LTArt Magazine

LTArt Magazine is your perfect destination for all things art, from the latest auction news to tips on how to start your own art collection.



3 Key Takeaways From The Art Basel & UBS 2024 Report
The Rise of Saudi Arabian Art

Exploring Saudi Arabia’s unique transformation into a cultural hub within the global art market. 

From Litigation to Inspiration: John Quinn's Artistic Journey and Fostering Creativity in a Residency Programme

As interviewed by our LTArt Head of Marketing, Aurelia Clavien. 

The Rise of Fractional Ownership: Key Points from the Deloitte Art & Finance Report 2023

Fractional ownership was a dominant theme in the 8th Deloitte Private & ArtTactic Art & Finance Report 2023, having a section dedicated to it for the first time. In this article, we explore the report's main points about fractionalisation and why it is expected to gain more momentum in years to come.

Key Facts from The 8th Deloitte Private & ArtTactic Art & Finance Report 2023

Highlights from the recently released report, which included a focus on fractional ownership for the first time.

A Recap of ‘The Art Basel & UBS Survey of Global Collecting 2023’

Key Findings & Questions

Frieze in London: Highlights from the 2023 Edition

LTArt Chief Art Curator, Jessica Tanghetti, recaps the highlights of this year's Frieze London and Frieze Masters.

Artsy Art Collector Insights 2023 Recap: What have we learned?

How has inflation and economic instability impacted the behaviours of art collectors and what can we expect in 2024?

Frieze Seoul 2023: Key Trends & Sales

Following Frieze Seoul 2023, we look back on some of the highlights and top sales. 

5 Reasons Why Collecting Art Is Worth It

What are the fundamental aspects of art collecting? How can you get started, even with a low budget?

Coffee Chats with LTArt: Fabio Pietrantonio, An Italian Rising Star

In our second artist spotlight and third episode of our Coffee Chats with LTArt series, LTArt CEO Francesca Casiraghi speaks to Fabio Pietrantonio, a rising star on the contemporary art scene in Italy.

The Art of Dreaming

How artists have used dreams to inspire their art

A glimpse into “The Laboratory of the Future”

LTArt Chief Art Curator, Jessica Tanghetti, reviews the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023.

What Lies Behind Marc Chagall's 'Untitled' (1967)?

In this article, guest writer Andrea Baiguera takes a deep dive into LTArt's very own 'Untitled' (1967) by Marc Chagall.

Miart 2023: A "Crescendo”

Our Chief Art Curator, Jessica Tanghetti, provides an insightful recap of MiArt from her visit to the art fair last week.

Key Findings from Artprice's Art Market Report 2022

With this year marking the 25th anniversary of Artprice, London Trade Art is excited to dive into some key findings from their recent 2022 Global Art Market Report.

Millecent x Huckletree x Gabriella Anouk: A Hidden Digital Art World on Oxford Street

To mark the opening of brand-new coworking space, Huckletree, LTArt caught up with Millecent Founder Priscila Dantas and contemporary artist Gabriella Anouk to discuss their collaboration with Huckletree and the future of digital art.

‘Next Gen’: Who Are They and How Will They Change Art Collecting for Good?

What is the new generation of young millennial and Gen Z art buyers, also known as ‘Next Gen collectors’, interested in and how are they expected to force art market players to change their ways and visions for the future?

Coffee Chats with LTArt: Introducing Dina El-Sioufi

In honour of International Women's Day, we dedicated our first artist spotlight, part of our Coffee Chats with LTArt series, to contemporary artist Dina El Sioufi. In this episode, LTArt CEO Francesca Casiraghi talks her about her latest artworks, her love of poetry and music, and her Egyptian roots.

Coffee Chats with LTArt: Talking All Things Art & Tech with Artisio

In the first episode of Coffee Chats with LTArt, our CEO, Francesca Casiraghi, discusses how technology is shaping the art market and what we can expect in the future with Artisio Co-Founder & CEO, Berdia Qamarauli.

Brexit & The Art Market: Is There Room for Optimism?

Three years on from the UK's withdrawal from the European Union, what has the concrete impact on the art market been and is there still a reason to be optimistic?

