Connoisseurship and the Old Master Market: Tools and Tactics for Navigating the world of Old Master Paintings

Join us on Saturday, March 23, at 3:30 PM for a talk by David Pollack, head of the Old Master Paintings Department at Sotheby's, followed by a dinner.

David's talk will address how we determine “quality,” and the criteria that make one painting more valuable than another. He'll discuss issues of attribution, condition, provenance, and quality, with historical examples to illustrate the nuances of this 500-year-old genre and marketplace.


Talk and Gathering
3:30-5 PM


The Slat House At
The Royal Poinciana Plaza
50 Coconut Row, Suite 101
Palm Beach, FL 33480> Map

Cocktails and Dinner
5:15 - 6 PM Cocktails
6 PM Dinner

The Beach Club
755 N County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480> Map

This event is sponsored by the New England and New York PAVM Chapters.

Please note: this event will have limited capacity.

David PollackDAVID POLLACK joined the Sotheby's Old Master Paintings department in 2009 and is responsible for the cataloguing, research and business getting for the two annual Old Master auctions in New York. David maintains a strong client network in the United States and plays a key role in sourcing property for Old Master Paintings sales in New York as well as in Europe. He has extensive experience with the full range of European Old Masters, with a particular focus on the works of Dutch and Flemish artists. Additionally, David is a licensed auctioneer. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Colgate University.


Patrons: $175 pp.
Friends: $250 pp.

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