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Luxury Developers Get Serious About Art

October 17th, 2016|

From perfectly chosen kitchen cabinets and tile work to amenities such as yoga studios and doggie day care, developers are courting discerning buyers and distinguishing themselves in a crowded market through individualized boutique touches. In recent years, this attention to detail has extended to the art featured in new developments. [...]

Six Characteristics of NextGen Art Collectors

June 27th, 2016|

“Collectors aren’t sellers.” It’s long been a maxim that’s defined the philosophical relationship between a collector and their art. This motivation to acquire or commission great works of art has taken many forms since the advent of Renaissance patronage. For the royal courts, it was power and prestige; for the [...]

How And Why You Should Start A Corporate Art Collection

May 24th, 2016|

Businesses who collect or engage with art can improve their corporate culture, add a new dimension to their corporate social responsibility outreach, and significantly enhance their brand image… and provide important support for contemporary artists. Read full article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/shelliekarabell/2016/05/24/how-why-to-start-a-corporate-art-collection/2/#1cbf83cb4c00

How Art Appreciation Improves Quality of Life

February 22nd, 2016|

The language of art, expressed though sounds, colors, shapes, lines, and images, speaks in ways that words cannot. Whether you experience the arts as a creator and artist or as an art lover, you can gain great pleasure and enjoyment from all kinds of arts: music, poetry, visual art, sculpture, [...]

Art works: how art in the office boosts staff productivity

January 21st, 2016|

Contrary to what your boss might say, being distracted at work is not always a bad thing. If the object of your distraction is a work of art, it can actually boost productivity, lower stress and increase wellbeing. This is according to Dr Craig Knight, who has studied the psychology [...]

Interest, prices for South-east Asian art soar: Sotheby’s

December 3rd, 2015|

"South-East Asian art is increasingly becoming an internationalised category and sees increased buying from other parts of Asia as well as from the West. Many of the collectors are from the region, and the rise of South-east Asian art correlates with increased affluence, namely in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and [...]

Prices are up but Singapore art is ‘still undervalued’

November 29th, 2015|

Now, with Singapore art gaining the attention of international collectors, and with local collectors priced out of the China art market turning their sights back home, prices of Singapore art have gone up. Read the full article here: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/prices-are-up-but-spore-art-is-still-undervalued 

How to Talk About Art

September 20th, 2015|

Art can be difficult to comprehend; art is always intended for an audience and there are ways to bridge that understanding. Here’s a guide to help deepen your art experience, or strike a conversation with a fellow event-goer. Read the full article here: http://arthop.co/editorials/how-talk-about-art 

7 simple steps to starting your million dollar art collection on any budget

September 8th, 2015|

Many well known art collectors, with collections now worth millions, all started off the same: with little money but a great desire to collect beautiful art. Here's an article to guide you how you can do the same: http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/09/starting-an-art-collection-on-any-budget/

Art collectors: Singapore is the place to be

August 11th, 2015|

In recent years, Singapore's visual arts scene has seen a transformation not just in terms of the quality and range of exhibitions, but also in the globally mobile, younger collectors joining the ranks of more established ones. The island's strategic location allows art collectors to travel with ease and gives [...]