1 June 2018

Barnebys' Report: ‘Tomorrow –The View from Today’

Watches and jewellery are two of the fastest growing categories when the auction market takes over from peer-to-peer platforms. Over 45s dominate the global auction market, and are migrating to mobile as the market grows and finds new gold mines.

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24 May 2018

Exciting satellite fairs for Art Basel 2018

Art Basel is more than one mammoth fair: check out the off fairs!

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24 May 2018

Art Basel is back

It’s the Mecca of the art market: Art Basel is back in its hometown 14-17 June.

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21 May 2018

Exciting times for the photography collector!

The market for photography is an exciting one, and now is the time to get involved.

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22 March 2018

Omega: a Cultural Icon

Only one watch brand can claim to be the last word in pop culture: Omega. Founded in 1903, this Swiss company has proved time and again to be a favorite among movie stars, rock stars, political stars, sports stars – even people who travel among the stars.

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5 April 2018

Picasso, the universal artist

If the Renaissance had its universal genius, in the person of Leonardo da Vinci, then so too did the 20th century, called Pablo Picasso.

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4 May 2018

Warhol, the Pope of Pop still on top

It’s an understatement to say that Andy Warhol’s works sparked controversy. In the same way that Duchamp’s urinal and other Dada or surrealist installations, presented as artworks, provoked some to cry foul while others applauded the arrival of contemporary art, Warhol divided the public.

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19 April 2018

Tiffany, the King of Diamonds

Diamonds are eternal, and welcome at any time of the day, even – or maybe especially – at breakfast. Film director Blake Edwards knew this for a fact when he immortalised Audrey Hepburn in a black Givenchy dress, lingering in front of the jewellery store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

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20 April 2018

Miró more than mirrored modernity

Joan Miró was born in Barcelona on April 20th, 1893. But it wasn’t until 1911, while on vacation with his family in Mont-Roig del Camp, that he decided to become an artist. He later said “Mallorca, Barcelona and Mont-Roig. From this triangle my art was born”. Miró more than mirrored modernity - he helped create it

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20 April 2018

Venini, of glass and light

A native of Cusano, a town near Milan, Paolo Venini envisaged a career as a lawyer until his encounter with Milanese antique dealer Giacomo Cappellin, after World War I, set him on a different path.

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25 April 2018

Lucie Rie or the tea ceremony

Lucie Rie, née Gomperz, was born on 16 March 1902 in Vienna, at that time the capital of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Her father, Dr Benjamin Gomperz, was an adept of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis.

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2 May 2018

Snuff bottles, still up to snuff

During the Qing dynasty, the snuff bottle became a fashion and art in its own right. In the first half of the 18th century, an imperial workshop was even dedicated to making these items. To rephrase French writer Charles Baudelaire who suggested that the bottle didn’t matter so much as drunkenness, here, the opposite applied: drunkenness didn’t matter so much as the bottle…

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22 March 2018

Art Deco: The Great Celebration

Art Deco is back in a big way. So let's check out why this era of decadence, hedonism and glamour has returned in the 21st century.

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30 April 2018

You can count on headlines

Nude Parisians are becoming a more and more common sight in the streets of the French art capital. Last year a restaurant, as well as a park was devoted to naked people. The Paris Naturist Association has now succeeded in arranging a show for their members at one of Paris' notable museums. Everyone is welcome - as long as you undress.

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2 May 2018

Was 2017 a good year for the online art market?

For the fifth consecutive year, insurance company Hiscox releases a comprehensive report of the online art market. This year’s document is packed with useful insights… and a few surprises.

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4 April 2018

British museums on the decline

The Art Newspaper annual museum survey is out. It is packed with quite some insightful information about art institutions economy, marketing and general evolution.

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21 March 2018

Figures time!

It’s the favourite time of the year for journalists covering the market. Why? Because this is the time when Ireland’s Clare McAndrew, the queen of the art world’s economists, delivers a whole new set of figures.

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7 April 2017

Barnebys Online Auction Report: 15 Designated Designers - Trends and Insights

In Barnebys 2017 Online Auction Report: 15 Designated Designers - Trends and Insights, we focus on the development of the global market for fifteen of the most sought after designers of contemporary design.

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21 December 2016

Bowie, Trump, Kahlo and nudes in Hull: The moments that rocked the art world in 2016

2016 was a year that continued to shock, and the art world was no exception. It was a tough one, but we've picked moments that rocked the art world this year.

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