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
The gateway drug: how handbags are bringing in new auction house buyers
In a rather lacklustre 2023, luxury shone the brightest
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is Qatar's Fifa World Cup a lesson in artwashing?
Cache of leaked documents reveal Sotheby's owner Patrick Drahi’s $750m art collection—and his tax affairs
LVMH and Gagosian: why the rumour of a buy out makes sense, even if it isn’t true
A shared client base, product exclusivity and international reach—just some of the reasons why these two brands are perfect bed fellows
Frieze Masters turns ten: we look at fair’s milestone moments and predict its future
Charm, pedigree, contacts: how to dupe the art market
Court documents from the ongoing Inigo Philbrick fraud saga reveal that the secretive art market and the sheer attractiveness of its lifestyle will always suck the punters in
Old Master upgrades: how dealer James Stunt's ‘sleepers’ became autograph Van Dycks worth millions
Which East Asian city will become the region's next market hub?
While Seoul is now the main contender to take Hong Kong's prime position, Tokyo and Taipei also present attractive prospects for the art trade