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David Shapiro

Art appraiser, Victor Wiener Associates, LLC

David Shapiro is an art appraiser for Victor Wiener Associates, LLC. He has worked on several legal cases including the appraisal of the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts in connection with the 2014 Detroit bankruptcy trial as well as the art fraud case of USA vs. Luke Brugnara; he published on the latter in the Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies (2016).

As founding editor of the contemporary art publication Museo, Shapiro has published interviews with artists including Vanessa Beecroft, Shirin Neshat, and Jeff Wall and has served as an editor of art history textbooks, including Janson’s History of Art. Shapiro has lectured on the contemporary art market at Sotheby’s Institute and has taught art history at Parsons New School for Design, Pratt Institute, FIT, and the Museum of Modern Art.