Tim Schneider

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

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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
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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

Miami Advice: Gabriel Kilongo on Hampton House, the segregation-era refuge for Black celebrities

The gallerist celebrates the cultural hub whose visitors included Aretha Franklin, Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King Jr.

Miami collector John Marquez’s foundation opens—at last

Long-awaited launch of Marquez Art Projects will strengthen the local scene

Miami Advice: Kelly Breez on Jeffrey Cheung's mural at Dale Zine

The Miami-based artist describes her love of a wall work by the skateboard aficionado and how creeping gentrification forced its Banksy-style journey to a new home

The art market in 2023: shaky year for heavily guaranteed single-owner sales

Middling performance of such auctions throughout 2023, with high costs and some sales coming in below their estimates, made a “sure thing” look less so

The 1973 Scull auction was a harbinger of today's market, but its meaning is still misunderstood

Fifty years later, history suggests the infamous sale from the collection of Robert and Ethel Scull is not quite the art market precedent it is remembered as

Phillips’s $154.6m New York double-header is both just good enough—and historically successful

The house’s two-part auction fell short of the low estimate but still became its second-best showing ever by dollar value

Sotheby's sale of Emily Fisher Landau's collection brings modest result, despite $139m Picasso portrait

The evening's total take of $406.4m was a sign of a stability—albeit one under-girded by guarantees and third-party backing—in a jittery market

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How will New York’s auctions perform? London’s Frieze Week evening sales offer hints

Results from London’s premier autumn auctions suggest price now matters as much as prestige

Prints and multiples may finally be ready for the market spotlight—it only took a few hundred years of confusion

The latest edition of the IFPDA Print Fair in New York and a slew of moves by mega-galleries look set to reshape this long-overlooked category

For a new generation of artists, sex is back in fashion

At Frieze London this year, you are never far from naked bodies and erotic scenes, with young artists demonstrating a new confidence in expressing sexuality and desire

Galleries rely on tried-and-tested names at Frieze London

Secondary-market dealing on the rise as interest in young talent cools

Kabir Jhala. Additional reporting by Anny Shaw and Tim Schneider

Analogue to iPad: how Frieze London has changed since 2003

It’s 20 years since the art fair opened its tent flaps. How much has changed?

Art fraud has hijacked the conversation again, but calls for stronger regulation miss the bigger picture

Is regulation a wonder drug for curing the art market of its chronic fraud problem? Our columnist explains why that thinking is a myth

Phillips aims for $70m haul with New York sale of works from the Triton Collection Foundation

A double-sided Fernand Léger estimated between $15m to $20m leads the offering, amassed by a Dutch shipping and oil magnate and his wife

Ex-dealer Robert Newland sentenced to nearly two years in prison for role in Inigo Philbrick’s art frauds

"He did his job, but his job turned out to be assisting a criminal fraud," a New York district court judge said

Photofairs New York shows the promise and peculiarity of an evolving market

The new fair uniting conventional photography and new media makes a unique pitch to the trade during Armory Week