Collecting in Today's Market

Thursday, January 29, 2009, 12:00 p.m.

The Schwab Room

Collecting contemporary art can certainly be a good investment. But given the current financial environment, is an art collection a sound asset, a pleasure, or both? In addition to discussing the way that economic shifts affect the art market, this special panel will share enduring strategies for researching and buying. Join four distinguished art professionals as they share insights on collecting art.


Gretchen Berggruen, owner, John Berggruen Gallery
Laura King Pfaff, chairman, Bonhams & Butterfields
Mary Zlot, art advisor
Peter Michael, collector
Moderator: Janet Bishop, curator of painting and sculpture, SFMOMA

Image: SFMOMA Art Auction 2008; photo courtesy Drew Altizer Photography