Art market

London Gallery Weekend 2024: the best shows for photography fans

Through sculpture, algorithms and alternative gazes, the medium is reimagined at this year's edition of the city-wide event

London Gallery Weekend 2024: our critics pick their top shows

As 130 shows take part in this year's fourth edition of the event, Ben Luke and Louisa Buck roundup some of their highlights, from John Baldessari to Michaël Borremans, Nan Goldin to BLCKGEEZER

Art Basel changes name of Paris fair ahead of expanded third edition

The event formerly known as Paris+ par Art Basel will move to the Grand Palais this year

Hackers claim responsibility for Christie's cyberattack and threaten to release client data

The group RansomHub say they are behind the attack that took down the auction house's website earlier this month

‘Electric’ mood at Heffel’s spring sales in Toronto leads to new auction records for Mary Pratt and Takao Tanabe

Works by Jean Paul Riopelle, Emily Carr, Tom Thomson and other titans of Canadian art history contributed to the evening’s total take of C$22.6m

Damien Hirst backdated at least 1,000 paintings from his NFT project, investigation reveals

Discrepancies in the dates of Hirst's works are—once again—coming under scrutiny

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The Gray Market: Why Sotheby’s $700m art-backed debt security is an acid test for the trade’s intentions

The large-scale investment vehicle raises major questions about who gets to decide where, how and to whom art circulates

Collector Ron Perelman sold $963m worth of art to pay off debt

Recently unsealed court filings show 71 works by artists like Basquiat, Twombly and Giacometti were unloaded over a two-year period

Late critic Guy Brett's Latin American collection goes on show at Alison Jacques in London

A trove of works by artists such as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica has been consigned to the commercial gallery

Bonhams executive Alex Fortescue has died aged 55

His death was confirmed by Epiris, the private equity firm that owns the auction house

Collectors stampeding to Lucy Bull's 'visionary' abstractions

The young Los Angeles-based painter is riding the ups and downs of her spectacular market breakout

African art market confronts economic turbulence on the continent

Despite currency collapse of Nigeria's naira and a weakened South African rand, the category performed better than the overall market

Art marketanalysis

Generous guarantees and a giant Warhol net a healthy $346.5m for Christie's Modern evening sale in New York

The reassuring result was a marked increase from last year's equivalent auction—despite a cyberattack that has taken down the auction house's website

Art fairsanalysis

Photo London has mass appeal—can it be equally thought-provoking?

The UK's premier photography fair is still finding its identity, with strong curated sections and projects presented amid more vacuous work

Sotheby's makes $198.1m in consistently strong Modern evening sale in New York

The results were led by Monet's 'Meules à Giverny' and Leonora Carrington's record-breaking 'Les Distractions de Dagobert'

Christie's makes $94.6m in New York contemporary sales despite cyberattack and star lot's withdrawal

Major results for Félix González-Torres and Jean-Michel Basquiat lifted the De la Cruz collection and 21st-century double-header

Phillips's evening auction in New York notches $72.3m, buoyed by two fresh Basquiat paintings

The sale's hammer total fell short of its estimate, but also represented an increase of 24% over the equivalent auction in 2023

Sotheby's $227.9m double-header marks tentative start to New York spring auctions

Strong sell-through rate and multiple artist records offset soft demand for top lots

New non-profit initiative will chronicle the legacies of influential New York galleries

The Independent art fair has partnered with Los Angeles’s Contemporary Art Library to launch the New York Gallery History Project

Christie’s website brought down by hackers days before marquee spring auctions

The auction giant’s web address currently redirects to a placeholder page where telephone numbers for its various offices are listed

Benjamin Sutton. With additional reporting by Carlie Porterfield

New York’s Independent art fair delivers an ‘adrenaline shot’ for dealers and collectors

Prices at the fair are ticking up, but that did not stop several galleries from selling out their stands during the VIP preview

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Tefaf New York's energetic opening brings cautious optimism to the trade

The fair's blend of historical and contemporary works drew many admirers and solid sales, though lower price points were conspicuous

Six galleries turning a school in upstate New York into a collective art space

The Campus, near the town of Hudson, will open to the public this summer

Eduardo Chillida show shines a light on lesser-known works inspired by summer holidays in Menorca

The Hauser & Wirth exhibition of "lighter" pieces by the Basque artist—best known for his huge steel sculptures—commemorates his centenary

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Final exhibition with Richard Serra’s input shows the value of estate planning for artists

Details pre-agreed between artist, his team and David Zwirner solved the first dilemmas of posthumous market management—though later decisions will be made based on a breadth of considerations

Art fairsanalysis

Miart is Italy’s biggest fair—can it be its best?

Another edition, another double-digit increase of exhibitors for Milan’s premier commercial art event, which is trying to carve a new identity

Romania’s Rad fair returns bigger and better for round two

Participating gallery numbers up in second edition of the Bucharest art fair