Did you read CBC News today? Things like this just makes me sad. A painting by Francis Bacon or any other artist of $40 million is only worth $40 million if someone is willing to pay $40 million. Such is the nature of an art auction. It would seem reasonable for Christie to offer to [...]
The important & iconic sculpture Petite danseuse de quatorze ans by impressionist artist Edgar Degas will be offered for sale in Sotheby’s next Art Evening Auction of Impressionist and Modern Art in London on the 3rd of February 2009. Article Update February 3, 2009: The Degas sculpture was sold for £13,257,250, far exceeding pre-auction estimates [...]
6,000 artwork and 60 galleries – strong, the Moscow World Fine Art Fair is in full swing. It started May 28 and will go on till June 2. There are fine art works by famous European artists like Marc Chagall, Leger, Magritte, Picasso, Renoir, Egon Schiele, Nikki the Ste Phalle, and of worthwhile Russian artists [...]
Assume for a moment that emerging artists are akin to value stocks. Like any true value stock, the work of emerging artists is often overlooked, and their worth and prospects underestimated. However, just as Warren Buffet will search out quality companies with distinctive attributes, art lovers can unearth emerging artists whose work is thoughtful, topical and passionately committed to a sense of relevance to modern life.
By Rose Bourne In the 19th and 20th century many French artists left their undeniable influence on the art world. Artists such as Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edouard Manet and Jean Miro created a style so unique that books have been written about them and their works. Their art hangs in [...]
Introduction Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) was an American artist born in New York City. He epitomized pop art, and brought popular culture into fine art. Personally, he described his pop art as industrial painting. Pop Art started in the ’50s and referred to the interest of a number of artists in the images of mass media, [...]
Warning: the below article is a ‘rant and rave’-article, which you will not usually find on this site. I do however consider it a worthwhile read for all art investors to help better understand the art market, including art auctions. Besides which, it’s not a bad read to boot! By Gerard Van Weyenbergh “Are Sotheby’s [...]
Nowadays, there are many art auction houses available online such as Sotheby and ebay. However, before attempting to bid for a fine art auction, there are some points you need to take note especially if you are a beginner to art auctions. If you are new to fine art auctions, you might first decide what [...]