State of the art market: trends and predictions


Course Overview

For all those involved in buying, selling, creating or caring for art, whether as a gallery owner, artist, operations director, art advisor, studio manager, foundation, private collector, auctioneer or museum professional, this course provides a deep dive into the current state of the art market and an analysis of art market trends in the short to long term. With a practical focus, specialist advice and insights are provided by a leading art industry expert on topics including collecting behaviours and spending trends, the economic health of the art market, art market hubs in Europe and beyond, the impact of consolidation in the art fair sector, the styles, themes and artists to look out for in 2024 and an analysis of how the latest developments in tech will shape the art market of tomorrow

Faculty: María Sancho-Arroyo

Maria Sancho-Arroyo is an art professional with over 30 years of international experience in the art world. She has worked at art museums ranging from the National Museum of Catalan Art, MNAC, in Barcelona to the Louvre in Paris. In 1996 she started at Sotheby’s Auction House in London where she gained experience in all aspects of the art market with a focus on business and client development. She has participated in numerous auctions and worked closely with Sotheby’s European and Latin-American offices and other market operators.

Maria is currently adjunct faculty at the Sotheby’s Institute in NYC where she teaches art market topics specializing in International Art Markets and the Auction Business.

She has lectured on art market trends at Georgetown University (DC), Tsinghua University (Beijing), and Centro Universitario (Mexico) among others. In November 2022 she started a collaboration with Pinta, organizing a series of talks focused on the market aspects of the global and Latin American art.

Maria is fluent in Spanish, Italian, French and English and is a regular contributor to the “Giornale dell’Arte”, the Italian edition of the Art Newspaper. She is a member of The International Art Market Studies Association, TIAMSA, and is involved with art charitable organizations.


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