As Top-Tier Artists Age, the Art World Hopes to Cash In

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.

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Artnet Enhances Strength of Analytics with Acquisition of Tutela Capital

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.

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