Art Finance

Art-backed financing grows in sophistication

Forget Brexit and market jitters, art-backed financing has a strong year ahead. Tim Hunter, Vice President of art financier Falcon Fine Art, explains. Deloitte/ArtTactic’s 2017 art market survey reported that political and economic uncertainty is the biggest risk to the art market in 2018. Really? While no market is completely …

Art FinanceArt Lending

Griffin Art Partners lending platform launches

Aude Lemogne and Aymeric Thuault founders and directors of Link Management, a Luxembourg based art advisory, have launched a new art lending platform in partnership with Swiss bank Reyl Group. Griffin Art Partners plans to provide bespoke finance solutions for high-end collectors and art professionals through securitisation of non-recourse loans …

Art Lending

Falcon Fine Art Complete deal in Belgium

Falcon Fine Art has completed a deal with a collector in Belgium. The Belgian collector chose to leverage artworks that were already in storage, between exhibitions, demonstrating the role art financing can play in monetizing an asset that, without a sale, would otherwise provide little short-term value. The deal leverages …

Art FinanceNews

Falcon Fine Art add new Business Development Manager

Guy Vaissière former Sotheby’s business director has joined Falcon Fine Art as a Business Development Manager. The new appointment has been made to drive continued growth and build brand presence. Guy will be responsible for maintaining existing client relationships, driving growth and building brand presence. Before Vatissière joined Falcon Fine …

Art BusinessArt FairsArt FinanceBuy art

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 …

Art BusinessArt FairsArt FinanceAuctions & showsNews

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 …

Art Finance

The future of the British art market post-Brexit

On 23rd June 2016 the UK electorate took the decision to leave the EU – a decision likely to create a period of uncertainty. For the British art market this is likely to lead to a number of changes in the coming months and years. At the leading London art …

Art BusinessArt FairsArt FinanceNews

Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel invests in Frieze art fair

Ari Emanuel the co-chief executive of the Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG that represents clients including Oscar-winners Matthew McConaughey and Kevin Costner has confirmed he is to invest in this year’s Frieze London art fair. He is the first outside investor in Frieze that was set up as a private venture …

Man with Cane
Art BusinessArt FinanceNews

Panama Papers reveal Nazi-looted painting fight

Mossack Fonseca the legal and financial company that has been making headlines due to the leak of the now-infamous Panama Papers helped a New York art gallery defend a legal challenge over a claim over a painting linked to Nazi-looted artworks. The alleged legal owner had launched a legal battle …

Sharon Grob
Art BusinessArt FinanceArt LendingNews

Falcon Fine Art appoints Sharon Grob to manage business development

Luxury asset expert Sharon Grob has joined Falcon Fine Art as business development manager and will be tasked with the further growth of the company. She will be involved in leveraging relationships with family offices, private banks and wealth managers to encourage the use of art financing. Grob will also …