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Private Art Collections: Friend or Foe to the Broader Art Community? While it might not be an age-old question quite yet, there’s ongoing debate across the art world on the ethics of private art collection. Does it support only the wealthy, leaving starving artists with nowhere to turn? Perhaps private collections breathe new life into[...]

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'The Gossip' by Norman Rockwell
15 Facts About the Art World: Ridiculous, Surprising and Impressive Art has been a part of humanity since the earliest cave paintings of 35-40,000 years ago. Today, art can be used as a tool to influence society, to bring us a feeling of pride or sorrow and is unrivaled in its ability to capture human[...]

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Art as a Tool: Leveraging Art to Illuminate Society Words are commonplace. The constant and unstoppable flow of words into our ears and eyes almost desensitises us to their impact. Example: if a news anchor describes an act of terror or political injustice, it might provoke an amount of pity or anger from a viewer.[...]

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Female Artists in Today’s World – Is 31% Really Equal? The question of whether female artists have been marginalized over the years has been resoundingly answered: yes, quite blatantly. However, there’s little we can do about that now. It is appalling and regrettable that centuries of female artists’ work have been discarded, undervalued or flat-out[...]

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Collecting Art with Social Media: Fad or Foresight? Instagram has been making waves in the art world recently, but are they just temporary blips in the ocean, or should we be looking at social media as a tsunami about to change the world? Using Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest (to name only a fraction of such[...]

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Abstraction: Why Does It Drive Us? Unlike any other forms of art, the abstract genre has an unerring ability to make us feel uncomfortable. Or confused. Or… in love? It is something different to each and every person, and that makes it unique in the art world. In fact, our opinions are so divided on[...]

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Why does it make a lot of sense to invest in emerging contemporary artists? Not only is buying modern contemporary art a vital step in enabling future generations of creators, but it also makes art collection universally enjoyable. Investment Doesn’t Have to Mean Millions Credit to Banksy The world of art investment has, for many[...]

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Say Hello to Africa: Why Are We Fascinated by Original African Artwork? If you were asked to name a growing art market outside of the West, no one would be surprised to hear you say “Asia”. While their growth has been astronomical in recent decades, the world has become fascinated by original African art. African[...]

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What are the benefits of buying through an art gallery? Buying art isn’t always easy. In fact, that’s very rarely the case at all. Not only do you have to contend with finding the piece for you, amongst many other offerings, but you need to find a source for the art. Unless you’re a professional[...]

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Why do people buy art? If there’s one thing that every piece of art has in common, it’s that no two pairs of eyes ever view them the same way. And that’s exciting. It showcases how profoundly personal the act of purchasing and collecting art can be. All of your major life events, each little[...]

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