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Collecting and Protecting African-American Art with Dr. Halima Taha

Art Talk, Museum

As a direct offshoot of her best selling book, Collecting African American Art: Works on Paper and Canvas (Crown,1999) and Verve Editions, 2005), Dr. Taha uses her ground breaking book as a case study for anyone interested in becoming a collector, expanding their collections or those who wish to optimize their investments. All facets of collecting, protecting, buying and selling art are discussed, including how to protect yourself from forgeries and price gougers. Most importantly, Dr. Taha encourages prospective collectors to remain connected to the beauty of the work they acquire, as contrasted to merely viewing their pieces solely as property - to suggest that collecting can be both financially and personally rewarding.