Blue-chip

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Art investment

The blue chip delusion: why investors should be wary of the brand name lure

Art is pitched as an asset class, but even big-name artists are not guaranteed to hold their value, let alone turn a profit

Analysis
Commercial galleries

Mega-galleries pick up the pace in the race for space

Commercial galleries continue to expand in Manhattan despite steep real estate costs

Archive
Art Basel

Dealers work towards changing perceptions of what is worth investment: Art Basel 2013

But will the wider market and museums buy in?

Archive
Jean-Michel Basquiat

Basquiat leaps into different league: A market analysis

Record price for early work sends late graffiti artist into “super blue-chip” territory as demand—and prices—soar