Nall returns to Monaco

 August 15, 2013

Monaco has just awarded famous American artist Nall with a new studio in the Principality. There has been a long-lasting collaboration between the artist and Monaco, and the recent announcement is a testimony to the friendship between the two parties. Some one the most iconic pieces of contemporary art in the Principality can be traced […]

The Biggest Auction House in the World: $3.5 Billion in Sales

 July 25, 2013

Chiristie’s is one of the most known auction houses in the world. They are an art business and fine arts auction house with its main headquarters located in Rockefeller Plaza New York. The other headquarter is located in London King street. It is currently the world’s largest auction houses dealing in arts. They have grossed […]

Most Expensive Art Heists

 July 22, 2013

Art has been one of the most subtle forms of investment over centuries. Once they used to be decorating pieces or items to showcase royalty that adorned the walls of the rich and the famous. Painting and painters were mainly patronised by kings and monarchs and they mainly painted to satisfy them. Later on there […]

Monaco celebrates Pablo Picasso

 July 16, 2013

The Picasso summer exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum has opened in Monaco, a major show made possible by the collaboration of the brothers Ezra and David Nahmad. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the famous artist’s death, the exhibition is a major coup for the Forum The first part, entitled ‘Picasso on the Cote d’Azur’ includes […]

Does the FRAME matter?

 July 11, 2013

Definitely YES, if you see the “the golden shadow” exhibition by Carlos Duque. Standing with a camera in front of paintings at the Louvre in Paris and the Met in New York, photographer Carlos Duque directs hid eyes, not at painting itself, but at the frame edges encapsulating each masterpiece. From Antonie Waldorp to Francisco […]

INSIGHTS ON ART MARKET FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE THROUGH JUNE 2013

 July 06, 2013

WEAK JUNE AUCTION SALE RESULTS DROPS WORLD ART AUCTION MARKET BACK INTO THE RED. U.S. EQUITIES REMAIN NEAR THEIR ALL TIME HIGHS YIELDING ANOTHER DATA POINT SUPPORTING ARTS LOW ANNUAL AND SEMI ANNUAL CORRELATION WITH EQUITIES. THE WORLD WIDE AUCTION ART MARKET IN JUNE SHOWED A WEAKENING RESPONCE TO GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND STOCK MARKET VOLATILITY. […]

TRUE RETURNS DURING IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN MAJOR SALES IN LONDON DURING JUNE 2013

 June 28, 2013

A TALE OF TWO MARKETS FROM A TRUE RETURNS PERSPECTIVE: IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN (IMPMOD) NIGHT SALES OUTPERFORM WHILE DAY SALES LANGUISH AT MAJOR JUNE 2013 LONDON SALES THE LONDON AUCTION ART MARKET RESPONDED TO CONTINUED GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND STOCK MARKET UNCERTAINTY WITH BIPOLAR RESULTS. THE EVENING SALES PRODUCED SOLID RESULTS WITH AVERAGE COMPOUND ANNUAL RETURNS […]

The 10 Most Expensive Artworks Ever Purchased at Auction

 June 26, 2013

When considering the question of who is the greatest artist of all time, the laurels could go to Pablo Picasso who sweeps the premium category with three paintings in the 10 most expensive artworks purchased at auction including #2 – Nude Green Leaves and Bust (1932), #3 – Garçon à la Pipe (1905), and #5 […]

Damien Hirst: Rotten flesh & Drug bottles

 June 07, 2013

The man who shows a mirror to our society delivered his very best to shock us. In the altar of beauty where most artists starve he was able to make a bold difference to emerge (and shock). Without any doubt the artworks of Damien Hirst are one of the most wanted investment items in the […]

Insights on art market financial performance through May 2013

 June 05, 2013

BETTER MAY SALE RESULTS ALLOWS WORLD ART AUCTION MARKET TO ALMOST GET BACK TO EVEN FOR THE YEAR AS U.S. EQUITIES REMAIN NEAR THEIR ALL TIME HIGHS THE WORLD WIDE AUCTION ART MARKET IN MAY SHOWED AN IMPROVING RESPONCE TO GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY. THE YEAR TO DATE DECLINE OF 0.80% IN THE MEI […]

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