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January 22, 2018

In the second of a two-part special on passion investing, Lowrie Robertson, a paralegal in the Art Law Group at Slaughter and May, studies the surprising number of hidden costs involved in passion investments, which can prove a pitfall for the unwary investor. 

In the second of a two-part special on passion investing, Lowrie Robertson, a paralegal in the Art Law Group at Slaughter and May, studies the surprising number of hidden costs involved in passion investments, which can prove a pitfall for the unwary investor.

January 15, 2018

In the first of a two-part special on passion investing, Lowrie Robertson, a paralegal in the Art Law Group at Slaughter and May, examines the relationships and responsibilities between investor, broker and seller, and how to conduct due diligence when collecting vintage wine, fine art, luxury properties and classic cars.

In the first of a two-part special on passion investing, Lowrie Robertson, a paralegal in the Art Law Group at Slaughter and May, examines the relationships and responsibilities between investor, broker and seller, and how to conduct due diligence when collecting vintage wine, fine art, luxury properties and classic cars.

October 31, 2016

Bowie/Collector reveals David Bowie’s taste in art was as inquisitive and eclectic as his music. James Beech finds out why families should consider the opportunities for investment at the upcoming unique auction

Bowie/Collector reveals David Bowie’s taste in art was as inquisitive and eclectic as his music. James Beech finds out why families should consider the opportunities for investment at the upcoming unique auction

David Bowie approached death as just another artistic expression of his life.

The Starman’s curation of his own transcendental legacy from beyond the grave should be a guiding light for other ultra-high net worth individuals consumed with protecting their empires once they are gone.

September 27, 2016

With concerns over fraud and ownership, the art world offers myriad pitfalls for the unwary, causing experts to advise bringing in specialists to help ensure that investments do not turn sour.

With concerns over fraud and ownership, the art world offers myriad pitfalls for the unwary, causing experts to advise bringing in specialists to help ensure that investments do not turn sour.  Daniel Bardsley reports

When the painting Judith Beheading Holofernes was presented in public for the first time earlier this year, some hailed it as a lost masterpiece.

April 23, 2015

Online sales look set to cut through the notoriously opaque and traditionally relationship-driven art market, according to a new trade report conducted by research and analysis firm ArtTactic.

Online sales look set to cut through the notoriously opaque and traditionally relationship-driven art market, according to a new trade report conducted by research and analysis firm ArtTactic.

The Online Art Trade Report 2015 found the online market grew 68% to an estimated $2.64 billion in 2014, and the majority of buyers were motivated by potential investment returns on their purchase.

December 3, 2014

The French businesswoman who has headed the Pinault family’s investments for the last 25 years has been appointed chief executive of auction house Christie’s, which is wholly owned by the family.

The French businesswoman who has headed the Pinault family’s investments for the last 25 years has been appointed chief executive of auction house Christie’s, which is wholly owned by the family.

Patricia Barbizet will replace Steven Murphy as chief executive, following his surprise departure announced this week by Christie’s and effective from the year’s end.

April 30, 2014

Whether it’s a commercial art fair or a thought-provoking biennale, art events around the world provide a buzzing mix of glitz and culture. CampdenFB takes a look at the festivals to add to your art calendar

April 3, 2014

Forget attending packed auctions and phone bids, buying a top-end collectible is now just a click away. 

In December of 2012 Edward Hopper’s painting October on Cape Cod (pictured, below right) was sold at auction by Christie’s for $9.6 million (€7.1 million). Nothing unusual about that, you might say. But the buyer wasn’t in the room, and not even on the end of a phone, but watching the auction live through an online stream. That is, so far, the most that anybody has paid for a painting while bidding over the internet.

February 13, 2014

A self-titled foundation established to leave a legacy in the world used to be the prerogative of the very wealthy, but increasingly philanthropists are abandoning their vanities in favour of high-impact spend-out models for their trusts. CampdenFB reports

The study of philanthropy is an imprecise science and there is no formula that can predict why a wealthy individual would decide to give and to which causes, much less why they would decide it’s time to stop.

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