The Royal Ontario Museum's new exhibition on contemporary black art, Here We Are Here, is worth a visit.
New research shows that success is often determined by luck, not other factors.
Why Yoko Ono's The Riverbed exhibition at Toronto's Gardiner Museum might be the coolest place to grab a coffee these days.
To celebrate Valentine's Day, we asked Mercartto's founder and her husband how they navigate the process of buying and living with art together.
We're giving away beautiful prints from the amazing Toronto Jane Murdoch Adams. To learn about this remarkable woman and see the art, keep reading....
Why you should go see The Sunshine Eaters exhibition at OCAD University's Onsite Gallery.
There's something magical happening under Toronto's downtown highway. One of winter's best excuses for leaving the home.
Win a piece of original art for your wall! Very easy to participate. More details at http://artisneededhere.com.
Highlights from December 2017.
Yes indeed, there is art a short drive west of Toronto. And it's worth your while to see it.
Reasons why Toronto should be excited about the re-opening of MOCA.
The Bentway Project is Toronto's exciting urban park answer to an ugly downtown highway.
Strong evidence for the benefits of public art.
Announcing new enhancements to Mercartto.
Though, generally the genre of horror is associated with novels or movies, paintings can be equally terrifying.
Valuable tips for Canadian artists how to get the most out of tax season.
My plea to Google that our name is not a spelling mistake. It really is Mercartto, not Mercatto.
In my quest to understand the root cause of why art is so enjoyable, I came across a perfectly good reason: Looking at art makes you feel like being in love.
Pricing art is one of the most subjective commercial activities attempted. If you compare it to fashion, it can be argued that branded designers (like branded artists) can command a higher premium because of the history and reputation behind the name. But oftentimes an article of clothing’s price is also influenced by the quality of materials, hand vs. factory made, scarcity and uniqueness.
There is a prevailing belief, particularly in the upper echelons of the contemporary art world, that art makes a great investment. (For a good overview see Caslon Analytics art fund note.) However, research shows that in the overwhelming majority of cases, art is neither a good nor efficient investment.
It's the giving time of year! For fun we've created gift guides for some of the most popular Mercartto art personality types. To make it easy, we've included links; if you see something you like, it's a click away.
Don't see your personality type? Comment or drop us a line and we'll create one for your type.
With Halloween fast approaching, we scoured the web for costume ideas inspired by art history. Here are our top picks:
Have you ever walked into a room and instinctively sensed that something didn’t feel right about the art? Do you ever look around your space and wonder if your art is doing you justice, and vice versa?