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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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Trends of the Art World from an Investment Perspective with Catherine Alsing

June 13, 2016

It is widely reported that the finance industry increasingly views art as an asset. Reported from Art New York 2016, our panel of experts discuss this development and advise on the trends and financial benefits of this investment. There is no doubt that art is a unique asset. Since 2008, there has been a move away from assets with a perceived connection to the financial…

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Out With the Old and in With the New; Shifts in Collecting Habits Among Next Generation Collectors With Matt Beasant

June 6, 2016

Sure there will always be a place for the old masters and impressionist painters but as Laura Doyle of Chubb National Fine Art Specialists points out, younger collectors are choosing new and innovative art forms like never before. But these newer forms of art also pose challenges involving storing, shipping, and displaying. Next gen collectors are increasingly opting for contemporary paintings as well as photography…

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It Doesn’t Have to be Pretty to be Influential. What Drives the Price of Great Paintings with Matt Beasant

May 17, 2016

Artists are emotional, irrational and completely unhinged from reality. At least that’s what some people would have you believe. This same criticism is often placed on the art market when talking about pricing. Evan Beard, National Art & Exotic Assets Executive, dispels this notion by showing us tangible aspects of the market that can drive prices. Evan starts with a story of a famous work…

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Contemporary Art Market Predictions with Matt Beasant

May 5, 2016

Even the best picture frames won’t make you want to put your investment statements on display. This is one of the reasons why art is so compelling; as it ascends in value, you get to enjoy it on your walls. These days we take for granted that paintings can be used as a store of value. In fact in the last twenty-five years, contemporary art…

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As I See It with Bruce Helander – Zero to Seventy in Two Hours

May 3, 2016

For much of the country, the winter months are just something people put up with, as there is little hope of warm weather during that season. As a boy growing up in Minnesota, I experienced a climate that reminds me of the TV programs “Life Below Zero” and “Deadly Catch,” where the floating, freezing cast is thrown about in miserable storms, with bone chilling rain…

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5 Questions on Art Conservation & Restoration with Wendy Partridge

April 13, 2016

Wendy Partridge, a Paintings Conservator at ICA Art Conservation, shares her expertise and experience by answering some frequently asked questions. When should one consult a conservator and what services can a conservator provide? Conservators are experts in the long-term preservation of cultural property. Their activities include examination, documentation, treatment, and preventative care. If you are an individual collector, you might want to consult a conservator…

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As I See It with Bruce Helander – Swimmer’s Ear

April 1, 2016

The headline on the editorial page of the March 27, 2016 edition of The New York Times, “Who has the Candidate’s Ear?,” got me to thinking, just for a moment, which presidential candidate might bring the most positive influence and support to the art world. JFK and Obama had first class art in the Oval Office. Nixon couldn’t comprehend contemporary art, but, ironically, initiated the…

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As I See It with Bruce Helander – Shark Tale

March 8, 2016

Sharks seem to be everywhere these days, and one of the most extraordinary sightings is the annual blacktip shark migration off the southeast coast of Florida, with more than 10,000 of these creatures taking advantage of warmer waters during the winter months. Not surprisingly, it keeps one on the beach and out of the Atlantic. Another impressive discovery was when I spotted photographer Chris Leidy’s…

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