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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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Falcon Fine Art closes landmark deal in Ireland

The art financing deal will allow a collector to keep artworks on their wall for the duration of the financing period – one of the first of its kind with an art financier outside the US or UK Falcon Fine Art, the specialist art financier, has closed a loan for …

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Art Capital Group – It is all about the asset

After 10 years at an investment bank structuring debt, Terence Doran was looking for a new challenge. A friend suggested joining Art Capital Group, a specialist art finance arranger and investor. “I was actually taken aback by the idea of art finance as an industry,’” says Doran. He was talked …

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Profile: Day Star Fund

We spoke to Marta Areny, one of the executive board director’s at the Day Star Fund about how Day Star fit in to the art fund market. Why did you set up the fund? We started the fund after the financial crisis hit Europe. We were saw that we are …

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“There is no limit on our lending capability” – Unbolted

Unbolted is a new asset lending company that is providing quick and easy solutions to suit the borrower’s needs. Boasting low guarantee rates and a strong online presence it looks set to stake its claim in this market. Private Art Investor spoke to the team at Unbolted to get an …

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Sheik of Sharjah signs financial contract with Gutenberg Museum

Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed al-Qasimi, the Sheik of Sharjah of the United Arab Emirates has signed a financial support package with the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz Germany. The contract ensures the financial support of the Sheikh for at least the next three years, which, it has been reported will amount …

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AXA Strategic Ventures invests in Art2M

AXA Strategic Ventures has invested 500,000€ in Art2M, a start-up art and connected objects company for investors and artists. The investment will help Art2M develop their overseas presence in the United States and China. Anne-Cécile Worms, CEO of Art2M said: “This investment will allow Art2M to develop its portfolio of exclusive …

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Berenberg Bank Art Consult

Hamburg’s Berenberg Bank has been serving clients for an impressive 425 years. Although, it rarely offers direct art loans it is not ignoring art as an asset class. The bank’s Berenberg Art Consult group is an in house art advisory service offering consultancy on valuations, recommendations for purchase and the …

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Arthena: Crowd Funding in the art world

From new companies to funding personal missions Crowdfunding has come of age. You can even contribute £10 towards the Greek Bailout fund online, with varying levels of contribution offering a variety of personal rewards from a Greek food basket to a postcard of the Greek prime minister. Arthena a new …

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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). …