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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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Buying Your First Art Piece: How to Become an Art Collector

Sep 21, 2020

Collecting art is a thrilling adventure — one filled with beauty, the excitement of a great find, and the triumph of a profitable sale. But breaking in can be difficult. While the art world can seem cold and uninviting, all you need is a little guidance. Below, we’ll outline some key tips to getting started. […]
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5 Questions with Artwork Archive Co-founder Justin Anthony

Aug 28, 2020

To start, we confess that because we have so much to discuss with Justin, we deviated from our usual 5-question format and added a 6th question here. Oh, and full disclosure: we also snuck in an additional bonus question! That being said, we are thrilled to chat with Justin Anthony, co-founder of Artwork Archive, an […]
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How Millennials Are Changing the Art World

Aug 25, 2020

Millennials are doing things their own way. Their passage into adulthood has seen sweeping changes to the way business is done in so many fields, and art is no different. This group is young, the oldest are only now pushing 40. Millennials are people born somewhere between 1980 and 1997 — give or take a […]
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5 Questions with Christine Bourron, Pi-eX CEO (CB)

May 28, 2020

If you don’t know of Pi-eX by now, you certainly should. Why? Well, Pi‐eX Ltd is a London based, FCA regulated, financial broker dealer, focusing on Fine Art market research and Fine Art‐based financial instruments. Christine Bourron, the Founder and CEO of Pi‐eX, took time to explain the company’s mission and discuss the current status […]
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Get to Know Our Members: Consultant, Collector, Creative Director, Jessica Phillips

May 5, 2020

This month, our featured member is a Generalist. In other words, she knows a wide variety of cultures and art, with a major interest in Oceanic and African art. Jessica works with collectors on displaying their formed collections and consults on collection management, whether it be acquiring or deaccessioning privately, by auction, or donation. She […]
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How to Store Your Artwork Like an Expert

May 5, 2020

While most artists would want their pieces to end up taking a share of that $64 billion art market, the reality is that they may end up selling only a few paintings — with the majority of their work having to go into storage for a few weeks, months or even years. Some pieces may […]
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How to Encourage Your Child to Love Drawing

Apr 27, 2020

Home with Your Kids? Here’s Why They Should Engage in The Arts At Least Once A Day! Creating art at any level is a powerful way to boost mental health – according to a study by researchers at Drexel University. Whether your child is a mini Da Vinci or they love drawing their favorite cartoon […]
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How to Collect Perishable Art

Feb 20, 2020

There’s a new trend of food as art, ever since a banana taped to a wall with duct tape sold at Art Basel Miami for $120,000. The artwork was by Maurizio Cattelan and it was titled “Comedian.” The billionaire Miami couple that bought it stated that they thought Comedian might become significant in art history. […]
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5 Questions with Pablo del Val, Artistic Director of Art Dubai (Interview)

Feb 17, 2020

For the last 5 years, Pablo del Val has been leading Art Dubai’s artistic direction, and works to develop and bolster relationships with galleries, artists and curators around the globe. His directorship at Art Dubai further cements the fair’s commitment to cultivating a culture of discovery, education and thought leadership. Find out why Art Dubai […]
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5 Questions with South African film director and artist, Ralph Ziman

Feb 3, 2020

Today we chat with Ralph Ziman, the mastermind behind The Casspir Project, an unprecedented and multifaceted undertaking comprised of installation, photography, oral history, and documentary. We had the absolute pleasure of seeing the restored Casspir vehicle firsthand at Pulse Art Fair 2019 in Miami. Its surface is fully covered in elaborate, brightly colored panels of […]
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Art Collecting: The Thrill of the Hunt

Jan 20, 2020

The art world has a reputation as being closed and dynamic so it’s no wonder starting an art collection can be intimidating. If you don’t come from a family of art collectors and have no prior experience collecting art, where do you start? The thrill of the hunt drives most collectors to buy art and […]
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5 Questions with Crispian Riley-Smith, Co-Founding Director of Masters Drawings New York (MDNY)

Jan 13, 2020

Today we chat with Crispian Riley-Smith, Co-Founding Director of Masters Drawings New York (MDNY), coming up January 25 – February 1, 2020. Crispian has over three decades of experience in the art market, he has worked for the four main auction houses in London and is the founding director of London Art Week and co-founder […]
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Interview: The Sales Process in Detail with Jacqueline Towers-Perkins

Jan 3, 2020

Jacqueline Towers-Perkins, Senior Specialist, Head of Sale, Post-War & Contemporary Art at Bonhams and course instructor in our Art Advisory 201 Program, discusses the key points an advisor should consider when helping clients with sales and transactions. What are the key points to consider for an art advisor’s clients before helping them to sell a […]
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So You Want to Be a Serious Art Collector?

Nov 20, 2019

Well, there are serious art collectors and then there are trend-followers. Where do you fall? There’s also a big difference between building an art collection and buying a piece of art. Creating an art collection takes skills, passion and dedication to develop personal tastes, industry relationships and buyer confidence. Having a good sense of instinct […]
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5 Questions with the Senior Editor of Arts and Culture at Observer

Nov 4, 2019

Today we chat with Juliet Helmke, the Senior Editor of Arts and Culture at Observer who helped design the agenda for the upcoming Business of Art Observed coming up on November 12th in NYC. Prior to joining Observer, Juliet was an editor at Modern Painters magazine, and before that she gained experience both in book […]
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Interview: Effective Marketing Strategies for Art Advisors with Annelien Bruins

Aug 21, 2019

Annelien Bruins, independent Chief Marketing Officer, former CEO of Tang Art Advisory, course leader and instructor in our Art Advisory 201 Program, discusses the importance of a strong brand for an art advisory business. What does marketing mean for art advisors? Art advisors often operate as single-owner-businesses and therefore have limited resources available in terms […]
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Interview: Business and Legal Issues for Art Advisors with Katherine Wilson-Milne and Steven Schindler

Aug 21, 2019

Katherine Wilson-Milne and Steven Schindler, Partners at Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP and course instructors in our Art Advisory 201 Program, discuss common conflicts and explain how the art market has changed from a legal perspective. What are the most common sources of conflict that you come across in your work as art attorneys and […]
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Interview: Understanding Best Practice in Art Advisory with Annelien Bruins

Aug 21, 2019

Annelien Bruins, independent Chief Marketing Officer, former CEO of Tang Art Advisory, course leader and instructor in our Art Advisory 201 Program, discusses how the art advisor’s role has changed over the past decade. Why did you develop this course with 1AN? Before my career switch to luxury marketing I was an art advisor for […]
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5 Questions with the Editorial Director of Observer

Aug 14, 2019

Today we chat with Mary von Aue, Editorial Director of Observer and host of the inaugural Business of Art Observed. Mary joined Observer from the start-up publishing world, where she built editorial strategies and new outlets in the media landscape. She has a master’s degree from Columbia University that focused on Arabic literature and for […]
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If You’re Thinking of Collecting Art by Women, Now Is the Time

Aug 6, 2019

Women artists—from old masters to those just out of art school—have slowly gained traction in museums and on the art market for years. If you’re thinking of collecting art by women, now is the time. This year appears to be a watershed. “Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future,” an exhibition of work by the […]
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Planning for the Future of Your Collection

Jul 29, 2019

For many collectors, their interest in acquiring art is a passion. People spend their entire life time building their collection and it can make up a substantial part of their net worth. But, unlike the thoughtful planning that is often intrinsic to other assets, the majority of collectors have not crafted a plan of action […]
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