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What is Artfundi?

What is Artfundi?

About art, Collecting, Auctions, Art Fairs, Art Market, Artist Support, Gallery Support, Art Advisors
11 Nov 2019

Artfundi is the best art management software for collectors, galleries and artists.  

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Types of Insurance Coverage for Fine Art

Types of Insurance Coverage for Fine Art

Collecting, Art Fairs, Artist Support, Gallery Support
04 Nov 2019

If you would like to know the different types of art insurance and what to insure against then have a look at this article posted by thebalancecareers.com 

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31 Killer Black Friday Marketing Ideas to Boost Your Sales

31 Killer Black Friday Marketing Ideas to Boost Your Sales

Gallery Support
28 Oct 2019

What is Black Friday and how can you prepare for it?

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The Benefits and Importance of Managing Inventory

The Benefits and Importance of Managing Inventory

Collecting, Artist Support, Gallery Support
21 Oct 2019

What is important about inventory management?

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How to grow your social media followers to strengthen your brand

How to grow your social media followers to strengthen your brand

Artist Support, Gallery Support
14 Oct 2019

Need help to grow your following organically?

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Which Social Media Platform is Best for Artists?

Which Social Media Platform is Best for Artists?

Artist Support
07 Oct 2019

Want to get noticed online? Try use these platforms.

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Participating in Art Fairs: How to Start Off on the Right Foot

Participating in Art Fairs: How to Start Off on the Right Foot

Art Fairs, Artist Support
30 Sep 2019

For all artists, art fairs are an excellent opportunity for networking, securing sales, and for achieving national or international success.

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Research for Art Collecting: Tips for Aspiring Art Collectors

Research for Art Collecting: Tips for Aspiring Art Collectors

Collecting
23 Sep 2019

How to: Research for Art Collecting

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6 Art Gallery Essentials for Artists

6 Art Gallery Essentials for Artists

Artist Support
16 Sep 2019

Steps to Getting Your Art in a Gallery

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Best art galleries in the world

Best art galleries in the world

Collecting, Artist Support, Gallery Support
09 Sep 2019

Are you a sucker for good art?

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Ranking The World's Most Admired Art Museums, And What Big Business Can Learn From Them

Ranking The World's Most Admired Art Museums, And What Big Business Can Learn From Them

About art, Collecting, Artist Support, Gallery Support
02 Sep 2019

Ever thought about which art museums are the most admired?

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Fine Art: What is the future of the art world?

Fine Art: What is the future of the art world?

About art, Collecting, Art Market
26 Aug 2019

Ever wondered what will happen to the art world in the future?

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Technology is changing how people experience art and museums.

Technology is changing how people experience art and museums.

About art, Art Fairs, Gallery Support
19 Aug 2019

What can art curators and museum owners do to engage and connect visitors to their art pieces and exhibits?

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How Blockchain Changed The Art World In 2018

How Blockchain Changed The Art World In 2018

About art, Art Market
12 Aug 2019

Zohar Elhanani explains how blockchain changed the art world

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5 Ways Technology is Transforming the Art World

5 Ways Technology is Transforming the Art World

About art, Art Market
05 Aug 2019

A Look at the Relationship Between Art and Technology

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Have You Heard of Sound Art? 9 Sonic Artists to Know

Have You Heard of Sound Art? 9 Sonic Artists to Know

About art, Artist Support
29 Jul 2019

In an article published on www.artspace.com writer Colleen Hochberger introduces 9 artists in the sound art medium.

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Who decides what art means?

Who decides what art means?

About art
21 Jul 2019

An animated presentation of Ted-ed talk by Hayley Levitt.

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How provenance affects the value of art & collectibles

How provenance affects the value of art & collectibles

Collecting, Art Advisors
15 Jul 2019

Learn how provenance can make or break your collections value.

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Global Art Market Shows Signs of Growth for Second Year in a Row

Global Art Market Shows Signs of Growth for Second Year in a Row

Art Market
01 Jul 2019

An article posted on artnews.com, written by Alex Greenberger.

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What will art look like in 20 years?

What will art look like in 20 years?

Art Market
18 Jun 2019

BBC's Devon Van Houten Maldonado asks artists and curators to imagine the changes and trends that will influence the art world in the next two decades.

