Category: Investigations

Latest Investigations by The World Art News journalists into the intriguing World of Art, Antiques, and Collectibles

Are OVRs The Future of Art Sales?

Modern advancements in digital and online technology are changing the art market. Online events are becoming more popular than ever as they can be accessed by anyone from anywhere. By simply opening a screen, people are able to instantly access desired products and services from all around the world, which makes it easier than ever to engage with your artistic interests.

The art market is no exception to this trend. Over the past few years it has been strengthening its online presence, and despite an overall decline in sales, the online trade is actually at a record high, doubling in value from two years ago. It is therefore reasonable to expect further substantial growth in this sector.

At the heart of this online art world are OVRs.

Millennials And Their Role In The Modern Art Market

When it comes to the modern art world, millennials have played a crucial role in the recent years.

After the pandemic, they tremendously helped the art market to recover from countless museum, gallery, and exhibition closures.

A report from Art Basel-UBS states that in the first half of 2021, millennials spent the most on art, helping to boost the much needed recovery of the market.

Sales were also up by 10%, with millennials doubling the buying power of Gen X, and spending four times more than baby boomers!

FROM PRISON TO HOLLYWOOD: Dave Vescio’s Incredible Life Story In His Own Words

Dave Vescio tell his incredible life story of how he went from a Soldier to an Ex-con to a Movie Villain to an International Winning Contemporary Artist!

“I went on the run for a year-and-a-half. I finally got caught and was sentenced to 10-years at Fort Leavenworth, a hard-labor, maximum-security prison for Department of Defense inmates. I lived amongst some of the worst criminals in the world. We had serial killers, rapists, child molesters, and even murderers. Which turned out to be the perfect training ground for me to study these monsters and figure out why they committed these horrific crimes. I did 5-years in total; two-and-a-half on the inside and two-and-a-half on federal parole.”

Prices on Old Rotary Phones are Up 500%

MARKET ALERT | Vintage rotary phones have been steadily rising in value and liquidity, becoming almost as good as gold.

Rare models sell between $200-2000 regularly. Even most basic rotary phones are in high demand.

Well-known home decorators are getting in the game and scooping up vintage phones from the market in bulk!

Further fuel into the fire is thrown by the limited (and constantly decreasing) supply.

How To Turn Your Art Into Income – Business Tips On How To Successfully Launch Your Career

The art industry and the creative community at large is often overlooked and sometimes even looked down upon as a career choice. In every society there is a common misconception that individuals who wish to pursue a career in the arts are throwing away their future and will never be successful.

However, in modern times, it has been proven over and over again that a career can be made from almost anything. With the right mentorship and knowledge – success can be just around the corner!

In this article we uncover some of the positive aspects of being an artist and show how to make use of one’s resources to create a name for yourself.

Reb Nachman’s Second Chair – Hasidic Holy Relic Worth $10 Million

Reb Nachman’s Second Chair

The World Art News presents one of the Holiest Jewish Relics that is known to exist in a private collection – the Second Chair of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (1772 – 1810).

With the Star of David in the front, a hypnotic Jewish Rabbi in the center, and a Yiddish inscription of Reb Nachman’s name on the back, this chair is stunning in its craftsmanship and Judaic beauty. The aura of history radiates from this rare artifact.

Reb Nachman remains among the most quoted Hasidic masters and to this day tens of thousands of Jews from all over the world travel to his burial site as part of their annual pilgrimage.

How Russian Czar’s Library Ended Up In America

Most people in the United States, Russia, and the World don’t know that more than 2,500 volumes from the personal library of the Russia’s Royal Family are in the possession of the Library of Congress of the United States.

This priceless collection was formed in the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg’s, Imperial Russia. It survived WWI, the 1917 Revolution as well as the Civil War that followed, eventually ending up in America.

This is the fascinating story of how it happened, told exclusively to the World Art News by a researcher who worked with these rare books.

Exclusive interview with Sandy Copeman, founder of the World’s Finest scale models company – The Amalgam Collection | Part 2

In the second part of our exclusive interview with Sandy Copeman, founder of the Amalgam Collection, we discuss their business operations, partnerships, challenges, and of course stunning luxury vehicles.

Sandy opens up about Amalgam’s unique relationship with Ferrari and Ralph Lauren, shares with the readers his most cherished accomplishments, and talks about the history of this luxury company.

Once again, this story is filled with highly artistic images of the world’s most exotic model cars that are made with such attention to detail it’s hard to tell them apart from their full-size counterparts. So, without further ado, here’s our second and final part of this fascinating interview with Mr. Copeman.

Is Saudi Prince About To Buy $36M Chinese Ming Dynasty Statuettes

After our first publication about these rare $36 Million Chinese Ming Dynasty statuettes, The World Art News received further questions regarding their provenance, authenticity, valuation, and who may be the potential buyer of these unique artifacts. For answers we went straight to the source and took a sensational, exclusive, and provocative in-depth interview with their current owner, prof. Mikhail Tamoikin, Ph.D.

Professor Tamoikin was surprisingly candid with us and gave stunning answers to all our questions. If you ever wandered how the super-rich do business, negotiate, and operate in the art market, this interview is a Must-Read!

Exclusive interview with Sandy Copeman, founder of the World’s Finest scale models company – The Amalgam Collection | Part 1

Ferraris, Bugattis, McLarens, GT40s, Formula 1s, Superyachts and even Spitfire planes – they’ve got ‘em all and in scale. The World Art News presents to you Part One of our Exclusive Interview with Sandy Copeman, the founder of the Amalgam Collection – the finest scale models company in the World!

It’s loaded with stunning photography of the most exotic sportscars and how they are made. The detail and craftsmanship of these models is so precise you’ll have trouble telling them apart from the real deal.

These works of fine automotive art are sought-after by celebrities, luxury brands, galleries, and museums such as the Louvre, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, and many others. The Amalgam Collection is an amazing place where Art meets Auto, creating spectacular automotive artworks that every automobile enthusiast and art connoisseur must see.