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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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Buy Art that You Love. Try to Love Doing Your Homework.

August 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 can be opaque. Amelia Brankov of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein &…

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There is an Art to Everything in Life. Collecting Art is No Different.

August 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 fatigue’. Use this to your advantage says Leon Benrimon, Heritage…

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As I See It With Bruce Helander – Considering Collage

August 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 and realized that this satisfying activity was a bellwether for…

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The Evolution of Art and Financial Services

July 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 are seeking to protect and grow their wealth. The expertise…

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5 Questions on Art & Law with Steven Schindler and Katherine Wilson-Milne

July 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 in the art market has been of great concern to…

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Avoiding Legal Pitfalls with Matt Beasant

July 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 to be fakes. These pieces of art were sold by,…

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Art Is Changing – Just What Are The Trends In 2016?

July 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. Today’s artists have an incredibly wide canvas on which they…

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As I See It with Bruce Helander – Joseph Conrad-Ferm – Momentum

June 22, 2016

As a professional artist and critic as well as a curator, I have many advantages for which I thank my lucky stars every day. The great benefit of dividing my time between the studio, art galleries and museums is that eventually I developed a sharper perspective on the art world while cultivating a critical eye for the huge amount of works that regularly come to…

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