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Two New Dallas Galleries Hold an Art Collecting “Conversation” For Newbies


Archival pigment print by Jeremy Couillard, 2014 (Zhulong Gallery)

Two of Dallas’ newer, splashier galleries in the Design District, Cydonia and Zhulong, are holding the first installment of a planned ongoing workshop/seminar called “Art Collecting 101” next Saturday, January 17 at 11 a.m. Specifically [caps theirs]: “HANH HO, DIRECTOR OF CYDONIA, AND AJA MARTIN, DIRECTOR OF ZHULONG GALLERY, WILL CONDUCT A GUIDED CONVERSATION ABOUT COLLECTING CONTEMPORARY ART.”

This isn’t the first time a commercial gallery in Dallas has hosted a series for budding collectors, and it’s always struck me as an odd combination of useful/servicey with a smattering of self interest. Nonetheless, these two young gallery owners should prove affable guides to what many new to the collecting scene would consider tricky if not intimidating territory. This one is free and really starts with the most basic of basics, such as (per the announcement):

  • –  What is contemporary?
  • –  How do I know that the art will appreciate in value?
  • –  How do I protect my investment?
  • –  Why are the walls always white?
  • –  Why don’t you list prices on the walls?

You get the idea.

The first class takes place at Cydonia, 167 Payne Street, Dallas, Texas 75207, Sat., Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. For more info, contact info@cydoniagallery.com or call 214-296-4848.

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