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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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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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Agents for change: how the emerging agency model will change the art market

Marine Tanguy, CEO, MTArt Agency Marine Tanguy is CEO of MTArt Agency, an award-winning agency for the world’s most exciting upcoming visual artists. It is a quirk of history that when we talk about artists it is far sexier to focus on financial tragedy than success. Vincent van Gogh and …

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How to prepare for the new regulation on Import of Cultural Goods into the EU?

Phoebe Kouvelas, LL.M., is partner at ArtSecure, a boutique law firm offering specialized advice on Art, Intellectual Property & Cultural Property matters. She regularly litigates and advises on a wide range of commercial and regulatory issues. In June 2019, the European Union (EU) passed a Regulation on the ‘Introduction and …

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Art Investment Contracts: Application of securities law to art purchases in Belgium

In the world of contemporary art trading, it is difficult to use names of promotion galleries without entertaining thoughts of a financial investment environment.

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Private Art Investor Q&A: Jean-Baptiste Fabre, founder of AuctionAfterSale and Thirdman.auction

In a new section for Private Art Investor, we quiz leading industry figures on what they enjoy about their job, their likes and pet hates, their ideal client and who would play them in a movie of their life. This week, Jean-Baptiste Fabre, founder of AuctionAfterSale and Thirdman.auction, faces the …

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Rosenberg & Co

Marianne Rosenberg was destined to have a gallery. Her great-grandfather, grandfather, great-uncle and father were all leading art dealers. The only surprise is that she became a lawyer first (where she specialised in asset and project finance). As well as launching a gallery, Marianne and her sister are also the …

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The online gold art rush

Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel, the silicon chip maker, is now best known for his 1965 law. Moore’s law stated that the number of transistors in a circuit was doubling every year (in 1975 he changed it to every two years). His prediction has been accurate, partly because hardware …

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Bidder Beware

There has been a lot of discussion about auction guarantees. Some of the criticism is valid, but it is not a new problem. Guarantees may be unfair on buyers but the people who provide them generally understand the risks. The same is not always true for irrevocable bidders. The people …

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Good Title?

The American Land Title Association has – in its words – been “protecting the American dream since 1907”. The association launched 54 years after the Law Property Assurance and Trust Society, the first title insurance company, was formed in Pennsylvania in 1853. Nearly all US real estate transactions involve title …

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