'Girls Just Wanna Have Funds': Interview with Female Invest Co-Founder, Anna-Sophie Hartvigsen

Despite the fact that women historically get better returns than men, a large percentage of them don't feel confident in their ability to make investment decisions. Female Invest is on a mission to change this, and we caught up with them to find out how.

Looking Back on 2022: Can The Art Market Thrive in High Inflation?

Is art really the "safe haven asset" it is said to be, capable of weathering financial storms? LTArt looks back on 2022 for the answer.

Marc Chagall: An Auction Superstar

Particularly over the last two decades, Chagall has become somewhat of an auction superstar. Specifically, if we look back on the current year, many of Chagall’s pieces sold for a higher price than their estimates at the most recent auctions. Read our latest article for a deep dive into the artist's market performance.

LTArt Visits Frieze: Top Art Market Trends

Discover the top trends we spotted at this year's Frieze London and Frieze Masters.

What does “Blue-Chip Art” mean and who can invest in it?

In this article, we explore what "Blue-Chip Art" means and why many investors consider this type of art to be a safer investment option. 

LTArt & NFTs: How do we apply them to fractional ownership?

In this short article, we explain the unique way LTArt uses NFTs in their fractional ownership projects.

Inflation: An Art Market Ally?

For a long time, art has been an attractive investment option for its low correlation with the equities market and risk-to-reward ratio. In this article, we explore how rising inflation and interest rates can be allies of the art market during times of economic turmoil.

Fiddlers, Donkeys and More: Exploring the Symbolism Behind Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall notoriously denied ever intentionally using symbolism in his art; however, many experts and admirers have sought to attribute meaning to his popular motifs. In this article, we explore some of the main interpretations.

Lost in a Daydream: An Introduction to Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall is recognised internationally for his poetic and dreamlike art. In this article, we dive into Chagall's history and 75-year-long career, which amounted to an astounding 10,000 artworks.

Interview with Art Money: Democratising Art Ownership Together

Our partnership with Art Money is helping us further accomplish our mission of making art as accessible as possible. Our Head of Marketing, Aurelia Clavien, interviews Angela Roldán, Head of Sales at Art Money, to discuss how the company is democratising art ownership.

Meet 1fs Wealth: An Exclusive New LTArt Partner

LTArt CEO Francesca Casiraghi discusses a new partnership with Bobby Console-Verma, CEO of 1fs Wealth.

miart 2022: Art Fair Review by Jessica Tanghetti

Our Chief Art Officer, Jessica Tanghetti, takes us on a tour of miart 2022, highlighting the key pieces that caught her eye.

Key Findings from the Art Basel & UBS Art Market 2022 Report

London Trade Art Magazine dives into the sixth edition of the Art Basel and UBS Art Market Report.

Fractional NFTs: Who, What, How?

NFT expert, Cameron Stubbs, asks whether NFT fractionalisation is anchored in the future of art collection.

Women in Cryptoart: An Exclusive Interview with Gabriella Anouk

Ahead of the launch of her 5 animated NFTs and in honour of International Women's Day, contemporary artist Gabriella Anouk tells us about her latest project and what it means to be a female cryptoartist today.

How do you choose a fractional art ownership venture?

What should you look for in a company or professional when purchasing shares of an artwork?



NFT Art & The Secondary Market: How Can You Assess an NFT’s Value?

What is the secondary market and how can you assess how much an NFT will increase in value over time?

The Rise of NFTs: How Have They Revolutionised the Art Market?

Before proceeding with NFT investments, it is important to understand their origins and advantages. In this article, we explore the history of NFTs, in order to answer the question of what makes them so revolutionary.

Deloitte Art & Finance Report 2021, 7th Edition: An LTArt Summary

Deloitte recently released their 2021 edition of the Art & Finance Report, summarising and analysing how the art world is currently navigating through numerous global challenges. In this article, we break down the report’s main points.

Frieze London & Frieze Masters 2021: Art Market Trends

Last week, the London (and international) art scene was delighted to be able to once again visit Frieze London and Frieze Masters after the pandemic had forced its doors to close. Despite its slightly slower pace, the fair delivered some interesting indications regarding future trends in the art market.

KEY FINDINGS FROM THE ART BASEL AND UBS MID-YEAR REVIEW 2021

London Trade Art Magazine dives into the Art Basel and UBS mid-year review 2021.

