Amazon Art – The New Marketplace for Art is open now

Amazon Art – The New Marketplace for Art is open now

August 6th, 2013 | Art Dealers, 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

Charles Saatchi’s art collection up for sale

Charles Saatchi’s art collection up for sale

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

L-ab – New marketplace site for collectible design

L-ab – New marketplace site for collectible design

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

European auction houses fail at checking for stolen artworks

European auction houses fail at checking for stolen artworks

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

Amazon Art Gallery opens this summer

Amazon Art Gallery opens this summer

May 23rd, 2013 | Art Dealers, Art Market, News

As hinted earlier this week, Amazon has now officially announced the opening of their special department for contemporary art. Amazon contacted a number of art galleries to invite them to a meeting in New York this Wednesday where it unveiled a new project called the… Read More

Is Amazon about to start selling Art?

Is Amazon about to start selling Art?

May 21st, 2013 | Art Dealers, Art Market, Business, News

Will amazon start bulldozing all over the various online art dealers in the near future? Not too many details are known yet, but an email announcement for an informational amazon event was forwarded to Hyperallergic and it reads: “This summer Amazon is planning to launch… Read More

The World’s Most Expensive Paintings

The World’s Most Expensive 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

Turks see art as good investment and path to prestige

Turks see art as good investment and path to prestige

May 16th, 2013 | Art Market, Contemporary Art, Turkey

Turkey’s contemporary art scene is buzzing. Collectors pay millions for the hottest works at exclusive auctions, high-end galleries are springing up by the dozen, and more and more Turkish artists are holding exhibitions abroad. The clients are the usual family magnates and super-rich – Istanbul… Read More

Money Laundering Through Art – A Criminal Justice Perspective

Money Laundering Through Art – A Criminal Justice Perspective

May 15th, 2013 | Art Market, Auctions, Books, Business

​The art world has been discovered by criminals as an effective way for money laundering and other clandestine activities on an international level. Unfortunately, in most countries investigators, prosecutors, judges, and regulatory agencies are not equipped to accurately detect, investigate and prosecute this type of… Read More

German galleries block VAT increase

German galleries block VAT increase

May 15th, 2013 | Art Market, Business, Galleries, Germany, News

Art Dealers and even the country’s culture minister oppose a 12% tax rise on the purchase of original works of art from 7% to 19% as proposed by the European Commission. The German federal association of galleries and dealers (Bundesverband Deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler—BDGV) has,… Read More