Anny Shaw

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

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

Anny Shawabout 11 hours ago

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

Anny Shawabout 13 hours ago

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

Rare watercolour by Victorian artist born without arms or legs could sell for up to £5,000

Sarah Biffin was an accomplished miniaturist who was so famous in her lifetime Charles Dickens referred to her in three novels

Lawyer who sparked criminal probe into Guy Wildenstein tax case found guilty of fraudulently hiding $5.1m

Claude Dumont-Beghi has managed to partially challenge her conviction, though judges uphold money laundering decision

Sylvester Stallone reveals he used to sell his paintings for $5 to pay for the bus to school

Actor-turned-artist opens third museum show in Germany with experimental works painted almost 60 years ago

Banksy murals’ perilous journey to Miami’s Context fair revealed

The story of how the works—which originated in Bethlehem—reached Miami is relayed in a new book by the dealer Robin Barton

In the art world, divorce—and marriage—can be expensive

Simone Leigh's departure from Hauser & Wirth in favour of Matthew Marks is not the first high-profile artist/gallery split—here are a few more notable break-ups

Women are worshipped and non-binary energies abound at Nada

An air of spirituality and mysticism pervades the fair this year, perhaps brought on by a reconnection with the esoteric during the pandemic

Art and crypto: a marriage made in Miami

As the mayor pledges to move Silicon Valley to the city, Art Basel in Miami Beach ramps up its NFT offerings

Is a ceramic ‘puzzle’ that belonged to Ernest Hemingway really a Picasso? A podcast investigation hopes to find out

Podcast reveals extraordinary tale that involves the famous writer, the drugs lord Pablo Escobar and a National Football League player, who tried to sell the work at Art Basel in Miami Beach

NFTNews

Nagel Draxler gallery to launch Berlin space dedicated to NFTs and blockchain-related art

Curator, dealer and NFT artist Kenny Schachter will inaugurate the gallery in January

Mucho mucho amor: Celebrity astrologer Walter Mercardo’s estate to be sold at Bonhams

Highlights include a platinum diamond ring and his signature white silk cape

Lehmann Maupin gallery to move to larger space in Seoul’s Hannam-dong district, home to K-pop artists and movie stars

The US gallery is expanding its footprint in South Korea as young collectors boost a buzzing art scene

‘A reflection of the spirit of collegiality’: Nearly two-thirds of dealers opt out of Art Basel’s $1.6m solidarity fund

Those who participated benefited from a 35% reduction in booth fees during what Art Basel global director Marc Spiegler describes as a “rough year”

Founder of Hic et Nunc pulls the plug on the leading digital art marketplace—but its half a million NFTs live on

Projects such as the Whitworth gallery’s NFT of a William Blake watercolour are now available on other platforms

Crime News

Pablo Escobar, Ernest Hemingway and a drug-smuggling NFL player covered in vaseline: new podcast explores the crazy story behind a ceramic that could be by Picasso

Steve Kough also stole three paintings from the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1982—while on trial for conspiracy to distribute marijuana

Not so metadiverse: women account for just 16% of NFT art market

ArtTactic report reveals a “winner takes all” market for NFTs, with 16 artists generating 55% of sales

Cop26News

‘The numbers no longer add up’: artist Olafur Eliasson calls for solidarity as Cop26 kicks off

Eliasson will present a film with activist Kumi Naidoo at the summit on how the worlds of art and activism can help each other curb the climate crisis

Art trade in ‘constructive dialogue’ with UK government as economic crime levy policy paper is published

Levy threatened to disproportionately affect galleries, which measure turnover differently to auction houses

Organisers cancel Volta Miami over venue uncertainties and Covid travel restrictions

Director says the fair is now looking at a number of cities for its third base as question marks hang over Miami

From Edvard Munch to MC Escher: Squid Game’s artistic references

Hit Korean drama isn’t just a metaphor for the cut-throat art world

Frieze London's new section Unworlding hoped to bring young artists exposure—but it brought sales too

The curated selection comprises radical and experimental art looking at "ideas of collapse and rebirth"

Supersize my sculpture: Frieze reflects the trend to think big

This year’s display in Regent's Park alongside Frieze London includes a record number of works by women

Frieze names Patrick Lee director of new Seoul fair

Currently the executive director of Hyundai gallery, Lee says there is a “long history of collecting culture” in the South Korean capital

Korean wave: could Seoul become the art capital of Asia?

With Frieze preparing a new Seoul fair, and a growing roster of galleries, the city could steal Hong Kong’s crown

It's a woman’s world: what sold on Frieze's VIP day

Work by women, much of it featuring women's bodies, has been attracting the attention of buyers at the London fair

BanksyNews

Was Banksy’s infamous shredded painting really created in 2006?

