Margaret Carrigan

Margaret Carrigan is Deputy Art Market Editor at The Art Newspaper

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Art market

Trump delays tariffs on Chinese goods until December—but not for art and antiquities

New 10% tax will come into force on 1 September and apply to all works originating from China, regardless of where they are imported from

Interview
Dealers

Michael Findlay: 'You don’t make art good by making it expensive’

A fixture of New York’s art scene since the 1960s, dealer Michael Findlay mourns the loss of the city’s local market and fears that the cost of real estate will destroy innovation

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Auction houses

Phillips names Olivia Thornton head of 20th-century and contemporary art in Europe

The appointment comes after a handful of new hires across the auction house’s offices

News
Sackler family

Musée du Louvre removes all mention of Sackler name from its galleries following protests

Activist group Pain says Paris museum has taped over or taken down plaques dedicated to the eponymous family whose pharmaceutical company is accused of fuelling the US opioid crisis

News
Moon

Lunar landing anniversary inspires tributes to the Moon across the globe

Exhibitions and events at museums and galleries worldwide proves we are still looney for the Moon 50 years after setting foot on it

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Art fairs

Himali Singh Soin named winner of the Frieze Artist Award

The commission marks the first time the prize has been awarded for a film, which will debut in October as part of the fair's Projects section

Review
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the magnetic Takis at Tate Modern to destruction and preservation of culture at the Imperial War Museum

Preview
Commercial galleries

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening this July and August

New commercial gallery shows—from a sense of spirituality in Liverpool to Long Island loving in New York

News
Art market

Warhol's Prince series ruled fair use by a New York judge in contested copyright case

The ruling settles a heated two-year legal battle between the artist's foundation and photographer Lynn Goldsmith, who shot the original image in 1981

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Art market

A new catalogue raisonné organisation aims to foil fakes in the art market

The membership-based International Catalogue Raisonné Association will offer discounted legal advice and institute an annual conference

Review
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the poster master Alphonse Mucha to Mrinalini Mukherjee's organic, sexual forms

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Law

Sotheby's denied dismissal of Rybolovlev's $380m lawsuit by New York judge

Papers filed in a Manhattan court this week order a pre-trial conference and the release of confidential documents

News
Art fairs

Frieze announces the most international edition of Frieze London as well as new additions to Frieze Masters

The contemporary art fair will feature a new section devoted to textile works while Antiques Roadshow expert Amin Jaffer curates Collections at Frieze Masters

News
Art Basel 2019

Now showing: why do art fairs neglect video art?

Collector interest in videos is rising, but the medium still struggles to find floor space

Feature
Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Air Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Gemini, Libra and Aquarius art lovers

Comment
Data

A crisis of faith: is Big Data the art world’s new religion?

The rise of Big Data means that connoisseurship is being replaced by "intel", which has far-reaching implications for the art world

Interview
Andrea Bowers

Interview: Andrea Bowers discusses power dynamics post #MeToo

The artist, whose work is causing a stir at Art Basel, aims to keep alive conversations on the toxic nature of power that sparked the feminist social movement

Feature
Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Water Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces art lovers

News
Art Basel 2019

Art Basel removes part of Andrea Bowers's work in Unlimited

Bowers honours request by alleged harassment survivor who says she did not give permission for her image to be included in the piece

Feature
Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Earth Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn art lovers

Feature
Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Fire Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Aries, Leo and Sagittarius art lovers

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Commercial galleries

Marlborough rebrands and expands in New York's Chelsea neighbourhood

Max Levai will head up the newly consolidated global gallery as blue-chip dealers increase their real estate footprint and stretch their family legacies

Preview
Art market

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening this June

New commercial gallery shows—from notions of black culture in London to immigrant identity in Los Angeles

Preview
Exhibitions

Video pioneer Ericka Beckman gives patriarchal canon a bashing

The works and installations of the overlooked peer of Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince go on show at MIT List Visual Arts Center

