Investing in Art

Investing in Art
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How a Private Art Collection Becomes Public

The practices of art collecting and patronage are almost as historical as art itself. At least from the Ancient Greece, people started collecting art for their own benefit. However, through the years this activity has been transformed to become either an object of social status, a war loot or a public heritage. Beyond going through the long history of art collecting, it is interesting the phenomena of a private art collection becoming into public. What conditions make this possible?

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Investing in Art, The Provocation Column, Trends in Art
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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.

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Editorial Selection, Investing in Art, News
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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, Investing in Art, Opinion, Performance, The Provocation Column, Tips for Art collectors
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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?

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Art Advisory, Investing in Art, The Provocation Column, Tips for Art collectors
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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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