Did you know that judging by auction sales totals, the worldwide capital of high-end art sales is New York, NY? Art historically speaking, this remarkable since before the 20th century, the nuclei of artistic creation in the Western world were primarily London, Paris, Florence and Rome. However, with the rise of abstract expressionism, argued by [...]
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In the last couple of months I’ve been working on an unexpected number of charitable donation appraisals. In light of that, this article seems quite apropos. It outlines the importance of using a professionally trained and accredited appraiser when donating objects (namely art) to charitable institutions for a tax deduction. No one wants the IRS [...]
A great primer on appraisals—which happen to be Artísia’s specialty!
ArtReview magazine compiles a list of who it considers the most powerful people in the international art world. Here is this year’s top 10: 1. Larry Gagosian/United States/gallerist 2. Hans Ulrich Obrist/Switzerland/curator 3. Iwan Wirth/Switzerland/gallerist 4. David Zwirner/Germany/gallerist 5. Glenn D. Lowry/United States/museum director 6. Bice Curiger/Switzerland/curator 7. Nicholas Serota/Britain/museum director 8. Eli Broad/United States/collector [...]
Could it be a revival after the art market took a nosedive in 2008? If Christie’s May 4, 2010 auction was any indicator, the art market is perking up–at least at the top-tier auction level. All 27 lots in this auction sold including Picasso’s Nude Green Leaves, and Bust setting a new world record for [...]