Art Focus

An Expert’s Guide to Investing in Art

An eye for quality and patience are crucial for high net worth individuals looking to start investing in art. Russian businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev thought he grossly overpaid when he purchased Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (c.1490) from Swiss art dealer Yves Bouvier for $127.5 million in 2013—Bouvier reportedly ‘only’ paid around $75 million for it. However, at one of the most publicised auctions to date, da Vinci’s masterpiece fetched in excess of $450 million at...

Bank of America Art Conservation Project: Restoring Assyrian Reliefs

With input from Bank of America’s Rena DeSisto and the Brooklyn Museum’s Lisa Bruno, Arts & Collections takes a detailed look into the Art Conservation Project and its ongoing efforts to restore six Assyrian reliefs Since 2010, Bank of America has provided grants for not-for-profit museums to facilitate the conservation of significant artwork and historical treasures. Today, the Art Conservation Project has executed approximately 150 such operations, covering artefacts from 30 countries across six of...

Spotting Fine Art Fakes

Fine art fakes have cost buyers millions for centuries; following recent allegations of forgery in the art world, protecting art investments has never been so important.  Before the stunning Leonardo da Vinci painting Salvator Mundi (c.1490) obliterated auction sale records in 2017 (with a staggering $450 million, for those that don’t already know), much controversy had erupted among experts and the media surrounding its authenticity. Critics asserted that the pose of the painting’s subject, Christ,...

FINE ARTS PARIS is Holding its Second Fair in November

Organized by the Salon du Dessin in partnership with Paris Tableau, FINE ARTS PARIS will be running its second edition at the Carrousel du Louvre from 7 to 11 November 2018. The new Paris event is run in collaboration with the major French museums, including the Louvre, Petit Palais, Centre Pompidou, Zadkine, Bourdelle, Rodin and Maillol museums. With over 40 overseas exhibitors currently booked to attend, the fair promises stalls from both recognized dealers and...
Andy Warhol: Artist Profile

Art FocusAndy Warhol: Artist Profile

One of the most recognisable, successful and intriguing figures in the modern art world, Andy Warhol came from very humble beginnings.  Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1928 as Andrew Warhola. Emerging from family poverty, Warhol became the most successful commercial illustrator in New York and a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop art. His work explores popular culture, celebrities, comics, mundane items and advertising, reducing the boundary between...
National Gallery Announces New Impressionist Exhibition

Art FocusNational Gallery Announces New Impressionist Exhibition

This autumn, London’s National Gallery will house a new impressionist exhibition, Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to Cézanne, displaying the artwork of major impressionists and post-impressionists. As the Courtauld Gallery temporarily closes to make way for a major transformation project—Courtauld Connects—26 pieces from the establishment’s impressionist and post-impressionist art collection will be displayed at the National Gallery. Showcasing leading impressionists The impressionist exhibition—which is opening on 17 September—will be arranged chronologically with 12 sections for each...
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