Anny Shaw

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

Sotheby's weathers 'challenging market' with $7.9bn of sales in 2023

Luxury goods and Millennials are helping buoy the bottom line, though fine art remains at the core of the business

Van Gogh Museum dismisses four staff members over alleged misconduct during wildly popular Pokémon exhibition

One of the employees is accused of embezzling a box of specially produced Pokémon cards, according to local media reports

Giant Shepard Fairey work calling for ceasefire in Gaza unfurled at Reina Sofia museum in Madrid

Greenpeace and UnMute Gaza organised the action at the museum because it houses Pablo Picasso’s famous anti-war painting “Guernica”

Banksynews

Banksy’s shredded Girl with Balloon renamed and redated—again

Canvas that “self destructed” at Sotheby’s in 2018 was renamed Love is in the Bin by the artist’s studio—but last year it went on show in Korea with a new title and date

Former Victoria Miro senior director goes it alone with experimental London project

Matt Carey-Williams is looking to shake up the traditional gallery model by bringing “all the protagonists around the table in a slightly different way”

‘Competition replaced by culture of generosity’? Condo London makes post-pandemic return

This month, 50 international galleries are taking part in the gallery sharing model across the UK capital

Relocation, relocation, relocation: London galleries adapt to market turmoil by expanding

Castor and Niru Ratnam are moving to bigger spaces while Emalin is opening a second gallery

New app to sell works by UK's top art graduates

Works at the New Contemporaries exhibition at Camden Art Centre will be available to purchase on Gertrude

Italian court sides with Getty Museum in export dispute over Bassano painting

The Council of State dismissed the Italian culture ministry’s belated attempt to repatriate “absolute masterpiece” from the Los Angeles museum

Banksynews

Banksy calls for an end to war

New mural appeared in south London of three military drones stuck to a red “stop” sign—but has already been removed by two unknown men

New online magazine ‘celebrates and salutes’ Palestinian artists

Union Magazine, launched by the Berlin- and West Bank-based organisation Artists and Allies of Hebron, hopes to resist a polarised political climate

Supreme court ruling concludes lengthy battle over Franz West estate

The Austrian sculptor's art will go to his private foundation overturning previous decision granting ownership to West's widow and children

Why are ever more artists ditching dealers?

From the emerging to the blue-chip, artists are trading gallery representation for agents or outright autonomy

Philanthropy reinvented for a new generation of collectors—now with financial perks

New charitable schemes mirror shifts in attitudes to collecting and giving among younger art buyers

Women come to the fore at Untitled Art fair

An inclusive curatorial theme sees works by older female artists snapped up

Frank Stella's first ever Black Painting could smash record at Art Basel in Miami Beach

The work, "Delta" (1958), is coming to the market for the first time in years, with an asking price of $45m

Art Basel trials online gallery marketplace with a philanthropic edge

Access by Art Basel will launch at next month's Miami Beach fair

Lisson Gallery puts Ai Weiwei London show on hold over Israel-Hamas war tweet

The artist-activist defends free speech in a lengthy response, but says that the gallery’s decision is “for his own well-being”

Banksynews

Scheme to sell fractions of Banksy’s Valentine’s Day Mascara could be illegal, lawyer says

Online company managing the Margate mural, intended as a comment on domestic abuse, has already sold more than £250,000 in shares

Booksnews

David Shrigley: The book 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' is 'still really relevant' and everyone should read it

The artist has pulped 6,000 copies of Dan Brown’s 'The Da Vinci Code' and turned them into a limited edition of George Orwell’s dystopian novel

Christie’s brokers restitution settlement with heirs of art dealer and Swiss museum to offer $35m Cézanne at auction next month

Fruits et pot de gingembre, one of three Cézanne paintings included in the sale, was found to have been sold under duress after the Nazis took power in Germany

Art world figures publish statement criticising Artforum letter for omission of Hamas massacre and hostages

Signatories of the new letter state “there should be no contradiction between staunchly opposing the Israeli occupation and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and unequivocally condemning brutal acts of violence against innocent civilians in Israel”

Letters signed by hundreds of artists, including Nan Goldin and Jeremy Deller, call for Gaza ceasefire and aid for Palestinians

A letter signed by Tania Bruguera, Michael Rakowitz and others also criticised arts organisations for their "institutional silence" regarding the humanitarian crisis in Gaza

Lines redrawn: how artists and auction houses are shaking things up with new ways of working together

Phillips’s recent private selling exhibition of Damien Hirst works marked 15 years of artists collaborating with auction houses, with or without gallery cooperation

The ugly bug ball: insect-themed art takes over Frieze

While Paris hotels are reportedly crawling with bed bugs, the only critters we saw at Frieze London and Frieze Masters were in the exhibits

Art marketfeature

Blurred lines: are galleries and museums getting too cosy?

As public institutions are working more with the private sector, there are calls for greater transparency

Beyond the white cube: galleries search for new and unusual places to show art

A former home for Huguenot refugees and a secret garden in the middle of Mayfair are among the venues used to host exhibitions in recent months—but public sculpture brings its challenges

Frieze boss says he will fight for London as rival Paris fair gains traction

Simon Fox also discusses the challenge of juggling multiple mega fairs at once and why London's art scene is still flourishing