One of the highlights of September 13th’s Artelligence conference will be a conversation with Arthur Goldberg, one of ArtNews’s Top 200 Collectors, about collecting photographic works as Contemporary art.
Although photographic-based works, including examples by Cindy Sherman and Andreas Gursky, have hit record prices, the acceptance of photography at the very top of the Contemporary art market has only been recent. Goldberg will explore that process through is own experiences.
Other topics Goldberg will discuss that with Crozier’s Allen Hansen will include his decision to open a private museum in Mt. Kisco.
Arthur A. Goldberg is a native of New York. He has a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MS in Finance from Columbia University
Arthur and his wife Carol began collecting in the 1960s. Their focus was current, living artists; the majority of whom were unknown at the time. Over the years their thirst for knowledge has changed the focus slightly to include artists that influenced these contemporary works. They collect all mediums, select antiquities and have a masterful vintage photography collection.
In 2003, Carol and Arthur opened an exhibition space in Mt. Kisco. The goal of this space was to allow independent curators to explore the collection and allow much of the work that had previously been in storage to be revisited. The exhibition space closed in 2008 having showcased four long-term exhibitions featuring hundreds of artists.
Arthur is retired with over 45 years experience in finance and private client investment. He and Carol are founding members of the Steiglitz Society at the Met and The Foundation, To-Life, Inc. They are active members of the art community and enjoy spending time with their two children and four grandchildren who also reside in Manhattan.