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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 is the cutting edge. It’s what is happening now. For…

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NFT 101 For Those with NFT FOMO

April 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 that I could not confidently answer. But thankfully, I know…

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What Could the Art Market Look like in 2021?

March 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, we might find some hopeful signs that we will be…

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Ask the Experts: How can an art advisor help an art collector navigate the art market?

March 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 market has grown enormously over the last 10 years and,…

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Ask the Experts: How to Find an Art Advisor and What to Look For?

February 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 collecting experience and build a meaningful collection. The best way…

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5 Questions with Art Lending Expert Shelley Berube

February 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 some questions we had about art lending. So, just how…

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How Looking at Art Affects Your Mental Health

February 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 and well being? That might seem bold to say, but…

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Expert Answers to Common Questions from Art Collectors

January 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 long, wandering odyssey of challenges. To help you navigate the…

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5 Questions with Ana Acha, Founder Of Aworanka, a Platform for Lovers and Collectors of African Art

January 13, 2021

Today, we chat with Ana Collazo, an art lover who studied fine arts before moving to Africa where she acted as a liaison for international investors in Senegal, Cameroon, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, and Nigeria. After living in various countries for six years, she settled in Nigeria where she launched Aworanka, which was born to revolutionize the world of art in Africa. She explains how… So,…

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How to Research Artists

January 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 collection. Knowing the story and context behind your pieces is…

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