US bans import of art and antiquities from Afghanistan
Experts in the trade question whether items seized by US customs under the new four-year policy will be returned to the Taliban
From Taiwanese white goods entrepreneurs to the Nanking shipwreck cargo: Colin Sheaf on the meteoric growth of the Asian auction world
As the Chinese art specialist steps back at Bonhams, he reflects on 50 years in the auction world as it went from provincial to global
European Commission clamps down further on ivory trade
Restrictions upgraded as part of new EU Directive against environmental crime and, although targeted at raw ivory, will “suspend issuing certificates for worked specimens acquired after 1947 except for pre-1975 musical instruments"
Art advisors Gurr Johns buys (another) auction house, 'catering to an under-loved sector of the market for works of art under $100,000'
The firm is buying the London-based books and works on paper specialist Forum Auctions—it previously bought Dreweatts and Bloomsbury for £1.25m in 2017
Artistate launches to help artists safeguard their legacy
Founded by gallerists and lawyers, the venture will provide estate-planning advice—for a fee—to artists and their families
Liverpool should not be punished for its modern vision
The UK city has been stripped of its World Heritage status. Walter Aubrey Thomas, who designed some of its most famous buildings, would have objected, says his great-grandson
Let's bid: David Bowie album artwork for sale, direct from the artist who created it
A 120-lot online auction of Edward Bell's collection of designs, photographs and proofs starts today
What happens when artists die without making a will? Dealer fights to save remains of Fred Yates’s estate
French government sold works by the intestate artist for a pittance; now the UK is set to follow suit
From sneakers to Pokémon cards: here are five of the hottest collectibles
With baseball cards selling for $5.2m each and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s first ever tweet making $2.9m, people will collect anything if its rare and makes them nostalgic
UK treasure items cleared for sale may soon face problems with export to the EU
New licensing regulations for cultural property may hamper metal detectorists' ability to sell legitimate finds on the European market
EU proposes tough new laws on antique ivory trade—despite lack of evidence it leads to modern-day poaching
Proposal appears to contradict European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen's assertion that any new restrictions must be proportional and "evidence based"
How an antiques trade paper led to a tech firm with £600m potential
Online bidding pioneer Auction Technology Group (ATG) is intending to go public to secure investment. The former editor of the original ATG, Antiques Trade Gazette, charts its rise and rivals
Should post-Brexit UK get rid of the Artist’s Resale Right?
The controversial levy, introduced by the EU in 2006, is intended to help struggling artists but it ends up pouring more money into the hands of the most successful few
In a swift post-Brexit move, UK rejects EU’s strict import rules on cultural property
The rules, aimed at preventing trafficking, have been opposed by the trade and UK government's decision not to continue may put EU art market at a disadvantage
As a Brexit deal is agreed, confused and resigned UK art world ponders life after leaving the European Union
Art dealers, shippers and auctioneers are unsure about how leaving the single market will impact their business—but there is a silver lining
Is the art trade ready for new EU law calling for tough action on "dirty money"?
Object lessons: from a Papuan hornbill head to a rare jade carving from New York's Met Museum
Bada sells majority stake in Chelsea fair to Masterpiece founders
The event will be renamed The Open Art Fair and will launch in March next year
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang designer's giant machine sculptures up for auction
Rowland Emett's Cloud Cuckoo Valley automata will be for sale at Bonhams in September and on view in August
After UK's ivory ban, European Commission also considering tighter regulation
Consultation has started with a 62-page report commissioned from wildlife monitoring network
UK art market recovered in 2018, with hike in exports to UAE while trade with Switzerland declines
Global art and antiques imports and exports in and out of the UK increased last year but are yet to reach the levels seen during the 2015 peak
Sketchy Brexit fails to smudge Paris drawings fair
Sales at the Salon du Dessin continued to be brisk regardless of turmoil in UK parliament
Vexed issue of vetting: force for good or conflict of interests?
Tefaf Maastricht's removal of art trade professionals as voting members of its vetting committee raises the wider question of the role of self-policing by fairs
Hard, soft or no-deal: how the UK art market is preparing for Brexit
Costs, paperwork and shipping delays are among gallery concerns, but experts say there are solutions
UK art imports slump as Brexit looms
Falling pound may account for 21% drop in 2017, but exports to China have risen by 350%
Art businesses ill-prepared for new EU data protection law
Data privacy is getting a long-overdue overhaul with GDPR, but is the art market ready?
Podcast episode 18: What's the future for ivory antiques?
UK museums' right to charge image fees is called into question
Campaign for institutions to free up photographs of out-of-copyright works is backed by legal experts