Tim Schneider

Big ticket sales at Art Basel mask a nuanced market moment

Insiders say that today’s market is “hard to describe, very hard to decipher”

Art Basel shrugs off ‘doom-porn’ talk with blockbuster first day of sales

VIPs prove that they came to town to buy, not just to “eat the sausage in the courtyard”

Curator files explosive lawsuit against Robilant + Voena gallery alleging toxic workplace and other violations

Virginia Brilliant accuses the dealers of "repeatedly, regularly and constantly making misogynistic, antisemitic, racist and homophobic comments" and more

Christie's hit with class action lawsuit over exposure of clients' personal data in cyberattack

The complaint, filed on 3 June by a Dallas-based customer, is the latest problem for the auction house following a major cyberattack

Art marketanalysis

The Gray Market: Why Sotheby’s $700m art-backed debt security is an acid test for the trade’s intentions

The large-scale investment vehicle raises major questions about who gets to decide where, how and to whom art circulates

Christie's makes $94.6m in New York contemporary sales despite cyberattack and star lot's withdrawal

Major results for Félix González-Torres and Jean-Michel Basquiat lifted the De la Cruz collection and 21st-century double-header

Sotheby's $227.9m double-header marks tentative start to New York spring auctions

Strong sell-through rate and multiple artist records offset soft demand for top lots

Art marketanalysis

Tefaf New York's energetic opening brings cautious optimism to the trade

The fair's blend of historical and contemporary works drew many admirers and solid sales, though lower price points were conspicuous

Auctionsanalysis

The Gray Market: Demand for young artists' work is bowed but unbroken in top auctions

Defying market dogma, marquee sales results show “reallocation” to youth

Single-artist stands punch above their weight at Frieze New York

The gallery presentation format brings sales—and more—amid broader market tightness

Expo Chicago aims to retain identity under new ownership

As Frieze, which bought the Windy City’s fair last year, promises refinement, not reinvention, the first step sees special sections taking on more central positions at the city’s Navy Pier

Art marketanalysis

The Gray Market: Why contemporary dealers and collectors are monitoring an antitrust lawsuit over Birkin bags

Hermès's alleged sale strategy for the in-demand bags parallels dealers' waiting list policies, but legal experts are sceptical of the lawsuit's merits

Will Rybolovlev’s courtroom loss be the art market’s gain?

Experts predict few operational changes after Sotheby’s wins fraud trial

Executive director Nicole Berry leaving The Armory Show for senior development role at Los Angeles's Hammer Museum

Frieze's search to replace Berry, who has led The Armory Show since 2017, is already underway

Art marketanalysis

The Gray Market: Anyone wrestling with money's influence on art has 800 years of company

A show at the Morgan Library & Museum traces the modern economy's emergence in the Middle Ages—and how it influenced art from the start

Five years on, Frieze Los Angeles has grown up without growing old

Long doubted, the fair proves it is here to stay with its latest edition

Merger of Freeman’s and Hindman auction houses targets upper-middle market growth

Firm formed by auction house pairing announces a New York saleroom and expansion plans abroad

Jury sides with Sotheby's in New York fraud trial against Rybolovlev

The billionaire had sought at least $190m in damages from Sotheby's related to deals with Yves Bouvier. Instead, he will get nothing

Art marketanalysis

The Gray Market: Rybolovlev’s trial against Sotheby’s has become a slog through minutiae—and that’s good for the auction house

The art market ‘trial of the century’ has transitioned from courtroom drama to bureaucratic headache

What to look out for in 2024: market predictions and must-see exhibitions

From the Venice Biennale to the Harlem Renaissance at the Met

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speakers Tim Schneider, Jane Morris and Gareth Harris. Produced by David Clack, Julia Michalska and Alexander Morrison
Art marketanalysis

Fairs, auction houses and AI: five predictions for the art market in 2024

Will Patrick Drahi sell a stake in Sotheby’s? Will Frieze acquire more regional fairs? Watch this space…

The Gray Market: Our art market soothsayer looks back on his 2023 predictions

How did his forecasts weather the roughest turbulence the trade has experienced in years? Read on to find out

Political art stays peripheral at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Fair’s stands largely remain neutral despite multiple hot-topic issues in the world today

Miami Advice: Shantelle Rodriguez on Isamu Noguchi’s Slide Mantra

Superblue's director of experiential art centres explains why the playful bayfront sculpture holds a special place in her heart

Miami Advice: Nina Johnson on the Spear House of North Bayshore Drive

The gallerist says that the pretty-in-pink property exudes the quintessential 1980s South Florida vibe that still resonates today

Nada Miami's early launch brings boost to fair and exhibitors

The fair’s VIP preview, now the first of Miami Art Week, drove notable results for exhibitors

VIPs keep market afloat at Art Basel in Miami Beach

As Art Basel in Miami Beach opened, sales were swift, though not often at sky-high prices of past years