Barbora Půlpánová

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.

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.

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.