Brave new world: Francis Bacon triptych sells for $84.5m in Sotheby's first major live-streamed evening sale
Marathon online high-tech auction was the first of its kind attempted by Sotheby's and totalled $363.2m, boosting confidence that a top-end market still exists
What sort of art will we want after the pandemic ends?
Performance out, domestically-sized painting in
CommentArt Market Eye
Auctions: what will change, post-Covid-19?
In the era of social distancing, auctioneers may have to conduct sales to an empty room
Will coronavirus-related cancellations spell the end of ‘fairtigue’?
When the merry-go-round restarts, it will be in a changed landscape. While fairs have been postponed and others cancelled, there may be benefits
From hot new thing to 'cryptowinter' chill: sizing up fractional ownership of art
Companies are offering shares in works by artists from Monet to Warhol through crypto tokens, but the jury is out as to the benefits for investors
CommentArt 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
FeatureFrieze Los Angeles 2020
Not here to stay: what makes private museums suddenly close?
From mounting bills and funding problems to art-washing and embezzlement, collections are disappearing from public view at a rate of knots
Millennials—monsters, or saviours of the art market?
What do young collectors want, what do they buy, and, as they become richer, will they add rocket fuel to the art market—or blow it up entirely?
Jitters and reasons to be cheerful: art market experts give their 2020 predictions
Faced with economic uncertainty, turmoil in Hong Kong, Brexit and a shrinking auction market, the art trade has some justifiable anxiety about the coming year
Why the catalogue raisonné is the forger's bible
An international conference considered the challenges and risks— not to mention the sheer size of publications
Dodgy dealers beware: anti-fraud lawsuits are on the rise
A spate of fraudulent agents in the dock this year give the art trade a bad image—even if only a few individuals are involved
Comment | Why are we seeing so many counterfeits?
Artistic fraudsters are still pushing their luck—creating works ranging from the barely believable to the downright hilarious
Bankrupt 'playboy' James Stunt attempted to borrow £40m against works of art claimed to be forgeries
The former husband of heiress Petra Ecclestone owes £5m in debt including an unpaid sum of £3.9m to Christie's
Piece by piece: the issues with fractional ownership of art
Billed as the next big thing, schemes to sell shares in works of art have yet to excite the market
Global recession looms—but there's a new twist
Burgeoning private museums offer cause for hope among economic uncertainty and geopolitical turbulence
Elaborate, traditional pieces sold well at the latest auctions
Chinese and Russian buyers with a taste for the ornate have added a new layer of bidding and are forcing prices ever higher
French collectors step up buying at FIAC
Making a making a remarkable return to the contemporary art world
Sotheby's newfound privacy gives it greater freedom, but at what cost to the rest of us?
Former public company status left the auction house at a disadvantage to rival Christie's, but its quarterly finance reports provided rare insight in a secretive market
NewsArt Basel 2019
At Art Basel, dealers are looking to reap the rewards of the Venice Biennale
It is an open secret that sales are made in Venice, but dealers at the Swiss art fair are looking to capitalise on the buzz the Biennale creates
How to buy a...Gerhard Richter
As a major retrospective on the artist is due to open at the Met Breuer in New York next year, we look at the German artist's market
Giudecca contemporary art district launches in industrial area off Venice's beaten tourist track
Opening during the Venice Biennale, the new initiative includes project and exhibitions spaces and a foundation for young Polish art
'I would give my head to be cut off—like Holofernes!' Eric Turquin on the Caravaggio attribution
The Old Master specialist who researched the provenance of the recently attributed painting on the joys of exploring French attics
How to buy an... Egon Schiele
While well known in the West, the work of this major figure of Austrian Expressionism is less recognised in Asia—until now
Sandy Angus—founder of six fairs across Asia—on his mistakes, MCH Group and a new event in China
In the first of a new art market interview series, we speak to the art fair boss about his career
Dubai's Alserkal Avenue launches arts foundation
The not-for-profit will commission works and offer residencies and educational programmes to promote artistic development in Dubai
London art dealer Richard Green sued by US tycoon over €5m Old Master purchases
Gary Klesch claims undisclosed provenance led him to pay higher price for two paintings by Jan Brueghel the Elder and Salomon van Ruysdael
The Fine Art Group buys Falcon Fine Art as art finance industry consolidates
Terms and cost of the Falcon buy have not been revealed but deal includes the "purchase of over 10 loans” with borrowers in the EU, Australia and the US
Life lessons: what the art market learned from 2018
Georgina Adam speaks with three leading art world figures on the key events of last year and what 2019 may hold
Shagalov sues Paul Kasmin Gallery over Stella ownership
The art dealer has been involved in a number of lawsuits, which allege he defaulted on purchases of art
Trump’s tax Act offers potential tax havens for art
‘Opportunity Zones’ present a new kind of tax-deferred exchange on high-value assets
AnalysisThe Year In Review
Market stunts predict the future… and evoke the past
The Leonardo and Banksy auction spectacles suggested a future in which marketing triumphs. But was it ever thus?
In debt we trust: the rise of art-secured lending
The rapid growth in the number of loan providers, from private banks to specialist lenders, could transform the art market’s relationship with the financial markets
Tiny, but rich: Luxembourg pushes for more presence in art market
It may be known as a haven, but buyers in the grand duchy pay 17% tax, fair director says
Paris versus Shanghai: photo fairs old and new compared
Despite censorship, China’s appetite for photography is growing but Paris Photo remains pre-eminent
CommentFrieze London 2018
Interested in a square inch of a Warhol? Fractional ownership hits the art market
A growing number of new investment platforms are touting the concept
Blockchain: Hot stuff or hot air?
