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Trust, Communication and the Human Factor – Takeaways from The Art Market Day

Trust, Communication and the Human Factor – Takeaways from The Art Market Day

On Monday, 5 November 2018 several hundred art professionals descended onto the Centre Pompidou for the Beaux-Arts Magazine (the publishing house that brings us Le Quotidien del’Art) Art Market Day. This conference looked at several of the ‘hot topics’ of the art world, from different angles. As the programme

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Vastari & DSL Collection Evening in Paris

Vastari & DSL Collection Evening in Paris

It all started with the simple idea of bringing together some collectors and curators to discuss their loan experiences, initially in London… and it ended up becoming a wonderful evening at Sylvain and Dominique Levy’s maison in Paris! Sylvain and Dominique are a very inspiring Paris-based couple, who collect

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The art of temporary exhibitions

The art of temporary exhibitions

Galleries' best way to keep visitors returning and to draw new ones in is to change displays or mount temporary exhibitions. Many galleries are livelier nowadays as more exhibitions and exhibits circulate in tours. It is no small accomplishment. Every exhibition springs from chains and loops of decisions. From the

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Black Light Painting

Black Light Painting

Black Light Art Ultraviolet light is largely employed inthe restoration of ancient paintings. Within the diagnostic methods of examiningthe works under Ultraviolet fluorescence (or black light) is definitely one ofthe most appreciated and popular for its non-invasive nature. The black light-based technique is usedprimarily to investigate the state of deterioration

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"Satisfaction, Mind Pleasure and Soul Elevation:" A Tête à Tête with Pascal Butel

"Satisfaction, Mind Pleasure and Soul Elevation:" A Tête à Tête with Pascal Butel

As one of the most respected collectors of ancient oriental art, Pascal Butel lives and travels between Thailand and France. I spoke to him about his collection, and his family's long-lasting relationship with Asian Art. What is the origin of your collecting passion? My grandparents on my mum's side knew

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The Esoteric in Contemporary Art: A History, A Movement, An Art Scene

The Esoteric in Contemporary Art: A History, A Movement, An Art Scene

In the summer of 2008, an exhibition opened at the Centre Pompidou in France that aimed to ‘look at the way in which art continues to testify the existence of a universe beyond, by taking in the whole history of twentieth-century art”. It was called Traces du Sacré and it

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Building a Long-Term Collecting Strategy, for Passion or Investment

Building a Long-Term Collecting Strategy, for Passion or Investment

For Love, or Money, or Both Why do people collect? Many have asked themselves, and there is no easy answer. The British art historian, author & broadcaster Kenneth Clark —the grand art historical explainer and subject of a recent exhibition at Tate Britain — thought it was analogous to asking why

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The Hague's Pearl: Mauritshuis Reopens

The Hague's Pearl: Mauritshuis Reopens

The Mauritshuis re-opened its doors to the public at the end of June 2014 after a two-year renovation. This museum hosts one of the finest collections of Dutch art from the Golden Age, including masterpieces such as Vermeer’s The Girl with the Pearl Earring, Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson

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Art and the Altered State: Science Correlates with the Sublime

Art and the Altered State: Science Correlates with the Sublime

I stood in front of a work of art that was both unexpected and exceedingly beautiful. It sent me into a trance.  Time ceased.  My body was fixed.  But, my brain was active.  It spoke to me and said,  “I feel happy.” Anonymous Art Lover

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