Art in Conversation

7 / 2 / 2019
Locality: Partners: Christie's & Svoboda Williams

The Art in Conversation event took place on February 7th, 2019, at our Cermak Eisenkraft gallery in Prague. Participants had the opportunity to meet the art world’s leading appraisers and art collection experts. We organized the event together with Christie’s Auction House and the Svoboda & Williams real estate agency.

The founders of the gallery Tomáš Zapletal and David Železný, have been tirelessly working to cultivate the Czech art market and, in order to achieve this goal, communicating with their potential and current clients and having conversations about various aspects of the art world is essential. Thanks to this approach, the organizers elegantly connected the concept behind the gallery with the main topic of the event – Art in Conversation: art and collecting artworks in a wider context, with individual presentations devoted to various facets of this topic.

Lord Snowdon, the honorary chairman of Christie’s for Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and India, spoke at the event. Important speakers included other Christie’s members, such as Jason Carey, the Head of the Impressionist & Modern Art Department, and Anna Povejšilová, who is an Associate Specialist in the same department. In order to appraise a work of art, it is necessary to have deep expert knowledge, and professional experience can greatly speed up the process of selection.

A selection of Czech modern and contemporary artists was introduced to the audience. A highlight of the event was the viewing of František Kupka’s painting La cathédrale, which will be included in the coming auction, the Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale, which will take place on February 28th, 2019, in London. Kupka’s painting will be auctioned off together with works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso, or Alberto Giacometti.

Christie’s global business includes the Christie’s International Real Estate network. Svoboda & Williams is an exclusive affiliate for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Cermak Eisenkraft, Christie´s, Svoboda & Williams

Cermak Eisenkraft, Christie´s, Svoboda & Williams

Works of Dokoupil, Zoubek, Kunc

Works of Dokoupil, Zoubek, Kunc

David Zelezny Eisenkraft

David Zelezny Eisenkraft

Lord Snowdon, Angela Baillou, Anna Povejsilova

Lord Snowdon, Angela Baillou, Anna Povejsilova

Mr. Svoboda

Mr. Svoboda

Lord Snowdon

Lord Snowdon

Tomas Zapletal

Tomas Zapletal

Dialogues, Tomas Zapletal and guests

Dialogues, Tomas Zapletal and guests

Anna Povejsilova, Jason Carey

Anna Povejsilova, Jason Carey

Christie's Team

Christie's Team

Angela Baillou, head of Christie's Vienna

Angela Baillou, head of Christie's Vienna

Preparations

Preparations

Dr Malcolm McNeill

Dr Malcolm McNeill

Mr. Svoboda and guests

Mr. Svoboda and guests

Mr. Svoboda, Tomas Zapletal and Angela Baillou

Mr. Svoboda, Tomas Zapletal and Angela Baillou

Dialogues, David Zelezny and guests

Dialogues, David Zelezny and guests

David Zelezny and Jason Carey

David Zelezny and Jason Carey

David Zelezny, Jason Carey and Mikulka´s painting

David Zelezny, Jason Carey and Mikulka´s painting

Cermak Eisenkraft, Christie´s, Svoboda & Williams

Cermak Eisenkraft, Christie´s, Svoboda & Williams

Before the conference

Before the conference

Video collage by Jakub Nepras

Video collage by Jakub Nepras

View of Cermak Eisenkraft gallery

View of Cermak Eisenkraft gallery

Lilies painted by Jan Mikulka

Lilies painted by Jan Mikulka

Library of the Cermak Eisenkraft gallery

Library of the Cermak Eisenkraft gallery

View of the exhibition in Cermak Eisenkraft gallery

View of the exhibition in Cermak Eisenkraft gallery