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

Detroit’s Creditors Eye Its Art Collection

Detroit’s Creditors Eye Its Art Collection

July 22nd, 2013 | Business, Museums, News, USA

As Detroit files for bankruptcy — the largest American city ever to do so — the impressive collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts has become a political bargaining chip in a fight that could drag on for years between the city and its army… Read More

Museums and Austerity

Museums and Austerity

June 14th, 2013 | Business, Museums, Talks, Videos

What will happen to museums in the wake of the Great Recession? What adaptations will be required in the context of protracted austerity? What role can private philanthropy play in upporting museums going forward? How can the vital cultural legacy of European museums be made… 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

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

Germany’s Artspace Copycat – A Space for Art

Germany’s Artspace Copycat – A Space for Art

April 18th, 2013 | Art Dealers, Art Market, Business, Internet

A Space for Art is “a new start-up” based in London and Berlin trying to “build the world’s largest exhibition space.” Yeah, right! To achieve this ambitious goal the company wants “to grow the world’s largest community of exhibition spaces.” The official info on their… Read More

Amanda Palmer talks about “The Art of Asking”

Amanda Palmer talks about “The Art of Asking”

April 10th, 2013 | Business, Talks, Videos

Don’t make people pay for music, says singer Amanda Palmer. Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan. In… Read More

Artspace buys itself VIP Art

Artspace buys itself VIP Art

April 2nd, 2013 | Art Dealers, Business, Internet, News

Looks like the battle for the one and only platform to sell contemporary art is in full swing. The Gallerist has learned that “Artspace, a website launched in 2011 that facilitates online sales for more than 100 galleries and nonprofit organizations, has agreed to acquire… Read More

Artsy raises $5 million and adds EarthLink founder Sky Dayton to board of directors

Artsy raises $5 million and adds EarthLink founder Sky Dayton to board of directors

February 27th, 2013 | Art Market, Business, News

The online art database Artsy said it has raised $5.6 million in new investment and has added Internet entrepreneur Sky Dayton to its board of directors. Dayton, the chairman of Boingo Wireless Inc., joins Artsy founder and chief executive officer Carter Cleveland and Wendi Deng,… Read More