The power of symbolic value

What is the connection between Pope Francis and Rembrandt? Read on…

The wandering art collectors

Don’t you wonder what makes them wander? At least four times a year art collectors flock to the big art fairs – this weekend their private jets are clogging up Miami airport. Why are art fairs so attractive? Read on…

For sale: second hand from a celebrity

Is it worth being a celebrity? Ask Eric Clapton! Yesterday he sold his watch for 3.4 million dollars. Last month Sotheby’s auctioned a painting by Gerhard Richter from his collection. It sold for 34 million dollars. Why do people pay more for objects owned by celebrities?

Museum architecture - on form and content

Nowhere is the connection between art and design more prominent than in the architecture of art museums. The idea of the museum as a secular shrine that attracts art pilgrims is the ethos that justifies the investment of huge sums…

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