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HelioArt Report no.206

April in Italy: Art Travel Guide - Venice

April Week 3, 2024

All eyes in the art world are turning to Venice, Italy, in 2024. The Venice Biennale opens on April 20th and run until November 24th at the 'Giardini Park' and the 'Arsenale' exhibition area in Venice, Italy. Celebrating its 60th edition since its inception in 1895, this year's theme is 'Stranieri Ovunque - Foreigners Everywhere'.


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Italy in April 

Art Travel Guide - Milan

April Week 1, 2024


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Blending art and interiors:
Reinventing a space with

Damien Hirst's work

March Week 3, 2024


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Art meets business:
6 contemporary art collections 
from global corporations

March Week 1, 2024


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Art meets architecture:

The world's top architects who designed private art museums

February Week 3, 2024


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8 hotels around the world

for art lovers

February Week 1, 2024


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The history of art marketing: Capturing the emotions of consumers and elevating brand image  

January Week 1, 2024


Looking at my portrait through artificial intelligence

October 19, 2020

 Google Art and Culture site has created a new filter of famous works by Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Johannes Vermeer and moor.


Dior partners with Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo

October 7, 2020

creative director for Dior Men, Kim Jones has shown a flare for art world collaborations. Ghanaian painter Amoako Boafo, for 2020 SS collection


Can daily sneakers be considered as  a work of art?

August 6, 2020

The definition of works of art have always changed. Marcel Duchamp, one of the pioneers of contemporary art, used when he used men's as a work of art.


France returning looted artifacts to Senegal and West Africa

July 24, 2020

The French government discussed a new bill on July 15 to return 26 artifacts plundered from Benin in West Africa and the swords of Senegal independence activists.


2020 Interim evaluation of the current art market

July 18, 2020

The first half of this year has already been concluded and the second half is heading towards. Due to the corona, the first half of this year's art market was a series of unexpected events.


For diversity art, have the art market  been changing ?

July 10, 2020

In the art world, minorities are often the inspiration for creating works. Because the perspectives displayed in various fields origins, nationality, and gender 


Renaissance era Masterpieces now being digitalize

December 12,  2020

This year, old masterpieces from Renaissance masterpieces have received great attention in the art market.


The world's second largest art center Hong Kong 

June, 13 2020

This year's Hong Kong art market suffered external difficulties, but is steadily establishing itself.


The story behind Paul Gauguin and Van Gogh's work

November 27, 2020

Van Gogh sent a letter and pictures to his brother Theo Gogh. The letter talks about his old friend Paul Gaugin's


Underwater exhibition installed at Miami Beach

November 20, 2020

Starting next year, Miami Beach visitors looking for their next art pilgrimage will be heading to the ocean floor.


Samsung collaborating with art criminal experts

November 13, 2020

The 12 most iconic and valuable pieces lost in the world will be showcased through a digital collection built into Flame TV sold at Samsung's European branch


Baltimore Museum of Art Cancels Painting Sale

October 30, 2020

The museum was prepared to sell three major works to pay for salary increases and to diversify its collection, but many critics disagreed with the plan.



How Coronavirus Makes The Art World Go On (line)

July 3, 2020

Corona, started last year have changed our lives. This phenomenon will not last forever. However, it is clear that life after Corona will face a different big change than before.


Van Gogh's work stolen suddenly founded in the black market

June 24, 2020

as a one scene of blockbuster movie, the villains who interfere with the protagonist are in a similar place. They intrigue and  adorned with masterpieces and various luxury items of unknown origin.


British Airways to sell art collection to raise cash

June 19, 2020

Collectors with portfolios valuable and larger than  individual collector are companies because the collected works can represent the image of a company and are a profitable investment method. 


How Is the Art World Responds to the Black Lives Matter Movement 

June 12, 2020

Artist-led or founded by famous artists, here are ten black and POC artists initiatives that aim to foster the careers of aspiring black creatives in a variety of ways.


