Investing in Art

Investing in Art, The Provocation Column, Trends in Art

New Collectibles in the Age of NFT´s

By Regina de Con Cossío

NFTs are the new trend. Suddenly, they are on everyone’s lips and, from the art market’s perspective, the minute they dominate the conversations of the major gamers, Christie’s and Sotheby’s, they come under the spotlight. Despite the ambiguity still surrounding them, adjustments will occur along the way with the development of new normativity and, for sure, with a more frequent use. Their market is already valued in dollars.Read more

Editorial Selection, Investing in Art, News

Made You Look: A True Story of Fake Art

By Sybaris

Made You Look: A True Story of Fake Art is 2020 documentary directed by Canadian director Barry Avrich, that you can watch online either on Netflix or Mubi. The film goes through a controversy about a series of fake paintings from some of the most important artist of the 20th Centyr valued in millions of dollars. While the true is revealed, the viewer can question how could it be possible to sell fake art to  important art collectors without noticing those pieces are copies.Read more

Art Advisory, Collections, Investing in Art, Opinion, Performance

Collecting the Ephemeral: How to Collect Performance?

By Regina de Con Cossío

Performance is one of the most complex art expressions in all senses. It is about experience, time and space. But how to preserve those moments that run like a breathe? Is it enough having a photo, a video or simply a paper to archive those experiences that set a trace on the memory?

We know it: collecting art is not simply about randomly gathering a bunch of art pieces, it is about supporting art but also preserve our history and memory. So here are some reflections about the difficult work that implies collecting performance art.

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Art Advisory, Curator's Journal, Investing in Art, New Collector, Opinion, The Provocation Column

The ABC of the Art Collector

By Regina de Con Cossío

The very essence of collecting is about assembling an array of objects through an act of love. The collector’s passion activates his / her search and, at the end of the day, his / her possessions. Within the artworld, the repertoire typically comprises painting, sculpture, antiques, photography. In an non philosophical way, it refers to objects.

Language is alway important regarding art. Since ever, the art world have built its own slang in order to create an identity, but also to communicate with each other in the midst of the dynamics art involves. That is way I offer you, as an art collector you are, a useful portable dictonary to be able to get involved with some key concepts when collecting art.

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Investing in Art

Jeff Koons vs Banksy

By Julio Horta

In the art environment, some paths are drawn from opposite approaches. Jeff Koons (Pennsylvania, 1955) and Banksy (Yate, Gloucestershire, 1974) are two referents of contemporary art, each with different and defined work processes: for the first one, art is a consequence of the market, closely linked with the forms of advertising and with the dynamics of consumption. For the second one, aesthetic expression aims to criticize the political and institutional forms of society.

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Art Advisory, Collections, Investing in Art

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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