4 April 2017, Hili Perlson takes a look at The African Art in Venice Forum which wants to contribute to a stronger contemporary African art community while interrogating why Africa is underrepresented at the upcoming Venice Biennale. Both of Scheryn’s Founders, Herman Steyn and Dabing Chen, will be taking part in the Forum.
14 March 2017, Casey Lesser takes a look at the Bruce High Quality Foundation and their drive to create free art education for students in rural Zambia. The Foundation which started in Manhattan has now expanded its reach to Africa.
3 March 2017, Claire Wrathall profiles the British collector Robert Devereux and his decision to start collecting African art.
4 March 2017, Artnet looks at 5 takeaways from the 2017 TEFAF Global Art Market Report. This is the first year that Prof Rachel Pownall compiled the report as the previous author, Dr Clare McAndrew, had moved to Art Basel to compile their own stand alone Art Market report.
30 January 2017, Robin Pogrebin takes a very interesting look at the world of artists estates. As a generation of artists grow older so auction houses, galleries and dealers are scrambling to represent their very lucrative estates. These estates are usually the domain of dealers and galleries but recently Sotheby’s has entered into the fray with the appointment of Christy Maclear, the chief executive of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Another way in which Sotheby’s is adapting its organisation to resemble an all encompassing art business rather than just an auction house.
26 January 2017, Amid stories of pillaged Syrian antiquities, money laundering and Nazi looted art, Hugo Miller looks at a Geneva based initiative that has published a set of guidelines designed to counter illicit activity.
17 January 2017, Kenny Schachter provides his personal take on the recent Richard Prince/Ivanka Trump story.
12 January 2017, Brian Boucher takes a look at the evolving story of how Richard Prince has denounced a work that Ivanka Trump commissioned him to make. It is an interesting story and has caused quite a stir in the art market for various reasons.
7 December 2016, Maximiliano Duron takes a look at issues of intellectual property, artistic freedom, and censorship through the eyes of two African artists, Kendell Geers and Kader Attia.
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.