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Collecting Art Online Safely and Confidently

Collecting Art Online Safely and Confidently
Why Collectors Should Hire an Art Law Attorney
From pre-purchase contract negotiations to general counsel on holding or loaning a work of art, an art law attorney offers value well in excess of their fee.
Charles Moore
Jun 29, 2021
Collecting Art Online Safely and Confidently
How Galleries Can Sell Safely Online
The art market is increasingly subject to hackers’ targeted attacks, but dealers can protect themselves and their clients by putting strong protocols in place.
Justin Kamp
Aug 28, 2020
Collecting Art Online Safely and Confidently
Cyber Insurance for Online Art Purchases
With more and more art purchases happening online, cyber insurance for those transactions will become essential.
Shannon Lee
Oct 20, 2020
Collecting Art Online Safely and Confidently
Avoiding Phishing Scams That Target the Art Market
The art market’s traditional ways of doing business are ripe for exploitation by hackers, but taking a few simple steps can make all the difference.
Elena Goukassian
Jul 28, 2020
Collecting Art Online Safely and Confidently
How Anti–Money Laundering Laws Impact Collectors
Laws recently adopted on both sides of the Atlantic are changing how collectors and dealers do business. Here’s what you need to know.
Samuel McIlhagga
Mar 12, 2021
Collecting Art Online Safely and Confidently
Getting Art Appraised Online
Auction houses and appraisers have had to get creative during lockdown in order to assess the value of clients’ artworks.
Alina Cohen
Jul 24, 2020
Collecting Art Online Safely and Confidently
Understanding Certificates of Authenticity
Certificates of authenticity are imperfect indicators of an artwork’s value, but they are useful when combined with other data.
Courtney Tenz
Feb 22, 2021
Collecting Art Online Safely and Confidently
The Most Secure Ways to Pay for Art
As the art market has shifted online, opportunities for fraud have multiplied. Here are steps collectors can take to acquire safely.
Samuel McIlhagga
Jan 12, 2021
About the Series

Collecting art should be about passion, the experience of discovery, and intellectual and aesthetic curiosity—not worrying about insurance, estimates, and logistics. Artsy is always striving to keep art collectors informed about changing industry practices, bring clarity to processes around buying and selling art, and elucidate murky sectors of the market, from appraisals to cybersecurity. Here, we’ve gathered some valuable resources to help collectors understand and navigate facets of the art industry with ease so they can focus on buying, selling, and enjoying the artworks they love.

Thumbnail image: Photo by Olivier Laban-Mattei for AFP. Via Getty Images.

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