Q&A WITH FRANK SWEET (@FRANKXTOWN), PART 2

What does the future hold for NFTs and fractional ownership in the art market? UK-based digital artist @frankxtown answers this and discusses his new digital art portfolio, specially created for LTArt, in part 2 of our interview with him.

Q&A WITH FRANK SWEET (@FRANKXTOWN), PART 1

UK-based digital artist @frankxtown talks to us about digital art, specifically his artworks, and how it is shaping the art market.

JUST LAUNCHED: LAPO SIMEONI'S '25.000 EURO'

Our first Pooling Investment project is now live! Become a co-owner of an amazing contemporary artwork through the purchase of NFTs.

MEET ART DISCOVERY: MASTERS IN SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS

An LTArt interview with Dr. Curt Bilby, Executive Chairman of ArtDiscovery, a market leader for scientific analysis and technical art history in support of art authentication.


BREXIT: WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE SHIPPING MY FINE ART?

Insights and advice from London-based fine art shipping and specialist logistics provider, Queen's.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE A SPECIALISED ART SHIPPING SERVICE?

Edouard Gouin, Co-founder of Convelio, in Conversation with LTArt



Q&A WITH LAPO SIMEONI, PART 2: NFTs & Fractional Ownership

In the second part of our Q&A, LTArt artist Lapo Simeoni, who has created our novel Pooling Investment project, '25.000 euro', tells us what he thinks of NFTs and fractional ownership.

Q&A WITH LAPO SIMEONI, PART I: THE STORY BEHIND '25.000 EURO'

Learn all about the story behind our pioneering Pooling Investment project, '25.000 euro', in the first part of our Q&A with the artist, Lapo Simeoni.

THE LTART OFFICE TOUR, PART 2: LAURA SANTAMARIA

In the second episode of The LTArt Office Tour, we guide you through the works of Laura Santamaria that are currently on display at our London headquarters.

THE LTART OFFICE TOUR, PART 1: DIEGO MIGUEL MIRABELLA

In the first episode of The LTArt Office Tour, we guide you through the works of Diego Miguel Mirabella that are currently on display at our London headquarters.


A GOOGLE VOICE INTERVIEW WITH FRANCESCO IRNEM

LTArt artist Francesco Irnem uses Google Voice to answer five questions related to his creative process and the wider art industry.

NFT MANIA: 5 CRYPTOARTISTS TO WATCH

Following the wave of excitement around NFTs that has taken over the art world, all eyes have now turned to CryptoArtists. To help guide you through the crowd, here's a list of the top 5 CryptoArtists to watch.

NFTs AND CRYPTOART: IS THIS THE FUTURE OF THE ART MARKET?

The LTArt team dives into the phenomenon that has been shaking up the art world for the last weeks: NFTs (Non -Fungible tokens).

ART DUBAI: AN OVERVIEW OF THE FIRST PHYSICAL ART FAIR OF 2021

After a year where physical art events have been pushed online, Art Dubai became the first international art fair to take place physically since the start of the pandemic.

Key Findings from the Art Basel & UBS Art Market 2021 Report

Art Basel and UBS 2021 report - key findings

HOW TO INVEST IN ART ON A BUDGET

What do you do if you want to invest in art, but you have a budget of £10,000 or less? There are several ways you can start collecting art without breaking the bank.

FRIEZE LONDON: THE PROS & CONS OF GOING DIGITAL

Frieze was forced, for the first time in its history, to go fully digital. Is going virtual the future of art fairs? If so, what are the pros and cons?

ART & HEALING: WHAT ROLE DOES ART PLAY IN MENTAL HEALTH?

Art therapy is based on the theory that art and creativity are powerful tools for improving health and wellbeing, but what exactly is the relationship between art and mental health? Does art really have the power to ‘heal’? 

ART AT WORK: CAN ART BOOST PERFORMANCE?

If art can reduce negative feelings, then it would make sense to say that it can also improve concentration, productivity and motivation. So, what role does art really play in the workplace? Does it have the power to boost performance?


SECOND LOCKDOWN: HOW WILL IT AFFECT THE ART MARKET?

What can lessons learned from the first UK lockdown tell us about the impact of the second on art and cultural institutions? What will its effect on the art market be?

