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This Week in the Art Market – Friday 22nd December 2023

This Week in the Art Market – Friday 22nd December 2023

Despite the difficulties faced by in-person art fairs during the COVID-19 pandemic, data has shown that international demand has rebounded to just below...

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This Week in the Art Market – Friday 15th December 2023

This Week in the Art Market – Friday 15th December 2023

Making his Asia exhibition debut in Singapore, Danny Minnick wowed fans and collectors alike as he hosted meet and greets, book signings and...

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Art Investment – The Smarter Way to Invest

Art Investment – The Smarter Way to Invest

When it comes to the diversification of investment portfolios, nothing stands the test of time greater than Fine Art. With the ever-increasing market...

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This Week in the Art Market – Friday 10th November 2023

This Week in the Art Market – Friday 10th November 2023

A Picasso masterpiece commands a historic $139M at Sotheby's, signalling robust collector confidence in iconic artworks. Concurrently, Shanghai's premier...

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This Week in the Art Market – Friday 24th November 2023

This Week in the Art Market – Friday 24th November 2023

Art Basel Hong Kong 2024 marks a full-scale return with 242 top galleries, reinforcing Hong Kong's stature as a global art nexus. Shanghai's art...

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This Week in the Art Market – Friday 1st December 2023

This Week in the Art Market – Friday 1st December 2023

Singapore Art Week Returns in January. Hosting its 12th edition in January, Singapore Art Week has announced a whopping lineup of...


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Art in the Age of Alternative Assets: The New Paradigm of Wealth Management
Art Investment, Art Market News, Editorial

Art in the Age of Alternative Assets: The New Paradigm of Wealth Management

In today's complex financial ecosystem, diversification is more than a buzzword—it's a necessity. As traditional investment avenues such as stocks and...

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Resilience and Opportunity Amidst Global Economic Shifts. A Review of “The Art Basel and UBS Survey of Global Collecting in 2023
Art Investment, Art Market News, Editorial

Resilience and Opportunity Amidst Global Economic Shifts. A Review of “The Art Basel and UBS Survey of Global Collecting in 2023

In an era punctuated by unprecedented economic events and shifting market dynamics, the art world has stood as a bastion of resilience...

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This Week in the Art Market – Friday 13th October
Art Market News, Editorial

This Week in the Art Market – Friday 13th October

This Week in the Art Market - Friday 13th October: As Adeline Ooi vacates her transformative role at Art Basel Asia, who will take the reins? London art...

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The Art Works Group Appoints Finance Leader Johan A. Bergendorff as New CFO
Art Investment, Art Market News

The Art Works Group Appoints Finance Leader Johan A. Bergendorff as New CFO

[SINGAPORE, 10th July 2023] — The Art Works Group, a trailblazer in the Fine Art Investment sector, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Johan A....

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How You Can Take Advantage of the Challenges When Investing in Chinese Art
Art Investment, Editorial

How You Can Take Advantage of the Challenges When Investing in Chinese Art

Investing in Chinese art presents a unique opportunity to diversify portfolios and engage with one of the world's richest and most enduring cultures. Yet,...

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Analysis of Freddie Mercury Auction at Sotheby's
Art Market News, Editorial

Analysis of Freddie Mercury Auction at Sotheby's

The auction of items belonging to Freddie Mercury, the iconic lead singer of Queen, was held at Sotheby's London New Bond Street location. The...

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Art Works Advisory featured on Channel News Asia - more young Singaporeans buy art
Art Investment, Editorial, Interviews, Press

Art Works Advisory featured on Channel News Asia - more young Singaporeans buy art

We are seeing a noticeable increase in millennial investors looking to diversify their portfolios through alternatives such as Fine Art...

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Marilyn Monroe: A Face of Contemporary Art
Editorial

Marilyn Monroe: A Face of Contemporary Art

From the silkscreen canvases of Andy Warhol to the kitschy collectibles of Jeff Koons, the passionate love affair between the fine art world and Marilyn...

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Hidden messages in famous works of art
Artists

Hidden messages in famous works of art

We have all enjoyed the classic conspiracy theories over the years, about the hidden messages and meanings in works of art throughout the ages...