As work heads back to auction at Sotheby's, the provenance of the street artist’s Girl with Balloon is being questioned

Our pick of five lots from Sotheby’s Hong Kong sales — and what they tell us about the Asian art market

Millennial buyers boosted sales for Western artists, whose works accounted for $114m out of $185m

‘It doesn’t stop with Putin’: Pussy Riot release NFT to mark almost ten years since members were sentenced to two years in Russian penal colony

NFT is based on the art collective’s court sentencing documents and recalls their 2012 Punk Prayer performance in Moscow’s Russian Orthodox cathedral

Korakrit Arunanondchai: on loss, shamanism—and denim

As a major show of his work opens at the Migros Museum in Zurich, the Thailand-born artist discusses his latest video works, which he created shortly after his grandfather's death

Five-metre-tall fountain pen sculpture by Michael Craig-Martin unveiled in Oxford

Artist says the work at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government is the ‘most daring of all my sculptures’

Try before you buy? Art rental scheme could bring steady income for emerging artists

Gertrude aims to make the art market more accessible and evenly distributed

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Doron Langberg's intimate queer paintings to Marina Abramovic's cinematic opera

The rise of Paris: Larry Gagosian opens third gallery in the French capital

US dealer launches new space with giant Alexander Calder sculpture in the Place Vendôme

‘Opera is boring’: Marina Abramovic’s cinematic ode to soprano Maria Callas opens in London

Belgrade-born performance artist discusses recasting opera for a younger generation, how the diva label is “dubious” and why sex is better post-menopause

The future’s bright: Millennials help art market stage post-pandemic recovery

Art Basel-UBS report reveals that employment has stabilised and gallery sales are up 10% in first half of 2021

Were Banksy and Pranksy both pranked in $330,000 NFT sale?

NFT of a smoking punk appeared to link to Banksy’s website but the webpage was swiftly removed, prompting rumours of a hack

Manet of the Valleys: rare portrait of the artist's bespectacled cousin to be restored by National Museum Wales

Painting will undergo extensive technical examination and cleaning thanks to €20,000 grant from Tefaf fund

Frieze Art Fairs return to Regent’s Park in October—so what has changed since 2019?

Galleries from 39 countries will participate this year as the art fair circuit kicks back into life

Thatcher and tampons: How Tracey Emin came to sell her unmade bed to Charles Saatchi

British artist says she had previously refused to sell her work to the YBA collector after his ad campaign rocketed Margaret Thatcher to power in 1979

Superblue to bring its immersive art experiences to New York and London this autumn

Dutch duo DRIFT launches multi-sensory exhibition at The Shed, while Japanese-British collective Studio Swine’s presentation will go on show in Pace Gallery’s Burlington Gardens venue

‘It’s too dangerous to stay’: Hong Kong artist Kacey Wong leaves for Taiwan as Chinese government curbs artistic and editorial autonomy

Wong’s name appeared in a state-run newspaper article which he considered a “wanted list” for Beijing

Young British artist Tunji Adeniyi-Jones paired with Duncan Grant for the Bloomsbury set artist’s first solo show since he died in 1978

Exhibition at Charleston farmhouse in East Sussex comes as White Cube gallery announces representation of the 28-year-old Brooklyn-based painter

Damien Hirst laid off 63 people last autumn while claiming £15m in government Covid-19 loans

Job cuts came after major retrospective in Beijing was cancelled due to the pandemic

Anny Shaw. with additional reporting by José da Silva

Follow the money: Christie's bets on Hong Kong with vast new headquarters as clients in Asia spend over $1bn so far this year

Auction house will move into Zaha Hadid-designed luxury tower The Henderson in 2024, where it will hold year-round sales and exhibitions

Can auctions save the earth? Christie's to fundraise for environmental charity by selling works by Cecily Brown and Rashid Johnson

The auction house has teamed with up Gallery Climate Coalition to raise between $5m-$10m for ClientEarth

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Christina Quarles's fragmented figures to Igshaan Adams's sparkling dust clouds

Lucian Freud's portrait of David Hockney fetches £14.9m in strong hybrid sales at Sotheby’s in London

Asian bidders and British art boosted figures to make auction house's highest summer total since 2018

Abstract art, mid-century furniture and contemporary design all under one roof at new London gallery

LAMB opens this week in the Georgian townhouse formerly occupied by Bernard Shapero rare books

Damien Hirst secures £15m in government Covid-19 loans despite owing more than £100m to his parent company in Jersey

The companies that make Hirst’s art and manage his £183m collection are owned by the offshore parent Science

It’s coming home: Art gallery to open in the grounds of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

New space is run by the publishers of OOF, a magazine which marries art and football

Simon Lee Gallery announces worldwide representation of Venice Biennale artist Sonia Boyce

Boyce says bringing people together for her Venice commission has been like a “gargantuan puzzle”

Not laughing now: Banksy loses second trademark case over famous monkey image

Ruling slams British street artist for “sham efforts” in trying to mislead the European Union Intellectual Property Office

IsraelNews

Palestinian artist films police crackdown in Israeli city of Haifa

Calls are growing for the boycott of Israeli cultural institutions as protests erupt over Israeli attacks on Gaza and the forced eviction of Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah