Anna Brady

Anna Brady is Art Market Editor at The Art Newspaper

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The Year Ahead 2019

Three new fairs not to miss in 2019

From Singapore and Taiwan to Los Angeles, new events attempt to break into world's fastest growing art markets

In association withQatar Museums

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Old Masters

Brickmaker moves out of construction and into Old Masters investment, buying a $75m Michelangelo painting

New US owner of former Chinese building-materials business turns to lucrative fractional ownership of art

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The Year In Review

2018 in the market: the price is right for pale males

David Hockney was latest white male artist to set a record this year

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Exhibitions

China finally gets caught in Louise Bourgeois’s web

First major survey in Shanghai of late artist’s work includes giant spider on loan from Tate

Analysis
The Year In Review

From counting muddles to collective cuddles: the art world's highs and lows of 2018

The people, places and things that had a year to remember—or to forget

Interview
Collector's Eye

Collector's eye: Jonathan Anderson

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Interview
Collector's Eye

Collector's eye: Estrellita B. Brodsky

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

A gift for Chicago, a new work for Norway, and a Rothko rockets in price: talking points at Art Basel in Miami Beach

From a Tschabalala Self painting donated to the Art Institute of Chicago to Goshka Macuga's commission the Norwegian parliament

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Brazil's artists and galleries fight back at Art Basel Miami Beach

Country's galleries are out in force at the fair after far-right Jair Bolsonaro's election

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Art market

Adam Chinn to leave Sotheby's after chief operating officer role is 'eliminated'

Former deal-maker, who joined the auction house in 2016 with the acquisition of Art Agency, Partners, will leave on 31 December

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Art market

Fairytale of New York in La-La land—artists to take over film set at Frieze Los Angeles

For Frieze Projects, artists including Barbara Kruger and Paul McCarthy will create site-specific works within Paramount Pictures Studios's fake New York city

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Art market

Censorship could stifle China's art market

Under president Xi Jinping's increasingly stringent regime, galleries must negotiate a slow and capricious approval process to show works of art

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Auctions

The highs and lows of New York ‘gigaweek’

Hockney made the headlines, but other artists made waves—or flopped—at November’s auctions

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Art market

Guarantees: the next big art market scandal?

Third-party auction deals have made some people very rich—but they may be bad for the market in the long run

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Shanghai this weekend

From Louise Bourgeois’s giant spider at the Long Museum to literally walking on glass at the Shanghai Museum of Glass

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Art market

Shanghai’s two rapidly expanding fairs—Art021 and West Bund Art and Design—are attracting dealers despite China's slowing economy

Galleries are also seemingly undeterred by tussles between Presidents Trump and Xi Jinping

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Art market

Eric Albada Jelgersma's Old Master collection estimated to make over £26m at Christie's

Pair of portraits by Frans Hals expected to lead two-day sale of collection of Dutch entrepreneur, who was advised by the dealer Robert Noortman

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Appointments & departures

Art Dubai appoints new international director Chloe Vaitsou, formerly of Frieze Fairs

Emirati fair says she will work alongside the artistic director in a move away from having a single leader

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Frieze London 2018

Collector's Eye: David Roberts

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

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Frieze London 2018

Contemporary art market cools as confidence drops

Brexit and Trump's trade war with China are affecting the mood of buyers

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Art market

British artists dominate Christie's patchy £71.1m sale, as over-priced Koons and Richter fail to sell

Francis Bacon's lighter depiction of George Dyer leads auction at £17.5m, with strong prices for Hurvin Anderson, Bridget Riley and Albert Oehlen

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Frieze London 2018

Christie's to auction works by Grenfell victim Khadija Saye

Profits from the sale will support new UK arts education programme in 2019

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Frieze London 2018

Collector’s Eye: Nicky Wilson

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

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Frieze London 2018

Tatiana Trouvé’s shamanic tree takes root at Frieze London

Work at Galerie Kamel Mennour is quite literally ground-breaking

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Frieze London 2018

Frieze London fights gender gap—but how many female artists are at the fair?

Fair focuses on women but market still favours men

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Art market

US fairs help bring new blood to Tefaf Maastricht

The success of Tefaf New York Spring this year marked a sea-change

Analysis
Art market

Fair’s fair? The murky world of stand costs

Research by The Art Newspaper uncovers wide disparity in both fee structures and transparency

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Art market

Object Lessons: from a polaroid of Basquiat to a Ming dynasty bodhisattvas

Our pick from this week's fairs and auctions

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In the frame

Art Mallorca: when Love Island meets the art world

Event aims to become the Mediterranean’s premier art fair, against stiff competition

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Art market

Object Lessons: from Barbara Hepworth's St Ives bronze to Grant Wood's censored lithograph

Our pick from this week's auctions and fairs

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Art market

New Lapada chief on the challenges facing middle market antiques dealers

Freya Simms speaks ahead of the tenth Lapada Art & Antiques Fair in London

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Art market

Object Lessons: from a Venetian glass bowl to an ancient Chinese ritual vessel

Our pick from this week's auctions and exhibitions

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Art market

Rolling with the punches: how the art market bounced back

In 2008, Damien Hirst sold £111m of art as Lehman Brothers collapsed, triggering a financial crisis. A decade on, what has changed?

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Museums

Salvator Mundi will not go on show at Louvre Abu Dhabi this month, for reasons unknown

$450.3m Leonardo da Vinci painting was due to be unveiled at museum in two weeks but its display has now been delayed

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Art market

Swiss prosecutor returns 'Mesopotamian' terracotta animal made by dealer's 11-year-old-daughter—along with 5,000 seized antiquities

A further 6,000 items belonging to Ali Aboutaam of Phoenix Ancient Art are still held by authorities in Geneva

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Art market

Sticking the knife into the patriarchy: Artemisia Gentileschi painting to be sold for the first time in Vienna

The female Italian Baroque artist's depiction of Lucretia is thought to have been in European collection since the 19th century

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Art market

Sotheby’s earnings take a hit as demanding consignors and guarantors squeeze its commission margin

Just two paintings significantly damaged the auction house's bottom line in the second quarter

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Art market

Leaked document on EU import licensing proposals is deeply concerning, say dealer associations

IADAA and CINOA argue that compromise amendments to contentious new cultural goods regulations are still too stringent and ill-defined

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Law

Iranian gallerists released on bail after two years in Tehran prison

Karan Vafadari and Afarin Neyssari paid a bail of around $10m according to sources but still await appeal request

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Art market

More than just a pretty face: furrowed brows win at Christie's patchy Old Master sale, but £6.7m sculpture tops paintings

Tacca's Hercules is star of the bronzes, while Carracci's military portrait and Rembrandt's print find favour where Rubens's daughter flounders in £31.1m sale

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Art market

Guarantees, the Beckham effect and warts-and-all portraits: Sotheby's pulls off a consistent Old Master sale

No big hitters, but overall quality and new buyers from Asia and Latin America buoyed £42.6m auction, with £5.3m record for Canova set in day sale

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Art market

Otto Naumann comes out of 'retirement' to join Sotheby's

Veteran Old Master dealer will join the auction house in New York at the end of the summer, months after selling his inventory there

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Art market

Glut of sculpture in London auctions, despite Giambologna withdrawal

Bronze and marble take centre stage during Old Masters sales week, although Dresden Mars returns home without going on the block at Sotheby's

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London Art Week

Re-discoveries, the Holy Grail of Old Master dealers: we pick out four at London Art Week

From a Van Dyck once thought to be by Rubens to William Nicholson's portrait of an actress identified only weeks ago

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Art market

Myrna Ayad steps down as Art Dubai director, while fair plans to move Modern section in 2019

Ayad says decision to leave was "personal" and plans to launch her own art consultancy

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Art market

Tefaf brings management of New York fairs under European control as Artvest agreement ends

Netherlands-based organisation will oversee events as two-year agreement with US firm expires, but Michael Plummer and Jeff Rabin remain as shareholders

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Art market

From Marina Abramovic's face to a butcher's shop diorama, early sales at Masterpiece London

UK capital's heatwave lends a relaxed summer atmosphere to cross-collecting fair, where deals are done at a slower tempo than at contemporary events

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Art market

Private View: our pick of July and August gallery shows

New shows at commercial galleries, from Canova's prank portrait of Giorgione to a feminist take on Pop art

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Art market

New initiative aims to increase social mobility and diversity in the art industry

Easel will offer careers information, a mentorship programme and a grant scheme to subsidise low wages in entry level roles

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Exhibitions

Unbridled enthusiasm for the art of horse racing on show in France

Exhibition at Domaine de Chantilly is the first on the development of the painting tradition

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Art market

Masterpiece grows in London, but new international fair locations not confirmed

New stakeholder MCH Group brings capital and contacts to an event shaking off its try-hard image

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Art market

Supply wrung out? End of term feel to London Impressionist and Modern art auctions

Sotheby's sale fell below estimate while Christie’s provided some cheer, showing there is still money in Monet – but only the right one

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Art Basel 2018

Collector's Eye: David Brolliet

The Swiss collector discusses his love of Lichtenstein, his regret at not buying a Subodh Gupta when he had the chance and hanging art on his refrigerator

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Art Basel 2018

Chinese collector scoops up McArthur Binion painting at Unlimited

Nine other works by the US artist sold on Lehmann Maupin’s stand at Art Basel

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Art market

Art dealers slam proposed European Union licence regulations

Revising import controls on cultural goods could impact negatively on trade, dealer organisations say

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Art Basel 2018

Could fairs publish sale prices? Don’t hold your breath

“For all the supposed desire for transparency, no one will make the first move”

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Art Basel 2018

What are the limits of Art Basel’s Unlimited?

Sector has raised the bar for large works, but price and size do not always match

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Art Basel 2018

Plastic fantastic at Art Basel

Don’t throw it in the ocean—hang it on your wall

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Art market

A word with Marc Spiegler

Art Basel’s global director on collector behaviour, auction price databases and the complexity of the art market

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Art Basel 2018

Collector's Eye: Ulla Dreyfus-Best

The Basel-based collector Ulla Dreyfus-Best on her "Wunderkammer", which mixes 11th-century Italian bronzes with pieces by Jeff Koons

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Art Basel 2018

Three cheers for Zeng Fanzhi

Hauser & Wirth will host concurrent exhibitions of the Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi this autumn in Zurich, London and Hong Kong

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Art Basel 2018

Apartheid revisited: US museum snaps up South African photography project at Art Basel

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art “will be acquiring” a series documenting a Modernist high-rise apartment block in Johannesburg

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Art market

Women speak out about the gender pay gap at UK auction houses

Blaming an ingrained culture, auction houses vow to correct imbalance in women’s pay and representation in the highest ranks

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Art market

Online sales, Asia and guarantees: auction house chiefs on the future of the business

The heads of Christie's, Bonhams and Phillips speak on market shifts, challenges and why they believe their model will succeed

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Frieze New York

Art as collateral is risky, dealers say in report released by Tefaf and ArtTactic

Art-backed lending market estimated at $17bn-$20bn in 2017

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Frieze New York

US government could regulate art dealers under proposed law

New York law firm warns galleries that legislation could mean new compliance and reporting regime

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Three to see

Three to see: Tefaf New York Spring

A few things at the fair that caught our eye at the second edition of Manhattan fair

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Art market

Highlights from Tefaf New York Spring

Second edition of Manhattan fair might lack Frieze's contemporary edge, but it has grown-up appeal

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Frieze New York

And the Frieze New York stand prizes go to… Nuno Centeno and Jhaveri Contemporary

The jury applauded the Indian and Portuguese galleries for presentations that were "bold" and showed "the spirit of risk"