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Female Artists You Should Know
Artists

Female Artists You Should Know

Like most vocations, male artists largely dominated the history books of ancient times in relation to art and fine works. For generations, only a select...

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How to Appreciate Art Today
Art Investment

How to Appreciate Art Today

One of the amazing things about human beings is that we have the right — even if it's just in our own minds & not written or spoken depending where in...

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Controversial Works of Art
Art Investment

Controversial Works of Art

By nature, artists love controversy. Controversial artworks create a sense of notoriety that can see their works fetch higher prices at auctions and...

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Must-visit museums in Singapore
Art Investment

Must-visit museums in Singapore

Singapore is spoilt for choice in terms of the vast array of art both on public display around the parks and waterways of our great country. The country...

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Art for All – The Growth of Private Museums and Their Collections
Art Investment

Art for All – The Growth of Private Museums and Their Collections

Interest in art has grown rapidly in the last couple of decades in large part thanks to the rising middle classes of countries such as China and India, not...

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Is TV advertisement a work of art?
Art Investment

Is TV advertisement a work of art?

If you spoke to any marketing executive or creative manager, you would most certainly get a definitive answer: "Of course! You bet!" But is a TV...

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How has Banksy impacted the world?
Art Investment

How has Banksy impacted the world?

From humble beginnings with graffiti on the sides of buildings in the 1990's, Banksy was very active on the Bristol graffiti scene, running with a 'crew'...

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Street Art Around the World
Art Investment

Street Art Around the World

Street art has inspired, captivated and entertained locals and visitors since the days of the caveman. Works depicting local culture, local successes and...


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Five Art Events To Look Out For This Quarter

Five Art Events To Look Out For This Quarter

Do Public Works Of Art Contribute To A Sense Of Community?
Art Investment

Do Public Works Of Art Contribute To A Sense Of Community?

Singapore is recognized by its public works of art. The Merlion in the Central Building District (CBD) pays homage to the past and sets the scene for the...

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Digital Artists to Look Out For
Artists

Digital Artists to Look Out For

With every aspect of our lives being affected by technology, from the way we shop, consume television, meet people, and do business, it is no wonder...

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Five Key Considerations When Evaluating The Quality In Works Of Art
Art Investment

Five Key Considerations When Evaluating The Quality In Works Of Art

Art is subjective; one person may love a piece that another may loathe. However, when it comes to evaluating the quality in works of art, there are no hard...

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Why is Andy Warhol significant in the contemporary art world?
Art Investment

Why is Andy Warhol significant in the contemporary art world?

In the world of contemporary art, there are few names as prominent and widely recognized in the art fraternity than Andy Warhol. But why was he so...

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Photographs that changed the world
Art Investment

Photographs that changed the world

In a digitalised world, we are used to seeing things in real-time, through social media, streaming services and online, and there is very little that goes...

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If you put anything in an art gallery, does it become art?
Art Investment

If you put anything in an art gallery, does it become art?

Some works of art look like they are just 'anything' that has been placed on a wall. While art is subjective, it most certainly is not just a collection of...

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Is Fashion Art?
Art Investment

Is Fashion Art?

Fashion is an aesthetic expression that is popular in a specific time and space. This typically refers to designer clothing and accessories but is not...

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How colours are used throughout the history of art
Art Investment

How colours are used throughout the history of art

When one is enjoying a fine work of art, there are many considerations that are often overlooked yet vital to the composition of the work. This ranges from...

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Art & Design: Are they the same?
Art Investment

Art & Design: Are they the same?

What differentiates Art and Design is a topic of debate that has drawn boundary lines over time. Fundamentally, both artists and designers produce visual...

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How will the art market look like in 2020?
Art Investment

How will the art market look like in 2020?

The world in 2020 has seen devastating natural disasters, virus spreading worldwide, civil unrest and geopolitical conflict between countries...

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A Look into the Contemporary Art Scene in Asia
Art Investment

A Look into the Contemporary Art Scene in Asia

Contemporary art is growing in popularity around the world, particularly in and around Asia — making it an exciting time for the art industry. Contemporary...

