Manipulators, conmen, dictators: Sarah Thornton spurns art market reporting


In a strong indictment in TAR magazine,  famed art writer Sarah Thornton lists ten reasons why the market is corrupt and ultimately has a negative impact on the art world at large.

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Most successful young visual artists in Manila named by SPOT


SPOT is a go-to website for Manila events, news and reviews with its features on lifestyle, pop culture and art. It recently published the list “Top 10 Most Successful Young Artists in Manila”, compiled by writer and photographer Monica Barretto, that we talk about here.

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Australian modern and contemporary arts gain momentum: top five auctioned works listed


AUSTRALIAN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART PRICES AND TRENDS As the 17th Sydney Biennale drew to a close, a recent article published on artprice.com reported on the improvement of the Australian modern and contemporary art market since 2007, despite its confinement to … Continue reading

Performance of Asia tops West for first timers at auction in 2008/09


AUCTION PERFORMANCE It may be of some surprise that Asian artists have outperformed their Western counterparts in “first time auction results” during the height of the art market boom. According to ArtPrice’s 2008/2009 contemporary art market report, buyers are giving … Continue reading

Contemporary art market in Asia now bigger than US for first time says Artprice


ASIAN ART MARKET For the first time ever, the total auction revenue from “contemporary art in Asia” is greater than the total of the United States artprice reports. The statistics are collected from a 12-month period spanning from July 2008 … Continue reading

Art in storage, at fairs and sales – is it getting harder to insure?


ART FAIR INSURANCE Last week, The Art Newspaper posted an interesting report that claimed that art is getting harder to insure. According to their source, Richard Northcott, executive director of the art, jewellery and private client division at Heath Lambert … Continue reading

New auction houses with new strategies open in Singapore art market


ASIAN ART MARKET TRENDS Usually, to be a part of the bubbling Asian art market scene, buyers need to associate themselves with industry leaders Christie’s and Sotheby’s for lack of other options. In South East Asia, however, there’s a new … Continue reading