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Art market

London galleries launch concurrent exhibitions on AR app

New co-operative grew out of a WhatsApp group set up in March for galleries to share advice in the wake of UK’s coronavirus lockdown

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Commercial galleries

As galleries begin to re-open, dealerships that survived the Spanish Flu reflect on art sales in the age of pandemics

While some cultivated key clients like the Kennedys and Fords, others relied on close communication even under socially distanced circumstances

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Art market

'You need to predict what will be important in tomorrow’s world': Xavier Hufkens on opening another gallery during a pandemic

The art dealer is opening a third space in Brussels today with an exhibition of new works by Sterling Ruby

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coronavirus

Oxford Economics report: an emergency fund for the UK creative sector 'needs to come soon'

It is time for a Creative New Deal amid the coronavirus crisis, says Caroline Norbury the chief executive officer of the Creative Industries Federation

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Private view

Private View: must-see gallery shows opening around the world as lockdowns lift

From Michael Wolf's lush images of Hong Kong to the minimalist works of Alice Tippit in Chicago

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Art market

A brave new virtual world or joyless mundane experience? Glamour of collecting gets lost in online translation

Digital transactions cannot replicate the social cachet of buying art at exclusive events—and prices will inevitably slide as a result

Podcast

How to visit a gallery during a pandemic

Plus, the artist Deborah Roberts on Benny Andrews's No More Games in the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Produced in association with Christie's.

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Art market

Smells like team spirit: London galleries work together to reopen from 15 June

David Zwirner, White Cube, Pace, Gagosian among galleries opening their doors next week—but don’t forget your face mask

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Art market

Berlin dealer Johann König stages impromptu 'fair' to coincide with original Art Basel dates in June

"People are hungry for art in the original and the online viewing room can’t replace the personal experience,” the dealer says

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Lawsuits

Insurers hit by art-world class action lawsuit as coronavirus crisis bites

Claimants including major museums and art galleries accuse companies of failing to pay out on Covid-19 pandemic

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Art market

Freshly graduated from art school? New online platform aims to help emerging artists sell work amidst pandemic

Inaugural show on Kovet.Art features eight graduates with prices under £10,000

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Lawsuits

New York dealer Adam Lindemann sues real estate titan Aby Rosen to get out of his lease

The owner of Venus over Manhattan gallery is withholding rent and demanding his $365,000 security deposit back due to coronavirus lockdowns that have shuttered the space

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Coronavirus resources

Some of the best places to buy art for a good cause

During the pandemic, buying art delivers the double whammy of donating to charity and owning a work by artists including Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley and Chantal Joffe

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Art market

Art dealers across the US struggling to survive as new report projects a 73% loss in revenue

A survey conducted by the Art Dealers Association of America also reveals a 74% reduction in employment of contractors and freelancers due to coronavirus

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Art market

'It's a time to do things, not think': Danny Katz on the art of dealing and not overthinking in a pandemic

Ahead of his sale at Sotheby's this month, the London art dealer talks about the obsessive pursuit of knowledge and why he is not interested in contemporary art

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Art market

Flash sale: Darren Bader launches online platform Inventory for artists and galleries

Prices are clearly marked under each work and some are even marked down by anywhere from 30% to 90%

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Insta’ gratification

Go live and thrive: tips for the art world when livestreaming on Instagram

We speak to livestream novice Denia Kazakou, the founder of RedD Gallery, to get some beginners’ advice

Analysis
Art market

How Covid-19 has forced the art market’s speedy digital conversion

In lockdown, many galleries have had a Damascene moment with online programming

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Art market

Gallery Weekend Beijing will go ahead—but who will go?

While Chinese capital starts to relax restrictions, uncertainty over domestic travel arrangements may impact on event

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Art market

Hong Kong’s art galleries abandon pricey Central district

As galleries feel the impact of Art Basel’s cancellation, many consider moving to cheaper, up-and-coming locations such as Kowloon and South Island

Analysis
Art market

When the emergency aid runs dry, what next for art galleries?

