A tale of two markets

 May 22, 2013

A TALE OF TWO MARKETS FROM A TRUE RETURNS PERSPECTIVE: POST WAR AND CONTEMPORARY SALES SOAR WHILE IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN SALES LANGUISH AT MAJOR MAY 2013 NEW YORK SALES THE NEW YORK AUCTION ART MARKET RESPONDED TO CONTINUED GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY WITH BIPOLAR RESULTS. THE POST WAR AND CONTEMPORARY (PWC) EVENING SALES PRODUCED […]

World All Art Index is down

 May 07, 2013

World All Art Index is down 6% from year end 2012 while the equity markets are making new highs. It will be interesting to see if the major sales in May and June can turn things around after the weak results for the minor sales in most collecting categories to date in 2013. However the […]

Motivations to Invest in Art

 February 10, 2013

Diversification: An investment in art can be an effective tool to reduce the risk exposure of a carefully planned investment portfolio. This would be an ideal measure to employ during a period of market volatility. The prerequisite here, is top-quality art and a long-term view of 10 years or more. Research supports the ability of […]

Weakness continues in the Art auction market

 February 01, 2013

WEAKNESS CONTINUES IN THE WORLD WIDE ART AUCTION MARKET AS U.S. EQUITIES REMAIN STRONG THE WORLD WIDE AUCTION ART MARKET CONTINUED TO RESPOND TO GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY WITH THE YEAR TO DATE PERFORMANCE INDICATING A DECLINE OF 3.28% IN THE MEI MOSES® WORLD ALL ART INDEX. THIS IS A SLIGHT DETERIORATION FROM THE […]

Art is not for you, it is for your Children and for the Future generation

 January 30, 2013

Believe it or not, art is more than a means of decorating. An art masterpiece will be Unrepeatable and will remain there to inspire not only You, but the Future Generations as well. However it can be a form of investment as well. The first impression and the consciousness of mission of your business, or […]

The role of Art in modern Sales and Marketing

 January 20, 2013

The days of agressive sales strategies and of buying advertisements by their weight have expired. These were strategies of the 80s. There are two paths that lead to real results, to increase of income: a., to excel in something and to appear in a unique, creative way, b., to create sales strategies by recommendations. There […]

Is the art market experiencing a ‘global artistic renaissance’?

 January 15, 2013

Historically, the United States has dominated the art market since the 1950s. At the beginning of this century, the US represented roughly half the value of the global art market, with Christie’s and Sotheby’s at the bridgehead operating almost as a global duopoly. In New York and London these auction houses regularly generate sales over […]

Examples of how fast an artist’s popularity can rise

 January 10, 2013

India’s Subodh Gupta (b.1964) rose to 24th place in 2008 from 110th in 2007. His total turnover increased from Euro 852k in 2007 to Euro 5,5 million in 2008. Italy’s Rudolph Stingel (1956) experienced a similar meteoric rise from 96th place in 2007 to 21st place in the following year, turnover growing from Euro 964k […]

Investment for all seasons

 January 05, 2013

Current market instability highlights the need to consider investments that have been shown to yield healthy returns and retain their value over the long-term, inspire original thought, increase problem solving, boost self-confidence, encourage social networking and improve worker reliability, thus stimulating productivity and economic confidence. The art market has become comparatively transparent allowing access to […]

The corporate philosophy of investing in art

 January 01, 2013

Some of the most influential corporate art collections in the world, notably Deutsche Bank, Microsoft, Progressive Insurance, UBS and Hallmark, have all specifically focused on contemporary art collecting. They have found almost priceless value encased within the responsibility of being keepers of our society’s collective heritage. This finding has uncovered the truly transactional nature of […]

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