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From a rare Book of Kings folio to a Lady Gaga hair sculpture: our pick of the highlights from October's sales

Plus, a collection of meteorites, a Belle Époque fob watch and a nude by Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita

Art Basel's Paris+ fair to show ambitious commissions across city's major landmarks

Public art programme Sites will replace Hors les Murs—the outdoor sculpture event hosted by Fiac—Paris's once-unrivalled contemporary fair

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Tbilisi Art Fair attempts to distance itself from Moscow politics

Amid the ongoing war in Ukraine, exhibitors at the third edition of Georgia's premier commercial art event hoped to dispel the idea that the nation "exists on the periphery of Russia”

Art Basel Miami Beach's 20th anniversary edition, with 12% more galleries than last year, will be its largest ever

The fair will feature 26 first-time exhibitors and over half of the galleries will be from North and South America

Brazil’s ArtRio fair returns with a strong domestic focus and stands divided into earthy and maritime pavilions

Brazil's second-biggest fair is back at full scale and in-person after two years of hybrid editions, with modern and contemporary Brazilian art, plus a solo sector curated by collector Ademar Britto

Is Art Basel launching a year-round ‘marketplace’ for galleries? A recent spate of job advertisements suggests so

The fair’s parent company MCH Group is developing "new digital formats" to support galleries

First Cosmoscow fair since Russian invasion of Ukraine to open with no foreign galleries and internal complaints of censorship

“Understandably” no Ukrainian dealers applied to take part in the tenth anniversary edition of the Moscow fair

Paula Cooper returned to her roots, Bank Gallery checked into Hotel Chelsea and more celebrations wrapped up Armory Week

The closing nights of the New York art world’s busy back-to-school week took revelers from Lower Manhattan to the outer edge of Queens

The Armory Show, 'New York's art fair', is an increasingly global juggernaut

The Javits Center is among the most talked about works of art this year, and while there is plenty to take in, some collectors found the offerings a bit lacking

At Independent 20th Century, artists who pushed material boundaries get their dues, belatedly

The new fair’s focus on under-recognised figures and bodies of work from last century occasions rich discoveries, including works by artists who were unafraid to challenge material orthodoxies

From a podium for discussing menopause to 100 burger-toting boys: the must-see booths at the 2022 Spring Break Art Show

The 2022 edition of the curator-run fair features around 110 exhibitors exploring the title theme "Naked Lunch"

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Independent fair expands to examine overlooked Modern art

The fair, now in its 12th year, is adding a second New York edition aimed at illuminating art historical blind spots

How The Armory Show became a curatorial destination

The fifth edition of the fair’s curatorial summit is expected to draw more than 70 leaders in the field

New York's Spring Break Art Show returns with a bevy of bawdy and bodily projects

The 11th edition of the curator-led fair returns to Armory Week and the former Ralph Lauren offices on Madison Avenue with around 110 exhibitors working under the Burroughsian title "Naked Lunch"

Korean legacy collector Jason Haam became a dealer 'to make money'—now he's 'in it for the art'

His eponymous Seoul gallery has opened Urs Fischer's first solo show in South Korea

Collectors throng Kiaf and Frieze as Seoul stakes its claim as an art market hub

Buyers from Korea and elsewhere in Asia were out in full force during the fairs’ previews, packing the stands of mega-galleries and local dealers alike

Which East Asian city will become the region's next market hub?

While Seoul is now the main contender to take Hong Kong's prime position, Tokyo and Taipei also present attractive prospects for the art trade

Seoul's art market ascent reaches new high with first Frieze fair

The South Korean capital cements its position as a key art centre as Frieze opens its inaugural edition alongside local player Kiaf, together hosting more than 300 galleries

SP-Arte launches art fair focused on regional artists

The first edition of Rotas Brasileiras features artists working outside of traditional art centres like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

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How Copenhagen's Chart fair helped transform Scandinavia's conservative contemporary art scene

As the fair celebrates a decade, its director discusses how its future lies in remaining regional and activating the Danish capital

'A logistical nightmare': how deteriorating India-Pakistan relations affect the South Asian art trade

From smuggled paintings to cancelled visas, the heads of the subcontinent's fairs, biennials and galleries weigh in on the ramifications of the contested border

Expo Chicago picks Americas Society and Macba curators to organise fair's special sections in 2023

Museu d'art contemporani de Barcelona curator Claudia Segura and Americas Society director Aimé Iglesias Lukin will oversee the fair’s large-scale art and emerging gallery programmes, respectively

First edition of Design Miami Paris fair postponed after police cite ‘security problems’ with venue

The event was to be held at the Place de la Concorde in October to coincide with the inaugural Paris+ par Art Basel

The Armory Show to examine conflict and debate around public monuments

The 2022 edition of the New York fair will feature a section of large-scale installations organised by the Tate curator Tobias Ostrander

Frieze announces galleries for London fair in October and doubles down on city's 'global reach' post-Brexit

Amid rising interest rates and continued supply chain havoc, the UK's premier contemporary art fair resolves to celebrate the capital's position as an "international centre"

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Boutique fair Artmonte-carlo promises strong sales and deep-pocketed local buyers as French Riviera's art scene heats up

The fair's sixth edition invited just 37 galleries to take part—but wealthy patrons and residents of the Mediterranean tax haven say they prefer the intimate size

Art Basel announces galleries for its inaugural Paris fair—we look at how it compares with last year’s Fiac list

Paris+ par Art Basel will include 156 galleries, 60 of which have a space in the French capital

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Art Basel creates new director role and appoints Walker Art Center curator Vincenzo de Bellis

Marc Spiegler remains global director of the Swiss fair and will oversee De Bellis—but will take on a more “strategic” position