Robert S. Goodfriend Summer Internship Fund Recipient
This summer I will be an Auctions Intern at Artnet Worldwide Corporation. I chose this company because I am committed to a career in the Arts, particularly in the subdivisions of marketing, communications, sales and business. Since 1989, when the company was founded as Centrox Corporation by Pierre Sernet, Artnet has been a leader in the arts. As one of the world’s most influential international trading platforms, Artnet boasts 7.5 million auction sale results from over 1,400 international auction houses. The company also has an online gallery network, with over 2,200 international galleries worldwide. These two facets display that the company is a reflection of the global art community, and is a respected pillar of the arts internationally. This internship would give me the critical professional experience necessary to excel in a career in the Arts. I would be learning how to catalogue lots for auction, perform research on artists and artworks, write lot descriptions, assess the condition and value of pieces, and carry out pre- and post-sale client needs from the leading professionals in the industry. Artnet’s recognition that a global community is necessary to provide stimulating material to its community is an aspect of the company I greatly admire.
- Date September 22, 2017
- Tags 2017, Arts, Business, Goodfriend, Marketing, Sophomore, USA