The technology offers the promise of a world in which a work of art’s provenance is held on a single database—if it lives up to the hype
Supply wrung out? End of term feel to London Impressionist and Modern art auctions
Sotheby's sale fell below estimate while Christie’s provided some cheer, showing there is still money in Monet – but only the right one
NewsArt Basel 2018
Show and sell: the added value of a museum exhibition
How soon is too soon? Private collectors are selling off works as little as a few weeks after lending them to high-profile shows
Are Sergei Skripal sanctions hitting Russian buying and selling at UK auctions?
Hostile relations between Russia and the West following attempted poisoning of former MI6 spy may dampen bidding at London's Russian sales
NewsFrieze New York
New $50m art warehouse opens in Harlem—with Foreign-Trade Zone status
Arcis's 110,000 sq. ft art-storage facility in New York boasts the latest in high-tech security
InterviewArt Basel Hong Kong 2018
From Beijing to Mayfair: French dealer to open new gallery in London
Specialist Hadrien de Montferrand brings a unique mix of influences to his work
FeatureArt's Most Popular
How museums can double their visitor numbers—featuring DJs at the Musée Guimet in Paris
Think differently and "belong to the public"
Settlement reached in saga over Chinese buyer’s unpaid Richter bill
The complex saga started in June 2015 when the Beijing-based businessman Zhang Chang bought a work by Francis Bacon at Christie’s
'While I revile Trump as much as the next man, Nancy Spector was wrong to offer the Golden Toilet'
Georgina Adam on why Guggenheim's chief curator should rise above President and his "swampy" world
From Van Gogh to Richter—what happens when bidders fail to pay up at auction?
Flaky winning bids are knocking the gloss off record-breaking sales
What will 2018 hold for the art market?
Expect more guarantees, an Old Master revival and gallery innovation, says Georgina Adam, art market editor-at-large
CommentLeonardo da Vinci
Leonardo marketed as a rock star ahead of Salvator Mundi sale
Painting is being presented by Christie’s as the “Holy Grail of Old Master paintings”
Centre Pompidou will pop up in Shanghai’s West Bund cultural corridor
Paris museum will organise 20 exhibitions in new satellite space as part of renewable five-year deal
Damien Hirst banks on Venice show for his renaissance
Artist and his investor-collectors hope spectacular exhibition and plenty of spin will revive flagging market
NewsArt Basel 2017
Where does all the art go after a fair?
In an exclusive extract from her forthcoming book, Dark Side of the Boom, Georgina Adam discovers why most art is destined for a crate-filled, high-security storage facility
Tracey Emin and Lehmann Maupin no longer in bed
Artist and gallery part ways after two decades
Non-dom art collectors in UK could be hit with new taxes
Even works held and sold abroad could be liable for UK tax
Centre Pompidou could pop up in Shanghai, in city’s West Bund ‘cultural corridor’
Paris contemporary art centre in negotiations to open space after setback ten years ago
Centre Pompidou to pop up in Shanghai
Paris Modern art museum in negotiations to open space in West Bund cultural district
Anatole Shagalov embroiled in legal cases that reveal problems of buying art with loans
Buyers using works as collateral and allegedly defaulting on payment becoming increasingly common in "frothy market"
Battle over Kiefer’s Beijing show escalates as curator rejects dealers’ objections
Organisers say Western galleries are attempting to protect their interests in the Chinese market
Chinese tycoon who has invested millions in art was a major sponsor of Kiefer’s show
The art market in 2017: perplexing times for pundits worldwide
Uncertainty is the name of the game, made unpredictable by international politics and an economic downturn in the Gulf
Turmoil at Honolulu’s Bishop Museum
Fears abound for the collection-rich, cash-poor Hawaiian institution
Experts shed light on Modigliani's murky market with new research project
Fakes and squabbles have long-obscured scholarship, but a catalogue raisonné may now be in the pipeline
Art takes second place as selfies steal the shows
Instagram-friendly works can give a huge publicity boost to artists and exhibitions
Why shopping malls are making space for high-end art
Hong Kong, Shanghai, Paris, Bicester—the retail trend is all about boosting “dwell time”
Biggest ever Giacometti survey show opens in Shanghai
Artist’s foundation teams up with museum founder Budi Tek to bring 250 works to China
Football outscores culture as Qatar spending slumps
Museum layoffs and project suspensions gather pace in Qatar as oil revenue collapse continues
Bangladesh puts exposure before sales to get itself on art market map
The non-commercial Dhaka Art Summit is helping to raise the international profile of South Asian artists
In the beginning: women kickstart South Asia scene
Female artists, collectors, curators and philanthropists are playing a leading role in developing the arts scene in South Asia
Art in shopping malls: it’s all product after all
Art has long been hitched to luxury goods, but it is now becoming a more democratic—or commercial—concept as malls begin to incorporate exhibition space
Wildenstein can’t be forced to recognise disputed Monet
French court will not intervene over work that was championed by BBC’s Fake or Fortune
Owner of purported Monet loses case in French court
Work featured on BBC’s Fake or Fortune programme in 2011
Five predictions for the art market in 2016
Lay-offs at auction houses, terrorism in Europe and luxury art experiences for all
2015's biggest art market developments and what they mean
From the contraction of the Chinese economy to the death of zombie formalism
When did auctions become ‘curated’ sales?
Whether a new concept or just another way to sell art, themed shows are bringing in business