Archive for January, 2015

Nouriel Roubini

Davos: Nouriel Roubini says Art Market needs regulation

Jan 28th, 2015 | By

At the World Economic Forum last week in Davos, at an event organised by the Financial Times and the bank Julius Baer, the Economist Nouriel Roubini launched an attack on the art market.  According to Roubini regulation is required in the art market because it suffers from tax evasion, money laundering, price manipulation and trading
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Christopher Marinello of Art Recovery International

New database launches for art recovery and provenance research

Jan 22nd, 2015 | By

Christopher Marinello is to launch a new database devoted to art recovery and research on the 19th January 2015.  This new business, Art Recovery International,  is to specialise in art recovery, resolving complex title disputes, due diligence and provenance research.  If a dealer. auction room or collector wants to check out an artwork then the
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Damien Hirst

Is Damien Hirst the new sub-prime?

Jan 4th, 2015 | By

  What is art?  A question that has puzzled thinkers since the beginning of time.  It can be hieratic, metaphysical, other worldly, beautiful, ugly, precious, technically accomplished, literal, abstact……the list goes on and on.  The only thing for sure is that with the passage of time people gradually understand what is great art and the
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Valentin Sidorov, Near the Old Sheds, 1975, oil on canvas, Russian Museum

Valentin Sidorov Exhibition, My Quiet Country, Benois Wing, Russian Museum, 3/9/14 – 3/11/14.

Jan 3rd, 2015 | By

  One of Russia’s most celebrated post war artists, Valentin Sidorov, has had a successful retrospective at the Russian Museum which closed in November.  Valentin Sidorov was a contemporary of the famous generation of post war artists which included Victor Popkov, Geli Korzhev, Tair Salakhov and Vladimir Stozharov.  His pastoral and lyrical landscapes never fitted
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Midori House Show on Monacle24 Radio – Elgin Marble goes on display in Hermitage Museum

Jan 1st, 2015 | By