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

The great museum sell-off: should public collections deaccession to survive Covid-19?

Plus, the artist Jennifer Packer on a Buddhist mural in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

Hosted by Ben Luke and Margaret Carrigan. with guest speaker Georgina Adam. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

A flood of art? The market issues around museum deaccessioning

A flurry of museum pieces is heading to auction, but will there be enough buyers for them?

Booksreview

From how insurance pay outs work to when to get your art appraised: a must have how-to book for collectors

This updated art market manual by Mary Rozell merits a place on any bookshelf

British-Chinese artist Gordon Cheung left out of pocket by Shanghai gallery

Ten years on, defunct Other Gallery owes the artist almost £44,000 and has yet to return 16 works

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Bubbles, sheikhs and the freeport frenzy: Georgina Adam reflects on 30 years of art market reporting

Our art market editor-at-large looks back on three decades of booming sales and soaring prices, from Middle Eastern emergence to the evolution of auction houses

Phillips rolls out 'Articker' to predict the next hot artists through exhibitions and media coverage

Like a stock ticker, the new data platform scrapes the internet to give users a constant stream of information about art

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We need to talk about guarantees. And art loans

Dealers who finance deals by taking out loans against art may well find themselves in difficulty because of the Covid-19 pandemic

Anatole Shagalov must pay Sotheby's $2m for Keith Haring painting, judge rules

Art dealer did not pay up for painting bought at auction in 2017

Brave new world: Francis Bacon triptych sells for $84.5m in Sotheby's first major live-streamed evening sale

Marathon online hi-tech auction was the first of its kind attempted by Sotheby's and totalled $363.2m, boosting confidence that a top-end market still exists

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What sort of art will we want after the pandemic ends?

Performance out, domestically-sized painting in

Auctions: what will change, post-Covid-19?

In the era of social distancing, auctioneers may have to conduct sales to an empty room

Will coronavirus-related cancellations spell the end of ‘fairtigue’?

When the merry-go-round restarts, it will be in a changed landscape. While fairs have been postponed and others cancelled, there may be benefits

From hot new thing to 'cryptowinter' chill: sizing up fractional ownership of art

Companies are offering shares in works by artists from Monet to Warhol through crypto tokens, but the jury is out as to the benefits for investors

Death of a wannabe 'mega' gallery—was the closure of Blain Southern an outlier or the canary in the mine?

Gallery's demise could be symptomatic of the growing polarisation of the art market

Not here to stay: what makes private museums suddenly close?

From mounting bills and funding problems to art-washing and embezzlement, collections are disappearing from public view at a rate of knots

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Millennials—monsters, or saviours of the art market?

What do young collectors want, what do they buy, and, as they become richer, will they add rocket fuel to the art market—or blow it up entirely?

Art marketanalysis

Jitters and reasons to be cheerful: art market experts give their 2020 predictions

Faced with economic uncertainty, turmoil in Hong Kong, Brexit and a shrinking auction market, the art trade has some justifiable anxiety about the coming year

Interviews by Georgina Adam
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Why the catalogue raisonné is the forger's bible

An international conference considered the challenges and risks— not to mention the sheer size of publications

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Dodgy dealers beware: anti-fraud lawsuits are on the rise

A spate of fraudulent agents in the dock this year give the art trade a bad image—even if only a few individuals are involved

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Fakes! Why are we seeing so many counterfeits?

Artistic fraudsters are still pushing their luck—creating works ranging from the barely believable to the downright hilarious

Bankrupt 'playboy' James Stunt attempted to borrow £40m against works of art claimed to be forgeries

The former husband of heiress Petra Ecclestone owes £5m in debt including an unpaid sum of £3.9m to Christie's

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Piece by piece: the issues with fractional ownership of art

Billed as the next big thing, schemes to sell shares in works of art have yet to excite the market

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Global recession looms—but there's a new twist

Burgeoning private museums offer cause for hope among economic uncertainty and geopolitical turbulence

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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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French collectors step up buying at FIAC

Making a making a remarkable return to the contemporary art world

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Sotheby's newfound privacy gives it greater freedom, but at what cost to the rest of us?

Former public company status left the auction house at a disadvantage to rival Christie's, but its quarterly finance reports provided rare insight in a secretive market

At Art Basel, dealers are looking to reap the rewards of the Venice Biennale

It is an open secret that sales are made in Venice, but dealers at the Swiss art fair are looking to capitalise on the buzz the Biennale creates

How to buy a...Gerhard Richter

As a major retrospective on the artist is due to open at the Met Breuer in New York next year, we look at the German artist's market

Giudecca contemporary art district launches in industrial area off Venice's beaten tourist track

Opening during the Venice Biennale, the new initiative includes project and exhibitions spaces and a foundation for young Polish art

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'I would give my head to be cut off—like Holofernes!' Eric Turquin on the Caravaggio attribution

The Old Master specialist who researched the provenance of the recently attributed painting on the joys of exploring French attics