Art market

Sotheby’s and Ketterer Kunst among auction houses to ban some Russian buyers

The move comes as the art market steps up its due diligence

Riah Pryor. With additional reporting by Sophia Kishkovsky and Anna Brady

Art Basel/UBS report: Global art market bounces back to above pre-pandemic levels—but recovery is uneven

Asian spending continues to grow, particularly at auction, while the UK’s market share shrinks to historic lows as Brexit woes linger

Dealer suspected of selling looted antiquities to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Louvre Abu Dhabi detained in Paris

The Hamburg-based dealer Roben Dib was arrested in Paris last week. His lawyers say he will "fully cooperate with the investigation"

'Everyone in Europe is afraid and angry': Russia-Ukraine war on exhibitors' minds at Vienna's Spark art fair

The second edition of the buzzy Austrian fair is taking place at Vienna Contemporary's former venue, the Marx Halle

Two lots withdrawn from Christie’s antiquities sale after possible ties emerge to dealers known to traffic in illicit artefacts

The artefacts were flagged by Christos Tsiogiannis, who has, since 2006, been identifying looted antiquities through photographic archives of suspected and convicted dealers in plunder

Russian dealers make way for Ukrainian galleries at Liste fair in June

Fragment and Osnova galleries will give their stands to The Naked Room and Voloshyn from Kyiv

Art Basel reveals directors and name for new Paris fair in October

Paris+, by Art Basel is due to run until at least 2028

The original NFT? Sotheby's to offer a receipt for an invisible work by Yves Klein for €500,000

The French conceptual artist made nine "empty zones" in the last three years of his life, which could be purchased only with pure gold

Bonhams continues acquisitions spree with purchase of Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen

The firm bags a second Scandinavian auction house as sector consolidation continues

Shotgun the Warhol: Christie's to sell Shot Sage Blue Marilyn for $200m

The painting, being sold by the Thomas and Doris Ammann Foundation, could become the most expensive 20th century work of art ever sold at auction when it is offered in New York in May

Artist resale rights organisations launch UK High Court action against multi-millionaire art dealer and collector Ivor Braka

The Artists’ Collecting Society and the Design and Artists Copyright Society say Braka has refused to disclose information on secondary market sales since royalties legislation was introduced in 2006

Ethicscomment

Will new code of conduct make collectors more ethical?

A new code aims to introduce more transparency to the business of buying

Crypto collectors beware: why online wallets are increasingly vulnerable to theft

NFTs are a major new economy and with every major new economy, there is a big new scam

A Canova statue—lost in an English garden for decades and bought for £5,200—will be sold at Christie's London for £8m

The 19th-century work, executed just before the sculptor's death, has been rediscovered after languishing outside for more than 50 years

Bonhams's big buying spree continue with acquisition of US auction house Skinner

Just two months after buying the Nordic firm Bukowskis, the private-equity-owned auction house is bolstering its presence across the Pond

Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams call off Russian art auctions in response to war in Ukraine

The sales, popular with London-based Russians and regional collectors in Russia alike, had been scheduled for June

Major Surrealist paintings make auction debut at Sotheby's Paris, including Picabia's very modern muse

The 25-lot sale tomorrow includes works that reflect "how irrational, how ugly, and how challenging the modern world can be"

'Damaging and unjust' legislation linking art and antiques trade to money laundering and terrorism financing must stop, industry body says

Cinoa, the dealer association, has issued an open letter criticising recent reports that make 'false claims' linking industry to crime

Joshua Reynolds's £50m portrait of Polynesian celebrity Omai becomes joint-most expensive work to receive UK export ban

A buyer has until 10 July to start raising the funds to keep the 18th-century painting in the country—but it is unlikely any cash-strapped national museum can afford the hefty price tag

Belgian cuts to art crime policing weaken ‘intelligence gathering’

Decision follows years of uncertainty around dwindling enforcement funding

Art Dubaianalysis

Biggest-ever Art Dubai fair offers smoke machines, escapism and, of course, NFTs: here’s what sold so far

The event's 15th edition dedicated a whole building to the "rapidly expanding digital arts space"

Jeff Koons loses court case against Italian collector over 'fake' work

The American artist claimed the sculpture of two snakes was a fake—now a court in Italy has overruled him and said the collector can seek compensation

Here's how you can help the Ukraine aid effort by buying art

Auction houses, galleries, online platforms and artists are selling works for charities helping those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Here is a selection

Russia-Ukraine war seeps into Art Dubai fair

Georgian gallery lays down Ukrainian flag in its booth while fair says it will donate 25% of ticket sales to Ukrainian refugees

'Men still own the world, and it’s not cute': NFT projects and DAOs lead the way during Women’s History Month

Nadya Tolokonnikova among those to launch NFT collecting fund which will invest in projects by female and LGBTQ+ artists

Christie’s Middle East chairman Michael Jeha is stepping down after 23 years at the end of this month

Jeha began his career at the auction house as an intern in the Impressionism department