In conjunction with the exhibition Unnatural Natural History this talk will offer a personal perspective on collecting contemporary and modern art; the highs and lows, pleasures and pitfalls. It aims to provide both an introduction to buying work, and to demystify and encourage collecting. Giles will cover a range of practical aspects of collecting art, including editions versus originals, investments versus aesthetics, auctions, commercial galleries, dealers, art fairs, commissioning, studio visits, framing and conservation. This will be followed by a question and answer session with Giles and curators Coates and Scarry.
Image: Darwins Tea Party, Nicole Etienne