Art appraisal is a complex, often misunderstood part of collecting. Simply put, art appraisers help ensure one’s estimates on a work of art are in line with the market value. One of the most common reasons people require an art appraiser is to assess how much a work should be...

At OLIVA, our love for design is only surpassed by our passion for travel and exploring great works around the globe. While many of us are hard at work making plans for the upcoming travel season, here are some favorites to inspire your globetrotting, including some noteworthy sights along the...

If you have never acquired a work of art before, there are a number of important things you should consider before making that decisive purchase. Remember that art collecting - on any level - requires research, patience and is a process that can easily turn emotional. However, taking practical measures...

Whether you are looking to acquire art for decorative purposes, as an investment, or for love and passion for the arts, building a strong art collection requires time and knowledge. Upon first sight, the art world may seem like an intimidating and daunting space that is tough to crack, however,...

After carrying out your initial research, you will be able to determine the kinds of themes, genres, and artists that you are drawn towards. You should have a rough idea as to what styles you would like to start incorporating into your collection. Still unsure as to what exactly you...

By the 1960s, repetitive compositions and industrial materials had eclipsed the spontaneity and expressive brushstrokes that characterized Abstract Expressionism. The proliferation of grids, concrete cubes, and bare fluorescent lights into the gallery space frustrated some critics—and continues to puzzle many museum-goers to this day—but ultimately triumphed as a radical challenge...