Sam Shikiar, an art collector, and Daniel S. Palmer, Curator of the Public Art Fund, offer insights into the current state of and recent trends in Contemporary Art. They will speak about the relationships among artists, curators, collectors and critics, and how these players influence the art world and art markets.
Sam Shikiar has developed a passion for art collecting with a focus on Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, Color Field paintings and other contemporary works. He serves on the Guggenheim Museum’s Young Collectors Acquisitions Committee and the Chairman’s Council at Lincoln Center. He has spoken publicly at the 92nd Street Y and the NewYork Academy of Art. Professionally, Sam is at Shikiar Asset Management, a wealth advisory firm in Manhattan.
Daniel S. Palmer is Curator at the Public Art Fund and has organized numerous exhibitions. Previously, as the Leon Levy Assistant Curator at the Jewish Museum, he curated Masterpieces & Curiosities: Diane Arbus’s Jewish Giant (2014). He is a contributor to numerous exhibition catalogs and publications, including The Whitney Museum of American Art’s Hopper Drawing (2013), the Kunstmuseum Bonn’s New York Painting (2015); and media outlets including ARTnews, The Brooklyn Rail, and Guernica, among others. This event is free, but registration is required at emanulenyc.org/calendar by October 24.