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How to start an art blog that gets noticed

How to start an art blog that gets noticed

Collecting, Artist Support, Gallery Support
10 Jun 2019

Author Barney Davey explains how to make a statement online through an art blog.

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6 Reasons Why Every Artist Should Have Their Own Blog

6 Reasons Why Every Artist Should Have Their Own Blog

Artist Support
03 Jun 2019

Writer Jessica Stewart explains the importance of an artist blog.

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Writing An Artist Biography

Writing An Artist Biography

Artist Support, Gallery Support
27 May 2019

agora-gallery.com explains how to write an effective artist bio.

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How to Increase Art Gallery Sales

How to Increase Art Gallery Sales

Gallery Support
20 May 2019

Writer Nancy Wagner explains how to increase slaes in your art gallery.

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Developing a Digital Art Ownership DApp: the basics

Developing a Digital Art Ownership DApp: the basics

Art Market
13 May 2019

In an article published on projecthydro.org the basics of developing a digital art ownership DApp are explained.

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Is blockchain the future of art? Four experts weigh in

Is blockchain the future of art? Four experts weigh in

Art Market
06 May 2019

From authentication to art-making and collecting, the Art Basel panel examines the wide-ranging impacts of the new technology.

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Can AI Create True Art?

Can AI Create True Art?

Art Market
29 Apr 2019

And if it can, what are the implications for the future of creativity? An article written by Ken Weiner

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The Artist CV

The Artist CV

Artist Support
22 Apr 2019

Originally published by Agora-Gallery, this article will help you write the perfect artist CV that'll get you noticed.

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Has Artificial Intelligence Given Us the Next Great Art Movement?

Has Artificial Intelligence Given Us the Next Great Art Movement?

Art Market
15 Apr 2019

Artificial Intelligence is explored in an article published on artnet.com

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2018 Top 200 Collectors

2018 Top 200 Collectors

Collecting, Art Market
08 Apr 2019

www.artnews.com has revealed the top 200 collectors in 2018.

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The Ideal Conditions for Sound Art and Office Productivity Aren’t So Far Apart

The Ideal Conditions for Sound Art and Office Productivity Aren’t So Far Apart

Artist Support, Gallery Support
01 Apr 2019

In an article published by The New Yorker, author Damon Krukowski explains how conditions for sound art and office productivity aren’t so different.

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Packing and Shipping Paper Artifacts

Packing and Shipping Paper Artifacts

Collecting, Artist Support, Gallery Support
25 Mar 2019

NEDCC explains how to pack and ship paper artifacts.

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Instagram Marketing Strategy: Your A-Z Guide

Instagram Marketing Strategy: Your A-Z Guide

Artist Support, Gallery Support
18 Mar 2019

Author Olga Rabo explains Instagram strategy in a blog post on iconosquare.com  

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3 Trends Art Dealers and Collectors Need to Understand to Break Into the Asian Art Market

3 Trends Art Dealers and Collectors Need to Understand to Break Into the Asian Art Market

Collecting, Gallery Support
11 Mar 2019

artnet.com published an article about the changes in the Asian market discussed at the Talking Galleries conference in Seoul.

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5 Disruptive Trends Art Galleries Need to Understand If They Want to Survive

5 Disruptive Trends Art Galleries Need to Understand If They Want to Survive

Art Market, Gallery Support
04 Mar 2019

artnet.com published an article about the 5 core issues that arose at the Talking Galleries symposium in Barcelona in 2018.

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How To Take Great Photos Of Your Artwork

How To Take Great Photos Of Your Artwork

Artist Support, Gallery Support
25 Feb 2019

In an article posted on Agora Gallery, expert tips for presenting your art in the best possible way are provided.

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The Best Way to Safely Transport Framed Artwork

The Best Way to Safely Transport Framed Artwork

Collecting, Gallery Support
18 Feb 2019

When you're moving or shipping your artwork in the mail, you should prepare the piece accordingly. Here's how to safely transport your artwork and framed pieces.  

