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Art Basel owner to launch contemporary art fair ART SG in Singapore next year

MCH Group expands burgeoning roster of international art fairs with annual November event

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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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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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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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Frieze focus on women who challenged the male-dominated 1980s art market

New section at London fair will explore artists who railed against "the idea that genius resided solely in masculinity"

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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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ArtVilnius

Get over the unpronounceable names—go east for talented, smart artists at affordable prices

ArtVilnius fair has just held its tenth edition and is building the market for ex-communist countries with long artistic traditions

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Art Basel 2018

Rapper pays $18.5m for work at auction but the artist gets nothing—is the system in need of reform?

Anny Shaw asks if auction houses and dealers should pay their dues to the artists from whom they profit

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Art Basel 2018

Done deals: what's selling in Basel this week

Follow our tweets tagged #TANsalestally for notable purchases from Art Basel and the surrounding fairs

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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

Are art awards really worth winning?

Winning a prize can give an artist international exposure, but the question of who really benefits—critically and commercially—is an increasingly vexed one

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Art Basel 2018

Liste feels the weight of Cuban history

Cuban artist uses exact amount of black ink used to write key parts of constitution for work

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Art Basel 2018

Match of the day: football vs art

The two may seem unlikely bedfellows, but plenty of artists are football fans—and they are making their allegiances known during this summer’s World Cup

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Art Basel 2018

Basilea: Turn on, tune in and chill at the Messeplatz

Creative Time’s Art Basel project abounds with everything from gravel deposits to DJ-led meditations

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Art market

Art Basel tests Turner Prize’s sway with foreign buyers

Is the UK’s premier award a big draw for international collectors?

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Art Basel 2018

Artists as cryptofinanciers: welcome to the blockchain

Curious new relationships between art and capital are being enabled by cryptofinance, which places “monetary value” at the heart of the creative process

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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

In pictures: From treading on taxidermy to sounds from Basel's sewers

Parcours, the Art Basel section for public art projects, is "radically different" from previous editions, says its curator Samuel Leuenberger

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Art Basel 2018

Gender politics to the fore at Basel satellite fairs Liste and Volta

“The personal is political—this is a clear and present undercurrent,” says Volta artistic director Amanda Coulson

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Art Basel 2018

ShanghArt and Waldburger Wouters to open project space during Art Basel

This will be the first time a major Chinese gallery has opened a space in Europe

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Iran’s art market defies expectations in face of US sanctions with new fair

In a first for Iran, the Teer Art fair is set to open in June amid a growing but fragile market environment

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Art fairs

Why the new Tbilisi Art Fair restores pleasure to buying art

It’s affordable, good quality, unspeculative—and the wine is great

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Photo London

Artists show their power to effect change

In the visual arts, a greater sense of activism is possible, and it’s being helped by the absorption of a broader range of disciplines and media into the canon

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Art fairs

Armenia's first art fair goes ahead in face of revolution

Despite civil unrest and a national lockdown, the Armenia Art Fair continued as planned—with free stands for the first edition

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Art market

Can Tbilisi sustain an art market?

Georgian capital hosted its first art fair last week and new galleries are opening, but it is still early days

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Art Stage Jakarta 2018 cancelled amid unrest in Indonesia

Organisers cite the Asian Games and country's presidential election next April as reasons for the decision, but say fair will return in 2019

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ARCOlisboa grows, but still needs more international galleries

Third edition of the fair in Portuguese capital reflects Lisbon's expanding art scene and improving economy

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Edward Burtynsky unveils preview of Anthropocene project at Photo London

Canadian photographer has been working with scientists to draw attention to man's impact on the planet

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Tbilisi’s first contemporary art fair hopes to draw new buyers

Steep rise in foreign investment in Georgia and steady economic growth has prompted a “new generation of art buyers”, says director

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Art fairs

Former exhibitor in dispute with Photo London over stolen Juergen Teller

London dealer Alison Jacques says the photograph was taken from last year's fair and another work was damaged due to temperature fluctuations

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Art fairs

Larger Photo London reflects genre’s growing appeal

Fair expands into new pavilion at Somerset House and features new Augmented Reality experience from Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky

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Art fairs

Back from the brink: is Lisbon's gallery scene in recovery?

Aided by Portugal's rising GDP and wealthy foreign investors, ArcoLisboa has provided a shot in the arm to capital's art market

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Art market

Too hot to handle? Frieze New York to compensate all dealers after sweltering fair sent collectors packing

Details yet to be finalised, but the fair is also looking at how to deal with “increasingly erratic weather” after heatwave sent exhibitors into meltdown

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Frieze New York

Artoon by Pablo Helguera, Frieze New York 2018, Issue 2

"In order to bring diversity to our all-white male artist stable, we decided to bring in a few other, slightly more affordable, white male artists."

