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Art market

Sales at Arco Madrid unscathed by censorship controversy

Collectors praise fair's mix of politics, aesthetics and conceptual works

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Art market

Object lessons: a Surrealist ménage à trois, a Yoruba princess and a rare Futurist painting

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Art market

The Outsider Art Fair to launch first Basel edition this summer

The Basel programming may centre on Swiss art brut artists and institutions

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Censorship

Santiago Sierra work censored at Arco fair to be shown at Catalan museum

Media mogul Tatxo Benet says that censorship is damaging for artists—and the viewing public

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Art market

Roy Lichtenstein painting hidden in private collection for 25 years to be unveiled

Frightened Girl is part of an exhibition devoted to the Ben-Day dot technique commonly used in pulp fiction comics

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First edition of 1-54 in Marrakech will attempt to lure Africa's collectors

London and New York fair opens at Winston Churchill’s favourite hotel La Mamounia this week

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Cyborgs and utopias: Arco looks to the future

Arco Madrid is changing strategy for its 37th edition (21-25 February)

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Art market

Object lessons: a Surrealist room by Magritte, a zombie infestation by Coleman and a Navajo weaving from the collection of an oil heiress

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Art market

Art businesses ill-prepared for new EU data protection law

Data privacy is getting a long-overdue overhaul with GDPR, but is the art market ready?

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Art market

Nato Thompson named artistic director of Seattle Art Fair

The Philadelphia-based curator sees opportunity to create dialogue between public artworks and the market

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Art market

Middle Eastern artists are charging a lot of money to certify—or condemn—their works

But when does protecting a creative legacy go too far?

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Art market

Düsseldorf gears up for the battle of the photography festivals

Düsseldorf Photo Weekend kicks off its seventh edition on 16 February

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Art market

Surfacing on the market: from Giacometti to Le Corbusier

Our pick of objects from this month’s most interesting auctions

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Art market

India Art Fair returns to its roots

New director Jagdip Jagpal pledges to maintain at least 70% Indian galleries at fiercely individual Delhi fair, where quality is rising but still patchy

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Art fairs

Mexico City’s Material fair draws praise—and exhibitors from Zona Maco

As the main fair has become more blue-chip, the younger event has focused on fresh talent and a connection to the local scene

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Art market

Object lessons: a neoclassical beauty in marble by Francesco Barzaghi, machine-age American grit and Josef Albers's Mexico

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Art market

Nomad St Moritz takes art and design to the Alps

Roaming mini-fair's second edition moves from Monaco to service wealthy skiing crowd

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Art market

Artists would do well to invest in their own work, study says

New research suggests that artists may be better off retaining equity in their own work than investing in the stock market

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In the frame

Leonardo DiCaprio lends star power to the Magnus art app

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Art market

India’s art market grows, despite demonetisation

Subcontinent’s art scene expands with the help of private money as government cleans up the economy and simplifies tax

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Ivory

Ivory-trade investigator Esmond Bradley Martin found murdered in Nairobi home

Former UN special envoy for rhino conservation was at the forefront of exposing scale of global black market for animal products

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Object lessons: Venetian glass fit for Dior and a view of the last Spanish stronghold in Mexico

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Old Masters market shows some life in New York auctions

Leonardo buzz may have given bidding a boost, but results still show a sharp divide between the best and the rest

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Is Frieze Los Angeles bound?

Rumour mill goes into overdrive as reports circulate of new event in January 2019 as the art fair’s directors discuss options with West Coast dealers

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Christie's reports global sales up 26%, to £5.1bn, in 2017

The increase comes from a rise in new online buyers and one very expensive Leonardo

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Bond Street gallery exodus continues as London's Fine Art Society sells lease after 140 years

Soaring rents due to competition from fashion houses leads to reluctant decision to move from historic five-storey townhouse

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Private view: our pick of February gallery shows

Noteworthy exhibitions at commercial galleries, from emerging names to rediscovered talents

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Ageing Picasso’s painting of lover and virile musketeer could make £18m at Christie's

Mousquetaire et nu assis is among highlights of London evening sale of Modern and Impressionist art in February

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ADAA Art Show moves to February

The fair opens one week before the Armory Show

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Pavilion of Art + Design joins Artgenève for seventh edition

The Paris- and London-based design fair looks to forge Francophone links in collector-rich region

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Art market

Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair perks up, but is it enough?

The city could use a circuit-making commercial event, but a lack of momentum is holding it back

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Art market

New art registry will use blockchain technology

Codex has secured participation from more than 5,000 auction house partners

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Dreweatts 1759 buys struggling Mallett for £100,000 from Stanley Gibbons

London and New York antiques dealership will now form new private sales division of UK auctioneer Dreweatts, based in Berkshire and Pall Mall

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David Zwirner on opening his 'second wave' Hong Kong gallery

New York dealer credits first generation of overseas galleries with creating audience for Western art, but will not show Asian artists 'right off the bat'

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Object lessons: a Dutch landscape recovered by the Monuments Men and drawings by Tipeolo and Louis Soutter

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Brafa projects a quiet confidence

Fair known for its eclectic mix keeps both dealers and collectors coming back

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New discoveries add value to Old Master drawings

From Pontormo to Klimt, dealers invest in research in the hope of boosting prices

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Art market

Sotheby’s acquires tech startup Thread Genius

The company uses image recognition software to find works of art that match users’ tastes

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Spotlight on… Master Drawings New York

Exhibitions to seek out at Manhattan's annual gallery trail, which now embraces paintings and sculptures

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China Guardian to open new flagship in Beijing

The art centre, designed by Ole Scheeren, is the first purpose-built for auctions in the country and will open this spring

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Brafa beefs up its contemporary art offering

Long-established Brussels fair bolsters more patchy modern works on show to complement strength in haute époque, ethnographic and ancient art

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Art market

Small Italian galleries could suffer from influx of foreign dealers

Il Giornale dell'Arte's deputy editor weighs in

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Commercial galleries

Foreign galleries make move on Italy

Thomas Dane is the latest in a string of galleries to open spaces in the country, but are there are enough high-level collectors to sustain them?

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Art market

Paddle8 to allow cryptocurrency in online auctions

The auction house has merged with Swiss technology company The Native

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From Van Gogh to Richter—what happens when bidders fail to pay up at auction?

Flaky winning bids are knocking the gloss off record-breaking sales

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Tefaf drops comprehensive art market report

Maastricht-based fair organisation deems more targeted reports a greater service to dialogue

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Outsider Art Fair welcomes new exhibitors to New York

Genre continues to embrace ever-widening fringe, to collectors’ delight

Podcast

Podcast episode 15: What will 2018 hold for the art world?

We are at the London Art Fair speaking to Georgina Adam about her art market predictions and to Louisa Buck about the top shows and artists to keep on your radar this year

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Object Lessons: our pick of New York's Winter Antiques Show

Alaskan seal mask, Japanese Buddhist deity and an 18th century Chinoiserie screen on show at event's 64th edition

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Julia-Peyton Jones gives Sturtevant her first posthumous show in London

Ropac gallery exhibition to include artist’s famous reconstructions of Andy Warhol’s Flowers

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London Art Fair hits 30—and holds its ground

Bank of England governor Mark Carney attended the VIP preview of the middle-market fair

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The Buck stopped here

Condo and London Art Fair openings bring art tribes out in force across the city

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Fairs

New York's Winter Antiques Show returns with a refreshed image

Fair stalwart joins the Instagram generation as it encourages dealers to forge links between past and present for its 64th edition

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Art market

Phillips to incorporate its Latin American offering in its main contemporary auctions

Citing record prices for works by Herrera, Schendel, and Oiticica, the auctioneer hopes move will stoke international demand

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Art market

Global auction sales up 25% to $11.2bn in 2017

Contemporary art leads market recovery at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips, according to ArtTactic report

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Author Don Thompson takes issue with 'the last Leonardo' tagline and casts 2018 market predictions

$450m Salvator Mundi sale too late to be included in new book, The Orange Balloon Dog, but would have filled several chapters, economist says

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Antiquities & Archaeology

New York DA’s Antiquities Trafficking Unit starts the new year with double seizures

The newly formed team, led by Assistant District Attorney Matthew Bogdanos, has been cracking down on ancient art dealers and collectors

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Auctions

Sotheby's snags a fresh £36.5m Picasso for February auction in London

Price sets a high bar for the auction house's first Impressionist & Modern offering of 2018

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Exhibitions

Sotheby's brings outsider art to Bond Street

Exhibition with charity Outside In shows work by "hidden" artists working outside mainstream society

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Exhibitions

Brooklyn Museum first to show Yusaku Maezawa’s $110m Basquiat

Japanese billionaire has sent his prized 1982 skull painting on “world tour” after buying work at Sotheby’s last year

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Art market

Pace reveals details of its new Hong Kong space

Yoshitomo Nara show to inaugurate the new gallery during the week of Art Basel in Hong Kong

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Art exports help to reduce the UK’s trade deficit

Art exports to non-EU countries helped to reduce the UK’s trade deficit by £2.1bn to £6.2bn in the three months to November 2017

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Fairs

San Francisco fairs target tech wealth

Fog Design+Art blurs genre boundaries and Untitled upgrades its venue in a bid to convert Bay Area browsers into buyers

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Art market

The future may be virtual, but who is running the show?

With VR going mainstream, legal questions about copyright and authorship are coming to the fore

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David Zwirner to expand again with another New York gallery opening in 2020

Five storey Renzo Piano-designed space will become mega-dealer’s new global headquarters

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New York court grants permission for Rybolovlev to use confidential documents in UK and Switzerland

Order could pave way for Russian billionaire to launch High Court case against Swiss dealer Yves Bouvier and Sotheby’s

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Art market

What will 2018 hold for the art market?

Expect more guarantees, an Old Master revival and gallery innovation, says Georgina Adam, art market editor-at-large

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Art market

Third edition of art-fair alternative Condo gives 27 international galleries a prime London platform

The collaborative initiative involving established and emerging dealers is mooted as an alternative commercial model

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Beyond Leonardo: the artists who led the auctions in 2017

We survey the top five results in key markets, from Old Masters to Post-war and contemporary

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Art market

Brexit impact reports—including an analysis of Creative Industries sector—are finally made public

But concerns raised about scant detail on future of the art market after exiting

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Art market

Mark Bradford to launch Hauser & Wirth’s Hong Kong gallery

The Los Angeles artist is creating a new series of large-scale paintings for the show

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Art market

Qi Baishi paintings set new $141m record for Chinese artist

Set of 12 ink panels by traditional master sell to Chinese buyer at Poly Auction Beijing for RMB931.5m

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Auctions

Newly discovered Artemisia Gentileschi painting sells for €2.4m at auction in Paris

Self-portrait as Saint Catherine, another woman who resisted, achieves record price for the artist

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Books

Flipping, freeports and fakers: the commodification of fine art

Second volume of Georgina Adam’s analysis of the art market looks at the darker side of the trade

Podcast

Podcast episode 13: the dark side of the art market

Former editor of the The Art Newspaper Jane Morris speaks to Georgina Adam about her new book Dark Side of the Boom and the art world's less savoury side

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Female artists really do earn less than men, survey finds

According to a new report, works by female artists are rated lower by wealthy men, contributing to a 50% pay gap at auction

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Object lessons: our pick of highlights from upcoming design auctions in New York

Works by George Grant Elmslie, Umberto Bellotto and Jean Royère are being offered

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The Year In Review

The year in the market

Golden oldies and small-space blues

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Art market

Re-discoveries lead London Old Master auctions

New £7.3m record for Joseph Wright of Derby painting tops December sales in London

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Private view

Private View, December 2017

Noteworthy exhibitions at commercial galleries, from emerging names to rediscovered talents

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Art market

Sex still sells—but scandal-hit artists may not

Galleries forced to decide whether to work with artists accused of sexual harassment

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Done deals: what's selling in Miami this week

Follow our tweets tagged #TANsalestally for a cross section of notable purchases from Art Basel in Miami Beach and the surrounding fairs

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P.P.O.W defies tough odds for mid-sized galleries

With the spotlight on issues of race and gender, one gallery that grew out of 1980s New York has again found its moment in the market

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Abu Dhabi Art censors work by Saudi Arabian artist

Abdulnasser Gharem’s painting about Sunni-Shia divide was removed from Brigitte Schenk's stand at organisers' request

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Object lessons: a Bellekin nautilus shell, an Achrome by Piero Manzoni and a seascape by Emil Nolde

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Three highlights from London's Old Master auctions

Rothschild's El Greco, a candlelit scene by Joseph Wright of Derby and an out of season crucifixion scene lead pre-Christmas sales

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What does a $450m Leonardo mean for the Old Master market?

Slick marketing produced stupendous sale price for Salvator Mundi, but it sparked revulsion as well as elation

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Masterpiece London to expand internationally as MCH Group buys majority stake

Art, design and antiques fair becomes first cross-discipline event to become part of Art Basel parent company, with plans to expand to US, Asia and the Middle East

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New online auction site connects collectors with art-school graduates

AucArt offers platform upon which its pick of British art-school graduates can sell directly to buyers

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Race relations in the spotlight at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Works that address civil rights and cultural politics are in abundance at the US fair

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Leonardo da Vinci

The Salvator Mundi may have changed the market for ever—but we have been through this before

Martin Gammon on the historical precedents of the $450m sale

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Art market

Middle East anti-fake drive triggers refund

Bonhams returns £176,500 for piece attributed to Egyptian sculptor

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Art market

Street art dealer Steve Lazarides to open gallery in Mayfair with Wissam Al Mana

Following seven-figure investment from Qatari magnate, former Banksy agent plans to expand secondary market business with artists including Basquiat and Haring

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Art market

Spotlight on: London Art Week Winter

Inaugural December event brings city's Old Master dealers out from the shadows with exhibitions at more than 30 galleries

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Law

Art Basel reaches out of court settlement with Adidas

Sportswear company accepts it infringed trademark with trainers distributed during Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016

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Art exports

UK government still seeking Surrealist connoisseur mad about Dalí’s Mae West Lips sofa

Export bar placed on plush piece with asking price of more than £480,000

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Exhibitions

Kehinde Wiley unveils debut film in London

US artist's new work examines migration, madness and colonisation in contemporary America

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Art market

Going, going, gone? Men’s tight grip on the gavel starts to loosen

A growing number of women are appearing on the rostrum and taking senior auctioneer roles

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Art market

Object lessons: a double-spiral nail work by Günther Uecker from the collection of Helge Achenbach and other auction highlights

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Art market

Christie’s private jet tour prepares for take off