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.
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.