Commercial galleries

Next year—for the first time—a Miami gallery is going to Art Basel in Switzerland

David Castillo Gallery will become the only local dealer to make the jump to the mothership in its more than 50-year history

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Miami's next big art hub? Dilapidated, industrial district Little River attracts new galleries and art spaces

The neighbourhood will soon see the arrival of the non-profits Oolite Arts and Locust Projects, attracted by its vibrant community and relatively affordable real estate

Gagosian showing new Amoako Boafo work in Miami before hosting his first New York solo show

The Ghanaian painter and market darling has not formally joined the world’s biggest gallery—for now

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More artists leave König gallery amid 'sexual misconduct' allegations against its founder Johann König

Monica Bonvicini's departure from the gallery's roster is one of many in recent months

Paris gallerists—found guilty of selling Picasso works stolen by handyman—receive suspended jail sentences

Belle et Belle gallery has now been dissolved, closing the chapter on a decade-long criminal investigation

Gagosian announces new board of directors including LVMH's Delphine Arnault and filmmaker Sofia Coppola

Star-studded board of 20 will “raise the bar on the gallery’s vision for the future”, mega-dealer says

LVMH and Gagosian: why the rumour of a buy out makes sense, even if it isn’t true

A shared client base, product exclusivity and international reach—just some of the reasons why these two brands are perfect bed fellows

Mexico City gallery Kurimanzutto expands its New York footprint with Chelsea storefront

What the gallery co-founder Mónica Manzutto calls “a space that lets you wander a little bit” is the gallery’s first major venture in the US since an Upper East Side project space in 2018

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Art Week Tokyo’s perfectly orchestrated official launch leads some gallerists to ask—do we really need a fair?

As the city attempts to grow its position as a global art hub, some dealers express a preference for gallery-hopping events

The first mega-gallery for design? Inside Carpenters Workshop’s ambitious expansion

The gallery is planning a major, multivalent location to open in London in the spring of 2023, adding to locations in Paris, New York and Los Angeles

Perrotin is about to open its first Middle East space in a Dubai tax-free zone

The gallery will focus on secondary market deals with occasional contemporary art programming

‘Pay-to-play’ galleries—which charge artists thousands to exhibit—are on the rise

By asking for participation fees upfront, art businesses are hedging their bets against poor sales—but how ethical is this practice?

Major galleries sign Venice Biennale’s women artists—at last

Commercial representation is growing for leading women who launched and sustained careers before the art market cared

Anny Shaw. With additional reporting by Kabir Jhala
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Paris vs London: which capital will win the hearts of art collectors?

London’s struggles with the reality of leaving the European Union coupled with a government unsympathetic to the arts means the French capital is gaining the edge over its rival

Surging demand for African art brings new galleries to 1-54 fair in London

As auction sales soar, 14 galleries are showing at this year’s contemporary African art fair for the first time

Ultra-contemporary art boom defies economic downturn at Frieze London

New works by young artists are in high demand at the fair, reflecting a surge in prices at auction

Battle of the Francis Bacons: two multi-million-dollar paintings face off at Frieze Masters

Marlborough is offering work by the artist for $30m, while Skarstedt has earlier painting available for $15m

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Central London's calling: smaller galleries bank on bigger spaces despite economic uncertainty

In the post-Brexit, post-pandemic era, dealers are moving into new and more central venues in London

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For US collectors buying in London, the dollar’s strength may be their only advantage

While the relative weakness of the pound this season has given Americans at Frieze more buying power, many other factors may prevent them from making major purchases

After a single show, Superblue has quietly closed its London space

The experiential art venture is now "looking for an appropriate venue" to continue its programme

Hit painter Issy Wood drops pop music career after remix

The fast-rising artist, who recently released a solo album, is focused on her paintings, including a new exhibition in New York

Paris court dismisses bribery charges brought against Marlborough Gallery, French curator and artist’s family

The charges, brought ten years ago by a rival gallerist, revolved around allegations that a curator at France’s national museum of Asian art had received favours in exchange for organising a Chu Teh-Chun exhibition

Cy Twombly double-header in Los Angeles shows two sides of the still-influential artist

An exhibition at the Getty focuses on Twombly’s early fascination with ancient Mediterranean cultures while a show of his later work at Gagosian gives a sense of how his practice changed and matured

Can Tribeca avoid repeating the boom-and-bust cycle of previous New York City gallery districts?

With galleries moving in in droves, Tribeca is supplanting Chelsea as the city’s art neighbourhood, but its success may push out the small and mid-size galleries that fostered its vitality

British artist Tai Shani gets her first UK commercial show at new London gallery for 'less commercially viable practices'

Turner Prize winner will inaugurate Gathering, a space that will support artists whose practices stand outside of the market

Inuk artist Shuvinai Ashoona's new show combines her love of Inuit culture and the impending threat of climate change

Ashoona, who received a special mention for her work in this year's Venice Biennale, continues to draw attention to a previously underrepresented culture

Art and activist body a/political to open London space with exhibition by Russian artist facing trial over sex video

Pyotr Pavlensky has been ordered to stand trial in France over leaked sex videos that brought down a close ally of President Emmanuel Macron

First Cosmoscow fair since Russian invasion of Ukraine to open with no foreign galleries and internal complaints of censorship

“Understandably” no Ukrainian dealers applied to take part in the tenth anniversary edition of the Moscow fair