Future of political art in Hong Kong uncertain as Beijing tightens grip

June 5, 2020

On the 28th may the Chinese parliament approved the implementation of a new national security law . The bill was created to deter democracy protests in Hong Kong that have continued since last year.


Selling Mona Lisa Would  be ridiculous for France massive debt

May  29, 2020

Our columnist responds to a French entrepreneur's proposal that selling the Mona Lisa could net France a whopping €50 billion.


Does Fashion and Art would meet each other ?

May 22, 2020

We all have our own boundaries. And few people will enjoy talking about their field by someone from another field. Because their words are light and easy to be wrong.


Artists Who Have Transformed Their Studios Into Mask Workshops

May 15, 2020

Whether made to give to those in need or as a fundraiser, artist designed masks are an artifact of the time.


Artists Are More Anxious Than People in Other Professions

May 8, 2020

Researchers at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence found that creativity is higher among people with certain psychological traits.


Animal Crossing players are re-creating their favourite designers and artists in the game

May 1, 2020

These islanders have re-created everything from artwork by Andy Warhol and Yayoi Kusama to Balenciaga outfits


Furloughs and job cuts hit MOMA PS1 in New York and the Broad in Los Angeles 

April 24, 2020

MoMA PS1 in New York and the Broad in Los Angeles are reducing their staffs as closures due to COVID-19 continue. 


50 Berlin Artists Turned their balconies into mini galleries by displaying their works

April 17, 2020

On Sunday and Monday, quarantined artists, curators and writers transformed balconies in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood into miniature art galleries


The coronavirus is shaking up the world's art market 

April 10, 2020

As COVID-19 hits the Hong Kong art market, its repercussions will be felt around the world and not just in Asia. The crisis may upend old business models and jolt the art market further into the virtual realm.


Sotheby’s Online Banksy Sale Just Made $1.4 Million

April 3, 2020

Sotheby’s announced that an online auction of the anonymous street artist’s prints, which concluded Thursday, fetched £1.1 million ($1.4 million), exceeding the pre-sale estimate of £672,000 to £1 million.


Emerging Artists Buying Each Other’s Work Through Instagram

March 27, 2020

Artists around the world are suffering from the uncertainty caused by coronavirus, to help them carry on as the world shuts down, one artist has launched a simple pledge to encourage them to help each other.


Social distancing doesn’t have to mean distance from art

March 20, 2020

Being relatively confined to your home, we’ve got a few ways to help keep your spirits up, add a little entertainment, and bring some of the art world to your home.


Museums, Curators, and Artists Find Innovative Solutions for Showing Art 

March  13, 2020

We’re several weeks into the COVID-19 crisis, and by now, most art institutions worldwide have either already closed or are about to close for the indefinite future. 


February 28, 2020

The new digital initiative will offer exhibitors an additional platform to showcase artworks to Art Basel's global network of patrons, as well as new collectors and buyers.


Will Brexit Help France’s Flagging Art Market?

February 21, 2020

David Zwirmer is branching out in Paris and more dealers are heading for the FIAC fair.


Art Basel Hong Kong 2020 Needs to Be Put Out of Its Misery

February 14, 2020

The continued spread of the deadly coronavirus, which has already claimed an estimated 170 lives, has dealers demanding a definitive answer from organizers of the fair sooner rather than later.


February 7, 2020

After a successful sophomore edition of the Taipei Dangdai fair, Taiwan's art community is angling for a bigger slice of the market pie.


 Louvre Hired a Nazi Loot Expert to Investigate Its Collection

January 31, 2020

The Louvre could soon be restituting looted works from its collection to their former. Emmanuelle Polack is tasked with looking into suspect acquisitions made by the museum during the Vichy regime.


Three More Galleries Have Pulled Out of Art Basel Hong Kong 

January 24, 2020

Luxembourg & Dayan of New York and London, Tyler Rollins Fine Art of New York, and SCAI The Bathhouse from Tokyo have all pulled out of the fair, an Art Basel representative confirmed.


