Insights into the World of Art

Active in the art community for over 30 years, International Art Acquisitions offers valuable insights into the World of Art. Engaging in the continued development of Artists and the Enterprise of Art is at the core of our everyday life.

Galleries serve as an invaluable resource for new and experienced collectors and provide a platform of professional representation for artists. Barbara Nino, President of International Art Acquisitions, works diligently to research, evaluate, and present a collection that considers a work’s quality, uniqueness, and historical importance. This work has created a collection of gravitas and visual delight while building rich insight into the world of Art and the trends that often drive purchasing.

The following posts comprise our insights into current art world topics. We invite you to read along as we explore the value of Art and its place in the world. Answering questions like; What is the purpose of an Art Gallery? What benefits do Galleries grant artists and buyers? And insight into the world of Art Collecting in general.


More information about the Artists we represent, our Investment, Collecting, and De-accession services, and appraisal services can be found on their respective pages.

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Damien Hirst at Newport Street Gallery for the grande finale of The Currency. Photo by Naomi Rea.

Exploring NFTs in Damien Hirst Fashion

If you bought a digital copy of a painting, would you trade it in for the real thing? That’s what Damien Hirst asked his NFT collectors Damien Hirst released 10,000 NFT’s to the market last year, each one corresponding to a physical work of art. Hirst gave these collectors a one-year window to enjoy their…

International Art Acquisition At the 2022 Armory Show

International Art Acquisitions visited the 2022 Armory Show in NYC. For the first time in years, these events took place much like they would have before 2020, a much welcomed opportunity to view art in-person once again. The 247 exhibitors are split between six sections, including ones for solo artist presentations, nonprofit organizations, and emerging…

The Art of Presence

The state or fact of existing – presence – seems simple enough; but exploring it’s finer points, restrictions, and consequences draws one in. Marina Abramovic, Senga Nengudi, and Joseph Heinrich Beuys represent captivating and important cultural work exploring physical, emotional, racial, cultural, and environmental presence.
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Visit A Museum!

There are a handful of terrific museum exhibitions on view regionally this season. Visiting a museum is a great way to beat the summer heat, take a break from a busy vacation, and take time to reflect with art in a peaceful, yet engaging setting. This list comprises of exhibitions ranging from Norman Rockwell to…

Three Ways Small Business supports community

How do you buy art? Consider your local gallery over an online retailer. Consumers can purchase an item with just a few clicks, a convenience that’s revolutionized the way we do business. For many online purchasing from re-distributors has made life easier and convenient, and can often trigger our “feel-good” when that package arrives. Online…

Investing in Community

With broad usage, the term ‘community’, and what it stands for, can easily be overlooked in the hum of modern life. Building a community is essential to the growth of any business, school, institution, town or city. Individuals thrive in these networks. We make connections with other people, and develop empathy and interests beyond our…

Auction Insights and Art Investment Insights

Paul Cezanne at Auction

A Season of Giving

November and December mark a season of gift giving and charity. This season however, the charity of the inspiring Paul Allen is an outlier worth taking note of.
Damien Hirst at Newport Street Gallery for the grande finale of The Currency. Photo by Naomi Rea.

Exploring NFTs in Damien Hirst Fashion

If you bought a digital copy of a painting, would you trade it in for the real thing? That’s what Damien Hirst asked his NFT collectors Damien Hirst released 10,000 NFT’s to the market last year, each one corresponding to a physical work of art. Hirst gave these collectors a one-year window to enjoy their…

4 Living Artists Who Broke The Mold and Became Millionaires

We’ve all seen the headline, “Record Breaking Auction Sale!” with a shocking number attached to an artwork that draws on our curiosity and intrigue. Many of these headlining art sales are in the secondary market and are works done by artists who are no longer living or reaping the benefit of their auction block success….

What’s the deal with NFT’s?

“Art is an idea that has found its perfect visual expression.”-Paul Rand As society continues forward, art serves as a monument of each era’s goals, accomplishments, and fears. The subjects and mediums may look different. However, each artist uses their tools – some traditional, some experimental – to communicate their perspective of the human experience….

Jubilee Auction Series

Auction News Queen Elizabeth, turned 96 on April 21, is the first British ruler to reach the platinum jubilee milestone, having ascended to the throne on June 2, 1953. She became the nation’s longest-reigning monarch on September 9, 2015, surpassing her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. The Auctions will run in London from May 28th to July…

2022 Art Basel Concludes in Hong Kong with Healthy Art Sales

What is Art Basel? “Art Basel is the leading global platform connecting collectors, galleries, and artists. Fairs in Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach are a driving force in supporting galleries as they nurture the careers of artists. Our publications The Art Market and the Art Market Principles and Best Practices are a commitment to…

Gallery Updates and Insights

International Art Acquisition At the 2022 Armory Show

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International Art Acquisitions visited the 2022 Armory Show in NYC. For the first time in years, these events took place much like they would have before 2020, a much welcomed opportunity to view art in-person once again. The 247 exhibitors are split between six sections, including ones for solo artist presentations, nonprofit organizations, and emerging…

Exhibition Draws Curiosity and Wonder

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Josephine Cardin is a fine art photographer who focuses on contemporary figurative work inspired by music, dance, and the human themes of loneliness, isolation, melancholy, love and loss. Cardin works primarily with self-portraiture to illustrate scenes that bewitch, seduce, and explore our human sensibilities. International Art Acquisitions is currently presenting a collection from the artist’s…

May Collection Highlights

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Paintings along the Shoreline, Artwork Selections from the Gallery. In addition to Collection Management and Art Investment Services, International Art Acquisitions also has a gallery full of original artworks. This May we’re highlighting a handful of these artworks based on the theme “Paintings along the Shoreline.” These original artworks are available for sale, just send…
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Defining The Art Gallery

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What is an Art Gallery? In the digital age, finding quality art is increasingly difficult for the discerning art collector. The Art Museum as an organization is easy to understand, a grand structure dedicated to the public, and the preservation of cultural items and history is its most straightforward mission. The Art Gallery as an…