Those paying attention to the classic car auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona last weekend noticed that sales weren't just good, they were dramatically better than 2012 (which was, for the record, quite a bit better than 2011). The classic car...
It is a well-known fact that taste has nothing to do with morality. On auction floors and at art fairs, autocrats and Ponzi schemers rub elbows with respectable collectors, while a passion for collecting may double as a vehicle to launder money or dodge taxes...
William L. Hamilton, Art+Auction
With all due respect to Christian Louboutin, you haven’t really seen a stiletto until you’ve seen the 15th-century assassin’s model. There is an improbable beauty to the design of arms and armor. One of the most traditional categories of collecting, arms and...
What do a taxi medallion and a Picasso have in common? They both make fine loan collateral, according to niche finance company Medallion. The New York-based financial services company — which originally granted loans for would-be taxi drivers...
Céline Piettre, ARTINFO France
Can a young professional who lives off salaried income rather than a trust fund still collect contemporary art? Yes, and Joseph Kouli is living proof. The Paris-based ad agency associate director, currently in his early thirties, has been acquiring works for...
Donald and Mera Rubell own one of the world's largest collections of contemporary art. Much of it is lent to institutions around the world, but they do show off some of their works at the Rubell Family Collection in a former Drug Enforcement Agency...
With another year of record-breaking auction results behind us, and in anticipation of further frantic activity at the early 2013 auctions in London, it would seem prudent to reflect upon the increasing acceptance of art as what finance and investment folk...
AGE: 46HAILS FROM: Turin, ItalyPRESIDES OVER: Bortolami Gallery, 520 West 20th street, New YorkGALLERY’S SPECIALTY: Contemporary ArtARTISTS SHOWN: Richard Aldrich, Daniel Buren, Tom Burr, Morgan Fisher, Michel François, Piero Golia, Thilo Heinzmann, Patrick...
MIAMI— Since they were married in 1964, Donald and Mera Rubell say they have been spending at least 25 percent of their income on their collection of contemporary art. It's now 5,000-works strong — one of the largest private collections in the...
Art+Auction, BLOUIN ARTINFO
Every 12 months, the editors of Art+Auction assemble a list of the individuals who have stood out in the art world over the last year, and publish our results as our Power List. On December 2, we published our Introduction, explaining the thinking...
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