Art Authenticity and Attribution
Art Authenticity and Attribution
The authenticity of any artwork is questionable. Is it an original? Is it a copy? Who can it truly be attributed to? These factors become more questionable the further back in art history we travel. This might be due to loss of documentation, the nature of style within artistic movements or forgery.
Art Funding Cuts
The topic of cuts to Arts funding has been rife within UK news recently. With Arts an already underfunded sector within government spending, the dent in the budget is certain to cause problems not only for the industry directly but also for recruitment and careers within the Artworld.
Art World Successes of 2017
As 2017 draws to a close and the Art World gets ready for the next year of Art Fairs, Exhibitions and Gallery Openings, it seems fitting to reflect on some of the successes the Art World has experienced over 2017.
Reflections on LAPADA 2017 & an Exclusive Art Preview!
Walking towards LAPADA Art Fair you are met with an impressive view of a building that seems to fit perfectly within the high end and opulent area of Berkeley Square, Mayfair. Surrounded by exclusive restaurants, brands such as Rolls Royce and couture fashion houses, the mid eighteenth century sculptured square provides the perfect setting for a splendid display of antique treasures and modern masterpieces.
Artworld Gaffes of 2017
There is an autumn chill in the air as the UK Art World transitions from summer exhibitions to the closing season of 2017. As we look ahead towards 2018 we could review the notable successes of British Artists and Institutions so far this year… Or just for a moment, we can choose not to linger on past glories and instead consider those unfortunate events which we must now view with good humour in hindsight:
Fine Arts Funding Cuts
In times of economic struggle, it is sadly the art industry that face cuts to their funding. The UK Arts Council has seen its funding slashed by millions in previous years, leading to fewer performances and exhibitions and less opportunities for people to engage with the arts.
Brexit Art: The Art World Responds
Brexit has rocked not only the country but the entire world. The repercussions have been felt in a wide range of sectors and opinions on the UK’s departure from the EU have been vociferous. As ever, the art world has been publically expressing their views on the matter through a variety of different mediums.
The Art World Responds to Trump
From the beginning of Trump’s presidential campaign, the art world has been vocal in its condemnation of his dividing and exclusionary policies.
Sotheby’s November Sales Set New Records
Sotheby’s have completed their November Sales in New York with a contemporary art evening sale, which totaled a huge $276.6 million. This lot was not only the week’s most impressive in terms of total sum, but also due to its sell-through of 94%, with only 4 out of the 64 lots failing to be sold.
The Impact of Brexit on the Art Market
Brexit has impacted on a variety of industry sectors around the world and the art market is no exception. Britain has the third largest art market in the world with more than 7,800 British art and antique businesses and a 65% share of the EU’s art and antiques market.
Exhibition gives art students chance to shine
London’s trendy Hackney paid host to a unique art exhibition this week, designed to give seven inspiring art student’s the opportunity to showcase their work for the very first time.
The Contemporary Gallery as Museum: The Chocolate Museum, Brixton
Hidden away in a cosy little side street the exhibits explain and show the artefacts rating to the gorgeous produce and classes are given on history and production. And then there is the shop…. a standard set up for a museum.