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Engaging with Art & Culture
Art Investment

Engaging with Art & Culture

Art has the ability to move people, to be felt, to stimulate both mental and physical responses often "transporting" us to a different place and time....

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Public Art You Can Find In Singapore
Art Investment

Public Art You Can Find In Singapore

Singapore is a vibrant city recognized for its lush greenery, clean streets, award-winning airport and shopping malls. Besides these better known...

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How to Care for Your Art Collection
Art Investment

How to Care for Your Art Collection

Art is something that should be taken care of, not just due to the monetary value it may hold, but also to keep it intact and to retain original beauty for...

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Originals vs. Reproductions: What’s the Difference?
Art Investment

Originals vs. Reproductions: What’s the Difference?

One of the few accessible ways of collecting fine art starts from the print market. A unique painting by David Hockney may be out of reach, but interested...

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Selecting Art for Your Work Space
Art Investment

Selecting Art for Your Work Space

When you are inspired with positivity, productivity happens no matter where you work or what you do. In this case, art can inspire you to create, empower...

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The Value Of Limited-Edition Prints
Art Investment

The Value Of Limited-Edition Prints

As an art collector, have you considered acquiring limited-edition prints to your portfolio? Here's what you need to know when purchasing this exquisite...

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Boosting Your Creativity with Fine Art
Art Investment

Boosting Your Creativity with Fine Art

Art can elicit emotional responses from even the hardest people within our society. Be it creativity, idea generation, happiness, sadness, or power - fine...

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Five Basic Art Terms You Should Know
Art Investment

Five Basic Art Terms You Should Know

Whether you are a novice or an expert in the world of art investment, like any asset class, there are some underlying terms, basic terms that every...

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The Role of Galleries and Dealers in Art Collecting
Art Investment

The Role of Galleries and Dealers in Art Collecting

Whether you are collecting art out of passion or investment, the role of galleries and dealers is paramount to your understanding of current trends in the...

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Investing in Corporate Art Collections
Art Investment

Investing in Corporate Art Collections

Corporate art collections are made up of artworks purchased by organizations for a range of reasons such as establishing a brand's identity and image,...

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Art investment revolution - ultra-rich will spend $2.7 trillion on art by 2026
Art Investment

Art investment revolution - ultra-rich will spend $2.7 trillion on art by 2026

While many global investors dodge and weave the insecurity of the securities market, the crashing of many domestic housing markets and the instability of...

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The Exclusivity of Art Collecting
Art Investment

The Exclusivity of Art Collecting

There has always been an air of exclusivity around art collection and the positioning of fine art in homes and businesses around the world. The art market...


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How to Appreciate Contemporary Art
Art Investment

How to Appreciate Contemporary Art

Be it classical or contemporary art, it is often quickly agreed that our idea of beauty is subjective and ever-changing with time. As individuals, we are...

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Singapore As A Regional Arts Hub
Art Investment

Singapore As A Regional Arts Hub

Singapore has earned the reputation of being a major regional business hub. It is also established as a shopping and food paradise for those who enjoy...

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Lost Art: When artwork disappears into private collections
Art Investment

Lost Art: When artwork disappears into private collections

Many great artworks over the centuries have been lost, never to be seen again. Historically the plundering of galleries, homes and castles during times of...

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The Art Market in a Millennial Age
Art Investment

The Art Market in a Millennial Age

In 2018, the global art market sales reached an estimated $67.4 billion — 
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5 must visit contemporary art galleries in Beijing
Art Investment

5 must visit contemporary art galleries in Beijing

There are too many art galleries around the world that are considered a 'must see' for any art lover or enthusiast. However, in China, where the...


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How to invest in fine art
Art Investment

How to invest in fine art

Investing in art has, in recent years, become a mainstream investment vehicle for many investors around the globe to diversify their portfolios, have...

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Local Singaporean Artists You Should Know
Art Investment

Local Singaporean Artists You Should Know

Seasoned art collectors and enthusiasts like to travel around the globe, keeping an eye out for the next piece in their collection. Yet sometimes your...

