Influential Art Collectors: From Post-War to Present with Sabry Amroussi

Influential Art Collectors: From Post-War to Present with Sabry Amroussi


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Description

A glorious celebration of the art scene, our conversation will recognize the characters whose passion and genius have made the art world what it is today and whose influence over the art of the future will be felt for many years. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek into some of this century’s most enigmatic collections of art, how they came into being, and what stories their masterpieces tell. 

After discussing many museum collections for Context, Sabry Amroussi now provides an extensive survey of contemporary art collecting. Beginning in Paris in 1945 at the end of the Second World War, we will chronicle the transition from France’s dominance of the art market pre-1945 to the rise of contemporary art and the American collecting boom. 

Sabry Amroussi charts the acquisitions of the leading collectors of our time in Europe, North America, and the Far East, and follows their tastes, whether in the Old Masters or the avant-garde, from the twentieth century into the twenty-first. 
About Your Expert

Sabry Amroussi is an art historian and writer living and working in Amsterdam. He specializes in the art of the Dutch Golden Age, mainly in the works of Rembrandt and his school, and has a keen interest in the Jewish history of Amsterdam. He lectures and teaches on both subjects and gives art historical tours all across Europe. As a true omnivore when it comes to art, culture, and even cuisine, he has worked with and for major museums and collectors, such as the LACMA, Rijksmuseum, van Gogh Museum and the P de Boer collection in Amsterdam. As a guide for Context, he is eager to share this knowledge in real life, always with a big scoop of humor, ofter intermingling art with social life, cuisine, and history.

Audience

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

Duration

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

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S.G. (Wilmette, US)
Fantastic!

Sabry's seminar was action packed and filled with so much fascinating information. Don't miss this seminar if it is repeated.

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C. (Stuttgart, DE)
Very Enjoyable!

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N.L. (Rhinebeck, US)
Dealing with Collectors of Postmodern Art

Sabry covered some early works in the collections of the collectors he presented, but paintings were especially modern and postmodern. Absorbing and intriguing detail, as usual, and a vigorous pace through 125 slides! The relations between the economics of collecting and the aesthetic and moral values implicit in doing so were subtly and appropriately rendered.

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J. (Vancouver, CA)
The collectors who believe in Artists and how they support them

Interesting topic = especially enjoyed that this was 20th/21st Century focus. How rich people can influence for good - sharing with others or less good by keeping the art away from the public.

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P.R. (Québec, CA)
Fresh and new

Learn about very influential collectors et see very rare paintings

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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(6)
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S
S.G. (Wilmette, US)
Fantastic!

Sabry's seminar was action packed and filled with so much fascinating information. Don't miss this seminar if it is repeated.

C
C. (Stuttgart, DE)
Very Enjoyable!

Guest did not leave comment

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N.L. (Rhinebeck, US)
Dealing with Collectors of Postmodern Art

Sabry covered some early works in the collections of the collectors he presented, but paintings were especially modern and postmodern. Absorbing and intriguing detail, as usual, and a vigorous pace through 125 slides! The relations between the economics of collecting and the aesthetic and moral values implicit in doing so were subtly and appropriately rendered.

J
J. (Vancouver, CA)
The collectors who believe in Artists and how they support them

Interesting topic = especially enjoyed that this was 20th/21st Century focus. How rich people can influence for good - sharing with others or less good by keeping the art away from the public.

P
P.R. (Québec, CA)
Fresh and new

Learn about very influential collectors et see very rare paintings