Shape of the New – Global Art Market Webcast Series Part 2: Regulation and Risk

March 18, 2021 | (Online)
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Join us for a two-part roundtable webinar series on the future of the global art market, featuring guests from Hauser & Wirth, HMRC, Demif Gallery and The Society of London Art Dealers.

Presented by Gareth Fletcher of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, the series will explore change and transformation in the art market, from new technologies, ways of viewing and buying art, and market supervision, to digital art crime, the rise of African artists, and the illicit trade in art and antiquities. 

In our second webinar, Regulation and Risk, Alan Patrick from HMRC and Sarah Allen from Hauser & Wirth will look at the emerging landscape of art market regulation in the UK and globally and new areas of risk around digital art crime, cryptocurrencies, and the illicit trade in art and antiquities.

Watch the replay here

Discussion Topics

  • Circuits of art, ownership and finance in the art world: How much is invisible?
  • Freeports, loopholes and money laundering: What issues and risks is regulation addressing?
  • Digital and cybercrime in the virtual/online art world
  • The persistence of illicit trade and the art “black market”


  • Gareth Fletcher, Programme Director, Sotheby’s Institute of Art
  • Alan Patrick, Art Market Strategy Lead and AML Supervision, HMRC
  • Sarah Allen, Senior Director, Head of Research, Hauser & Wirth
  • William Brittain-Catlin, Senior Investigator, Kroll

Shape of the New – Global Art Market Webcast Series

#ShapeoftheNew – Virtual Art Exhibition

We've partnered with ArtCan, a non-profit art organization, and CasildArt, an art agency, to organize a virtual art exhibition that responds to the Shape of the New theme. Work by a diverse range of artists across painting, photography and video will be shown, and expect to see bold statements and deep reflection, on the shape of things to come. To view the virtual gallery and discover more about the artists who have gathered for this exciting and timely collaboration, click here.Shape of the New – Global Art Market Webcast Series Part 1- Markets and Makers

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