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For Artists: Great Art on the Internet

When you think of looking at art, what do you think about? Visiting museums? Looking through huge dusty books at the library? Visiting a gallery? What about taking a stroll around the internet? The internet is a fabulous place to find new artists and to learn more about the different artistic movements you’ve been interested in. Thanks to the internet, many of today’s up and coming artists are able to showcase their work to millions of viewers and really make a name for themselves, all without the need for fervently hoping that a gallery representative takes an interest in them. There are quite a few places on the internet where you can view fantastic art. Here are a few you…

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Soaring Prices in Europe’s Contemporary Fine Art Market

The South African fine art community of collectors and investors may be a distant hemisphere away from the elite of Europe’s summer worldwide tour that began in Venice Biennale this year. However, analysts predict that the steady upward curve in the world’s fine art market that began in 2002 will continue to push prices through the roof. One of Europe most elite social scenes began their quest from Venice, where fleets of private jets took collectors to the Basel Art exhibitions, following onto Documenta in Kassel and finishing their pursuit by raiding Sothebys in London. Sale of contemporary art works reached unprecedented heights at auction. The event saw Francis Bacon’s self portrait sell for a record $40m, twice its reserve…

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