Well-attended Arco fair in Madrid boosted by foreign wealth and Picasso’s 50th anniversary

Spain’s largest commercial art event saw 211 galleries gather at the IFEMA conference centre

Is an influx of Latin American collectors turning Madrid into the art world’s next Miami?

As the Spanish capital attracts a moneyed contingent from Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, regional galleries are following suit

Art fairsanalysis

Arco Madrid opens to decent sales, few Latin American collectors and a Peruvian artist getting her vagina sewn shut

The first full edition of Spain's leading art fair since the start of the pandemic saw a near-return to form with strong institutional presence

Relaxed summer vibes at Arco Madrid despite opening with a third fewer exhibitors and no Latin American galleries

The Spanish art fair, which usually takes place in February, has braved the Madrid heat with this year’s postponed edition

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

Art marketanalysis

Business as usual as Arco opens in Madrid against a backdrop of coronavirus anxiety

Spanish art fair celebrates the work of Cuban-American artist Felix González-Torres, who died of Aids in 1996

Art fairspreview

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


Arco provides lifeline for South American dealers

Political turmoil and economic crisis keep collectors away from countries such as Venezuela, so galleries rely more on fairs

Family feud forgotten as Thyssen-Bornemisza plans contemporary shows

Madrid museum's collector-trustees, Carmen Cervera and Francesca von Habsburg, turn conflict into collaboration

Sales at Arco Madrid unscathed by censorship controversy

Collectors praise fair's mix of politics, aesthetics and conceptual works

Santiago Sierra work censored at Arco fair to be shown at Catalan museum

Media mogul Tatxo Benet says that censorship is damaging for artists—and the viewing public


ARCO, Madrid: Big crowds, but few buyers

A Frida Kahlo—not for sale—pulled in 180,000 viewers

Art fairsarchive

Shirin Neshat provokes at Madrid's Arco art fair '97

Neshat links three incongruous images - the bare soles of the feet, Arabic script and gun violence - to achieve a conceit

Art fairsarchive

Optimism at ARCO as huge turnout is matched by satisfying sales

However, there is still a marked lack of Spanish collectors