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Art market blog by art investment guru Nicholas Forrest
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Installation, Collaboration, Disruptive Colouration -
2008-06-07 15:54:00
Installation, Collaboration , Disruptive Colouration - Some of the most spectacular and engaging installation artworks that I have seen were created by the Australian collaborators Sean Cordeiro and Claire Healy ( both of whom are attracting significant attention from galleries all over the world. I caught up with Sean and Claire in March at the ...
Investing in Art Market Businesses -
2008-06-05 15:59:00
Investing in Art Market Businesses - Everyone knows that the art market is booming and that the businesses involved with the art market such as art dealers, auction houses, art bankers, art investment funds etc. are raking in the money. So why aren’t more people investing in these companies? The answer is ...
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The 2008 SYDNEY BIENNALE Art Fair -
2008-06-03 15:01:00
The 2008 SYDNEY BIENNALE Art Fair - With the world famous art fair Art Basel opening tomorrow, June 4 2008, there is plenty of speculation about who will be buying what and for how much but I would like to avert your attention for a moment to another major art event that you may not ...
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Affordable Investment Photographs -
2008-06-01 14:10:00
Affordable Investment Photographs - I have become more and more interested in photography both as an artistic medium and as an investment primarily because photography relatively inexpensive compared to other mediums and has excellent investment potential. I used to struggle with fine art photography and often found myself rather bewildered and dissatisfied with many ...
Porn and the Art Market -
2008-05-30 07:09:00
Porn and the Art Market - You have probably all heard or read something about the controversial works of Australian photographer Bill Henson that have been confiscated by police due to the use of naked underage girls in his work. I would not normally get involved in a debate that has already been commented ...
Turkish Artist Volkan Diyaroglu -
2008-05-28 08:31:00
Turkish Artist Volkan Diyaroglu - You may have read one of my previous posts praising the work of Turkish born artist Volkan Diyaroglu who has recently been included in the Saatchi Gallery top ten for the third time and also won the XXXV BANCAJA PAINTING, SCULPTURE AND DIGITAL ART PRIZE!!. Being of Turkish decent means ...
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Absent Data Equals Art Market Fear -
2008-05-26 08:30:00
Absent Data Equals Art Market Fear - If knowledge equals power then knowledge also equals confidence, especially when it comes to making decisions, because being knowledgeable on a certain subject allows one to be confident in the decisions that one makes in relation to that subject. Conversely, a lack of knowledge equals a lack ...
How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!! Update 6 (May 2008) -
2008-05-24 12:26:00
How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!! Update 6 (May 0 - Time for another list of opportunities for artists to promote themselves and for art lovers to check out some talented artists. Artist Rising According to their website, Artist Rising ( invites you to mingle with emerging and established artists from around the world and ...
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War and the Art Market -
2008-05-22 04:17:00
War and the Art Market - As the first major conflict involving the United States after the Cold War, the Persian Gulf War was always going to be an unsettling event for the US. The beginning of the US involvement in the Persian Gulf conflict began in January 17 1991 when coalition forces began ...
Star Photographer Corey Arnold -
2008-05-20 04:54:00
Star Photographer Corey Arnold - If you haven’t heard the name Corey Arnold then you should go and get a pen and some paper and write it down now because this particularly talented photographer is going to be a star. If the name doesn’t ring a bell maybe the face will, that is, unless you ...
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Fake Artist Finally Stopped -
2008-05-18 07:13:00
Fake Artist Finally Stopped - A year or so ago I was made aware of a non-Aboriginal Australian artist who was passing himself off as an Aboriginal Australian artist and making quite a bit of money in the process.   The artist in question was born in Sydney but spent time during his teenags years ...
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My Indian Art Adventure -
2008-05-16 06:06:00
My Indian Art Adventure - Today’s post is going to be a (very welcome) diversion from the time consuming and mind bending series I am doing on the reasons for the art market crash in the early 90’s. I will continue the series with my next post so don’t think that I have ...
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Art Plus Wealthy Egotists Equaled Chaos -
2008-05-14 04:22:00
Art Plus Wealthy Egotists Equaled Chaos - The last post I wrote dealt with the reasons for the beginning art market crash in 1991 in which I said that I would continue with this topic for a few posts. The reason that I have focused so much on the events surrounding the collapse of ...
Crashing the Art Market, Japanese Style -
2008-05-12 04:32:00
Crashing the Art Market , Japanese Style - With all this talk of art market crashes and art market corrections I am surprised that no-one has actually looked at what caused the art market crash that took place around 1991. If all those so called art market analysts and art critics out there actually took ...
The Next Star Artist ? -
2008-05-10 05:07:00
The Next Star Artist ? - With entries for the Next Star Artist competition ( closing on the 23rd of May I thought that I would showcase some of the entrants who have websites where you can view their work. Below are links to the websites of those entrants who included a link to their ...
