Corporate Art Collections (Hardcover)

A Handbook to Corporate Buying

By Charlotte Appleyard

Lund Humphries, 9781848220713, 160pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2012

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This new volume in the series of Handbooks in International Art Business published in association with Sotheby's Institute of Art offers a timely guide to the history, nature and importance of corporate collecting and the different reasons for starting and maintaining corporate collections, including investment, cultural cachet, and asset diversification. Based on interviews with the curators, consultants and investors who run such collections, and more extended case studies of important collections, the book concludes with an examination of when corporate collecting becomes a liability and the market-impact of deaccessioning, looking ahead to the future of corporate collecting.

About the Author

Charlotte Appleyard is Head of Patrons and Keeper's House Launch at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. She previously worked as Director of Development at Outset Contemporary Art Fund, and in the curatorial departments at The National Gallery in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She has contributed pieces on art and visual culture to The Spectator, The Art Newspaper, Literary Review and Huffington Post. James Salzmann is a director of Gurr Johns Ltd, the international fine art advisory firm. He began his career in the arts in the silver and twentieth-century design departments of Sotheby's auction house, and has held strategic development positions there and at the contemporary auction firm of Phillips de Pury & Company.