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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Conservation

Deterioration and degradation of contemporary art increasingly concerns specialists in the field of conservation and restoration. Such experts are being asked for advice and assistance from key actors …

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Taking Care of Business

Damien Hirst’s autobiography will be published by Viking Penguin in Autumn 2015. When recently announcing the deal, the publishers promised that Hirst will ‘lay bare the modern art world’. The book wi …

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