Michael Goodman is a Los Angeles-based visual artist, curator, art dealer, entrepreneur, and founder of MRG Fine Art Gallery, Goodman Standards, LLC., and a contributor to the ArtMatcher App. In the last 16 years, he has hosted over 300 exhibitions and has participated in over 50 art fairs in Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Palm Springs, and Aspen. Michael is known as one of the foremost art broker consultants on works by Picasso, Warhol, and Keith Haring, among other blue chip artists, and is an authority on artwork by Richard Hambleton. In addition to brokering private placement sales of high-profile artwork by recognized non-living artists to individual collectors, corporations, and museums, Michael has been instrumental in helping emerging and mid-career artists with their business practices and serves as chief consultant to several national and international privately held art funds.
Tara Barone is a fine art dealer, advisor, curator, art historian, and writer. Tara grew up in Buffalo, NY and graduated from Alfred University with a degree in Art History and Theory. She spent the next 10 years in New York City working in Modern and Contemporary galleries, immersed in the many pillars of the art world and market. Formerly a Director at Jane Kahan Gallery in New York City, she has specialized in niche markets like Picasso ceramics, limited editioned prints, and traditional Aubusson tapestries, dealing in works by Modern Masters such as Calder, Miro, and Leger, among other household names. Tara has worked with prominent private collections in New York City, institutions such as Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and has been instrumental in coordinating the execution of major exhibitions at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the Museum of European Modern Art in Barcelona, and art fairs in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Houston. Tara has over a decade of experience as a fine art specialist navigating the Primary and Secondary art markets, and has also played an integral role in facilitating major gallery operations at Elizabeth Dee Gallery in New York, and most recently in 2022, David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles.
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