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    ART VOYAGER: MYRIAM VANNESCHI (ART ADVISOR, CURATOR, WRITER AND COLLECTOR)

    June 19, 2018 “ART IS FOR PROGRESS, AND SO ART IS FOR CHANGE.” Text: Helen Homan Wu Artists often make us see and experience our complex world in a different light. Devout art lovers dedicate their lives in search of this experience, even if it means traveling out of their comfort zones to unknown territories and destinations.  Myriam Vanneschi is precisely this character. I remember there was one evening, many summers ago, when she arrived in New York City and came straight from the airport rolling in with luggage in hand to a performance event that I had organized post-Armory Art Show opening night. She does not miss an art beat. She has…

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    The Inside Story: Artists using Social Media to Reach Collectors

    Finding Art Collectors Through Social Media Credit: Agora Gallery https://www.agora-gallery.com/advice/blog/2016/05/10/finding-art-collectors-through-social-media/ The ins and outs of building your fan base using social media.MARKETING YOUR ART“HOW TO” TUTORIALSPublished on May 10, 2016 In the old days, many artists would argue that the best way to find art collectors is by meeting them in person. However, now people are selling work more and more without ever seeing their buyers. In fact, they sell their work without so much as leaving their house. That is the power of the internet. So, what is happening on the internet to connect artists to collectors, and how can more of us get a taste of the action? Some…

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    100 art-world Instagram accounts to follow right now — Collectors

    Christie’s presents the third of five instalments covering the 100 art-world Instagram accounts that you need to know about. Up next, 20 influential collectors… 1 Adrian Cheng@ac_kaf The founder of K11 Art Foundation, Adrian Cheng uses his Instagram to document his impressive collection of modern art, as well as a lifestyle that involves parties, celebrities and luxurious penthouse apartments. A post shared by Adrian Cheng (@ac_kaf) on Aug 12, 2017 at 6:47pm PDT A post shared by Christian Levett (@christian_levett) on Aug 1, 2017 at 1:25am PDT 2 Christian Levett@christian_levett Christian Levett is one of the world’s foremost collectors of antiquities, sponsoring a magazine and owning a museum in France, both dedicated to Greek…

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    100 art-world Instagram accounts to follow right now — Curators, Directors and Gallerists

    The second of five instalments covering the top 100 art-world Instagram accounts that you might not already know about. Introducing the Curators, Directors and Gallerists… 1 Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1, New York, Chief Curator of Museum of Modern Art, New York @klausbiesenbach Klaus Biesenbach is one of the most important curators in the world. His Instagram account displays his discerning eye for superb art and design, as well as how to stage a great show. jimmie durham, homage to alexander calder no. 2, 2017 @whitneymuseum #jimmiedurham A post shared by Klaus Biesenbach (@klausbiesenbach) on May 11, 2018 at 11:24am PDT Getting pumped for #RyanMcNamara “MEEM: A Ballet Story About the Internet” @icaboston…

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    Everything you need to know about hanging art

    Christies advises…. Award-winning designers, a museum director, and Christie’s specialists and art handlers share their expert tips — from finding the perfect height to how to mix genres Consider context For Marc-Olivier Wahler, Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, any hanging process should begin with a considered look at where works are being displayed. ‘Take into consideration the context in which the artwork or several artworks are going to be integrated,’ he says. ‘Is it a domestic space, a business area, or an institutional venue? What is the social, political, architectural context? What are all the other elements present in the space where the works are exhibited? The…

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    No, Your Kid Couldn’t Paint That: A 101 Guide To Appreciating Abstract Expressionism

    By Artspace Editors MAY 23, 2019 Jackson Pollock via Artsy, above painting Whether you’ve visited your local museological establishment to escape the mounting heat or to get some much-needed culture, you may find yourself wondering exactly how the paintings on the wall got there, or, more specifically, why they’re good in the first place. What makes work, well, work? And… what’s with all the drippy bits? Here at Artspace, we strive to make you look clever in front of your first date, work acquaintance, or father-in-law, and as such, it’s paramount that we ascertain exactly why it’s acceptable for Cy Twombly to have scribbled his way into the Western canon. Because… you could paint…

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    How to Build a Great Collection

    Looking to Start Buying Art? Here Are 9 Tips From Seasoned Experts on How to Build a Great Collection By Artspace Editors JUNE 10, 2016 The Value of Art author Michael Findlay This is not your first time at the rodeo. Oh, wait, perhaps it is. If you’ve made the decision to take the plunge and buy art, congratulations. As you’re likely overwhelmed, we asked art dealers, auction-house officials, and collectors to suggest strategies for picking “entry points”—relatively inexpensive ways to collect pieces by name artists, or by lesser-known artists of good repute (or with a cult following), in various schools and movements of art.  We got an earful. The resounding message…

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    The Art of Collecting

    08/29/2014 05:50 pm ET Updated Oct 29, 2014 It is a much thought about and much discussed subject for we all collect. We collect friends, information, knowledge, experience and sometimes even dreams. This thought is about “collecting art” and how to go about it, maybe we are searching for inspiration. It often is not about money but of the thought of what we may call passion. It is also about the fear of making the wrong decision and spending a certain amount of money on a whim. Yet finding a passion and pursuing it… is part of it and also the joy. A bit of magic is involved and how…

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    How To Collect Art On Any Budget

    Enjoy A Richly Rewarding Experience Living with an art collection of any size can be a richly rewarding experience for so many reasons especially if you follow your passion. You probably know that the years of pleasure a good art collection may bring you is invaluable. If you want to become an art collector, you may ask, how and where do you begin?This article “How to Collect Art on Any Budget” was originally written a few years ago and was recently revised. You’ll find ideas on how and where to acquire art, increase your knowledge about art, and develop your own preferences. You may also find the Questions to Ask…

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    The Four Tribes of Art Collectors

    The most enjoyable part of leading the art division of a private bank is working with the great characters of the art market. In my experience, serious collectors tend to fall into one of four “tribes,” each with their own behaviors, insecurities, strengths, and motivations for seeking, acquiring, and appreciating art. You may recognize them wandering the fairs or waving their paddles at auctions; others tend to collect more discreetly, known mostly by the dealers who feed their obsessions. Below are the tribes I’ve known. The Enterprising Collector Slim AaronsPeggy Guggenheim at the Palazzo Venier Dei Leoni, Venice, Italy, 1978Staley-Wise GalleryThis is the tribe most tethered to the dynamism, quarrels, gossip,…