Anna Brady

Anna Brady is Art Market Editor at The Art Newspaper

Analysis
coronavirus

Post-pandemic, the art market might return to 'normal'—but do we want it to?

Many in the art world see the impact of coronavirus as a chance to slow down the frenetic pace of global activity and rethink the whole system

News
coronavirus

After much speculation, Art Basel postponed to September due to coronavirus

Swiss art fair is the latest of numerous fairs to be moved to the autumn, as the pandemic decimates the art world calendar

News
coronavirus

Tefaf Maastricht comes under fire as Covid-19 cases surge among the fair's attendees

Infected participants criticise fair’s decision to open in March as virus was spreading

News
Art market

Latest art fair to succumb to coronavirus: Tefaf New York Spring postponed to autumn, swallowing up sister fair

Event has now moved to the dates normally occupied by Tefaf New York Fall, which has been scrapped as a result but will return in 2021, organisers say

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Art market

Christie's and Phillips move May 'giga-week' New York sales to end of June due to coronavirus

Expanded 20th century art week in US will swallow up London auctions. Sotheby's has yet to make a decision about its New York Spring sales

Blog
Art market

Pyjamas and cava: the diary of an Art Basel VIP in an online world

A blow-by-blow account of the Hong Kong digital viewing rooms that launched this morning

News
Art market

In a drastic move, Christie's shuts most locations and postpones sales due to coronavirus

Auction house has closed New York saleroom along with other offices—Sotheby's follows suit while Phillips has postponed all events and sales until mid-May

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Art market

Here are the art fairs and auction houses that have been cancelled or closed (so far) due to coronavirus

Updates on how Covid-19 is turning the art fair calendar upside down as (most) organisers err on the side of caution

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Art market

In unprecedented move, Tefaf Maastricht shuts early due to coronavirus

Dutch fair will close tonight following news that an exhibitor has tested positive for the disease

News
Art market

Tefaf Maastricht exhibitor tests positive for coronavirus

Art dealer did not show any symptoms at the fair and was diagnosed in his home town on Monday

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Art market

Dickinson sells €15m Van Gogh painting at Tefaf Maastricht—the highest value reported sale so far at the Dutch fair

Peasant Woman in front of a Farmhouse, once sold in a farmyard auction for £4, sold to a private collector

News
Art market

Fairs in a time of coronavirus: trepidation turns to relief at a quieter—but not disastrous—Tefaf Maastricht

It was touch and go as to whether the 33rd edition of the Dutch fair would go ahead, but so far most exhibitors seem relieved even if business is slower

News
Exhibitions

Saved from collapse, sculptor Elisabeth Frink's studio to be resurrected within 13th-century barn

Messums Wiltshire bought the building last year and will now reconstruct it for an exhibition in its gallery—at a cost of £100,000

News
Art market

Tefaf Maastricht will go ahead despite three exhibitors pulling out so far over coronavirus fears

Some US museum staff will apparently not attend the 33rd edition of the Dutch fair this week, while many galleries remain defiant in the face of a "tough" fair ahead

Feature
TEFAF Maastricht

Maastricht adventures: Tefaf exhibitors reveal what they get up to while banished from the fair on vetting day

From castles and cathedrals to baring it all at a spa, there is plenty to keep dealers' nerves at bay while the vetters move in

Preview
Commercial galleries

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening this March

From Kevin Jerome Everson's videos of working-class displacement to Donna Huanca's wet slit—the best new commercial exhibitions this month

News
Art market

New digital art fair in Paris hopes to attract tech tycoons

Cadaf Paris claims to be Europe's only fair dedicated to new media and will coincide with Vivatech conference in June

News
Art market

Lakin Ogunbanwo awarded 1-54 art fair's first residency as popularity of artist funding schemes grows

New initiative in collaboration with Thami Mnyele Foundation will offer artist a three-month stipend to live and work in Amsterdam

News
Art market

Coronavirus: Beijing's Jingart is the latest Asian art fair to cancel

A look at how the market is responding to the epidemic

News
Art market

Blain Southern shuts all three galleries

Harry Blain, who split from co-founder Graham Southern last year, says he is "unable to secure the gallery’s future long term"

News
Bonhams

Bonhams chief executive Matthew Girling to leave auction house

Former jewellery specialist, who joined the firm in 1988, will be replaced by Bruno Vinciguerra, who will also continue in his role as executive chairman

News
Art market

Sotheby's new owner Patrick Drahi comes to auction house's first sale in post-Brexit Britain

“No fireworks” at last night's Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist art auction that featured three restituted works

Preview
Art market

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening in February

Huma Bhaba's humanoid sculptures and Hairy Who member Gladys Nilsson—the best new commercial exhibitions this month

Analysis
Buyer's Guide

How to buy a... René Magritte

The artist’s trademark motifs make his work easily recognisable and desirable—but there is more to this Surrealist than apples and bowler hats

Podcast

2020: art market issues and big shows

We look at the year ahead for galleries, art fairs and auctions, and seek out the big shows in the UK, Europe and the US

News
Art market

Christie's cancels Dubai sale of Middle Eastern art

March auction will return to the Emirate in spring 2021, but is cancelled this year due to new strategy and constrained supply of works

News
Art market

Tefaf boss Patrick van Maris—who took the fair brand to New York—quits

The president and chief executive of the Dutch fair group since 2015 will leave at the end of May

Interview
Art market

In person | Dealer Daniella Luxembourg on taste-making and being stubborn

The gallery owner and art world grande dame explains why the big art fairs are not for her

