Art Market

Videos

Shopping for Art with Sally Phillips

Shopping for Art with Sally Phillips

Posted November 18th, 2013

Art History, Art Market, Collectors, Videos

From Tutankhamun to the ancient Greeks, the church to the Medicis, there’s a long history of shopping for art. Comedian Sally Phillips explains the bulk-buys and the beheadings — then explores the international art fair circuit to find out what’s worth its weight in gold… Read More

Contemporary Art

The Art Market – A Criminal’s Paradise

The Art Market – A Criminal’s Paradise

Posted November 18th, 2013

Art Market, Business, Contemporary Art

Michael Wolff writes at USA Today: “It is nearly commonplace among art professionals that art, perhaps second only to drug trafficking, is among the world’s most lucrative dubious business. It is hard to overlook the connections between these two cash-rich enterprises. Art is, too, a… Read More

Modernism

1500 masterpieces looted by Nazis found in Munich

1500 masterpieces looted by Nazis found in Munich

Posted November 4th, 2013

Art Market, Art Theft, Germany, Lost Art, Modernism

Nearly 1500 priceless paintings including works by Picasso and Matisse that were stolen by the Nazis have been discovered in a flat in Munich, a news report said Sunday. Investigators, the media and experts familiar with the case are speculating whether there might be more… Read More

News

Online Art Trade Report 2013

Online Art Trade Report 2013

Posted October 2nd, 2013

Art Market, Featured, News

New research released today by Hiscox has revealed the growing trend for buying art online – with 71% of art collectors surveyed having bought artwork without seeing it in person first but based only on a JPEG image, and a quarter of established collectors1 spending… Read More

Internet

Amazon Art – The New Marketplace for Art is open now

Amazon Art – The New Marketplace for Art is open now

Posted August 6th, 2013

Art Dealers, Art History, Art Market, Business, Internet

Amazon Art just launched. The rumours were true then and this new market place for art from some of the world’s finest galleries will sure shake up the art market in general. For the launch 40,000 works from more than 4,500 artists including Dali, Hirst… Read More

People

Charles Saatchi's art collection up for sale

Charles Saatchi's art collection up for sale

Posted August 2nd, 2013

Art Market, Collectors, News, People

Charles Saatchi is selling off part of his multimillion-pound art collection at auction just days after Nigella Lawson divorced him at London’s High Court. The divorce of 70-year-old Saatchi and 53-year-old celebrity chef Lawson can become final after six weeks and a day, with the… Read More

Internet

L-ab – New marketplace site for collectible design

L-ab – New marketplace site for collectible design

Posted June 21st, 2013

Art Market, Design, Fashion, Internet

Ambra Medda today announced the upcoming launch of L’ArcoBaleno, a site devoted to collectible design, combining spirited original content, seamless e-commerce and cultural reporting. Bringing superior design in its broadest sense to a global audience, L’ArcoBaleno (www.l-ab.com) will offer unique and limited edition items for… Read More

Law

European auction houses fail at checking for stolen artworks

European auction houses fail at checking for stolen artworks

Posted June 3rd, 2013

Art Market, Art Theft, Auctions, Law

European auction houses, dealers and collectors are failing to make adequate checks to avoid handling stolen artworks, an art lawyer has warned after recovering from an Italian auction an old master painting taken from its British owner in a burglary more than 30 years ago…. Read More

Law

European auction houses fail at checking for stolen artworks

European auction houses fail at checking for stolen artworks

Posted June 3rd, 2013

Art Market, Art Theft, Auctions, Law

European auction houses, dealers and collectors are failing to make adequate checks to avoid handling stolen artworks, an art lawyer has warned after recovering from an Italian auction an old master painting taken from its British owner in a burglary more than 30 years ago…. Read More