According to Wikipedia, the word curator comes from the Latin “curare”, which means to “take care of”, and a curator is a manager or overseer. The word “curatory” (a curator is a member of a curatory) can also be used to describe a supervisory body, an advisory board, a school governing body or (generally) a … Continue reading What is a curator?
Photography was first recognised in magazines and periodicals as a creative, visual form of expression in the USA during the late 19th century. This medium, which was new and very modern at the time, was seized by photographers and developed into a new art form. American photographers Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and Edward Steichen (1879-1973) are … Continue reading Since when is photography a recognised form of art?
Photographic art is only valuable when not everybody can have it. This makes limited editions highly sought-after by collectors and enthusiasts. But what criteria need to be met in order to transparently and safely guarantee this limitation? Inside-Gallery guarantees its customers and photographers the strictest observance of all restrictions and limitations. For this purpose, we … Continue reading Controlled limitation
If a piece of photography becomes damaged, it is possible for it to be reproduced or professionally repaired. The original or its damaged remnants would initially need to be given to us for examination. In a reproduction process, the original is destroyed and registered as destroyed. The reproduction is then commissioned. The reproduction and the … Continue reading What happens if a piece of artwork becomes damaged?
The most important talking points: For many fans of photographic art, today’s market for highly priced fine art photography seems to be a highly controversial topic of discussion. When addressing the matter, we do not want to limit ourselves just to fine-art photography, as this topic of discussion applies equally to painting and other visual … Continue reading Controversial attitudes towards photography and photographic art
The tradition at the Düsseldorf School of Photography The tradition at the Düsseldorf School of Photography began when Bernd Becher was called to the Düsseldorfer Kunstacademie art academy in 1976, and received the first professorship in photography. He and his wife, Hilla Becher – also a very distinguished and renowned photographer – worked for many … Continue reading Düsseldorf School of Photography
How does the art market go about replacing or reproducing photographs that are damaged? Many galleries/gallery operators are of the same opinion as Inside-Gallery, that a piece of work damaged by external circumstances can be replaced by reproduction under certain conditions. The reproduction of a piece of work, such as something irreparably damaged by water, … Continue reading New production – a legal replacement or a copy of the original?
Open editions are unlimited editions or distributions of photographs/fine art prints. Because of the further distribution, both the exclusivity and the purchase price are significantly lower. There is hardly any appeal for investors to buy open editions. Because of the unlimited distribution, without a signature and sometimes with no mention of the artist, a value … Continue reading What are open editions?
The predominant optimal conditions in museums in terms of UV light, constant humidity and many other environmental conditions, cannot be generated constantly in normal living rooms. Initially there is a maximum illuminance (depending on the material) of 50 to 100 lux. The relative humidity should be at a maximum of 40% and recorded in ink … Continue reading Museum conditions for photographs
In classic archives, also called magazines, artwork is kept under absolutely ideal conditions, sometimes even using protective gases. An archive should always be set out for maximum preservation and maximum safety. This includes, for example, fire and burglary protection. Some very valuable collections are kept in facilities such as decommissioned nuclear shelters that have been … Continue reading Archive conditions for fine art photography