Advice for collectors: spot talent early

Savvy market professionals had wise counsel for art lovers at the third annual Art Summit in Adare Manor

24th June, 2018
From left, Mary O’Laughlin, Maurice Ward Art Handling; Patricia Hunt, director, Hunt Museum Trust; and Nicola Wallace, barrister-at-law and commercial mediator

The gathering was as dazzling as the venue when the ballroom of Adare Manor welcomed a meeting of art lovers who had come for a peek behind the curtain, so to speak.

There were high-net collectors who don’t blink when buying a painting for more money than many people earn in a lifetime. There were art market professionals whose combined expertise covers every aspect of what can be a wildly complicated pursuit. There were novice...

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