How to Collect Art #1 - Frieze Fairs 2017

Toby Kamps (Spotlight Curator and Director and Chief Curator of the Blaffer Art Museum, Houston) & Thea Westreich (Art Advisor and Private Collector) share their expert views on the standout work at Frieze London & Frieze Masters 2017.

3 Oct 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hotel Café Royal
68 Regent Street
W1B 4DY London

The new Collecting Art series begins with a specific focus on the works coming to London for Frieze Masters and Frieze London, which open later that week (5-8 October 2017). Two key figureheads in the collecting world: Thea Westreich and Toby Kamps will offer their selection of highlights in advance of the fairs.

Providing expert advice on how to collect from these art fairs – from ancient to modern and contemporary art, with a special focus on the Spotlight gallery section at Frieze Masters - this event will provide a focused route into collecting art - from starting out, to taking the next steps into building a collection. This is a great opportunity to ask the two experts for advice.

Toby Kamps is the Curator of the Spotlight section at Frieze Masters, dedicated to under-appreciated artists from the 20th century. Kamps has newly been appointed Director and Chief Curator of the Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston. Previously, as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Menil Collection in Texas, he has curated numerous shows from artists such as Claes Oldenburg and Vanessa Beecroft.

Thea Westreich has been an art advisor for over 30 years and has also built up a significant personal art collection with her husband Ethan Wagner. In 2015, they donated over 850 works to Centre Pompidou in Paris and The Whitney Museum in New York.

Tickets include complimentary drinks and entry to Frieze London 2017.

How to Collect Art series:
How to Collect Art #1 - Frieze Fairs 2017
How to Collect Art #2 - London Focus
How to Collect #3 - On Undervalued Works
Interested in purchasing tickets to the entire series? A 15% discount applies. Please email academy@frieze.com to obtain the discount code.

To hear more about the host venue Hotel Café Royal, please click here

Image: Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Frieze New York 2017. Photograph by Mark Blower. Courtesy of Mark Blower/Frieze.

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