Can you game the art market? Sign up for our first Art Market Eye Live talk on 26 February to find out

Join our experts Georgina Adam, Anny Shaw and Anna Brady as they discuss whether a Gamestop-style short squeeze could happen in the art industry and a host of other headlines. Presented in partnership with Gurr Johns

From left: Georgina Adam, Anna Brady and Anny Shaw © The Art Newspaper

From left: Georgina Adam, Anna Brady and Anny Shaw © The Art Newspaper

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Georgina Adam, our editor-at-large, comments on major art market trends and their impact on the trade. Her column appears on the first Thursday of every month on our website and in our Art Market Eye newsletter in which our art market editors Anna Brady, Anny Shaw and Kabir Jhala analyse the latest news and works coming up for sale. Sign-up here:

Join us for an informal discussion on 26 February at 4pm GMT between our Art Market Eye team of Georgina Adam, Anny Shaw and Anna Brady as they give their views on some of this year’s top headlines, ask whether art fairs’ newest revenue generating strategies—or gimmicks—will work, and, yes, ponder whether a Gamestop-style short squeeze could play havoc with the art market as it has the stock market.

Or, is price manipulation rife in the art market anyway?

We will be looking ahead at what on earth might happen in 2021 as art fairs creep ever backwards and we enter our second year at the mercy of the pandemic...perhaps casting a few light aspersions along the way.

Plus you can ask us anything—within reason—so line up those questions.

Presented in partnership with the art advisors and appraisers Gurr Johns.

To register for this hour-long talk on Friday, 26 February at 4pm GMT/11am ET/8am PT, click here

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Meet the speakers:

Georgina Adam

Georgina Adam, editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper and Financial Times contributor

Georgina Adam has spent more than 30 years writing about the art market and the arts in general. She was editor of the art market section of The Art Newspaper from 2000 to 2008, where she is now editor at large. She is a contributor to the Financial Times' Life and Arts section. Adam has written two books: Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century (Lund Humphries, 2014) and Dark Side of the Boom: the excesses of the art market in the 21st century (Lund Humphries, 2018). She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), The International Art Market Studies Association (TIAMSA) and chair of the membership committee of Cromwell Place. She is currently working on her next book on private museums, due out at the end of this year.

Anna Brady

Anna Brady, art market editor, The Art Newspaper

Anna Brady is the art market editor at The Art Newspaper, where she has worked since 2017, and has reported on the art, antiques and interiors industries for over a decade. She was previously features editor at Harper’s Bazaar Art and Interiors magazines in Dubai, and before that wrote for the weekly publication, Antiques Trade Gazette. Brady has also written for Apollo, Wallpaper, the Evening Standard, the Independent, BOAT International, House & Garden and World of Interiors among others, and regularly moderates panel discussions for the art industry.

Anny Shaw

Anny Shaw, contributing editor, The Art Newspaper

  • Anny Shaw is a contributing editor for The Art Newspaper, reporting on auctions, art fairs and market news since 2010. She trained as a journalist in her native south London and is a regular contributor to the Financial Times Life & Arts section. She has also written for The Telegraph, The Guardian, Apollo and Frieze magazines, among others. Her first book, Resist! (White Lion Publishing/Quarto) is due to be published in 2022.