Michael Findlay: 'You don’t make art good by making it expensive’

A fixture of New York’s art scene since the 1960s, dealer Michael Findlay mourns the loss of the city’s local market and fears that the cost of real estate will destroy innovation

Frieze New York 2019

Confessions of a dealer: Esther Kim Varet

We talk to Esther Kim Varet, the founder of the Los Angeles (and now, Seoul) gallery Various Small Fires about the art world, a pet peeve and the next big thing

Frieze New York 2019

Why advance sales at fairs are gaining ground

In the internet age, pre-selling at fairs is commonplace but collectors are unlikely to stop buying in person any time soon

Frieze New York 2019

Confessions of a dealer: Sam Gordon

We talk to Sam Gordon, co-founder of the New York gallery Gordon Robichaux, about his art-world enthusiasms and words to live by

Commercial galleries

Five minutes with… Brett Gorvy on the Asian art market

Lévy Gorvy launches its Hong Kong space with a group show exploring how nature and tradition have provided comfort in turbulent times

Art crime

London dealers embroiled in Ezra Chowaiki fraud scheme over $1.2m Chagall painting

Fresh complaint seeks the return of the work allegedly sold by the disgraced Manhattan dealer under false pretences

TEFAF Maastricht 2019

Spoonfuls of brie and G&T fishbowls—how to gain the Maastricht inch

Tefaf exhibitors know their food, drink and naked saunas, so here is their guide to the most indulgent spots in the Dutch city


Hustlers with a habit: what five Tefaf exhibitors collect and why

From Dinky toys to Old Masters, dealers share what objects take their fancy


Double Jeopardy? US dealer fights extradition to Poland, for the second time

Alexander Khochinsky’s lawyer calls the country’s actions over a €10,000 looted painting “aggressive and disproportionate” and says his client will not get a fair trial in the “illiberal democracy”

Antiquities & Archaeology

Don’t just berate the thieves: look at the museums and excavators too

In the last of our series which publishes talks given in London this summer, Professor Sir John Boardman, Lincoln Professor Emeritus of classical archaeology and art at Oxford, singles out three areas for concern.