US artists that use drones told they could soon be breaking the law
US artists may have less than a year to freely use drones in their work. The Federal Aviation Administration is working on new regulations which will restrict the use of drones. Many artists use drones to get spectacular aerial shots. To read […]
Sleeper Constable sketch which sold for ¬£3,500 back on the market with $2m – $3m estimate
A sketch which recently sold for ¬£3,500 was later confirmed as one of John Constables works. It will be auctioned at Sotheby’s for an estimated $2-$3m. To read the full story click ¬†here.
French government reduces VAT rate on art by 4.5%
France’s Senate have passed a bill to reduce the VAT rate on direct sales by French based artists from 10% to 5.5%. The new rate of VAT is effective from 1st January 2015. To read the full story click here.
Predictions for the Art Market 2015
2014 was a roaring success for the art trade. To read the predictions for 2015 click here.
Is Tracy Emin’s ¬£2.5million bed built on lies
A leading expert has cast doubt as to whether Tracy Emin ever slept in the chaotic bed […]
Private bank opens new museum in Shanghai
Privately owned Minsheng Banking Corporation have opened their second contemporary art museum in Shanghai. The museum was designed by Jacques Ferrier. To read the full story click here.
C√©zanne painting sells for $100 million
A Paul¬†C√©zanne oil painting has sold […]
Police killings spark a resurgence in political art
The recent deaths of the ¬†two unarmed black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner, has prompted a response from a number of ¬†artists across America. Some of the works created in the aftermath of the mens death are already beings exhibited in prestigious galleries across the country. […]
Uzbek Museum Sold Artworks and Replaced them with Copies
Three employees from Uzbekistan’s top museum have been jailed for selling original paintings by artists such as Alexander Nikolayev and replacing them with copies. The paintings were sold unidentified clients for as little as $100. To read the full story click
Fire Sweeps Through the Galerie Canesso
A fire broke out at ¬†the Parisian Galerie Canesso due to an electrical fault. The unfortunate incident took place on Sunday, 7 December. No paintings were damaged although there has been extensive damage to the walls of the building. To read the full story click
ArtCenter South Florida to Invest in New Residency Programme
ArtCentre South Florida have announced their plans to create one of “the top ten artist residency programmes in the world”. Maria del Valle, executive director, says a total of $88m will be invested in both a new building and the residency programme. To read the full […]
Thursday, December 4th saw Agora Gallery’s¬†final¬†opening reception of the 2014 season. Looking back, we’ve had a great number of noteworthy exhibitions, from solos to collectives, 2-D and 3-D art, holograms, fingerprint painting, and more. It’s been a truly great year for the artists who have graced our walls […]