Today marks the start of a new series of posts that will deal with various issues in the art market, however, instead of writing my own views on the subject I am going to ask readers to post their opinions. All opinions can be written in the comments section below the post. If you don’t want to answer the question but have a relevant opinion please feel free to post that too.
Art Market Issue 1:
Question: Should the National Galleries of Scotland spend 100 million pounds (if they can raise that much) to purchase the Bridgewater collection of old masters which is currently on loan to them but is at risk of being removed by the owner for sale, or would the money be better spent on contemporary art (if so, what)?
For more information on the proposed sale see here:
**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications