28 November 2016, Alyssa Buffenstein takes a look at Artnet’s recent acquisition of Tutela Capital. Tutela Capital is an advisory firm that uses a multidisciplinary approach to provide more transparency and efficiency to the collectibles market. It is another interesting development within art market analytics and follows on the back of Sotheby’s acquisition of the Mei Moses art index. Further evidence that the art market is starting to employ more sophisticated analysis to tackle problems of efficiency and transparency.
CD Anderson highlights how well artworks by South African artists performed at Sotheby’s recent sale of David Bowie’s art collection.
4 November 2016, Brian Boucher discusses how Instagram’s shoppable tags can transform the art market. It’s hard to see online sales replacing the conventional bricks and mortar gallery model but it does show that people are looking at viable alternatives as rent and other associated costs consistently increase.
4 November 2016, Scott Reyburn looks at how auction houses and other art businesses are diversifying their offerings to combat the tough art market climate.
2 November 2016, Nate Freeman covers the Performa Gala which had a distinct South African feel, from founder Roselee Goldberg, artists Athi-Patra Ruga and Candice Breitz, rapper Dope Saint Jude and even the food.
2 November 2016, Hilary Moss takes a behind a scene look at Athi-Patra Ruga’s performance for Performa’s fall gala honoring the Nigerian curator and writer Okwui Enwezor.
1 November 2016, The South African Pavilion has announced that Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng will represent South Africa at the 57th Venice Biennale, running from 13 May to 26 November 2017 in Venice, Italy.
1 November 2016, Roslyn Sulcas looks at Kemang Wa Lehulere’s first American museum show, “In All My Wildest Dreams,” at The Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibition runs until the 16th of January 2017.
28 October 2016, Alice McCool looks at David Bowie’s passion for contemporary African art which will be on display before his 350 piece collection is sold at Sotheby’s.
9 October 2016, Vernon Silver and James Tarmy unpack the extraordinary price appreciation of Christopher Wool’s Apocalypse Now painting in this Bloomberg article.
8 October 2016, The most recent edition of the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair takes centre stage in this Noami Rea article. Rea looks at the growth of the fair which is now in its fourth edition.
4 August 2016. Gareth Harris identifies various exhibitions taking place in Paris next year that focus on African art, including an exhibition for the collection of Jean Pigozzi.
16 July 2016. In this Artsy Editorial Rob Sharp looks at the London art market and how it is supporting a growing interesting in African art.