As connoisseurship becomes easier, it has never been less fashionable

Bendor Grosvenor goes behind the scenes of the reattribution of Rubens’ Clara Serena portrait

Published online: 24 March 2015

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Rubenshuis director says Clara Serena portrait ‘is by Rubens’

Work deaccessioned by Met fetched almost 20 times its auction estimate in 2013

Published online: 24 March 2015

Sotheby’s launches live auctions on eBay

Collectors can take part in sales streamed online from April

Published online: 17 March 2015

Sotheby’s appoints new president with plans to grow its brand

Tad Smith comes to the auction house from media and entertainment companies

Published online: 16 March 2015

Sotheby’s ramps up commitment to middle market

Full-year figures show auction house still “under tension”

Published online: 02 March 2015

London's second week of auctions are strong, but more post-war than contemporary

International participation grows as African bidders join the mix of Latin American, Chinese and US collectors

Published online: 12 February 2015


Whitmore joins burgeoning Phillips stable

Phillips auction house seems to be on a hiring frenzy, having appointed Matt Carey-Williams, a former White Cube staffer, as deputy...

That’s all she wrote

Virginia Woolf said that for a woman to be a successful writer she required two deceptively simple things: money and a room of one’s own....

Happy 50th Aldrich!

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a little help from some very creative friends. To mark the...


All for a golden cause

Goldsmiths alumni including Damien Hirst, Steve McQueen, Sarah Lucas and Fiona Rae are donating works for auction at Christie’s London on 12 February. Their cause? A new public gallery that is due to open on the university campus next year at a cost of £2.8m. In this video, Michael Craig-Martin, an artist and a professor of art at Goldsmiths who has also donated work for the auction, talks about teaching in the 1970s, what the YBAs mean to him and what constitutes the essence of art.