Social media replaces fairs as the third most successful sales channel for galleries in 2020, study reveals

Websites have replaced walk-ins as the second best way to sell art, but staying in top position is outreach to existing clients, according to Artsy Gallery Insights 2021 Report

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

Female artists really do earn less than men, survey finds

According to a new report, works by female artists are rated lower by wealthy men, contributing to a 50% pay gap at auction

Welcome to Basel (and Mulhouse)

Artists—some also refugees—respond to the migration crisis in shows in Swiss- and French-border cities

Wolfgang Tillmans: ‘It’s the great album tracks that didn’t become singles’

The artist reveals the ideas behind his solo show at the Fondation Beyeler—the Basel museum’s first photography exhibition

Fondation Beyeler builds on 20 years of success

Architect Peter Zumthor adds three new wings to expand museum founded by Basel gallerist

David Claerbout: the Nazi Olympics in ruins

Artists’s epic video at Basel’s Schaulager transports visitors 1,000 years into the future

Where does all the art go after a fair?

In an exclusive extract from her forthcoming book, Dark Side of the Boom, Georgina Adam discovers why most art is destined for a crate-filled, high-security storage facility

Interview: Wim Delvoye digests the Tinguely Museum

Belgian artist’s shit-making machines join Jean Tinguely’s kinetic works

Interview: the name’s Charrière, Julian Charrière

The Swiss artist who brings an up-close view of Chernobyl to Art Basel’s Unlimited is not afraid to leave his comfort zone

Kunstmuseum Basel presents Serra as you’ve never seen him

Early films and videos by the US artist known for his colossal sculptures are on show

Kasper König: in praise of an artists’ curator

The artistic director of Skulptur Projekte will be in conversation at Art Basel, celebrating five decades as a champion of public art

Cézanne: the sketch artist exposed

The French artist’s lifelong experimentation with line drawing revealed at the Kunstmuseum Basel

Beyond the Messeplatz: Art Basel satellite fairs

Our pick of the Basel fairs and where to find them

Must-see shows in Basel this week

From shit machines to abstract paintings made by one very artistic robot

Interview: Claudia Comte unveils her Circus maximus at Art Basel

The artist behind the chainsaw spectacular in the Messeplatz


Size matters: the large and very small art of Alighiero Boetti

Fondazione Cini’s Minimum/Maximum exhibition reconsiders the Arte Povera maverick


Collaterals and extras: the Venice Biennale’s other shows

Don't miss the ambitious events outside the national pavilions and the main exhibition open across Venice


Art world's tips for the Venice Biennale

Leading figures tell us what they're looking forward to and how they unwind in the Italian city


The path to other dimensions: Christine Macel’s Viva Arte Viva at the Venice Biennale

The French curator behind this year’s main show discusses her belief in art’s transcendent power and her desire to create a focused exhibition


The artist who wants to get under your skin—via your nose

For Anicka Yi’s Hugo Boss Prize exhibition, the phrase “it’s alive” very much applies


Kaari Upson: unfinished artist

Upson, whose first solo show in New York has just opened at the New Museum, tells us about the constantly evolving nature of her work


Satellite dish: what to see at fairs outside the Frieze New York tent

In addition to the main fair, a number of other events offer a range of events, exhibitions and enticements across the city. Here are some things to look out for this year.


Great art in New York's great outdoors

A peek at some projects around the city


The best shows in town during Frieze New York

Our pick of the top exhibitions around the city this week


Diary of a pavilion: Wales in Venice

James Richards’s contribution to the Welsh presentation at the Biennale is a multifaceted installation set in a Castello church. Here, the entire process, from application to installation, is described by the exhibition’s curator— the director of visual arts for Chapter, in Cardiff


Monochrome mania: Boetti’s obsession with the Xerox machine

Colour = Reality show lights up artist’s photocopy fetish

Korean photographers and mysterious Mr K gain global recognition

New wave of Korean artists embrace photography, and institutional support grows


New M+ director brings Asia-Pacific vision to West Kowloon flagship

Rooted in Hong Kong, Suhanya Raffel is reaching out to MoMA and the Tate

How a design for Hong Kong launched Zaha Hadid's career

Drawing on Chinese and Russian art, the late architect’s dramatic images for the Peak, a deluxe leisure club, brought her to international attention

Sean Scully’s grand finale opens in China

Abstract artist enjoys critical acclaim with two career surveys in as many years

Hadid’s paintings take on a life of their own

Virtual-reality experience is the result of a collaboration between the late architect’s studio, the Serpentine and Google

Asian artists flock together as biennials offer bigger stage

Artist-curators are playing a key role in increasing collaborations


Our guide to the most important new museums and expansions in 2017

From the Louvre Abu Dhabi to Cape Town's Zeitz Museum via London, Los Angeles and lots more


The top worldwide biennials and events this year

From the Venice Biennale to Sculpture Projects Münster, 2017 promises to be a heavyweight year


Top art stories from a memorable 2016

What's next for culture after a seismic year?


A year of wonder or an annus horribilis?

For some, 2016 was a bumper year—for others it was just a car wreck


Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016

Our daily edition from Art Basel in Miami Beach, including news, analysis, interviews and live reporting from the fair


Year in Review 2016

The sublime to the ridiculous: 2016 as we reported it


Why a collection of British photography is probably going abroad

Lack of support from UK institutions could mean that James and Claire Hyman donate vast collection elsewhere


In praise of the lesser- known photographer

For the collector and dealer Michael Hoppen, big names can get in the way of the image as compelling evidence


‘Photography has become the seismograph for contemporary society’

Christoph Wiesner, the artistic director of Paris Photo, identifies new trends in collecting ahead of the fair’s 20th edition


Tate makes up for lost time with the help of Elton John

Singer and other collectors are helping photography come in from the cold


Paris Photo Month on the move

The biennial festival is moving its dates from November to April


New York’s ICP reopens with survey of surveillance

Curator Charlotte Cotton reveals the ideas behind the radical show


When Weston shot Whitman

Overlooked photographs from the 1940s finally enjoy recognition at the Huntington


MoMA book revisits New Documents show

Exhibition was organised by John Szarkowski in 1967 and included the work of Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander and Garry Winogrand


Ed Ruscha, the occasional photographer

Five decades after he documented every gas station from Los Angeles to Oklahoma City, US artist reveals that today he rarely takes photographs


Our pick of Paris’s photography centres

The French capital is home to many institutions dedicated to the medium


Bay Area collectors reach critical mass

Pier 24 show provides a kaleidoscopic window into what makes the San Francisco photography scene so dynamic


Five photography shows coming up this year

From masterworks of French photography in Philadelphia, to the 1970s feminist avant-garde in London, to mass media images in Los Angeles