Finance

Global auction sales up 25% to $11.2bn in 2017

Contemporary art leads market recovery at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips, according to ArtTactic report

Anatole Shagalov embroiled in legal cases that reveal problems of buying art with loans

Buyers using works as collateral and allegedly defaulting on payment becoming increasingly common in "frothy market"

Silicon Valley tech companies take novel approaches to art investment

Silicon Valley’s success stories are applying their non-corporate ethos to art investment, finding innovative ways of building their collections

Digital access to Italian banks’ art

300,000 works owned by banks belonging to the Associazione Bancaria Italiana to become available to view online

UK Treasury rules to stop museums spending donors' cash

National institutions reluctantly set up trusts to gain access to their own reserves

Museumsarchive

Dara Birnbaum comments on fostering the museum-sponsor relationship

Can a balance be found whereby both parties stand to gain from a partnership?

Collectorsarchive

Art as collateral

Collectors use art to raise funds as liquidity dries up

Art fairsarchive

Financial crisis scuppers Moscow World Fine Art Fair

Exhibitors fear that collectors will no longer make high-price purchases

Sotheby'sarchive

Sotheby’s sues technology entrepreneur for non-payment

Defendant says auction house did not disclose its ownership of painting

Pinault sells shares in auction group

The billionaire entrepreneur bought a majority stake in 2000

For sale: £8m De Chirico from private museum

A collector in the US is buying the painting from the Estorick Collection

LVMH’s Bernard Arnault pulls out of Bonhams

The luxury-goods mogul had owned a 49.9% stake in the auction house

Palm Beacharchive

Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art closes this month

The collectors behind the gallery have withdrawn their support

Lifting the lid on François Pinault’s empire

A new book traces the entrepreneur's rise and potential fall

Tatearchive

Tate’s tight finances

The opening of Tate Modern has proved to have tough consequences

Bernard Arnault sells 70% of his stake in Phillips de Pury Luxembourg

The luxury goods mogul cuts his losses from auction house investment

Bernard Arnault buys Art & Auction

The French chairman of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey and Phillips auction houise may turn the publication into a luxury lifestyle magazine

Fresh from its successful stand-off with e-commerce giant, eToys, etoy enter Manhattan

The group of international, web-based, artists is bringing its witty blend of conceptual, digital and performance art to New York

Art marketarchive

Contradictory entrails; what does the financial health at present mean for the art market?

Sales are buoyant in some areas but real estate is weakening and nerves are showing

V&A cuts foreign loans

Fewer loans in order to save resources

Christie’s is bought out by the French

François Pinault’s offer is a massive twenty-six times earnings

Bill Gates and Mark Getty aim to corner the stock photography market

The new information technology has transformed traditional picture research

The mechanics of sponsorship: an interview with one of the UK's biggest exhibition sponsors

James Joll of the international media giant Pearson plc explains the who, what, why and quid pro quo of corporate involvement in the arts

Publishingarchive

High tech whizz kids beat Rizzoli to purchase Phaidon

Mark Futter and Richard Schlagman are the new owners of Phaidon Press, the jewel in the crown of Musterlin, which collapsed in October.