Brook Mason

As galleries begin to re-open, dealerships that survived the Spanish Flu reflect on art sales in the age of pandemics

While some cultivated key clients like the Kennedys and Fords, others relied on close communication even under socially distanced circumstances

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Outsider art pulls an 'in' crowd in New York

The city's Americana week saw works by 20th century self-taught artists edging out traditional folk art and antiques thanks to a growing celebrity-studded client base

Art storage demands flare as California fires rage

Calls for emergency art storage are putting pressure on art shipment and insurance firms

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Elaborate, traditional pieces sold well at the latest auctions

Chinese and Russian buyers with a taste for the ornate have added a new layer of bidding and are forcing prices ever higher

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Decorative arts sales shift to Chicago

New York vies with London for nineteenth- and twentieth-century decorative arts sales, but Chicago is coming on quickly

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Influx of new collectors of American paintings boosts market

Even third-rate works are now selling for six figures


When form plus function equals art

High-profile shows are breaking down the boundaries between designers and artists

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Private view: must-see gallery shows opening this May

New commercial gallery shows—from a new space in south London to an apartment show in San Gimignano


Picasso biographer John Richardson dies, aged 95

We recently spoke to the art historian about his new book focusing on his extraordinary life, his homes and his eclectic personal collection

New York’s Americana week reveals a generational shift in taste

Sales lag while demand for folk art is on the rise as Millennials move away from a ‘Home Alone’ aesthetic

Dealers mix Modern furniture with Old Masters in New York

Nicholas Hall and François Laffanour have paired up on the Upper East Side

Antiques trade adapts to survive

Dealers downsize or go online as tastes in furniture and collecting change

Interview with Bruce Weber: “We had to work fast—and run”

Photographer Bruce Weber has spent seven years recording the plight of Miami’s Haitian community

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2011 Sharjah Biennial artists announced

New organiser discloses record 119 artists from 36 countries will be exhibited

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Sale of Diego Giacometti floor lamp at TEFAF confirms that design is well and truly in vogue

Dealers cite the design section's new position as the reason for this year's exceptional sales, in proximity to contemporary art dealers


Obituary and tributes: Ernst Beyeler

Art world remembers a great art dealer, collector and museum founder

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Forbes family hold sale of 38 Victorian pictures

Brothers raise cash with a few pictures from their extensive collection


Basel satellite fairs beset by management complications in the midst of US dealers shunning Europe

Exhibitors wary of investing in weak market, while community groups oppose Scope tent on public open space

Gagosian doubling space in Los Angeles

Meanwhile, Steven Kasher moves in on Gagosian territory