Contemporary art is a broad category, generally defined as anything created since the end of World War II, including paintings, sculpture, art installations and even video art.
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Contemporary art comprises a number of artistic movements, such as Pop art, Urban art, Minimalism and Postmodernism. Collectors of Contemporary art are continually having to adapt to a marketplace that is saturated with talented artists.
More recently there is a growing online trend which seeks to categorise and define the contemporary art world. From art critics that work for international newspapers who become art celebrities in their own right to online auction sites that bring the sale of contemporary art to the internet, contemporary art is viewed by the public through a number of different lenses. With bloggers telling us what exhibitions to view, we are constantly being confronted with new art. Contemporary art is continuing to appreciate as an alternative investment - the market is so lucrative that websites focused on the topic of contemporary art are considered assets in their own right.
With this widely popular and ever changing market, our expert is very versatile in forms of contemporary art. After a decade working at Sotheby's in London, our Modern & Contemporary Art expert can value anything from paintings and sculpture to works on paper. She is present at all major gallery shows and art fairs around the world such as Art Basel & Miami, Frieze London, Art Miami, The Armory Show New York, etc.
Our Modern British Art expert is a former auctioneer and Department Director at Bonhams Auctioneers in Oxford. She is a History of Art graduate of UCL, and postgraduate of the Courtauld Institute in London. She worked in London for many years at both Christie's and Bonhams as a specialist and department director in the 20th Century British Art departments. She has travelled internationally to advise collectors and has a broad range of experience in valuing entry level to high end collections.