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  • 20 highest paying jobs in art list the top 5 positions as fashion design jobs for full time positions
  • No positions withing visual arts break the top 20 list
  • It doesn't include art majors who become dealers, advisors, curators, or museum directors
  • As more resources emerge to bring art to the masses, The Cultivist has launched to offer services for $2,500
  • Limited to 1000 members/year in Europe and North America
  • The group caters to curators, collectors from other fields and "tech guys in San Francisco, new oil money in Texas" to help them become real collectors
  • Liu Yiqian and Wang Wei, one of Asia's most world-renowned collecting couples, purchased a $45 million Tibetan tapestry commissioned by a Ming emperor at Christie's Hong Kong in November 2014
  • Liu is also known for his purchase of a 15th-century Ming Dynasty imperial porcelain “chicken cup" for $36.3 million at Sotheby's Hong Kong in July 2014
  • Museums and Art Fairs are increasing due to the growing influence of new wealth in China
  • Featured: Remarkable images of military parades, world-record attempts, mass exercises, and enormous performances.
  • "The masses of people can look beautiful or intimidating, projecting a sense of strength and abundance."
  • "Individuals can become pixels in a huge painting, or points on a grid, or echoes of each other in identical uniforms."
  • First Ever Body Fine Art Competition, held at The Springs in Los Angeles last Saturday
  • Artists, like Dewayne Flowers, Cheryl Ann Lipstreau and Wiser Oner, created their entries on-site with photographers documenting their work.
  • A panel of judges critiqued the pieces as well as music, dance performances and more.
  • Sotheby’s held the most valuable sale of jewellery in history at its Geneva branch in Switerland, raising the equivalent of $161.5 million.
  • TEFAF estimates that high net-worth individuals (those with investable worth of over $1 million) spent more on jewellery, gems and watches last year than either antiques or art.
  • Sotheby’s auction realized $379.7 million, with highest prices being bid for works by Mark Rothko, Roy Liechtenstein and Jackson Pollock.
  • The value of the global art market grew an estimated 7% to a record 51 billion euros ($56 billion) last year, taking it for the first time above the pre-crisis peak of €48 billion
  • Paul Gauguin's 1892 oil painting was formerly owned by retired Sotheby exec Rudolf Staechelin, on loan to Kuntsmuseum Basel
  • Rumored buyer was Qatar, a tiny, oil-rich emirate
  • In recent years the Qatar royal family have been buyers of trophy quality Western modern and contemporary art
  • Since peaking in 2000, Gold Bullion has dropped 38%. It’s risen about 1.3 percent this year after losing 1.4 percent in 2014 and tumbling 28 percent in 2013.
  • The median sale price for existing condos in Manhattan jumped to a six-year high of $1.3 million in the first quarter. In London, asking prices for property rose 2.5% to a record high in April
  • Global art market had an increase of 7% year on year in 2014
  • 3 biggest art markets were US (39%), China (22%) and the UK (22%)
  • 48% of all sales were Post War and Contemporary art
  • Women receive half the MFAs granted in the U.S., but female artists account for only 25% of solo exhibitions in New York galleries.
  • According to a 2011 study, just 8.5% of Wikipedia editors are women
  • Art+Feminism hosted 56 edit-a-thons in March to improve female representation among editors & increase exposure about female artists
  • Fine art remains an offline pursuit, a luxury good with only 6% of transactions online in 2014
  • Online sales of luxury goods are now growing twice as fast as offline
  • Venture capitalists now becoming keen to invest in art dot-coms.
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