Melanie Gerlis

Melanie Gerlis is the art market editor-at-large at The Art Newspaper and author of Art as an Investment

Is Paris really taking London’s art crown?

Plus, Marlene Dumas at the Musée d'Orsay and Christian Boltanksi remembered

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Melanie Gerlis. Produced by Julia Michalska, Aimee Dawson and David Clack. With Henrietta Bentall
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Women in the arts are winning the battle for equal employment—but they haven’t yet won the war

The latest UBS Art Basel report finds that top jobs are finally going to women—even at the mega galleries

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Choose your unicorn: why angel investors are ploughing millions into art startups

Tech-led art businesses are starting to attract venture capitalist funding, with the NFT platform MakersPlace recently gaining $30m investment

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Why the art market must stop trying to predict the unpredictable and enjoy a well deserved #hotgirlsummer

Life is still uncertain but we know the industry can keep functioning against all odds through the pandemic, so enjoy the sun and save the questions for the autumn

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Livestreamed or IRL, gallery weekends or satellite spaces—the art market faces a paradox of choice

Thanks to the pandemic, we have many alternative ways to buy, sell and enjoy art, and now this genie is out of the bottle, we don’t want to put it back

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Jobs for the boys…why I'm starting to feel old amid the new art world order

The thrusting land of NFTs and tech nomads favours the young—and has yet to shake off the old ties of nepotism

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In our current dystopian art market, the pervasive and persistent Damien Hirst may well have the last laugh

The British artist has had a bumpy boom and boost history when it comes to sales, but his ubiquitous brand makes him a safer bet in uncertain times

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The world of art fairs is going to change for good—and only the better-funded fairs will survive

From hybrid online ventures to new subscription models, mass events in the art world won't look the same post-pandemic

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A Covid-19 silver lining? Let’s not return to family-unfriendly art business as usual

The industry could work better for mothers and fathers if it doesn’t go back to the out-of-hours, out-of-town way things were

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Pastures new: why some top gallery staff are moving on from longtime jobs

Without art fairs and hectic travel, the pandemic has transformed the way most of us work—and some are branching out rather than returning to their old lifestyle

Frieze: the show goes on. Plus, Theaster Gates

It’s Frieze Week in London, yet there’s no big art fair at its heart. Can galleries create the usual excitement—and is anyone still buying?

Hosted by Ben Luke and Linda Yablonsky. with guest speakers Louisa Buck and Melanie Gerlis. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson
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Gatherings are taboo in the Covid-19 world, so where does that leave experiential art?

New venture Superblue aims to attract younger audiences by selling tickets for immersive events, but its model is at odds with a socially distanced society

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No rest for the frazzled for many in the art world

As galleries and auction houses slowly awaken from lockdown (some of them, at least), this summer will be one of work, not rest

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Who are the art market's virtual winners?

As digital fatigue sets in, a little editing goes a long way with online viewing rooms—and sometimes a humble PDF with a few human touches makes a welcome break

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How Covid-19 has forced the art market’s speedy digital conversion

In lockdown, many galleries have had a Damascene moment with online programming

Patrick van Maris is leaving Tefaf after five years: but has he left the fair in too much flux?

In an increasingly competitive, mixed-category art fair environment, the president of the Dutch fair group made everyone apply each year

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Condo’s grassroots collaborative spirit is infectious

The London gallery sharing initiative feels like a significant step in a healthier direction


The complicated history of Boccioni sculpture is no barrier to record price at Christie's in New York

Futurist bronze sculpture cast from another bronze in the 1970s sells for $16.2m—four times its estimate

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Hong Kong art market profits despite protestors’ pain

If not immune to geopolitical unrest, then perhaps art is a refuge for money that is struggling to find its way into other assets

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New York's Future Fair is a worthy idea—but there are flaws in its model

Despite its commendable 'galleries-first' mindset, the scheduled fair's profit-sharing programme is not as revolutionary as it might seem

Frieze week: Ai Weiwei, Mark Bradford, Peter Doig, Melanie Gerlis, Hettie Judah

In this bumper edition we interview three of the world's leading artists, all of whom have shows timed to coincide with Frieze in London, plus all the latest news from the fair

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speakers Melanie Gerlis and Louisa Buck. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack
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An increasingly polarised marketplace needs a third way

The divide between primary and secondary markets blur as sales skew in favour of a few recognised, bankable artists

Art Basel and William Kentridge

As his show opens at the Kunstmuseum Basel, we talk to the South African artist about his latest works. Plus, we look at the 50th edition of the Art Basel fair. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speakers Cristina Ruiz and Melanie Gerlis. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack

When life happens, just remember that art fairs will be 'fine without you for a while'

Melanie Gerlis asks whether the demands of the international art world are compatible with parenting

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Forget millennials —the art market should be looking at Gen Z

People under the age of 22 account for 40% of consumers

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Should dealers reveal past prices in provenance?

