Classic Car Show San Telmo. Our Rally New’s in Argentina. The Argentine Classic and Sports car scene is at its plenitude, and all seems to show that there's not a limit to what can be done in this matter......If collecting is the hobby par-excellence of the 20th century, the passion for cars is the passion par-excellence of the century of the industry and the technology. And the blend of both of them is just mind blowing. Putting together such great passions into a greater world is exiting and amazing. This merge takes place all over the world and it can be witnessed in privileged reunions such as Classic and Sports rallies. When these events take place, passionate owners, patient restorers who work on these beauties as neurosurgeons do on people’s brains, who care for them as if they were newly born children made out of crystal, unveil the mystery of their passion while presenting their Classic in society. The full smile that populates the most of their face is a true indication of how much do these women and men love their classics and sports and in how many ways these are a mechanical reflection of their passion and personality.
Auctions in Buenos Aires are a great option for collectors, antique dealers and gallery owners from around the globe. The fact that Latin American art is growing worldwide in terms of prestige and acceptance is clear to us all. During the late 90s it was Christie’s auction house the pioneer who saw the market evolution line in the world of Latin American Art, antiques and collectibles. Back then the major and oldest auction house in the world and Argentina’s finest and most traditional auction house Naon, joined ventures to work in the local market. Since then, several auctioneers from around the globe began to work in the country. Sotheby’s owns an auction house in Buenos Aires, working very good. Local auctioneers such as Arroyo Gallery, Roldan, Bullrich, Banco Ciudad auctions, Sarachaga –just to mention some- are working strongly in the local and international scene. The fact that Argentine and Latin American artists are highly appreciated world wide together with the fact that Argentina beholds a rich collection of consecrated European and American artists, makes of this place a really appealing market for art lovers and dealers from all over the planet. Since Christie’s first auctions of Latin American for 2.5 million dollars in the early 1980s to the record sales in 1994 with 28 million dollars in auctions, the Latin Art is growing. In November 1996, Antonio Berni, Argentine painter of great name opened the world market for native artists, when he sold his “The immigrants” painting for over half a million dollars. This week, Sotheby’s monthly bulletin reads: “Sotheby's year-end total for Latin American Art reached a record $28,263,000 - the highest amount of any auction house in the history of the field. Buoyed by the excellent quality of the works on offer, along with realistic estimates and an ever-widening group of buyers, the market for Latin American Art clearly increased its strength in 2005. From Colonial to Contemporary Art, from South to North America, this year's total set records that point to deep international interest across the wide range of movements and artists that comprise the overall Latin American Art market”. To buyers around the globe, Latin American auction houses are appearing more appealing by the minute, not only for the broader of the options, but also for the favorable exchange rates with European and American currencies. All in all, buying art and antiques in South America and Argentina in particular isn’t free of rules and paperwork to handle. There are specific regulations to follow, licenses are required and know how involved in acquiring and exporting art. Art dealer has a specialized team that handles everything in terms of art, collectibles and antiques auctions, and shopping, hunting and customized touring services. The planning begins before you arrive to the city, with conversations, directions and market research of the style, art and antiques you’re looking for. From the minute you arrive to Buenos Aires we handle everything from picking you up in the airport, hotel reservations, auctions scheduling, hunts to off the path markets and fairs, discounts, shipping and handling all the paper work regarding the exporting of the works. This is a great opportunity to work with and take advantage, but the best way to take the most out of it is by planning and working in advance.