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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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Tickets go on sale for London’s first ever Art Night

Tickets have gone on sale for London’s first ever Art Night that will incorporate the Strand and surrounding areas in the capital. London’s streets will play host to works by artists including Cecilia Bengolea who will be exhibiting at East Piazza in Covent Garden and Koo Jeong A who will …

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Christie’s owner Pinault to unveil collection in Paris gallery

The owner of Christie’s auction house François Pinault is to house his €1.2bn collection of contemporary masters at the Bourse de Commerce in the French capital of Paris in the vicinity of the Louvre. The luxury goods magnate that also is a major shareholder in retailer Kering Group has a …

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Art Dubai appoints former journalist Myrna Ayad as fair director

Art Dubai has appointed Myrna Ayad to its senior management team in the role of fair director. She will take up her post on 1 May this year and start working on the eleventh event alongside VIP relations director Lela Csáky and international director Pablo del Val. The current director …

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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 …

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Sotheby’s profits down 63% as staff exodus takes hold

Sotheby’s is to be hit by a series of staff departures following poor financial results that saw the world famous auction house post disappointing financial results. For 2015 profits crashed by 63%, from $117.8m to $43.7m. Departures at the firm will include Cheyenne Westphal, Sotheby’s worldwide head of contemporary art, …

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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). …

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Skate’s Art Fairs Report, Summer 2015

Q2 art fair attendance jumped by 8.8% and gallery participation increased by 1.4% according to Skate’s Art Fairs Report, Summer 2015. The report includes data on 15 events conducted in nine countries over the calendar Q2 2015. The report found that during that period about 0.5 million art lovers visited 15 …

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Art Basel appoints Noah Horowitz as director, Americas

Art Basel has appointed Noah Horowitz to the new position of Director Americas, starting in August 2015. Based in the United States, Horowitz will direct Art Basel’s Miami Beach show moving forward, further strengthen Art Basel’s relationships with galleries, collectors, artists, museums and institutions from the Americas, and promote them …