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Collecting: practice makes perfect

When it comes to collecting art, there is no substitute for experience. That is the view of collector Thomas Olbricht. Born in 1948, the doctor of medicine and endocrinologist has put together one of the most extensive private collections in Europe. The collection encompasses works from the early 16th century …

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Mozumbo: less is more

While many online art platforms are anything but choosy in the work they offer for sale, one new business is bucking the trend by tightly curating its exhibitors. Mozumbo is an online fine arts gallery and digital consultancy that guides global art collectors through the evolving online landscape while providing …

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A dealer’s view of the market

Whatever the economic situation, art will always be attractive to serious investors. International fine art dealer and agent Simon Shore says that its appeal lies in its consistency. “When economies are strong and there is general confidence, people will buy art,” he says. “Conversely, when economies are weak and banks …

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Art collecting: educate yourself

As you set out to build your art collection, the need for greater knowledge will almost certainly rear its head. According to Mary Rozell, programme director for the Sotheby’s Institute MA in Art Business in New York and author of the recently published The Art Collector’s Handbook: A Guide to …

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Art galleries: their value for collectors

While art fairs, auctions and online retailers are all the rage, there are still certain benefits that collectors can only gain from dealing with a real, physical art gallery, especially if you are seeking to build your knowledge and understanding of the work you are collecting. While the number of …

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10 tips for buying wisely

Art is increasingly popular as a form of investment, but the art world can be tricky for even for a well-read enthusiast to navigate. Presented with countless buying options, from online art galleries to auctioneers, how do you make the best decisions for growing your art collection? Here is Private …

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10 tips for buying art online

Buying art online can be a thrill, not least because the internet can give you instant access to work by thousands of artists you might not otherwise get to see in a gallery near you. But shopping for art online is very different from buying from a trusted gallery. Here …

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Christie’s launches new collectors’ courses in New York

Christie’s Education New York is offering three new courses designed to give collectors and art market professionals an in-depth immersion in the hot topics of collecting contemporary art and legal issues for art collectors, with a new flexible format that accommodates busy schedules. Coinciding with the “Collecting Contemporary Art” evening …

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Art fairs: a chance to catch rising starts early

As the number of art fairs grows, some of them are dreaming up new was to make a visit to an art fair a memorable and interactive experience. At the Other Art Fair in London earlier this year, visitors were given the task of secretly scrawling graffiti on a designated …

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Technology increases speed and globalization of the art market

Two strong trends are shaping the future of the global art market: the increase in speed with which the art world moves and the globalization of the market. That is the view of Eugenio Re Rebaudengo, founder of online art platform ARTUNER. “Thanks to the latest technology, people from every …

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