Anny Shaw

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

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