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A Snapshot of Art History and Photorealism

March 23, 2017

The camera has been arguably one of the most disruptive technological advancements in art history. From the first cave paintings, art was used to tell stories and record historic events. Then roughly 150 years ago, the camera changed the way we captured the visual world. Suddenly art wasn’t the only way to depict historic events, people, and places. The camera was able to capture all…

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5 Questions on Collector vs Investor

March 16, 2017

As the art market becomes bigger, faster and more complex, acquiring the services of an art advisor is a great way to navigate the murky waters with confidence. Javier Lumbreras, CEO of Artemundi Management, shares his expertise on collecting for passion and investment, and the increase in demand for art investment products. What is the difference between collectors vs. investors? Art collecting is an insatiable…

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For One of the Biggest Shifts in the New York Art Scene, You Can Thank Guerrillas.

March 9, 2017

Not the animal, but an anonymous group of radical feminist female artists known as the Guerrilla Girls. In 1989, the Modern Art Department of the MET’s public collections had less than 5% of works produced by women. And yet 85% of the nudes were of females. Gender and racial inequality is an issue that the Guerilla Girls have been focusing on for a long time….

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Navigating Your Way Through an Art Fair

March 2, 2017

In pretty much every corner of the globe, you can find an art fair. It’s where art collectors and advisors to dealers and curators come together to discover international art-world trends and to make deals. To make the most of your time, it would help to do a little planning prior to your visit. You’ll be able to find the exhibitor list and usually the…

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The Artist’s Estate; Structuring and Managing an Artist’s Legacy (Part II)

February 23, 2017

Estate planning involves more than drafting a will and good estate planning and administration involves a variety of skills: a collaboration between the artist and his or her advisors. Over the years that I have been involved in advising artists, writers, and other creators with respect to the planning of their estates, two of the most difficult decisions for many artists is who will be…

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Art & Finance Report 2016

February 9, 2017

The 2016 Art & Finance report comes at a challenging time for both the art market and the wealth management industry. With art market growth showing signs of slowing toward the end of 2015 and in early 2016, combined with slower economic growth, increasing volatility in the financial markets, and geopolitical uncertainty, the picture is becoming more complex and unpredictable. Maybe it is exactly this…

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Buy What You Love

February 2, 2017

This is the advice from Annelien Bruins and so many other seasoned professionals in the art world. Bruins has worked for over 15 years in the industry and has advised and managed private and corporate art collections around the world. For emerging artists’ work, Bruins believes that collectors should buy what they’ll love and want to live with. True, some very savvy collectors are able…

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Artemundi’s Art Market Forecast 2017

January 26, 2017

2016 year was a pivotal one for the art and auction world. Saatchi Gallery held its first all-female show in January. David Bowie’s death rendered him one of the most talked-about collectors of the year. The news of the Brexit vote in late June caught the world by surprise, and caused a rippling of concerns across stake-holding nations. The sale of Claude Monet’s Grainstack for…

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Art has its Feet Firmly Planted in Two Worlds

January 19, 2017

For many, art is treated as a commodity and a financial asset. In fact for the past 35 years, much of the growth in the global art market has been the result of the ‘financialization’ of art – art being used as a store of value. And yet if art is a commodity, it is unlike almost any other commodity in the world. Specifically, it…

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When it comes to Taxes, Ignorance is far from Bliss

January 3, 2017

Taxes are waiting for you around every corner. In fact, sales taxes vary by state and rates can reach 10% of a selling price depending on the city/state combination. Whether you’re an art buyer or seller, ignoring these taxes is never a great idea. The key to understanding how taxes are applied is something called ‘nexus’. No we’re not taking about the boarder entry pass….

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