Art law

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 Review

The year in the market

Golden oldies and small-space blues

Art market

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

Commercial galleries

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


The past is present at Frieze New York

Fair “opens the door” to more historical work but maintains its commitment to contemporary


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


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