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Building Block. The Art of Art Investing
Building Block. The Art of Art Investing

Wed, 12 Oct


Online Learning & Zoom

Building Block. The Art of Art Investing

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Time & Location

12 Oct 2022, 17:30 – 13 Oct 2022, 16:00

Online Learning & Zoom

About the Event

Is art a good investment to have in your portfolio? How does it perform relative to other assets?  If the value goes up, is it easy to sell? Can you buy for love, and/or money? How does buying for an emotional return differ from buying for a financial return? And can you have a positive impact through art investing?

The Art of Art Investing offers Beam members a unique opportunity to discuss these questions in an intimate and exclusive setting with expert independent art advisors, all whilst being surrounded by some of the world’s most awe-inspiring art, at Frieze Masters.

12 OCTOBER 17:30 - 19:00 BST

· Evening: Welcome cocktails & canapés at a collector’s house *Members Only*

13 OCTOBER 09:00 - 16:00 BST (approx.)

· Morning Masterclass

  • Introduction to Art as an Asset
  • Understanding the Art Market
  • Pricing, Buying and Selling
  • How to build a collection
  • Art and Impact

· Lunch

· Afternoon Art Odyssey: Frieze Masters Exclusive Tour with Thomas Marks

If you are coming from outside the UK, we suggest booking flights and accommodation as soon as possible.

*Includes: access to member-only opening event with drinks and canapés,  masterclass with expert speakers, breakfast and lunch, transport to Frieze,  VIP Ticket to experience all of Frieze until 16 Oct, and exclusive tour of Frieze Masters.


May Calil

May is a founding partner at Marks | Calil, a cultural consultancy that supports creative businesses and arts organisations drive forward their strategic objectives. She was Membership Director of Cromwell Place from 2017–22 and has spent over a decade working in arts development; holding posts at the Royal Academy and Tate and working with clients including the British Council, Brunswick Arts, Bold Tendencies, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Create London, Frieze and the Showroom. She is an avid collector, and is committed to supporting emerging artists and gallerists. She is a Trustee of the Chisenhale Gallery and has sat on the boards of Auto Italia, Liverpool Biennial, the Chinati Contemporary Council and the Royal Academy Young Patrons.

Richard Bagnall-Smith

Richard is a founding director of Cadell, an independent art advisory firm. The art sector is largely unregulated, creating an environment in which undeclared conflicts of interest can thrive.

Richard works with over 30 of the leading legal firms, professional trustees, private banks and family offices across the UK, Switzerland, Channel Islands and Monaco to navigate the sector. With many years as CMO and Head of Business Development on the Global Executive Management Board at Christie’s, followed by a stint at Qatar Museum’s Authority, Richard has extensive experience of the art market.

Thomas Marks

Tom is a founding partner at Marks | Calil. From 2013–21 he was Editor of Apollo, one of the world’s most prestigious art magazines – and where he founded the Apollo 40 Under 40 initiative and developed the Apollo Awards into a global benchmark of excellence in the museum world.

An established art critic, Tom has written many features about leading international museums and artists; he continues to write a monthly column for Apollo about the relationship between art and food. As a speaker or moderator, he frequently participates in events about issues facing museums or the art market, as well as about historical and contemporary art. He is an associate fellow of the Warburg Institute, London, and a trustee of Art UK, the cultural education charity that exists to democratise access to art.

Nicholas Clark

Nicky  has previously held roles as Managing Director of Mintus, a London based fine art investment platform. He also spent 7 years at Sotheby's New York in a variety roles, as Business Director for the company's Contemporary Art Department. During his time at Sotheby's, he worked on a variety of auctions across collecting categories, including the notable 2019 sales of Francis Bacon's Study for a Head, and Mark Rothko's Untitled.

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