Manage episode 291856985 series 2616525
Russell and Robert meet Amy Cappellazzo, current Chairman of the Fine Art division of Sotheby’s. Cappellazzo has just announced she will be leaving the company in July 2021. We discuss her admiration for Georgia O'Keeffe, Joni Mitchell, performance artist John Kelly, the HBO documentary she featured in The Price of Everything and her passion for the Studio Museum Harlem and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in her childhood hometown of Buffalo, NY.
Prior to accepting he position, Cappellazzo founded Art Agency, Partners with Allan Schwartzman. The firm filled a significant need in the art market for a client-oriented combination of industry knowledge, financial sophistication, and discretion. The company’s attention to detail and emphasis on client care catalyzed a paradigm shift in the market that did not go unnoticed; in January of 2016 Sotheby’s acquired Art Agency, Partners in a groundbreaking deal. Cappellazzo previously served as a market leader in the field of contemporary art at Christie’s, where she rose to the post of Chairman of Post-War & Contemporary Development over thirteen years. During her tenure Cappellazzo directed groundbreaking initiatives that led to record results, with upward of $650 million realized in a single sale.
Previously, Cappellazzo was an art advisor, curator, and key figure in the establishment of Art Basel in Miami Beach. Cappellazzo received her B.A. in Fine Arts/Art History from New York University, where she was a Presidential Trustee Scholar. She holds a master’s degree in Urban Design from the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute, where she focused on the role of public art in shaping cities. Follow Amy on Instagram: @ACappellazzo.
For images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. Talk Art theme music by Jack Northover @JackNorthoverMusic courtesy of HowlTown.com We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us your feedback and maybe 5 stars if we're worthy in the Apple Podcast store. For all requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.