The International Art Market Magazine

The International Art Market Magazine

"The art market is a separate entity from the actual creation of art. It has nothing to do with art. It has to do with something else, and I'm not one hundred percent sure what it is."

George Condo in "The Price of Everything"

New Rules

New York Makes the Art Market More Opaque

The rules for art trading are changing, at least in the epicenter of the art market, New York. Shortly before the season's most important auctions, New York's auction houses were caught off guard b...
Is it Art? Is it Commerce?

How Takashi Murakami Gives Depth to the Surface

 One question can never be answered with Takashi Murakami: Is what he produces art or does it only serve commerce? Or is it precisely this ambiguity that constitutes the essence of his art? The ambiguity provides food for an important controversy. For while many people seek the truth and aut...
Speculation About Paris

MCH Group Recovers Slowly

Hardly anyone in the MCH Group will like to think back to 2020. The figures that Art Basel's parent company has now presented for 2012 indicate an upward trend - and yet the question remains as to what strategy the exhibition company intends to pursue in the long term. Better figures than 2021 ...

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Marc Spiegler, Global Director, Art Basel
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