It is unsurprising that amidst the turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic, the first few months of the year saw the art market largely grind to a halt. TEFAF Maastricht, the first major art fair of the year, took place in early March by which time northern Italy was already in crisis mode; with a much reduced attendance, the fair was cut short after an exhibitor tested positive for the virus. Fast forward a few months, and the art world is adapting to the new normal; museums and galleries have begun to open with appointment bookings and masks the norm, while the auction calendar has filled up once again, albeit with a focus on online sales. So what does this mean for the value of art and antiques? Read More
Contemporary Art Advisor
Shea is a contemporary art specialist at Gurr Johns. She advises private and trade clients on acquisitions, sales, valuations and collection management. Shea also brings specific expertise on navigating the growing online marketplace for art. Formerly a Senior Specialist in Post War & Contemporary art and Head of London Contemporary sales at Paddle8, she has experience with both the auction and gallery sectors. She completed her BA in Art History at New York University and her MA in Design Studies at Parsons School of Design.