January 17, 2020

It seems that 2020 will be a bumper year for major art events, as it will see a variety of new museums opening all around the world.


Iranian Leaders Condemn Trump’s Threat to Strike Iran’s Cultural Site

January 10, 2020

Tensions have rapidly escalated between America and Iran following an airstrike in Iraq on Friday which killed Qassim Suleimani, Iran’s top  commander and the nation’s second-most powerful figure.


These 8 Artists Broke into the Art Market Big Leagues in 2019

January 3, 2020

Art market headlines were dominated by familiar names in 2019, from Jeff Koons and Claude Monet to KAWS and Banksy.


France’s President Has Promised to Return Africa’s Heritage

December 12, 2019

Macron announced the appointment of two experts who will report later in the year on the repatriation of African cultural heritage held in French museums. 


Maurizio Cattelan’s $120,000 Banana Was Ejected From Art Basel Miami

December 11, 2020

Maurizio Cattelan’s banana sculpture at Art Basel Miami Beach has taken on a life of its own. the performance managed to nab, peel, and eat the conceptual fruit taped to the wall of the booth of Perrotin Gallery.


Visiting Art Museums for people living with dementia

December 4, 2020

Dementia affects people’s memory and also how they think and feel, but visiting an art museum can help alleviate depression and reduce stress levels, researchers in Australia have discovered.


Piet Mondrian

How to Be an Artist

November 27, 2019

Mondrian consistently questioned and reinvented his work. His wisdom touches on the importance of self-advocacy, camaraderie, exposure to new environments, and patience.


‘The scene has exploded’: China gets set to be leading global centre for art

November 20, 2019

Shanghai’s buoyancy, in light of these concerns, as well as issues of censorship and a sense that government controls are increasingly heavy-handed, is all the more remarkable


8 Lots That Could Ignite Bidding Frenzies at Fall Auctions in New York

November 12, 2020

Christie’s and Sotheby’s have lined up multiple works by canonical figures with eight-digit for their evening sales of contemporary art from impressionism to Modern art.


Five Leonardo Scholars Selected Their Favorite Work by Italian Master

November 6, 2019

Leonardo fever is taking hold this season. Last month, the Louvre opened its hotly anticipated Leonardo da Vinci retrospective, and timed tickets are already selling out fast. 


Museums Are Taking Accessibility for Visitors with Disabilities

October 29, 2020

MoMA has had an accessibility task force for several years, comprised of representatives from different departments who discuss the needs of its disabled visitors.


Why ‘Outsider Art’ Is a Problematic but Helpful Label

October 23, 2020

What makes someone truly an outsider? Does it simply mean a certain rebellious streak, an aversion to the mainstream? When it comes to the art world, the term “outsider” has a tumultuous history


October 10, 2019

A work by the Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara sold for nearly $25 million at Sotheby’s contemporary evening sale in Hong Kong on Saturday, smashing the artist’s previous auction record by a factor of five. As protesters flooded the streets of central Hong Kong over the weekend


Frieze London 2019

03 Oct 2019 - 06 Oct 2019

October 2, 2019

Frieze London 2019 will bring together more than 160 galleries from 36 countries, representing the fair’s most international edition since its launch. Introducing new curators and sections showcasing performance, emerging artists and the contemporary significance of complex art.


5 Essential Tips for Collecting Drawings

September 25, 2019

While prints are a common entry point into the art market, there may come a day when a budding collector yearns for a unique artwork, rather than an edition. Works on paper, specifically drawings, can be a fruitful place to start: a way to access an artist’s intimate process.


5 Global Trends Affecting the Art Market This Fall

Septemeber 9, 2019

It’s back-to-school season in the art world. Dealers, collectors, and auction house specialists have returned from their summer slowdowns to calendars full of exhibition openings, gallery dinners, fairs, and evening sales. 


