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How Art Collectors can Increase the Value of their Collection

How Art Collectors can Increase the Value of their Collection
The price of art depends on many factors, some of which can be manipulated by collectors to grow the value of their pieces. Let’s take a look at how collectors can influence these factors to increase the value of their collection.

Do Artists Need an Academic Degree to be Successful?

Do Artists Need an Academic Degree to be Successful?
Art degrees are a great way for an artist to get a leg up on the competition. However, there are plenty of other ways to get ahead. Some of the world’s most famous artists never had formal training including Frida Kahlo, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring, to name a few.

Art Owned by Businesses: The Changing Role of Corporate Art Collections

Art Owned by Businesses: The Changing Role of Corporate Art Collections
Corporate art collections have been around since the 1950s, when David Rockefeller decided that Chase Manhattan Bank should begin to acquire art. Other banks followed his lead and create collections of their own. Even today, the largest corporate art collection in the world belongs to a bank - Deutsche Bank.

Art & Technology: How to Use Blockchain to Authenticate Art?

Art & Technology: How to Use Blockchain to Authenticate Art?
While art forgery is a persistent problem since the Renaissance, it seems that now there's a new technology that can put an end to it, once and for all. Blockchain art provenance is a technology that's reinventing art provenance, adapting it to the new digital age and new forms of art.

10 Ways Blockchain Technology is Changing Art

10 Ways Blockchain Technology is Changing Art
Art and technology have developed a love-hate relationship with the rise of the internet. While this means greater access to art, it also means true art is cheapened in the face of a flood of copies. Blockchain technology could change that. In this article, we’ll look at the ways blockchain is helping art to change.

Why are Freeports an Increasingly Popular Choice for Storing Priceless Art?

Why are Freeports an Increasingly Popular Choice for Storing Priceless Art?
Freeports are a popular solution for art buyers today. They are located in duty-free zones outside of anybody's jurisdiction and anybody's tax bills. Tax benefits are the number one reason why many collectors opt for keeping their art in freeports, but there are many other advantages freeports offer to their users.

Art Forgery: Why Do We Care So Much for Originals?

Art Forgery: Why Do We Care So Much for Originals?
An art lover can admire an art forgery for decades, but as soon as the truth about its origin is discovered, the artwork that was considered a masterpiece seconds ago, all of the sudden becomes worthless and despised. Undoubtedly, in the art world, originals hold a special significance. But why is that so?

Visual Language: How to Understand and Appreciate Photography

Visual Language: How to Understand and Appreciate Photography
Photography is a very democratic medium. But unlike point-and-shoot photography, fine art photographs are not there just to show us glimpses of reality, but also to provide insights and stories, construct a narrative or convey feelings and atmosphere. So let's learn how to appreciate photography.

Collecting vs. Buying Art - What Constitutes an Art Collection?

Collecting vs. Buying Art - What Constitutes an Art Collection?
Unlike simple art assemblages, art collections are well-planned projects, established when collectors submerge themselves deep into the subject of their interest and spend years looking for very particular art pieces that can bring the entire narrative together. So what separates regular art buyers from art collectors?

Limited Edition Prints: Are They Worth Anything?

Limited Edition Prints: Are They Worth Anything?
Limited edition prints are often seen as mass-produced copies of famous artworks. But prints can be just as valuable as other artworks. Buying prints can be a great way to acquire pieces by famous artists at affordable prices or they can be a great way for new art collectors to kick off their collection.

Collecting Tips & Tricks: How to Make the Most of an Art Fair

Collecting Tips & Tricks: How to Make the Most of an Art Fair
How to benefit from an Art Fair? - tips and tricks for visitors collecting art. If you plan to stay active during an art fair season, check out these recommendations to get ready for it.

The 21st Century Art Movement - What is it?

The 21st Century Art Movement - What is it?
Art historians have a word for every art movement in the past. However, do we know what kind of art style is pulsing right now? What does define the art world in the 21st century?