Fossicking for Profitable Art -
2008-05-08 06:05:00
Fossicking for Profitable Art - Definition of Fossick: Pronunciation: ˈfä-sik Function: verb Etymology: English dialect fossick to ferret out Date: 1852 1.Australian & New Zealand : to search for gold or gemstones typically by picking over abandoned workings 2. chiefly Australian & New Zealand : to search about : rummage Australian & New Zealand : to search for by or as if by rummaging : ferret ...
How to Exploit Dirty Art -
2008-05-06 03:46:00
How to Exploit Dirty Art - In modern society everyone seems to be determined to fit in as much into their day as possible and most people seem to be under the impression that with every single event in their lives, no matter how small, “time is of the essence”. Because of the hectic ...
The Art Auction Roller Coaster -
2008-05-04 07:23:00
The Art Auction Roller Coaster - Here in Australia there have been some rather interesting developments in the art market the most important of which is the closure of two long established auction houses. Now before you start jumping to conclusions about the state of the whole art market there are a some ...
Buying Art Through an Artist’s Blog -
2008-05-02 05:29:00
Buying Art Through an Artist’s Blog - Buying art online is often made more difficult by the inability to interact with the artist and experience their perosnality, practices and procedures. For me one of the most interesting and exciting aspects of being involved in art is going beyond the artwork it’s self and getting to ...
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Regulating the Art Market -
2008-04-30 05:33:00
Regulating the Art Market - The art market is generally considered to be an unregulated market which basically means that it is not controlled or governed according to rule or principle or law. Another term for an unregulated market is a free market the definition of which is, according to the Farlex financial dictionary, ...
Using Logic to Beat the Art Market -
2008-04-28 04:24:00
Using Logic to Beat the Art Market - Making predictions regarding the art market or the value of an artist’s work is always going to be a difficult task but there are certain instances where one can make an educated guess based on common sense, logic and historical data. By analysing artist’s careers, ...
Changes to Next Star Artist Competition -
2008-04-25 17:07:00
Changes to Next Star Artist Competition - As the Next Star Artist competition ( is an entirely new concept there were bound to be some areas that needed tweaking. The first change is the removal of the condition of entry that the winner of the competition must donate an artwork to the art ...
Proof That Art Investment Rocks !! -
2008-04-23 15:29:00
Proof That Art Investment Rocks !! - Just in case you had any doubts that the art market is as strong as ever I have included a list of seven newspaper articles all of which appeared within two days of each other (April 21-23). The common theme is the increased number of investors moving away ...
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Top Ten Artists From Saatchi Online Gallery -
2008-04-21 15:55:00
Top Ten Artists from Saatchi Online Gallery - I was recently given another opportunity to choose ten artists from the 70,000 or so artists registered at the Saatchi Online Gallery to be featured in the Saatchi Gallery Magazine as well as choose one artist to be the Saatchi Online Critic’s choice. Take particular note ...
Exciting Online Art Auction News -
2008-04-19 16:09:00
Exciting Online Art Auction News - Amongst the plethora of emails that I received in my inbox this week were some rather interesting press releases announcing various developments in the cut throat world of online art sales. Firstly, Ebay has announced that they will stop offering the live auctions service which is used mostly by ...
Picasso Gets the Chop !! -
2008-04-17 04:29:00
Picasso Gets the Chop !! - Over the years there have been some desperate attempts to make money from an artist’s fame and reputation but a particular incident that occurred way back in 1986 would have to be one of the most appalling. In 1986 an Australian mail order company called Subdivision Art purchased ...
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Buying Affordable Art Online No. 9 -
2008-04-15 03:43:00
Buying Affordable Art Online 9 - If you have a spare $175 then you just qualified to become an art investor.  The awesome people at the Humble Arts Foundation have just released a limited edition print of the photograph “Pink Dots” by the up and coming photographer Grant Willing.  Grant’s work is currently being exhibited ...
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Art Market Vultures Descend -
2008-04-13 04:19:00
Art Market Vultures Descend - The ability of an art dealer to profit from the sale of an artist’s work is a privilege, not a right, yet many dealers seem to conduct their business on the assumption that an artist should be grateful that they are getting any money for their work at all.  Unfortunately, ...
Art Market Malarkey -
2008-04-11 03:16:00
Art Market Malarkey - One of the reason that I am becoming increasing sceptical about the possibility of an art market correction is primarily because of the increasing number of emerging art markets being “discovered” on a regular basis. The latest country to be targeted by investors is Indonesia where dealers are struggling to ...
Art Market Correction Preparation -
2008-04-09 02:29:00
Art Market Correction Preparation - First of all I am not saying that an art market correction will happen, in fact my doubts are increasing as to whether a market wide correction can occur, but it is still important for investors to keep in mind that an art market correction at some level is a ...
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