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When it comes to Taxes, Ignorance is far from Bliss

Jan 3, 2017

Taxes are waiting for you around every corner. In fact, sales taxes vary by state and rates can reach 10% of a selling price depending on the city/state combination. Whether you’re an art buyer or seller, ignoring these taxes is never a great idea. The key to understanding how taxes are applied is something called […]
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Protecting the Intangible Assets of a Visual Artist’s Work: Estate Planning and Management of Copyrights to Create Value and Preserve Legacy (Part I)

Dec 16, 2016

Storage, conservation, and cataloging needs create special problems for the visual artist’s estate. It is important to separate artistic property from other physical possessions. — Barbara Hoffman, Attorney I am frequently called upon with respect to the planning of visual artist’s estates, particularly as it concerns the development and preservation of the artist’s legacy. Whether […]
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DEMOCRATIZATION OF ART: THE RISE OF A NEW ART MARKET’S PARADIGM

Dec 9, 2016

Pronounce the word “art”, to conjure up the image of an intellectual and sensitive practice reserved only to the upper class and aristocracy. A sacred aura still attaches to the word. Yet the notion of art as elitist is decades out of date. So out of date, in fact, that a new paradigm is emerging, […]
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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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VIDEO: Tips for Attending an Art Fair

Nov 21, 2016

Why Should You Attend an Art Fair? What’s the Best Approach When Navigating Through a Fair? How is the Accessible Art Fair is Different from Other Art Fairs? Why did You Bring this Concept to New York City? Join the brains behind the new Accessible Art Fair New York, Maria Van Vlodrop and Stephanie Manasseh, […]
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VIDEO: Shedding Light on the Contemporary Art Market

Nov 21, 2016

Just how dynamic is the contemporary art market? Should we expect any adjustments or corrections in the next few years? Who are the top ranking contemporary artists right now? What should first time collectors keep in mind? Join artnet’s Post War & Contemporary Art specialist, Jacqueline Towers-Perkins, as she provides her perspective on this hugely […]
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When it Comes to Your Art Collection, Even the Taxman is an Admirer

Nov 18, 2016

It’s no surprise that failing to plan ahead can have negative tax implications and this includes your art collection. For example, in the US there is a lifetime gift tax exemption of $5,430,000. Or if you decide to give a charitable gift of art, you can be rewarded with a tax exemption. All of these […]
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New Tools of the Trade

Nov 9, 2016

We do it almost without thinking about it, but what does it really mean to engage with art in the digital age, when and how did it originate? Our experts explore how technological developments have influenced art, the art market and museums in recent decades. One of the earliest and most utilized online art companies, […]
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5 Questions on the Growth of the Online Art Market with Allis Ghim

Oct 26, 2016

As the online art market continues to grow, it’s no surprise that we are seeing lots of new players. Allis Ghim from Bidsquare, a curated online auction platform, shares her insights into this dynamic market; where it’s heading, who’s driving the growth, what online tools are available and how businesses are evolving to keep up. […]
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It is Always Advisable to Choose the Right Art Advisor

Oct 17, 2016

I’m an art advisor – kidding, I’m not. But the truth is anyone can call him or herself one. A qualified advisor is more likely to adhere to strong ethical standards, avoiding thorny issues like conflict of interest. They also handle details like insurers, accountants, and attorneys – as curator of the Hallmark Art Collection, […]
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Havana, Here WE Come!

Oct 11, 2016

One of the advantages of being an art critic is that you tend to receive an abundance of material to sift through each day, which arrives like clockwork electronically and magically overnight, appearing on my computer screen in the form of hundreds of press releases each morning. It’s a great advantage to hear from so […]
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Street Art – From Vandalism to Gentrification

Sep 30, 2016

When ‘vandals’ take over the art market. Up until the 1980’s, street art was mostly considered nothing more than ‘vandalism’. In New York, it was common to see monochromatic subway cars transformed into colourful works of art. All around the city and on public spaces these works were more about expressionism than anything to do […]
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5 Questions on Attending an Auction with Leon Benrimon

