Anny Shaw

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

Babestation-backed sex-tape artist unable to travel to his London show from France

Pyotr Pavlensky, who faces prosecution for leaking video of French politician Benjamin Griveaux, could not obtain visa in time for opening of exhibition

Art marketanalysis

Central London's calling: smaller galleries bank on bigger spaces despite economic uncertainty

In the post-Brexit, post-pandemic era, dealers are moving into new and more central venues in London

All hot air on climate action? Auction houses pledge to cut CO2 while organising global tours for star lots

In our new series Reality Bites, we assess whether the art market's key players are addressing the urgent issues affecting the wider world

British artist Tai Shani gets her first UK commercial show at new London gallery for 'less commercially viable practices'

Turner Prize winner will inaugurate Gathering, a space that will support artists whose practices stand outside of the market

Art and activist body a/political to open London space with exhibition by Russian artist facing trial over sex video

Pyotr Pavlensky has been ordered to stand trial in France over leaked sex videos that brought down a close ally of President Emmanuel Macron

Is Art Basel launching a year-round ‘marketplace’ for galleries? A recent spate of job advertisements suggests so

The fair’s parent company MCH Group is developing "new digital formats" to support galleries

Sotheby’s launches primary market channel selling works directly from artists’ studios

For each work sold, 15% will go to a charity or institution of the artist’s choice—but will the new sales format ruffle dealers’ feathers?

German dealer Johann König responds to allegations of ‘sexual misconduct’ from ten women

Claims were first published by Die Zeit newspaper, but König says the report is “false and misleading”

Christie’s partners with renowned French antiques dealer Benjamin Steinitz on blockchain-recorded sale

The collaboration with Artory is the first in the history of the decorative arts

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne and estranged husband Tom Girardi’s art collection up for sale in court-ordered auction

Works by Miro, Hockney and Glenna Goodacre are among those being sold to pay off creditors as couple face allegations of embezzlement

Lootnews

Allegedly stolen ancient Cambodian sculptures airbrushed from photoshoot of ‘most beautiful home in America’

Cambodian government says stone artefacts kept at San Francisco home of billionaire Lindemann family match those looted from sacred site

Chasing a booming East Asian art market, shipping company Crozier expands in Hong Kong

Organisation's chief still sees Hong Kong as "primary gateway to region" despite Beijing crackdown causing jitters for businesses

First edition of Design Miami Paris fair postponed after police cite ‘security problems’ with venue

The event was to be held at the Place de la Concorde in October to coincide with the inaugural Paris+ par Art Basel

Crypto crash or burn? Damien Hirst to set his paintings on fire for NFT project

Artist will destroy thousands of his works at Newport Street Gallery in London this autumn

Fairsnews

Art Basel creates new director role and appoints Walker Art Center curator Vincenzo de Bellis

Marc Spiegler remains global director of the Swiss fair and will oversee De Bellis—but will take on a more “strategic” position

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