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The Art of Framing

You've found your dream piece of art, you even know where to hang it, and now comes the framing part. The perfect frame will make the painting stand out for its beauty while the wrong frame will detract from it.

Key Principles for Success and Expansion of Galleries

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.

Šárka Samková’s Obsession with Art

"Although some form of economic calculus does have its part to play when buying art, I personally use this idea of making the right investment to excuse myself for buying another new painting," says the marketing manager with a laugh.

Top 5 Findings about the Global Art Market

The industry is bouncing back strongly. Our London correspondent Busra Hasboyaci points out the most important things for you to keep in mind while looking back at the latest developments in the art market.

Václav Nekvapil and His Journey of Collection

"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.

How to Hang Artworks

Have you purchased your first art pieces and are wondering how to hang them properly? We offer you several options in our ultimate guide.

Spotlight on Central and Eastern European Artists

Ans Azura is a digital platform that highlights both internationally renowned as well as lesser-seen post-war and contemporary artworks from this region. Suzana Vasilescu co-founded this online auction house and gallery, with the intent to garner better visibility and understanding for artists who have been overlooked by the Western market.

Old Masters Market 2021

Successful sales were recorded in this category last year. Same as usual! Our London correspondent Busra Hasboyaci goes through some of the big moments of the sales of paintings, drawings and sculptures, with a focus on the most notable examples in each category.

The Most Exciting Art Events in 2022

What are the most anticipated events for next year? We have collated five events you should not miss in Europe: Bacon and Cezanne, as you have never seen them before, the postponed Venice Biennale and the Kosovo Manifesta Exhibition.

London Art Scene after Brexit and the Pandemic

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.

A Piece of Art that is a Specialist´s Dream

Is there a recipe for the perfect storm? The ideal tick-list to ensure your artwork is positioned at the higher end of the price bracket recorded for its artist? Unfortunately, it´s not as simple as that and Bojana Popović explains why.

Things to Know before You Start Investing in Art

The art market follows rules of its own, independently of other markets. Therefore, art offers a unique way to diversify a wider investment portfolio. The advantage of art is that unlike graphs and tables, you can enjoy it and perhaps form a personal and emotional connection with it.

An Opportunity to Reinvent the Central European Art Market

“Now is the right time to rethink current art business strategies in Central Europe, a region still predominantly focused on national markets with few international interactions,” mentioned Anna Povejšilová and Barbora Půlpánová in their opinion piece for the Aspen Institute Annual Conference Booklet.

Reset of the Art World

„The art world is heading towards a hybrid landscape with online and offline activities mutually reinforcing each other,” mentioned Barbora Půlpánová in the article written for Roklen24.