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Realist Art: Who’s Making, Selling & Buying It?

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, April 2
6:30PM: Wine Reception:
Free for members; $15 for guests

Join us for a spectacular presentation by Editor in Chief, Peter Trippi, of Fine Art Connoisseur, the national art magazine that serves collectors of historical and contemporary representational art. Trippi takes us through the phenomenal changes that have occurred in our current art market. When most people think about contemporary art, they picture cutting edge works by such artists as Jeff Koons and Christopher Wool. These artists and their representatives have developed brands that make it easy for people to recognize their artworks, for the media to trumpet their stratospheric auction prices and for museums to exhibit these works. Running parallel to this contemporary scene is a quieter universe of very talented American artists working in realist modes who are comparatively overlooked. Trippi explores how these artists develop their skills, where one can see their creations, who is collecting their works and why these amazing artists are poised to become more visible and consequently, more appreciated, in the larger art market.

Fine Art Connoisseur magazine is recognized as the gold standard by art experts worldwide serving collectors of representational painting, sculpture, drawings and prints – both historical and contemporary. In 1987, Trippi received a BA in Art History from the College of William and Mary and in 1992, Trippi received an MA in Visual Arts Administration from NYU, followed by an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art. From 2000-2003, Trippi served as Assistant Vice Director for Development at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. In addition, from 2003-2006, Trippi served as the Director of the Dahesh Museum of Art which was America’s only institution in the United States devoted to 19th and early 20th century European academic art.


April 2
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm