Josh Baer is the determining factor that elevates and differentiates The Baer Faxt from other art industry newsletters. In contrast to traditional journalism in which reporters look within the art world as outsiders to gather and disseminate vital information with little comprehension, Josh Baer is a renowned art expert who compiles art world data personally. He has a unique position inside the art business, providing insight only a participant in the market could possess. Since 1994, Josh Baer has been an art advisor to world-class collectors. He was also a former gallery owner from 1985-1994. Mr. Baer has completed over $500 million worth of transactions. Access to information is the key to understanding the market and as a mainstream "player" in this world, his connections are unrivaled.
In his younger years in the arts, he was director of the seminal artist-run space White Columns (1979-1983) and had his downtown moments publishing the arts magazine ZG and through his involvement with Neutral Records.