Art Market: Frieze week 2019

Frieze week 2019 was – surprisingly enough considering the British political crisis – a very fruitful week for the art market.

Together with the two major art fairs, namely Frieze London and Frieze Masters, the three auctions houses (Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Philips) traditionally organise their Post-War and Contemporary Art Sales in the same week.

The auction results, together with the fair’s trends and successes, are leading for what is happening on the art market.

In general, galleries went heavy on painting and domestic-sized work—with a few notable exceptions. The market for African-American artists is still very strong, as well as works by female artists.

At the auction houses, the most interesting results came from the middle, where works by upcoming artists such as Loie Hollowell and Nathaniel Mary Quinn saw record estimates.

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Sharing knowledge

One of the tools we use to give guidance on the art market, is organizing Masterclasses. The classes use a combination of theory and practice and provide a useful guide to buying art. More information about the Masterclasses.

With over thirty years of experience in the art world we have gained a deep understanding of its practices and subtleties, and how to navigate our clients through this elusive world. 

Venice Biennale 2019

Every edition The Art Connector is present at the Venice Biennale. The Biennale is a representation of the current contemporary art scene. You cannot buy at the Biennale, but that does not mean it is not connected to the market. In fact, many gallery owners, who are represented at Art Basel, sponsored the exhibition of their artists in Venice. After all, the price of art is largely determined by the name of the artist and where he exhibits.

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Besides visiting the main exhibitions at The Arsenale and The Giardini, a highlight of our program was our visit to Glasstress, where we were welcomed by the director of Fondazione Berengo. Glasstress is a project to further his mission of marrying contemporary art and glass. Artists of all disciplines from sculptors to musicians have been invited to collaborate with the maestros in creating art in glass.

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In the media

Since its launch in 1978, Tableau Fine Arts Magazine has been a familiar name in the field of the visual arts. The magazine, which is published six times a year, is internationally oriented and is both for art lovers and connaisseurs.

Jeannette has her own column in Tableau Fine Arts Magazine, where she dives into subjects connected with the art market. This edition about the correlations between the exhibitions at the Venice Biennale and the art market.

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