What does the future hold for the Asian art market? A Q&A with Hong Kong collector Alan Lo on the awakening of the next dormant regional hub – artnet News | Candle Made Easy

What does the future hold for the Asian art market?  A Q&A with Hong Kong collector Alan Lo on the awakening of the next dormant regional hub - artnet News

Asia has long been one of the most lucrative art markets in the world. For years, the art world flocked to Hong Kong, regarded as the shimmering capital of the Asian art market, driven by the “one country, two systems” principle that gave Hong Kong a measure of freedom from the mainland Chinese government. For … Read more

A 54-Year-Old Connecticut History Teacher Just Became One of the Art Market’s Fastest Rising Stars – artnet News | Candle Made Easy

A 54-Year-Old Connecticut History Teacher Just Became One of the Art Market's Fastest Rising Stars - artnet News

Artist Rob Ober is an unlikely rising star. He is 54. He does not have a degree from a reputable art school. Instead, Ober taught American and Soviet history at a preparatory school in rural Connecticut for three decades. And for the last 15 years he has also run a gallery next to the school, … Read more

Forget the Hamptons. Artists, Dealers, and Consultants Gather in New Rural Contemporary Art Center: Maine – artnet News | Candle Made Easy

Forget the Hamptons.  Artists, Dealers, and Consultants Gather in New Rural Contemporary Art Center: Maine - artnet News

The Art Detective is a weekly curtain-raising column by Katya Kazakina for Artnet News Pro Yes, really what’s going on in the art market. One of the main tourist attractions of Thomaston, Maine, an orderly city with white church towers and colonial houses, is a store that sells handicrafts made by the state’s prison inmates. … Read more

Zero Bond is the New York art world’s favorite new private club. That Doesn’t Make It Cool – artnet News | Candle Made Easy

Zero Bond is the New York art world's favorite new private club.  That Doesn't Make It Cool - artnet News

When I first started covering Artnet News’ gossip column, Wet Paint, about a year ago, I took it upon myself to try and attend every Art World party I could. I had a few methods of finding my way in. I usually emailed the right PR (fairly easy), had someone add me as a plus … Read more

These 5 companies rely on fractional ownership of art. We Read the Fine Print to Find Out How Each Deal Actually Works – artnet News | Candle Made Easy

These 5 companies rely on fractional ownership of art.  We Read the Fine Print to Find Out How Each Deal Actually Works - artnet News

A version of this article originally appeared in the Artnet News Pro Spring 2022 Intelligence Report. If investment is your only motivation for buying art, why bother owning it in the first place? This is the unofficial pitch from a spate of new companies using blockchain technology to sell stakes in valuable paintings, NFTs, and … Read more