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POSTPONED: Cocktails & Conversation: Elizabeth Gorayeb / Wildenstein Plattner Institute

July 7, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



Elizabeth Gorayeb, Executive Director of the Wildenstein Platter Institute will speak about the historical devaluing of women’s positions in the art market by upholding distinctions between craft and fine art. In the 20th century, women were largely excluded from the history of fine art, even when they have actively participated in both the practice of it and the market for it.

The event is free, but advance registration is requested. A new date and registration will be shared soon.

The presentation begins promptly at 6PM, so come early to experience the exhibition and purchase a drink or cocktail!

More About Elizabeth Gorayeb

Elizabeth Gorayeb is Executive Director of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc., a non-profit art historical research foundation based in New York. As the WPI’s founding director, Elizabeth oversees the production of digital catalogue raisonnes for artists including Jasper Johns, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, and spearheads a major digitization effort of art historical archives and documentation. For nearly two decades, Elizabeth has specialized in art historical research on the provenance and attribution of works of art. As the senior vice president and senior specialist in the Impressionist and Modern Art department at Sotheby’s and as director of research, Elizabeth led provenance research and restitution projects in London, Paris, and New York. Her research has facilitated the reattribution of major works of art, including an important sculpture by Gauguin, and led to the rediscovery of a painting by Venezuelan artist Arturo Michelena lost for 70 years. Elizabeth has lectured internationally about attribution and provenance research, including presentations at The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo; Columbia Law School, New York; The American Bar Association, Miami; IFASIC Annual Conference, Antwerp; Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires; International Catalogue Raisonne Association, London; Catalogue Raisonne Scholars Association, New York; Barberini Museum, Potsdam; The Appraisers Association of America, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; and National Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Elizabeth is a graduate of Wellesley College and New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. She lives with her family in Manhattan.


July 7, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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