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Art Financing

Will the Art Economy Continue to Be Immune? Typically, writing our forecast is a routine endeavor, as we consider the previous season’s results as well as key factors that are likely to influence the market going forward. This time proved to be a less straightforward undertaking. The events of the summer made such projections unusually […]

Collection Building

This year’s 4th edition of the Hong Kong International Art Fair (ART HK) has solidified its position as the most important annual Asian art fair. Leading galleries from all over the world exhibited, primarily those specializing in Contemporary Art (Gagosian, White Cube, James Cohan, Pearl Lam Galleries) but also some known for Modern Art (Acquavella), […]

Advisor Assistance

If a client of a wealth advisor has a substantial percentage of her net worth in an art collection, is the advisor neglecting his fiduciary responsibility when ignoring the client’s art assets? It is standard financial industry practice to classify art as a “hobby” asset and place it in the same category as yachts, luxury […]

Yue Minjun

Artvest’s Winter-Spring 2011 Market Analysis discussed the growing phenomenon of the Chinese art market. Results from the spring sales in New York, Hong Kong and Beijing demonstrate that the Chinese auction market continues to gain momentum at a dizzying rate. Sky-high sales results and shattered records were abundant across categories — from Ceramics to Paintings […]

marble sculpture

Are new factors at play? American Paintings have traditionally led the art market out of downturns, but not this time. Since the pullback in late 2008, the American market has yet to see any sign of recovery. Why? What is different now? There are essentially two schools of thought as to why the American market […]

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