Georgina Adam

Georgina Adam is the former Art Market editor of The Art Newspaper, where she is now editor-at-large. She is a contributor to the Financial Times Life & Arts Section, lectures at Sotheby's and Christie’s institutes in London and regularly participates in panels about the art market

Will Indigenous artists see a Venice Biennale boost at Art Basel?

Hopes are high that the fair will capitalise on the biennial's focus on under-represented groups, in particular from the Global South

Art Market Eye | Who’s afraid of the big bad cyberwolf?

Christie’s was hit by ransomware hackers—and now by a class action suit

Lely portraits owned by bankrupt collector James Stunt flop at auction

Works by the painter, owned by the controversial "playboy" socialite, were offered at Christie's New York this month

Art Market Eye | The Biennale Venice effect at work

There are so many discoveries to be made at Adriano Pedrosa's international exhibition this year

Patrizia Sandretto’s Venice venue nears completion

San Giacomo di Paludo is expected to open next year, but visitors to this year’s Biennale can still take in a performance

Art Market Eye | Can Inigo Philbrick return to the art market?

The convicted art dealer is out of jail—and likely to return to the trade

Booksreview

The story of a newbie who took on the New York art world—then left it all behind

As a protégé of the international dealer Carla Panicali from 1989 to 1992, David Guenther took a crash course in the business of art. But his account of this heady time is ultimately unsatisfying

Art Market Eye | Will there be more or less work for art lawyers in 2024?

In what looks likely to be the continuation of a declining market, we may see more litigation in the art world this year

Booksreview

An acerbic but highly readable view of the British art world

The critic and former curator Julian Spalding holds forth on his dislike of conceptual art and his love for Beryl Cook

Cold feet? Why fewer investors are guaranteeing art at auction

According to a recent report, guarantees are down—what's happened?

End of an era? Jussi Pylkkänen's departure reveals much about today’s art market

The star auctioneer is leaving Christie's after 38 years to share his experience "with a new generation of collectors"

‘The market has changed’: Sotheby’s scrapes together £45.6m from Frieze Week double-header in London

The auction house’s The Now sale of ultra-contemporary art was a success, but its marquee contemporary art sale came up well short of expectations

Lee Miller comes into focus, at last

With two shows coming up and auction prices on the rise, the US photographer is finally emerging from the shadows of her famous male associates

Booksreview

A deep dive into the history of China’s art market

From the devastation of the Cultural Revolution to the transformation of the contemporary art scene

Sharing the Bacon: how fractionalisation is taking the art market by storm

Artex, the latest in a slew of new initiatives, is offering shares in a Francis Bacon triptych for as little as $100—but is it a good investment?

Rogues’ gallery? Three reasons why the art market is vulnerable to wrongdoing

Lavish lifestyles, misplaced confidence and the wish to keep up with billionaire clients can all wreak financial havoc

Germany has the most private contemporary art museums in the world, new report reveals

According to the art collector data company Larry's List, the burgeoning private museums sector now comprises 446 institutions worldwide, 111 of which have opened since 2016

Gore, guts and gongs: Hermann Nitsch’s six-day 'orgiastic mystery theatre' restaged at his country castle near Vienna

The performance featuring a slaughtered bull is considered the highpoint of the late Austrian Actionist's work

Ashmolean Museum in bitter, 20-year dispute over Augustus John works

Heirs claim they were loaned and want them back; the museum says decision not yet made

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Backroom deals for wet paintings: why contemporary art is driving private sales for auction houses

Shortening art market cycles and the politics around "flipping" artworks are leading collectors to conduct business away from public scrutiny

Works worth more than $20m accounted for nearly half of auction sales in 2022, according to new Sotheby's report

Report also highlights how Asian, Millennial and Gen X buyers are changing the demographic of the market

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The rise of art-backed loans is spectacular—here's how they work

Sotheby's is reportedly offering new securities service as art and finance worlds increasingly converge

'From "wet painting" to NFTs: the art market is moving on faster and faster'

Cycles in the industry are getting shorter with trends now coming and going within a year

Well-attended Arco fair in Madrid boosted by foreign wealth and Picasso’s 50th anniversary

Spain’s largest commercial art event saw 211 galleries gather at the IFEMA conference centre

'New French restitution laws should benefit the market—and maybe force change in Britain too?'

As the Washington Principles turn 25, the complexities of restitution in a global art world have mushroomed—leaving lessons to be learned for institutions, governments and art market players

The Van Gogh Sunflowers lawsuit: the full story behind the Nazi-loot claim to Tokyo’s $250m painting

Plus, Singapore’s art hub ambitions and Grace Lau's project for Chinese New Year

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Kusama and Louis Vuitton: Who is signing on the (polka) dotted line for artist's mega-brand deals?

Yayoi's signature style is currently adorning 400 objects in a collaboration with the French luxury fashion house—but it is not clear how involved she is

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Art SG Singapore fair report: has the city-state’s moment in the sun finally come?

Prestigious international galleries and regional heavyweights alike have gathered for the fair's much-delayed inaugural edition

Death in Miami: crypto winter imperils NFTs and the 'effective altruism' movement too

The collapse of FTX has not only devastated the crypto world, but also threatened the ethics of “make money, do good”, touted by its founders