Author Archives: Howard L. Rehs

Earlier this week Kati Marjatta Karkkiainen, 46, and Reijo Pollari, 75, art dealers from Finland, were each found guilty of 30 charges of aggravated fraud, and sentenced to four and five years’ imprisonment respectively. A further eight people were also found … More…

Volume 215 of our Comments on the Art Market was released today.  In this issue we cover our Current Shows, Tales from the Dark Side, Really, Stocks, How to Safely Navigate the Art Market (Title), and the all important Art … More…

In the art world, title has two meanings – the name of a work and legal ownership. For now, I will be discussing the latter.  Title is a legal term used to describe, in our case, the ownership of a work … More…

We often talk about an auction’s ability to either meet or beat its estimate.  Most times, salerooms struggle to hit the mark … often requiring the addition of the buyer’s premium to settle in range.  Then, there are those rare … More…

Geez! Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard that anti-consumerist, anonymous street artist, Banksy, recently pulled-off his greatest publicity stunt yet… Shredding one of his most iconic works, “Girl With A Balloon” as it hung on Sotheby’s wall just … More…

We are pleased to present Volume 214 of our Comments on the Art Market.  In this issue, we cover two upcoming shows: Texas Contemporary (which opens on October 4th in Houston) and The Modern Muse (opening at the gallery on … More…

Over the next year, we will revisit some of the things we feel are important for people to consider when looking to buy a work of art – condition, size, title, value, price, etc. (topics from many of my very … More…