Sarah P. Hanson

Out with the old in with the new, with a side of Bacon, at Phillips and Christie's $528.8m auction night

New record for Joan Mitchell as fresh artists join the $10m-and-up club—but Bacon and Basquiat still dominate top prices in New York

Kerry James Marshall sets $21m record for a living African American artist at Sotheby's sale

Rapper P. Diddy identified as buyer of the Chicago-based painter's Past Times

Christie’s $416m Impressionist and Modern art sale reaffirms bullish market for top material

Even without a $150m-plus headliner, the auction topped rival Sotheby’s by $100m thanks to deeper, more even bidding

Online sales, Asia and guarantees: auction house chiefs on the future of the business

The heads of Christie's, Bonhams and Phillips speak on market shifts, challenges and why they believe their model will succeed

Rockefeller heavy-hitters pull in $646m for charity at Christie's

Evening auction featuring the family's most valuable works set new records for Monet and Matisse

Live from the saleroom: Christie's auctions the art collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller

Sit back, relax, and follow the action from tonight's evening sale via tweet

Judge halts suit filed by collector seeking to block sale of Basquiat at Sotheby's

The painting, estimated to bring $30m, is a key lot in the auction house's upcoming evening sale in New York; plaintiff vows to appeal

Three to see: Tefaf New York Spring

A few things at the fair that caught our eye at the second edition of Manhattan fair

The public joins the protest in Frieze’s Live programme

Activist work reflects what artists are making, says curator of new initiative

Highlights from Tefaf New York Spring

Second edition of Manhattan fair might lack Frieze's contemporary edge, but it has grown-up appeal

Basquiat’s $20m work takes centre stage in Phillips sale

Critic and curators gather to pay tribute to late artist as 1984 painting comes to market for first time

Private sales jump 70% at Sotheby's

First-quarter earnings show aggregate auction sales of $667m, affirming market's strength

Sotheby's to offer Modigliani nude with $150m estimate, one month after it was shown at Tate

The work is the largest in the artist's most sought-after series of pathbreaking Modern nudes

New York's Postmasters gallery, in survival move, solicits pledges via Patreon

"We need more support than I can generate via sales alone", says founder

Six picks from Aipad's Photography Show

Photos spanning two centuries on offer at New York fair, which hopes to top last year's record attendance

Have we reached peak Picasso?

The Modern master's star continues to rise in the market

Sotheby's New York to offer Jackson Pollock drip painting in May sale series

The 1949 work, unveiled in Hong Kong this week, could surpass the artist's auction record

Andreas Rumbler joins Lévy Gorvy

The former deputy chair of Christie's Impressionist and Modern department will head a new Zurich office for the gallery

South African art shines at the Armory Show

Works dealing with issues of post-colonial politics, black power, and identity find a receptive US audience

Cape Town gallery blank projects wins $10,000 Presents Booth Prize

The space is showing works that touch on identity by the South African artists Igshaan Adams and Cinga Samson

Artist profiles: the names you should know at Armory

At a fair with hundreds of works, it can be hard to know where to start looking. Here are some artists to keep an eye out for at the Armory

The talk of the piers: what VIPs are buzzing about at the Armory Show

Indoor weather systems, female warriors in porcelain and 250 ways to confront death

Nicole Berry on what you’ll see at this year’s Armory Show

The fair’s new director describes how she has kept the fair relevant while staying true to its founding ethos

New York's March fairs aim to seize market moment

Your essential guide to the Armory Show, Volta, Independent, Nada and beyond

Sotheby's sales up 12% to $5.5bn in 2017

Auction house releases its latest earnings, showing growth driven by Asian clients, private sales, and online auctions

Art marketanalysis

ADAA's Art Show misses Armory week crowds, but focused displays of challenging works still prove popular

Exhibitors reflect on how art market has changed since the 1980s at 30th edition of New York fair

Mexico City’s Material fair draws praise—and exhibitors from Zona Maco

As the main fair has become more blue-chip, the younger event has focused on fresh talent and a connection to the local scene

