The Provocation Column

The Provocation Column, Tips for Art collectors

The Importance of Framing Art Properly

Photo Courtesy of Sybaris Collection

From the Curator: One of my favorite parts of my job is taking the pieces to frame. My job is only concluded once the work of art is settled in the client’s location properly. I am often amazed at how the presentation of  artwork can affect he piece positively, or even make the piece look bad. Experience has taught me that showcasing a work of art is almost as important as selecting the piece itself.

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New Collector, The Provocation Column

The Curator’s Perspective – “How I See Art?”

Photo Courtesy of Sybaris Collection

To delve into the way an art curator approaches art, artists, and art collectors, I sat down with Regina De Con Cossio, curator of Sybaris Collection. She shared with me some of her thoughts on art, building relationships with artists and helping them to determine the value of their work, and how she approaches finding artwork for her clients. Although the work of an art curator is a business matter, one cannot separate the captivation art provides to curators like Regina, who find beauty in all matters of everyday life and expression.

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The Provocation Column, Tips for Art collectors

10 Things to Avoid When Buying Art

Photo Courtesy of Sybaris Collection

When buying art, whether it be your first (or your fiftieth) piece, there are some general rules to remember and some things you really should avoid. This may seem elementary to some and enlightening to others. However, it is always helpful to remind yourself of these tips before you buy on impulse. As you build your art collection and expand your network within the art world, many of these suggestions will become second nature. But for those new to at collecting or happy to be reminded, let’s look at some of the top things one should AVOID when buying art:

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Art Advisory, The Provocation Column, Trends in Art

The Autonomy of Artwork, a Commentary

After booth-hopping at Art Basel Hong Kong, and interacting with the art patrons, I contemplated the pieces we all were observing, and wondered if they are truly independent of their context and methods of production. Theodore Adorno, a well-known German philosopher and influential promoter of authoritarianism, asked theoretical questions about the autonomous character of artworks. In other words, we might ask: Does artwork embrace history?

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