Pandemic Art: How Have Artists Depicted Past Illnesses And What Can Be Learned?

What can art created in previous pandemics tell us about surmounting Covid-19? In an attempt to answer this, we’ve looked back at two of the most famous pandemics in history: the bubonic plague and the 1918 flu pandemic.

WEBINAR RECAP: HOW ART CAN IMPROVE YOUR WORKING DAY

During our last webinar, we discussed the positive effects of art on mental health when working from home. Here's a recap of the key points we discussed, plus important links.

HOW WILL BREXIT AFFECT THE ART MARKET?

As of January 1st, 2021, the UK has officially left the European Union, with both parties having finally managed to secure a deal just days before the deadline. But what implications does the new Trade Deal have on the art market? How will it affect the way the art world does business? Here are a few predictions we've explored.

THE BOOM OF FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP: A COVID SUCCESS STORY

How has fractional ownership grown during the pandemic and why is it increasingly becoming the most attractive investment option. 

RECORD-BREAKING AUCTIONS: WHY ARE THEY ON THE RISE?

What are some of the most expensive artworks to have ever been sold at auction, and why do record-breaking auction performances seem to be on the rise?

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY INTERVIEW WITH LTART CEO FRANCESCA CASIRAGHI

 In honour of International Women's Day, we caught up with London Trade Art CEO, Francesca Casiraghi, to see how she views gender disparity in the art world today. 

THE RISE OF MILLENNIAL ART BUYERS: WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?

Millennials are now the fastest-growing segment of collectors, purchasing and spending more than any other segment in the market. But, who are the millennials and what is the millennial generation looking for?

8 Female Artists Forgotten By History… until now!

Undeniably, some female artists have become more famous now than they were in the past; however, a great majority of female artists remain overlooked by history. Today, we shine a spotlight on eight of these ‘forgotten’ female artists.

ABC’s Of Art Evaluation, Chapter 3

Contemporary Art Market: What are the current trends and how do they influence the market of a specific artist?

Top Exhibitions to See in London Now

Now that museums and galleries have mostly re-opened, we can once again flock to art exhibitions to show our support and enjoy seeing our favourite pieces of art in a new light.

IS FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP A SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT OPTION?

Could fractional ownership encourage and act as an entry point for a new wave of younger buyers to invest in the art market? And, if so, does it make for a good investment?

THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL TATE PURCHASES... THAT PAID OFF!

 Let’s take a look at two of the Tate's most disputed purchases.

LAPO SIMEONI: FROM FAMILY TO SOCIETY, TO THE CONNECTION OF EVERYTHING
ART FREE PORTS: A HIDDEN MUSEUM

Have you ever heard about Art Free Ports? A drab compound of blocky grey majestic warehouses surrounded by a barbed-wire fence is the contemporary shape of a jewellery box.

AN INVESTIGATION INTO TODAY AND TOMORROW’S PERCEPTION: IN THE STUDIO WITH IRNEM

A compelling conversation with Francesco Irnem

The ABC's of Art Evaluation, Chapter 2

Introducing the 'ABC's of Art Evaluation', our guide to making smart art investments.

Objects of desire: when passions become investments

Is investing in passions a millionaire habit? Actually, you don’t have to be a petrolhead to enjoy the benefits of portfolio diversification that passion investments can bring beyond the intrinsic emotional added value.

The ABC’s of Art Evaluation, Chapter 1

How do I know I’m paying a fair price when I buy art? Can I afford it? Will it be a smart investment? 

LAURA SANTAMARIA’S STUDIO VISIT

A meditative space-time journey. This is how I would sum-up Laura Santamaria’s studio visit: an experience full of energy and emotional involvement, thanks both to the compelling conversation with the artist and her intense work. 

THE CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ART MARKET AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES

Similarly to other industries, the art market operates in a two-tier system, where the primary market is for first-time sales, while the secondary for resale.

ART & TECH: DIGITAL TOOLS LANDED IN ART BASEL AND IT MIGHT JUST BE THE BEGINNING

It is a fact that technology is becoming a strategic tool among art stakeholders: the digitalization in the art market and the search of alternative solutions to attract newcomers is an unstoppable process. 

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