The business of art comes under the microscope

Using taxes from profits to fund art galleries was just one suggestion at the recent Art$ummit

12th June, 2016
Dr Clare McAndrew, economist; Oliver Sears of the Oliver Sears Gallery; Roseanne McDonnell, co-founder of Art$ummit and James OHalloran of Adams

‘I f you like your capitalism edgy, art is about as edgy as it gets,” said Con Quigley, corporate finance partner with BDO in Ireland, addressing Art$ummit at Dromoland Castle last week. The brainchild of solicitor Roseanne McDonnell, the conference drew an enthusiastic audience of art professionals, collectors and artists. “My aim was to create a forum to discuss the legal and business intricacies of art,” she said. And a lively forum it proved to...

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