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Spur Toronto: Risk and the Psychology of Collecting
Sat, 8 April 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM EDT
As part of the 5th annual Spur Toronto festival, we’re bringing together author, art curator and art-advisor David Moos in conversation with Don Thompson, economist and bestselling author of the new book, The Orange Balloon Dog: Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market. Our festival director Helen Walsh will be hosting the conversation, and we’re hoping that you’ll be able to join us on April 8th at 10am at the Gardiner Museum.
Thompson’s book, with its reference to contemporary artist Jeff Koons’ controversial sculpture, uses the contemporary art market to explore risk and behavioural economics. The art market is fertile ground for study: valuations in the art market are driven not by traditional cost structures but instead by a complex combination of political, behavioural, and economic concerns. Thompson’s book examines what is at play in the exchange of vast amounts of money and what nudges buyers, even on the subconscious level, to imbue a creation with such high commercial value.
David Moos is the former curator of Modern and Contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and is the current president of David Moos Art Advisory. The conversation--encompassing both sides of the art world--promises to be an engaging discussion of art and the intersections between its intrinsic and economic value.
Save $15 and spend the day with us for all three panels at the Gardiner for just $30. Choose the Bundled Ticket option in the Eventbrite window when ordering your ticket.