Des Moines artist sues Hy-Vee for using his mural in Super Bowl ad

September 11, 2020

The 35-year-old Des Moines artist painted the colorful collection on squares and rectangles at Sixth and College Avenues in 2018. It was part of a community project in the Riverbend neighborhood.  He is now suing Hy-Vee for copyright infringement.


 People Who Attend Cultural Events Are Happier with Their Lives 

October 23, 2020

Research commissioned by Arts Council England makes the case for why smaller towns should amp up and promote their arts offerings. And as it turns out, the presence of arts and culture overwhelmingly affects our well-being and satisfaction,


Why AI Can’t Yet Predict Mark Rothko Paintings’ Auction Prices

August 28, 2019

At the evening auction at Sotheby’s on May 16th, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) was selling a Rothko painting from 1960, one of seven Rothko works in its collection


We asked artists around the world What Is the Artist’s Role in Society?

August 21, 2020

Every artist plays a different and necessary part in contributing to the overall health, development, and well-being of our society.


8 Breathtaking Luxury Hotels Around the World Where Art Is a Big Part 

August 14, 2020

Just in time for the last wave of summer  we’ve come up with a list of eight hotels worth visiting for their art alone, from noteworthy contemporary collections and experiential outdoor installations.


The art market for female artist

Where do they outperform men ?

August 7, 2019

While male artists need not fear a drastic loss of market share to female artists anytime soon, there is one economic area in which the work of female artists is outperforming by far: repeat auction sales.


Why You Should Draw from Real Life, Not a Photograph

July 31, 2019

Classical art training in the Western world has long called on artists to work from life. Students learn to draw, paint, and sculpt by observing the objects, models, and scenes they see firsthand. 


The Best Art Exhibitions in Europe This Summer

July 22, 2020

If you’re planning to be in Europe this summer, make time to see some of the season’s top exhibitions. We dug through the many shows to highlight a selection of art events,and exhibitions taking place.


KAWS Painting of ‘The Simpsons’  sold in Sotheby's for $14.7 Million

July 17, 2019

Today, the artist’s auction record was shattered when a 2005 painting, titled THE KAWS ALBUM, sold for HK$115.9 million ($14.8 million) at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong—nearly 15 times the high estimate


Why KAWS Is More a Symbol of the Art Market’s Past Than Its Future

July 10, 2019

Our columnist on what the art world is missing about the recent market success of KAWS, and what it means for the next generation.


Interior Designer Sasha Bikoff Picks Her Favorite Artworks 

July 2, 2020

Designer Sasha Bikoff got her career off to a running start. Early in her professional life, she did a stunning apartment overhaul in the historic Dakota building in New York with her mother as her first client.


Monet, Modigliani & Miró Lead the Charge in London Impressionist Sale

June 26, 2019

The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale saw masterworks from the 19th and 20th Century offered in Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries, where an enthusiastic crowd engaged in competitive bidding on a number of works fresh to the market.


Art Basel in Basel Galleries Look beyond Booths to Close Big Sales

June 17, 2019

Last weekend, during Zürich Art Weekend, Hauser & Wirth opened a new headquarters for its publishing arm in the city, which is a quick train ride away from Basel.he new facility expanded the gallery’s footprint in Switzerland’s biggest city.


Vancouver's art market sees influx of Chinese cash

June 11, 2019

As British Columbia clamps down on foreign real estate investment, Chinese collectors are investing in contemporary Canadian art with "no expense spared.


The Fashion World Is Better at Recognizing the Next New Thing Than the Art World

June 5, 2019

Hedi Slimane is fashion’s perennial cool kid. His models are skinny, unsmiling, and seemingly always in a rush. While presenting his Celine Men’s Spring 2020 collection in Paris last June, he sent just that brand of model, decked out in ‘70s-inspired clothes.


