Wednesday, May 3rd | 2 PM - 5 PM


Participating Galleries and Show Management invite Art New York/CONTEXT New York VIP Cardholders, Frieze VIP Cardholders, TEFAF NY Spring VIP Cardholders and members of the press to experience a First View of the highly anticipated Fairs

1AN Symposium


The 1AN Symposium brings together leading advisors, dealers, curators, critics, and artists to speak on a range of topics to help you buy, maintain, protect and sell works of art.

Whether you are a first time buyer, an established collector, in the industry, or simply have a passion for art, our curated program is both diverse and engaging. Subscribe to to receive the most up-to-date program information and to access past Symposia recordings.



2:00 – 2:45pm
Remembering Warhol: Thirty Years Ago

Celebrated photographer Christophe von Hohenberg will present his collection of historic photographs of Pop artist Andy Warhol’s 1987 memorial service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. In discussion with Alfstad & Contemporary’s Director, Sam Alfstad, von Hohenberg will share his photographs, Warhol testimonials, his book “The Day the Factory Died” and what it was like capturing history that day of the Memorial Service.

3:00 – 3:45pm
How is Technology Changing and Shaping the Art World?

The art world is getting more innovative as the years pass. Emerging trends are being shaped by technology and not only are we changing how we source art but also how we communicate and connect with one another. Artsy CTO, Daniel Doubrovkine, will discuss with other experts how technology is connecting artists, collectors and experts like never before.

4:00 – 4:45pm
Art Finance and Philanthropy

Today we often think about the commercial art market, arts non-profits, and wealth management as three distinct worlds. In reality, they are all players in a highly-interconnected arts ecosystem, which is personified in the new generation of more commercially-minded and impact-driven art collectors. Drew Watson, an art services specialist at U.S. Trust, will explain a philosophical shift in the new generation of art collectors; macro-trends shaping arts institutional landscape; and how collectors are using their art strategically to create impact.



2:00 – 2:45pm
Women Disrupting the Art World

Join this interactive discussion between Susan Mumford, founder and CEO of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), and VP, Sr. Director at Collectrium, Anne Booth Dayton,and other women who are on the forefront of innovation. They'll explore opportunities and challenges presented by technology, all the while uncovering how women are embracing digital to disrupt culture. 

4:00 – 4:45 pm
New York: When Creativity Ruled the Streets

New York’s artists made a giant impact on the art world. We saw the rise of art-as-popular-culture heroes Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Andy Warhol was leading the Pop Art movement. Further, the downtown performance art scene is legendary and the impact of works of art commissioned in a renewed spirit of civic art, as well as the postering of public spaces by the Guerilla Girls is evident to this day. Join our panel, led by pre-eminent art lawyer Barbara Hoffman with original member of The Guerrilla Girls, Rosalba Carriera, legendary photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron, and artist, filmmaker and writer Jack Waters, as they discuss New York’s electrifying cultural scene, the artists that left their mark, and the vibrant scene today, which is the legacy.

4:00 – 5:15pm

Legendary photographer Bob Gruen ​and rock and roll icon Jason Newsted of Metallica will present and discuss their combined exhibition ROCKERS RAWK. ​Gruen’s ROCKERS features images of the most legendary musicians, including John Lennon, David Bowie, Debbie Harry and The Rolling Stones. Newsted’s RAWK will be the Grammy Award winning bassists’ artistic debut, featuring paintings and prints. Q&A with the artists will follow. Shown by Gary Lichtenstein Editions, half of all sales from both artists will be donated to the Perry J. Cohen Foundation​.


2:00 – 2:45pm
Art and Activism

Can political art change the world? History and current examples show that it can. This panel led by artist, writer and critic Bruce Helander and including contemporary gallerist Rhonda Long-Sharp, curator Daniel Palmer, who is involved in the upcoming exhibition with Ai Weiwei, Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, and artist Ted Riederer, who is running a socially relevant project at CONTEXT, will discuss how art touches people at deeper emotional levels, conveying what cannot be said with simple facts.

3:00 – 3:45pm
How to Approach Selling Your Collection

Are you looking to sell artwork that no longer fits your aesthetic? Or perhaps you are downsizing and need to let go of certain pieces? Bettina Huang, Head of Consignment at Artsy, Head of Online Sales, Specialist at Sotheby's, Aimee Pflieger, and fellow experts, will explain why it is important to know your options so that you can maximize your financial result.


4:00 – 4:45pm
Real Fake: The Rise and Fall of Art Scammers

Forgery is not a new problem but the art world continues to be rocked by forgery scandals. While the tools to detect counterfeit art are getting more sophisticated, so are the con-artists that create them. Documentary film director Jeff Oppenheim, Senior VP of Pall Mall Art Advisors, Colleen Boyle, and select experts discuss how they applied provenance, connoisseurship and forensics to ferret out works by the most prolific forger of the last century as chronicled in the new documentary - Real Fake: The Art, Life & Crimes of Elmyr de Hory.