Diary of an art historian

Bendor Grosvenor, art historian and broadcaster, tells us about his latest research, discoveries and views

Mourning the loss of a fine Rembrandt scholar

Ernst van der Wetering's death this summer leaves a vacancy for an appointed representative of the Dutch master on earth

'The art in Spain stays mainly off the plane': grim Brexit news from the art buying frontline

I've learned the new political lessons about art shipping the hard way—so you don't have to

Visiting a historic house should be about more than just cream teas and crocuses—their full histories, however unsettling, should be told

Being told about National Trust houses' connections to slavery should not deter visitors: the complex history adds to their interest

The UK Ministry of Culture is where politicians' careers go to die—but Oliver Dowden has emerged victorious, thanks to the culture wars

The future integrity of the arts sector will depend on whether institutions are able to stand up to the next culture secretary

Boo to NFTs! Hang on, think of no customs fees

As Brexit makes buying anything from Europe almost impossible, purchasing questionable digital art is almost tempting

Adventures with Van Gogh

Martin Bailey, our long-standing correspondent and expert on Van Gogh, tells us about his meticulous investigations and discoveries about this most intriguing artist. Published on Fridays.


Ten myths about Vincent van Gogh

Why stories—from the mutilated ear to the eventual suicide—can distort our view of the art

New Van Gogh discovery: first version of despairing man that was bought for £6—and then hidden away for more than a century

The artist titled the drawing "Worn out" in English because he wanted to work for a London publisher

Van Gogh: it was suicide, not murder

Julian Schnabel’s new film on Van Gogh is based on questionable assumptions

In a moving letter, Van Gogh complains about quarantine after his forced removal from the Yellow House

New exhibition at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum is a unique opportunity to see Vincent’s correspondence, normally locked away in a vault

Art Market Eye

Cutting-edge art market analysis by Georgina Adam, our editor-at-large

Move over London—the Asian auction market is exploding

All eyes will be on the high-value Hong Kong sales this weekend

Why the figures bandied about in the art market are subject to caution

Estimates of the potential size of the art market are way off the mark

How a new digital art market could mimic the traditional one—including in bad ways

The new breed of art buyers are likely to need administrators, curators and lawyers much like those in the conventional art world

How the art market turned upside down—in one month

Banksy, NFTs and Sacha Jafri et al are ripping up the rulebook

Can Paris snatch the art market crown from London?

The French capital seems resurgent, but other elements may intervene

Insta' gratification

Aimee Dawson, our deputy digital editor, looks at how the words of art and Instagram collide


Instagram’s new sensitive content controls: what they could mean for the art world

The photo-sharing app has introduced new opt-out filters that censor the images they see—but most people don't even know they exist

What happens when Instagram sponsors a mega museum?

Instagram is sponsoring the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Met Gala for the first time this year. Could this be a marriage made in heaven?

How a crypto and digital art fair is using Instagram to show—and sell—works

CADAF has opened its second online edition but the social media app—paired with QR codes and AR filters—is helping the fair to physically interact with visitors in Paris

Can Instagram bring the big auction houses into the digital age?

Christie's and Sotheby's are starting to embrace what the social media platform has to offer

Who needs a gallery space? Meet the people creating Instagram-only exhibitions

As physical spaces remain shut and audiences head online, Freeze Magazine and Guts Gallery explain how shows on social media could be the way forward

Slade to Zaria

Slade to Zaria, which refers to the prominent art schools in London and Nigeria, is a column by Chibundu Onuzo, a novelist and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Every month she shares her reflections on the contemporary art world.


'If you are of the camp that wants to keep the art world an exclusive club, then look away now'

Silos are tight in the arts, but here's how musicians, artists and writers and can work together to bring in new audiences

Why are there so few black-owned galleries in London?

Despite the stars of so many artists of colour rising in the West, the trend is not reflected within the dealer community

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