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h100 Awards - Georgina Adam

 Friday, 31st August, 2018

With this year’s h100 Awards fast approaching, we thought we would give you the opportunity to get to know some of our nominees. 

Georgina Adam former art market editor at The Art Newspaper and a longstanding contributor to the Financial Times is a nominee within the  Art, Craft and Design category at the h100 Awards. Known for her rare voice in scepticism in art journalism, her most recent book Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century is a landmark exposé of the murky connections between art and finance.


Below is a short interview we did with Georgina Adam to find a little more about her.


1. What inspired you to work within the Art, Craft and Design Industry?

I was always interested in art and I was living in Paris when the opportunity came up to be cultural correspondent for a small arts magazine, many years ago. And I just took it from there!


2. What is the most challenging part of your job?

Writing books is definitely tough – it’s lonely, hard work. Each time I say never again, and then...


3. What has been your biggest struggle working within journalism?

I suppose believing in myself! I always think everyone else does a better job than I do!


4. Do you believe the internet is the future of the art market?

Partly, but not entirely. For the volume market certainly, but I still think that the top end will remain a person-to-person, bricks-and-mortar area.


5. Is there any particular passion that you believe drives your work?

Curiosity, the pleasure of discovering new things every day and watching the art market evolve in ways I couldn’t have imagined 30 years ago.


6. If you could sum yourself up in three words, what would they be?

Hmm – energetic, hard-working, curious


7. Finally, we couldn’t finish without asking – what is your favourite part of your job?

Meeting new people, learning new things all the time. 


Connect with Georgina: Twitter