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Ideas and artists for investment collections on the YouTube channel ArtSale Auction

We are launching two new series of programs for investors and collectors on the YouTube channel ArtSale Auction: “Ideas for an investment collection” and “Artists for an investment collection”

Learn to collect art on ArtSale Auction youtube channel has published the first editions of the video course “Learning to Collect Art”. In order to assemble the first collection of quality paintings and drawings, it is not all necessary to operate with fabulous money. In fact, a small collection can be built for 100,000 rubles. And with a budget of 300,000–500,000 rubles, you can already collect a collection of investment-grade works. However, it's not just about the money, of course.

Learn to invest in art objects on ArtSale Auction youtube channel has published the first editions of the course “Learning to Invest in Art Objects”. Tips are addressed to novice collectors and first-time investors. Is it a good time to buy now? Which artists should you invest in? Where is the best place to buy? The answers to these and other questions are in the new video headings “Learning to Invest in Art Objects” on ArtSale Auction channel.

Updated channel ArtSale Auction. YouTube speaks and shows!

Yes, colleagues. The subscriber counter has exceeded one hundred, which means that we got the right to a separate beautiful address of the informative-entertaining video channel ArtSale Auction, which many of our customers liked.

So, our new address is now this:

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Yes, we are working

You ask — we answer. Yes, we have working “nonworking days”. Yes, everything is as before. We accept paintings, consider, put on online bidding and sell. The courier service will also work (they were given special permission). Therefore, we will do shipments to Russian cities as before. Drop by bidding. And send pictures for consideration to [email protected]

Anatoly Okorokov (1940–1992). An exhibition dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the artist has opened in D-29

March 6, 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the birth of Anatoly Alexandrovich Okorokov (1940–1992). For the author’s anniversary, D-29 art gallery, together with the artist’s family, prepared an exhibition of his paintings, drawings and sculptures. Anatoly Okorokov — a graduate of Surikovka, studied under Zhilinsky and Gritsay, an artist of the Moscow Union of Artists, participated in republican and all-Union exhibitions. Despite the «non-Soviet» optics, obvious sympathy for Fauvism, extravaganza of color, his career has developed quite successfully in the system of official art.

Coronavirus collapses European luxury industry

On Monday, February 24, 2020 (a weekend for Russia), another gloomy news came from Europe. RBC, citing Bloomberg, reported that on this day the European stock market showed the maximum decline since 2016. The companies from the tourism industry and the manufacturers of prestigious consumer goods were especially sagging. In particular, shares of one of the industry leaders — Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) — fell 7.2%.

Artists born in 1974 become champions in market turnover came to this side conclusion when it put things in order in its method of periodization of art. Researchers from the French analytical agency posed the question: “How to objectively define Contemporary Art in 2020?” And the task is quite difficult. Especially when you need to set clear “mathematical”, and not art criticism criteria for working with large amounts of price information.

Auctions and museums break into street fashion

In January, the Sotheby's auction and our Pushkin Museum announced the launch of a fashion collaboration and their own fashion brand. Coincidence? We don’t think so. Sotheby's, in anticipation of a prestigious auction of works by old masters, together with the fashion brand Highsnobiety announced a collection with images of paintings by Renaissance artists.

Why does the ball on “Salvator Mundi” look strange? American programmers answer

The implausible image of a glass globe in Christ’s left hand is far from the only rebuke from those who do not believe in the authenticity of the most expensive painting sold at auction ever. But it’s very painful. A glass or crystal ball (a metaphor for a saved world) on a walnut board for $450,312,500 almost does not refract light. A real ball of this shape would give the effect of a convex lens. A transparent object on the board looks flat. The folds of clothes behind it are not distort.