Fairs

Vintage works shine at an increasingly digital Paris Photo fair

Spanish Civil War photos hidden for decades and a 200-year-old picture of a pineapple are among the highlights this year

Shanghai looks to West Bund and Art021 fairs for economic boost as fresh lockdowns leave buyers cautious

Week-long hotel quarantines are still required of all international and Hong Kong arrivals to the mainland, deterring all but the most determined dealers

Marc Spiegler steps down as Art Basel chief after 15 years—and is replaced by a familiar face

Noah Horowitz, formerly director Americas of the art fair brand, returns as chief executive following a brief stint at Sotheby's

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Asia Now Paris, Europe's premier Asian art fair, moves to the historic Paris Mint

The relocation comes at a time "when Paris is once again a focal point for the art trade," the fair's director says

Weak pound boosts British artists’ sales during Frieze Week in London

A confluence of factors has given the UK art market a lift—but will it last?

First edition of Design Miami Paris fair postponed after police cite ‘security problems’ with venue

The event was to be held at the Place de la Concorde in October to coincide with the inaugural Paris+ par Art Basel

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Boutique fair Artmonte-carlo promises strong sales and deep-pocketed local buyers as French Riviera's art scene heats up

The fair's sixth edition invited just 37 galleries to take part—but wealthy patrons and residents of the Mediterranean tax haven say they prefer the intimate size

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Art Basel creates new director role and appoints Walker Art Center curator Vincenzo de Bellis

Marc Spiegler remains global director of the Swiss fair and will oversee De Bellis—but will take on a more “strategic” position

Emerging British artist Abbas Zahedi wins 2022 Frieze Artist Award

He will create a large installation for the upcoming Frieze London fair, bringing together a public waiting area and support space

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Monster minerals, 'forgotten' women artists and a 66-million-year-old dinosaur: VIP sales from Masterpiece London

After two-year hiatus, fair returns to Chelsea with an exuberant sense of joie de vivre

A pared down Art Basel in Hong Kong is saved by remote sales and a heightened focus on Asian art

Travel restrictions continue to prevent the physical presence of many international exhibitors at the fair, with 75 galleries opting for satellite booths

Colombian gallery repeats as Frieze stand prize winner

The Bogotá- and New York-based gallery Instituto de Visión walked away with the award for the second consecutive year

From Latinx artists to new takes on Surrealism, curator Marcela Guerrero’s favourite works at Frieze New York

Eight must-see works of art from the Whitney Museum of American Art's associate curator

Late artist Ernie Barnes finally scores gallery representation—and a new auction milestone

Andrew Kreps Gallery and Ortuzar Projects have announced they will co-represent the artist’s estate

Protest art is popular, but should it become big business?

Activism has a growing presence at art fairs, but it’s up to collectors and other stakeholders to enact meaningful change

Palestinian sovereignty and Roe v Wade referenced in works brought to a particularly political Frieze New York

Many exhibitors have brought art that seems to chime with new fair director Christine Messineo’s politically tinged programming

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