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Asia - Art Market's New Face
Art Investment

Asia - Art Market's New Face

Art is in demand; with the global art market growing by 6 per cent in 2018 and total sales of $67.4 billion, 
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5 Chinese contemporary artists you should know
Art Investment

5 Chinese contemporary artists you should know

As the rise of Chinese art continues and demand within the global art community shows no signs of slowing down, here are five Chinese contemporary artists...

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'Philosophy of Blue' - A Ma Dongmin Exhibition
Exhibition, Gallery News

'Philosophy of Blue' - A Ma Dongmin Exhibition

Surveying the space, the pristine white walls of the Gallery at The Arts House are interspersed with pockets of blue. As your eyes shift into focus, one...

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The Future of Art
Art Investment

The Future of Art

For over 40,000 years art has been used to communicate and to capture moments in time. Art first appeared on rocks in caves then advanced to...

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Exploring the growing interest in the west on Chinese contemporary art
Art Investment

Exploring the growing interest in the west on Chinese contemporary art

As China becomes an increasingly more visible and vocal world leader in a range of areas from geopolitics, sport, economics through to design, it was only...

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News: A Painting In Production For 6 Years
Artists, Gallery News, Interviews

News: A Painting In Production For 6 Years

A wall-sized painting usually measures 2m wide and 1.5m tall, taking an artist several months to work on. Chinese Contemporary artist Liao Zhenwu has...

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Where is the global art world headed?
Art Investment

Where is the global art world headed?

Art has evolved from the caveman-style art created by primitive man, through to the digital light shows and virtual reality of today, but where is it...

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On How the Asian Art Market Is Growing
Art Investment

On How the Asian Art Market Is Growing

Art in Asia is growing at unprecedented levels. Sales in Asia constituted 23 per cent of all global art dealings in 2017, and China, whose market has been...

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Why Med Schools Are Requiring Art Classes
Art Investment

Why Med Schools Are Requiring Art Classes

Art offers everyone from every walk of life an experience. An experience to learn, create, innovate, understand, observe and develop skills outside their...

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Why Art Is Good for Business
Art Investment

Why Art Is Good for Business

Corporates around the globe are purchasing, leasing and displaying art around their boardrooms, hallways and meeting rooms, but not simply to 'outdo or...

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On the Art Market 2018: Going Digital
Art Investment

On the Art Market 2018: Going Digital

In 2018 several major milestones of the art market calendar have already come and gone – including the London auctions and Art Basel in Hong Kong. It is...

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The value and returns of fine art
Art Investment

The value and returns of fine art

The value and return of fine art in recent years have seen a dramatic rise of markets – such as China – as the increasing need for portfolio...

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Current risks to the Global Art Market
Art Investment

Current risks to the Global Art Market

Art is a sanctuary for many people, a place away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It removes us from the technology and allows us to...

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Tips For Buying Art For Your Home
Art Investment

Tips For Buying Art For Your Home

If you're thinking of buying art for your home or gifting to a loved one, here are four simple tips you may want to hold on...


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Why Fine Art Can Beautify Your Portfolio
Art Investment

Why Fine Art Can Beautify Your Portfolio

Often when we look at investment portfolios, we think broadly about the asset classes within it. These typically include property, stocks, bonds even...


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Five key benefits of art in the workplace
Art Investment

Five key benefits of art in the workplace

Art is an emotive experience for everyone. Art can be a powerful conveyor of your vision, values and profile to all those that set foot in your office. Fine...


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What does art say about your company and culture
Art Investment

What does art say about your company and culture

We've all been into corporate offices or buildings and seen art on the walls, on tables or floors and immediately established a 'feeling' of what sort of...

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Disrupters to the Art World
Art Investment

Disrupters to the Art World

Like almost every industry around the globe, art is susceptible to disruption. For some people, companies, markets and even industries, it has spelt the...

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The powerful performance of the art investment market
Art Investment

The powerful performance of the art investment market

The art market is a powerful beast and, thanks to a surge in art investment, one that promises to increase in the future.In 2016, the global art market...


