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Shopping for Art

Unlocked by Sally Phillips

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Shopping for Art

“I DON'T SEE WHAT ELSE YOU CAN SPEND YOUR MONEY ON... IF YOU WANT TO OWN THINGS, ART IS A PRETTY GOOD BET.” DAMIEN HIRST

Investing in art is nothing new. Whether collecting like Tutankhamen or snapping up the latest contemporary pieces to adorn the walls of the rich and famous, the process of buying art has long been synonymous with status and glamour. Today, interest has expanded beyond the elite, encouraging the art market to emerge on a more global level, so now everyone gets to shop.

Regardless of the state of the world economy, the growth of art fairs and galleries has led to a boom in sales with art enthusiasts picking up everything from the eye-wateringly expensive to the more affordable. ‘Shop 'til you drop’ takes on a whole new meaning!

The Presenter

Sally Phillips

ACTRESS, COMEDIENNE AND AWARD-WINNING WRITER, SALLY IS A REGULAR ON TV, RADIO AND THE COMEDY CIRCUIT.

Probably best known for her double award-winning sketch show, Smack the Pony; this all-female collaboration was the perfect platform to showcase Sally’s writing and acting skills. She went on to star in films and sitcoms, with her portrayal of Bridget Jones’ best friend ‘Shazza’ and Miranda Hart’s posh sidekick, Tilly, bringing her to the attention of audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. The British Film Council’s screenwriting award for her film Fag Mountain firmly established her impressive credentials. With a keen interest in popular culture she is the perfect shopping companion with whom to browse the art market.