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    Best Hashtags for Artists

    How to find artists you may like to collect. Best Hashtags for Artists Instagram Art Tags – What You Should Know? Graffiti Hashtags Painting Hashtags Abstract Art Hashtags Social media has now become a very popular medium especially among artists not only to share but also brand, market and sell their artworks. The main concern for any artists when using a social media platform to display their art is to increase their reach, generate more traffic towards their art website and display their new creations to more and more audiences. Instagram is one such social media platform that is not only very expressive but also very efficient in reaching out…

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    These Artists Jump-Started Their Careers by Selling Directly to Collectors on Instagram

    Zoe Goetzmann Nov 26, 2018 12:51 pm It’s no secret that Instagram has made a noticeable impact upon the art market. The Museum of Modern Art and Sotheby’s are among the platform’s biggest art world players. Ai Weiwei, Jeff Koons, and Damien Hirst also have substantial followings ranging from 300,000 to 500,000. Brett Gorvy, a partner at Lévy Gorvy, is known for his savvy usage of Instagram to promote blue-chip works to his 110,000 followers.Such cases are all well and good for already-known art world superstars. But how does the average artist use Instagram? Is its democratic platform of 1 billion monthly active users a viable alternative to the exclusive gallery system? In research conducted in 2017…

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    The Most Expensive Francis Bacon Paintings at Auctions

    May 25, 2016Lorenzo Pereira It was November 12, 2013, when one of the Francis Bacon paintingswas sold at auction in New York, setting the world record as the most expensive piece of art sold at auction (you probably know which piece we are talking about, but we are not going to reveal it in introduction). Bacon became a star (although he died in 1992); however, this, a bit unexpected sale that broke all the records put Francis Bacon at the list of the most popular contemporary artists of our era. This sale raised a lot of controversies though. Marina Abramovic said in one interview: When Francis Bacon’s “Tryptic” was sold for $127 Million, it’s incredible to…

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    Billionaire’s Secrets on How to Make a Bundle in Art

    Returns can be eye-popping, but collectors must avoid the pitfalls of forgeries, fakes and rapidly changing tastes. By Frederik Balfour May 7, 2018, 5:00 PM EDT SHARE THIS ARTICLE ShareTweetPostEmail Andy Warhol once said: “Making money is art.” But what about making money from art? A boom in the global market has delivered some eye-popping returns in the past few years, drawing new collectors keen to invest in an asset class that offers cultural as well as financial appreciation. Irish horse breeder John Magnier will get at least $150 million for a painting of a nude by Amedeo Modigliani on May 14 in New York at Sotheby’s, thanks to a third-party guarantee. He paid $26.9…

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    7 ESSENTIAL BOOKS ON COLLECTING ART

    29. SEPTEMBER 2017|IN COLLECTORS, LIFESTYLE, LEARNING, ARTICLES AND FEATURES|BY ARTLAND EDITORSStay up-to-date with Artland magazine  Whether a newbie or a seasoned pro, navigating the art scene as a collector can be both frustrating and rewarding. To help make it easier to build a collection of meaning and value, we have put together a list of seven books that reveal the processes and practices of art collecting. Collecting Art for Love, Money and More (2013)By Ethan Wagner & Thea Westreich Wagner Arranged into ten topics that are approached through a key question and answer format, art advisors Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner offer an accessible yet unrivalled insider’s view into the often opaque world of collecting…

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    A Collector’s Perspective

    Anthony PetulloPresident,Anthony Petullo Foundation An art collection usually starts innocently with one print, a watercolor or a drawing – then another, and another. At some point in the collecting, the fever strikes, buying accelerates and all is lost. It’s the point at which a casual art buyer becomes a serious art collector. Before long there is no more room on the walls, on the floor or in the closets. And then comes the inevitable question, “Where did all this stuff come from?” Which is followed by, “I must stop buying!” It’s a resolution rarely kept, for the addicted collector can always justify the purchase of one more piece that is essential to the…

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    The best art websites

    These art websites cover current trends in contemporary art for both casual art fans and art-world insiders By Howard Halle|Posted: Tuesday January 30 2018 The art world is a big place, with a lot more going on than just the latest shows at museums like MoMA, or at your favorite Chelsea, Lower East Side and Uptown galleries. Indeed, art is a global business with far-flung goings-on (exhibitions, biennials, art fairs, auctions) in greater numbers than ever. It can seem like a lot to keep track off, but thanks to numerous art websites and blogs, it’s also easier than ever to find the latest news about art from ever angle imaginable. If you’re looking to find which site is most informative,…

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    ‘I Hate Him, But He’s a Genius’: How Mega-Dealers Really Feel About Their Colleagues, Artists, and the Cutthroat Game of the Art Market

    People Larry Gagosian, Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Marianne Boesky all make appearances in this excerpt from Michael Shnayerson’s new book, “Boom.” By the early 2000s, the mega dealers were pulling far ahead of smaller galleries in a market growing with astonishing speed. All four megas were privately held and published no financial statements detailing revenues, expenses, profits, and losses. Even their corporate statuses were unclear. Still, soundings could be taken from art fair sales wrap-ups, when mega dealers broadcast their triumphs, and from the auction houses, where works sold by the mega dealers and their clients sometimes went for multiples of their retail prices. Overall, the total art market…

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    Why collect art? 10 answers from art collectors

    Written by Andrea Bucklandartmarket, Quotes, sammeln, Sammlung, zitateArt Business, Blog, Quotes, Ten on the TenthLeave a Comment Today I am going to quote 10 art collectors about the reasons why they collect art as part of the series 10 on the 10th. Please enjoy and comment: what are your reasons? 10 Quotes about collecting art “Collecting is not really about art, or Pez Dispensers, or whatever. Collecting is about collecting.” (David Blanchard) “Collecting at its best is very far from mere acquisitiveness; it may become one of the most humanistic occupations, seeking to illustrate by the assembling of significant reliques, the march of the human spirit in its quest for beauty…” (Arthur Davison Ficke) “I started collecting art (…)…