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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Are you looking to educate yourself in the complexities of the art market? We are happy to share our recommendations on books you should not miss.
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.
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.