Buy what you love – 10 tips when buying antiques

If you’re about to start building your antiques collection there are some easy steps you can take to make sure they’re authentic and right for you, says Mary Claire Boyd, fair director at the Art & Antiques fair Olympia.

Who’s who in contemporary art

Contemporary artists can be bold yet intimate, controversial yet playful, innovative yet draw from tradition. Elliot McDonald from leading contemporary art gallery Pace gives his personal selection

Where would you place a Hirst in your home?

As the 2017 Venice Biennale gets under way we talk to our Curator of the Hiscox Art Collection Whitney Hintz about how the works of artists such as Damien Hirst can give collectors the courage to buy sculptures for their homes

What is contemporary art?

As the Evening Standard Contemporary Art Prize in association with Hiscox launches, we consider what the term ‘contemporary art’ actually means.

Understanding the role of the art consultant

What constitutes a great work of art may be a simple matter of taste but the decision to buy a piece can be a little more complicated. Whitney Hintz, Curator of Hiscox’s art collection, deciphers the role and responsibilities of the art consultant