‘These women of mine are honest, simple folk’ — a bather and a ballerina by Edgar Degas Degas’ pastels matched even his most dazzling oil paintings for richness of colour. Offered on 30 June are two late works that showcase the artist’s unrivalled mastery of the medium In 1884, as he approached his 50th birthday, Edgar…

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How to Be an Artist, According to Henri Matisse

Kim HartJun 12, 2018 3:00pmIn the early 20th century, a 30-something Frenchman named Henri Matisse shocked the Parisian art world with his painting Woman with a Hat (1905). His application of radically expressive colors to his subject—teal on her face, orange on her neck, pink and blue on her arms—made no logical sense, leaving viewers and critics scratching…

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This week, we took the pulse of the Art market and it is clearly racing

Published by Christian Ogier on May 17, 2021 Two paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat fetched a combined $144 million this week, heralding a return to normalcy for some of the world’s wealthiest art collectors. The 1983 painting “In This Case” sold at Christie’s for $93.1 million on Wednesday, becoming the second-most expensive Basquiat work ever to appear at…

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Here’s Your Guide to the Best, Most Desirable Artworks for Sale in New York’s $1 Billion Spring Auctions This Week

After a dismal 2020, auction houses are looking to get back on track. Eileen Kinsella, May 10, 2021 So, here we are, on the verge of another major—and relatively “normal,” whatever that means these days—auction season, as Christie’s and Sotheby’s get ready to sell hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Impressionist, Modern, and contemporary art…

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Art Lasts, Markets Pass: Can NFTs Finally Make Art an Asset Class?

Marion Maneker “People have long used art to store value,” Miami-based NFT investor Robert Rodriguez-Frail told Business Insider after he sold a Beeple NFT for a lot of money in March. “Crypto extends easily into digital art. This is just a more modern approach to investing in art and using it like someone would use gold or bitcoin.”…

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Pablo Picasso: Spring Market Report

April 16, 2021 Kristian Carey With the spring auction season accelerating and high profile May sales fast approaching, ARTBnk examined Pablo Picasso’s Q1 2021 sale results from Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips to offer a clearer picture of the current status of the artist’s market. With newsworthy sales on the horizon, we’ll examine exactly how the…

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The Blobification of the Art Industry: How Lockdown Has Accelerated the Blurred Lines Between Galleries and Auction Houses

As they compete for art market dominance, auction houses and galleries are increasingly adopting one another’s sales strategies. Naomi Rea & Kate Brown, April 13, 2021 In February last year, a group of art-dealing titans went public with an unusual proposition—they would team up and sell the storied collection of the late philanthropist Donald Marron. The move was a shock…

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London Galleries Prepare for 12 April Reopening

Many galleries struggled with their doors closed, and not just financially. But they also adapted new ways of showing and selling art. Installation view of Paul Feeley: Space Stands Still (2021) at Waddington Custot, London. Courtesy the artist and Waddington Custot. Photo: Rob Harris. Commercial galleries in England will be able to reopen to the public from…

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Art Basel Hong Kong Confirms Over 100 Galleries For Its 2021 Fair

Art Basel has announced that 104 galleries from around the world will participate in Art Basel Hong Kong, which is set to run from May 19 to 23 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.  Ongoing travel restrictions mean that 56 galleries who have committed to a booth at the fair will not be able to attend the…

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