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Colleagues and Friends: Selling Contemporary Art

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This month's Colleagues and Friends features contemporary art market pros Kate Bryan, Head of Evening Sale, Contemporary Art at Phillips, Trina Gordon, a director at the Andrea Rosen Gallery, and Helen Toomer, Director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, moderated by Natasha Degen, Art Business faculty at the Sotheby's Institute of Art.



Kate Bryan is Head of Evening Sale, Contemporary Art at Phillips and Director of NEWD Art Show, an art fair focusing on emerging artists that coincides with Bushwick Open Studios. Previously, she worked for Andrea Rosen Gallery and Sotheby's. 

Trina Gordon is a director at the Andrea Rosen Gallery, where she conducts sales and works closely with the gallery's artists. She was a director at D'Amelio Gallery and D'Amelio Terras.

Helen Toomer is Director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, held in Miami in December and in New York in March, as well as an adjunct professor in the Master of Arts program in Art Market: Principles and Practices at FIT. Toomer began her career by working in fairs, but later helped develop the website and opened her own gallery, toomer labzda, on the Lower East Side. Before PULSE, she was Director of the Collective Design Fair. 

Natasha Degen is an international art market expert and award-winning writer and critic who has written for publications such as The Financial Times, The New York Times, and Artforum. She is currently a faculty member in Art Business at the Sotheby's Institute of Art.


The Colleagues and Friends Breakfast series invites established women in the art world to have conversations about their current positions, career paths, and professional relationships. The program is generously hosted by artnet at their headquarters in the Woolworth Building.