Category Archives: Art Collecting Tips

NY Art Fairs: A Feast of Art in March During Armory Show 2013

The Armory Show 2013 New York Art Fair

The scene at The Armory Show 2013 in New York City.

Would you like to see highlights of one of the world’s largest contemporary art fairs?

I am excited to share top picks from my annual pilgrimage in March to New York City for The Armory Show, a massive fair featuring over 210 galleries from 30 countries, plus other art fairs happening in Manhattan during the same time.

It is a weeklong feast of art! Along with The Armory Show, I packed in visits to five other art fairs, including The Art Show of ADAA and Volta NY, attended several special art events and dropped by numerous galleries in NYC.

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Best Art Fairs 2013

The Armory Show in New York A Leading International Art Fair

The Armory Show in New York. Photo by Cheryl Perkey, Perkey Fine Art Advisor.

Where in the world is the best place to see contemporary art? Depends on the month! Throughout the year, major art fairs are staged in various cities around the globe. These fairs give art lovers the chance to see a huge diversity of art, all at one time, all at one place.

I am pleased to give you my recommendations for the top contemporary art fairs in 2013. Mark your calendar!

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Advice for Art Collectors

Tips for how to start an art collection and where to buy art Worth Magazine interviewed art advisor Cheryl Perkey for Ten Questions for Your Art Advisor. The article offers tips for art collectors, such as: How to start collecting art? What is hot right now? Where are the best places to buy art?

Check out the full article at Worth Magazine. Or contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor for advice on collecting art.

Contemporary Art Sales Break Auction Records

Jackson Pollock Painting World Record Auction Price

Jackson Pollock’s Number 4, 1951, sold at Sotheby’s this week for $40.4 million, a record for the artist

The market for contemporary art is on a hot streak, as evidenced by back-to-back record smashing auctions this week at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York.

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale on November 13th reached the highest total of any auction category in Sotheby’s long history, raking in over $375 million (beating the firm’s previous record of $362 million set at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale in May 2008). World record auction prices were attained for five artists: Hans Hofmann, Arshile Gorky, Robert Motherwell, Wade Guyton and Jackson Pollock, with Pollock’s “Number 4, 1951,” selling for $40.4 million. A seminal large-scale 1954 painting by Mark Rothko was the top lot in the auction at $75.1 million.

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Art Platform-Los Angeles Art Fair 2012

Art Platform Los Angeles Art Fair 2012 Come to the international art fair this weekend! With over 80 exhibitors, you can enjoy art from around the world at Art Platform-Los Angeles, a modern and contemporary art fair now in its second year in L.A. It will be held Sept. 28-30 at historic Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, CA.

Also you will have an opportunity to attend various enlightening panel discussions which will be presented at Art Platform each day. Plus check out a number of special exhibitions such as the Art Platform Projection Series which features a number of interactive and generative works by some of today’s most exciting contemporary digital artists seen at key points throughout the venue.

Contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor to receive our picks for the “must see” artworks at Art Platform-Los Angeles.

For more details and admission tickets, visit www.artplatform-losangeles.com. We will be there, and we forward to seeing you!

Who Will Be the Next Most Collectible Artist?

Amanda Ross-Ho at MOCA Pacific Design Center

Amanda Ross-Ho HALF OF WHAT I SAY IS MEANINGLESS, 2008, installation view. Photo Credit: Robert Wedemeyer

Check out predictions by Art+Auction Magazine of 50 artists whose works may have “room to grow aesthetically and rise in terms of monetary value” in the future.

Is your favorite artist in this list? What do you think of the magazine’s picks? Please let us know in the comments or on our website.

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How to Work With an Art Advisor

How to work with an art advisor

Scene at an art fair: Scope 2012 in New York City

How can you benefit from the professional skills of an art advisor? Check out this recent article in Investment Advisor Magazine’s AdvisorOne Newsletter, with an interview of Cheryl Perkey, owner of Perkey Fine Art Advisor.

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Armory Show 2012: Top Picks of the NY Art Fair

The Armory Show New York 2012 Art Fair The contemporary art world converges in New York City this week for the annual Armory Show and other art fairs around Manhattan. I enjoy attending the New York art fairs each year, and here I am again, in search of engaging artworks for my clients.

The 2012 edition of The Armory Show art fair is scaled down in size from previous years, which I found to be a good thing. More meat, less fat!

Check out my art fair photos to experience some of my top picks from the 2012 Armory Show. Like what you see? Feel free to contact me for more infomation.
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