How do you know what you like? How do you know what's good? Is there a difference?
Part 1: "The Intelligent Collector" - Intro to Collecting 101
Collecting contemporary art is a passion, some say an obsession. What are some of the key points in starting to collect? What are some of the pitfalls easy to avoid with a few simple rules of engagement? Why collecting contemporary is unlike collecting anything else? What are artists doing today that exemplifies the times in which we live, and why that's an important consideration when buying....
Join Gertrude's first Salon with Sue Stoffel to discuss these and many other questions amidst her remarkable collection. Through this and the entire Emerging Art Collector Series, Sue will share her extensive experience, her journey through the world of art and her passion for collecting. This Salon series will certainly educate and inspire our community. More on Sue and her collection below.
A Passion for Art: An Emerging Art Collector Series
About the artist
Knowledgeable and articulate, Sue Stoffel brings twenty-five years of professional art experience and market expertise to the contemporary art world. She is deeply qualified to engage participants in experiences by which they gain deeper knowledge of contemporary art, discover trends in the art market, and develop the understanding of art in an historical context as well as in terms of its relevance to today’s world. Sue Stoffel has long been involved with a broad range of New York’s visual arts institutions in a variety of roles: patron, trustee, event planner, fund raiser, docent, educator and board development consultant. Board memberships have included the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Creative Time. Sue holds an MA in Arts Management from Columbia University and was curator of a corporate collection focused on photography from 2005-2008. She has been a longstanding member of the Contemporary Art Council of the Museum of Modern Art in NY.
Since 2005 Stoffel, has been working extensively with private collectors from all over the world in acquisition, sales and collections management. Fluent in German and French, Sue has a global interest in emerging artists and passionately supports their work. She is a respected figure in the contemporary art world and remains current with the ever-evolving venues for new art.