This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.
Dr. Montgomery's expertise as a former employee at an auction house really pays off in this seminar. He is (as usual) well-organized and engaging as he leads us through the history and current state of auction houses. I've read about a few auctions since this seminar, and I'm pleased to have a better understanding of the process, lingo, and pricing. I'm also likely to venture into an auction house when I see one, now that I know it's perfectly public viewing ahead of the event. Highly recommended seminar.
Dr. Montgomery gives a fascinating seminar on the world of auction houses based upon his years working in the business. I knew very little about how auction houses operated and how they fit into the larger world of fine art. Dr. Montgomery provided an insider's view of how the business work. It was very engaging talk. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
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As usual Dr Montgomery "delivers the goods." This seminar was informative and interesting of course but it was also practical, nitty gritty, gossipy fun. Realizing I have used some descriptive words here that Americans would not find offensive
....I do apologize if other cultures might. We in the Colonies do love people giving us "the real scoop" and in a conservative but fun way that is what is what I experienced.....and it was delightful. I am now very ready to begin broadening my cultural experience in NYC by visiting Sotheby's and Christie's show room presentations before they are put up for auction! Very exciting.
Very interesting! I will definitely visit the auction houses now.