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Can chimps become one of the art market’s new champs?

In what appears to be an emerging theme in the art world, these past few weeks painting and chimpanzees have shown they have more in common than one might normally assume. In London, art industry professionals have spent their time – and no doubt money – on art fairs and …

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Yoshitomo Nara painting fetches US$25 million in Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction

Yoshitomo Nara’s Knife Behind Back just sold for a whopping US$25 milllion at Sotheby’s Hong Kong.

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The ‘Art of Collecting’: what it means today

Anita Choudhrie is the founder of The Stellar International Art Foundation. Currently the Foundation comprises over 600 works dating from the late 19th century to the present day, including international artists, and ranging from paintings to sculptures.

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How to run a West London art gallery: Emma Moir, owner, Box Galleries

Private Art Investor caught up with the owner of Box Galleries, a Chelsea-based gallery, which has seen previously exhibited the works of Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein, Russell Young and Andy Warhol.

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Digital and art market entrepreneur Frédéric de Senarclens to speak at Christies’s Art+Tech Summit – July 2018

Digital and art market entrepreneur Frédéric de Senarclens will be introducing the talk Speculation and Previous Initiatives Issuing Shares in Art as well as leading a panel discussion about Blockchain in the Art World – Tokenisation and Securitisation at the Christie’s Art+Tech Summit on Tuesday 17 July 2018 in London. Senarclens is the founder of …

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Money Laundering through Art: What All Stakeholders Must Know

About the author: Phoebe Kouvelas, LL.M., is partner at ArtSecure, a boutique law firm offering specialized advice on Art, Cultural & Intellectual Property matters. Art has become an attractive sector for making the proceeds of all types of illegal activity appear legitimate. High profile cases include Brazilian financier Edmar Cid …

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Online art market sales reach $4.22 billion – up 12%

A slower pace of growth as new challenges and opportunities emerge    The sixth annual Hiscox Online Art Trade Report, published today, reveals an online art market worth an estimated $4.22 billion – up 12% in 12 months. While still a solid year on year increase, this was lower than the …

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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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The financier at Masterpiece – an interview with Tim Hunter, Falcon Fine Art

While Masterpiece is the dealer’s domain, it attracts a whole host of fascinating and important players. Certainly, art financiers play a crucial role – pumping liquidity into the art market, and facilitating purchases across the industry. Tim Hunter, Vice President of art financier Falcon Fine Art – a co-partner of …

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Hiscox states online art sales climbed 24% to $3.27 billion during 2015

Online art sales reached $3.27 billion, up 24% in the last 12 months despite a decrease in global art auction sales in 2015, according to a new report by insurance giant Hiscox. The Hiscox Online Art Trading Report has indicated that the lower end of the art market could be …