ART BUSINESS SUMMIT 2018
In 2014 she published Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century (Lund Humphries) and in 2018 published her second book, Dark Side of the Boom: The excesses of the art market in the 21st century (Lund Humphries.
In addition to her specialisation in the art market, Adam is particularly interested in emerging cultural centres. She lectures at Sotheby’s Institute in London and participates on panels about the market: she is a board member of Talking Galleries, patron of the Association of Women Art Dealers and member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).
Doug brings a unique perspective to the art market from his life-long interest in art, business, and finance. He most recently served as President of the Americas for Christie’s, where he was responsible for all aspects of the business and senior client relationships in North and South America. He was a member of the Global Transactions Management Committee that reviewed and approved all major consignment deals, including the economic terms offered to consignors.
Doug is the author of the best-selling book Art Collecting Today: Market Insights for Everyone Passionate about Art, published in April 2017. The book received outstanding reviews in the Economist, the London Financial Times and New York Times, among other publications.
Freya has a wealth of experience as Senior Legal Counsel for Christie’s London with the responsibility for art lending and all legal aspects of auction and private sale consignments and sales. Prior to this, she worked as Vice-President of Barclay’s Investment Bank as a Prime Brokerage and Equity Derivatives lawyer based in London and New York, her work included the areas of fixed income and equity financing (cash and synthetic) to include futures, clearing, regulation and cash equities.
Freya has the fortune of combining her experience as both a finance and art market lawyer over the last 12 years, to head an exciting and challenging business at the forefront of the art market, working with fascinating clients, investors and art specialists.
Her legal experience and research will give the audience an accurate view of the international art investment market.
William has a background in technically demanding, document intensive transactions. This gives PML a competitive advantage in the art market, which is often under-documented and under-lawyered. He views fine and decorative art and collectibles as an asset class with characteristics distinct from traditional asset classes, such as real estate and securities. Art assets can suffer from infirmities in title, authenticity, attribution and regulatory compliance, due to the subjective judgment of experts and lack of documentation. This appreciation, confirmed over decades of experience in the art market, gives PML a superior analytical framework for transactional documentation, disputes and litigation.
William has presented papers at many international art business conferences and has researched the transactional motivators of art as an asset class. He will give the audience an overview of the potential legal risks and opportunities when buying art for investment purposes.
John deVere White
DeVeres Art Auctions offer a full valuation service for insurance, market, probate and family division. This is supported by an illustrated digital record of each work. It has carried out numerous interior projects, involving staging properties coming to the market. It provides a full service including providing the furniture and artwork, plus exterior ground works, so that the property is given the best opportunity to achieve the maximum price. It also sources individual unique pieces for clients looking for something special.
John’s in-depth knowledge of the Irish art market gives him the experience and expertise to advise clients in the purchase of works outside of the salesroom. This has resulted in deVeres acting for private and corporate collectors in negotiating the purchase of major artworks.
Mary oversaw the publication of a highly respected book on the 30,000-UBS Art collection. UBS started collecting in the 1960’s and the core of its collection is multifaceted in history and is deeply rooted within the company. Diversity is one of the distinguished hallmarks of the collection, which currently represents artists from 75 countries. This number continues to grow along with the expansion of the international art market, under the helm of the highly esteemed Mary Rozell. UBS are the proud sponsors of Art Basel Switzerland, Miami and Hong Kong. UBS and Art Basel co-publish the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report, authored by renowned cultural economist Dr Clare McAndrew, founder of Arts Economics based in Dublin.
Mary’s background and deep understanding of finance, investments, art and law provides the ARIS team with a unique, highly specialized competitive advantage. Mary will provide details of the importance of Insurance when a dispute arising from title issues through transactional complications. She will also discuss the importance of correct succession planning in terms of valuations, appraisals and ownership for the next generation.
Maura Kehoe Collins
Artiphile delivers bespoke art collections management services with discretion. It’s method of inventory, assessment and administration aims to identify and address all physical and practical needs of a collection. No matter size, media or period—art collections require administration and thoughtful stewardship to maintain integrity and value.
With twenty-five years of experience in conservation and arts administration, Maura has applied her knowledge and experience by providing museum-quality art collections management services to private collectors, institutions, foundations and corporations.
She is a member of the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market and has also attended the Advanced Mediation Course at Harvard Law School, in June 2016 entitled “Mediating Complex Disputes”. In October 2016, she was appointed WIPO Panel Mediator Neutral for Arts & Heritage.
Paul Collins’s exceptional knowledge of Risk Assessments in Art & Antiquities enables him to logically cut through the most complex situations and provide insurance solutions tailored to Ecclesiastical client needs. Having a robust risk management strategy is essential in understanding who is responsible for one’s art collection when planning for future generations.