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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

The best new books to buy at the Frieze bookstore

For those looking for something a little more pocket-sized to take home from the fair

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Frieze New York

Angel Otero shares his top picks from Frieze New York

The Brooklyn-based artist has an upcoming show at the Wexner Center for the Arts

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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"

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Art fairs

Brisk sales at inaugural edition of Art Chengdu in Sichuan

Local institutions and high-income individuals among fair's busier collectors

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Frieze New York

Frieze New York pays tribute to the School of Hudson

The maverick art dealer helped to shape New York’s contemporary art scene by finding and supporting some of today's biggest artists

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Frieze New York

Done deals: what's selling in New York this week

Follow our tweets tagged #TANsalestally for notable purchases from Frieze New York and the surrounding fairs

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Fairs

Is Tefaf New York Spring favouring mega-galleries over Maastricht regulars?

Fair’s second edition attracts new high profile exhibitors, but some dealers complain that US expansion has prompted a departure from Dutch fair's historical roots

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Frieze New York

‘Robin Hood’ tax at fairs is a start, young dealers at Frieze New York say

Smaller galleries are open to subsidies from larger ones but wider issues would remain

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Frieze New York

Beyond Frieze New York: the top events outside the tent

Our pick of the best satellites, from African offerings at 1-54 fair to Tefaf's focus on Modern and contemporary art

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Frieze New York

Frieze Artist Award winner Kapwani Kiwanga takes on colonialism

Imposing open-air work made of African farming fabric opens at New York fair this week

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Art market

Frieze to bring West Coast buzz to New York

Art fair hopes to present unified voice from coast to coast

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European Union tightens anti-money-laundering rules in the art market

Dealers will be compelled to verify identity of customers buying art for €10,000 or more

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Art market

Should big galleries subsidise smaller ones?

David Zwirner's idea that art fairs tax top dealers to support younger galleries signals concerns over the fragile ecosystem of the art market

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Two new art fairs hope to tap into mainland China market

Art Chengdu and JingArt aim to join the first rank of the country’s burgeoning events calendars

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Art fairs

Art Brussels and Art Cologne fairs clashed this year—which came out on top?

Cooperating on messaging while maintaining individual identity proved key to drawing international collectors

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Date clash for Art Cologne and Art Brussels fairs

First-time exhibitors give Art Cologne a boost

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Art Brussels turns 50 and becomes second oldest contemporary fair in Europe

What's the key to its success?

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Why Miart is starting to attract high-profile exhibitors

Galleries, benefitting from Milan's April buzz, are already reporting healthy sales

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Art fairs

Outsider Art Fair postones first Basel edition

Director Andrew Edlin says the fair is still a modest operation

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Art fairs

Also Known As Africa fair extends its purview to 'global south'

Third edition to highlight spiritual, cultural and commercial links between the continent and parallel regions

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Gallery's new exhibition model takes over collectors' homes

Instead of exhibiting at Art Cologne, the Basel gallery von Bartha will host a show in Mike Meiré's apartment in the city

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As Brazil turns a corner, will local market follow?

São Paulo galleries have survived the country’s crises with a mix of adaptation and collaboration

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Art Paris at 20 years struggles to connect with an international audience

With an emphasis on the French scene, the fair walks a fine line between boosterism and parochialism

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Meca fair will return to Puerto Rico for a second edition in November

The only fair dedicated to Caribbean art hopes to be an engine for the island's recovery, bringing in locals and visitors

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Six picks from Aipad's Photography Show

Photos spanning two centuries on offer at New York fair, which hopes to top last year's record attendance

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Artists to plant protest flags and stage processions at Frieze New York

Visitors to the fair will see banners by Adam Pendelton, Hank Willis Thomas, Lara Schnitger and Renée Green among others as part of the Live programme curated by Adrienne Edwards

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Hauser & Wirth joins Masterpiece London

Gallery's arrival boosts contemporary art showing at London fair following MCH Group investment, while new layout accommodates more exhibitors

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Picasso’s broad brush lifts the market

Is the Spanish artist’s star turn in London the start of a new phase of his market, or business as usual?

