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What's happened in the art market since the 2022 crypto crash?
What’s happened in the art market since the 2022 crypto crash?A panel at The Art Business Conference London offered a broad view on digital advance and its relationship to the Artworld in the post-crash eraBy Riah PryorA panel of leading voices on digital advance led discussion in Westminster earlier this month, as part of the…
Could AI help us better understand the power of art (rather than threaten its existence)?
AI image generated by Dall-ECould AI help us better understand the power of art (rather than threaten its existence)?by Riah PriorIt is not difficult to find concerns over the advance of AI and the art market has been at the forefront of raising alarm, with professionals vocalising potential copyright issues (indeed, Polish artist Greg Rutkkowski…
On (Some of) the History of Digital Art: Origins, the Cybernetic Spirit, and Changing Viewership
By Sophie Cianfarani, Appraisal Intern, Appraisal BureauArt historians hold varied views on the origins of digital art. Roboticists might trace its inception to antiquity, viewing early robots as digital art’s forebears. Some locate digital art’s origin in the 19th century with the jacquard loom’s punch card system, an automated system of control that greatly influenced…
AI Enters Art - a Whole New World, or Is It?
by Caroline TaylorJust when NFTs are starting to settle in and normalize as really just another medium when applied to the context of making art – enter Artificial Intelligence (AI). Is AI the end to art practice as we know it, or has it, on a conceptual level, been here all along?In 2017 I curated…
Summer Book Swap & Exhibition Focus: Seattle
Appraisal Bureau has recently grown with an incoming team of four data scientists and a new Fine Art intern with a particular Art History degree focus on the History of Digital Art. Each team member is selected for their specific knowledge and skill sets, covering everything from Abstract Expressionism to Artificial Intelligence. Kicking off our…
The Case for Independent Personal Property Appraisers
by Caroline Taylor, Founder & CEO, Appraisal BureauThe field of independent appraising exists to provide a neutral and unbiased opinion of value. The use cases include insurance, collateral loan, charitable donation (IRS income tax deduction) – the appraisal is the basis for the underlying financial liability or obligation. Qualified Appraisers adhere to the ethics and…
Breaking down Fractionalized Ownership of Art
Last week was a very eventful one in the art world. Art Basel opened on its home turf in Switzerland, with over 200 galleries presenting works by top international artists (we’ve highlighted a few selections here). Back in the US, and Web3, in a white-glove auction of digital art from the seized 3AC collection, Sotheby’s sold…
Demystifying Art Finance: An interview with Rebecca Fine at Athena Art Finance
Managing Director of Athena Art Finance, Rebecca Fine, speaks to art market journalist Riah Pryor, about the art financing landscape today.Starting with the basics, can you introduce us to Athena Fine art a little?Of course, so Athena Art Finance, is a dedicated specialty independent art lending business founded in 2015 to focus on loans collateralized…
Art Basel 2023 Selections
On the occasion of the opening of Art Basel 2023 on home turf in Basel. Switzerland, we’ve selected a few highlights from various booths. Founded in 1970, Art Basel is the international art world’s preeminent fair. Over 2,000 top galleries present their most significant artists and artworks to an audience of top collectors, museums and…
Caroline Taylor speaks at Armory Live, 'Art in the Age of the Metaverse'
Moderated by Andrew Goldstein, Editor-in-Chief of Artnet News, Caroline Taylor, Founder & CEO of Appraisal Bureau spoke alongside Jeanne Anderson, Co-Founder & CEO of Danvas, and Pablo Rodriguez-Fraile, Founder of RF.C Collection and Co-Founder of Aorist. The panel, in partnership with Talking Galleries, was part of Armory Live and the Armory Show, New York City,…