Anny Shaw

Analysis
Art market

Phillips’s sale reveals contemporary art's hottest stars but still misses its low estimate

Auction results this week are expected to be down by almost a quarter signalling a "low tide" in London

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Art market

Christie’s contemporary sale fails to pack a punch as auction house records lowest total in a decade

Brexit casts a shadow over consignments in London, but young American female painters add some pizazz

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Art market

US banker buys Brexit Banksy at Sotheby's, making a bigger splash than David Hockney’s pool painting

Auction house fields a steady contemporary evening sale in London

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Art market

Mat Collishaw 'parts company' with Blain Southern

British artist announced on Instagram today that he will cease to be represented by the gallery “with immediate effect”

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Art market

Art Basel in Hong Kong cancelled

The decision comes a week after the World Health Organisation declared Coronavirus outbreak a global emergency and repeated calls for the fair's cancellation from exhibitors

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Artists

‘Who put a price on my head?’ Mayfair gallery’s show of coal miners’ bronze busts sparks controversy

Sculptures are a ‘preview’ of a public commission by Laurence Edwards due to be unveiled in Doncaster in May

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Art Basel

Growing unease among Art Basel in Hong Kong dealers as WHO brands coronavirus a ‘global emergency’

The fair's directors, meanwhile, say postponing or cancelling the fair “is a complex process”

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Museums

Opening of Oslo's new Munch Museum delayed until autumn

Tracey Emin says she is now “working out the logistics” for the inaugural exhibition which pairs her work with that of Munch

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Art market

How serious are the dangers of market sponsorship of museum exhibitions?

Involvement from galleries and auction houses is on the rise as public institutions face dwindling government funds and increased scrutiny over toxic philanthropy

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Art market

Art Basel in Hong Kong exhibitors call for 50% discount as concerns mount over a drop off in collectors and freedom of expression

Galleries including Lévy Gorvy, Lisson and Sprüth Magers have expressed their concerns in a letter to the fair organisers

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Fraud

German socialite Angela Gulbenkian faces second criminal case over Warhol picture

The Munich-based dealer and collector is also due to stand trial in London for allegedly stealing £1.1m in Kusama pumpkin sale

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Exhibitions

Sean Scully to have first show in Switzerland in nearly a decade

Italian dealer Marco Voena is supporting an exhibition of the Irish artist's work at the Forum Paracelsus in St Moritz

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Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst medicine cabinet bought for £600 goes on sale for over £1m

Softer YBA market faces test as collection amassed by London bond trader goes under the hammer at Phillips next month

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Obituaries

‘Godfather of conceptual art’ John Baldessari dies aged 88

The Californian artist and teacher won numerous awards including the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale and the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama

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Artists

Damien Hirst sculptures undergo restoration in Gloucestershire ahead of retrospective

Multi-million-pound works spotted outside artist's Stroud studio complex

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Art market

Dutch dealer promises new Rembrandt discoveries in five-volume publication

Part one focused on early years of Old Master's career will be published in 18 months

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Art market

'All bets are off': Hong Kong protests cause insurance headaches for dealers heading to Art Basel

With pro-democracy demonstrations showing no sign of abating, the fair is working with a broker to offer galleries cover at 20 times the normal rate

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Art market

Kenny Schachter on his Christmas clear out

Sotheby’s sale is set to raise half a million pounds, offsetting money lost in Inigo Philbrick deals

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Art market

Amy Cappellazzo becomes head of expanded Fine Arts division as Sotheby's restructures

While her role grows to cover departments such as Old Masters, second global division will include luxury objects and decorative art, jewellery and wine

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Appointments & departures

Charles Saumarez Smith steps down as senior director at Blain Southern

Gallery is going through a “period of restructuring”, according to founder Harry Blain

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Banksy

Banksy transforms bench into Santa's sleigh in new mural highlighting UK homelessness

Street artist posts video of the work praising passersby in Birmingham for stopping and offering food and drink to a man sleeping rough

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Art Basel helps Hong Kong exhibitors offset extra costs

Fair organisers says the discounts are not "incentive to do the fair" but are "part of an effort to mitigate their additional expenses"

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Text and slogan 'statement pieces' draw Instagram crowd to Art Basel

But it's not all about selfies, many art pieces with a motto carry a socially conscious message

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Photography

David Goldblatt's photographic legacy lives on through digital archive project

South African collection withdrawn from University of Cape Town over censorship row forms the heart of Goodman Gallery’s new initiative

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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

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Environment

Ai Weiwei confronts Amazon destruction in new film work

Dissident artist is exploring the disappearance of the Brazilian rainforest alongside China’s growing influence in South America

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Valie Export

Valie Export: ‘Female artists are disadvantaged because the market is determined by men’

Austrian performance artist is showing her 1980 Venice Biennale installation for the first time in 40 years in London

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Art market

Lifting the lid on auction house salaries: how long would it take an intern to earn Tad Smith's $28.2m Sotheby's payout?

