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.
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.