Collecting Contemporary to Old Masters

Roland Cowan, Emma Crichton-Miller, Andrew Fletcher and Nazy Vassegh
Roland Cowan, Emma Crichton-Miller, Andrew Fletcher and Nazy Vassegh  (photo: Laurence Cannings)

GalleriesNow held the inaugural Collect event “Collecting Contemporary to Old Masters” last week at Sotheby’s New Bond Street, with a discussion, drinks and a preview of the Old Masters auction.

Roland Cowan, collector and Outset Trustee, Andrew Fletcher, Head of Department, Old Masters, Sotheby’s, Nazy Vassegh, Strategic Art Adviser and chair Emma Crichton Miller, freelance journalist for the FT and Apollo, discussed how art fairs such as Masterpiece and auction houses like Sotheby’s increasingly encourage and facilitate people to collect different genres side by side.

The debate also looked at the way in which museums and galleries as well as organisations such as Outset support contemporary art shown in classical surroundings, and whether we are witnessing a new fluidity in collecting.

For more information about future GalleriesNow Collect events please email Philippa Hobson.

This inaugural GalleriesNow Collect event is presented in association with Sotheby’s, Outset Contemporary Art and is supported by onefinestay.

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