Reputational risk to an art collection is equally as important as the physical risks that a work of art may endure when proper collection management is not adhered to. Paul’s experience and responsibility for Enterprise Risk Management makes him an ideal panellist to discuss ways in which to protect the Legacy of Art & antiquities.
Geraldine is the former President of the Law Society of Ireland and a former chair of the Professional Ethics Committee of the International Bar Association. She is the current chair of the board of the Property Services Regulatory Authority.
She is also on the roll of solicitors of England and Wales and Northern Ireland, is also knowledgeable of cross-jurisdictional aspects of litigious art transactions. She regularly participates in mediation and arbitration processes and is a member of the Law Society of Ireland’s panel of arbitrators.
Geraldine is very knowledgeable on all aspects of Law including the importance of Wills, Probate and Succession Planning as they relate to Art & Antiquities in Ireland.
Ruth has advised a broad spectrum of clients on a range of tax matters with a particular emphasis on capital gains tax, inheritance tax and income tax. To consolidate her expertise in these areas, Ruth qualified as a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) in 2008. Ruth also serves as an Observer on the Historic Houses Association (HHA) Tax and Political Committee.
Ruth also produced the beautiful publication Saved for the Nation and is the Editor of Christie’s Bulletin for Professional Advisers. Ruth works closely with her Irish counterparts and is particularly interested in Succession Planning and Cultural Legacy.
Craig is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. His expertise in Arts & Antiques will give the Irish audience an insight into the cross-jurisdictional transactional tax aspects in the UK and US in wealth management, when acquiring works of art at International Art Fairs and Art Auctions.
He has expertise in art law and has dealt with complex high profile cross jurisdictional matters for high net worth individuals with regard to succession planning and trust formations. He is a member of the Swiss Lawyers Federation and the Geneva Bar Association. He has many national and international publications in the legal parameters of wealth management and tax planning.
He will speak about the importance of clear well-planned Trust Structures that will protect owners of Art & Antiquities into the future based upon the basic principles of international and domestic law.
Balazs manages the Dublin branch of the Maurice Ward Group. His key responsibilities include the smooth running of freight operations, compliance with Air Cargo Security and legal obligations in the movement of art both on a local and international level. Project management is an integral part of Balazs work and he routinely works closely with customs officials regarding all the procedures surrounding the permanent and temporary imports/exports licences, VAT and additional customs duties.
Balazs will speak about the important considerations of time and money when buying works at art fairs and/or selling at international art auctions. He will also speak about the right storage facilities that are available to preserve works of art as part of collection management and ultimately succession planning. He will give practical advice to the audience on how best to protect their art and antiquities for the next generation.
Patricia, her late husband John and the Hunt Family have first-hand experience in leaving an outstanding cultural legacy to Ireland.
Patricia has been immersed in her passion for art since meeting her late husband John in the 1980’s. John grew up surrounded by art. His parents restored Craggaunowen Castle and amassed a wonderful collection of cultural artefacts which the Hunt Family generously donated to the Irish people.
From the beginning of the nineties the Hunt family embarked on the Hunt Museum Project. The Hunt Museum is now an established feature in the national cultural landscape and is located in the wonderful Custom House in the heart of Limerick city. This award-winning museum was built from small beginnings and this national treasure attracts thousands of visitors annually. Craggaunowen Open-air Museum was also donated to the people of Ireland by the Hunt family.
John Hunt was given the Freedom of the City of Limerick in 1997 in recognition of the Hunt family’s munificence to the city and to the nation generally. John was awarded a Gold Medal for distinguished service to the arts by the Royal Hibernian Academy in 2001.
Patricia’s personal journey working beside her late husband John and their philanthropic work makes her an ideal moderator to discuss the importance of wise succession planning.
Catriona Coady has over 17 years’ experience with a Big 4 firm advising in the area of personal taxation. Catriona’s client base includes a number of high net worth individuals and her role involves assisting those clients with their domestic and overseas tax affairs and addressing their tax planning needs. Catriona is a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), a Trust & Estate Practitioner (TEP) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
Goodbody has just published an in-depth report, Death and Taxes, that lays out a wide-ranging framework for understanding the complexities of inheritance, from managing assets and tax exposures to preparing the next generation to acquire wealth of their own. Along with Goodbody Chief Economist Dermot O’Leary, Catriona was a primary contributor to the report. She is also a regular contributor to periodicals and media on tax related matters.
Rosanne’s interests also extend to the cultural importance of art. She is driven by the impact that art has on society and pursues a critical approach that looks at current art collection management practices.
She is passionate about engaging in the process of continuous learning by specialising in the hybridisation of business and art, both in Ireland and internationally.