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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Rise of the Cyborg Art Dealers: How the Art Market Is Preparing to Adapt to a Hybrid Online-IRL Future

After 2020, here’s what has changed, what will stay the same, and what’s left to innovate in all corners of the art market. Eileen Kinsella, April 5, 2021 “Imagine a world where you could not fly around the globe anymore. How would you conduct business?”  That was the “thinking-out-of-the-box” assignment that a consultant gave Phillips executives…

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What I Buy and Why: Actress and Model Nichole Galicia on the Stroke of Luck That Got Her Hooked on Collecting Art—as a Teenager

The actress and model shares how she first caught the collecting bug, and what’s got her attention now. Artnet News, November 4, 2020 The Panama-born, New York-raised art collector and philanthropist Nichole Galicia got her start as a runway model in Europe and later took up acting, appearing in such films as Defiance, Once Upon a Time… In…

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Price Check! Here’s What Sold—and For How Much—at the 2020 Frieze London and Frieze Masters’ Online Viewing Room

Here’s our roundup of sales that went down at Frieze’s latest online viewing room. Artnet News, October 19, 2020 In the first few weeks of October, Frieze launched its first-ever virtual fair “in” London—and, according to gallerists, sales were swift and successful. Mega-galleries like Hauser and Wirth reported impressive figures, announcing a whopping total of $15…

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How to Set Goals as an Aspiring Artist

Sourse artdex.com Deciding to start an art career is a life-changing moment for any aspiring artist. It takes a lot of courage to take this step and a lot of hard work and discipline to turn your art into a business that will pay your bills. Creative people may easily feel overwhelmed by the business side of…

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Reproduction Print Sales Impact Artists in a Big Way

The commercialization of the art business is nowhere more evident than in the marketing of reproduction prints, particularly giclees (computer prints of digital files) by businesses presenting themselves as fine art publishing companies, websites, and galleries. Add to the mix that these days, many artists also publish and sell digital prints of their art. These…

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The New Art Fairs Calendar for September 2020

Source: Artprice.com In June, the prestigious Swiss Art fair Art Basel announced the outright cancellation of its 2020 edition after initially rescheduling from June to September. The news fell shortly before the summer in a press release in which the fair’s Director,Marc Spiegler, explained: “We really wanted to support the art market with a successful fair in…

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Editors’ Picks: 7 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Digital São Paulo Art Fair to an Upstate New York Art Weekend

Our picks of this week’s art world online and IRL. Artnet News, August 17, 2020 Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health situation, we are currently highlighting digital events, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York area.…

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