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
What’s with dictators and bad art?
Imelda Marcos is just one of a series of despots with appalling taste
Fair-mageddon: Can art fairs recover from such dramatic losses?
Fairs haemorrhaged exhibitors and visitors during the pandemic—the events will need to find a new way forward
A surfeit of riches: a good time to sell art, despite the war?
From the $200m Warhol Marilyn at Christie's to the second part of the Macklowe sale at Sotheby’s, the May auctions in New York will be bigger than ever—against the odds
Bonhams continues acquisitions spree with purchase of Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen
The firm bags a second Scandinavian auction house as sector consolidation continues
Bonhams's big buying spree continue with acquisition of US auction house Skinner
Just two months after buying the Nordic firm Bukowskis, the private-equity-owned auction house is bolstering its presence across the Pond
NFTs of Old Masters—good or bad?
Are the digitally produced copies of museum works sold as NFTs for six-figure sums simply very expensive digital posters?
Art Basel in Paris: an earthquake in the fair landscape
Fiac's eviction from the Grand Palais came as a shock to the French gallery scene—what was behind the move?
Bacon and beasts: an in-depth look at the visceral new show at London’s Royal Academy of Arts
The Year Ahead: the best exhibitions to look forward to in 2022
Bonhams buys Nordic auction house Bukowskis
The private-equity-owned auction house's acquisition of the Swedish firm is a first move in its bid to extend its global network
Who will be the gatekeepers of digital art?
Museums, curators and art professionals endorse traditional art, but who will be the gatekeepers for the online world?
NFTs, Banksy and Asia’s ascent: 2021, the year the art market was turned on its head
The past year will mostly be remembered for the ongoing social and economic convulsions caused by Covid-19. But in the art trade, the old world order was being demolished
Zeng Fanzhi painting once owned by the 'disappeared' Chinese entrepreneur Whitney Duan sells for $5.2m in Beijing
Prayer was one of five paintings by the Chinese artist “entrusted by an important institution” to the state-owned Poly Auction
Is the art market corrupt to the core? Balderdash.
An attorney in the Inigo Philbrick fraud case described the trade as completely rotten, I disagree
Fraud: the case of Inigo Philbrick
Whitney Duan was one of China's richest women, until she vanished in 2017. Now the Zeng Fanzhi painting she once owned is being auctioned in Beijing
The real-estate tycoon, a key patron of Zeng, has not been seen since she was "disappeared"—the painting, Prayer, is now described by Poly auctions as "entrusted by an important institution"
Art dealer Daniel Blau in tussle with Italian authorities to get paid for the painting bought for Uffizi galleries
Blau purchased the self-portrait by Ottone Rosai at auction last December, but but it was subject to a compulsory purchase by the Italian state and given to the Florence museum
New app artpass ID promises art market due diligence in one click—but does it really work?
Artpass ID has been created by Dutch tech entrepreneurs David Dehaeck and Nathalie Haveman, and has Rakhi Talwar, former global compliance head at Christie’s, on the team
Has Impressionism still got it? This months auctions should tell us
Will the wave of young Asians buying hot young artists also wash into the higher-priced, blue-chip artists on offer in New York, or has older art lost its charm?
Banksy record leads a smash-hit Sotheby’s auction which sees young artists soar to extraordinary heights
Asian collectors were behind much of the high bidding for hot emerging artists including Jadé Fadojutimi, Ewa Juszkiewicz and Flora Yukhnovich
Banksy world record as shredded work sells to Asian collector for £18.6m at Sotheby's
A previous painting called Girl with Balloon was shredded live at a Sotheby's auction three years ago, the resulting work, Love is in the Bin, has now sold
Buyer's guide to...sustainable art collecting
What galleries, collectors and artists can do to help reduce the carbon footprint of buying art
Move over London—the Asian auction market is exploding
All eyes will be on the high-value Hong Kong sales this weekend
All glitz and glamour? Hollywood’s new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
British Museum to sell NFTs of 200 Hokusai works—including The Great Wave
The institution has partnered with French start-up LaCollection to auction the non-fungible tokens, coinciding with its exhibition of the Japanese artist's work
Book extract | What makes buyers want to create private museums for their collections?
In this adapted excerpt from her new book, The Rise and Rise of the Private Art Museum, Georgina Adam examines the motivations of collectors who founded their own art spaces
Is Art Basel eyeing up a new fair location?
Art Basel has lent expertise to Art Week Tokyo, but does this indicate further involvement?
Why the figures bandied about in the art market are subject to caution
Estimates of the potential size of the art market are way off the mark
New French art market report finds auction sales dropped 19.5% to $25.5bn in 2020
The Conseil des Ventes Volontaires concludes that China dominates global auctions, accounting for $8.6bn of sales and 35% of the worldwide market