4 shifts in the “unpredictable art market” you should know about

Art-market slowdown, asset class, increasing transparency and authenticity.

It sounds like the start to a bad gallery dinner joke. But at The Armory Show the topic of discussion was serious: How to Optimise the Unpredictable Art Market. In a testament to the topic’s immediacy, moderator and Financial Times columnist Georgina Adam admitted that her panel was originally called The Rising Art Market, until warnings of a slowdown began to proliferate. And joining Adam on stage to discuss were CEO of Athena Art Finance Andrea Danese, New York art lawyer Steve Schindler, and art advisor and curator Jeffrey Deitch.