Podcast

Should museums sell works of art? Plus, activism at the Whitney Biennial

After the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's sale of its Rothko, we discuss the principles that guide deaccessioning in the US and speak to activists about the Whitney vice-chairman's problematic link to a weapons manufacturer

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Art market

San Francisco museum's Rothko sells for $50m as Sotheby’s closes bumper week of New York auctions

Dana Schutz’s record broken twice in one night at Phillips then Sotheby's, while the bidder behind the $91m Koons Rabbit buys Lee Krasner painting for $10m

Review
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the legacy of Augusta Savage to memories of Leonard Cohen

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Art market

Rabbit hops to a record $91m at Christie's as Jeff Koons once again becomes the world's most expensive living artist

Post-war and contemporary sale in New York also produced a big sale for Robert Rauschenberg and new records for Louise Bourgeois and Jonas Wood

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Art market

Monet's glowing haystacks set alight Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern art sale with a new £97m record

Market is alive and kicking at the top for prime Impressionist works, though Bouguereau's uncomfortably placed, 19th century Bacchanalian scene failed to sell

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Art market

Big but bland Impressionists lead Christie's sale, with new records for a peachy Cezanne and feline-filled Bonnard

Fresh material from big collections led the $399m New York auction, while mid-tier Monets primed the market for his $55m haystacks work at Sotheby's tonight

Preview
Biennials & festivals

Whitney Biennial aims to focus on artists but—as protests mount—it cannot escape politics

The Whitney Museum has turned to two in-house curators to put together a show that celebrates diversity in American art—but as in 2017, the biennial is already mired in controversy

Blog
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Siah Armajani on democracy and exile, to Michelle Handelman's look at otherness

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Law

Wildenstein & Co sued for the 1985 sale of an alleged fake Bonnard painting

The collectors are seeking more than $300,000 in damages after the painting failed to be authenticated before heading to auction last year

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Frieze New York 2019

Is it time to drop the ‘Latin American’ artist label?

Galleries are starting to move away from the historic term as new awareness builds

Preview
Art market

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening this May

New commercial gallery shows—from a new space in south London to an apartment show in San Gimignano

Interview
Frieze New York 2019

Collector's Eye: an interview with Bernard Lumpkin, a 'black art ambassador'

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Analysis
Frieze New York 2019

Battle of the art fairs: Frieze New York feels the pinch as Tefaf gains ground

After contending with flooding in 2017 and a heatwave last year, some major players are heading for the Armory instead

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Art fairs

NADA to launch Chicago fair in September

After cancelling its New York event, the organisation's new Chicago Invitational will feature around 40 galleries in the historic Chicago Athletic Association

Preview
Exhibitions

Twelve exhibitions not to miss during Frieze New York

From the Leipzig School artist Neo Rauch at the Drawing Center, to Nari Ward at the New Museum, there's plenty to see around New York City during Frieze

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Art market

Artvest sells its stake in Tefaf New York just days before fair opens

Sale marks the end of legal battle over ownership between the US art investment firm and the non-profit Dutch fair group

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Art market

Artory bags Spotify backer in first funding round

The blockchain-based art registry announces a $7.3m group investment, following the acquisition of Auction Club and partnerships with Christie’s

Preview
Art fairs

ArteBA unfazed by uneasy Argentine recovery

The 28th edition of the fair opens this month as the Argentine economy continues to struggle—but the cultural sector remains upbeat

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Art fairs

SP-Arte opens with a bright mood and sunny outlook on the market

Sales were slow—and stayed mostly inside the Brazilian circuit—but the trade remains optimistic

Preview
Private view

Private View: must-see gallery exhibitions opening this April

New commercial gallery shows—from East African scenes to Freud’s sitter

Preview
Exhibitions

Lift-off for the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing

New exhibition in Zurich exploring artistic engagement with the Moon will be joined by more lunar-themed shows launching around the world

News
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Moroni's inventive portraiture to Hans Op de Beeck's dreamlike world

