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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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From Emerging to Established: A Resource to Help Collectors Navigate the Art Market

December 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 demystify the process of buying and selling artworks. Recently 1AN…

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Buying Art at Auction

November 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 to buy art. Well ran auctions provide a plethora of…

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5 Things You Should Do When Buying Art (and 1 You Should Always Avoid)

October 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 to make the right purchases and avoid common mistakes that…

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

September 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. There is no reason why you can’t become an art…

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5 Questions with Artwork Archive Co-founder Justin Anthony

August 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 innovative art business management software brand based in Denver, CO….

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How Millennials Are Changing the Art World

August 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 few years, definitions vary. This is the first generation considered…

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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 of the art market among the corona virus pandemic. 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 not be good enough to capture the eyes of art…

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