On November 4th at 6 PM, the New York Academy of Art will host a panel discussion moderated by Sharon Louden on art advisors and art consultancy, featuring Leslie Gerber-Seid, Emily Santangelo and Lucy Davisson Doyle, whose clients range from corporations to individuals. The conversation will cover the art market, the role of an art advisor and what artists need to know.
Lacy Davisson Doyle
Lacy Davisson Doyle earned her MA from the NYU Institute of Fine Arts and is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. She has over 20 years of experience in the art business in New York, Paris and Milan. Ms. Doyle was formerly an art advisor at the Museum of Modern Art's Art Advisory Service, European Promotion Director at Artforum International Magazine in Paris and Milan, and Assistant Director at Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York. She has lectured on modern and contemporary art for: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Christie's International Auction House, the Colony Club, the Cosmopolitan Club, the Society of The Four Arts, Palm Beach and New York University's Graduate Visual Arts Administration Program. She is a member of ArtTable and the International Association of Professional Art Advisors. She has also served on committees for: the National Academy of Design & School of Fine Arts, the New Museum, the Bronx Museum, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. As an Art Advisor at the Museum of Modern Art, Ms. Doyle developed art collections and programs for: General Electric Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, CIGNA, Fisher Brothers, Charles H. Shaw Co, American Electric Power, and Dancer, Fitzgerald, Sample subsequently Saatchi & Saatchi. Currently Ms. Doyle advises private clients on their modern and contemporary art acquisitions.
Established in 1991 by Leslie Gerber-Seid, Gerber-Seid Fine Art provides advisory services for novice and seasoned collectors of contemporary art, introducing clients to works of art by emerging, mid-career and established artists. Leslie Gerber-Seid received significant recognition in the late 1990’s for regularly mounting unique shows, both privately and for several high-profile non-profit organizations, featuring works by then–emerging artists. She earned a reputation for recognizing and championing many young artists who would go on to become major figures in the art world, including Amy Sillman, Nicole Eisenman, Tom Sachs, Dana Schutz and Wade Guyton to name a few artists. Drawing on over 20 years experience, Gerber-Seid Fine Art works with galleries, artist’s studios and auction houses both domestic and international. Gerber-Seid handles all facets of the process of acquiring works of art, including site visitation, purchase and acquisition, shipping, framing and installation. We work directly with a wide range of private clients, as well as architects and interior designers.
Emily Santangelo is an art consultant, fine art publisher and former New York gallery owner. She represents numerous Fortune 500 companies, real estate developers, Bank Leumi, USA and private collectors. Her expertise lays working closely with architects and developers in the early stages of a project to identify the opportunities for landmarking a property through the installation of art. She represents a variety of artists across the country and assists in nurturing their careers by placing their work in permanent public spaces, corporate collections, as well as with individual collectors. Her work at Equity Residential' s Ten23 project brought "Urban Rattle" by Charlie Hewitt to the Highline, and millions of visitors. Her work has been featured in "The New York Daily News," "The New York Post," "Art in America," "Bisnow" and "The Real Deal."