A wall-sized painting usually measures 2m wide and 1.5m tall, taking an artist several months to work on.Chinese Contemporary artist Liao Zhenwu has achieved an incredible feat with his recently completed painting that measures 30m wide and 4m tall. “Stories of The Republic of China” has been in ... Read more →
Often when we look at investment portfolios, we think broadly about the asset classes within it. These typically include property, stocks, bonds even currencies.However, with the increase in global geopolitical insecurity, fluctuating economies and skyrocketing country debt in many developed ... Read more →
Art offers everyone from every walk of life an experience. An experience to learn, create, innovate, understand, observe and develop skills outside their expertise. For many – including people from world leaders such as Winston Churchill, George W Bush, through to innovators such as Johnny Depp, ... Read more →
Corporates around the globe are purchasing, leasing and displaying art around their boardrooms, hallways and meeting rooms, but not simply to ‘outdo or outshine one another’, or to make a statement about who they are or what they stand for.As many companies – especially those in the USA, after ... Read more →
In 2018 several major milestones of the art market calendar have already come and gone—including the London auctions and Art Basel in Hong Kong. It is also expected that online auctions market will be the area facing the fiercest competition (up significantly from 27% in 2017). There is a high ... Read more →
Art in Asia is growing at unprecedented levels. Sales in Asia constituted 23 per cent of all global art dealings in 2017, and China, whose market has been growing for years, continues to remain on top. With even the IMF recognising the potential in the region, it is hard for there not to be a buzz ... Read more →
What Does This Mean for Art Investors?
With many global equity markets bouncing all over the place with the rising cost of doing business, once unbreakable businesses are succumbing to ‘disruptors’ and consumer sentiment changes, coupled with growing geopolitical security and asset overvaluation in ... Read more →
The value and return of fine art in recent years have seen a dramatic rise of markets – such as China – as the increasing need for portfolio diversification take hold.With the Salvator Mundi’s sale in November 2017 at Christie’s for $450.3 million, purchased in 2013 for $127.5 million, there are ... Read more →
Art is a sanctuary for many people, a place away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It removes us from the technology and allows us to immerse ourselves in the beauty of something that taps into a range of emotions.
Re-centralisation of masterpieces into private art collections
With the ... Read more →
Art has evolved from the caveman-style art created by primitive man, through to the digital light shows and virtual reality of today, but where is it headed as an ‘industry’?Like anything and everything in today’s world, technology is playing a large part in how the art world will evolve over ... Read more →