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8 Tips For Buying Art at an Art Fair

8 Tips For Buying Art at an Art Fair

Collecting, Art Fairs
18 Feb 2019

A guide to buying at art fairs, for experienced collectors and novices, published by artnet,com

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First Steps to Getting Your Art in a Gallery

First Steps to Getting Your Art in a Gallery

Artist Support
11 Feb 2019

Getting your art into a gallery can be difficult. Have a look at these six gallery essentials for artists, published on artistnetwork.com.

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3 Reasons to Buy Art at Art Fairs

3 Reasons to Buy Art at Art Fairs

Collecting, Art Fairs
04 Feb 2019

In an Article by Artsy.net, three reasons to buy at an fair are explained.

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How to Prepare for Your First Art Fair

How to Prepare for Your First Art Fair

Art Fairs
28 Jan 2019

Artsy.net explains how you can prepare for an art fair in order to maximise your time. 

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Unthinkable: How do you judge good art from bad?

Unthinkable: How do you judge good art from bad?

About art, Collecting, Auctions
21 Jan 2019

Joe Humphreys' article published in the Irish Times, describes how you can judge good art from bad.

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9 Ways YOU, The Artist Can Change The World

9 Ways YOU, The Artist Can Change The World

Artist Support
14 Jan 2019

Nicole Tinkham explains how artists can change the world in an article published on Keetons online.

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Five Dealers Tell Us How to Start an Art Gallery

Five Dealers Tell Us How to Start an Art Gallery

Gallery Support
07 Jan 2019

In an article published on news.artnet.com, five dealers reveal their beginnings in their own words.

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How to Increase Your Opportunities In The Art World

How to Increase Your Opportunities In The Art World

Art Market, Artist Support
31 Dec 2018

This blog, posted on Artworld Archive, explains how to increase your opportunities in the artworld in 5 steps.

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How to Photograph Your Art Like a Professional

How to Photograph Your Art Like a Professional

Collecting, Artist Support, Gallery Support
24 Dec 2018

The Artspace editors have elucidated how to photograph your artwork like a professional.  

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Collecting Etiquette 101: How to Build a Relationship with A Gallery and Buy What You Want

Collecting Etiquette 101: How to Build a Relationship with A Gallery and Buy What You Want

Collecting
17 Dec 2018

Loney Abrams' article pucblished by Artspace describes how to build a relationship with a gallery.

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"Don't Quote Deleuze": How to Write a Good Artist Statement

"Don't Quote Deleuze": How to Write a Good Artist Statement

Artist Support
10 Dec 2018

This article written by Loney Abrams and published by Artspace, describes how one can write a good artist statement.

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The Art of Art Insurance: A Practical Guide for Artists, Galleries, and Collectors

The Art of Art Insurance: A Practical Guide for Artists, Galleries, and Collectors

Collecting, Artist Support, Gallery Support
03 Dec 2018

This article written by Will Fenstermaker and published by Artspace.com, provides a practical guide for artworld insurance.

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Artfundi Legacy - Collection Management Software

Artfundi Legacy - Collection Management Software

Collecting, Art Market
26 Nov 2018

This press release, published by Artslink.co.za, explains the Artfundi Legacy – Collection Management Software.

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How to Market Yourself as an Artist

How to Market Yourself as an Artist

Art Market, Artist Support
19 Nov 2018

Casey Lesser's editorial, published by Artsy.net, expresses how one can market themselves as an artist

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How to Become an Art Auctioneer

How to Become an Art Auctioneer

Auctions
12 Nov 2018

This article wriiten by Susan Kendzulak and published on the balance careers,  explains how someone can become an art auctioneer.  

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Art explained: How do art auctions really work?

Art explained: How do art auctions really work?

Auctions
05 Nov 2018

This article written by Steven Murph, published by CNN Style, explains how auctions work.

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Artfundi Pro – Gallery Management Software

Artfundi Pro – Gallery Management Software

Art Market, Gallery Support
30 Oct 2018

This press release, published by Artslink.co.za, explains the Artfundi Pro – Gallery Management Software.

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How Sculptor Rachel Whiteread Transformed a World War I Military Shelter Into Her Latest Artwork

How Sculptor Rachel Whiteread Transformed a World War I Military Shelter Into Her Latest Artwork

About art, Artist Support
22 Oct 2018

This article, written by Javier Pes and published by artnet news, describes how the Turner Prize-winning artist cast a Nissen hut as a memorial to the war that divided her grandfathers.

