The Art Market Has Changed Dramatically—but Is It a Mature Industry?

By Anna Louie Sussman / The Artsy

Once upon a time, art collectors would arrive at a gallery on a Saturday and spend a leisurely afternoon perusing works that might soon be a part of their intimate environment. Today, collectors are more likely to dip into a fair booth, wait for digital images and prices to arrive on their iPhones, and make a handful of six-figure purchases—perhaps destined for a private museum or foundation—in roughly the amount of time it takes to put a few books and some groceries into an Amazon cart and check out. Clearly, things have changed. But is that evolution the hallmark of a “mature” industry?

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Installation view of at Art Basel, 2017. Photo by Benjamin Westoby for Artsy.

Installation view of at Art Basel, 2017. Photo by Benjamin Westoby for Artsy.

 


Vietnamese Art Has Never Been More Popular. But the Market Is Full of Fakes.

By Richard C. Paddock / The New York Times

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — The exhibition at the Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City was billed as a triumphant homecoming for works by some of Vietnam’s most influential artists.

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Experts in 2016 examining a painting at the Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City said to be “Banana Garden” by Nguyen Sang. It was among 17 works the museum ultimately declared to be fraudulent.

Experts in 2016 examining a painting at the Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City said to be “Banana Garden” by Nguyen Sang. It was among 17 works the museum ultimately declared to be fraudulent.

 


Drawings found in London antiques shop accredited to Giacometti

By Mark Brown / The Guardian

Presumed lost, sketches hidden among dusty paintings in Kensington shop of late dealer Eila Grahame

Presumed lost drawings buried under piles of dusty antiques, paintings and papers have been confirmed as the work of one of the 20th century’s greatest artists, Alberto Giacometti.

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A detail from one of the pencil sketches by Giacometti. Photograph: Mark Brown for the Guardian

A detail from one of the pencil sketches by Giacometti. Photograph: Mark Brown for the Guardian

 


Hackney Wicked 2017: art, protest and summer of love

By Fabienne Jenny Jacquet / The Tainted Glory

The Hackney Wicked Art Festival began in 2008 and now takes place every summer over a 3 day period to showcase the work of artists based in the Hackney Wick area who open their studios to the public or show work using local galleries and other creative spaces. 

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The Hackney Wicked Art Festival

The Hackney Wicked Art Festival

 



From the Contemporary Lynx archives:

PHOTOSTORY: Contemporary Lynx at Hackney WickED

Hackney Wicked Open Studios Festival is over and we want to thank you all guys for coming and sharing amazing experience and art work from all featured artists, thanks for honest feedback and support.

Also big thanks to BFLMPSVZ Publishing and Core Sound System for fantastic collaboration!

And now let’s travel back in time to enjoy some photos from weekend!

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