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Sponsorship

Tate to stop accepting donations from the Sackler Trust

The move follows a mutual decision by the National Portrait Gallery and the Sackler Trust to not proceed with a £1m grant

News
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the "computer cowgirl" Gretchen Bender to Girault de Prangey's haunting snapshots of the past

News
Blockchain

Blockchain-based art registry Artory acquires Auction Club database

The acquisition will make public 4,000 international auction house sale records

News
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From a meditation on power to female sexual awakening

Podcast

Carolee Schneemann, the Armory Show and Venice Biennale curators

We remember the pioneering artist, discuss the turmoil of the New York fairs and go behind the scenes of the Venice Biennale with three curators

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Art market

Sales at New York’s Armory Show prove more stable than its venue

After the fair's last-minute relocation that displaced Volta from Pier 90, exhibitors from both fairs credit 'generous' community support for good business

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Art market

Richard Saltoun will donate a portion of his sales at Independent New York to support the all-female exhibition space A.I.R. Gallery

Founded in 1972 to support women artists, the non-profit gallery will use the proceeds to fund its fellowship programme

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Art market

New York’s fair landscape is in flux as Armory Week kicks off

Armory Show shifts venues, causing the cancellation of Volta and the emergency launch of Plan B, revealing the stakes for commercial art platforms are rising

Preview
Commercial galleries

Private View: our pick of March gallery shows around the world

New commercial gallery shows—from sculpture to shipwreck paintings

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Art market

Sotheby's sales up 16% in 2018 thanks to $1bn private sales boost

Auction house reports $6.4bn in total sales last year, while finance chief Mike Goss says guarantees will not be used "at a particularly high level" in future

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Whitney Biennial

'I stand in solidarity with the staff and say no': Michael Rakowitz on why he turned down the Whitney Biennial

Recent controversies over the museum's board prompt artist to question participation in this year's event

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Object lessons

Object lessons: from Egon Schiele's nod to Gustav Klimt to black magic by René Magritte

Our highlights from upcoming fairs and auctions

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Art market

Tefaf and Artvest tussle over management of New York fairs

Papers show Tefaf sought New York Supreme Court ruling releasing it from obligation to employ Artvest for bi-annual fairs

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Art market

Mary Boone's Manhattan galleries will close in April following her jail-time sentencing for tax fraud

Facing 30 months in prison beginning in May, the dealer calls herself the "Martha Stewart of the art world"

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Art market

New York edition of Volta suspended as The Armory Show makes emergency decision to relocate to Pier 90

Unforeseen structural issues have forced a third of the Armory's exhibitors out of their planned Pier 94 space and into Volta's venue

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Satellite Fairs

Frieze Los Angeles brings satellite fairs into its orbit

A local stalwart celebrates its tenth edition, a New Yorker goes West, and a young upstart sets out its stall at the Roosevelt Hotel

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Art market

'Saddened, humbled and heartbroken': Mary Boone sentenced to 30 months in jail for tax fraud

New York art dealer falsely claimed around $1.6m in personal expenses as tax-deductible business expenses in 2011

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Frieze Los Angeles

Art and entertainment worlds cosy up at Frieze Los Angeles

Having for years viewed each other with suspicion, relations between agencies and galleries may start warming up

News
Art fairs

Will Frieze Los Angeles succeed where others have failed?

Shrugging away doubts, the city’s art dealers are cautiously optimistic of the fair’s future

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Commercial galleries

Private View: our pick of February gallery shows around the world

New commercial gallery shows—from figuration to incarceration

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Object lessons

Object lessons: from a heart-shaped meteorite to a censored image of Joséphine Baker

Our highlights of works being sold over the next fortnight

News
Art market

The Armory Show offers a free booth to emerging galleries to celebrate its 25-year legacy

The first recipient of the new Gramercy International Prize, Ramiken gallery, will present two artists at the 2019 edition of the fair

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From female artists who made their mark on New York to designs for cities of the future

News
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Two venues of Andy Warhol, and young painter Theodora Allen's ancient symbolism