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Tessa Blumenberg of Gagosian and art writer and educator Jonathan TD Neil lead a conversation about collecting from the heart and highlight their top auction picks.
Tessa Blumenberg joined Gagosian in 2018 after managing the studio of internationally renowned artist Enrique Martínez Celaya for 10 years. Previous to her role in the studio, she was the assistant curator at the Margulies Collection in Miami, Florida where she mounted several exhibitions concurrent with Art Basel Miami Beach. Tessa has edited numerous books and publications including two volumes of collected writings by Martínez Celaya published by the University of Nebraska Press. She graduated with a BA in Art History and minor in Women’s Studies from University of Delaware in 2006. Tessa lives in Venice, California and has volunteered for the Venice Family Clinic since 2019.
Jonathan T. D. Neil is Associate Professor of Art Business and Arts Management as well as Founding Director of the Center for Business and Management of the Arts (CBMArts) at Claremont Graduate University. He also serves as Associate Editor for ArtReview magazine. From 2013-2019 he was the Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Los Angeles. From 2011-2016 he was editor of the Held Essays on Visual Art for The Brooklyn Rail, and from 2008 until 2014 he was Executive Editor at The Drawing Center in New York City. In 2005 he co-founded Boyd Level LLC, a private curatorial firm and consultancy that specializes in contemporary art.
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