The Art Elevator Episode #2 - Alvah Beander on "Different Kinds Of Value in Art."

podcast Jan 10, 2022


Today, I'm interviewing Alvah Beander, who is a fine art appraiser specializing in Traditional and Contemporary African Art, art by African Americans, including Folk Art and Art by people of the African Diaspora. She is a member of the International Society of Appraisers, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, and holds an MBA from Marymount University of Management in Arlington Virginia.

We were able to record on a significant day – Martin Luther King Day.

In this episode, 

You will learn:

  • How to value art on all levels, including monetary, societal, and emotional value
  • Observations on artists whose careers have gone from “unknown” to “successful”
  • What can be learned from studying art


And much more!

Actionable Checklist coming soon!

Resources Mentioned:

Norman Lewis

Jacob Lawrence

Gwendolyn Knight

Sam Gilliam

Amy Sherald

Peggy Cayfritz: Collector of African American art

Thelma Golden: New emerging artists

David Driskell


Learn More About Alvah:

Melanin Art Appraisals



This episode is sponsored by:

MTN Luxury Group with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in the Vail Valley of Colorado. 


Podcast Editing:

Shameka Jones, media producer and art professional
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