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Westreich and Wagner Discuss Collecting, for Love and Money, at 92YTribeca

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Earlier this month Phaidon released Collecting Art for Love, Money and More, a book by husband and wife collectors and advisors Ethan Wagner and Thea Westreich, and by at least one measure, Mr. Wagner explained during a panel at the 92nd Street Y in Tribeca last night, it’s already a success.

The art world and its denizens, he said while holding his wife’s hand, “have made our lives together—and even before we were together, 22 years ago—so fascinating, that—we thought, if we put something down and created a book, if one person picked up that book and started to collect and went on a journey that was somewhat comparable to the one that we’ve enjoyed, that would be an achievement.” The other day just such a thing happened: a gentleman from Istanbul called Mr. Wagner to say, “I picked up your book, I read your book, and I’m going to collect art!” Read More

Armory Week 2012

The Art Advisers Take Center Stage

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High-flying art advisers Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner typically move gracefully through art fair openings, chatting with clients and dealers and then quickly moving on. However, at the Independent last night, they were up against the wall, not moving, arms spread. A photographer was snapping their picture. Read More