17 Apr 2024

Explainer: How to become an art collector

From Nights, 10:30 pm on 17 April 2024

Collecting art can enrich your home life, expand your worldview and be a satisfying form of self-expression 

But where do you start? How do you afford it? And how do you find a piece you're confident you're going to love forever?

Bentley de Beyer spent 25 years as a corporate executive in Asia and the US and has been collecting art with his husband, interior designer Dean Sharpe, for over 20 years. 

He's giving a panel discussion on art collecting this Saturday as part of the Aotearoa Art Fair at Auckland's Viaduct, and he joins Emile Donovan.

A man in a tweed jacket and hat looks at objects in a well-lit gallery space.

The Aotearoa Art Fair runs from 18-21 April at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland. Photo: Aotearoa Art Fair