Collectors

Israel

The Israeli Man Who Collected Everything

The Israeli Man Who Collected Everything

Posted November 25th, 2013

Collectors, Contemporary Art, Israel

“For 40 years Arnie Druck has been a collector. He has built one of Israel’s largest and most impressive caches of Israeli and Jewish art, local photography, wines, books, artifacts linked to former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and El Al airline memorablia,” writes Dana Gillerman…. Read More

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

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

Shows

Pinault collection to go on display for the first time in Paris

Pinault collection to go on display for the first time in Paris

Posted July 26th, 2013

Collections, Collectors, France, Shows

A Paris exhibit called “À triple tour: oeuvres de la collection Pinault” (in English, “Triple Locked: Works from the Pinault Collection) will present the private collection of French businessman and patron of the arts François Pinault to the public for the first time. The exhibit,… Read More

Videos

Profiles: Collecting Art in Lebanon

Profiles: Collecting Art in Lebanon

Posted July 8th, 2013

Collectors, Lebanon, Shows, Talks, Videos

The American University of Beirut Art Gallery presents the exhibition Profiles: Collecting Art in Lebanon. The exhibition (until August 24, 2013) examines practices of art collecting and art patronage in contemporary Lebanon. On display are ten video interviews conducted with private art collectors and inheritors… Read More

Paintings

The World’s Most Expensive Paintings

The World’s Most Expensive Paintings

Posted May 16th, 2013

Art Market, Collectors, Documentaries, Paintings

Art critic Alastair Sooke tracks down the ten most expensive paintings to sell at auctions, and investigates the stories behind the astronomic prices art can reach. Gaining access to the glittering world of the super-rich, Sooke discovers why the planet’s richest people want to spend… Read More

Reference

Report: Three-quarters of collectors buy art online

Report: Three-quarters of collectors buy art online

Posted April 16th, 2013

Art Dealers, Art Market, Collectors, Internet, Reference

Hiscox and ArtTactic put together a report on online art trading with a list of surveys on the perception and behaviour of online buyers. The report revealed “the growing trend for buying art online – with 71% of art collectors surveyed having bought artwork without… Read More

Netherlands

A Real Van Gogh? An Unsolved Art World Mystery in Nevada

A Real Van Gogh? An Unsolved Art World Mystery in Nevada

Posted April 12th, 2013

Collectors, Netherlands

In 1948, William Goetz, the famed Hollywood producer, head of Universal Pictures, and legendary art collector, purchased a painting attributed to Vincent Van Gogh for $50,000. Although it was acquired from a reputable art dealer and deemed genuine by a Van Gogh expert at the… Read More

Shows

Edward Harley – The Great Collector

Edward Harley – The Great Collector

Posted April 10th, 2013

Art History, Collections, Collectors, England, Shows

From opulence and obsession to debt and despair, new exhibition Edward Harley: The Great Collector follows the fortunes of the 2nd Earl of Oxford (1689-1741). Showing at The Harley Gallery from 25 May 2013, this exhibition explores Edward Harley’s background, family and marriage through his… Read More