Melanie Gerlis

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

'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 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

The added value of an A-list owner

Collectors will pay a premium for a famous name

Why a growing number of museum veterans are crossing over to the commercial sector

Boundaries are not what they used to be, as the former director of the Andy Warhol Museum heads to Sotheby’s