Art dealers

Former dealer Angela Gulbenkian is sentenced to three and a half years for defrauding art clients

Charges involved sale of a £1.1m Yayoi Kusama pumpkin sculpture that was never delivered and the theft of £50,000 that a friend had given her to invest

'An opportunity for bargain hunters' or a waste of time? Italy relaxes stringent export laws for Old Masters and antiques worth less than €13,500

Lower-value older works and those by artists who died less than 50 years ago no longer need an export licence to leave the country—but the process can still be slow

Poacher turned gamekeeper? Art world 'disruptor' Stefan Simchowitz opens Los Angeles gallery

“I support so many artists and I’d like to provide exhibition opportunities for them,” says the controversial dealer and art advisor

Brexitnews

As a Brexit deal is agreed, confused and resigned UK art world ponders life after leaving the European Union

Art dealers, shippers and auctioneers are unsure about how leaving the single market will impact their business—but there is a silver lining

Johnny Eskenazi: from wannabe theatre director to leading Eastern art dealer who rescued stolen Afghan ivories

Top Indian sculpture dealer warns against a too rigid interpretation of the 1970 Unesco Convention

Nazi-looted Dutch Old Master to be auctioned in settlement between heir and current holder

The Golden Age work by Aelbert Cuyp was looted from Jacques Goudstikker and acquired by Hermann Göring

Forrest Fenn, known for burying $2m worth of treasure in the Rocky Mountains, dies at 90

The controversial yet colourful Santa Fe-based art and antiquities dealer announced that his treasure had been found shortly before his death

Art marketcomment

We need to talk about guarantees. And art loans

Dealers who finance deals by taking out loans against art may well find themselves in difficulty because of the Covid-19 pandemic

Unknown Dürer drawing to be sold by London dealer

One of very few examples in private hands, the work from an American collection is coming to the market via Agnews

Art dealersinterview

In person | Dealer Susanne Vielmetter on the decline of artist exclusivity and the empty talk around gender parity

The Los Angeles gallery owner explains why she encourages her artists to have galleries in Europe and New York too, and how collaboration is key

Art marketinterview

In person | Dealer Daniella Luxembourg on taste-making and being stubborn

The gallery owner and art world grande dame explains why the big art fairs are not for her

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‘I just wanted people’s attention’: dealer Mariane Ibrahim on championing young artists of the African diaspora

Ahead of her debut at Art Basel in Miami Beach, the Chicago-based gallerist walks us through her journey from marketing McDonald's to setting up shop in Seattle

'A giant wall': art world feels the pinch of Trump’s 25% import duty on printed works

Collectors and artists are scrambling to find solutions to the US government’s penalty tariffs

'Like launching a start-up': the modern day growing pains facing commercial galleries

The increasing professionalisation of the commercial art world yields new complexities for dealers

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In person: Pilar Ordovas on playing hard to get and striking out on her own

The Spanish-born independent dealer discusses working with Larry Gagosian and why she won't do art fairs

Dealer Karsten Schubert—champion of YBAs including Rachel Whiteread and Gary Hume—has died, aged 57

The German-born gallerist and publisher was a key figure in the London art world for more than 30 years

'Olyvia's soirées': adviser launches private selling events in format devised by Adam Chinn

Olyvia Kwok launches series of invitation only events in London and New York offering financing against big-ticket works for collectors looking to circumvent auctions

Dominique Lévy: ‘I just don’t think big is better’

She started off as an apprentice clown and did a stint as a currency trader, but it’s as a dealer in works of art in the vanguard of social change that Dominique Lévy has found her true calling

Conversations with Bacon: Marking Grey Gowrie's 75th birthday with his poem on the artist

Gowrie, a former UK arts minister, art dealer and chair of Sotheby’s and the Arts Council, is also a poet

Flipping art: filthy lucre or a sound business plan?

