A Dublin-based artist whose Instagram account was deleted after she uploaded an image of her work has questioned whether artists can trust the social media site.
Are judges and juries best placed to decide the outcome of an art law dispute? Art market professionals do not seem to think so. Fortunately for them, from 7 June 2018, they will no longer have to worry about entrusting difficult questions regarding the authenticity of an artwork to a court of law. A new Court of Arbitration for Art (CAA) is being launched to resolve art law disputes around the globe.
‘The future of the online art market is guaranteed, although the shape remains a mystery’, says international specialist global fine art insurer, Hiscox, in its hotly anticipated Online Art Trade Report for 2018. Continue reading
In this fourth instalment of our special blog series, we continue to follow art historian and provenance researcher, Silvia Davoli, on the trail of the lost treasures of Strawberry Hill House. Silvia unearths some astonishing finds when she delves deeper into Walpole’s collection of antique artefacts and explores his fascination with the ancient world.
Rome, February 1740. A young Horace Walpole arrives and I imagine the late winter sun illuminating his face, earnest and flushed with anticipation as he trawls the city for fashionable parties and collectible antiques. Continue reading
First came the campaign to have Jane Austen printed on the £10 note. Today another hard-fought battle was won as the first ever statue of a woman to be erected in Parliament Square was officially unveiled in London. Continue reading
Last week, we learned the National Gallery of Canada plans to sell a Marc Chagall painting from its collection to fund another acquisition. Now it seems another museum is clearing house in a bid to raise US$55 million (£39.2 million) to enable it to undertake major renovation works. Continue reading