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The Fine Print: 4 Times to Hire an Art Lawyer

Feb 14, 2017

Sometimes, the only thing that separates a collector from a lengthy, pricey legal battle is some good professional advice. Hiring a savvy lawyer long before things get hairy can be one of the smartest, most proactive choices you can make to ensure that your art remains rightfully yours, that when you loan it out or bequeath it to an heir, the agreements align with your wishes. Lawyer Jonathan Freiman of Wiggin and Dana LLP offers a succinct explanation of when you should hire a lawyer: “buying, selling, lending, and defending.” These activities all involve risk, and a professional can help you better understand--and minimize--this risk. Of course, only some transactions / issues ...

The Definitive Art Storage Checklist

Feb 13, 2017

By Caroline Page-Katz, Chief Operating Officer at UOVO
Art storage facilities are naturally mysterious, discreet places due to the high value of their contents, so choosing one can be a murky and confusing process. Here is a checklist to go over when you’re searching for the perfect home for your artwork, whether it’s one painting or an institutional collection:
1. Does this company specialize in art storage?
Storing art isn’t like storing seasonal items or everyday household objects. Art requires a level of care beyond what a typical self-storage facility provides. Finding a facility which specializes in art storage and whose staff has been trained to handle art is the ...

There’s Nothing Like the Real Thing: How to Authenticate your Art

Feb 07, 2017

By Rayah Levy, Art Market Expert, CEO: ArtéQuesta and AOHFA
In January, Sotheby’s found that a painting called “St Jerome,” attributed to the 16th century Italian artist Parmigianino and consigned by collector Lionel de Saint Donat-Pourrières, was a fake. Paint samples taken from the oil painting were found to contain pigments not invented until the 20th century. Sotheby’s is refunding the buyer and is seeking damages of $672,000, according to The New York Times.

“St. Jerome,” attributed to the circle of the 16th-century Italian artist Parmigianino, has been determined to be a modern fake, according to a complaint filed by Sotheby’s ...

Commentary: We are experiencing a new Renaissance. Here is why.

Feb 07, 2017

By Daria Pletneva, Creative Director, ARTI.NYC
They say the history is cyclic. Apparently, the history of art too.
Today's "contemporary" is so much different from "post-war contemporary," and it is becoming harder to explain what period are you referring to. Isn't it time for the new term? "Modern" correlates to the pre-war 20th century period even tough the word itself means nothing but up-to-date, yet "contemporary" term applies to an increasingly large span of time since WWII. The name we use at the gallery for our convenience for today's art is "UX art," where UX stands for User Experience. So why is UX art is the new Renaissance?
The first characteristic of the bright end of the Med ...