The Madness of Art: Jim Kempner at TEDxChelsea by TEDx Talks   7 years ago

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Jim Kempner's talk at the TEDxChelsea conference, held June 1, 2012 at the School of Visual Arts. The conference theme was "The true value of art is seldom what someone is willing to pay for it." For more information or to apply for 2013, please go to

Jim Kempner has been dealing in contemporary art since 1987. Before he discovered his passion for the art world he owned an Italian Ice business, worked for the Public Utilities Commission, was District Manager for Bed, Bath and Beyond and tried his hand at stand up comedy. He has been working on his web series The Madness of Art for the past 10 years.

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