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What Important Role Does an Art Advisor Play

Aug 1, 2022

The art world is a wonderful place, filled with enthusiasm, interesting ideas, and that effervescent spirit of creation. But it can also be complicated. Very, very complicated. That’s why it can be very beneficial to get the assistance of an art advisor. We are living through the most diverse, byzantine art market ever. There are […]
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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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5 Questions with Accredited Appraiser Frances Zeman

Apr 12, 2022

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Frances Zeman, who has been an active member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) since 1980. Her broad client and appraisal experience includes Insurance placement and loss, Estates & Trust matters, Charitable Contributions and other Wealth Management strategies. But when we really got deep into things, […]
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One Art Nation: Empowering Art Collectors and Professionals

Mar 31, 2022

We sat down for a chat with Subkit, who were interested in hearing about our entrepreneurial journey in the art world. Here’s how it went… What’s your business, and who are your customers? One Art Nation (1AN) – www.oneartnation.com – is THE trusted source of online art market education across the globe. We initially targeted the […]
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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. And for many auctions, that’s fairly accurate. Many auctions do run at a fast pace, encouraging bidders to get in while the getting is good. The auctioneers will also follow a “chant” — a sonorous rhythm […]
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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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How Has the Art Market Evolved? And What’s Next?

Oct 14, 2021

A lot of ink has been spilled over the last year over the changes going on in the art market. And there’s no question that things have changed dramatically. The pandemic brought about enormous challenges for the art world. From galleries to museums, from auction houses to openings, everyone has struggled. Obviously, COVID-19 brought online […]
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What Is the Secondary Art Market?

Aug 6, 2021

When you begin buying art, you encounter a lot of terminology. One of these is the secondary art market. What exactly is it? And if there is a secondary market, what makes up the primary market? The simplest way to think of these two markets is this: Primary market: when art is sold for the […]
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Ask the Experts: How will the art market continue to be impacted by COVID-19 in 2021?

Jul 19, 2021

We’ve seen a dramatic change in how we appreciate and purchase art. Our experts discuss how we’re more connected and innovative than ever before, and how this shift has brought about new opportunities but also new challenges. As a result of COVID-19, 2020 was a year of innovation for the art industry, with immense creativity […]
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Ask the Experts: What top tips would you share with an art collector just starting out in this dynamic market?

Jun 2, 2021

Collecting art can be daunting and most don’t know where to begin. Having the knowledge and expertise to guide you along the way will help you make confident and informed purchases. And always go with your gut and buy what you love as you’ll hear from our experts. I would find an area of the […]
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How to Buy Contemporary Art

May 6, 2021

Buying contemporary art can often make people tense up. Because it is new, it can be difficult to understand what price is truly fair, what artist is going to go on to be a big name, or if it is going to age well. But there is another way to look at it. Contemporary art […]
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NFT 101 For Those with NFT FOMO

Apr 8, 2021

Yesterday my dad asked me about NFTs and what they mean to the art market. Although my dad’s an art lover, a collector, and even an artist, he’s in his seventies and is lost amongst all of this crypto art hoopla. And I have to admit, I’m not that far behind, as he posed some questions […]
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What Could the Art Market Look like in 2021?

Mar 26, 2021

2020, it bears repeating, was a difficult year. The art market did not escape this difficulty. In fact, it was already poised for bad news at the end of 2019, but no one could have expected how bad it turned out. But 2021 is a new year. And as we look out at the landscape, […]
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Ask the Experts: How can an art advisor help an art collector navigate the art market?

Mar 8, 2021

Not only can art advisors provide you much needed transparency when it comes to collecting art, they will educate you about the process, help you establish tastes and open doors to the best quality works. Hear what our experts had to say about how art advisors can help you navigate the art market. The art […]
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Ask the Experts: How to Find an Art Advisor and What to Look For?

Feb 25, 2021

To start off our Art Advisory series, we asked the experts: how can a collector find an art advisor to work with and what should they be looking for? There are many reasons, as you’ll find out below. The art market is opaque and partnering with a knowledgeable professional will help you enjoy the art […]
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5 Questions with Art Lending Expert Shelley Berube

Feb 16, 2021

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Shelley Berube, Executive Vice President at Luxury Asset Capital. She is responsible for leading all day-to-day operations at the New York City office including sales, building client relations, maximizing the company’s operating performance and helping to achieve the company’s financial goals. Wow! Sounds busy! Thankfully she took time to answer […]
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How Looking at Art Affects Your Mental Health

Feb 4, 2021

We all know that we love art. Maybe it’s because of the beautiful colors, the captivating imagery, the mastery of the brushwork, or some intangible connection it has to a memory. There’s no question: art has real, meaningful value in people’s lives. But did you know art is scientifically proven to improve your mental health […]
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Expert Answers to Common Questions from Art Collectors

Jan 14, 2021

From buying art to bequeathing it, here are 6 frequently asked questions about art collections, answered by experts. Collecting art is a journey. It goes beyond just the purchase of the artwork. Art collecting seems like a straightforward journey. But once you start, you’ll realize it’s filled with unexpected twists and turns. You’ll feel like Odysseus—facing a […]
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How to Research Artists

Jan 4, 2021

No matter how, where, or for what reason you buy art, you should research the artist. This single activity sets apart the art collector from the crowd, allowing them to buy confidently, knowing that they are paying fair prices and getting high quality work. Research also brings new levels of understanding and appreciation to your […]
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From Emerging to Established: A Resource to Help Collectors Navigate the Art Market

Dec 10, 2020

“The art market is known for its complexity and lack of transparency, and for those just getting into the market, it can be quite intimidating.” Julia Wehkamp, co-founder of One Art Nation (1AN). The art market is complicated, but access to educational resources does not have to be. One Art Nation (1AN) was founded to […]
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Buying Art at Auction

Nov 5, 2020

Stories of art auctions have become routine accounts of wealth. Every few months, an auction breaks some record with a painting going for tens of millions of dollars. These headlines give the impression that art auctions are only for the super rich. But that impression is wrong. Art auctions can actually be a great way […]
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5 Things You Should Do When Buying Art (and 1 You Should Always Avoid)

Oct 14, 2020

Like any important purchase, art buying takes special consideration. You wouldn’t buy a car without a test drive, and you wouldn’t buy a house without taking a tour. Even most ice cream shops expect you to try a sample first! Below are tips for buying art. These dos and don’ts will help you know how […]
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