Latest

Young, emerging artists continue to dominate Frieze week auctions as Phillips sets seven records

Asian bidders set the pace again as several works sell for ten times their lower estimate at the auction house's 20th century and contemporary art evening sale. But are these prices sustainable?

Daniel Cassadyabout 9 hours ago

Too much too young? The double-edged sword of early success for artists

As British painters in their 20s and 30s are commanding huge sums for their work, how does the market frenzy affect their career in the longer term?

Anna Brady, Gareth Harris and Lee Cheshireabout 20 hours ago

Where does art fit in a post-liberal world?

Western liberal democracies have long called the shots when deciding what is “good” art. But that could be about to change

Scott Reyburn1 day ago

Young female painters and bored apes turn heads at Christie's £64.6m auction

The first NFT to be sold at auction in Europe sells for £800,000, while collectors compete for emerging women artists, leaving more established names on the shelf

Tom Seymourabout 22 hours ago

The silencing of Belarus's dissenting artists

A growing number of culture workers are being given long prison sentences on spurious charges

Frieze

Follow all of our reporting live from the London fair

Too much too young? The double-edged sword of early success for artists

As British painters in their 20s and 30s are commanding huge sums for their work, how does the market frenzy affect their career in the longer term?

Anna Brady, Gareth Harris and Lee Cheshireabout 20 hours ago

Frieze London's new section Unworlding hoped to bring young artists exposure—but it brought sales too

The curated selection comprises radical and experimental art looking at "ideas of collapse and rebirth"

Anny Shawabout 19 hours ago

Covid and Brexit issues delay monumental sculpture arriving at Frieze

Shortage of materials and transport problems mean Daniel Arsham's public work has only just arrived in London

Gareth Harrisabout 20 hours ago

Come inside: Frieze London moves beyond the park with new permanent space

No.9 Cork Street, which will provide opportunities for pop-up exhibitions, opens as the celebrated Mayfair gallery hub gains a new lease of life

Ibrahim El-Salahi on the importance of stories, trees and why he misses Sudan

The pioneer of African Modernism, whose work appears in this year’s Frieze sculpture park, explains how nature inspires him

Lee Cheshireabout 20 hours ago

The Week in Art podcast

A podcast bringing you the latest news from the art world, every week

Can the art world really change its wasteful ways?

Plus, Mark Rothko’s late paintings at Pace’s new London space and Nicolas Poussin at the National Gallery

1 day ago
Sponsored byChristie's

Jasper Johns: a radical look at a colossus of post-war American art

Plus, Venice's tourism problem and Finnish artist Outi Heiskanen

Sponsored byChristie's

It’s a wrap: Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s final fabric project unveiled in Paris

Plus, Art Basel: are the buyers back? And Mary Beard on images of power

Sponsored byChristie's

All glitz and glamour? Hollywood’s new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Plus, the rise of private museums and Renaissance portraits at the Rijksmuseum

Sponsored byChristie's

Should the art world boycott China over its treatment of Uyghur people?

Plus, Van Gogh’s final months and master printer Kenneth Tyler on Helen Frankenthaler

Sponsored byChristie's

Adventures with Van Gogh

Adventures with Van Gogh is a weekly blog by Martin Bailey, our long-standing correspondent and expert on the artist. Published every Friday, his stories range from newsy items about this most intriguing artist to scholarly pieces based on his own meticulous investigations and discoveries.

Stunning $30m Van Gogh watercolour resurfaces at Christie’s New York following complex behind-the-scenes deal

The auction house—which estimates the painting at $30m—helped broker a deal between the seller and the descendants of two Jewish families who had it in the Nazi era

a blog by Martin Bailey

Art market

Buy one, gift one free: why collectors acquire two works and give one away

Buying a work and donating another to a museum sounds like a win-win—but who really benefits?

Young female painters and bored apes turn heads at Christie's £64.6m auction

The first NFT to be sold at auction in Europe sells for £800,000, while collectors compete for emerging women artists, leaving more established names on the shelf

Tom Seymourabout 22 hours ago

Banksy world record as shredded work sells to Asian collector for £18.6m at Sotheby's

A previous painting called Girl with Balloon was shredded live at a Sotheby's auction three years ago, the resulting work, Love is in the Bin, has now sold

Georgina Adam2 days ago

Former Sotheby’s heavyweights form Art Intelligence Global, an art advisory with lofty aims

Led by Yuki Terase and Amy Cappellazzo, the company aims to have firm footing in both Western and Asian markets.

It all started with a Roman bowl bought for 75p: antiquities dealership Charles Ede celebrates 50 years in business

The London gallery, now run by Martin Clist and Charis Tyndall, is marking five decades with an exhibition of Greek black glaze pottery opening this week

Museums & Heritage

Italian mayor launches underwater excavation to find third Riace bronze

Town of Riace is planning a museum, while a new investigation hopes to confirm whether there are more ancient Greek statues to be found

James Imam1 day ago

A £2.8m transformation of London's Studio Voltaire addresses shortage of affordable studio space

The not-for-profit has added 45 spaces for artists as well as a cafe and shop

Small Northern English town gets UK’s first museum dedicated to Spanish art and culture

Many pieces on show in the Spanish Gallery are from the personal collection of financier Jonathan Ruffer, the main backer of a £150m regeneration project in Bishop Auckland

Hubert van Eyck, Jan’s older brother, painted parts of the Ghent Altarpiece

New research indicates Hubert started the work but had to stop, so Jan took over

New blood reinvigorates MoMA leadership

The museum has appointed four impressive women who are breathing new life into the curatorial, education and outreach divisions, including 23-year MoMA veteran Sarah Suzuki.

Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From gilded figures at the Hispanic Society Museum and Library to Christo at Galerie Gmurzynska

The Big Review: Judy Chicago at De Young Museum

The retrospective of the legendary feminist offers some familiar pleasures and a chance to re-evaluate her recent work

London’s National Gallery makes a song and dance about Nicolas Poussin

New exhibition unearths the French artist’s more joyful works from the museum's collection, which will be joined by key loans

Book club

The Art Newspaper’s Book Club shines a light on art books in their myriad forms and brings you exclusive extracts, interviews, picture galleries and recommendations from leading art world figures. Sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media using #TANbookclub

Last photograph of Lucian Freud’s stolen Francis Bacon portrait published for first time

Image taken at Neue Nationalgalerie moments before the 1988 theft features in a new book of the artist’s copper paintings

How the Beano encouraged generations of artists to break the rules

We asked eight artists about the comic's influence ahead of a new exhibition exploring the publication's history and featuring contemporary art with that "Beano sensibility"

A brush with...podcast

A podcast that asks artists the questions you've always wanted to

A brush with... Thomas J Price

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Giorgio Morandi to Alberto Giacometti

Sponsored byBloomberg Connects

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. Read our Cookie Policy for more information.

Customise