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Art marketanalysis

Art Week Tokyo’s perfectly orchestrated official launch leads some gallerists to ask—do we really need a fair?

As the city attempts to grow its position as a global art hub, some dealers express a preference for gallery-hopping events

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

Is Art Basel launching a year-round ‘marketplace’ for galleries? A recent spate of job advertisements suggests so

The fair’s parent company MCH Group is developing "new digital formats" to support galleries

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"

War of the fairs: Art Basel owner kicks Fiac out of Grand Palais in Paris

The French cultural body RMN put Fiac's October slot up for tender last year—now the Swiss firm MCH will launch a contemporary art fair, paying €10.6m for a seven-year contract

Art Basel's parent company MCH Group warns of possible data breach after criminal cyber attack

Fair organiser is working with police and Swiss cyber security authorities to identify perpetrators of malware attack on 20 October

James Murdoch's firm invests in Art Basel's embattled owner MCH Group

Media and entertainment investment firm Lupa Systems will become the events company's anchor shareholder, holding around a third of shares if approved on 3 August

Art fairsanalysis

India Art Fair opens with a strong national spirit amid ongoing protests

Director Jagdip Jagpal says the fair is proud to remain regional while dealers double down on "Indian taste"

Art Basel cancels $15,000 per ticket Abu Dhabi conference

The first Art Basel Inside was due to take place in February 2020, over the same dates as Frieze Los Angeles

MCH Group sells India Art Fair to Angus Montgomery Arts

Swiss-based owner of Art Basel sells majority stake in Delhi event as part of wider withdrawal from regional art fairs programme

Art Basel owner sells stake in Art Düsseldorf to fair organisers Sandy Angus and Tim Etchells

Angus says he is also keen to buy MCH’s share in the India Art Fair as the group divests its regional art fair portfolio

Art marketinterview

Sandy Angus—founder of six fairs across Asia—on his mistakes, MCH Group and a new event in China

In the first of a new art market interview series, we speak to the art fair boss about his career

London's Masterpiece fair to expand to Hong Kong with Fine Art Asia

After announcing it would launch new international events in 2017, London fair takes cautious approach with pavilion within existing fair this October

MCH Group 'indefinitely' committed to India Art Fair despite decision to pull out as majority shareholder

Some fear MCH Group’s decision to sell could be a blow to country’s art market

2018 in the market: the price is right for pale males

David Hockney was latest white male artist to set a record this year

Art fairscomment

Big changes on the horizon in the art-fair world

Concern for Delhi and Düsseldorf fairs following MCH Group withdrawal

Art Düsseldorf exhibitors react to MCH Group's decision to sell stake in fair

Art Basel owner's move has divided the opinions of dealers, but Art Düsseldorf's founders remain optimistic

Art Basel owner backs off from its regional fairs

MCH Group is selling its stakes in Art Düsseldorf and India Art Fair and will pull out of Singapore’s Art SG to 'to stabilise the company '

Hauser & Wirth joins Masterpiece London

Gallery's arrival boosts contemporary art showing at London fair following MCH Group investment, while new layout accommodates more exhibitors

India Art Fair returns to its roots

New director Jagdip Jagpal pledges to maintain at least 70% Indian galleries at fiercely individual Delhi fair, where quality is rising but still patchy

Masterpiece London to expand internationally as MCH Group buys majority stake

Art, design and antiques fair becomes first cross-discipline event to become part of Art Basel parent company, with plans to expand to US, Asia and the Middle East