The coronavirus has caused an unprecedented crisis that affects every part of our lives. And the art world is not an exception. With many galleries closed, art fairs cancelled or postponed and auctions reduced and moved online, artists don’t know when their next paycheck will come. The numbers don’t lie.
In normal circumstances, collectors would be flying the world visiting one art fair after the other. But due to the gathering and travel restrictions collectors are forced to buy art from their homes. The virus accelerated the art world’s digital transformation, but its overall results were mixed, to say the least.
With coronavirus pandemic settling all over the globe, life is beginning to slowly go back to normal. In many countries, museums and art galleries are among the first venues to reopen, after the lockdown. People who enjoyed cultural institutions before will have the opportunity to enjoy them again.
As authorities around the world impose lockdowns measures, art fairs, auction houses and galleries are increasingly beginning to experiment with online solutions that could help them develop sustainable business models. Could coronavirus be the catalyst that will entice the art world to permanently move online?
Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has left many professionals struggling to get by. As a result, visual artists are now lacking places where they can promote and sell their art. As time goes by, it becomes difficult to stay afloat, but there are ways to minimize negative effects and remain financially sound.
A professional art consultant (also called art advisor) can educate clients both about art history and the art market. Many art consultants take their clients to art fairs, galleries and museums to help them learn more about a certain art genre or art history as a whole as well as how the art market functions.
Art can go in and out of favour. Unfamiliar artists can reach stardom overnight and artworks that were all the rage yesterday can be nearly forgotten today. But these extensive changes don’t just happen. They are caused by a series of factors that influence people’s tastes and appreciation of certain art genres.
Once considered worthless, street art is now as appreciated as any other art form. However, even with the rising popularity of street art, collectors still have many questions related to the genre. In this blog post, we will try to answer some of these questions that are troubling street art collecting newbies.
It seems that after years of neglecting certain groups of artists (female artists, artists of color, LGBTQ artists), the art world is finally ready to embrace them. Although the art world is making big steps in the right direction, when it comes to inclusion, there’s still a long way to go & plenty of challenges ahead.
Due to their incredible versatility and affordable prices, prints have become a popular choice among collectors. But print collecting is not without its difficulties. When acquiring prints, it's easy to get confused by the terminology. In this blog post, we’ll try to answer some of these questions.
Apart from having an impact on their career, investing in living artists can change the future of art as a whole. If we want to have a constant flow of quality art in the future, we need to invest in the artists of today. However, supporting upcoming artists goes beyond the world of art and affects the entire society.
It appears that there is no industry in the UK which will be untouched by Brexit, including the art world. What does the British art industry look like in post-Brexit Britain? With her extensive experience, Olyvia Kwok is perfectly placed to be able to help us to unlock how Brexit might impact the UK art industry.
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