Art fairs

Review
Art market

Smaller Art Cologne caters to our short attention spans

Less is more in the internet age, says organiser of fair which has dropped from 210 exhibitors to 176

News
Havana Biennial

Cuban galleries rebound as Havana Biennial opens

Dealers mount work that responds to political tensions while noting art is a 'difficult business' in Havana

Blog
In the frame

Art Basel to unite across continents to celebrate 50th anniversary

Preview
Art fairs

ArteBA unfazed by uneasy Argentine recovery

The 28th edition of the fair opens this month as the Argentine economy continues to struggle—but the cultural sector remains upbeat

Review
Art market

A 'feminist fair' but Art Paris still lacks a clear identity

Focus on female artists this year has given the fair a boost yet some exhibitors think more should be done to draw international collectors

News
Art fairs

SP-Arte opens with a bright mood and sunny outlook on the market

Sales were slow—and stayed mostly inside the Brazilian circuit—but the trade remains optimistic

Preview
Art fairs

Big-hitters join Miart for first time

Hauser & Wirth, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac and other well-known galleries have joined the Milan fair

Review
Art market

Sketchy Brexit fails to smudge Paris drawings fair

Sales at the Salon du Dessin continued to be brisk regardless of turmoil in UK parliament

Blog
In the frame

All aboard: Frieze Floats and Basel Boats battle for international waters

So-called Floating Freeports Ships (FFS) are new frontier in today's globalised fairs market, organisers say

Podcast

Art Basel in Hong Kong, Richard Lin and the Met’s World Between Empires

We talk to Marc Spiegler, global director of Art Basel; discuss the forgotten artist Richard Lin; and speak to the curators of a New York exhibition on the ancient Middle East. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

News
Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019

Brisk sales at satellite fair Art Central Hong Kong despite economic downturn

Upbeat mood at harbourfront fair despite a "recent slow market in the region," founder says

News
Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019

Fair share: parity for Asia’s female artists gains ground at Art Basel in Hong Kong

While men still dominate the local market, there are signs of progress towards equality in Hong Kong this week

News
Art fairs

What has sold at Art Basel in Hong Kong?

Early sales reports raise old questions about the process of selling at a fair

Interview
Art market

Sandy Angus—founder of six fairs across Asia—on his mistakes, MCH Group and a new event in China

In the first of a new art market interview series, we speak to the art fair boss about his career

Preview
Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019

US-China tension creates buyer’s market in Hong Kong

Despite a burgeoning arts scene in the city, worries persist that the trade war and economic uncertainty could affect business at Art Basel in Hong Kong

Review
Art market

No mega-buck deals, but Art Dubai dodges economic doldrums

City's economy may be flagging, but fair's diverse offering and clientele help sales stay afloat—up to a certain price

Preview
Art fairs

From a change in sponsorship to new directorship, Art Dubai prepares to open after year of upheaval

Co-directors Pablo de Val and Chloe Vaitsou reshuffle the fair's layout and focus on art from the Global South with guest stars from Latin America

Comment
Art market

Should galleries adopt the Tinder approach?

Dealers face a difficult marketplace and industry leaders say “engagement is the currency of the 21st century”

Preview
TEFAF Maastricht 2019

Still life thrives and Group Zero nails it: expert collecting guides for Tefaf Maastricht

Dealers tell us the hot trends and what to buy at the Dutch fair

Analysis
TEFAF Maastricht 2019

Tefaf Maastricht overhauls Modern art section in battle to stay on top in changing market

Loss of some regular exhibitors in favour of blue-chip contemporary art galleries is the latest in a string of changes to the venerable Dutch fair

Feature
Collecting

Hustlers with a habit: what five Tefaf exhibitors collect and why

From Dinky toys to Old Masters, dealers share what objects take their fancy

Feature
The Armory Show

From the archive: gossip from The Armory Show over the years

Donald Judd's studio secrets spilled, multi-tasking gallerists and Glenn Lowry's statement sans collar suit

Feature
The Armory Show

From grit to glitter: a look back at 25 years of The Armory Show

The Gramercy International Art Fair was the edgy alternative to establishment fairs when it first began—reimagined as The Armory Show, it has grown into an economic juggernaut

Comment
Art market

Vexed issue of vetting: force for good or conflict of interests?

Tefaf Maastricht's removal of art trade professionals as voting members of its vetting committee raises the wider question of the role of self-policing by fairs

Blog
In the frame

Tomorrow’s world: Young Collector Award at JustMad fair encourages budding buyers

Analysis
Arco

Arco provides lifeline for South American dealers

Political turmoil and economic crisis keep collectors away from countries such as Venezuela, so galleries rely more on fairs

News
Art market

London's Masterpiece fair to expand to Hong Kong with Fine Art Asia

After announcing it would launch new international events in 2017, London fair takes cautious approach with pavilion within existing fair this October

Preview
Art fairs

From poaching to plastic: London's Collect craft fair takes on politically charged topics

Fifteen artists show conceptual craft and design works, some of which reflect current concerns

News
Object lessons

Object lessons: from Egon Schiele's nod to Gustav Klimt to black magic by René Magritte

Our highlights from upcoming fairs and auctions

Review
Art market

This is African art's Golden Age, but can 1-54 Marrakech help build a sustainable domestic clientele?

Western interest in contemporary works from the continent is at a high, but that can be a double-edged sword

News
Art market

New York edition of Volta suspended as The Armory Show makes emergency decision to relocate to Pier 90

Unforeseen structural issues have forced a third of the Armory's exhibitors out of their planned Pier 94 space and into Volta's venue

News
Art market

Economic growth spurs Africa’s art market—but slowly

Fledgling local client base and rising international interest fuel Cape Town and Marrakech shows

News
Frieze Los Angeles 2019

Done deals: what's selling in Los Angeles this week

Follow our tweets tagged #TANsalestally for notable purchases from Frieze LA

News
Art fairs

Will Frieze Los Angeles succeed where others have failed?

Shrugging away doubts, the city’s art dealers are cautiously optimistic of the fair’s future

Blog
Linda on the loose

Zona Maco is ripe for a change

Blog
Diary

Gavin Rossdale goes shopping at the LA Art Show

The fair gets short shrift in the art media, perhaps for its street-y nature or for its focus on spectacle and maximalism

Analysis
Art fairs

New report says South Asian gallery sales are on the rise but does that ring true at India Art Fair?

Speculative buying in the region has also increased, ArtTactic’s 2019 South Asian Art Market Report concludes

News
Art market

Artgenève bridges Switzerland's language divide

Eighth edition of fair attracts more blue-chip and German-speaking Swiss galleries keen to meet Geneva's Francophone collectors

Review
Art market

Brafa fills a gap in the art fair market (yes, apparently there is one)

New exhibitors at Brussels event are targeting a strong European collector base seeking works priced under €1m

Blog
In the frame

Brafa guests Gilbert & George bring very British brand of anarchy to Brussels

News
Art market

More diverse offerings transform New York's Winter Show into the Met, but ‘with price tags’

The inveterate fair, now in its 65th year, attracts a more youthful crowd thanks to an infusion of the contemporary

News
Art fairs

Dealers cash in on San Francisco’s wealth of museums at Untitled Art and FOG fairs

The Bay Area collector base may be known for its tech-mined millions but institutions fuelled sales at the growing West Coast fairs

Blog
Linda on the loose

The Outsider Art Fair: a victim of its own success?

The event does better when it casts a wide net, while sticking closer to its roots

News
Art market

Taipei Dangdai attracts cautious but ‘committed’ local collectors in its first edition

Dealers report a high rate of works on reserve amid some strong sales at the launch of Taiwan’s new contemporary art fair

News
Art fairs

The mainstreaming of outsider art yields a market in flux

New York’s Outsider Art Fair swells in size as it looks to align itself with larger contemporary art fairs

Preview
Art fairs

New York's Winter Show gets a facelift at 65

Formerly The Winter Antiques Show, the grande dame of New York fairs has dropped the word "antiques" in the hopes of drawing a younger crowd

News
Art fairs

Inaugural Taiwan and Singapore fairs shrug off the gloom

Economic doldrums and stiff competition do not deter Taipei Dangdai and SEA Focus, but Art Stage Singapore is cancelled at the eleventh hour

News
Art fairs

Art Stage Singapore cancelled

Fair director Lorenzo Rudolf says the "given circumstances" leave no other choice

News
Art fairs

New London fair in crowded art calendar looks at drawing in the digital age

Exhibitors at Draw Art Fair London in May will juxtapose drawings with related paintings and sculptures

News
Condo

Condo London brings new energy to former gallery hub in Cork Street

Complex in heart of Mayfair will be occupied by three "temporarily spaceless" galleries for city-wide event

News
Art market

Life lessons: what the art market learned from 2018

Georgina Adam speaks with three leading art world figures on the key events of last year and what 2019 may hold

Podcast

2019: art market predictions and the best events

From Brexit worries to emerging trends, we look ahead at what to expect from the art market this year. Plus, our correspondents pick the must-see exhibitions, fairs and festivals. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Preview
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

Analysis
Art law

Rule of law: Legal tips for art lovers

From new exhibitor regulations at Art Basel in Miami Beach to questions over insurance and taxes

Feature
Art fairs

Behind the scenes: Diary of an art handler

Having to cope with everything from curious koi to melting Vaseline, an art handler’s working days are certainly never dull

Comment
Art fairs

When do satellite fairs become space junk?

With at least 19 such events taking place during Art Basel in Miami Beach this year, have we reached "peak fair"?

News
Indigenous art

This land is your land: US art world acknowledge Native American land rights

Movement is partly spurred by the US Department of Arts and Culture, which issued a guide on how to honour native land in 2017

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Late artists finally get their due at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Galleries at the fair are giving lesser-known deceased artists the credit they deserve

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

Street art is on the rise at fairs—but does it undermine the point?

KAWS edition of 100 prints at Art Basel in Miami Beach proved so popular gallery had to run a lottery

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

Kids, Kabinett and going crazy for KAWS: talking points at Art Basel in Miami Beach

From VIPs storming Pace Prints to a tribute to the late dealer Richard Gray

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Art Basel looks to the future as ‘campus’ around the Miami Beach Convention Center grows

Fair organisers are "focusing on developing a new concept" after discontinuing the Film and Public sectors

News
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

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Done deals: what's selling in Miami this week

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