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