Auctions & shows

Ebay launches live art auction service

Online auction website eBay’s has launched a new service – eBay’s Live Auctions – which opens the doors of traditional brick-and-mortar auction houses to online buyers. From anywhere in the world, eBay shoppers now have the same access to auction merchandise as those bidding in person on the auction room …

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Auctions & shows

Reducing the risk of auctions

Most investors, when selling art, will consign directly to a particular auction house. But this is not the only option, says Les Fox, co-owner of New Jersey based auction house West Highland Art Auctions. West Highland Art Auctions, founded by Les Fox and his wife Sue, is a multi-auction auction …

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Buy art

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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Art Business

Buying art: how to avoid being duped

Auction records are the best source of information on the art market because they are the only records that are transparent and were done in public. That is the view of Miles Barth, senior specialist, photographs for online art resource and auctioneer artnet. “artnet does not get involved with any …

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Art FinanceArt Funds

Buying and selling art needs a strategic approach

When selling an item from your art collection, it is wise to adapt your approach depending on whether the piece is Contemporary or an Old Master. That is the view of a spokesperson for art investment and advisory house The Fine Art Fund Group. “Contemporary works could be deemed more …

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