Forget millennials —the art market should be looking at Gen Z

May 28, 2019

While the art market has been fretting over how to attract millennials, a new generation has risen up and looks to be much more challenging. Gen Z—defined as those now aged between seven and 22—account for 32% of the population.


The Collection of Drue Heinz, a legendary patron of the arts

May 15, 2020

The collection assembled by the philanthropist, long-time publisher of The Paris Review and renowned literary patron will be offered across the Impressionist and Modern Art sales in New York in May in London in June.


8 Marketing Tips from Successful Working Artists

April 30, 2019

You can read tons of theoretical marketing articles and often none of them make sense for your art career. Sometimes it’s nice to hear tips from artists who’ve been in the trenches, tested the theories, and come out successful on the other side.


‘A vision over the water’ — Claude Monet’s Le Palais Dario

April 19, 2019

In October 1908 a 68-year-old Claude Monet) made his first and only journey to Venice. During his 10-week stay, Monet painted 37 canvases: works prized today for their evocation of the city’s distinctive light as it plays across canals and stone buildings


SFMOMA Is Selling a Painting by Mark Rothko at Sotheby’s

April 16, 2019

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is selling a color-block painting by Mark Rothko from 1960 with a hefty estimate of $35 to $50 million. The work carries a guarantee. The museum will use the proceeds to fill gaps in its collection


Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019: A Post-mortem

April 9, 2019

Although Art Basel in Hong Kong is the youngest of the Art Basel fairs, and a relative newcomer to the international art fair circuit, it has now become a major attraction for collectors and galleries from around the world. 


Interview with world collector  François Pinault

April 3, 2019

I meet Francois Pinault, the self-made French tycoon and one of the most important art collectors in the world, in his neo-renaissance hôtel in the center of the high-end fashion district in Paris. 


Powerful collectors open up in Tefaf Maastricht's Chinese art market 

March 26, 2019

Some of China’s most influential private collectors reveal how much they have spent and what they plan to collect in the latest Tefaf art market report published today as the 32nd edition of the Maastricht fair opens to the public (16-24 March).


Should The Art World Fear This L'Oréal-UNESCO Prizewinner?

March  19, 2019

In 2015, a Parisian dealer named Bertrand Talabardon spotted a painting in a small U.S. online auction, unflatteringly described as a 19th C. oil by an unknown artist. Its estimate?- $500-800. 


Can Marrakesh Become a Major Art-World Destination? 

March 5, 2019

ith the arrival of the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, locals are optimistic about the future of the rose city as an art-market hub.


What Sold at Frieze Los Angeles

February 27, 2019

Los Angeles has long played a supporting role in the drama—and, occasionally, comedy—that is the global art market, the cinema capital finally took a starring part in the narrative of how art is bought and sold.


The Piece that Started My Collection: Tiqui Atencio

February 20, 2019

In the first of a new series exploring the art that kicked off the world's most exciting collections, author and philanthropist Tiqui Atencio looks back over her collecting career, her active role in global museum acquisitions and the piece where it  began.


Frida Kahlo’s Home Is Still Unlocking Secrets, 50 Years Later

February 19, 2019

Hard to imagine she once worked in shadow; when she had her first New York exhibition, in 1938, Vogue preferred to name her “Madame Diego Rivera.” For there may be no artist today as famous as Frida Kahlo


What Sold at Frieze Los Angeles

February 19, 2019

 works on paper can offer a glimpse into an artist’s creative process. For many, the freedom and immediacy afforded by working on paper became instrumental to their practices, spawning new techniques and aesthetics, subjects and methods.


How Do House Auctions Work?

January 31, 2019

House auctions generally involve the sale of foreclosed homes at possibly below market value. They can serve as a low-cost gateway to homeownership. But home auctions also involve plenty of risk.


The Outsider Art Fair: a victim of its own success?

January 24, 2019

Now that so-called outsider art has gone mainstream, the niche fair responsible for promoting it to the contemporary market may have become a victim of its own success.


