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Editor in chief Sarah Douglas in conversation with author Michael Shnayerson on his latest book on contemporary art

To kick off New York Auction Week ARTnews Editor-in-Chief, Sarah Douglas will host a conversation with Michael Shnayerson, author of Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art (PublicAffairs, May 21, 2019), in which they will explore key dynamics in the art market, and the major players who have impacted it over the last two decades.

About Michael Shnayerson:
Michael Shnayerson became a contributing editor at Vanity Fair in 1986. He has since written more than 75 stories for the magazine, including reporting on environmental hazards in the U.S. and investigating the likelihood of hacking into voting machines. He began his career in 1976 as a reporter at the Santa Fe Reporter and moved to Time as a staff writer in 1978. In 1980 he became editor-in-chief of Avenue. He has been a consulting editor at Condé Nast Traveler since its inception in 1987. Shnayerson is the author of Irwin Shaw: A Biography (Putnam, 1989) and The Car That Could: The Inside Story of GM’s Revolutionary Electric Vehicle (Random House, 1996), which was named one of the best business books of 1996 by BusinessWeek; and he is the co-author, with Mark J. Plotkin, of The Killers Within: The Deadly Rise of Drug-Resistant Bacteria (Little, Brown, 2002).

About Sarah Douglas:
Sarah Douglas has been an art journalist and editor since 1999. Prior to becoming editor-in-chief of ARTnews in 2014, she was culture editor at the New York Observer where, in fall 2011, she launched a visual art vertical. She spent six years as staff writer at Art + Auction, and was on the team that launched the magazine’s affiliated website, She spent four years running the U.S. editorial office of The Art Newspaper, and has contributed journalism to T: The New York Times Style Magazine, New York magazine, The Economist, and The National, among others. In 2013 Sarah was the recipient of ArtTable’s New Leadership award.

About ARTnews:
Founded in 1902, ARTnews is the oldest and most widely circulated art magazine in the world. Its readership includes collectors, dealers, historians, artists, museum directors, curators, connoisseurs, and enthusiasts. Published in print four times a year, and daily online, it reports on the art, people, issues, trends, and events shaping the international art world. The magazine’s contributors have included Alfred Barr, Bernard Berenson, Kenneth Clark, Robert Coles, Arthur Danto, Carlos Fuentes, Pete Hamill, Aldous Huxley, Steve Martin, Louise Nevelson, Bob Nickas, Francine Prose, Harold Rosenberg, David Salle, Jean-Paul Sartre, and William Carlos Williams.