News
Paul Cézanne

Drop the accent? Cézanne’s acute dilemma

A campaign to revert the artist's surname to the original Provençal spelling is being led by the artist's grandson

Preview
Commercial galleries

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening in January

Lydia Benglis's sparkly vessels and an abortion rights fundraiser—the best new commercial exhibitions this month

Preview
The Year Ahead 2020

Newcomers and stalwarts: highlights from the 2020 fair calendar

Art Basel celebrates its 50th anniversary and new fairs in London and New York join the fray

Podcast

2019: the year in review

The Art Newspaper team ponder 2019's biggest art stories. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Analysis
The Year in Review 2019

From cancelled fairs to street art's auction room takeover: the art market's fruitiest stories of 2019

We look back at the stories that have overturned the art world order this year

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Get your shine on at Art Basel in Miami Beach

There is plenty to keep magpie collectors happy at the fair

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Major Jon Rafman show planned for Hirshhorn Museum

And Mickalene Thomas goes Pop in NYC

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Discounts give younger galleries a leg up at Art Basel in Miami Beach

A 20% fee reduction for new galleries exhibiting contemporary art has enabled smaller players to join the fair's main section

Interview
Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

'My mother placed a Calder mobile above the bathtub': inside the collection of Candia Fisher

The New York-based arts patron on her fascination with maritime artefacts and her regret at missing out on one of Monet's waterlilies

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Portia Munson’s immersive work for Art Basel's Meridians finds a home at 21c Museum Hotels

Cindy Sherman weaves her magic, and more news from Art Basel in Miami Beach

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

UBS survey finds millennials are becoming more environmentally conscious in their art buying habits

Not collecting sustainably? OK, boomer

Blog
Diary

Is this a previously unknown portrait of Queen Elizabeth I?

Analysis
Sotheby's

Sotheby’s at the crossroads: new owner, new chief executive, new era

Will new management be able to grow the newly privatised auction house on a tight budget?

Interview
Art market

In person | Cheyenne Westphal on swapping the drama of Sotheby’s for the challenge of growing Phillips

The chairman of Phillips explains what it takes to succeed in the auction business

Preview
Commercial galleries

Private view: three must-see gallery shows opening in November

Conceptual videos by Teresa Margolles and the boys of the Beaux Arts Generation are among our picks of the best commercial exhibitions this month

News
Art market

Sotheby's replaces Tad Smith with Charles F. Stewart as chief executive

Smith leaves after four and a half years with a $28.2m severance deal, including $16.9m in shares, and will remain as a senior adviser to Stewart

News
Art market

'Kitchen Cimabue' sells for €24.1m

Rediscovered painting, found in a French house clearance, is the first work by the 13th century Florentine artist to be sold at auction in living memory

Interview
Art dealers

In person: Pilar Ordovas on playing hard to get and striking out on her own

The Spanish-born independent dealer discusses working with Larry Gagosian and why she won't do art fairs

Feature
Art market

Running a contemporary gallery is tough: we look at London's lost commercial art spaces

There is a long list of innovative ventures to have fallen by the capital’s waysides but some have left a lasting legacy

News
Paul Cézanne

Crazy for Cézanne: we reveal plans for international blockbuster shows

Exhibitions in UK, US and Hungary are expected to be held from 2020 onwards

News
Frieze London 2019

Something in the stars? Art world goes spiritual

With artists and galleries embracing the new age, is there a commercial pull, too?

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Art Basel in Miami Beach's new Meridians section to feature works by Frank Bowling and Isaac Julien

The pair are among 30 artists selected for the fair's Unlimited-style section for large-scale installations, videos and performances

News
Frieze London 2019

Early sales at Frieze London

Stanley Whitney, Elizabeth Peyton and Joy Labinjo are among the first works to attract buyers at this year's fair

Interview

South African dealer Liza Essers on refusing to give in to legal browbeating

Goodman gallery director discusses being taken to court by President Zuma and acknowledging her privilege

Analysis
Auctions

Selling off the Gloucestershire Gustons: Jeremy Lancaster collection kicks off Frieze Week auctions

Christie's sale in London totals £23m with Modern British artists rubbing shoulders with international post-war names

Feature
South Africa

Nando’s enormous collection puts the peri-peri in African art

With over 22,000 works hung on its walls, the popular chicken chain is an unlikely champion for emerging South African artists

Preview
Commercial galleries

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening in October

Steamy Trinidad scenes and black female fetishisation—the best new commercial exhibitions this month

Review
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Grayson Perry's piss-take pots to Dayanita Singh's mobile museums

News
Khadija Saye

Grenfell victim Khadija Saye's salvaged images to be sold for charity at Victoria Miro

Most of the late artist's work was lost in the tower block fire in 2017, but nine surviving prints will be sold in aid of education programme in her honour

News
Climate Change

V&A director Tristram Hunt defends sponsorship from fossil fuel companies

The former Labour MP sides with Science Museum group's director Ian Blatchford in saying companies such as BP can 'be part of the solution' to climate change

Preview
Commercial galleries

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening in September

New commercial gallery shows—from Baroque blackness in Chicago to flying saucers in London

Analysis
Art crime

Seller beware: how to avoid being duped by an artful dodger

Timothy Sammons misled clients over sales of works by artists including Picasso

News
Art market

'Outrageous coup': art world shocked as Boris Johnson suspends parliament

Trade condemns the move and prepares for mayhem of no-deal Brexit