One accurate cliché of the art world is that nothing matters more than relationships and information. High-end art dealers and auction houses know this better than anyone. How do they acquire these relationships and information?
Everyone loves Rene Magritte, the master of the surrealist image. Maybe the first time you saw something by him was when you noticed a poster of a train engine with a full head of steam inexplicably barreling out from the center of a fireplace in an ordinary living room.
To help their clients understand better how the art market functions and what it means for art collectors, UBS Wealth Management Americas created a 4-part pod cast series based on a recent interview they did with me. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Anthony Pastore, the On-Air Host at UBS.
Art museums in the United States live on the generosity of individuals. Most of the financial support they count on for their annual operating budgets come from individuals, or foundations and trusts set up by them.
More market participants than ever before now use a special tax strategy to help them defer paying capital gains taxes on the purchase and sale of art. This note explains how the tax strategy works and who is eligible to use it.
Art collectors are sometimes willing to share their hard-won wisdom and advice on how to be an effective collector. When I step back from all the conversations I have had over the years with collectors on this topic, seven important themes emerge:
Many people enjoy art, but just how large and significant is the art market?
When Yayoi Kusama moved to the United States in 1957 at the age of twenty-eight, she was an ambitious young artist tired of the conservatism and discrimination she faced in her native Japan.
Art is the ultimate discretionary purchase made by those who have the means and desire to own precious objects. The number of people with the means to acquire art has increased sharply, as has the subset that desires it.