More Than 30 Works by Edvard Munch Are Missing From Oslo

January 17, 2019

The Munch Museum will be sending nearly 50 prints to the British Museum in London in April for the UK’s biggest exhibition of the Norwegian artist’s celebrated works on paper for almost 50 years. 


The 2018 Top 200 Collectors: An Introduction

January 10, 2019

 “Top 200” collector Dmitry Rybolovlev, sold for $450.3 million last November to an anonymous phone bidder at Christie’s in New York, becoming the most expensive artwork ever to sell at auction.


Report calls for France to return art taken during colonialism to Africa

January 3, 2019

President Emmanuel Macron announced Friday that France would return 26 works of art to Benin, hours after he was presented with a report calling for thousands of African artworks in French museums and taken during the colonial period to be returned.


Anish Kapoor Forced by French Court to Remove Anti-Semitic Vandalism

December 27, 2018

Anish Kapoor returns to Versailles tomorrow, September 22, to commence his artistic intervention on the sculpture Dirty Corner, which has been vandalized three times since its installation in the gradens of Versailles in June.


Watch the highlights of Art Basel Miami Beach 2018

December 3, 2018

Art Basel Miami Beach capped off a successful 17th edition on Sunday. Thanks to the show’s newly-renovated home in the Miami Beach Convention Center, exhibitors and visitors enjoyed a refined and more spacious environment.


H1 2018 – Global Art Market Report

November 27, 2018

Global Fine Art auction turnover amounted to $ 8.45 billion in H1 2018, an increase of 18% versus the year earlier period. The Art Market is therefore pursuing the renewed growth which started in H1 2017 (+9%)


Why the Ultra-Wealthy Borrow Billions

November 20, 2018

As the art market continues to expand in value and in geographic scope, the amount of money borrowed against art is poised to grow as well. But rich people have always collected art. 


How the Art Market Can be Revolutionized by Blockchain 

November 13, 2018

As one of the latest technologies, blockchain technology is guaranteed to be one of the key drivers of the next industrial revolution. Blockchain technology was first introduced as a solution for ultimately eroding and hijacking the power that financial institutions


Paul Allen, Microsoft Cofounder and Art Collector

November 7, 2018

While best known as a pioneer in the technology industry since the mid-1970s, Allen developed a reputation as a ferocious art collector, building a highly regarded collection that was notoriously guarded—for many years, he demanded that his employees keep quiet about his holdings.


4 Tips To Help You Buy Fabulous Art Pieces

November 1, 2018

More people are inclined towards buying art  because the kind of varieties and quality that you can get from markets are not available at such good deals at the physical stores. There is a vast market for online art pieces and you are sure to be confused amongst the various options.


Banksy auction stunt leaves art world in shreds

October 24, 2018

Banksy has played what could be one of the most audacious stunts in art history, arranging for one of his best-known works to self-destruct after being sold at auction for just over £1m.


Paris court orders US collector to turn over Pissarro painting

October 17, 2018

The American collector and luxury homebuilder Bruce Toll has been ordered to turn over The Pea Harvest, a painting by Camille Pissarro (1887) loan to the Musée Marmottan in Paris.


10 Art Influencers You Need to Follow on Instagram

October 5, 2018

 Whether its a dealer or collector, tastemakers in the art world are no different, offering tantalizing behind-the-scenes glimpses into both their work and their lives on social media


 Museums, ‘Experiences,’ and the Year of Big Fun Art

September 24, 2018

Last year, the day after the election, the headline of the New York Times blared “TRUMP TRIUMPHS.” Below the fold, another story was teased beneath the heading “FAILED PREDICTIONS,” whispering something else: “Media Didn’t See It Coming.”


AI Art at Christie’s evening sales sold for $432,500

September 13, 2018

Last Friday, a portrait produced by artificial intelligence was hanging at Christie’s New York opposite an Andy Warhol print and beside a bronze work by Roy Lichtenstein. On Thursday, it sold for well over double the price realized by both those pieces combined.


