Ms. Barbara Guggenheim

Ms. Barbara Guggenheim

Partner in Guggenheim, Asher Associates, one of America’s Best-Known Firms of Art Advisers

Barbara Guggenheim is a partner in Guggenheim, Asher Associates, one of America’s best-known firms of art advisers.  For over twenty-five years, she’s built collections for major corporations, such as Sony and Coca-Cola, and individuals, including high-profile celebrities Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg.  Guggenheim holds a doctorate in Art History from Columbia University and has headed two departments at Christie’s.

Guggenheim has written commentaries on the art world for many journals, including The Robb Report, regularly appears on industry power lists, and has been the subject of numerous magazine articles, including profiles in Vanity Fair and Forbes. She’s written five books, including Art World: The New Rules of the Game and Little Known Facts About Well-Known Figures.  In her spare time, Guggenheim writes humorous short stories published in Elle, W, and Harper’s Bazaar, and she’s a competitive tango dancer besides.

She lives in Malibu with her husband, Bert Fields, a renowned lawyer, historian, and author, and commutes between offices in Los Angeles and New York.