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Pop-Up Pop Art from Sir Peter Blake

Sir Peter Blake has taken his masterful use of collage to the next level in his recent release of a three-dimensional Circus Collage triptych. Three individual boxes have been created especially to house the three circus scenes, archival inkjet prints painstakingly cut out by hand and displayed as an audience watching a magical circus performance. […]

Online Art Buying Soars as Almost Three-Quarters of Collectors go Online

New research released today by Hiscox has revealed the growing trend for buying art online – with 71% of art collectors surveyed having bought artwork without seeing it in person first but based only on a JPEG image, and a quarter of established collectors1 spending a staggering lb50,000 or more in this way. Read More.. […]

REPORTS: The Online Art Trade 2013 and Art & Finance Report 2013

Two new reports that we have launched in collaboration with Deloitte and Hiscox Plc Hiscox: The Online Art Trade 2013 Deloitte/ ArtTactic: Art & Finance Report 2013 courtesy of ArtTactic

The Art Market in 2013

Despite rumours of a triple dip recession in 2013, the buoyancy of the international art market continues to surprise nearly everyone. Results at the top end of the market have never been better; especially in the contemporary, Impressionist and Modern art sectors. The sales in these areas this February remained phenomenal: how is it possible […]

Dispelling the Myth of Art Theft

Hollywood has glamorised Art theft and the characters behind the heists have been portrayed by some of the most beautiful people in the film industry. The plots are complicated, the artworks stolen are worth multiple millions and usually stolen from properties deemed as impenetrable fortresses. All of which combine to make a movie which is […]

New Members of Staff at Brownhills

Brownhill Insurance Group is proud to be growing as a business and becoming increasingly known as a go-to broker for the art, business and high value home audience. The Directors are very happy to announce several new members of staff. Helene King -Commercial Account Handler Helene King joined Brownhills in November of 2012 as a […]