Jewels in the Crown collection will reign supreme at auction

A CONVERTIBLE AUDI THAT PRINCESS DIANA USED to carpool with sons Prince William and Prince Harry is up for grabs — if you have around $70,000 to spare. Diana bought the Audi from a dealership in northwest London in 1994 (three years before she died) and apparently only drove about 4,000 miles in it. Insiders at Silverstone Auctions suggest that because she was spotted in it by photographers — sometimes with her sons — she … Read More

Hong Kong restaurants blur the boundary between dining and art…

If you want to find out what art tastes like, there’s no shortage of masterpieces being served up in Hong Kong. Clara Lindh/CNN. The latest trend to hit the city’s booming restaurant and art scene has gallerists and restaurateurs teaming up to combine elements of gastronomy with visual arts. The result? Diners gain a stronger connection to both the food and the art, say fans. Here are some of the leading Hong Kong restaurants blurring the … Read More

Only two days left: viennacontemporary 2016


viennacontemporary – Austria’s international art fair. From 22 to 25 Sep­tem­ber in Marx Halle Vi­enna, vi­en­na­con­tem­po­rary brings to­gether an un­par­al­leled se­lec­tion of Aus­trian, East­ern Eu­ro­pean, and in­ter­na­tional gal­leries, who will pre­sent thou­sands of art­works by over five hun­dred young and es­tab­lished artists as well as lead­ing world-class names. With 112 gal­leries from 28 coun­tries, vi­en­na­con­tem­po­rary, is the largest and most promi­nent art fair in the re­gion, of­fer­ing the most ex­ten­sive array of con­tem­po­rary art from Aus­tria, … Read More

Forbes: Inside The Private Art Collections Of Indonesia’s Rich


A muscular man with fiery red eyes lunges forward ready to punch. His opponent, a much larger black boxer, grimaces but edges away in defeat. “I was surprised when I saw this painting by I Nyoman Masriadi,”  says Jakarta-based collector Deddy Kusuma. “That was actually Mike Tyson who is a strong boxer but the other small guy was the artist Masriadi. Yet the title was ‘Masriadi is the Winner.’ So I thought he has very … Read More

Melbourne Art Fair August 2016 postponed.

bartaart-com-melbourne-art-fair-2016-postponed What went wrong at the Melbourne Art Fair? It died not with a bang, but with a whimper. Last Friday, Melbourne Art Foundation executive chair and gallerist Anna Pappas announced the unthinkable: that after 28 years and 14 incarnations, the biennial Melbourne Art Fair, which was slated to be staged at the Melbourne Exhibition Buildings this August, would not be going ahead. This development came as a shock to many in the wider visual … Read More

The 47th edition of Art Basel in Basel closed on Sunday

Before the show: Renate Schwarz, Aon Head Private Clients, Nikolaus S. Barta, CEO Barta & Partner, Bambi Blumberg, VIP Relationship Manager ART Basel Australasia.

Outstanding art from the world’s premier galleries leads to buoyant sales to private collections and institutions worldwide The 47th edition of Art Basel in Basel closed on Sunday, June 19, 2016 amid reports of significant sales across all levels of the market, including many major sales by galleries exhibiting within the Unlimited sector. Attendance from international collectors and institutions was once again very strong, with new collectors from countries across Africa and the former Soviet Union, as well as Iran, Lebanon, … Read More

Auctionata and Paddle8 Announce Plans to Merge

Online auction houses Auctionata and Paddle8, who sell to what they call the “middle market,” have announced that they are planning to merge in order to expand their audience and extend their reach, Michael J. de la Merced of the New York Times reports. The middle market they are referring to buys items that are too valuable to be put on eBay, but are generally less than $500,000. However, both art auctioneers have sold objects … Read More


HISTORIC WORKS BY IMPRESSIONIST, MODERN, & SURREALIST MASTERS FROM ESTEEMED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS New York – Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on May 12 will feature an exceptional selection of 52 works by the most revered artists of the early 20th century. Led by outstanding paintings by Monet, Picasso, and Modigliani, many of which have not been on the market for decades, the sale will feature several estates and private collections including The H.O. … Read More

Art Brussels 2016 is at Tour & Taxis from 22 April until 24 April 2016

Art Brussels announces details of Rediscovery, Discovery and Solo sections and its flagship artistic project The 34th edition of Art Brussels will take place in a new location, Tour & Taxis, a spectacular example of industrial architecture built in 1904, formerly a customs house. This year, the fair has been reduced in size, bringing together 141 galleries from 28 countries, represented in three main sections: PRIME, DISCOVERY and a new section, REDISCOVERY. There will also be 24 galleries participating … Read More

ART COLOGNE Award for NEW POSITIONS 2016 awarded to Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann

ART COLOGNE Award for NEW POSITIONS 2016 awarded to Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann The winner of this year’s ART COLOGNE Award for NEW POSITIONS has been chosen: the jury of art experts decided in favour of Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, who is represented by the Jürgen Becker gallery (Hamburg). Frohne-Brinkmann will receive the award on 16 April 2016 at 5:00 p.m. on the occasion of a festive award ceremony for the 50th ART COLOGNE. The prize includes a solo … Read More