Is this really the only portrait of William Shakespeare made in his lifetime?

Unveiling of an early 17th-century painting has caused a stir—but what does the evidence say?

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

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

Confessions of a dealer: David Castillo

We speak to the established Miami dealer about life-affirming breakfasts, why dealers are taste-makers and his love for Leonora Carrington

Freakonomics Radio delves into the secrets of the art market in three-part series

The audio show will be released on podcast platforms first, from 1 December

Art and crypto: a marriage made in Miami

As the mayor pledges to move Silicon Valley to the city, Art Basel in Miami Beach ramps up its NFT offerings

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

In debt we trust: the rise of art-secured lending

The rapid growth in the number of loan providers, from private banks to specialist lenders, could transform the art market’s relationship with the financial markets


New York judge orders two Schiele works sent to Christie’s, where they could be auctioned

But the watercolours are currently at the centre of a closely watched restitution lawsuit

The year in the market

Golden oldies and small-space blues

Fine Arts Paris injects Old Masters into Paris Photo week

The new fair from the organisers of the Salon du Dessin mixes paintings, sculpture and drawings from the Renaissance to the contemporary

In the wake of a wave of closures, galleries are adapting to survive

Dealers are rethinking the bricks-and-mortar model in favour of temporary, collaborative and virtual platforms


Sotheby's reports $11.3m loss but praises ‘non-auction growth’ in first quarter earnings call

Tad Smith spun a positive outlook based on proposed tax cuts and a new view of the auction house as a “media company”, pointing to increased web traffic


Tefaf New York Spring: Colour blocking at the Armory

Dickinson gallery's stand celebrates 100 years of De Stijl

Almine Rech revisits pioneering 1933 show of African and Modern art

Dealer teams up with tribal art expert Bernard De Grunne and anthropologist Carlo Severi to stage a revival with contemporary art

The past is present at Frieze New York

Fair “opens the door” to more historical work but maintains its commitment to contemporary

What does the election mean for France’s art market?

The country’s presidential election on 7 May could strengthen or derail the trade, with the emergence of far-right contender Marine Le Pen a particular cause for concern


The art data arms race is on: Artnet acquires Tutela analytics

The firm’s co-founder Fabien Bocart hopes to make the art market as primed for investment as the real estate was in the 1980s and 90s


No snap judgments at New York photography auctions

Collectors went after contemporary crossover works and classic names, but there were few dramatic moments


Sentences handed down in high-profile case over Drouot thefts

Thirty-eight individuals were convicted and the art handler’s union was dissolved

Sotheby’s sales down 31% this year amid overall auction market slowdown

Auction house’s chief executive Tad Smith did not sugar-coat the news to investors during Monday morning’s second quarter earnings call


Sotheby's to create videos about the world's leading museums and collections

Auction house's website will also host content produced by institutions including the Met and the Tate


Confidence in market rises against the odds

ArtTactic's latest survey shows art market experts are more confident than they were at the beginning of the year

Documents signed by Abraham Lincoln go on sale at Sotheby's

Copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment will go to auction