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Has coronavirus helped unmask the real prices of art?

Plus, JMW Turner at the Tate and John Stezaker on Bruegel

Hosted by with guest speaker . Produced by , David Clack and . Sponsored by Christie's

Auctioneer Oliver Barker selling Jean-Michel Basquiat's Black (1986) at the Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Auction in New York on 28 October Photo: Michael Bowles/Getty

This week: like the rest of the art world, the market has been upended by the pandemic. But has the turmoil forced it to be any more transparent? Do we know any more about the actual price of art? Ben Luke is joined by Georgina Adam, an editor-at-large at The Art Newspaper and art market specialist, to discuss transparency and the market.

An installation view of JMW Turner's The Fighting Temeraire (1839) at Tate Britain Photo: © Tate 2020

Also this week, we talk to David Blayney Brown, the curator of Turner’s Modern World, a new show at Tate Britain in London.

And in this episode’s Work of the Week, the artist John Stezaker talks about a grisaille painting, Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery, by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, in the Courtauld collection but currently on display at the National Gallery in London.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder's Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery (1565)

The Week in Art podcast by The Art Newspaper is available every Friday on our website and all the usual places where you find podcasts. This podcast is sponsored by Christie's.