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Four global trends impacting our artworld eco-system

Four global trends impacting our artworld eco-system

Art Market
18 Oct 2018

Tamzin Lovell CEO of Talking Sense Consulting was invited to present a talk at the Kaunas in Art Festival in Lithuania. 

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How to make it in the art world

How to make it in the art world

Art Fairs, Artist Support
15 Oct 2018

This article, written by Caitlin Britton and published by Affordable Art Fair, discusses the inspirations of successful creatives

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HOW TO SUCCEED AS AN ARTIST WHILE LIVING OUTSIDE OF ART-WORLD CAPITALS

HOW TO SUCCEED AS AN ARTIST WHILE LIVING OUTSIDE OF ART-WORLD CAPITALS

Art Market, Artist Support
08 Oct 2018

Written by Tess Thackara and published by Artsy, this article presents three main points for an artist to follow.

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THE ART ECOSYSTEM, AND WHY SOME ARTISTS ARE MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN OTHERS

THE ART ECOSYSTEM, AND WHY SOME ARTISTS ARE MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN OTHERS

Artist Support
01 Oct 2018

This article originally posted in Artrepresent's blog by Juliet Oudendammer, sheds some light on the way the artworld works.  

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On the Block: The Rise and Rise of Private Collections

On the Block: The Rise and Rise of Private Collections

Collecting, Auctions
03 Sep 2018

The rise of interest in the auction market in selling entire private collections, and the reasons for this interest, provide some additional motivations for collectors wanting to build a serious collection and a legacy.

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The Myth of Creative Inspiration

The Myth of Creative Inspiration

Artist Support
24 Jul 2018

James Clear is a 'habits master'. He makes several points worth thinking about - they'll work for any kind of artist.

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A Study on the Economics of Making Art

A Study on the Economics of Making Art

Artist Support
18 Jun 2018

Based on a survey of more than 1,000 practicing visual artists. Report by Benjamin Sutton

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The Gallery System Is Struggling. Here’s What It Can Learn From Professional Sport

The Gallery System Is Struggling. Here’s What It Can Learn From Professional Sport

Art Market, Gallery Support
30 May 2018

So many are asking the question - what's wrong with the gallery system - Tim Schneider tries to look at it from another angle

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Art Investment as an Effective Strategy of Portfolio Diversification

Art Investment as an Effective Strategy of Portfolio Diversification

Collecting, Art Market
10 Apr 2018

Mr. Francesco Gibbi, Alternative Investments Advisor, Founder & CEO of LOT-ART shares some insight into Art investment as a strategy for Portfolio Diversification

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 Investing in Prints

Investing in Prints

Collecting
26 Mar 2018

Investing in prints is well analysed in this article by The Artists' Press, reproduced with kind permission by Business Day Art: Fair Value: Investing in prints By Penny Haw, September 2007

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 Working models: Developing new gallery structures

Working models: Developing new gallery structures

Art Fairs, Art Market, Gallery Support
17 Mar 2018

Mid-size and small galleries are facing well-publicized challenges. In this talk, five young gallerists debate new models and approaches

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How To Buy Contemporary Art At The Fairs

How To Buy Contemporary Art At The Fairs

Collecting
16 Mar 2018

Tang Art Advisory shares some insight into collecting contemporary art at fairs. 

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What You Should Know If You Want To Be An Art Advisor

What You Should Know If You Want To Be An Art Advisor

Art Market, Art Advisors
07 Mar 2018

Written by Alina Girshovich for Sotheby's Institute of Art. Excerpted from a talk by Suzanne Julig, art advisor, MA Art Business faculty, and Program Director of Summer Study in New York.

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How To Frame Your Artwork (According to an Expert Framer)

How To Frame Your Artwork (According to an Expert Framer)

Collecting, Artist Support, Gallery Support
07 Mar 2018

Mutual Art compiles 10 tips for quality framing from Industry expert John Jones

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Three Tips For Protecting Your Fine Art Collection

Three Tips For Protecting Your Fine Art Collection

Collecting
04 Mar 2018

Tang Art Advisory shares Lowy's 3 top tips for protecting your fine art collection.

