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Alvin Hall Interview

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Alvin Hall Interview

How has your financial expertise guided your art collection? Would you say that it helps or hinders you when deciding whether to buy a piece of work? There are three ways in which it has guided me. Firstly, I only pay for art out of money I earn, I never pay for art out of …

Blockchain Technology Can Aid Art Logistics from Nail to Nail

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Blockchain Technology Can Aid Art Logistics from Nail to Nail

How do you move Rodin’s three-ton sculpture “The Kiss” from Europe to Australia? The Art Gallery of New South Wales would probably have answered when it took possession of the piece in late 2016: “With a great deal of paperwork.” Moving fine art anywhere in the world is a massive ...

Interview with Emmo Italiaander

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Interview with Emmo Italiaander

You have recently built a beautiful house near the ancient temple of Borobudur. Can you tell us a little more about this important project? We lived in Jakarta for 35 years, as that was where our design and corporate branding business thrived and where we were able to provide our two children with ...

Blockchain Technology and Insurance in the Art Market

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Blockchain Technology and Insurance in the Art Market

In 2012 Hurricane Sandy bit off the front of a seaside home and tossed it into the sea, then spat a Thomas Hart Benton painting into the ocean along with it, according to ArtNews. The cyclone was the most destructive of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region’s history. By late 2017, thousands of ...

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Selling Art Online

Collecting art is a fulfilling passion. But maintaining a collection involves more than just buying. Sometimes you also need to sell and selling art can be troublesome. Have you ever tried to sell an artwork back to the dealer that sold it to you? For some reason, it is never the right time! At ...

WHERE TO FIND THE BEST ONLINE CONTEMPORARY ART SITES

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WHERE TO FIND THE BEST ONLINE CONTEMPORARY ART SITES

Like every traditional market and industry, the art market has undergone a rapid change in the last decade. Today, everyone from the serious art collectors through to art lovers and even first-time buyers has an almost endless number of ways to browse and shop for art online. Perhaps the biggest ...

Blockchain Technology Disrupts the Art Markets

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Blockchain Technology Disrupts the Art Markets

The earliest depiction of an art marketplace in the West comes from the Greek ceramicist and painter Phintias. Circa 500 BCE he illustrated a cup with the image of a man buying a vase. The first art auctions were not to be depicted until Roman was great, during the time of Augustus (43 bce–18 ...

Interview with Omer Tiroche

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Interview with Omer Tiroche

Can you tell us more about your background? How did you get to where you are? I’ve been surrounded by art my entire life; my grandfather had galleries in Paris, Israel and the US, and my father had a gallery in Israel before moving to London and becoming a private dealer. Naturally, I took an ...

Bitcoin: The Next Tulip Craze?

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Bitcoin: The Next Tulip Craze?

Art historians find an odd yet telling blip in the creation of paintings of flowers: a dearth on the subject was produced in Holland between the late 1630’s and during the 1640s. Alastair Sooke, art critic of The Daily Telegraph, suggests in a BBC article that, “Perhaps, for a few years at ...

London Top Collectors and Influencers Report

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London Top Collectors and Influencers Report

A new report, gathering the latest data on London based collectors and influencers, has been released by ArtMarketGuru ahead of Frieze 2017. The London Collectors and Influencers 2017 Report features a comprehensive list of over 100 of the top collectors and influencers based in the UK capital. ...