It was not uncommon for Romans to purchase copies of Greek sculptures. The contemporary buyer was not concerned with the authenticity of the artist but instead with the aesthetic. Yet this practice is no longer associated with appreciation. Instead, it is associated with forgery... for the most part at least.
Article by Alex Cutts | London
International trading in the art world is common practice. With billionaire collectors being based at all corners of the globe, trades within the industry are often dealt with overseas - where pieces face monumental customs fees upon arrival. This is where freeports come in.
Interview by Natascha Ng | London
Artist Support Pledge
Starting with a vision for a generous culture, Matthew Burrow’s innovation grew to a global ecosystem. Artist Support Pledge (ASP) has supported artists through the exceptionally challenging conditions brought by the pandemic. We spoke to ASP founder, Matthew Burrows, about how ASP is changing the landscape of the art market.
Interview by Lucy Alves | London
Event | London
Missed Gatekeeper’s launch event with Big Rat .Studio? Stuck in the confines of a global pandemic, we teamed up with Big Rat to put on the ultimate digital launch event, featuring work by contributors Honor Freeman, Charles Maddocks and C-Jaye Newton.
Do you have an interest in the commercial art market? We are always open to receiving new works, writing and proposals from like-minded creatives. Send us an email with a little bit about your practice and we can go from there!