London case surrounding Brueghel painting raises questions over whether a work's full sales history should be listed—even when that shows a big markup

'Fingers crossed for China’s art market'

The latest Art Basel and UBS report makes for uncomfortable reading

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Should galleries adopt the Tinder approach?

Dealers face a difficult marketplace but industry leaders say “engagement is the currency of the 21st century”

Tefaf Maastricht overhauls Modern art section in battle to stay on top in changing market

Loss of some regular exhibitors in favour of blue-chip contemporary art galleries is the latest in a string of changes to the venerable Dutch fair

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Lifers no more: can auction houses keep their talent up?

A slew of recent high-profile departures begs the question—are top auction house executives burning out?

Jump-bidding for Rembrandt's fingerprints and a tale of two Van Dycks: dispatches from London's Old Master auctions

Christie's and Sotheby's sell near identical Van Dyck portraits of Princess Mary, and new records are set for Frans Hals and a jolly Judith Leyster

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Will art market speculation ever go away?

Fifteen years on since we first reported from Art Basel in Miami Beach, art as an investment has taken a new form

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Big changes on the horizon in the art-fair world

Concern for Delhi and Düsseldorf fairs following MCH Group withdrawal

Contemporary galleries start looking to the next generation

The gallery gene does not normally survive beyond one generation, so how can contemporary art galleries survive their founders and keep their edge?

Sotheby’s introduces mysterious new symbol in auction catalogues

The curvaceous M indicates a work that is "subject to right of first refusal"

Owner of £10m Giotto to appeal High Court ruling that painting left Italy unlawfully

Judge finds in favour of Arts Council England, but collector Kathleen Simonis argues Italian laws are incompatible with EU free movement of goods

Can the art market thrive in a sharing economy?

Melanie Gerlis on how millennials don’t seem to have the same collecting gene as previous generations

Lee Bul lights up Hayward Gallery inside and out for its 50th anniversary

Korean artist has covered exterior of Brutalist gallery with 180,000 crystals as part of mid-career survey

Former exhibitor in dispute with Photo London over stolen Juergen Teller

London dealer Alison Jacques says the photograph was taken from last year's fair and another work was damaged due to temperature fluctuations

Larger Photo London Fair reflects genre’s growing appeal

Fair expands into new pavilion at Somerset House and features new Augmented Reality experience from Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky

Tefaf trends: Sweden is in, England is out, but Italy is always in vogue

Melanie Gerlis sets the scene for six specialist collecting categories at this year’s Maastricht fair

Tefaf’s new chairman: ‘There needs to be less secrecy about everything’

Nanne Dekking, thinks transparency will push fairs into the 21st century

Turner Contemporary celebrates T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land with show curated by local community

Exhibition in Margate includes works by Edward Hopper, Lee Miller and John Stezaker

Sotheby's snags a fresh £36.5m Picasso for February auction in London

Price sets a high bar for the auction house's first Impressionist & Modern offering of 2018

Mark Bradford to launch Hauser & Wirth’s Hong Kong gallery

The Los Angeles artist is creating a new series of large-scale paintings for the show

Anny Shaw. with additional reporting by Melanie Gerlis and Gareth Harris

China lifts ban on Korean art

Embargo was enforced after South Korea installed air-defence system amid tensions with North Korea

Lisa Movius. with additional reporting by Melanie Gerlis

Artists are getting poorer

Survey finds most earn less than £10,000 a year


Podcast episode four: Frieze special with Peter Blake

As the art world descends on London, we take the pulse of the city's art scene with an art market specialist, a collector and two artists, Peter Blake and Ed Fornieles

Hosted by Ben Luke, Melanie Gerlis and Anna Brady. , produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack

Why London galleries do fairs on their home turf

Staying local keeps costs down—and dealers can benefit from the buzz around town

Ex-Christie’s chief goes global with advisory enterprise

Steven Murphy has hired six executives for New York, China and Continental Europe

Adventurous art collection of Jerome and Ellen Stern comes to Sotheby’s

More than 250 works owned by the couple will feature across ten auctions

Matt Carey-Williams quits Phillips for Blain Southern

Move marks first major departure from auction house under Edward Dolman


What do ivory bans, Asia and Google have in common?

They all have an impact on specialist areas. In the run up to Tefaf Maastricht, we asked experts about the latest trends in their respective fields

Jake and Dinos Chapman leave White Cube for Blain|Southern

Duo tells The Art Newspaper it is time “to make new omelette”

Why auctioneers are buying into forensics

Scientific analysis comes to the fore as Sotheby's establishes new department, but some remain doubtful about technology's reliability

Art fairs feel the heat at Barcelona conference

Leading dealer says only 25% of sales should be outside gallery

Three to see: New York

From opulent ancien régime metalwork to Dubuffet's elegant drawings

Why the ‘Uber effect’ is proving elusive for online platforms

Business is growing but no one has truly disrupted the market—yet

Ancient disc, the look of maternal love and treasures of the sea attract buyers

From ancient ritual objects to contemporary photographs, here is a snapshot of what people have bought at Frieze London and Frieze Masters

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