7 Things to Look for When Hiring an Art Consultant

on 09/05/2019 - 08:59 am

The art world is notorious for its lack of regulation and transparency and the global market is full of complexities; it can help to have someone on your side - an art advisor, or consultant - to help you make sense of it all and make the right purchasing decisions as a collector. However, even choosing a consultant can be a daunting task! The Clarion List has more than 800 listings for art consultants, and there are certainly many more globally.
We asked three art consultants with different backgrounds, experience and interests what advice they have for collectors who would like to hire a professional to help navigate the market to purchase art. Leslie Rankow of Leslie Rankow Fine Arts, Te ...

What Lessons Can the Art World Learn From the Last Recession?

on 09/05/2019 - 08:41 am

Lessons from 2008 provide insight into what happens to the art market during a recession. Were a new one to hit, here’s what the art world should expect.
Source: Observer

How the rich get spending money: Locking fine art in storage and borrowing against it

on 09/05/2019 - 08:36 am

Give them your fine art, and they'll lend you money -- seven figures and maybe more.
Source: Los Angeles Times

Galleries That Moonlight: How Dealers Are Making Money in Nontraditional Ways, From Advising Hotels

on 09/05/2019 - 08:32 am

To increase revenue in a crowded field, galleries are developing side hustles as event venues and corporate art advisors.
Source: artnet News

The changing role of the art adviser | Apollo Magazine

on 09/05/2019 - 08:26 am

The line between dealing and advising on purchases of art is growing increasingly blurred – so can we still expect advisers to act solely on their clients’ behalf?
Source: Apollo Magazine

Comparative Analysis: A New First Step in the Art Authentication Process

on 09/05/2019 - 08:05 am

By Lindsey Bourret, Head of Authentication Services, Mearto
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The history of art forgery is nearly as ancient as the history of art. Roman sculptors frequently passed off their works as made by earlier Greek artists. Even the great Michelangelo falsely aged a sculpture to make it appear older and more valuable. In the 16th century, Albrecht Dürer was so plagued by forgers that he inscribed "Be cursed, plunderers and imitators of the work and talent of others" on one of his engravings.
Though it’s certainly not a new phenomenon, the previous decade has seen a number of major forgery scandals, from the arrest of notorious forger Wolfgang Beltracchi,  ...

A new catalogue raisonné organisation aims to foil fakes in the art market

on 09/05/2019 - 07:28 am

The membership-based International Catalogue Raisonné Association will offer discounted legal advice and institute an annual conference
Source: Enter network

Art Basel: Small galleries are dying despite art market boom | DW | 14.06.2019

on 09/05/2019 - 07:12 am

The Art Basel is one of the top-selling international art fairs. Yet among the record-breaking sales, not all dealers are profiting from the hype.
Source: DW.COM

In Basel, Taking the Temperature of the Art World

on 09/05/2019 - 06:53 am

The annual fair is one of the few moments when the curtains part to reveal where collectors’ tastes — and their money — are heading.
Source: The New York Times

Matchmakers: How Art Market Recruiters Find the Perfect Fit

on 06/19/2019 - 02:15 am

In January 2018, the American Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the median employee tenure was 4.3 years. This means that Americans change jobs, on average, every 4.3 years, which works out to more than 12 moves over a 50-year career. There is also early evidence that shows a trend towards an even shorter median tenure. Gone are the days of spending an entire career with one company. Today’s job market is all about making smart transitions.
Whether you are a job-hunter seeking your next position, or a hiring manager looking to fill a vacancy on your team, a recruiter can provide a wider range of options and help you make the right choices. There are several recruiting agencies tha ...