People 15-02-2015

Art as an asset

Art as an asset, or the concept of art and compliance implicate not just artists and gallerists but lawyers and insurers, like AXA Art. Art has become recognized as a viable alternative asset, and a variety of solutions responding to the risks, roles and opportunities linked to investments in art


ArtistsPeople 05-02-2015

Will Picasso drown in a flooded market?

All is not yet forgiven. It has been 14 years since Marina Picasso published her book revealing her famous grandfather to be cold and distant.


FairsArtists 30-01-2015

Unwind at ArtGenève

The term “art fair” and ArtGeneve do not quite add up. ArtGenève has become ever-distanced from the traditional agenda of the


PeopleArtists 29-01-2015

Wang Jianlin on a Western (art) conquest

Chinese collectors are more present than ever on the international art scene. Wang Jianlin, head of the DalianWanda Group, was China’s second richest man in 2014 with a fortune of $18


Auction HousesPeople 26-01-2015

Christie's sales down 5% in 2015

The auction house announced their sales results for 2015 on January 26. Notably, sales fell by 5% compared to 2014. Patricia Barbizet, Christie's Chief Executive Officer said "Last year saw continued strength in the art market and showed that there is breadth of demand across geographies,


Artists 26-01-2015

Mons’ Identity Crisis - Inauguration of the European Capital of Culture 2015

Mons was perhaps an unlikely candidate for the title of European Capital of Culture 2015. Few people are aware of its location or even its existence. Britain remembers Mons for the First World


PeopleFairs 23-01-2015

Art Stage: At Asia’s intersection

Singapore recently witnessed the 4th edition of Art Stage, running from January 22 to 25 under Lorenzo Rudolf’s careful


PeopleAuction Houses 20-01-2015

Isaure de Viel Castel: Pushing the boundaries

For the fourth edition of ‘Boundless: Contemporary Art’ at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, anything goes: Street Art, Design, Contemporary Chinese ink painting, Post-War works of


PeopleInstitutions 15-01-2015

Claire Hsu: A meeting with the founder of Asia Art Archive

Claire Hsu is co-founder and executive director of Asia Art Archive (AAA), an independent not-for-profit organization initiated in 2000 in response to the urgent need to document and make accessible the multiple recent histories of art in the


Artists 14-01-2015

Matali Crasset: An online influence

Philippe Starck and Matali Crasset are the two most influential French designers on social media according to the annual barometer of Influential Artists carried out by Smiling-People Agency and


Artists 14-01-2015

Pluggate - A masterclass in m(art)keting

Stakes are high for luxury brands seeking invested sponsorship. Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Prada, Hermès, François Pinault Foundation are firmly cemented in our minds, yet at present, they fail to enjoy the exclusive monopoly in a new marketing breakthrough in the creative arts, aptly named:


ArtistsBiennials & Triennials 06-01-2015

Homecoming: an interview with artist Anish Kapoor

Whilst Anish Kapoor CBE might seem a true Bombay wallah, he is also a veritable Brit. Born in 1954 in Bombay, Kapoor became a Londoner at the tender age of 19, going on to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1990 and receiving the prestigious Turner prize one year later. However 2015 has


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