Art market

Jack Shainman goes big to start next chapter

Major expansion in historic Tribeca building inaugurates 40th year of gallerist’s career

Lawyers for Rybolovlev and Sotheby's spar on first day of New York fraud trial

At issue is whether the auction house "aided and abetted" Yves Bouvier in inflating prices in four private sales

Eminent New Delhi gallery Nature Morte to open outpost in Mumbai

A solo show by Subodh Gupta will inaugurate the space, located in the gallery hub district of Colaba, this month

New app to sell works by UK's top art graduates

Works at the New Contemporaries exhibition at Camden Art Centre will be available to purchase on Gertrude

Art Market Eye | Will there be more or less work for art lawyers in 2024?

In what looks likely to be the continuation of a declining market, we may see more litigation in the art world this year

Art marketanalysis

Fairs, auction houses and AI: five predictions for the art market in 2024

Will Patrick Drahi sell a stake in Sotheby’s? Will Frieze acquire more regional fairs? Watch this space…

A tangled mess: Canadian forgery scandal comes into full public view

An exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery grapples with how the museum ended up with ten fake works previously attributed to J.E.H. MacDonald, a member of the famous Group of Seven

Booksreview

Behind the curtain: new book sparks debate about how women gallerists promoted avant-garde art

This important study analyses how female dealers from 1940 to 1990 worked to advance artists but questions on gender go unanswered

Collector couple opt to sell $43m Picasso trove via London gallery

The works, owned by Pieter and Olga Dreesmann, would usually be consigned to an auction house but instead will be sold by Ward Moretti

Tariffs on art are worsening frayed China-US relations, deepening ongoing trade war

Insiders say import taxes are strangling much-needed cultural interchange

The Gray Market: Our art market soothsayer looks back on his 2023 predictions

How did his forecasts weather the roughest turbulence the trade has experienced in years? Read on to find out

The full list of major art fairs in 2024, from Austin to Zurich

We've compiled the year's leading commercial events into one handy source

Metropolitan Museum's deaccessioned George Washington portrait could bring $2.5m at auction

The Gilbert Stuart painting is one of less than 20 versions of the image known to exist

Christie's projects 26.1% decline in sales in 'paradoxical' 2023

An exceptional 2022 buoyed by the $1.6bn collection of Paul Allen has proved a tough act to follow—but private sales are on the rise

The Armory Show picks three curators for New York fair's 30th anniversary edition

Eugenie Tsai, Robyn Farrell and Lauren Cornell will lead curatorial initiatives for the fair's 30th anniversary edition

Supreme court ruling concludes lengthy battle over Franz West estate

The Austrian sculptor's art will go to his private foundation overturning previous decision granting ownership to West's widow and children

$100,000 in prizes will allow museums, hotels and others to acquire works at Expo Chicago in 2024

The boost in prize funds comes as the first edition of the Chicago fair since its acquisition by Frieze approaches

The Year in Review 2023: the biggest stories and the best shows

From the British Museum thefts to the consequences in art and heritage of the Israel-Hamas war

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speakers Louisa Buck and Benjamin Sutton. Produced by David Clack, Julia Michalska and Alexander Morrison
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Paris to get new fair for Latin American art next September

Mira will bring together around 20 galleries at the Maison de l'Amérique Latine

$4 thrift-store vase sells for $107,100 at auction

It turns out the glass vessel is a rare example of a 1940s Venini piece designed by the architect Carlo Scarpa

Rediscovered panels by proto-Renaissance master Lorenzetti soar at auction

A painting depicting Pope Sylvester I made €3m, while a portrayal of Saint Helena more than doubled its high estimate, selling for €1.6m

Dealer Johann König opens second Berlin gallery in former telegraph office

This is the first König space to launch since a number of artists left the gallery's roster last year

'We want to excite people': Rugby star Maro Itoje and London dealer Khalil Akar on their new African art gallery

The gallerists aim to break down the white cube model and make the art world more accessible through their new roving venture

Why are ever more artists ditching dealers?

From the emerging to the blue-chip, artists are trading gallery representation for agents or outright autonomy

Booksreview

An acerbic but highly readable view of the British art world

The critic and former curator Julian Spalding holds forth on his dislike of conceptual art and his love for Beryl Cook

Art marketanalysis

Neglected middle class may be key to growing stagnant art market

The spotlight tends to fall on big spenders, but what of “professional class” buyers, who often feel intimidated by the art world?

Auctionsanalysis

Rediscovered paintings by Rembrandt and Canaletto fail to turbocharge London Old Master auctions

Evening sales at Sotheby's and Christie's drew in £19.4m and £21.3m, respectively

Cold feet? Why fewer investors are guaranteeing art at auction

According to a recent report, guarantees are down—what's happened?

Dmitry Rybolovlev and Yves Bouvier settle nine-year legal feud

The Russian oligarch had accused the Swiss businessman of swindling him out of €1.1bn by overcharging him on art