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The Most Valuable Photography Collections in the World

From Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, to Andreas Gursky, Cindy Sherman, and Richard Prince, among others, are some of the most succesfull photographers in terms of the value of their photos. Some of their images has been reached up to the $8 million dollars. Their image are now part of museums and private collections that houses the most important photography collections. As we reviewed the museums that have impressive photo collections as part of our Art Photo Guide, here are some of the private collections who has been interested in preserving photographic images from the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Art History, Artists, Collections, News, Performance
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Art theft: activism or crime?

By Sybaris Collection

Art has always been object of desire not only for art lovers, but for thiefs or kidnappers trying to make theirselfs millionaires. As artworks in museums are considered incredibly valuable objects for their cultural heritage and artistic importance, the acts of kidnapp or stole art are defined by law as crimes. But what happen when these robberies are activism or artistic performances by itselfs?

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Art Advisory, Collections, Investing in Art, Tips for Art collectors
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Tips to value your art collection. Second part

By Sybaris Collection

Read the first 5 points in the following link: https://www.sybariscollection.com/tips-to-value-your-art-collection-first-part/

Do you like to collect art, but you don’t know what to buy or how to determine the value of the works that interest you? The current art market is extensive, as you can see when looking at some auction houses and galleries such as Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Bonhambs, Phillips de Pury, Dorotheum and Balcils.

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Collections, Investing in Art, Museum Highlight, New Collector, News
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How and what are Museums Collecting?

By Lucía Peñalosa

 

The criteria that museums use to acquire their works are not so different between one another. Collections are formed through more or less similar categories: bailment, donations and purchases. In the case of bailment, an artist, the family or guardian, gives to a certain institution its archive and works to be protected and exhibited.

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Collections, New Collector, News
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Art Decade

The strange case of the Baroness
By Abel Cervantes

The history of art that we have been taught is boring. The names that make it up are generally great figures to admire. Similarly, the pieces of the canon of art stand out for an unattainable beauty or a wonderful halo to which viewers should appreciate with absolute respect and amazement. However, history is boring not because of the events that make it up but because of the narratives that contain it in books, magazines, museums and art fairs.

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Artists, Collections, Featured Artist, New Collector, News
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Antiquity

By Sybaris Collection

When we face a work by Jeff Koons we have two alternatives: to relate its motives to the history of art or to be seduced by its contemporary presence. Antiquitysynthesizes both positions. The series that began in 2018 mixes images from different eras: prehistoric and Greco-Roman deities, 19th-century figures or women of the 20th century (Gretchen Mol dressed as the icon of the 50 Betty Page in Antiquity3) achieving a syncretism that recalls at the same time Dalí’s surrealism and the American advertising silhouettes of the 60s. As Koons mentioned: “I’ve always loved Surrealism and Dada and Pop, so I just follow my interests and focus on them.”

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