Executive salaries rises, while junior staff struggle to move up the ladder

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Art market

Marina Abramovic’s The Life to become first mixed reality work ever auctioned

Christie’s will sell the piece with a £600,000 price tag next October to coincide with artist’s Royal Academy retrospective

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Art fairs

Collector and patron Kamiar Maleki appointed director of Volta and Pulse art fairs

The two events have recently come under the same ownership although there are no plans to merge them—yet

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Banksy

Banksy’s The Drinker withdrawn from Sotheby’s sale after rival artist claims ownership

Sculpture—estimated at £1m—was removed from the street by Andy Link in 2004 but later “liberated” from his East End garden

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Banksy

Artist who ‘kidnapped’ Banksy's The Drinker claims ownership ahead of Sotheby's sale

Andy Link says sculpture for which he demanded £5,000 in ransom was later stolen from him. Banksy’s former dealer says otherwise

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Exhibitions

Alfredo Jaar revisits Rwandan genocide 25 years after the atrocity

The Chilean artist’s harrowing project goes on show in the UK for the first time

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Hong Kong

Uncertainty hangs over Para Site’s fundraising auction as Hong Kong protests escalate

The non-profit art space derives half its annual income from the charity gala which last year raised a record HK$7.8m

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Venice Biennale 2019

Iraq’s national pavilion at Venice Biennale shut ‘in solidarity with popular youth uprisings’

Iraqi-Kurdish artist Serwan Baran supports the move by the Ruya Foundation, saying “the people will prevail as long as we are with them”

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Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst’s Venice sculptures to remain part of Palms casino’s collection despite Kaos club closing

The colossal works were part of a $690m overhaul of the Las Vegas resort

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Auctions

A portrait of Rembrandt sold for more than 30 times its estimate—could it be by the Dutch master himself?

High price for painting at Christie’s in New York last week is prompting speculation but expert says his money is on Isaac de Jouderville

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Art market

London dealers Graham Southern and Harry Blain part ways

Blain Southern gallery is undergoing restructuring but “remains committed to its artists”, Blain says

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Banksy

How Banksy is vying for control of resales as his market goes ape

Stunt suspicions swirl after Sotheby’s auction sees 2009 work by street artist sell for far more than its £2m high estimate

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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

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Art market

Funding Secure goes into administration after borrowers including London art dealer fail to pay back loans

Matthew Green owes the firm around £3m, according to legal documents filed by the peer-to-peer lender

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Contemporary Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul chairman ‘rethinking fair’s governance’ following ‘inappropriate’ comments over Turkey’s military action

Ali Gureli apologises for accusing foreign media of spreading propaganda, but it is not yet clear if he will step down

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Banksy

To be or not to Bbay: Will Banksy take control of his market with 'approved used dealership'?

Street artist's Gross Domestic Product merchandise store opens online, but collectors are being heavily vetted to prevent flipping

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Exhibitions

Damien Hirst’s Cherry Blossom paintings to go on show at the Fondation Cartier in Paris next year

Former YBA has been back in the studio painting for the past two years

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Politics

'Fabricated news': chairman of Contemporary Istanbul defends Turkish military action

Art world condemns Ali Gureli's political comments and say it could affect art fair's future ability to sign up foreign exhibitors

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Censorship

'I wanted to break down white male ideas': sexually explicit Johannesburg show is pulled

Work by artist Anton Kannemeyer has also been removed from London's 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair after complaints

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Banksy

Banksy painting of chimps as MPs sells for record £9.9m at Sotheby's

Nicole Eisenman, Jean-Michel Basquiat and a dozen Italians help weather the Brexit storm

Feature
African art

Why African women artists are bucking the market trend

The growing success of female African artists marks an exciting shift in the market

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Frieze London 2019

Art world faces up to the reality of climate crisis

Many dealers are beginning to look for local solutions to global climate emergency

