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The dealers at Masterpiece – an interview with Steven Beale, Trinity House and Dario Mottola, Scultura Italiana

Masterpiece is arguably the biggest date in the UK art lover’s diary. Of course, the 2016 fair coincided with another key date, occurring in the direct aftermath of Britain’s historic “Leave” vote in the EU referendum. Tim Hunter, Vice President of art financier Falcon Fine Art, takes the temperature at …

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Are we in an art market bubble?

Since the market crash in 2008, the term “bubble”, applied in an economic context, has become part of everyday vocabulary. The analogy of a market growing so big, like a bubble, filled with air only waiting to burst, is almost irresistibly charming. Economic bubbles happen all the time, all over …

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What happens after the sale? A look at Auction after Sale

Launched in July 2014 in Geneva, Auction after Sale is an online platform dedicated to the unsold sales at auction. The aim of the site: after any sale in the world, the client has ten days to acquire the unsold lots via the platform. To find out more, Art Media …

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Auction Houses Adapt to Serve the Next Generation

Sotheby’s, Christie’s and other auctions houses are adapting to serve the next generation. Auctions today are facing up to the fact that while the older audiences have traditionally supported them are still vital, their survival hinges on looking to the next generation. “It’s absolutely critical, essential,” said Jussi Pylkkanen, Christie’s …

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To buy, or not to buy – and what are the questions? Falcon Fine Art at Masterpiece 2015

The art market panel held by Falcon Fine Art at Masterpiece 2015 discussed what questions and considerations collectors must address when buying artworks Masterpiece 2015 once again opened its doors in the grounds of the Chelsea Royal Hospital, hosting over 34,000 visitors looking to buy art (or perhaps just looking). …

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Cadell+Co launches as regulated art trust adviser

Cadell+Co a new art advisory has launched. It is the first specialist art advisory firm to be regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority. The firm has been founded by Luke Dugdale, Richard Camber and Richard Bagnall Smith. Dugdale is head of wealth management, Camber partner responsible for expertise and …

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Artprice hones its use of Facebook and social media.

Art market information specialist Artprice has signed a publishing agreement with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Musée l’Organe, which manages La Demeure du Chaos, otherwise known as the Abode of Chaos and also the headquarters of Artprice for the past 16 years. The agreement covers an editorial amalgamation of the …

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ArtList, the Secondary Market of the Future?

Kenneth Schlenker is co-founder and CEO of the online platform ArtList, launched in New York in January 2015. The former Franco-American student of Sciences Po worked between France and the United States for companies like Google and HSBC before founding the network of collectors Gertrude in 2012, his first business …

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Q&A: Marianne Rosenberg talks about family, history and her latest art venture

It is a quest that spans three generations. It involves Nazis, Picasso and World War Two battles. It would be rejected as a film plot, but the hunt to recover Paul Rosenberg’s stolen art collection is a tale of prudence, luck, coincidence and determination. It starts in the late 19th …

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Buying art at auction – an art lawyer’s guide

With the summer auctions nearly upon us, Boodle Hatfield’s Becky Shaw has put together an art lawyer’s guide to buying art at auction. Our first and fundamental tip is research! In an auction, a binding contract is made when the gavel falls, so you need to have done all of …

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