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David Shapiro

David Shapiro

Adjunct Instructor

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 founding editor of the contemporary art publication Museo, Shapiro has published interviews with artists including Vanessa Beecroft, Shirin Neshat, and Jeff Wall. He has published on art fraud in the Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies 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 at Parsons New School for Design, Pratt Institute, FIT, and the Museum of Modern Art.  

Past Courses

The Contemporary Art Market: What to Look For

Learn about the contemporary art marketplace and its major players, and know what to look for when buying and selling art.