Analysis
Albert Oehlen

How to buy an...Albert Oehlen

With three separate shows of his work taking place in London during Frieze Week, the German artist's market is heating up

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Banksy

The full story behind Banksy's pop-up shop in Croydon

Street artist has created merchandise range from disco balls made from riot police helmets to hand-stitched welcome mats

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Fairs

'Open, exciting and global': Frieze out to beat Brexit blues

London-based fair strikes international note as gallery roster expands

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Art market

Xenophobic attacks prevent Nigerian galleries exhibiting at Art Joburg

Nigerian artist Sheila Chukwulozie makes her voice heard with protest piece at the fair

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USA

Sackler family agrees to give up 'entire value' of Purdue Pharma in bid to settle opioid cases

But state attorneys general predict an imminent bankruptcy filing as settlement talks break down

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Art market

Sean Scully to take over Picasso’s Château de Boisgeloup

Sprawling exhibition marks Irish artist’s first with Almine Rech gallery

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Art dealers

Banksy's former agent quits gallery world citing snobbery and the death of subculture

Steve Lazarides leaves Lazinc in Mayfair to pursue solo projects

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Dora Maurer: 'a lack of market was positive for my work'

White Cube announces representation of the Hungarian avant-garde artist with an exhibition of paintings from the past 30 years

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Exhibitions

David Bowie’s Tintoretto returns to Venice after more than 200 years

Belgian collector Marnix Neerman revealed as buyer as exhibition of masterpieces from Flemish collections opens at the Palazzo Ducale this week

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Law

London art dealer Joseph Nahmad spared jail after banging ex-partner’s head against wall during drunken row

Nahmad received a suspended sentence on Friday and must attend 20 days of rehab

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Art market

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

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

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Politics

Ai Weiwei: 'Hong Kong is on fire and the world is indifferent'

Chinese artist and activist’s team has been documenting the intensifying anti-government protests over the weekend

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Artists

Robert Indiana’s caretaker allowed him ‘to live in squalor and filth’ despite artist having $13m in the bank

Jamie Thomas is accused of stealing more than $1m and 100 works of art from the late artist in new court filing

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Art market

For African artists, it pays to be female

Four women top the auction market for African art as collectors look to 'fill gaps in the market'

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Discrimination

Wheelchair user blasts Olafur Eliasson show at Tate Modern over rampless work

After consulting with the Danish-Icelandic artist and technicians, Tate says installation “cannot be made safely accessible for wheelchair users”

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Lawyers for teenager accused of throwing boy from tenth-floor of Tate Modern seek psychiatric reports

Defendant remains in custody until trial in February

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Exhibitions

Tracey Emin and Edvard Munch joint show on its way to London’s Royal Academy of Arts

Exhibition first opens at Norway’s new Munch Museum, where Emin’s giant bronze The Mother will be permanently installed outside

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Art market

Fourth Sotheby’s shareholder files lawsuit in bid to block $3.7bn sale to Patrick Drahi

Auction house says such litigation is “routine in the US”, with deal expected to be completed by the end of the year

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Teenager charged with attempted murder after six-year-old boy is ‘thrown’ from tenth floor of Tate Modern

Metropolitan Police are exploring mental health as a line of inquiry

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Law

London art dealer Joseph Nahmad banged partner’s head against wall during drunken row at Knightsbridge flat

Nahmad could face jail time after admitting two counts of assault against Georgia Barry

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Art market

Brexit contributes to 10% drop in sales at Sotheby’s in first half of 2019

Sale to telecoms magnate Patrick Drahi looks set to go ahead as firm makes up for a loss in revenue through increased commissions and more efficient guarantees

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Art market

Are exotic islands and big bucks the way to an artist’s heart?

As artists and their estates become choosier about representation, galleries are going all out to keep them happy

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Commercial galleries

‘Brexit changes the game’: David Zwirner to open Paris gallery

Mega-dealer’s first space on the European continent will open to coincide with Fiac art fair this autumn

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Commercial galleries

US-China trade war proves the 'last straw' for Pace Beijing

The gallery closed its mainland China outpost after ten years due to ongoing tariff hikes, but may expand its Hong Kong presence

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Robert Indiana

Robert Indiana latest: New York judge dismisses majority of counterclaims made by artist’s estate against Morgan Art Foundation

Allegations that the foundation underpaid Indiana and fabricated unauthorised reproductions of his work were rejected this week