Art collecting

 
A beginner’s guide to Art Fair Week
A beginner’s guide to Art Fair Week
A lot is happening in Johannesburg’s contemporary art scene this week. So I went around the newsroom answering questions that can help guide you...
Creating black art collectors
Creating black art collectors
According to the 2018...
Art ‘doesn’t give a shit’ about price
Art ‘doesn’t give a shit’ about price
The Price of Everything is an engaging behind-the-scenes look at the contemporary art world that features the artists, buyers, auctioneers, dealers and curators. But be careful not to let the title of Academy award nominee Nathaniel Kahn’s documentary mislead you....
From Hirst to last in chic circles
From Hirst to last in chic circles
The Map and the ­Territory, the latest novel by the mordant French satirist Michel Houellebecq, opens with a description of a painting...
The hideousness of the art world
The hideousness of the art world
Being an art buyer these days is comprehensively and indisputably vulgar. It is the sport of the eurotrashy, hedge-fundy Hamptonites; of trendy...
Sensuous art of winemaking
Sensuous art of winemaking
Winemakers are usually a tough agricultural species aligning their skills with soil and sun. Just occasionally one or two will mutter about...
'Through Feni I examine myself'
'Through Feni I examine myself'
When Professor Pitika Ntuli -- intellectual, cultural activist, artist and art collector -- emerges from behind the creaking green electric gates...
Buying for the love of it
Buying for the love of it
An artist friend was deeply insulted when a prospective buyer -- admiring one of her works -- asked if she couldn't perhaps do another one: but...

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