A market boom, but only for some

Annual report finds total sales are up, but gives little comfort to Tefaf’s Old Masters and antiques dealers

Published online: 18 March 2014

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Tefaf special report: a test of the potential for growth of China

Will the increasing number of collectors in China start to acquire more non-Chinese art?

Published online: 13 March 2014

US retakes top spot in art sales from China

The economist Clare McAndrew releases her annual global art market report at Tefaf Maastricht

Published online: 14 March 2013

How and why taste changes

While an artist’s popularity can wax and wane, there are very few genuine rediscoveries

Published online: 14 March 2013

A marriage restored

Grant will enable US museum to treat previously untouched paintings by Hogarth of society couple

Published online: 13 March 2013

Out with the old, in with the newest

Is the cult of contemporary banishing older art to the Dark Ages?

Published online: 13 March 2013


Unicorn tapestries recreated

The famous cycle of seven, early 16th-century Netherlandish tapestries, “The Hunt of the Unicorn”, has been recreated at a cost of £2m as...

In and out at Maastricht

Tefaf Maastricht will be the final outing for the London-based Old Master specialist gallery Agnew’s which is closing its doors after 195...

In the saddle at Tefaf

Sales continue to be made at Tefaf (until 25 March) but a purchase of an equine nature is making waves in Maastricht. A Dutch private...


Philip Guston's about-face

In the mid-1960s, the American painter Philip Guston made what looked like an abrupt U-turn. After rising to prominence as an Abstract Expressionist in the decade prior, Guston decided that abstraction was no longer working. He turned, instead, towards the cartoonish, representational style for which he is probably best-known today. How did he get there? As he insists in this clip, his change was not so radical. Audiences can make up their own minds at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk this summer, where “Philip Guston: Painting Smoking Eating” is open through 7 September.