Sep 13, 2016
By The Clarion List
“If you go and Google the Mona Lisa,” says Andy Romer of Andy Romer Photography, “I guarantee you she’ll have a dozen different complexions or tonalities.” Only one, of course, accurately represents the masterpiece. How can contemporary artists and institutions make sure that what they’re showing matches up with what the public sees online and in books and catalogs? This is where Romer comes in. He photographs artwork for artists, galleries, and museums to ensure that they have the best documentation possible. Images of art (perhaps even more than the physical works themselves) shape perception of both individual pieces and artists&rsq ...
Sep 12, 2016
INTERVIEW OF THE MONTH: THE ACCESSIBLE ART FAIR NEW YORK. The Clarion List continues our series of interviews with innovative art companies. Whether you are learning about these companies for the first time or are already familiar with their services, we hope this series helps shed insight into each’s distinct niche and make the art services market in general more transparent.
This month we discussed art fairs and market accessibility with Maria van Vlodrop, founder of MvVO ART and co-founder, Director of The Accessible Art Fair New York edition presented by MvVO ART. Learn about this unique fair, how artists are selected to exhibit and sell directly to fair visitors, and how technolo ...
Aug 16, 2016
We download music and electronic books every day. Order groceries, housewares, clothes, and office supplies from online sales outlets without a second thought. But is it possible to find the next addition to your art collection on a website? Yes. The online art market is growing and it is enabling collectors to discover emerging artists from around the world. Some online art sales sites work in conjunction with brick & mortar galleries, while others act as virtual shops in the growing international art marketplace.
Is the Online Market for Real?
Bruce Grimes Founder of Subculture Collective, goes straight to the stats to support his perception of both the growth of sales and the increa ...
Jul 29, 2016
The Clarion List continues our series of interviews with leading art service providers. Whether you are learning about these companies for the first time or are already familiar with their services, we hope this series helps shed insight into each’s distinct niche and make the art services market in general more transparent.
This month we discussed art tech with Sofie Scheerlinck, Head of Business Strategy at ArtBinder. ArtBinder has been busy enhancing the art world with innovative technology for art professionals around the world through their collection & gallery management software and other related tech products.
The Clarion List: What is ArtBinder and why is it unique?
Jun 21, 2016
Many art lovers enjoy visiting museums while traveling. They will wax poetic describing their first youthful visit to the Louvre, advise you to get a private tour of the Vatican collection and suggest venturing outside of Amsterdam to the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo. But art tourism can be much more, happening both in your hometown and while traveling.
The world is full of exciting art, emerging artists, hidden gem galleries and opportunities to visit studios. Art tours give art tourists, curious locals and veteran collectors insider access to local art scenes around the world.
Who takes Art Tours? Collectors, Students & Curious Art Lovers
Art tours come in a variety of ...
May 31, 2016
The Clarion List continues our series of interviews with leading art service providers. Whether you are learning about these companies for the first time or are already familiar with their services, we hope this series helps shed insight into each’s distinct niche and make the art services market in general more transparent. This month we discussed art thefts, art recovery and art security with William P. Callahan, founder of UNITEL Art Loss Consultants. Since 1978, UNITEL has provided highly confidential investigative and security services worldwide. Find out why the US has fewer art thefts than Europe, the profile of a typical art thief, how new technology can protect collections, hi ...
May 17, 2016
Whether you’re moving your art collection across town to your new home, wrapping up a treasure to be sent as a gift, or simply hanging your latest acquisition, the logistics of packing, shipping and installation require the expertise of art professionals. Art—unlike clothes, boxes of books and general furniture—presents special challenges that are outside the sphere of ordinary movers and do-it-yourself-ers. We explore five important reasons to hire specialized art transport and art installation companies.
“Art was not meant to travel.” Jonathan Schwartz, President/CEO, Atelier4
Reason 1: Protective Packing for Transport
Works of art are often fr ...
Apr 18, 2016
It’s easy to walk into a gallery and swoon at the sight of a work of art, but making the decision to buy it is complex. We asked an art consultant, a conservator, an attorney and an adjuster for the important issues to consider before making such a big purchase.
Question 1: Is it True Love or an Infatuation?
Even experienced collectors have made mistakes, so it’s a good idea to take a little time to ponder your reaction. You may want to consider how it fits into your existing collection; how and where you would display it; and if your gut tells you that the price is in keeping with the value of this particular artwork.
Annelien Bruins of Tang Art Advisory offers her clients a ...
Apr 08, 2016
Behind the scenes of every smart art collection—from those of the grandest museums to those of novice collectors with a few paintings—collection management fuels the passion. From authentication and provenance reports to storage and insurance documentation, art collectors can become overwhelmed by paperwork. It can hamper new acquisitions, hold up sales, undermine donations or simply take the fun out of collecting. The backstage work of collection management holds it all together, allowing you to enjoy your art while growing your collection.
Inventory as Necessity
All collections require the baseline of a proper inventory, and pulling together the information may be a challenge ...
Apr 08, 2016
Whether you are a first-time buyer of fine art or a longtime serious collector, there’s a special thrill when you bring your new “baby” home. But as soon as you do, you’re faced with complicated questions about framing and lighting and concerns about conservation. Take your time and do your research. The choices you make right now will have an impact on the value, preservation, and pleasure of owning a work of art.
Not All Frames are Alike
Frames are both aesthetic and practical. A good frame augments the beauty or drama of a work of art while protecting it from damage caused by light, mold, dust, moisture, pollution and other environmental hazards.
“Frames g ...