Friday, November 8, 2019
This is a really cool interactive display of Acris, a very high tech art storage facility in New York, constructed to protect art from flood, wind and also theft. Click here to read more.
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Friday, May 24, 2019
From the dusty volume you inherited from grandma to the antiquarian collection you spent decades building, books can be some of the most precious things in any home.Â Whether itâ€™s purely for sentiment, to protect from diminishing value, or a bit of both, we... READ MORE >>
Friday, May 10, 2019
How to move a Masterpiece.Â As if it werenâ€™t hard enough to spell Bouguereau someone had to move his work, a 20-foot-by-11-foot â€œLa Jeunesse de Bacchusâ€.Â If that doesnâ€™t seem large to you it was the second largest work the conservator had ever moved and from Paris to New York for a Sothebyâ€™s auction. READ MORE >>
Friday, April 12, 2019
The New York Times must have heard about our luncheon we co-hosted last week with Berkley One on Creativity, Collectibles and Fashion, although if they had they would have mentioned that Heritage Auctions is one of the largest aftermarket for the elusive Birkin Bag. READ MORE >>
Monday, August 13, 2018
Can you tell a real artwork from a fake?Â There are 9 examples from Mutual Art, test yourself and see how good your eye is. Â Click here to read more.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Building on our previous blog post An illustrious name ($3.6 billion) faces claim of fraud, itâ€™s timely to review possible remedies.
Christieâ€™s recently hosted their first Art & Tech Summit, and Blockchain dominated the discussion. READ MORE >>
Monday, July 30, 2018
The global art market is valued at $64 billion according to Bloomberg.Â
Despite high profile fraud cases transactions in the art world remain opaque and sales are still conducted on handshakes. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
As the values of art works soars so has the incentive to become a forger.Â At the same time, authentication committees and scholars have stopped providing opinions after suffering punishing legal costs to defend themselves from displeased art owners looking to the courts to challenge authentication doubts. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
We all hear the stories about the attic finds and flea market purchases that turn out to be lost masterpieces.Â There is considerably less publicity on the dupes, those things that were purchased in good faith and turn out to be worthless. READ MORE >>
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Classic Cars Owners see 332% Return Since 2005 but the returns have declined in the past two years.Â The Coutts Passion Index of 2017 tracks the values of fine wine, fine art, luxury properties, classic cars, and other collectibles. Guess which class has increased the most? READ MORE >>