Artists would do well to invest in their own work, study says

New research suggests that artists may be better off retaining equity in their own work than investing in the stock market

ADAA Art Show celebrates 30 years

The fair opens one week before the Armory Show

New art registry will use blockchain technology

Codex has secured participation from more than 5,000 auction house partners

Three to see: New York

From Basquiat's $110m skull in Brooklyn to Viennese luxe in uptown Manhattan

Photographer Larry Fink recalls 'magnificent' marchers

Steven Kasher Gallery to host fundraiser pegged to anniversary of Women’s March

Fairspreview

New York's Winter Antiques Show returns with a refreshed image

Fair stalwart joins the Instagram generation as it encourages dealers to forge links between past and present for its 64th edition

Author Don Thompson takes issue with 'the last Leonardo' tagline and casts 2018 market predictions

$450m Salvator Mundi sale too late to be included in new book, The Orange Balloon Dog, but would have filled several chapters, economist says

Beyond Leonardo: the artists who led the auctions in 2017

We survey the top five results in key markets, from Old Masters to Post-war and contemporary

The year in the market

Golden oldies and small-space blues

Collectorsinterview

Collector's Eye: Mera Rubell

She tells us about being open to young art and why she has pigeons in her museum

Sex still sells—but scandal-hit artists may not

Galleries forced to decide whether to work with artists accused of sexual harassment

Fairsnews

Miami artist’s crowd-control work not for the faint-hearted

Antonia Wright's performative work about societal violence does not pull its punches

Pulse victims remembered at Pulse fair

Phoenix Lindsey-Hall's disco ball installation pays tribute and references queer club culture

Artists get down to work at the fair

Stands are transformed into studios as live works lay bare artists’ practice

Collectorsinterview

Collector's Eye: Steven Guttman

The entrepreneur tell us his preferred way to buy art and which work he would save if his house was on fire

The top ten shows to see in Miami this week

From a look at artist’s studios at the ICA and Dara Friedman’s intimate films at Pamm, to Michele Oka Doner’s underwater explorations at the Lowe

Miami’s satellite fairs take on issues like climate change, pollution and labour

We select some of the most interesting projects to see at events across the city this week

Solid $269.7m at Sotheby's maintains momentum in Impressionist and Modern market

New York sale results boosted by strong Asian and Russian buying, and shored up by guarantees

Christie’s $479.3m Impressionist and Modern sale hits highest total since 2007

Pent-up demand for top material kicks off New York's key auction week, with a $81.3m Van Gogh and records for Léger, Magritte, Man Ray and Vuillard

Optimism abounds heading into November auctions in New York

Discretionary sellers gain confidence in the market and Christie's leads its contemporary sale with Da Vinci—but recent overreaches sound a cautionary note

Cutting-edge design meets antiques at New York’s Salon

The Salon Art + Design fair returns to the Park Avenue Armory for its sixth year this month

Ultra-rich will spend $2.7 trillion on art by 2026 says Deloitte

Art & Finance Report also predicts rising art market volatility and a need for tougher regulation to increase trust

David Tunick elected president of the International Fine Print Dealers Association

The New York dealer pledges to battle the perception of prints as "poor second cousins" to paintings

Fraudnews

Galleries hit by cyber crime wave

Hackers are using an email scam to intercept payments between galleries, collectors and others

Tefaf New York Fall's second edition opens with oysters and pearls

The Maastricht-based fair imports dealers in historic objects, from antiquities to jewellery, to an under-served US market

Crozier Fine Arts adds West Coast storage facility

The acquisition of Fine Art Shipping in Los Angeles provides a gateway to California and Asia

Art marketfeature

Artsy and the rise of the matchmaker market

In the bricks-versus-clicks shakeout, the new power players in online auctions are harvesting data from both the supply and demand sides

Podcastfeature

Podcast episode five: what's the story behind the $100m Leonardo?

What will happen when the only painting in private hands by the Renaissance master heads to auction? Plus: the New Museum's big new show on gender, and our literary editor talks 18th-century princesses

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