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Your Guide to Photography Rights & Licenses

Your Guide to Photography Rights & Licenses

Artist Support
02 Mar 2018

Sherry Chiger from Upwork provides useful tips on image use and licensing

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What Art Collectors Need To Know About Fair Market Value And Insurance Value For Works Of Art

What Art Collectors Need To Know About Fair Market Value And Insurance Value For Works Of Art

Art Market
25 Feb 2018

The IRS defines fair market value as the price that property would sell for on the open market, as agreed upon between a ...

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From Studio to Factory: Is Overproduction the Greatest Threat to the Market for Contemporary Art?

From Studio to Factory: Is Overproduction the Greatest Threat to the Market for Contemporary Art?

Art Market
02 Feb 2018

In an excerpt from her new book, Dark Side of the Boom, Georgina Adam visits some of the world's most productive artists for Artnet.

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Emerging Artist Guide: How to Navigate Your Relationship with a Gallery

Emerging Artist Guide: How to Navigate Your Relationship with a Gallery

Artist Support
02 Feb 2018

Patton HIndle for Artspace referencing the guide originally published by The Creative Independent.

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How to Talk About Painting

How to Talk About Painting

About art
30 Jan 2018

MutualArt brings you a definitive guide to the different processes, materials and techniques involved in painting

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Calendar of International Art Fairs for 2018

Calendar of International Art Fairs for 2018

Art Fairs
29 Jan 2018

Caroline Golstein for Artnet  

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How to work with galleries and collectors as an emerging artist

How to work with galleries and collectors as an emerging artist

Artist Support
26 Jan 2018

A guide by Patton Hindle with illustrations by Qiong Li for The Creative Independant

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How To Begin A Contemporary Art Collection

How To Begin A Contemporary Art Collection

Collecting
26 Jan 2018

MutualArt asked leading gallerists to reveal their key tips for building a collection — from how much you should spend, to how to ensure a work's authenticity.

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How to Collect Contemporary Photography

How to Collect Contemporary Photography

Collecting
24 Jan 2018

MutualArt asked leading industry experts to share their top tips for buyers seeking to acquire their first work, or add to a growing collection.

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3 Important Habits for Collecting Contemporary Art

3 Important Habits for Collecting Contemporary Art

Collecting
19 Jan 2018

Mary Ahearn highlights the key principles to keep in mind when building a contemporary art collection    

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Everything You Need to Know About Prints

Everything You Need to Know About Prints

About art
16 Jan 2018

MutualArt brings you a definitive guide to prints, outlining the different terms, types and processes involved in printmaking

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The 10 Questions You Should Ask a Gallerist Before Buying Art

The 10 Questions You Should Ask a Gallerist Before Buying Art

Collecting
15 Jan 2018

MutualArt's Edward Ball asked gallerists from around the world to share their top tips for buyers — from checking authenticity, to buying as an investment

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Art & Finance: This Year In Review

Art & Finance: This Year In Review

Collecting, Art Market
11 Jan 2018

As the art world reflects on 2017, Mary Ahearn for ArtTactic looks back on some of the most important art market developments this past year, and what to expect in 2018

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2018 Art Market Predictions

2018 Art Market Predictions

Art Market
31 Dec 2017

Jason Bailey of Artnome presents the findings from their intersections of art, technology, and data over the last few years.

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Why & How: An Easy Guide to Starting an Art Collection

Why & How: An Easy Guide to Starting an Art Collection

Collecting
10 Dec 2017

Dylan Kerr's helpful tips from his article on ArtSpace

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Ask the Art Professor: How Do You Price Art?

Ask the Art Professor: How Do You Price Art?

Artist Support, Gallery Support
06 Dec 2017

Clara Lieu for Huffington Post sheds some light on the often confusing world of art pricing

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5 Tips for Bidding on Art at Auction Like a Professional—and Winning

5 Tips for Bidding on Art at Auction Like a Professional—and Winning

Auctions
21 Nov 2017

Artnet's Joseph Kraeutler, a veteran paddler at artnet Auctions, walks through a number of pieces of well-worn advice for novice auction buyers.

