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The primary and secondary art market in a nutshell

You may have heard people talk about the primary and secondary art market. MyArtBroker, for example operates in the secondary market, which essentially means the art piece has already been sold, at least once. This week, we’ll be looking at intracies of these markets and how to make it work for your collection! The Primary […]

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Celebrity art & the modern day muse

In our age of celebrity, some images are so strong they’ve become like modern deities. Fans idolise these stars, projecting their hopes and fantasies onto their iconic faces. Many artists play with these complex layers of meaning: celebrity, beauty, exploitation, commercialization, authenticity… Here’s a few who top the list of modern-day muses: Marilyn Monroe Eve […]

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An Unseen Picasso

Profile of a Woman with Blue Hair from November 1938 is displayed in Las Vegas for the very first time this July. The oil on canvas portrait by Pablo Picasso, which features Dora Maar, one of his lovers, has never been seen by the public before and has been donated by the Picasso family estate. In […]

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What do David Bowie, Beyoncé and Prince Charles have in common?

They’re all accomplished painters! As the boundaries between ‘high’ art and entertainment blur, it follows that entertainers are crossing over into the art world. And why not? Why should creative energies be confined to just one medium? Here’s a handful of celebrities who know how to wield a paintbrush or camera. Collector-wise, their works are […]

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Celebrity Art

As Warhol said, will we all be world-famous for 15 minutes? We are obsessed with celebrity – from Kim Kardashian, to Barack Obama, David Beckham to Caitlyn Jenner. This new elite dominates the popular imagination and their images fill our tabloid press, and are creeping into the worlds of street art, and ‘high’ art. But […]

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Five things you should know about David Hockney

David Hockney turns 78 years old this week, as one of the most important British artists of the 20th century, we’re celebrating with some facts about the man himself! 1. At school, he failed exams deliberately Hockney says he knew from a very young age that he wanted to be an artist, but he also […]

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Five Things You Should Know About Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall, born on this day in 1887 and known as the ‘artist of love and dreams’, Chagall flirted with various artistic styles and experimented with painting, illustrations, prints, ceramics and tapestry. His highly personal style of modern art is instantly recognizable and inimitable, but the themes explored through his work, love, loss, joy, memory and […]

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Five things you need to know about Frida Kahlo

On this day in 1907, Frida Kahlo was born in Mexico City. Known for her striking self-portraits, Kahlo was the original master of the ‘selfie’. Her portraits give you a glimpse into Kahlo’s reality and into her subconscious – often she is staring blankly out from the canvas surrounded by surreal, exotic or curious props […]

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‘Must Have’ American Artists

This weekend will see July 4th celebrations across the U.S. of A, so all week we’re exploring the American art market – check out our other posts on the Top 5 American Artists to See and the lowdown on the market as a whole. Here’s four of our all-time most collectible artists from Stateside who […]

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