Margaret Carrigan

Margaret Carrigan is Deputy Art Market Editor at The Art Newspaper

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Art market

Hockney sets new auction record for a living artist, but were strings pulled behind the no-reserve sale?

The Yorkshireman's 1970s Californian scene, Portrait of an Artist, sold on the nose at $80m at Christie's in New York last night

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David Hockney: exclusive interview with the world's most expensive living artist

We talk to David Hockney about Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), which broke an auction record this week, selling at Christie's New York for $90.3m with fees.

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From centuries of printmaking to video art pioneers

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Art market

African American artists sweep Sotheby’s contemporary evening sale in New York

With only two lots unsold, the auction house nets $362.6m in evening of avid bidding

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Art market

How high will Hockney go and can his soaring market last?

A double pool portrait, estimated at $80m and offered at Christie’s with no reserve, could set a record for the most expensive work by a living artist

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Top lots go unsold at New York's Impressionist and Modern sales, proving a discerning but 'not doomsday' market

Monet carries Christie's evening sale while a Magritte shines at Sotheby's, marking an auction record for the Surrealist painter

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Art market

Ambitious estimates hamper Christie's $279.2m Impressionist and Modern art sale as Van Gogh goes unsold but Monet is on the money

New York auction topped by Monet's Le bassin aux nymphaés, sold to an Asian buyer at $31.8m

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What to watch on the block during New York's fall sales

Lesser known lots still hold plenty of hammer potential

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Russian billionaire Dmitri Rybolovlev charged in corruption probe brought by Monaco police

The formal investigation follows his detainment earlier this week related to an ongoing spat with the art dealer Yves Bouvier

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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

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

As midterm elections approach, take in art that takes on issues at stake

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Art market

Private View: our pick of November gallery shows

From a two-venue show of Albert Oehlen's abstract works in Paris to a Bridget Riley retrospective in Los Angeles, here are the gallery shows to see

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Art market

Could sales slow at Artbo as political conservatism deepens in Colombia?

The divisive election of conservative president Iván Duque in August and resulting political tension may stymie sales at Bogotá's Artbo

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Art market

Will the market for AI art take off?

With no auction precedent and little primary market data, Christie's sale of a work made by an algorithm tests demand

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Digital art

Who needs artists? Rise in works made by AI raises real questions for the art market

A new portrait produced by an algorithm, expected to sell for around $10,000 at Christie’s, prompts new debates over authorship

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Art market

Trio of deaccessioned Georgia O’Keeffe paintings could make over $30m at Sotheby's

Modernist works from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum will be offered in New York in November

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Major Ebsworth Collection sale at Christie’s marks the first blockchain-recorded auction

Estimated at $300m, the sale of American Modernist masterpieces will be digitally encrypted by the blockchain startup Artory

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Russian billionaire Rybolovlev sues Sotheby’s for $380m in fraud damages

The mega-collector’s latest lawsuit, filed in New York, escalates his three-year legal feud with Swiss dealer Yves Bouvier

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Art market

At Expo Chicago, a ‘slow burn’ of interest from collectors

Exhibitors benefit from the curatorial heft of local art institutions

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Art market

Fair’s fair? The murky world of stand costs

Research by The Art Newspaper uncovers wide disparity in both fee structures and transparency

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Expo Chicago

Expo Chicago grows but local dealers drop out

While international exhibitor numbers are up again, the Midwest collectors base proves elusive

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Art market

Vienna Contemporary here to stay with decade-long venue booking

The contemporary art fair, now in its third year, made its mark at Vienna's Marx Halle

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

The power of Black artists resonates at the Brooklyn Museum, while Medieval monsters lurk at the Morgan Library

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Art market

Salvator Mundi’s patchwork provenance now includes a 50-year stop in Louisiana

The work was bought by a Baton Rouge family for about $120 while travelling in London in 1958, the Wall Street Journal reports

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Chinese art and antiquities spared from Trump’s tariffs

Auction houses and art dealers express ‘relief’ even as the US-China trade war escalates

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Object Lessons: from Barbara Hepworth's St Ives bronze to Grant Wood's censored lithograph

Our pick from this week's auctions and fairs

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Art market

Christie's to offer $80m 'holy grail' Hockney painting in New York this November

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) could become the most valuable work by a living artist sold at auction

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Private View: our pick of September gallery shows

New exhibitions at commercial galleries, from Joan Mitchell's last show at Cheim & Read, to Francesca Woodman's haunting photographs in Venice

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Object Lessons: from a Venetian glass bowl to an ancient Chinese ritual vessel

Our pick from this week's auctions and exhibitions

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New York's Chelsea galleries hope new storefronts will bring new business

After waves of closures, the pricey West Side art district sees a frenzy of growth this fall

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Dealer Mary Boone pleads guilty to $1.6m in tax fraud

The art dealer will pay $3m in restitution to the IRS after falsifying returns to hide her use of gallery profits to upgrade her Manhattan home

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Auctions

Bonhams auction house bought by Epiris private equity group

The British auction house brings in former Sotheby’s financial executive Bruno Vinciguerra as part of the deal

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Art market

David Zwirner appoints curator-cum-Instagram-influencer as its first online sales director—why?

Elena Soboleva to head up the virtual gallery and expand its collector base as galleries embrace selling art digitally as an 'evolution of the walk-in business'

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Art fairs

As big fairs flock to the West Coast, can Seattle Art Fair keep its quirk and still compete?

As new tech wealth pulls in established names, some fear this eclectic market will become homogenised

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Art market

Have gallery representation and exclusivity had their day?

Increasing numbers of young artists are choosing to go it alone