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Trends in Art

Events, The Provocation Column, Trends in Art

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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Events, The Provocation Column, Trends in Art

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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Museum Highlight, Trends in Art

Two Houses of Art: H Queens and Pedder Buildings

Although touted as one of the biggest art markets in the world (behind only London and New York), Hong Kong simply did not have a showcase building for art galleries. However, a new era begins with an addition to the landscape, H Queens, and the rejuvenation of a grand old building, the Pedder Building. The art scene of Hong Kong is destined for greatness with the addition of these outstanding structures to present a variety of artworks in this growing market. In a creative yin and yang atmosphere, the old and the new together offer collectors two different atmospheres when looking for art.

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Trends in Art

The Growth of the Asiatic Art Market

Photo Courtesy of Sybaris Collection

The economic growth in the East has been steady in recent years. As economies grow, populations increase, and with them comes the flourish of cultural appreciation and increased artistic creation. The art scene in the East has been consistently rising amid growth in galleries, private and museums, and a many high net worth individuals. Hong Kong has become a leader in the art world, standing only behind London and New York. The annual ArtTactic report, a collaboration of Rawlison & Hunter and W/R/B Underwriting, investigates the evolution of the art market in Asia, bringing to light some of the trends which have changed in recent years.

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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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