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


Deutschland über alles? On the early Renaissance art market

Contrary to popular opinion, the Early Renaissance German art market developed simultaneously with, not later than, those in Italy and the Low Countries