Boom amid the bust: 10 years in a turbulent art market

September 1, 2018

The morning of the sale, Lehman Brothers announced it was closing its doors with more than $600 billion in debt, the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history and the beginning of a financial crisis that would cause unemployment to top 200 million for the first time in history.


Martin Puryear: the cross-cultural artist picked to represent America

August 31, 2018

Last week, after over 25 countries announced the artist list for the 58th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia, the state department finally unveiled the American artist selected to represent the United States pavilion.


Cindy Sherman: ‘I enjoy doing the difficult things that people can’t buy’

August 22, 2018

Perhaps the most intriguing exhibit in Cindy Sherman’s forthcoming retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery is the first, Cindy Book, a family photo album she began making when she was just six years old.


The Mysteries of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s Peasant Paintings

August 18, 2018

Regardless of Bruegel’s intentions, scholars agree on one thing: The paintings were commissioned and purchased by wealthy patron. More interesting than Bruegel’s objectives, perhaps, desired these types of scenes in the first place.


Art Collection of actor Robin Williams Is Headed to Sotheby’s 

July 20, 2018

Sotheby’s will sell the art collection of late actor and comedian Robin Williams and his former wife Marsha this fall. The sale will include a wide range of objects, from a Harry Potter robe to blue-chip contemporary artworks.


5 Essential Tips for beginners collecting Prints

July 13, 2018

Artist have long supplemented their larger practice by making prints: original works, usually on paper, created in numbered editions and produced in collaboration with some kind of press.  For would-be collectors intimidated by the impenetrable price


Billionaire collector shares his secret to buying great art

July 1, 2018

Billionaire J. Tomilson Hill has built one of the world’s top collections of fine art, filled with Picassos and de Koonings and Bacon’s that have more than doubled or tripled in value since he bought them. 


Art Basel’s will launch a new art fair in Singapore in November 2019

July  13, 2018

The MCH Group, which owns the Art Basel franchise of art fairs in Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach, will expand its presence in southeast Asia with a new fair set to launch in Singapore in November 2019


Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s New Vision of Gender in ‘Apeshit’

July 13, 2018

In “Apeshit,” which is set in Paris’s Louvre Museum and rife with centuries-old images of conquest, the Carters present themselves as a modern kind of royal family, but by two equal partners.


Trustees and the Art Market : Buying Art

October 5, 2018

US Trust has been conducting surveys on the wealthy on a regular basis since 1993., recent survey surveyed 892 of the wealthiest households in the US,  purchases and sales, and the long-term of their art.


Beijing Is Not a Static Place’: A Report from the Chinese Capital’s 

June 27, 2018

In recent years, Shanghai has stolen the spotlight on China’s contemporary art scene, primarily because of the opening of several museums there, both private and public—Rockbund Art Museum and Power Station of Art


Art Basel Opening, Joan Mitchell Sales Shows Surge in Market

June 12, 2018

It was one of nearly a dozen works by Mitchell spread out over at least seven galleries, all carrying prices that several dealers said have been pushed markedly higher than in years past by a rising interest in female artists.


May 24, 2018

A donation of eighteen artworks by Gerhard Richter will help finance the purchase of one hundred housing units for the homeless across the North Rhine-Westphalia state of Germany, where Düsseldorf and Cologne are located. 


Meet the Four Nominees for the 2018 Turner Prize

April 26, 2018

Today, the nominees were announced for the always closely watched Turner Prize, awarded annually to a British artist on the merit of a show seen in the previous year. As usual, the selection of the finalists can be read as a referendum on trends in contemporary art


Blockchain Certification Arrives In The Worldwide Art Auction Market

May 15,  2018

In recent art world newsVerisart has launched the “P8Pass,” developed in partnership with online auction house Paddle8, to offer blockchain certification and authentication services to the worldwide art marketplace.