In late January, London’s Coningsby Gallery featured the exhibition “Migrant’s Altar. Farewell” by the contemporary multi-disciplinary artist and artivist from Belarus Maria Gvardeitseva. The exhibition became a strong and resonating statement of the artist, concerning the range of topics that are beyond “nice” and “decorative” in art and society. In this dramatic emotional immersion through powerful art pieces, Maria Gvardeitseva raised topics of self-identification, civil expression, women’s perspectives, and immigration issues. The artist showed intimate treasures traveling with her in a search for a homeland, like thousands of exiles all over the world today.
According to the Fine Art Expert Institute, up to 50 percent of all artworks on the market are either forged or misattributed. This shocking statistic basically means that the chance that you can encounter a phony painting is tremendously high. It’s even hard to imagine how many people become victims of shady dealers who sell them fake art. While the whole situation is definitely a central problem for every single collector, there is an even more serious global influence that the fake oil paintings production invokes. It is too elusive to put under the microscope, and still, we can distinguish the hidden dangers that are lurking in the shadow of the industry.
Did you know that collecting fine art can become an addition? And like any other obsession, it is difficult to break a habit when you are already addicted to the aesthetics. In reality, though, it is not only hard to get possessed by the charms of canvases and sculptures, it is also sometimes even impossible to be an art collector for a long period of time. So, yes, it is hardly a successful addiction if you can say so. However, there is a good chance you might want to start your own collection in 2022-2023, and here is what you need to know to hit the ground running.
The role of an art advisor is to transfer profound and relevant knowledge to the clients. Whether the latter want to start an art collection, sell artworks, invest in the business, or ship their valuable pieces to another place, advisors are the walking manuals with all the necessary information you need. However, even the brightest and most experienced assistant will not be able to help you if you don’t know how to communicate your thoughts. Below, you will find some simple and smart tips that will help you find the right balance in conversation with specialists.