With short-term assistance varying between countries, trade organisations fear many businesses will close permanently due to coronavirus lockdowns

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Online sales

As the art world urgently moves online, some galleries fear digital displacement

Just as mega dealers have bought up prime real estate, so too are they dominating bandwidth in the virtual landscape

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coronavirus

French galleries and 'small museums' to reopen in stages from 11 May

Larger museums are unlikely to be accessible until June

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Commercial galleries

Competitors become colleagues as galleries pool resources to stoke sales

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, dealers big and small were experimenting with joint exhibitions. Now it is a matter of communal survival

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Commercial galleries

Galleries worldwide face 70% income crash due to coronavirus, our survey reveals

The alarming impact of the crisis on international galleries and dealers is revealed in our exclusive survey, which also suggests that a third of businesses do not expect to survive

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Art market

‘I’ve always been wary of big business’: Paula Cooper on weathering adversity and building better social systems

The veteran New York dealer shares her concerns about the current coronavirus crisis—and what the art world needs to stay focused on

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coronavirus

How Korea's galleries evaded a coronavirus standstill

Although the country's museums have been closed since February, its commercial galleries were allowed to remain open—and sales have continued at a steady pace

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coronavirus

In cautious loosening of lockdown, Germany allows art galleries to re-open

Small shops to open from next week but large gatherings still banned until at least 31 August

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coronavirus

Shanghai's galleries reopen after Covid-19 with optimistic spate of spring shows

Temperature and health QR code checks at the entrance are still required

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coronavirus

Can’t pay your rent? Here’s what you can do if you're a UK gallery

Coronavirus has left many art businesses struggling to pay their bills, but there are resources available to help

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Art market

One third of French galleries could shut before end of 2020 due to coronavirus impact

Survey issued by the Comité professionnel des galeries d'art reveals the economic damage already done, with members estimating a total loss of €184m for this quarter

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coronavirus

Austrian galleries plan cautious re-openings as government eases lockdown

“The doors will be wide open to let the sun in again,” says one Viennese dealer

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Art market

Hauser & Wirth announces new art and technology division with the launch of a custom-designed virtual reality platform

The ArtLab initiative will also offer a new tech residency programme for artists as blue-chip galleries race for digital dominance amid coronavirus lockdown

Podcast

Can the art market weather the coronavirus storm?

Plus, Sean Scully talks about his favourite "lonely work", The Moroccans by Matisse in New York's Museum of Modern Art. Produced in association with Christie's

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coronavirus

Galleries and auction houses reflect on Italy’s ground zero

Events have moved to summer and autumn in a swift response, with acceleration of online activity

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Private view

Available online or by appointment: the best new commercial exhibitions to check out during lockdown

From a virtual tour of William N. Copley's Surrealist-inspired paintings to Joshua Citarella's exploration of young political online spaces

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coronavirus

Private galleries give some profits to public health organisations battling coronavirus

Hauser & Wirth is donating 10% of profits from its online exhibitions to “both local and global causes” as part of its new #artforbetter initiative

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Art market

London’s young galleries fight for survival during lockdown

But being smaller can mean lower overheads and more nimble business models, with some venues more upbeat than others as the shutdown hits

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Art market

New York galleries seek rent relief from state government in the wake of coronavirus shutdowns

Some dealers are "prepared for a rent strike" if Governor Cuomo does not address a new bill offering rent suspensions to small businesses before 1 April

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coronavirus

Post-pandemic, the art market might return to 'normal'—but do we want it to?

Many in the art world see the impact of coronavirus as a chance to slow down the frenetic pace of global activity and rethink the whole system

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coronavirus

Goodman Gallery is selling artist-designed blankets to raise funds for a Johannesburg clinic

Artists participating in the project include Broomberg & Chanarin, Nolan Oswald Dennis and Reza Farkhondeh

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coronavirus

Letter from Spain: Arco exhibition centre is now a coronavirus hospital

The 'panorama is desolate' for the country's culture sector, says Manuel Fernández-Braso, president of the association of Madrid art galleries

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coronavirus

New York galleries turn on the cameras as they turn off the lights during coronavirus lockdown

As programming and expansion plans are halted, innovation kicks in with virtual performances and tours

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Media

Are commercial galleries the next big content producers?

The top dealers are increasingly becoming audio and video makers and magazine publishers—is it all still about sales?

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coronavirus

Here's how to apply for financial aid during the coronavirus pandemic if you're self-employed or a small business in the arts

We have gathered information about grants and loans around the world to help you get through the Covid-19 crisis

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Art market

Smaller galleries frustrated by digital sales platforms as dealers move business online due to coronavirus lockdowns

Existing online marketplaces like Artsy attempted to raise membership rates as galleries were forced to indefinitely close due to Covid-19

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coronavirus

'I'm gearing up for a conversation with my landlord': Small US galleries prepare for the first wave of coronavirus losses

Considering staff furloughs and calling for state and city governments to expand small business grants, dealers are bracing themselves for significant financial downturn amid Covid-19

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Art market

Muted sales in Art Basel’s online viewing rooms as art market turns to technological solutions amid coronavirus crisis

