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The Art Lawyer's Diary: Venice Art Biennale & documenta fifteen - Icons of the International Art World Question the Role of Art and the Artist in Times of Global Crisis

Jun 22, 2022

The Venice Art Biennale: The Milk of Dreams Barbara T. Hoffman, Esq.* The 59th edition of the Venice Art Biennale, under the title of “The Milk of Dreams,” opened to the public on April 23 – November 27, 2022. The exhibition takes place in the Central Pavilion of the Giardini and Arsenal. There are also […]
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How Are NFTs Changing the Art World?

Jun 10, 2022

It seems non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are constantly in the headlines. That’s especially true for art lovers. Their world is becoming dominated by news of the latest major NFT releases and the fortunes made overnight by crypto artists. But what are NFTs, how are they changing the art world, and what can we expect to see […]
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Art Fairs & Galleries: Survival Post Covid

Apr 28, 2022

Covid-19 pandemic continues to create disruptions in particular for art fairs and galleries. We are now in the process of sifting through its impact and seeing what remains after two years of painful change and loss. For art fairs and galleries, their entire model was based on in-person experiences. But the field proved nimble, and […]
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How Do You Become an Art Auctioneer?

Mar 4, 2022

When we imagine an auctioneer, we think of a rapid-fire talker throwing out numbers in a fast paced atmosphere, cigar smoke rising up to the ceiling. And for many auctions, that’s fairly accurate (except maybe the now outdated indoor smoking). Many auctions do run at a fast pace, encouraging bidders to get in while the […]
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What Do Art Dealers Do, and How Do You Work with One?

Jan 5, 2022

Art dealers buy and sell artwork. That was easy, but as you might expect, there is more to it than that. The art market can get complicated. It deals in one-of-a-kind works, things that can’t be replicated. If there is a painting you want, you can’t necessarily go to a store and buy it. If […]
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Where Did Pop Art Come From?

Sep 1, 2017

Pop Art is an impactful art movement in Britain and the US that emerged in the mid-50s and flourished in the 60s. The term “Pop Art” was coined in 1955 by Lawrence Alloway, a British curator and critic. Pop Art was the art of popular or “material” culture and was a revolt against the status quo and the […]
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THE HABITS OF SUCCESSFUL COLLECTORS

Dec 2, 2016

Whatever the reason for your art purchase, be it passion, financial investment, or a combination of the two, take insider advice from our experts. Here, we offer invaluable tips and techniques for successful collecting, including new ways to enlist specialist advice, utilising technologies and social media for your own research, and navigating art fair etiquette. […]
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