The Art of Owning Art

Not sure what to hang on your walls? Get your eye in focus with a three-day course on the art of owning art. Sotheby's Institute of Art in London, an independent spinoff of the famous auction house, combines lectures and field trips to contemporary art fairs to train would-be Saatchis in collection building, gallery economics, art investment and the growing role of art fairs themselves. They're "popping up everywhere now," says the Institute's public programs manager Lyn Calzia, and with the weedlike growth of the contemporary art market, "there's such a vast amount to sift through."

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