“Secretive”, “opaque”, “unscrupulous”, “shady” and “tailor-made for money laundering” are just some of the ways in which the art market is described in the press. … Read More »The Art Market is Susceptible to Whistleblower Claims. Is it Paying Attention?
On 4 December 2014, Larry Gagosian won a protracted, hostile, and expensive court battle against his long-time friend and client Ronald Perelman. The dispute arose… Read More »When it comes to business, a longstanding friendship will not save the day
Off-Premises Sales: the Consumer Goes on an Excursion… At the Art Business Conference last September organised in London by Art Market Minds, a delegate asked… Read More »The pitfalls of selling art to consumers – Three short stories
New regulations aimed at protecting consumers come into force in the UK on 13 June 2014. The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations… Read More »The impact of new consumer protection on dealer and gallery sales
As part of the broader EU reform of consumer protection, the UK has implemented a number of legislative changes substantially strengthening consumer rights. One of… Read More »The new UK payment surcharges regulations and their effect on art market transactions