Art market reports

Could fairs publish sale prices? Don’t hold your breath

“For all the supposed desire for transparency, no one will make the first move”

Online art market could stagnate unless transparency is improved, study finds

Annual Hiscox report estimates online market rose 12% to $4.22bn in 2017, but growth is slowing as platforms struggle to build trust and loyalty

Top flight dealers reap rewards of a growing global art market, Art Basel report says

But the number of galleries opening over the past ten years has plummeted 87%

Big data meets Old Masters at Tefaf Maastricht

As artificial intelligence becomes more common, the market is embracing tools that might help to bring digital natives into the Golden Age

Records tumble for post-war Italian artists

The colour white proves particularly popular as Sotheby’s expert heralds “a new dawn for Italian art”

Art Baselarchive

Standards are upheld at Art Basel 2014 with consistent sales throughout

Dealers seem to have come to terms with the pressures of showing at such a prestigious fair, and prepared well ahead of time

Poly Culture moves to reassure shareholders

Auction house addresses concerns over non-payment, forgeries and army links

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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

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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

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Chinese auction data lacks credibility

Leading British university research questions saleroom reporting

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Post-war and contemporary auction report: cautious but confident

Some good prices were made, but top quality works were relatively thin on the ground

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Key lots: Contemporary and post-war

Sarah Morris, Mark Bradford, and Andy Warhol are this season's London highlights

Art Baselarchive

Confidence creeps back for collectors after reluctance of previous year: Art Basel Miami Beach 2009

A new layout might have left collectors feeling bemused but, in the mid-range at least, they were prepared to buy

Art fairsarchive

Dealers breathe easier as profits from Basel remain consistent

Buyers eschew risk-taking to pursue the commercial, while Design Miami/Basel benefits from a new location


Cool start for Bâlelatina, Basel’s “Hot Art” fair

The satellite fair nevertheless found its feet with its specialist area, Latin Art

Art Basel Miami Beach '07: Promising sales on Day 1 a reflection of firm market

Concerns about the impact of the tumultuous economy seem unwarranted as buyers crowd Basel

New Korean buyers responsible for most ostentatious purchases at Design Miami/Basel 2007

As the market becomes more international, Jean Prouvé and the Danish school enjoy a resurgence

Art Basel/Miami Beach 2006 sees the breakdown of the binary between functional and ornamental

There has has been talk of an unusually high proportion of sales, particularly of design pieces