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

Is Qatar's Fifa World Cup a lesson in artwashing?

Plus, how long left of the good times in the New York auction world? And abstract Black figuration

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speakers Hannah McGivern and Georgina Adam. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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Cache of leaked documents reveal Sotheby's owner Patrick Drahi’s $750m art collection—and his tax affairs

Billionaire businessman has amassed a treasure trove of more than 200 prime works of art, many bought through his auction house

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

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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

Georgina Adam and Mark Hollingsworth investigate a troubling case of serial reattributions, showing how easily scholarly “opinion” translates into financial fact

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

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

Plus, Botticelli in New York and gender in Asian art in San Francisco

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The Year Ahead: the best exhibitions to look forward to in 2022

Plus, who will be the art market’s winners and losers?

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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?

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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

Plus, Warhol’s Catholicism and Moscow’s new museums

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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

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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