Sep 22, 2016

Art auctions are an exciting and accessible way to grow your collection. Offering lots across varying categories and catering to all budgets, attending an auction is a must! Leon Benrimon, Heritage Auctions’ Director of Modern and Contemporary Art, shares his expertise and provides valuable advice on how to buy at an auction. Who can/should attend […]
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Art Trends: A Digital Disruption

Sep 21, 2016

Technology promises to affect every aspect of the art world. A great work of art can appear timeless and unchanging, its insight and beauty set apart from the march of time. The art market paints a different picture. Traditionally hampered by opacity and inefficiency, it is primed for digital disruption — the same sort that […]
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The Moment of Purchase: Finding the Balance of Emotion and Caution

Sep 15, 2016

The decision to purchase a work of art, whether a contemporary installation, a fauvist streetscape, a folk art masterpiece or a continental porcelain garniture, is a moment that follows an emotional response to the work. This response can range from desire and fascination to hope and excitement, whether you see the work as an image […]
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As I See It With Bruce Helander - Jump for Joy

Sep 8, 2016

Like most of us, if you were constantly glued to the TV during the last few weeks, it was likely due to the Olympic Games in Brazil. And no wonder, as athletes from the United States won a record number of medals (121), including a total of 46 golds, more than any other country. For […]
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More Than Ever, Collectors and Experts are Connecting Online

Sep 8, 2016

Never before has the art world been more connected. Through increased access to online resources, collectors, galleries, artists, and professionals have the ability to buy, sell and learn about art from all across the globe. This explosion of discovery is connecting collectors with artists as well as experts in the field. Traditionally this would have […]
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Buy Art that You Love. Try to Love Doing Your Homework.

Aug 30, 2016

I always hated homework – especially math. But it was a necessary part of life. When you purchase art, doing your homework can be just as important. In 2013, the estimated size of the global art market was over $60 billion. Since many of these transactions can be private, some elements of the art world […]
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There is an Art to Everything in Life. Collecting Art is No Different.

Aug 17, 2016

Talk to any art collector and they’ll tell you that art fairs are one of the best ways to discover incredible work. But the trouble with art fairs is that they take time to explore. You often end up seeing so much variety that everything can become a blur – also known as ‘art fair […]
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As I See It With Bruce Helander – Considering Collage

Aug 4, 2016

Like her fascinating flower collages, Kathryn Adele Schumacher’s work is blossoming into handsome, sophisticated compositions made of torn and cut paper from the printed page, which have an unforgettable appeal. As with most motivated artists I know, Ms. Schumacher became enamored with creative projects by the age of five, as she dabbled in finger paints […]
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The Evolution of Art and Financial Services

Jul 28, 2016

The head of Deloitte’s Art & Finance Practice in the US, Phillip Ashley Klein and insurance expert Donald A. Poster from Alliant Americas, examine art collectors’ needs in a constantly evolving art world, as art market growth and technological advancements increasingly combine. The rapid transformation of the art market provides opportunities for art collectors who […]
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5 Questions on Art & Law with Steven Schindler and Katherine Wilson-Milne

Jul 22, 2016

Steven Schindler and Katherine Wilson-Milne of Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP, a premier art law boutique in New York City, address some common questions and concerns with transparency and risk mitigation in the commercial art world. How does transparency or lack of transparency impact the functioning of the art market today? The lack of transparency […]
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Avoiding Legal Pitfalls with Matt Beasant

Jul 15, 2016

It can be difficult to enjoy a work of art when you’ve had the wool pulled over your eyes. In the last few years, the art world has had to deal with some significant forgeries. Several years ago some of the world’s most reputable collectors were defrauded when they purchased modernist masterpieces that turned out […]
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Art Is Changing - Just What Are The Trends In 2016?

Jul 1, 2016

George Lucas once said that art is a continually evolving process. When he said that technology keeps moving forward, making it easier for artists to tell their stories and paint the pictures they want he was probably (almost certainly) talking about motion pictures. However, that comment is as easily applicable to other forms of art. […]
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