Art trade

Antiquities trade should prepare for more government oversight

US Treasury Department issues a call for input on forthcoming regulation that aims to counter money laundering


Art specialists pore over the Brexit trade deal—and deliver their verdict

Artist’s resale right, import VAT, red tape, and smuggling directives are addressed by our experts

Art marketcomment

Forget millennials —the art market should be looking at Gen Z

People under the age of 22 account for 40% of consumers

EU adopts new rules on cultural heritage imports

Regulation is designed to protect against smuggling and cut off a source of terrorist financing

Hard, soft or no-deal: how the UK art market is preparing for Brexit

Costs, paperwork and shipping delays are among gallery concerns, but experts say there are solutions

Chinese art and antiquities spared from Trump’s tariffs

Auction houses and art dealers express ‘relief’ even as the US-China trade war escalates

Josh Roth, Hollywood deal-maker who was the head of UTA's fine arts division, has died, aged 40

His death comes just weeks after the opening of the agency's new gallery in Beverly Hills, designed by the artist Ai Weiwei

US dealers move against Trump’s proposed 10% tariff on Chinese art and antiques

Public hearings on the government’s plans are due to be held in Washington, DC in August

Do not allow art to cleanse crimes

The art world has yet to tackle issues around works like Picasso’s $115m child-prostitute portrait

Art dealers slam proposed European Union licence regulations

Revising import controls on cultural goods could impact negatively on trade, dealer organisations say

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UK permits Nazi-looted Meissen figure to leave for Japan despite spoliation claim

There appear to be no winners in what the Arts Council refers to as an “extremely unusual” case

Italy relaxes stringent export laws for post-war art

New legislation eases movement of post-war Italian art out of the country, lifts restrictions on photography in state archives

Tracey Emin and Lehmann Maupin no longer in bed

Artist and gallery part ways after two decades

Laure de Beauvau-Craon, princess and former chair of Sotheby’s France, has died, aged 74

She fought a centuries-old monopoly of the country’s auction market—and won

Paul Schimmel leaves Hauser & Wirth

The former curator will no longer oversee the Los Angeles mega-gallery

Art consultants Arisohn + Murphy offer pop-up project management

New York firm finds niche helping artists and galleries

Stake in $14.7m De Kooning painting among Steven Mnuchin’s assets

Trump’s nominee for treasury secretary listed the work as part of a dynasty trust, federal ethics filings reveal

Christie’s chairman Brett Gorvy leaves auction house to join forces with New York dealer Dominique Lévy

The head of postwar and contemporary art has presided over the category’s explosive growth

Yves Bouvier pushes to have New York art consultant’s dealings revealed in US court

In a recent affidavit, Sandy Heller confirms he worked as an art adviser for Dmitry Rybolovlev and could still be questioned about his conversation over Modigliani purchase

Ken Griffin spends reported $500m on two Abstract Expressionist paintings

Billionaire hedge-funder is believed to have bought works by De Kooning and Pollock in one of the biggest private sale in history

A trifecta of shows on Felix Gonzalez-Torres to open in London, New York and Milan

Hauser & Wirth, Andrea Rosen and Massimo de Carlo collaborate to host simultaneous exhibitions

Dozens of Sotheby’s staff take buyout option

The voluntary programme will cost the auction house around $40m after shaky sale season

United Talent Agency expands fine arts division

With the appointment of a new creative director, the firm looks to work with more artists and fund ambitious projects

Sotheby's offers voluntary redundancies to cut costs

Chief executive Tad Smith hopes to keep “excellent, less-tenured” staff who want to change the worlds of art, jewellery, cars and wine

Sotheby’s third-quarter results are a mixed bag

Auction house chief Tad Smith points to positive progress, but firm is still operating at a loss

Iwan and Manuela Wirth top ArtReview’s Power 100 list

They are only the second dealers to take the number one spot in 14 years

Adam Sheffer appointed president of Art Dealers Association of America

The partner at New York gallery Cheim & Read stresses the importance of building relationships with collectors and scholarship

Shanghai art fairs join forces for art week

But city's first international fair, SH Contemporary, isn’t back this year

Baselitz puts German culture minister in the firing line

Art trade up in arms over implications of draft bill that aims to protect the import and export of cultural property

There is no single, global art market

New book explores some of the myths of the international trade

Two thirds of galleries at Art Basel are from just four countries

Academic says globalisation has 'hardly had an impact' on the fair


Top French design dealer to open London space

Patrick Seguin is showing a recreation of a Jean Prouvé house at Design Miami/Basel

German dealer looks to the next generation

Bernheimer Contemporary is launching an exhibition space opposite Museum Island in Berlin

On Avenue Matignon, art is no longer in vogue

Luxury boutiques are chasing out the galleries from their Paris addresses

Lower East Side gallery Lu Magnus to close bricks and mortar space

Founder Lauren Scott Miller plans to “go mobile” with her creative programming


Change in governance at Luxembourg Freeport after Swiss investor’s arrest

Yves Bouvier is reportedly to be replaced by a group of independent directors

Five galleries to close in Singapore's Gillman Barracks

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Art tradearchive

Excavations and trade are essential to the study of antiquities

An international symposium hosted by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) comes together to discuss the art trade and cultural heritage preservation.