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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
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
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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Art Collecting 101 - How To Buy Contemporary Art At The Fairs

Art Collecting 101 - 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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How To Frame Your Artwork (According to an Expert Framer)

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

Collecting, Artist Support
07 Mar 2018

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

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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
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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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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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
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

Art Market
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
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 An Art Advisors Helps Art Collectors Buy Art

Seven Ways An Art Advisors Helps Art Collectors Buy Art

Collecting
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
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, Artist Support
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
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
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

Art Market, Artist Support
05 Mar 2013

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

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