HOW COVID-19 HAS CHANGED ART MAKERT
federico chiale, 21-07-2020
The 2020 will be remembered as the year of COVID-19. This virus has changed our lives, our habits, also affecting our work. All international events have been canceled: Masterpiece London, the Paris Biennale just to name a few. During these months of lockdown, however, our art gallery never stopped: we perfected some purchases of very rare and important works of art, in particular a selection of christs and sculptures of the 14th and 15th centuries that are in the process restoration and study. However, even our customers have not abandoned us. We would like to point out the sale of some important art objects that were present in our gallery. The first work is an 18th century Venetian Blackmoor, in carved, lacquered and gilded walnut. This sculpture represented Autumn and was probably part of a sculptural group forming the 4 seasons. The second object sold by us is a still life by Davidsz De Heem, dating from 1680-85, by the author himself. The painting, an oil on panel, was sold by Sotheby's in 2001 for t120,000 euros, and then later purchased by us from a private collection. Both works had been exhibited at the Brafa Art Fair, and this confirms that art fairs are still the most profitable sales and advertising vehicle for our market. In this regard, we remind you of the appointment of Paris Fine Art in mid-November. Our gallery will present a selection of ancient sculptures, combined with some highly valuable 18th century decorative art objects. The new fair venue will certainly attract new customers, hoping that the situation of COVID-19 is definitely under control.
covid-19, art market, art