Fairs

Shipping costs are skyrocketing—and galleries are expected to be hit hard

Oil price increases and the inability to fly over Russian airspace has made sending art abroad, especially between East Asia and Europe, much more expensive

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

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

Cape Town Art Fair feels the absence of European collectors

Visitor numbers were good, but sales of higher priced works were slow at the South African event

Dallas P. Price-Van Breda's taste for adventure extends to her art collecting

The co-founder and longtime supporter of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles shares her formative purchases and the artists she would invite to her ultimate dinner party

Paris fairs musical chairs: Fine Arts Paris and La Biennale to merge into one event

The new combined art and antiques fair will run for the first time this November

Florence Bourgeois is named director of Fiac and Paris Photo fairs

She will replace Fiac's former director of 18 years, Jennifer Flay, who is rumoured to be joining Art Basel as it prepares to launch a new Paris fair in the Grand Palais—the Swiss company has declined to comment

Art Cologne director takes to Instagram to criticise rival Art Basel’s ‘colonialism’

Daniel Hug posted that the Swiss company "is only interested in making money and keeping Art Basel the number one fair worldwide"

Victoria Siddall makes 'difficult decision' to leave Frieze

Siddall, the global director of Frieze fairs, has been at the firm for 18 years. She will leave after the Los Angeles event this February but remain on the board

Tefaf Maastricht 'postpones' March fair—but some exhibitors are outraged over refund policy

The Dutch event is asking all dealers to pay €7,500 "towards expenses and other contractual obligations". A new date for the fair next year is to be confirmed

In pictures: Boca Raton curator Kathleen Goncharov picks her favourite works from Art Basel in Miami Beach

From new discoveries to old friends, our expert eye selects works not to miss at the fair

Benjamin Sutton. Photographs by Eric Thayer

Back to nature: the design world ups its sustainability game

Under the theme of “Human Kind”, the works on show at Design Miami are focused on diversity in all its forms

The works that caught the art world's eye in Miami Beach

We asked insiders to share the fair works that jumped out at them and how they felt to be back in Miami

Interviews by Gareth Harris

Collector's Eye: John Marquez

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Women are worshipped and non-binary energies abound at Nada

An air of spirituality and mysticism pervades the fair this year, perhaps brought on by a reconnection with the esoteric during the pandemic

Pace Verso sells DRIFT and Don Diablo NFT for $550,000 at Art Basel in Miami Beach

The buyer of the work is a digital native who will loan it to a European museum for an exhibition later this winter

Ellie Goulding and Snoop Dogg mix it up in Miami: the latest gossip from Art Basel

Plus, street artist makes works out of Cheetos Puffs and Keith Haring's art pieces for babies

In pictures: large-scale art comes to life in Meridians at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Curator Magalí Arriola walked us through some of her favourite pieces in the fair sector

Interview by Benjamin Sutton

‘A reflection of the spirit of collegiality’: Nearly two-thirds of dealers opt out of Art Basel’s $1.6m solidarity fund

Those who participated benefited from a 35% reduction in booth fees during what Art Basel global director Marc Spiegler describes as a “rough year”

Organisers cancel Volta Miami over venue uncertainties and Covid travel restrictions

Director says the fair is now looking at a number of cities for its third base as question marks hang over Miami

Same city, new venue: Fiac returns to Paris, but eco-conscious galleries say they plan to cut back on art fairs

Sales at the French fair were generally healthy, but David Zwirner felt it lacked "the vibrancy of Frieze"

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Vaccines? Negative tests? Frieze is back in town, here is everything you need to know before you go

With strict Covid-19 protocols in place, galleries have worked hard to come up with new ways of exhibiting at the London fairs this year

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New Miart director Nicola Ricciardi on rebuilding an art fair from scratch as the pandemic rumbles on

Ricciardi was previously artistic director of Turin's OGR art centre which was used as a hospital for Covid-19 patients last year

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Photo London returns as 'an act of resistance'

Diverse interpretations of portraiture and themes of isolation and containment loom large at first physical photography fair since the onset of the pandemic

Art Basel promises to pay quarantine hotel bills and launches $1.6m 'solidarity fund' for galleries who fail to make sales

As exhibitors threaten to pull out of the fair in the face of travel uncertainty, another letter offering "extraordinary" one-off concessions to dealers is sent