ANALYSIS FOR COLLECTORS

Zeitgeist: Art in Odd Places

We’ll show what we like, where we want.

Cultural Capital: Is connoisseurship dead?

Who has the courage to be a connoisseur these days, what with legal threats over authenticity assessments that in themselves can cost millions to defend? And if the role of the connoisseur is indeed finished, who will be the ultimate determiner of the value and importance of art works? And does that even matter anymore?

Money Sullies Art: Taking a Knife to Art

Fractionalism is reported to be taking the art market by storm, but do you really want piece of that pie?

Behind the Scenes: Hard Done

The world’s mega galleries unashamedly poach artists from smaller galleries. It doesn’t seem fair to the galleries that have done the hard yards in discovering the artist and supporting their early, often lossmaking exhibitions. Or is that just the game we’re playing?

With All Due Respect: Money Mad

The idea of art as investment is not new, but is it time for the artworld to reckon with its continuing illusions of virtue?

Cultural Capital: Portrait of a Perfect Collector

From the very first purchase through to the formation of a contemporary art collection, five leading dealers tell Elizabeth Fortescue the things they believe make up the mindset of the perfect collector.

Cultural Capital: How Curators Make Prestige

New York artworld sociologist Hannah Wohl examines the role of curators in the contemporary art ecosystem, and decides that they are the highest status gatekeepers.

Behind the Scenes: The I in Collective

The first question still asked about an artwork is “Who made it?”. This needs reconsideration.

Agenda: Fare is Fair

When an artwork is sold what’s the revenue split between the gallery and the artist, and is it fair?

Lifecycle: Nature and Nurture

Artist-Run-Initiatives serve as incubators for artists as well as young curators and collectors, but however long you’ve been collecting, it’s important to include a few among your regular gallery visits.

Money Sullies Art: Hungry Art Student Eats Banana Artwork

When a public encounter with art results in damage to the work, intended or not, it’s almost always a source of amusement. And the resulting media reports invariably include the price of the work, to emphasise art’s ridiculous precarious preciousness.

Art Fairs: With Covid shackles almost a distant memory…

The art fairs you should pay attention to in the upcoming quarter.

Art World Problems: Go West Young Man

Amidst factors contributing to the contemporary art scene revival happening in Perth right now, its advantage of proximity to thriving Asian art capitals will in one stroke solve the problem of its isolation from other Australian capital cities.

Money Sullies Art: A Dealer’s Domain

What collectors should know about how economic disinterestedness is performed by contemporary art galleries.

Sign Me Up: The Unexpected Pleasures of an Art Buying Collective

Sometimes, we don’t just see the art on our walls, but also the story within it.

Zeitgeist: Serious Gaming

The art world issues influencing our times.

COLLECTOR PROFILES

Collector Profile: Matthias Arndt

April 15, 2024/by Erin Irwin

Collector Profile: Graeme and Mabie Briggs

March 14, 2024/by Erin Irwin

Collector Profile: Andrew Martin

February 27, 2024/by Erin Irwin

Remarkable Collectors: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia

March 29, 2023/by Erin Irwin

Remarkable Collectors: Norman Rosenblatt

February 7, 2023/by Erin Irwin

Collector Profile: A Rather Special Story

February 2, 2022/by Rosy Leake

Collector Profile: Ron and George Adams

October 27, 2021/by Rosy Leake

Collector Profile: Irene Sutton

April 9, 2021/by Rosy Leake

Collector Profile: Andy Penn and Kallie Blauhorn

October 8, 2020/by Rosy Leake

Collector Profile: Rose and John Dunn

July 17, 2020/by Rosy Leake

Collector Profile: Gene and Brian Sherman

December 18, 2019/by Camilla Wagstaff

Collector Profile: Sue Cato

September 27, 2019/by Rosy Leake

Collector Profile: Lindsay Clement-Meehan

June 28, 2019/by Rosy Leake

Collector Profile: Lorraine Tarabay & Nick Langley

March 20, 2019/by Rosy Leake

Collector Profile: Sandra Powell & Andrew King

March 20, 2019/by Rosy Leake

Collector Profile: James Emmett and Peter Wilson

February 13, 2019/by acmag2019

Collector Profile: Karina Harris and Neil Hobbs

October 2, 2018/by Camilla Wagstaff

Collector Profile: Arthur Roe

April 2, 2018/by Camilla Wagstaff

Collector Profile: Alan Gibbs

March 17, 2018/by Camilla Wagstaff

Collector Profile: Teresa & Andre Biet

February 2, 2018/by Camilla Wagstaff

Collector Profile: Brian Tucker

November 2, 2017/by Camilla Wagstaff

Collector Profile: Alan Pigott and Alan Conder

September 2, 2017/by Camilla Wagstaff

Collector Profile: Ginny Green

April 2, 2017/by Camilla Wagstaff

Collector Profile: Sonja and Glenn Hawkins

October 2, 2016/by Camilla Wagstaff

Collector Profile: Charles and Leah Justin

July 2, 2016/by Camilla Wagstaff

Collector Profile: Olivier Varenne

April 2, 2016/by Camilla Wagstaff

Collector Profile: Steve Shane

October 16, 2015/by Camilla Wagstaff

Collector Profile: Stephanie Simon and Andrew Hale

July 16, 2015/by Rosy Leake

Collector Profile: Simon Mordant

June 11, 2015/by Rosy Leake

Collector Profile: Clinton Bradley

April 11, 2015/by Rosy Leake

Collector Profile: Max and Gabby Germanos

October 30, 2014/by Rosy Leake

Collector Profile: James Roland and Becky Sparks

August 16, 2014/by Rosy Leake

Collector Profile: Judith Neilson

June 30, 2014/by Rosy Leake

Collector Profile: Ten Cubed

October 25, 2013/by Rosy Leake

Collector Profile: Simon and Catriona Mordant

October 2, 2008/by Rosy Leake