Riah Pryor

Connect

Surrealist collection with ‘pioneering’ interest in exiled and women artists heads to Christie’s

Paintings by Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington and Dorothea Tanning among the 25 works to be sold in London

Police investigation prompts French auction house to postpone sale of Chandigarh furniture

Reports of thefts of heritage furniture items from buildings across the Indian city have risen over the past ten years

Art marketpreview

From a lively New Deal-era fresco study to an illuminated Rauschenberg edition: our pick of the highlights from February's sales

Plus, a Charles II-era silver-gilt vases, an avant-garde Cuban painting and a rare Tintin comic book cover

Lawnews

Police raid on East London multi-arts complex Antepavilion declared unlawful by High Court

Four people were arrested and released without charge in June 2021, but no information has been publicly provided about why the raid was carried out

Amid art fair cancellations in the city, London Art Fair opens with everything to prove

The fair's clear focus on Modern British art provides it with a niche that might help it weather Brexit's storm

Art crime specialist honoured by New Zealand for services to field

Penelope Jackson is the author of a book that considers how illicit activity differs when undertaken by women

Crime news

Cold case murder victim identified as Russian art dealer Aleksandr Levin

Torso was found in Amsterdam river in 2013, but DNA testing was only carried out in 2021

Art marketpreview

From a gruesome Old Master to a potential million-dollar superhero: our pick of the highlights from January's sales

Plus, a pair of Thornton Dial assemblages, a rare Chinese bowl and a work made out of flip-flops and suede

Recent UK High Court rulings raise questions over dealers’ duty of care towards clients

Two cases involving respected London dealers John Eskenazi and Simon Dickinson brought up issues of negligence and authenticity with differing results

London dealer cleared over negligent sale of a Chardin painting

A court has ruled that Simon Dickinson, who advised a British aristocrat to sell an 18th-century French masterpiece for a fraction of what it later sold for, did not deliberately undervalue the painting

Qatari sheikh wins £4.2m lawsuit against prominent London dealer John Eskenazi

While the judge decided the defendant sold the works in good faith, he ruled that all seven objects purchased by the sheikh are fakes

Auctionspreview

From a Dutch Golden Age still-life to a Nobel Prize medal: our pick of the highlights from December's sales

Plus, a Modernist landscape by Ferdinand Hodler and a sumptuous Old Masters Madonna

Major insurance claims spark questions over ‘damaged art’

A spate of recent high-profile cases demonstrate ongoing challenges for the sector

Chinanews

Chinese government investigates sexual assault claims in art institutions

Enquiry prompted over wave of accusations at a major Beijing arts school

Banksynews

The last laugh? EU rules in favour of challenged Banksy trademark

Overturned ruling allows Banksy to continue to conceal his identity, according to a trademark lawyer

Third of UK archaeologists in financial crisis, report finds

Survey by British Archaeological Jobs Resource says the average net income within the field is £21,820

Art fairsanalysis

France's answer to Tefaf? Inaugural Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale stakes its long-term ambitions

While sales weren't spectacular, dealers were overwhelmingly positive as to the future of the fair, and its potential for further growth

UK government launches inquiry into risks posed by NFT market and crypto

Department for Media, Culture and Sport is asking public for evidence related to the safety of current blockchain regulations

Disgraced antiquities dealer Subhash Kapoor sentenced to ten years in prison by Indian court

The ruling culminates an extensive investigation into a smuggling ring headed by Kapoor

Christie’s Frieze Week evening sale delivers, as London’s market continues to perform

Led by a £20.8m Hockney and £11.2m Richter, the white-glove sale saw competitive bidding across categories and records smashed for younger artists’ works

Art marketpreview

From a rare Book of Kings folio to a Lady Gaga hair sculpture: our pick of the highlights from October's sales

Plus, a collection of meteorites, a Belle Époque fob watch and a nude by Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita

L.S. Lowry painting could fetch a record £8m for football charity that received official ‘mismanagement’ warning

The Players Foundation says the current financial crisis has forced it to reassess how it manages its assets and ensures its benevolent work is ongoing

Art marketpreview

From a Niki de Saint Phalle fountain to a splashy David Hockney print: our pick of the highlights from September's sales

Plus, a Pre-Raphaelite treasure, an iconic James Bond poster and a set of nine intricately inlaid panels

Divorce dispute over Jackson Pollock collage returns to court

The fate of the work, valued at around $175,000, can now be determined independently from the high-profile divorce of a former Connecticut state senator and a Wall Street banker

After the Kardashian-Marilyn Monroe dress controversy, we ask: what rights do artists have over the future care of their work?

Images of the famous dress allegedly damaged by Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala have prompted fresh questions about the safeguarding of art and precious objects

Artists fail to win lawsuit over erased murals at San Francisco queer bar

The property owner has been cleared of whitewashing LGBTQ art works at the Stud Bar

Art marketpreview

From a new recording of the song that made Bob Dylan famous to a gay rights protest artefact: our pick of the highlights from this summer's sales

Plus, a “crypto-jukebox”, a striking piece of Modern British silver and a sea battle by a Dutch Old Master