The evening sales of Old Master paintings at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in London (held on December 6 and December 7, respectively) showed a marked uptick in the art market category—up 75.6 percent from December 2016 and 58.5 percent over 2015, according to Peter Gerdman, an art market analyst at London-based ArtTactic.Read More
Amy Cappellazzo was for thirteen years Christie’s co-head of postwar and contemporary art, and a top dealmaker. In 2014 she left the auction house to become an art adviser. She thought it worthwhile to step back from the pinnacle of the art world for an undefined profession already populated with more people offering consulting services than the market seemed able or willing to support.Read More
It’s sunset in Santa Monica as couples and families line the highway to watch the fiery orb sink into the Pacific. In a scene repeated along the entire stretch of California coastline, in the rose-gold light stirring souls of artists and spectators alike, each wants to hold the moment—the dream.Read More
Here’s a sentiment you probably haven’t heard in awhile: “2017 may actually be a very stable, nice year.”
That’s the conclusion drawn by Doug Woodham, former Christie’s president of the Americas, from this year’s ArtTactic Global Art Market Outlook, released this week. Amidst the current political turmoil and economic uncertainty, he said, the art market could be an island of stability.Read More
MIAMI BEACH — If there is one thing Norman and Irma Braman have learned over their many years of collecting, it is this: Do not hesitate. Acting decisively has enabled them to secure the prized artworks that fill their home here overlooking Indian Creek. There are Picassos, Warhols, de Koonings and an entire room full of Calders.
Source: New York Times By Robin PogrebinRead More