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Art Basel Hong Kong hedges bets for March fair with Covid-contingency plan in May

Well over half the galleries participating in the fair are opting for satellite booths as travel restrictions continue to disrupt large-scale events

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Hectic June awaits: Tefaf Maastricht announces new fair dates (right after Art Basel)

The Dutch art and antiques fair was forced to postpone its March event due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions, but will now run from 25 to 30 June

Victoria Siddall makes 'difficult decision' to leave Frieze

Siddall, the global director of Frieze fairs, has been at the firm for 18 years. She will leave after the Los Angeles event this February but remain on the board

This £45m Magritte painting could double artist's previous record

The monumental L’empire des lumières, painted in 1961 for the artist's muse Anne-Marie Gillion Crowet, has never been sold before but will now be auctioned at Sotheby's in London in March

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Get ready for the new world order: art market experts make their predictions for 2022

US dominance, industry collaborations and increased concern about climate change are all on art market experts’ minds—and, of course, NFTs

Feeling demotivated? Sign up for an art career mentor

Art Market Mentors is looking for mentees for next year's programme, and applications close on 31 December

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'Very, very strange and wildly illiquid': Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner on the 'bizarre' art market

The New York-based author has just released a three-part podcast series on The Hidden Side of the Art Market. Here, he speaks about what he learned—and why art is a bad financial investment, but a good emotional one

Christie’s 2021 sales total $7.1bn, with $150m from NFTs and $103.4m from the most expensive work sold this year, a Picasso

Results are the highest since 2015 and come in just behind Sotheby’s $7.3bn. Hong Kong expansion plan will continue despite Beijing crackdown, as auction house "separates what is political and what is business"

From NFTs to LFTs: 2021's biggest art stories—and what they mean

The Art Newspaper team picks apart this year’s most important developments, from demands for colonial restitution to the return of culture wars

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Tefaf Maastricht 'postpones' March fair—but some exhibitors are outraged over refund policy

The Dutch event is asking all dealers to pay €7,500 "towards expenses and other contractual obligations". A new date for the fair next year is to be confirmed

'We don't want to create caricatures or exoticise': symposium aims to delve into the role of Jewish art dealers in the European art market between 1850 and 1930

London Art Week has partnered with the Jewish Country Houses research project to hold a three-part online talks programme

Magdalena Abakanowicz's haunting installation 'Bambini' expected to sell for up to $3.6m at auction in Poland

The work, consisting of 83 child-size figures in concrete and wood, was made in the late 1990s and has been exhibited on the roof of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and in the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid

As interest in artists of Caribbean heritage grows, Tate Britain show aims to create 'landmark' moment

“Rich and fascinating” connections explored in Life Between Islands: British-Caribbean Art 1950s-Now

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Miami Beach moves to attract sun-seeking tech community—and Art Basel hopes to cash in

The fair's chief executive Marc Spiegler says greater gallery diversity and a changing global scene have shaped this month’s event

Frieze appoints Christine Messineo as director of US fairs

Messineo, who previously worked for Bortolami and Hannah Hoffman galleries, will head up Frieze Los Angeles and Frieze New York following the departure of Bettina Korek and Loring Randolph

Sotheby's to offer The Hamilton Aphrodite, an ancient Roman marble last sold 70 years ago now expected to fetch up to £3m

The larger than life-size statue was brought back from Rome by the Duke of Hamilton in the 18th century and is named after his Scottish palace

Big money, new collectors: the low-down on the New York auctions

Plus, Fabergé in London and a rediscovered Dürer

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Christie's to sell 'The Vision', the last of Constable's famous view of Salisbury Cathedral left in private hands

The oil sketch, Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds, has never appeared at auction before and is expected for sell for between £2m to £3m this December in London

Art dealer's huge studio ceramics collection is up for sale—including the pot that Hans Coper swapped for a goat called Jennea

Phillips and Maak Contemporary Ceramics will jointly sell the collection of the late John Driscoll on 10 November, including works by Lucie Rie, Bernard Leach and Hamada Shoji

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham's collection is up for sale—including the sketch Barbara Hepworth gave her as a wedding present

Works owned by the St Ives artist will be auctioned at Lyon & Turnbull in London tomorrow night

Rock Legend Alice Cooper is selling the Warhol he forgot he owned—then found in his garage

The 1964 Little Electric Chair silkscreen will be auctioned in Arizona and is expected to make up to $4.5m.

NFT art sales hit $3.5bn so far this year—but market is still volatile

The latest Hiscox Online Art Trade Report finds that this booming asset class benefitted from a late-summer surge

Too much too young? The double-edged sword of early success for artists

As British painters in their 20s and 30s are commanding huge sums for their work, how does the market frenzy affect their career in the longer term?

Buy one, gift one free: why collectors acquire two works and give one away

Buying a work and donating another to a museum sounds like a win-win—but who really benefits?

Caribbean-British artists: the long road to recognition

Tate Britain's ambitious show in December comes at a time of widespread interest in the overlooked artists of Caribbean heritage

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Collector's eye: Batia Ofer

The London-based collector tells us what she has bought and why

It all started with a Roman bowl bought for 75p: antiquities dealership Charles Ede celebrates 50 years in business

The London gallery, now run by Martin Clist and Charis Tyndall, is marking five decades with an exhibition of Greek black glaze pottery opening this week

'Not just another Zoom project': New 'non-hierarchical' International Galleries Alliance launches to bring art world together

The information sharing community hopes to launch with 300 members and has been founded by a group of galleries including Sadie Coles, Blum & Poe, Stevenson and Carlos/Ishikawa

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Vaccines? Negative tests? Frieze is back in town, here is everything you need to know before you go

With strict Covid-19 protocols in place, galleries have worked hard to come up with new ways of exhibiting at the London fairs this year

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'We have never catered to an exotic idea of what art from Africa is about': Tiwani Contemporary to launch gallery in Lagos as it celebrates ten years in business

Maria Varnava, the founder of the London gallery which specialises in artists from Africa and the diaspora, on opening a gallery on the continent where she grew up and why she is wary of speculators

Art Basel 2021: it’s good to be back—but things are going to change, dealers say

Despite the success of the fair's first post-pandemic edition, galleries are weighing up the future

Collector's eye: Hans Furer

The Basel-based collector tells us what he's bought and why

Galerie Nagel Draxler presents ‘Crypto Kiosk’ of NFTs at Art Basel booth

The satellite fair Photo Basel is also offering digital photographic NFTs for sale

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From a cashmere coated console to a leafy Lalanne chair: Design Miami/Basel director chooses her highlights

The fair may be smaller than usual this year but Jennifer Roberts says she has never known the collectible design market to be in such rude health

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Real-life Art Basel prepares to return—and steps down from its ivory tower

Arranging the event amid a shifting pandemic has been fraught with risk—but it is a risk worth taking, says global director Marc Spiegler

Ethiopian gallery Addis Fine Art to open space in London

One of the few Black-owned galleries in London, the space will open with a show of Nirit Takele in October as the gallery takes part in Frieze London for the first time

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New Miart director Nicola Ricciardi on rebuilding an art fair from scratch as the pandemic rumbles on

Ricciardi was previously artistic director of Turin's OGR art centre which was used as a hospital for Covid-19 patients last year

Sotheby's wins 'dogfight' to sell $600m art collection of Harry and Linda Macklowe

Auction house will sell the 65 works, including $70m works by Rothko and Giacometti, in two standalone sales in November and next May

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From a Roly-Poly chair to a 15th-century illuminated manuscript made for the King of France: five highlights from Tefaf Online

Our pick of items that are for sale via the fair's online platform, which replaces the IRL fair which had been scheduled to run this week in Maastricht

Art Basel promises to pay quarantine hotel bills and launches $1.6m 'solidarity fund' for galleries who fail to make sales

As exhibitors threaten to pull out of the fair in the face of travel uncertainty, another letter offering "extraordinary" one-off concessions to dealers is sent

Art Basel writes letter of reassurance as galleries suggest fair should be cancelled

Fair says it is committed to going ahead but offers concessions to exhibitors, including rolling over booth fees to 2022 if they cannot enter the country and offering staff to man stands

Art Basel gets complicated: Swiss authorities will not accept Astra Zeneca vaccine while US issues ‘do not travel’ advisory

Non-EU visitors will have to apply for Swiss Covid-19 certificate before attending and, with certain vaccines not recognised, some will have to take tests onsite

More uncertainty for autumn fair season: PAD London cancels

The art and design event has been cancelled due to the continuing difficult travel situation between the UK and France and will return in October 2022

Former Bonhams owner Robert Brooks dies

The ambitious auctioneer started out in car racing before going into art and antiques, eventually retiring to his farm near Exmoor to rear a herd of beef cattle

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Need a 100-year-old Inuit parka made from seal guts? Dealer Peter Petrou to sell collection at Sotheby's

The London-based dealer of four decades is downsizing and having a 200-lot sale of contemporary art, Modern furniture, ethnographic art and antiquities

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Let them buy cake! From Charles and Diana to Donald Trump, the auction stars of the wedding cake world

As a 40-year-old piece of icing and marzipan sells for £1,850, we look at the market for elderly baked goods (topped by a £15,000 biscuit)

The dep-Art-ment store: New York gets new gallery hub within Barneys former flagship store

Tefaf New York's former co-owners will launch the five-storey Art House this November with space for 60 galleries and a member's club—a similar model to London's Cromwell Place

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‘I don’t touch contemporary art—it’s a gamble’: 102-year-old appraiser Alex Rosenberg on how deducing value is both a science and an art

Rosenberg, who has been an expert witness in court cases including the Knoedler trial, retrained as an appraiser when he retired as an art dealer in 1985

'I am honoured to be one of the first Black men to have my work sent to space': Amoako Boafo to paint triptych on rocket

The Ghanaian painter speaks about his plans for the work, which will be attached to the head of a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket when it blasts into space this autumn

UK art fairs breathe sigh of relief as government waives quarantine for vaccinated overseas exhibitors

Some US and European galleries at events such as Photo London in September had threatened to drop out due to added cost of isolating in hotels

Christie’s results for first half of 2021 show marked shift towards Asia, online and private sales—and female auctioneers

Auction sales, according to the analysts ArtTactic, are up 230% to a total of $5.9bn so far this year at the three major auction houses, Christie's, Sotheby's and Phillips

Can you build a national collection without actually buying any art? The Dubai Collection says you can

The state-backed online "museum" plans a physical exhibition later this year at the Ethihad Museum

Bellotto's view of Verona sells for record £10.5m at Christie's Old Master sale in London

Seven new artist records were set in tonight's auction, including for Georges de La Tour, while a second highest prices were set for female painters Angelica Kauffman and Artemisia Gentileschi

Head of a bear sets new record for a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, selling on a single bid for £8.8m at Christie's

The tiny "Post It note" drawing was sold by Thomas Kaplan, owner of the Leiden collection of Rembrandts, who bought it in 2008 based on a fax

'An opportunity for bargain hunters' or a waste of time? Italy relaxes stringent export laws for Old Masters and antiques worth less than €13,500

Lower-value older works and those by artists who died less than 50 years ago no longer need an export licence to leave the country—but the process can still be slow

England may be through to the Euro finals, but Sotheby's Old Master paintings sale scores an own goal

The auction house's £17.2m offering in London tonight was only 57% sold, overshadowed by the football match