‘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 one of the biggest projects embarked on by the Google Cultural Institute, nearly 5,000 of the Museum’s works have been digitised to allow cyber visitors to enjoy a virtual tour of its world-famous corridors. This has been made possible through Google’s Street View technology and the Museum is the largest indoor space to have been captured using it. Continue reading
Most recently, a team of researchers has harnessed cutting-edge technology to question the attribution of two masterpieces thought to have been painted by Dutch medieval artist Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516). Continue reading
Sotheby’s has announced that Tad Smith has been appointed as President and CEO, replacing William Ruprecht who resigned in November. Smith, who is 49, was formerly president and CEO of the Madison Square Garden Company. Chosen on the strength of his experience with brands and brand strategy rather than with auction houses, he told the media that he plans to implement a five-year plan for the company, which will include an accelerated adoption of new technologies. Continue reading
We are at the dawn of a new era of certainty in art authentication, The Times has suggested in Friday’s leader.
Their optimism stems from the news that Professor Lior Shamir from Lawrence Technological University in Michigan has developed a computer software program that was able to tell, with over 90% accuracy, whether or not a painting was by the abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock. Continue reading
Researchers believe they have discovered a new portrait of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife. Using new technology developed from CCTV software, they claim to have matched a portrait that currently resides in Bradford Art Galleries and Museums with the only undisputed portrayal of the ill-fated Queen; a small, battered lead medal dating from 1534. Continue reading