In 2014 we noted that market speculation can offer rich rewards, but in the long term, it may do collectors more harm than good

Art marketarchive

‘Poor door’ opens to let in new collectors as galleries reach out to a wider market with souvenirs and branding

From limited-edition works to T-shirts and tote bags, galleries are diversifying to suit the market

Lawsuitsarchive

Collector Eskandar Maleki sues long-time friend and adviser Amir Shariat over profits

Maleki alleges deals were undisclosed, Shariat countersues for malicious falsehood and defamation

What's onarchive

What's On in Paris: Nostalgia is back in '94 with Antoni Tàpies and Jean-Pierre Bertrand retrospectives

Also, Meyer Vaisman's grandiose taxidermies and Elaine Strutevant's almost-replicas

Western dealers push for trade sanctions against Iran to be repealed

Galleries and artists see improvement after temporary relaxations were implemented to discourage nuclear proliferation

All aboard: from the Biennale to Basel

Artists weigh in on exhibiting at both events in quick succession

Art Baselarchive

Art Basel, the final stop that brings art fair marathon to a close

The fair is one of the final Modern and contemporary events this summer

Air of malaise at Paris fairs

A scheduling clash and an unfriendly tax environment slowed business at most fairs

Collectorsarchive

Californian collectors hit by tax rise

The rates for use tax and sales tax has increased to 7.5%

Art marketarchive

Tribal art attracts Modern collectors

A new breed of buyer is crossing over from modern and contemporary art and acquiring the top pieces in every field

Interviewarchive

“LA is tricky, slippery, invisible”: Interview with dealer Shaun Caley Regen

…but that didn’t stop the contemporary dealer opening Regen Projects’ biggest ever space with a first-class show last month

Obituariesarchive

Obituary for Carla Panicali

Art dealer who forged a successful business in Italy and New York from the 1950s.

Specially commissioned chess sets a testament to collectors' faith in Design Miami/Basel

They contributed to more than 100 lights and classic pieces occupying the booths

Art fairsarchive

The final leg of the summer fair marathon

Is there enough time, energy and art for three major events—Frieze New York, ArtHK and Art Basel—in six weeks?

Art Baselarchive

Collectors continue to expect—and find—the best at the 43rd edition of Art Basel

Dealers upbeat as first waves of visitors to the fair put any economic worries aside

Interviewarchive

Interview with dealer Sean Kelly: Marina Abramovic, art fairs, and expanding off the beaten path

The British-born dealer may be a reluctant power-player, but his new, larger space reflects his place in the pecking order

Lawsuitsarchive

Dealer Gary Tatintsian takes Lew Nussberg to court over fake Malevich drawings after scientific analysis

The case has proved to be colourful, with Tatintsian counter suing Nussberg for at least $62m

Interviewarchive

Interview with dealer Santo Micali on finding new markets for pre-Columbian art

Argentina, Mexico and Brazil could be the future for a field struggling with limited supply

March 2012archive

Arrest in latest Prouvé fakes case

Three dealers say initial complaints were dismissed by Artcurial specialists

Dealer uses intimidation tactics at Parisian Giacometti foundation in mission to recover forged lamps

Policy decrees that works determined to be fake must be handed over to the authorities so that they cannot re-enter the market

Interviewarchive

Interview with collector Marc Straus on transitioning to dealing: “The gallery business is a terrible concept”

Despite reservations, the former oncologist and “fierce” collector has become a dealer in contemporary art

Art marketarchive

Are fairs big enough for both galleries and auction houses?

Some galleries feel the major auction houses are encroaching on their rightful territory

Who will follow baby boomers into the art market?

Demographic change is probably the most important factor in shaping the market's future, wrote this expert in 2011

Art marketarchive

Caution is the word for collectors and dealers at this year's Pavilion of Art and Design London

Though sales have been fairly solid at the fair, few very high priced pieces have been shown due to anxiety around the stock market crisis

Art Baselarchive

Dealers have nothing to fear as crisis fails to impede sales at Art Basel 2011

The most expensive pieces may have been slow to sell, but otherwise it was as if the downturn never happened

Internetarchive

Website could be holy grail of private market prices

Art.sy will unite would-be collectors with art and dealers they may not know—and it’s all built on trust

Art Baselarchive

Ron Mueck makes fair debut at Art Basel 2011

His sculptures have previously been available to view exclusively in public collections

Design Miami Basel embraces the modern with an increase in early-20th-century stock

The fair's effort to give a detailed insight into recent developments of design distinguishes it from competitors

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