Become a successful art collector with MagnusClass. – FAD Magazine | Candle Made Easy

Always wanted to invest in art but didn’t know where to start? MagnusClass can help.

This online course will give you the tools to navigate the art market and the skills to identify which artists to buy. If you already think you’re not sophisticated enough for this level of sophistication, Magnusclass will reformulate your thoughts on the subject. MagnusClass is for all new collectors, regardless of your budget (starting at $500).

So “Is MagnusClass worth it?” We took the class to find out.

Below are more details but summarized; – MagnusClass is a brilliant online course that can help you collect art successfully. It contains all the relevant topics and content a new collector needs to start their journey into the art world. Think of it as “Art Collecting 101”. Our favorite part: It’s short. Within 4 hours you will have the know-how needed to navigate the art world and start building your collection.

If you wish to attend the course we have negotiated a 10% discount off the full price. Just use the coupon code: FAD10 (Valid until the end of January 2022). Sign up here

What is the Magnus class:

MagnusClass ( is an online course for anyone interested in buying artwork on any budget. Taught by Magnus Resch, one of the world’s leading arts management experts, Ivy League professor and best-selling author. Magnus takes a hands-on approach to art business education. The course consists of lectures, expert interviews and additional documents. The goal of MagnusClass is to educate new and existing collectors how the art market works and to give them the tools to start or grow their collection.

Watch an introduction here:

what will i learn

A lot of. In a very short time. Our key findings were:

  • Understand how to build and grow an art collection
  • Adept at identifying artists to invest in
  • Know where to start
  • Knowing how to navigate the art market and its main players
  • Understand which tools you should use to manage your collection
  • Fast detection of fakes and fakes
  • Understanding NFT Art and Blockchain

Who is Magnus Resch?

Professor Magnus Resch is one of the world’s leading art market experts. He teaches art economics at Yale University and has published 6 books on the art market. Magnus is also an art market entrepreneur. He teamed up with Leonardo DiCaprio to launch an app that works like Shazam for art. He also co-founded the leading database for art collectors,

Magnus’ career has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, WSJ, Vanity Fair and The Financial Times. Magnus understands the art market on a global scale; He received his doctorate in Hong Kong and has lived and worked in Berlin, London and New York.

Who should take the class?

The course has two target groups. The first is someone who has no experience in the art world but is interested in starting collecting, regardless of the price. At the same time, art world professionals like us can benefit greatly from the learnings of the course, allowing us to improve our skills and rethink our collection strategy

How much time do I have to invest to watch it?

The beauty of this course is that it is very efficient. In just 4 hours you will work your way through the extremely concise lectures. If you want to delve deeper, the expert interviews provide additional know-how. There are more than 20 expert interviews, which last an average of 20 minutes.

What is Magnus’ teaching style and how well prepared is the curriculum?

We all remember lectures at school that made us fall asleep. MagnusClass is the opposite. Magnus’ teaching style is entertaining, fun and encouraging – you will never get bored. He is certainly not an old-school professor and you can clearly feel that he has been teaching for 10 years. His examples are vivid and realistic, his language clear and to the point. Slides in the background support his argument. The curriculum is very well structured. Viewers never feel lost. Overall, the presentation and course structure is very professional with high production value.

What you get:


You will have access to 37 concise and comprehensive lectures, each approximately 7 minutes long. Magnus answers questions like: Which artist should I buy? Is art a good investment? How do I start building my art collection? Am I paying too much? Will the price go up? How do I get VIP tickets for Art Basel? And who should I trust?

A full list of topics can be found here:

Watch a sample talk here:

expert interviews

There are also over 20 expert interviews that give an insight into the perspective of the key players in the art market: gallery owners, collectors, artists, NFT & crypto experts. We particularly enjoyed the interview where Magnus consults a data scientist to discuss trends in the art market and tell us what to expect in the future. These interviews last about 20 minutes each. Magnus asks industry experts like artist Marylin Minter, legendary superstar gallery owner Jeffrey Deich, superstar collectors Susan & Michael Hort and Don & Mera Rubell questions like: Which artists do you buy? How do you like her? What is your overall collection strategy and how has it changed? What is a good investment? What tips do you have for aspiring collectors?

Full list of experts here:
Watch an example of an expert interview here:

Final verdict:


* Practical and realistic advice on starting your collection that you can’t find anywhere else
*Very up to date with lectures and expert interviews on NFTs and Blockchain / Crypto Art
*Crucial insight into the current state of the art market from someone at the heart of the art world
*Great for full-time professionals as it is presented in a straightforward manner by an experienced educator
*Inexpensive, especially when compared to university or offline courses
* Easy to navigate user interface
*Access via mobile app (just log in with your MagnusClass credentials)
*Courses, documents and interviews can be reviewed at any time for future reference throughout your career


* Requires footwork to walk from classroom to actually spend time viewing the art
*No guarantee you will find artwork you will appreciate


MagnusClass ( is absolutely worth the money. It is packed with valuable information that is essential for collectors of any level – both novice and experienced art buyers will benefit enormously from this course. You will feel prepared and informed, know the right places and have listened to the most relevant people (expert interviews) to start buying your first artwork – at any price level.

We’ve negotiated a 10% discount off the full price, just use the coupon code: FAD10 (Valid until the end of January 2022). Sign up here




Markus Westall

Mark Westall is the Founder and Editor of FAD Magazine, Founder and Associate Editor of Art of Conversation, and Founder of the @worldoffad platform

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