor (Chairman, Masterpiece)
- Philip Mould (Art dealer, writer & broadcaster)
- Orlando Rock (Chairman, Christie’s UK)

Donate to the Masterpiece Cultural Fund
Masterpiece is dedicated to supporting our Cultural Partners and as such is offering unlimited, free access to all artworks, conversations and content during Masterpiece Online at masterpiecefair.com this year. In return, we ask that you consider donating to the Masterpiece Cultural Fund to support museums in the UK, US and Asia, which have been impacted by forced closures.

This year the proceeds will be shared equally among all those cultural institutions that are offering their expertise to Masterpiece Online, via our Talks Programme and Editorial. Masterpiece is pledging to donate an additional 25% of the total raised by 31 July.
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