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How to Maintain an Artwork

How to Maintain an Artwork

About art
17 Nov 2017

MutualArt asked leading conservator and restorer Simon Gillespie to share his tips and stories from a long career

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All About Fine Art Prints

All About Fine Art Prints

Collecting
14 Oct 2017

"What exactly are prints? The truth of the matter is that they are original artworks in their own right." says Jeffrey Grunthaner for Artmine's Collector's Corner.

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Want to buy at auction? This is how much it will really cost

Want to buy at auction? This is how much it will really cost

Auctions
12 Oct 2017

Successful bidders don’t just pay for the work they take home. MutualArt compares the cost of collecting across the world’s leading houses

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Collecting Guide: 11 key things to know about Prints & Multiples

Collecting Guide: 11 key things to know about Prints & Multiples

Collecting
09 Oct 2017

From woodcuts to lithographs, originals vs editions, the importance of different types of paper and more — an expert introduction by Head of Sale Lindsay Griffith for Christie's.

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Who Are the Most Influential Curators of the Last Century? 19 Art-World Tastemakers Weigh In

Who Are the Most Influential Curators of the Last Century? 19 Art-World Tastemakers Weigh In

Art Market
06 Oct 2017

Artnet explored who are the heroes of the curatorial field, and why?

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Five Questions On How To Become An Art Advisor

Five Questions On How To Become An Art Advisor

About art, Art Market
09 Sep 2017

Useful questions to ask yourself if you want to become an art advisor by Tang Art Advisory.

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Looking to Start an Amazing Print Collection? Here’s What You Need to Know

Looking to Start an Amazing Print Collection? Here’s What You Need to Know

Collecting
04 Aug 2017

Caroline Goldstein for Artnet asked professionals how to start your collection the right way.

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Opening a Successful Art Gallery: Where to Start

Opening a Successful Art Gallery: Where to Start

Gallery Support
07 Jul 2017

Samantha McAvoy's five takeouts from the discussion by leading New York gallerists Stefania Bortolami, James Fuentes and Richard Taittinger.

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Improved Standards for Lending Art

Improved Standards for Lending Art

Collecting
01 Jun 2017

Bill Anderson for Art Guard sheds light on what's involved in loaning works from your collection to museums.

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These four technologies will shape the creative economy - for better or worse

These four technologies will shape the creative economy - for better or worse

About art, Gallery Support
31 May 2017

Stefan Hall and Ryo Takahashi explore how the technological and creative world may meet.

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Theft, Fakes and Forgery...Understanding Art Crime in a Global Art Market

Theft, Fakes and Forgery...Understanding Art Crime in a Global Art Market

Collecting, Art Market
01 May 2017

Gareth Fletcher on art theft for Sotheby's Institute of Art

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On Cross Collecting, or Cross-Over Buying

On Cross Collecting, or Cross-Over Buying

Collecting
04 Apr 2017

Old and New cross-collecting practices, by David Bellingham for Sotheby's Institute of Art

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 Seven Ways Art Advisors Help Art Collectors Buy Art

Seven Ways Art Advisors Help Art Collectors Buy Art

Collecting, Art Advisors
31 Mar 2017

Tang Art Advisory explains seven different ways Art Advisors can help you collect art.

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The Key Findings of Art Basel’s 2017 Global Art Market Report

The Key Findings of Art Basel’s 2017 Global Art Market Report

Art Market
22 Mar 2017

Auction sales fell, dealers saw an uptick, and art fairs are more important than ever. Eileen Kinsella for Artnet

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How to grow SA's R90bn creative economy

How to grow SA's R90bn creative economy

Art Market
10 Mar 2017

We need art both for its intrinsic value and for its market value, says Professor Jen Snowball.  

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8 Tips to shape your first art world CV

8 Tips to shape your first art world CV

Art Market
13 Jan 2017

Learn how to craft the perfect Curriculum Vitae for a successful career in the art world

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Five Steps to Art World Success

Five Steps to Art World Success

Art Market
05 Dec 2016

Working in the art world offers a whole range of career options - from curating to teaching, writing and more. Whichever path you choose ...

