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Jerry Saltz

Saltz, Jerry

Senior Art Critic for New York magazine

Saltz is a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism. He has lectured at Harvard, The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and many others.… more

Max Boot

Boot, Max

Contributing Editor, Weekly Standard and the Los Angeles Times

Is one of America’s leading military historians and foreign-policy analysts. The Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, he is also a… more

Chuck Close

Close, Chuck


Chuck's work has been the subject of more than 150 solo exhibitions including many major museum retrospectives, and he has participated in almost 800 group exhibitions. Close was the recipient… more

Nir Rosen

Rosen, Nir

Author, Aftermath: Following the Bloodshed of America's Wars in the Muslim World

Is the author of Aftermath: Following the Bloodshed of America's Wars in the Muslim World, about civil war, sectarianism, occupation, resistance, terror and counterinsurgency from Iraq to Lebanon to Afghanistan.… more

Matthew Hoh

Hoh, Matthew

Former Official for the State Department

Is a former State Department official who resigned in protest from his post in Afghanistan over US strategic policy and goals in Afghanistan in September 2009. Prior to his assignment… more

Amy Cappellazzo

Cappellazzo, Amy

International Co-Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art and Deputy Chairman at Christie's

Amy was appointed deputy chairman at Christie's in January of 2008 and has been the international co-head of Post-War and Contemporary Art since 2001. She has played an active role… more

Adam Lindemann

Lindemann, Adam

Investor, Entrepreneur, Art Collector and Author

Adam is an investor and entrepreneur with a background in industries from energy and communications to real estate and asset management. He has re-launched Ikepod, a Swiss watch design company,… more

Michael Hue-Williams

Hue-Williams, Michael

Owner and CEO of Albion Gallery

Micheal is owner and CEO of Albion Gallery. Albion is the only gallery in London to incorporate a major global program that represents leading international artists including those from emerging… more

Richard Feigen

Feigen, Richard

Founder of Richard L. Feigen & Co. art dealers, Art Collector and Author

Richard is an active collector of early Italian and Baroque paintings, English landscapes, surrealists, Max Beckmann and contemporary art. He founded Richard L. Feigen & Co. art dealers, which had… more

Adam Werbach

Werbach, Adam

Global Chief Executive Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi

Werbach is regarded as one of the world’s premier experts in sustainability. At age 23, he was elected as the youngest president ever of the Sierra Club, the oldest and… more