Eric Smith, CEO of Redwood Media Group, is a true art-world insider with over 20 years of industry experience. He is the former Vice President of Summit Business Media, the leading worldwide producer of art shows like Art Miami and art-related trade publications. Smith also spent years as the director of Martin Lawrence Galleries, managing over 20 galleries in California, Colorado, and Hawaii. He quickly developed a passion for modern and contemporary art, selling works by Warhol, Rosenquist, Rauschenberg, Oldenburg, and Haring. A leading expert on the art market and the latest art trends and forecasts, Smith is frequently asked to lecture at industry trade shows and conferences and is regularly quoted by the media.
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