The Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of @60”—and Managing Partner of KCArt Holdings, LLC—Kipton Cronkite fondly remembers trips to Oklahoma’s Will Rogers Museum with his parents and grandparents, an early source of inspiration for one of the art world’s leading curators of emerging talent. Initially working in finance leading at Bank of America’s Alternative Investment Advisors group—holding such positions as Head of Global Client Services and Director & Senior Vice President of Investor Relations—the events of 9/11 persuaded Kipton to follow his true passion. Recognizing there was no vehicle to help emerging artists gain a foothold in their field he founded KiptonART in 2002, an organization dedicated to connecting them with collectors, curators, and gallerists through an online portal and live events. Embracing the next stage of that mission, Kipton relaunched the site as @60”, The Height of Art in June of 2012. An enthusiastic advocate for the arts in New York City, Kipton’s past and present involvement includes the Executive Committee for the Whitney Contemporaries at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Co-Founder of the Young Patrons Circle of the American Friends of the Louvre, and the Steering Committee for the Young Fellows of the Frick Collection, to name a few. His authoritative insights on the industry have been sought by CNN.com, Vogue, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Modern Painter, Artnet, and Crain’s New York. Kipton received his BS in Marketing and Management from Oklahoma State University, with additional studies in International Business at London’s Imperial College.