Dealers say expectations were low but are grateful to be in touch with the art community

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Art market

London galleries latest to go into lockdown as concerns grow over coronavirus pandemic

Move follows widespread closures in the US and Asia

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coronavirus

New York galleries start to close due to coronavirus concerns

Pace, Hauser & Wirth and some others have confirmed that they will temporarily shut down

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coronavirus

Paris fairs scramble dates in light of coronavirus outbreak

Salon du dessin contemporain has rescheduled its dates while Salon du Dessin organisers are in discussion about whether to still open later this month

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Opening Bite

Opening bite: the tastiest private views in London

Reporting on food and figures at Annely Juda, Waddington Custot and Soft Opening

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Almost burned on a bonfire and then hidden behind a door for years—rediscovered Van Gogh landscape goes on sale at Tefaf Maastricht

New York’s Hammer Galleries has priced the Paris park scene at $10m-$12m

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Commercial galleries

Lisson Gallery to unveil new space in New York this May

The gallery will takeover the storefront next door to its current Chelsea outpost as neighbouring blue-chip galleries continue to expand

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Art market

Art Basel/UBS report: global art market dips 5% in ‘tricky year’ but private sales are up

Chinese and British markets take a hit amid trade wars and political unrest

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Exhibitions

Saved from collapse, sculptor Elisabeth Frink's studio to be resurrected within 13th-century barn

Messums Wiltshire bought the building last year and will now reconstruct it for an exhibition in its gallery—at a cost of £100,000

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Art market

Tefaf Maastricht will go ahead despite three exhibitors pulling out so far over coronavirus fears

Some US museum staff will apparently not attend the 33rd edition of the Dutch fair this week, while many galleries remain defiant in the face of a "tough" fair ahead

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Art fairs

Aggressive seizures by police at Brafa leave dealers feeling ‘assaulted’

Authorities brazenly took 34 artefacts during public opening hours at the Brussels fair

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Law

Mary Boone sued by former director for withholding wages and ‘misappropriating’ more than $10m

The incarcerated dealer allegedly had Gagosian gallery wire millions into her personal account for the sale of a Brice Marden painting to pay off tax penalties before she went to jail

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Commercial galleries

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening this March

From Kevin Jerome Everson's videos of working-class displacement to Donna Huanca's wet slit—the best new commercial exhibitions this month

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Art Market Eye

Death of a wannabe 'mega' gallery—was the closure of Blain Southern an outlier or the canary in the mine?

Gallery's demise could be symptomatic of the growing polarisation of the art market

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Art Basel

Art Basel announces exhibitors for its 50th anniversary edition this June

More than 20 galleries will take part in the flagship Swiss fair for the first time

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Art fairs

Arco Madrid reforms selection process following criticism of lack of transparency

The 39th edition, opening tomorrow, has exhibitors from across Latin America, including Peru, Cuba, Chile and Colombia

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Art market

Blain Southern goes into administration as artists reveal debts owed by gallery

Abrupt closure of three spaces has prompted criticism from some about the way the business was run

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Artists go bumper to bumper at Frieze with auto-themed works

The car's the star as galleries move into the driving seat

Podcast

Does Los Angeles want a big art fair?

As Frieze Los Angeles opens, we look at the LA art scene. Plus, we explore the Met's exhibition Sahel about art from the Sahara. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

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Art market

When artists and galleries split, what are the legal implications?

As successful artists increasingly seek non-exclusive contracts with multiple galleries, clarity becomes critical in navigating splits between artist and gallery

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Los Angeles galleries search for the next hot art spot...

An evolving real estate landscape is keeping the city's dealers on their toes

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Art market

Blain Southern shuts all three galleries

Harry Blain, who split from co-founder Graham Southern last year, says he is "unable to secure the gallery’s future long term"

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Art market

Mat Collishaw 'parts company' with Blain Southern

British artist announced on Instagram today that he will cease to be represented by the gallery “with immediate effect”

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Art Basel Hong Kong

'With changes come opportunities': first reactions to the cancellation of Art Basel in Hong Kong

Local galleries are determined to forge ahead after the fair announced it will not take place this year in light of coronavirus fears

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Law

New York dealer sues artist Derek Fordjour for $1.45m

Gallery owner and real estate investor Robert Blumenthal claims the artist failed to deliver seven works promised in a $20,000 deal made in 2014

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Commercial galleries

Mexico City's galleries overcome growing pains as the city's art scene booms

As top-tier dealers and collectors continue to flock to Zona Maco, Material Art Fair nurtures a needed mid-level market