Anny Shaw

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

Banking on the Monets: Christie’s London to Paris relay auctions bring in a solid £203.9m

There were few fireworks in the three-part sale as the froth comes off the top of the market

Crime news

Tefaf Maastricht fair evacuated after attempted armed robbery

Several men ambushed a jewellery stand—though the fair has now been secured

South London galleries join forces and relocate to Fitzrovia as emerging art market matures

Castor and Indigo+Madder are jointly taking a space and will share offices and viewing rooms—though will operate separate exhibition programmes

Crime news

British art dealer faces trial in the US for alleged part in Inigo Philbrick’s ‘ponzi-like scheme’

Robert Newland worked for Philbrick’s secondary market business Modern Collections before stints at Hauser & Wirth and Superblue

Rediscovered Richter drawings at Art Basel shed light on artist's painting process

A series of sketches for the artist's monumental SDI painting of 1986 are believed to be the "only studies for an abstract painting to have survived"

NFTnews

'It shouldn’t be a surprise that easily traded JPEGs are not "safe" assets': artist Sarah Meyohas on the NFT market

The French-US artist is showing a hologram sculpture with Marianne Boesky at Art Basel

Art Basel settles into a ‘new normal’ despite market uncertainty

The fair’s opening day was buoyed by the presence of a new generation of artists, collectors and dealers

Art Basel parent company MCH refinances and regroups after being hit hard by the pandemic

As Swiss fair returns to its traditional June dates, the organisation is growing its fair portfolio

Could Japan rise again? New fair to launch in Tokyo in July 2023

Founded by Sandy Angus, Tim Etchells and Magnus Renfrew, the event looks to cement a growing market in Japan

Art marketpreview

Art Basel plans comeback in Switzerland: but is it all business as usual?

With a new Paris fair on the horizon, attendance figures are expected to rebound to pre-pandemic levels next week at the Swiss flagship event

William Turnbull gets major London exhibition to mark 100 years since his birth

Cork Street show will be the most comprehensive survey since the British artist’s 1973 Tate retrospective

‘A shock to the community worldwide’: directors of Tate, Guggenheim and MoMA condemn ousting of Polish museum head

Critics say the sudden dismissal of Jarosław Suchan is the latest attempt by Poland's right-wing government at exercising greater control over cultural institutions

Anny Shaw. With additional reporting by Gareth Harris

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