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The most influential of them, the Gagosian Gallery, Pace Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, and or the David Zwirner Gallery, share a set of features that have brought them to the top. Attention to current trends, ability to adapt, financial motivation of employees, or sophisticated corporate governance, are just the tip of the iceberg.
Art advisor and curator Nico Epstein shares his insights about this year´s 59th edition, curated by Cecilia Alemani titled Milk of dreams.
This show brings together a broad range of works that present Bacon's mastery at capturing the inner torments of his subjects by exposing the untamed 'beasts' within all of us.
"Although it might sound trivial, the most important factor is that you actually like the work. There is absolutely no point in investing in something you feel nothing for simply because you hope that its value will be significantly higher one day," says the head of the Czech branch of the CEC Group international consulting firm.
Let's remember the headlines of 2021, much of which point to the art market's rapid digitalization. This year will definitely be marked and cherished as a breakthrough in digital art history.
The physical presence of Asian and American collectors in London during Frieze Week was certainly not as low as it was at the recent Art Basel fair. „I felt like there was a real return to more traditional painterly qualities," said contemporary art advisor Bojana Popovic.
“In recent years, I have been very impressed by Bulgarian contemporary art scene. Much has been achieved in big parts through initiatives and the work of female protagonists.”
During the six-month programme, our group of EduArt lovers learned about the international art market from six renowned specialists through online group sessions and experienced art first-hand at various locations in Prague.
Art collector Branislav Radeljic talked to us about his passion for art and explained what art collecting means to him.
“To reach truly international level, the local art scenes need to invest in attracting and encouraging new and existing collectors to support their artists and galleries.”
„I am quite confident that many people will be ready to travel in order to visit art events once they become easily accessible again. Nothing will replace seeing and experiencing art in the flesh.”
“Today's art world is a huge bubble in which you won´t succeed alone if you truly wish to grow and attract new collectors,” says Czech contemporary artist Hynek Martinec, who is represented by London based gallery Parafin.
"If there truly was prior knowledge of what was going to happen, I am sure it would have leaked. Rumours spread fast in companies like Sotheby's."
„The more you learn the more you gain a better understanding of what is happening in today’s art world,“ said the ingenious gallerist Thaddaeus Ropac to Barbora Půlpánová in the interview for Christie´s Education in London.
“The paradigm, where a gallery exhibits inventory online in a more sophisticated way, before presenting the works in a local venue, will increasingly become the new normal both for fairs and for art viewing in general.”