Artsy: Art Gets Damaged All the Time

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Art Gets Damaged All the Time. Here’s How It Gets Back to the Market artsy/Elena Goukassian When a fire broke out in a second-floor storage space of Paula Cooper Gallery on July 10th, a number of Chelsea Art galleries were thrown into a mad scramble to save their valuable artworks. The cause of the fire, believed to have been electrical, is still under investigation, as is the extent of the fire and smoke damage to both … Read More

2 Charged With Stealing $8M In Rare Books

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$8 Million in Rarities Stolen From Pittsburgh Library Gregory Priore, the former archivist at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, after his arraignment on Friday. He told the authorities he sometimes used an X-Acto knife to remove a part of a book. NYT/Associated Press/By Sarah Mervosh   A 1787 first-edition book signed by Thomas Jefferson. A rare copy of “The Journal of Major George Washington.” A version of Isaac Newton’s “Principia,” among the most influential books … Read More

Art: A child knocked over a $132,000 sculpture, parents may have to pay

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Art: A child knocked over a $132,000 sculpture at a public art center—and the parents may have to cover the cost. For some museumgoers, the fear of damaging an artwork can come off as a bit paranoid. Most museums and galleries have guards that block off the distance you should stand from an art work, and incorporate floor plans to minimize the chances of an accidental booty-bump. But, even if you do accidentally break an art … Read More

Art: How to Restore a Damaged Painting

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Art: How to Restore a Damaged Painting barrons.com/penta/Abby Schultz Collectors who learned through news reports that a painting owned by Steve Wynn was damaged before it was to be auctioned at Christie’s evening sale of impressionist and modern art on Tuesday likely took in a collective gasp. The painting, Pablo Picasso’s 1943 self-portrait, Le Marin (The Sailor), was examined after the accident by outside conservators who “have made recommendations for the successful restoration of the … Read More

Barta & Partner proud partner of Austrian Pavilion/La Biennale di Venezia 2018

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Barta & Partner partner of Austrian Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia. Thoughts Form Matter The Austrian contribution Thoughts Form Matter is a plea for the power of architecture as an intellectual analysis of the world and for the freedom to design spaces that are not subject to functional and economic constraints. LAAC, Henke Schreieck and Sagmeister & Walsh are creating a conceptually and materially complex spatial installation which … Read More

Art: A museum in France said that 82 (out of 140!) works are actually fakes

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🎨 A French museum discovered half its collection is forged. A museum in Elne, France, devoted to the art of painter Étienne Terrus said that 82 works from the institution’s collection purportedly by the artist are actually fakes, NPR reported. The forgiers were discovered by an outside curator who noticed that several works attributed to Terrus portrayed buildings that were built decades after the artist’s death in 1922. Anachronisms? “Some of the paintings feature buildings that had not … Read More

The 10 Best Booths at Art Basel in Hong Kong

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The 10 Best Booths at Art Basel in Hong Kong Alexander Forbes/artsy.net The sixth edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong opened on Tuesday with 248 galleries setting up shop for the week in the massive Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, which overlooks Victoria Harbour. With each passing year, as the market in Asia and the sophistication of the audiences are both on the rise, the quality of work dealers bring to this fair increases, as … Read More

Art: Instagram is changing the way we experience art

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???? Here’s how Instagram is changing the way we experience art Businessinsider.com/ADAM SUESS, KYLIE BUDGE, THE CONVERSATION With 800 million users and growing, it was perhaps inevitable that Instagram would shake up the art world. The social photo platform has been accused by the media of fanning a narcissistic selfie culture. But in galleries, research is showing that the negative aspects are far outweighed by the positive. Instagram is changing the way we experience and share our visits … Read More

Art: TEFAF 2018 Maastricht, featuring over 275 prestigious dealers.

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???? TEFAF Maastricht is widely regarded as the world’s premier Fair for fine art, antiques and design. Featuring over 275 prestigious dealers from some 20 countries, TEFAF Maastricht is a showcase for the finest art works currently on the market. The 2018 edition of TEFAF Maastricht runs from March 10 – 18, 2018. Alongside the traditional areas of Old Master paintings, antiques and classical antiquities that cover approximately half of the Fair, you can also find modern … Read More

Art grows, so the need for insurance policies for collectors

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???? As the global art community grows, so does the need for insurance policies for collectors. by Alicja Grzadkowska/insurancebusinessmag.com Growth in art market means insurance opportunities abound. With the rebound in financial markets following the financial crisis in 2009, art sales have likewise taken off. New auction records made by paintings and other works are now a common occurrence, seen recently with the record-breaking sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi in December. As the global art … Read More