Love & Money

There has been an unprecedented amount of media coverage of Banksy’s Girl with Balloon (2006) shredding incident since it took place at Sotheby’s London’s evening sale of contemporary art on 5 October …

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Reputation: Art & Artists 

Last month’s column explored the fragility of the public reputation of art business professionals in the digital age, highlighting how traditional laws of defamation are invariably unfit for the purpo …

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Reputation

‘It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.’ As legendary business magnate Warren Buffet says, reputation is hard-won y …

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Fair Deals           

Cultural tourism is a rapidly growing sector of the broader tourism market and has become a thriving worldwide business. A key component of this expanding trade is art tourism that has significantly c …

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Conservation Questions

Ethical practices of art conservation have become a renewed subject of debate following publication of a pre-conservation image of Salvator Mundi, c1500, which was recently attributed to Leonardo da V …

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Digital Drivers

Sales of contemporary art have increased exponentially since the global economic downturn around 2009. Recent professional art market research shows that post-war and contemporary art sales account fo …

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The ICOM Code

A new series of professional development courses aimed at mid-career curators and museum professionals was recently launched by Whitechapel Gallery in partnership with the Art Fund. Under the portfoli …

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When Collaborators Turn

Marina Abramović is being sued for breach of contract by her former artistic collaborator Ulay over works they jointly created when working and living together in Amsterdam for a dozen years: Relation …

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Moral Lights

Appropriation – without a capital ‘a’ – of images by artists has been common practice throughout art history. Artists whose images are appropriated can and do use national and international copyright …

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Film and Video

The Whitechapel Gallery’s current survey show ‘Electronic Superhighway 2016-1966’, is a reflection of the extent to which digital media are now being used by increasing numbers of visual artists, espe …

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