Category Australian Art Investment

Andrew Bennett Artist

Changes to self managed super fund rules for investing in art… What you need to know!

The Australian Financial Review 19-20th September, wrote a fine piece on Impending SMSF rule changes are affecting the art world noting the looming date to get your super art sorted, the deadline approaches! In essence it said the art purchased in the past within a super fund needs to be stored, or rented to a […]

Mark Widdup & Australian Artist, James Kearns

“My association with Kearnsy, the booze and Australia’s most famous artist…” Part 2 of The James Kearns Story

My associations with James Kearns or ‘Kearnsy’ go to the more recent years after he has established a painting focus, for really quite a short period – 4 years. Underneath though art continued a passion for James however the school boy culture continued. Wild alcoholic binges would lead to fighting and challenging other males as […]

Self Managed Super Funds and Investing in Art | ArtAffair.com.au

Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF) The brakes are on buying art.… Why?

I have written this piece because several of our clients are still not aware of this change in circumstances and how it affects them. The previous Federal Government (Labor) in July 2011, removed the incentives for trustees to purchase art via a Self Managed Super fund! This act directly effected businesses i.e. those involved with […]

The Red Tablecloth by Charles Blackman | Art Affair | Cooks Hill Galleries

Mark Widdup on Australian Art Valuations

MARKET VALUATIONS Market value is required when one needs to qualify a fair valuation of what an artwork should be sold for; i.e. a reasonable fair value, based on similar artwork coming to the market in recent years by the same artist that possesses comparative criteria namely of size, subject, medium, year, condition. When assessing […]

Bruce Rowland, Mark Widdup and a CHG client | Art Collection Advice | Art Affair | Mark Widdup

Australian Art Collection Advice from Mark Widdup

WHY COLLECT ART? The visual arts have been appreciated and have adorned our walls and living spaces for centuries. It has been acknowledged as an asset, an expression of wealth and decoration over the ages. Furthermore it has been viewed as a hedge against difficult times as a store of wealth, particularly in times of […]

Charles Blackman and Mark Widdup | Welcome to Mark Widdup's Art Affair | Mark Widdup

Welcome to Mark Widdup’s Art Affair

Art Affair | Collecting Australian art. Buying and selling Australian art. Australian art investment advice. Australian art commentary. Art Affair is a place for Mark Widdup to share his art knowledge, developed over 40 years of being an integral part of the Australian art industry. As an active commercial art gallery owner dealing with peoples art requests, purchase, investment and […]