Archive for the art collecting Tag

News: Private Collection of Vintage Photography on view in Toronto

One of Canada’s most important collections of vintage and modern photography will go on view at the University of Toronto Art Centre in the new year. Peter Henry Emerson. A Stiff Pull, ca. 1886, photomechanical process, photogravure. Image:utac.utoronto.ca The Malcolmson Collection, which I can tell you is a spectacular, very special selection of rare photographs,  is comprised of work dating
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Artbomb! Buy what YOU love.

ATTENTION ARTISTS: I’m thrilled to announce that I’m looking for artists for a brand new art project that I’m involved with. It’s called Artbomb and it’s a daily online art auction delivered to your inbox. Patrick Hughes, Colour Process, 1984. Image: wonderboygraphics.com I have one of these prints for sale, incidentally. Here’s how it works. People subscribe for free and
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VoCA Featured in ELLE Magazine!

I’m happy to report that VoCA is featured in this month’s issue of ELLE Canada. The article on art collecting, subtitled ‘How to turn your living room into un petit Louvre’, is by Katie Addleman. The March issue of ELLE Canada. Image: hotmags.net In the article, she says: “A better bet is to spend on the established by still young:
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The Art Market: Explained

I came across a funny, smart article called “A guide to the market oligopoly system”, which is a piece by Felix Salmon that uses a drawing by the artist William Powhida to deconstruct the complexities of the American art market. William Powhida, A Guide to the Market Oligopoly System. Image: reuters.com It makes interesting reading, particularly the part of the
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Herb and Dorothy’s Collection at the Albright Knox

You may remember, if you’re in Toronto, or Calgary, that the Canadian Art Foundation screened the excellent documentary, Herb and Dorothy, at last year’s Reel Artists Film Festival. Megumi Sasaki’s touching documentary, Herb and Dorothy. Image: now-movies.com The film tells the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of
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Art Advisors: Where we are Headed

Four top art advisors hold a round table discussion to flesh out exactly how the recession is changing today’s art landscape: Art + Auction’s roundtable discussion. Image: artinfo.com ON ART ADVISORS: “Most people who do this are gatekeepers. They know rich people, they have some access to art, and they provide people who may be interested in collecting art with
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The New Art Buyers?

“When the empires fall — Roman, Greek — all that is left is the art.” The Mugrabi family, from left: Alberto, David and the patriach, Jose. Image: nytimes.com As private dealers, the Mugrabi (family) do not own a gallery or represent artists. They buy or sell works in about 100 art auctions annually, nearly one every three days (sometimes, with
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A collector: Harald Falckenberg

“Art originates out of a diversity of opinions. The gallery owners are biased. And that’s why they are bad witnesses from the start. Also the art collector is biased. Because he defends his own preferences. And thus he is a bad witness. Art is rather determined by neutral positions. From critics, from museums, from curators. These are the people that
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