Anny Shaw

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

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

Galleries rely on tried-and-tested names at Frieze London

Secondary-market dealing on the rise as interest in young talent cools

Kabir Jhala. Additional reporting by Anny Shaw and Tim Schneider

Baby T rex at Frieze Masters seeks new home—for $20m

Named Chomper for its well-preserved set of teeth, the skeleton was unearthed in Montana in 2019

Marina Abramović: a buyer's guide

Everything you need to know about the artist’s market before you start building your collection

Arts fundinganalysis

Private sector picks up the pieces as UK government cuts art education funding

While university arts departments are being dismantled, dealers and auction houses provide learning programmes

Art marketfeature

The art world still favours the rich—how do we fix that?

Nine artists, curators and dealers who beat the industry's stacked odds discuss challenges and solutions

Seoul has all the ingredients for success—can Frieze now take its market to the next level?

The city’s collectors, museums and state support make it a key player in Asia—but sales from the fair show its market is still nascent

Sotheby’s to sell €11m collection from the Hydra home of Pauline Karpidas

The British patron’s annual meetings on the Greek Island were a “who’s who of the contemporary art world”

Venice Biennale artist Alberta Whittle accused of using parts of another artist’s sculpture in her work

Mary Redmond has launched copyright claims against Whittle and the National Galleries of Scotland

'The tank is empty': Brexit, inflation and a downturn in sales force FOLD gallery in London to close

Running costs for the 15-year-old gallery have become "more and more difficult to manage over the past 18 months", owner says

Banksy’s 'Valentine’s Day Mascara' mural to be sold back to the public for £120 a share

A comment on domestic violence, a six-figure sum has been pledged to Margate charity Oasis