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The body politic in the age of Trump

Politicised work from the 1970s finds contemporary parallels at Aipad’s Photography Show

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Spotlight on… Art Central in Hong Kong

What to see at Art Basel in Hong Kong's satellite fair

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Latin America's colonial art captivates a new generation

Two touring exhibitions are highlighting the explosion of global interest in viceregal period

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Photo Macau stages 'teaser' show ahead of first full fair

The original project was cancelled in December for quality control

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

How big is the Picasso 'brand' in China?

Sotheby’s tests the waters with first oil painting at auction in Hong Kong

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Art Dubai 2018

Collector's Eye: Muna Al Gurg

The collector of contemporary Middle Eastern art tells us what she's bought and why it would be rude to say no to Gauguin

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Art Dubai 2018

Collector's Eye: Walid Kamhawi

The Dubai-based financier tells us what he's bought and how he regrets not buying Russian art

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Art Dubai 2018

Confessions of a dealer: Kristin Hjellegjerde

The London/Berlin dealer and Art Dubai exhibitor on being too trusting and why small talk matters

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Art Dubai 2018

Object Stories from Art Dubai Contemporary

From Peter Young's Mandala-inspired works to Aissa Deebi's views of war-torn Gaza

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Art Dubai 2018

Meet the Residents of Art Dubai's new section

In the project for the fair, 11 international artists are showing work inspired by a month’s stay in the UAE

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Art Dubai 2018

All tastes catered for in GCC's talk show

The art collective is bringing daytime TV, complete with a celebrity chef, to this year’s edition of The Room—Art Dubai’s interactive dining experience

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Art Dubai 2018

Snapped up at Art Dubai

Abstract paintings and totem-like piece are among the early sales at the fair

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Art Dubai 2018

State of the art in Dubai

Works at Art Dubai mirror city’s vision of high-tech future

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Art Dubai 2018

Object Stories from Art Dubai Modern

From burnt wood works to Picasso-esque paintings, we look at works on sale at the fair

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Art Dubai 2018

Confessions of a dealer: Conor Macklin

We talk to the Grosvenor Gallery director and Art Dubai exhibitor about FOMO and the joys of McDonald's Happy Meals

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Art Dubai 2018

Dubai's collecting collective

The artist trio of Rokni Haerizadeh, Ramin Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian on the joys and challenges of living, working and collecting art together

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Art Dubai 2018

BMW gives long-term boost to Art Dubai

The automobile giant signed a three-year partnership with the fair

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Art fairs

Magnus Renfrew to launch new fair in Taipei

The founding director of Art Hong Kong, which was bought by Art Basel, returns with another venture in Asia

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Berlin Art Week moves dates: Two art fairs will open at Tempelhof

Addition of Positions fair helps create critical mass but clashes with Vienna, Chicago

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Art Basel

Creative Time to present its first international project at Art Basel

The public will be a key player in a series of new commissions by the artists Lara Almarcegui, Isabel Lewis and the architecture studio Recetas Urbanas

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Linda on the loose

From Spring/Break's riotous energy to radical ceramics at Salon 94

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

The jewel in Tefaf's crown

We speak to a few specialists about the jewellery trade ahead of the fair

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Art fairs

Brian and Anna Haughton, the dealers who put intellect into art fairs

Back in 1982, these ceramic specialists realised that top curators and hot research brought in the collectors. Today, they’re still keeping the flame of knowledge alive

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Art market

Tradition in flux: the shifting landscape of Tefaf Maastricht

With new exhibitors, two preview days and refreshed floor plan, the grande dame of art and antiques fair is changing, albeit slowly

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Art market

Nada New York features porcelain hot dogs and commanding chat bots

Sales come second to experiences at this art fair, and the crowd of artists, curators and scenesters seem to like it that way

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New antiques biennial, Sublime, to launch in Paris

Event founded by Christian Deydier is scheduled to debut one month after La Biennale Paris, to coincide with Fiac

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Independent art fair goes its own way and reaps rewards

"Outsider" artists hold their own against more established contemporary names and inspire buyers in search of authenticity and quirk

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Lessons in collecting from the court of Charles I

He relied on advisers such as Van Dyck to guide his acquisitions. How different is the art of connoisseurship today?

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South African art shines at the Armory Show

Works dealing with issues of post-colonial politics, black power, and identity find a receptive US audience

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Art fairs

Volta artists tackle environmentalism, immigration and US policy

Politics top of mind at the Armory Show's sister fair on Pier 90

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Tefaf’s new chairman: ‘There needs to be less secrecy about everything’

Nanne Dekking, thinks transparency will push fairs into the 21st century

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Big data meets Old Masters at Tefaf Maastricht

As artificial intelligence becomes more common, the market is embracing tools that might help to bring digital natives into the Golden Age