August 12th, 2015
Too often in interior design, we see wall art treated as an afterthought. Itís what gets dealt with last, long after the final coat of paint has dried on the walls and all of the furniture has been artfully arranged, if it gets dealt with at all.
But, weíre here to argue that by relegating wall art to the side lines, youíre missing out on an amazing design opportunity. When chosen thoughtfully, the right wall art can provide for the entire room. Dare we say it, but we think wall art matters most in interior design.
However, if youíre a little nervous to give wall art such a prominent role in your design plans, donít worry. Use this post as a guide on how to accurately choose pieces that will mesh with your existing space and you will have a harmonious interior. By Tara Mastroeni
August 9th, 2015
Artists are the ultimate entrepreneurs. Thatís why a trip to a museum is so inspiring for founders.
BY SAMUEL BACHARACH
Co-founder, Bacharach Leadership Group (BLG)@samuelbacharach
Who is more entrepreneurial than an artist?
They have new ideas. They meet resistance. They have to mobilize support. Half the time they donít even know if they are going to succeed, and very few of them actually make it to the galleries of our major museums.
August 4th, 2015
ďArt lending business is boomingĒ, according to the first comprehensive poll of the industry, conducted by the research firm Skateís and due for publication on Tuesday, 4 August. The report calculates that art loans could account for more than $10bn in 2015, at least twice the 2011 level, and could grow to become a $100bn market.
Driving business is the growth of art sales at the top levelsówhere lenders feel confident that a work could retain most of its value over the longer term. Skateís identifies the $1m-$5m and the over $20m ranges as ďthe most liquid art-market segments todayĒ.
July 31st, 2015
You can lose a lot of money with the wrong art buy ó especially if youíre young, naive, and really, really rich.
According to Bloomberg, Citigroup is hoping to prevent such losses by teaching the heirs of its wealthiest bank customers how to invest in art. ďYou donít have the birthright to the next generationís wealth,Ē Citi Private Bank Managing Director Money Kanagasabapathy explained. ďWe want to continue to have the relationship with the family.Ē
April 29th, 2015
Entrepreneur and artist Stephan Vogler wants to change the art world, and he is using Bitcoin to do just that in whatís considered by many to be the epicenter of contemporary art, Berlin, Germany.
Voglerís novel block chain technology inspired license seeks to change how art is purchased and traded. By creating a system of rights to copyrighted works in digital form, Bitcoin can turn art from mere collectorís pieces to limited and tradable virtual goods.
February 11th, 2015
Christieís has bought Collectrium, an online collection management tool for the art world. Sources close to the deal say the purchase price was $16 million, although this figure could not be confirmed at the time of publication as neither Christieís nor Collectrium returned calls. Other former staff members say the sale figure was between $20 and $25 million but that cannot be confirmed. Equity documents for former staffers being paid out list $16 million.
January 10th, 2015
May We Always Remember What Artists Stand For ~ Freedom of Speech ~ Libertť díexpression
The four cartoonists killed in the offices of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French newspaper, represented a radical, crude and vital strain of that nationís culture, according to those who knew them and followed their work.
The men ó Stťphane Charbonnier, Georges Wolinski, Jean Cabut and Bernard Verlhac ó were among 12 people killed in the attack Wednesday.The newspaper had been insistent on publishing cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, which are banned under some interpretations of Islamic law, and by Wednesday evening, French officials had suggested that the attack had been carried out by Islamic extremists.
December 2nd, 2014
Buying art can be a truly intimidating experience. How do you know what's good? How much should you pay? Is that gallerina giving you the stink eye? (Probably.) But you've outgrown those framed posters you kept for too long post-college and you're ready to anoint the blank walls of your new grown-up apartment with something truly special. What to do?
Source: Elle Magazine by Leiah Chernikoff - Editorial Chief Culture News
December 1st, 2014
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November 19th, 2014
The art market continued its upward climb last week with unprecedented results at the New York auctions. But when Jasper Johns's Flag (1983) makes a record $36 million at Sotheby's (see "Rothko Reels In $45 Million at Sotheby's $343.6 Million Contemporary Evening Sale") or Peter Doig's Pine House (Rooms for Rent) (1994) fetches $18 million (also a record), at Christie's (see "Epic Christie's $852.9 Million Blockbuster Contemporary Art Sale Is the Highest Ever"), it may not necessarily be good news for all. In a recent interview with German magazine Monopol, Allianz's art insurance chief Georg von Gumppenberg suggests that the ever-rising art market is putting a damper on the quality of art most museums are able to show.
ďWhy?Ē you may ask. The answer is: insurance costs.