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New Tools of the Trade

November 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, known to those both within in the art business and…

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5 Questions on the Growth of the Online Art Market with Allis Ghim

October 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. What have we learnt from the online art market in…

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It is Always Advisable to Choose the Right Art Advisor

October 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, Joe Houston puts it “the unsexy minutia.” This is where…

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Havana, Here WE Come!

October 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 many galleries and museums on a regular basis, as it’s…

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Street Art – From Vandalism to Gentrification

September 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 with selling art – it isn’t exactly easy to hang…

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5 Questions on Attending an Auction with Leon Benrimon

September 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 an auction? My advice is that for everyone who can,…

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Art Trends: A Digital Disruption

September 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 has transformed industries ranging from transportation to publishing. A new…

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The Moment of Purchase: Finding the Balance of Emotion and Caution

September 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 that can’t be lived without, something that fills the perfect…

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As I See It With Bruce Helander – Jump for Joy

September 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 the art world, the parallel to Olympiad achievement is the…

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More Than Ever, Collectors and Experts are Connecting Online

September 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 required scouring the art market, including countless art fairs and…

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