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How to lease art to enhance your business appeal
Art Investment

How to lease art to enhance your business appeal

Art makes a statement. A statement about you, your company and your professionalism. It speaks to your success, your integrity and creates a 
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Fine art as an investment
Art Investment

Fine art as an investment

For centuries art has been something that people have marvelled at, visited in galleries, but only viewed in the great homes around the world or a 5-star...

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Home is where the art is - Art rental, the new way to enjoy art
Art Investment

Home is where the art is - Art rental, the new way to enjoy art

There's nothing more impressive than walking into a home and seeing a piece of fine art proudly on display. From paintings, statues or artefacts that have...

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India Se Feature
Interviews

India Se Feature

The following article has been published in the March 2018 issue of India Se's Magazine. This features insight on how you can put your finances into...

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The Global Art Market is On The Rebound
Art Investment

The Global Art Market is On The Rebound

With many global equity markets bouncing all over the place with the rising cost of doing business, once unbreakable businesses are succumbing to...

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The Edge Malaysia Feature
Artists, Interviews

The Edge Malaysia Feature

The global art market has seen mixed fortunes in recent years. While certain segments such as the high-end fine art market have experienced fewer sales,...

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Asian Banker Summit 2017

Asian Banker Summit 2017

The Asian Banker Summit, is the region's largest annual meeting of global thought leaders and senior industry practitioners, it is the foremost forum for...

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DBS Treasures Golf 2017

DBS Treasures Golf 2017

Art Works is glad to be a proud sponsor at the DBS Treasures Golf Event. Valued clients of DBS were exclusively invited to a...

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Fine Art & Wine Evening

Fine Art & Wine Evening

An exclusive evening of fine art and wine is Art Works’ way of supporting and encouraging...

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Aston Martin Dinner

Aston Martin Dinner

Art Works celebrates with Aston Martin in an evening...

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SC Harry B Golf Cup

SC Harry B Golf Cup

Art Works would like to thank Standard Chartered Bank for organizing a wonderful afternoon...


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DBS Corporate Golf 2017

DBS Corporate Golf 2017

The DBS Corporate Golf Challenge featured exciting on-course novelty games that kept golfers’ adrenaline pumping. With cool breeze running through the...


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Palace Magazine Feature
Gallery News, Interviews

Palace Magazine Feature

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE A FEW EXTRA PENNIES around and are looking for an alternative investment asset class, art may might be the answer....

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ES ft. Lincoln Townley
Artists

ES ft. Lincoln Townley

Evening Standard: British Contemporary artist Lincoln Townley's Princess Diana Diamond-Studded Painting Sells For £1 Million 20 years after her death...

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Singapore Yacht Show 2017

Singapore Yacht Show 2017

Held at the award-winning ONE°15
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Credit Suisse Golf 2017

Credit Suisse Golf 2017

Ready to get your game on? Art Works is one of the proud sponsors at the Credit Suisse...

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Financial Times ft. Lincoln Townley
Artists

Financial Times ft. Lincoln Townley

Surprise Collection The following images are from the Surprise Collection of original paintings. Sizes vary. "Townley has been compared by others to Francis Bacon, his...

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The Business Times Feature
Interviews

The Business Times Feature

With continuing worldwide volatility surrounding the global economy, traditional forms of investment are being seen by many as becoming more and more...

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Barron's Asia Feature
Interviews

Barron's Asia Feature

Buying art and then leasing it to corporate clients for between two and four years can deliver 7% returns. Art is a great way to diversify a portfolio, but...


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SingHealth Charity Golf

SingHealth Charity Golf

In support of medical research and education, Art Works 
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Singapore Yacht Show 2016

Singapore Yacht Show 2016

Interested in diversifying your investment portfolio? Come on over to BOOTH J27 Art Index International this weekend...

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ShareInvestor Special
Gallery News

ShareInvestor Special

Investing in fine art is fast gaining popularity, with the global art auction market growing at an average of 13 per cent annually, from US$3 billion in...

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SICC May Day Golf Charity

SICC May Day Golf Charity

In the spirit of giving and sharing, Art Index International (Singapore)
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