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Liu Yi is a renowned watercolour artist from Shanghai, member of the China Artists Association and International Watercolour Society. More than twenty of his watercolour artworks won prestigious awards at home and international exhibitions. Liu Yi’s watercolours are held in the collection of museums, local governments, libraries, enterprises, art galleries and international private collections. Mr. Yi is also the author of several books exploring the art of watercolour.  Next...
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Vasilisa Neshataeva, Phd, AP International law department of the Russian State University of Justice, author of the book “Cultural Property. Value and Law” (available in Russian and recommended to all interested in art business) speaks about the possibility of creating national control in the Russian art market, protection of a buyer and liabilities of a seller.  Next...
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Ariane Moser, COO, Artive, on how to secure art transactions, exercising appropriate due diligence.  Next...
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Jess Shepherd, (aka Inky Leaves) is London-based botanical illustrator. Jess studied botany at Plymouth University, and later taxonomy at the University of Edinburgh. Jess is a fellow of the Linnean Society of London. In February 2017 Jess had a solo exhibition called “Leafscape” with large-scale watercolours at Abbott and Holder, London. 20-22 October 2017 Jess is visiting Moscow to participate in Moscow Watercolour Festival.  Next...
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Buying antique and art has always been a risk of becoming an owner of a forgery or a stolen object. It is a priority of a buyer to avoid such a scenario and protect them from a bad faith seller. To minimise risks while dealing with art and antique a new tool is now available not only to professionals but also the general public.  Next...
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Among a few databases of claimed cultural property available nowadays, The Art Loss Register, established by Julian Radcliffe in London in 1990, is with no doubt the biggest one. The ALR contains above 350 000 objects and runs  annually around 400 000 searches.  Next...
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Purchasing clothing and accessories not only for pleasure, but, surprisingly, as an investment is what high-end fashion may offer. Some items not only retain, but also yield profits. A few rules from the professionals can help choose the right article.  Next...
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The roots of the Swiss watch industry made Swiss watches the standard of the movement accuracy and reliability in the international watch market. Such an important international role of the Swiss watchmakers was the reason why they wanted to protect their production from fakes. The mark “Swiss Made” is an essential part of the Swiss watch production preceded by several generations of the Swiss masters. The striving to protect the mark  “Swiss Made” is an obvious sign of its high value and international recognition.  Next...
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The Russian sales in December 2010 and 2011 at Hotel Des Ventes were exceptionally successful featuring very rare and important Russian history pieces. The collections consisted of the unrevealed documentary of the Romanov family: letters, photos, postcards, and even watercolours made by the imperial family members. The auctions broke several records, making Hotel des Ventes one of the most famous auction houses in the world.  Next...
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