Erica Barrish has a deep understanding and perspective on all aspects of the global art market. For over two decades she has served as a key leader in the art world focusing on modern and contemporary artists. As an art advisor, she understands how best to guide, educate and protect collectors.
Erica served as a senior specialist focusing on Post War and Contemporary Art for three leading auction houses. She subsequently was director of sales for a high profile contemporary art gallery in New York. Her intimate understanding of determining retail and fair market values stems from her appraisal background at one of the most respected, global valuation companies. Finally, as a curator, Erica has organized exhibitions, lectured and authored publications at key museums across America.
Erica has been instrumental in building collections with works by blue chip artists such as Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Donald Judd, Gerhard Richter, Ellsworth Kelly, Andy Warhol, Agnes Martin, Robert Ryman, Josef Albers, Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud, Eva Hesse, Helen Frankenthaler, Carl Andre, Yayoi Kusama and Anne Truitt. She has lead markets by placing artists including Barkley Hendricks, Kerry James Marshall, and Glenn Ligon. She has also spotted young talent such as Tavares Strachan, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Titus Kaphar, Mary Weatherford, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Deborah Roberts, Tschabalala Self, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Eddie Martinez.