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Adapting to the new normal – challenges for the art market

The opening of a ‘virtual’ Frieze week in London earlier this month was a reminder of both the significant challenges Covid-19 has posed to the art market, and the innovative and creative responses which have emerged. In contrast to the usual spectacle of bustling crowds cramming into marquees in...
Gavel and books, law, divorce

The art of divorce

It is not uncommon for art to feature heavily in dramatic tales of divorce, writes Caroline Holley, partner at London-based law firm Farrer & Co. Last October, The New York Times article ‘Billionaire’s Ugly Divorce Ignites Battle Over Spectacular Art Trove’ described the dispute...

How COVID-19 is accelerating innovation in art

Artist Adia Wahid looks at how COVID-19 is making the art world reach for technology. The digital age has often been criticised of ruining our relationship with art. Galleries overrun with people holding up smartphones, desperately trying to get the perfect shot, have fast...

Online Auctions During COVID-19: A Legal Perspective

Petra Warrington, Hunters Law LLP, looks at selling art during COVID-19Responding to the Government guidance on COVID-19 issued on 23rd March, auction houses throughout the UK have been forced to close their doors. Those auctioneers that are already set up for online bidding, and so able to...

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