Art market

Adam McEwen interview

The art of the obit: Adam McEwen on his hypothetical obituaries of living celebrities who are ‘guides to life’

The Art Newspaper’s obituaries editor speaks to the New York artist about how his journalistic training informs his tributes to figures like Greta Thunberg and Dolly Parton

Surrealist collection with ‘pioneering’ interest in exiled and women artists heads to Christie’s

Paintings by Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington and Dorothea Tanning among the 25 works to be sold in London

Frieze Los Angeles bringing a skyscraper, a truck-based gallery and more to Santa Monica Airport

The fair’s special programmes include performances and large-scale installations around its venue, as well as contemporary art interventions at storied West Los Angeles locales

Defendants seek dismissal of copyright infringement lawsuit brought by collage artist Deborah Roberts

"There is no precedent for copyright protections on an artistic style," says a lawyer for artist Lynthia Edwards and dealer Richard Beavers

Police investigation prompts French auction house to postpone sale of Chandigarh furniture

Reports of thefts of heritage furniture items from buildings across the Indian city have risen over the past ten years

'New French restitution laws should benefit the market—and maybe force change in Britain too?'

As the Washington Principles turn 25, the complexities of restitution in a global art world have mushroomed—leaving lessons to be learned for institutions, governments and art market players

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Plunging arts exports, cancelled fairs and increased regulation: how Brexit is endangering the UK art market three years on

On the anniversary of the UK's departure from the European Union, dealers and politicians warn Britain is slipping behind its competitors as a cultural leader

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From a lively New Deal-era fresco study to an illuminated Rauschenberg edition: our pick of the highlights from February's sales

Plus, a Charles II-era silver-gilt vases, an avant-garde Cuban painting and a rare Tintin comic book cover

The donating game: How artists like Tracey Emin are driving philanthropy in the art world

The British artist is among those who have donated millions of pounds’ worth of art to charities—perhaps we could all take a leaf out of her book?

Christie's marks 25 years of the Washington Principles on Nazi-confiscated art

Auction house kicked off its year-long restitution programme in Paris last week which aims to educate collectors and buyers

Princess Diana gown, Lebron James jersey and ornate Bronze Age disc lead Sotheby’s latest cross-category auction experiment

The auction house’s first “The One” sale in New York included a mix of ancient artefacts and modern memorabilia organised into thematic sections

Swiss dealers and collectors make their mark at artgenève—with optimistic advice for Brexit Britain

Local galleries at the Geneva fair welcome strong showing from Swiss-French and German buyers

Global demand for African art brings near-record year for South African auction house despite ‘much higher degrees of uncertainty’

Strauss & Co is launching a new sale format with the aim of fostering a more inclusive African art market

Restituted, record-setting Bronzino and gruesome Rubens lead Sotheby’s Old Masters sales in New York

The auction house’s four-part auction extravaganza was a decidedly mixed bag, bringing a total of $74.5m across 124 lots

Republicans press Hunter Biden’s dealer for information on his art sales

Members of the House of Representatives’ Oversight and Accountability Committee have also asked Georges Bergès for details of his communications with the White House

Record-breaking Goya portraits lead the way at Christie’s muted $62.7m Old Masters auctions in New York

Despite works the collection of film producer Jacqui Eli Safra that were enticingly offered with no reserves, the auction house’s two marquee sales fell short of expectations

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'Wealthy collectors should put more money into art schools than auctions to keep the industry alive'

In stark comparison to recent staggering auction-house results, educators are struggling to maintain funding, says our columnist Melanie Gerlis

Amid art fair cancellations in the city, London Art Fair opens with everything to prove

The fair's clear focus on Modern British art provides it with a niche that might help it weather Brexit's storm

Early Freud beachscape painted on holiday with artist John Craxton—former friend, possible lover and bitter enemy—to be auctioned for £3.5m

Christie's will offer Scillionian Beachscape alongside a late garden scene by Freud, both of which were once in the collection of renowned patron Simon Sainsbury

Another London fair cancelled: Art & Antiques Fair Olympia pulls summer event over ‘escalating costs’ and ‘lack of dealer commitment’

With Masterpiece also out of the picture, the UK capital's fair landscape looks very different this year

The Van Gogh Sunflowers lawsuit: the full story behind the Nazi-loot claim to Tokyo’s $250m painting

Plus, Singapore’s art hub ambitions and Grace Lau's project for Chinese New Year

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speakers Martin Bailey and Georgina Adam. Produced by David Clack and Aimee Dawson
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Photofairs New York will be 'cutting edge' new director Helen Toomer says

Newly appointed head of fair shares her plans ahead of inaugural edition in 2023

Are charity art auctions, not donations, the new model for offsetting taxes?

Paul Allen’s estate has pledged proceeds of its $1.6bn Christie’s sale to unnamed philanthropic causes, while FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried vaguely promised to give away his fortune

Kim Kardashian buys amethyst cross worn by Princess Diana at Sotheby’s

A representative for the reality television star and entrepreneur emerged victorious from a five-minute bidding war

Art trade benefits as wealthy Russians flock to sanction-free Dubai

The emirate, currently a haven for 'half of Moscow', is enjoying a post-pandemic economic boom

Another monumental Munch painting once hidden from Nazis in a barn heads to the block

Heirs of Jewish art critic forced to sell the work estimated at $15m now set to benefit from Sotheby’s auction

Art crime specialist honoured by New Zealand for services to field

Penelope Jackson is the author of a book that considers how illicit activity differs when undertaken by women

Mumbai's commercial gallery scene undergoes major 'post-pandemic' expansion

India's leading dealers have added or opened locations in the city—but newer independent spaces are fewer on the ground

The art world in 2023: market predictions, big shows and museum openings

From a post-pandemic Brexit watershed to Hip Hop's 50th birthday, The Art Newspaper team dicuss what lies ahead this year

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speakers Anny Shaw, José da Silva and Jane Morris. Produced by David Clack and Aimee Dawson
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