Art historian Bridgette McCullough often advises art investors and museums on purchasing pieces and collections. While she loves her work, another one of her passions is making the lucrative world of art investing accessible to more people—specifically African-Americans. Nate talks with Bridgette about her book Black Market—and the in-progress PBS documentary of the same name—which takes a closer look at African-Americans in the world of art collecting. Plus, Bridgette offers advice to anyone wanting to invest in art.
At the many art auctions Bridgette attends, the customers usually have one thing in common—they're not African-American. Recently, Bridgette has been working to change that trend, lending her expertise to African-American celebrities and athletes, helping them invest in art and become passionate about collecting. Bridgette highlights many of these collectors in her book and documentary.
At the same time, Bridgette encourages everyone to start collecting art, even if they don't have much money to invest. She shares three easy ways to get in the know on up-and-coming artists and invest in their work: