Anny Shaw

Anny Shaw is a contributing art market editor at The Art Newspaper and author of Resist: Rebellion, Dissent & Protest in Art

Protest art is popular, but should it become big business?

Activism has a growing presence at art fairs, but it’s up to collectors and other stakeholders to enact meaningful change

Art fairsreview

Uyghurs, mass incarceration and Ukraine before the invasion: three political presentations to see at Photo London

Strong messages are present in a number of booths at this year's edition of the UK's biggest photography fair

New York City removes rules governing auction houses in bid to stimulate business

But firms say they will continue to operate policies and practices that promote transparency

Art marketanalysis

UK art market: too little, too late?

Britain’s share of the global market is at its lowest in a decade and art imports have plummeted. Without government action, experts say, the fallout from Brexit could devastate the industry

Anny Shaw. With additional reporting by Gareth Harris
Brexitnews

‘Brexit ruined my business almost overnight’: UK dealer says his income has plummeted by 60% since Britain left the EU

Almost all of Steve Shovlar’s clients are based in Europe—but added taxes and red tape are putting them off

Danh Vo in Venice: 'The privilege of installing other artists’ work is you really get to know them'

The Danish-Vietnamese artist has curated an exhibition which brings together his work with that of two acclaimed artists from previous generations, Park Seo-Bo and Isamu Noguchi

Finnish pavilion: The artist who became an undercover security guard

The Finnish artist Pilvi Takala assumes identities, from Snow White to a Catholic schoolgirl, to investigate social norms

Art Basel/UBS report: Global art market bounces back to above pre-pandemic levels—but recovery is uneven

Asian spending continues to grow, particularly at auction, while the UK’s market share shrinks to historic lows as Brexit woes linger

Artist resale rights organisations launch UK High Court action against multi-millionaire art dealer and collector Ivor Braka

The Artists’ Collecting Society and the Design and Artists Copyright Society say Braka has refused to disclose information on secondary market sales since royalties legislation was introduced in 2006

LOVE in the time of war: Robert Indiana’s first major UK exhibition opens with a pacifist message more timely than ever

Yorkshire Sculpture Park show examines the latent meanings within some of the artist’s lesser-known sculptures

'Men still own the world, and it’s not cute': NFT projects and DAOs lead the way during Women’s History Month

Nadya Tolokonnikova among those to launch NFT collecting fund which will invest in projects by female and LGBTQ+ artists

NFTnews

NFT of the Ukrainian flag—launched by Pussy Riot member to raise funds for war-torn country—sells for $6.75m

The sale organised by Ukraine DAO is raising funds for Come Back Alive, which will distribute supplies to Ukrainian civilians and the army

Here are some of the Russian art collectors facing Western sanctions

Individuals and companies have been targeted by the UK, US and EU over the invasion of Ukraine

'It’s a time bomb': retirees slam Getty Trust’s decision to terminate their pension plan

Pensioners stand to lose federal protections once the board transfers the $336m plan to an insurer

Ai Weiwei sparks outcry by posting ‘vaccine-sceptic’ video on Instagram

Chinese artist and activist says society does not have the right to make the Covid-19 vaccine compulsory

Pensioners revolt: Patrick Drahi winds up Sotheby’s ‘defined benefit’ pension plan, and former employees are not happy

Ex-staff are now considering legal action, claiming they were not kept informed of changes to the scheme

Banksynews

Fate of Banksy in Welsh town Port Talbot hangs in the balance

Mural of child playing in ash removed from view after three years, just days after the actor Michael Sheen described the display as “uninspiring”

Dutch auctioneer to publish first catalogue raisonné of Banksy’s street works—but does it pose a conflict of interest?

Hessink’s will auction three of the British street artist’s outdoor pieces next month in Amsterdam, though none have been authenticated

Four years since companies in the UK began revealing salary data, the art world’s gender pay gap remains

Auction houses continue to show little sign of progress and lag behind public sector institutions

Past it at 40? Artists fight ‘culture of ageism’ in the art world

Promoting hot young talent might grab the attention of collectors and the general public, but it disadvantages older artists and especially women, queer and non-binary creators

Premier League and Uefa consider legal action over footballer John Terry’s NFT baby ape tweets

NFTs feature the leagues’ trophies which are protected under trademark laws

Lucian Freud's portrait of muse and fellow artist Janey Longman to be auctioned for first time with £15m price tag

Painting, acquired by private British collector “from the easel” in 1987, will be sold at Christie's in London in March

Could it be magic? Singer Robbie Williams to auction three Banksy works worth more than £10m at Sotheby’s

Former Take That star acquired the works directly from the artist’s studio in the mid-2000s

Tracey Emin demands her work be removed from 10 Downing Street after Boris Johnson’s 'shameful' lying over lockdown party

Artist says 'More Passion' is at odds with the government’s “lack of compassion” for people’s suffering during the pandemic

Man arrested for attacking sculpture by paedophile artist Eric Gill outside BBC Broadcasting House in London

Campaigners have called for the removal of the statue for decades, which they say is “a monument to paedophilia”, but the BBC says it will stay

Sicilian castle from The Godfather movie is up for sale for €6m—but what about the extensive art collection it was built for?

Baron Pennisi commissioned the neo-Gothic villa, which includes a private chapel with frescoes by Giuseppe Sciuti, at the end of the 19th century

'Unfit for purpose': London's biggest artist studio provider accused of 'misrepresenting' landmark residency

Artists say their live/work spaces have become unliveable after major construction work at neighbouring sites, but Acme says this is outside its control