On Wednesday 2nd December, The Steeple Times hosted the first in a series of panel debate at LIBRARY. After a drinks reception, guests got to hear the views of a panel of experts on the topic: What makes art sell? and many joined in with the discussion themselves.
In the 45-minutes that followed, compere Jackie Branston guided photographer and filmographer Cyrus Mahboubian, artist Alexander Massouras, silver dealer Oliver Newton of Koopman Rare Art and Taschen manager Nolan Browne through a series of questions relating to the art market. The outcome was fascinating and aside from discussing pricing and the power of art marketeers, the sensationalist revenue led shows put up on by London’s museums were amongst the topics raised.
Check out more images from the event below - photographed by David Kerr.