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Art Demystified: How Are Wealthy Busy People Changing the Art Market?

Art Demystified: How Are Wealthy Busy People Changing the Art Market?

Art Fairs, Art Market
13 Oct 2016

Henri Neuendorf posits that galleries have all but become traveling merchants in the world of the "working-rich" for Artnet. “One of the things that people point to a lot is the growth of the fairs, the importance of the fairs,” Art Basel director Marc Spiegler said at the Talking Galleries conference in Barcelona last year. “And I think part of that is because the fairs have done a good job of being a place where you can get an overview of a global market at a moment where the art world is internationalizing constantly.” According to the TEFAF Art Market Report, art fairs made up 40 percent of gallery sales in 2015, compared to 48 percent of sales made in-gallery. The Financial Times estimates that some galleries make up to 70 percent of their annual turnover at the fairs. According to Spiegler, the increasing share of sales made at fairs is due to a simple factor: wealthy new buyers entering the art market don’t have the time to dedicate to weekends visiting galleries in Chelsea or Mayfair. “The future clients of most galleries are people who are really, really busy.” Spiegler said. “They are really, really wealthy—but they are really, really busy.” Thus, as the art market has expanded internationally, and the demographics of art collectors has shifted from the leisure class to the “working rich,” the importance of the convenient trade fair format has gained importance and traction. As collectors have grown accustomed to the “one-stop-shopping” experience of the fair, the marketplace for art has gradually decentralized from the brick and mortar gallery space to the art fair. Gallerists have increasingly become traveling merchants, exhibiting and selling artworks in convention centers around the world. This development has a very real downside. The internationalization of the art trade has put a strain on galleries who now have to budget not only for rent and salaries, but also for the expenses associated with a variety of fairs, which encompass expensive specialized art shipping, insurance, booth rental, and accommodation in foreign cities. Additionally, exhibiting at art fairs takes time and money away from the gallery program. However, today’s clients expect their favorite galleries to attend art fairs. Many business-savvy contemporary artists want their work to be shown in that context. Galleries have grown reliant on gaining access to the marketplace that major art fairs provide. So for now, the fair format is here to stay. Pic: Getty Images Source: Artnet https://news.artnet.com/market/art-demystified-art-fairs-market-698750

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Investing in Art Photography: What to Keep in Mind

Investing in Art Photography: What to Keep in Mind

Collecting
02 Sep 2016

Five things to think about when buying photography as an investment by Sotheby's Institute of Art

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Analysis Artiquette: 10 Tips for Pricing an Artwork

Analysis Artiquette: 10 Tips for Pricing an Artwork

Artist Support, Gallery Support
20 Jun 2016

What is the single-most important thing to remember? Sarah Cascon on Artiquette, a series that explores etiquette in the art world.  

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Specialists Speak: Collecting Prints

Specialists Speak: Collecting Prints

Collecting
22 Apr 2016

Invaluable blog asked industry experts about the collecting of prints as part of their "Specialists Speak" series.

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The Art Fair Boom Is Forever Changing the Way the Art Market Does Business

The Art Fair Boom Is Forever Changing the Way the Art Market Does Business

Art Fairs
07 Apr 2016

Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle, for Forbes 

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The Keys to Art Pricing New Collectors Need to Know

The Keys to Art Pricing New Collectors Need to Know

Collecting
29 Dec 2015

How to navigate the tricky subjectivity around the pricing of art by Rob Sharp for Artsy.

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Marketing Art on Social Media - Basic Tips for Galleries and Artists

Marketing Art on Social Media - Basic Tips for Galleries and Artists

Artist Support, Gallery Support
19 Aug 2015

Ricardo Martinez for Widewalls shares some insight into the world of online marketing and social media in the realm of art.

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Why Do So Many Art Galleries Lose Money?

Why Do So Many Art Galleries Lose Money?

Art Market, Gallery Support
30 Jul 2015

James Tarmy introduces German author Magnus Resch's book Management of Art Galleries which explores the financial sustainability of galleries. 

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Selling art: 17 top tips from the experts

Selling art: 17 top tips from the experts

Gallery Support
05 Mar 2013

17 Top Tips from industry experts on how to sell art. 

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