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Everything you ever wanted to know about the art market but didn't know who to ask

8 December 2017
Special Issue: Miami Basel

Cracking the Crab—and the Code

Tips for Art Basel Miami Beach


By Allan Schwartzman, co-founder of AAP & chairman of Sotheby's Global Fine Arts

Loose Money What some find distasteful about Art Basel in Miami Beach is also the reason this fair is successful. It benefits from being in tropical environment that is easy for Americans to get to and is a magnet for Europeans (who feel like they’re on holiday a couple of weeks before they will be on holiday). The smell of money drips from the air, like sex. Works of art that have sat unsold for most of the year will this week find happy buyers (sometimes even to the same people who turned the works down before).  Day One Don’t rush to the...

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Cracking the Crab—and the Code

Highlights from Miami

Our Favorite Works of Art

By Allan Schwartzman, Ivy Shapiro, and Charlotte Burns

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Market Report

What Happened on the Fair Floor

By Charlotte Burns

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Cosmic Curves

Important Abstract Artists from Latin America (Whose Work You May Not Know)

By Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro

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The Skin We’re In

Slideshow: Flesh in Art

By the AAP team

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Dark ‘n’ Stormy

Artoon

By Pablo Helguera

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Art Agency, Partners is a bespoke art advisory firm founded in 2014, and built upon decades of combined experience, to provide counsel to many of the world's leading art collectors and institutions on collection assessment and development, estate planning, and innovative approaches to museum giving and growth.

Editor Charlotte Burns