O n the eve of Photo London, Sotheby’s head of Photographs, Brandei Estes, assembled a panel of industry experts at Sotheby's New Bond Street galleries for the latest in the series of Art: Beyond Borders, supported by Citi Private Bank. The reception allowed guests an early look at the Photographs exhibition, before sitting down to hear the panel share insights on what to collect, when to acquire it, and how to build a well-rounded, meaningful and personal collection of photography.
The panel included Michael Benson, Director of Photo London, Brett Rogers, Director of The Photographers’ Gallery, London Giles Huxley-Parlour, Director of Huxley-Parlour Gallery, and Carrie Scott, art historian and curator.
Watch the full discussion below
How To Start A Photographs Collection
Topics discussed by the panel included women in photography, the expansion of the photography market and the importance of creating a like-minded network of people in the field. Brandei Estes urged guests to continue the conversation with panelists after the discussion; “When you are collecting anything, whether a coin, a chinese vase or a photograph, it is so important to have these relationships” she said, “and to build knowledge through the different people in that ecosystem”. The exhibition, which runs until the 16 May, includes important works by Hiroshimi Sugimoto, Peter Lindbergh, Helmut Newton, and Chris Levine, who was in attendance at the reception.
The partnership between Citi Private Bank and Sotheby's focusses on a shared understanding of a truly global client base, passionate about rich and engaging cultural experiences, and the continued exploration of visual culture. A unique celebration of global citizenship, Art: Beyond Borders seeks to explore art from around the world from a fresh perspective; promoting creative innovation and imagination, and the power of art to unite people and communities.
This talk is the latest in a series of dedicated events designed to enrich the enjoyment and expertise of those wishing to expand an existing collection, or new collectors seeking to initiate a new one. As well as Art: Beyond Borders, Sotheby's are delighted to partner with Citi Private Bank to support the video series The Most Famous Artworks in the World.
Citi Private bank's Managing Director, Anthony Cockett, explains: "Citi Private Bank shares the passion of many of our global citizen clients for art. We were delighted to partner with Sotheby’s for our first London Art: Beyond Borders Photographs event. The partnership with Sotheby’s gives our clients access to artwork, expertise and fellow art collectors in a wonderful setting."