Art market news and comment
In 1954, the young David Hockney made a lithograph of his local chippie and gave it to the owners. It hung above the fryer for years
Public funding for the arts in Ghana is practically non-existent, but a thriving network of artists and arts professionals is emerging
Exquisite pieces of Indian arms and armour are capturing the interest of international collectors
In 1804, a fleet of English merchant vessels fooled the French navy into retreat. Each captain was presented with an exquisite sword for their troubles
Anya Gallaccio is building her own version of Wyoming's Devil's Tower in London, using a 3D printer. What does the work say about the relationship between man and nature?
Auction highlights this month include works by Morisot and Magritte at Christie's, and Sotheby's inaugural 'Erotic: Passion and Desire' sale
This week's parliamentary debate on the UK domestic ivory trade revealed some serious misconceptions about antique ivory and those who study and sell it
How far should estates seek to control public perceptions of an artist's life and work?
Are pragmatic reforms needed to revive an important field of collecting for US museums?
Vibrant and intricate Limoges enamels from the 12th century are increasingly hard to come by, but collectors are willing to spend
Antique furniture has been unpopular for years – but tastes are changing
Despite all best efforts, museums can and do unwittingly acquire stolen artefacts. What happens when new information throws an item's provenance into doubt?
As New York gears up for its Old Master sales, Sotheby's has declared a work it sold in 2012 a forgery after tests found modern pigments
It's hard not to draw parallels between Guston's biting caricatures of Richard Nixon and today's political climate
In a time of increased uncertainty for public art institutions, museums are reevaluting their relationships with private collectors
Prices for Outsider Art are now close to matching those fetched by the mainstream
James Webb's sound installations tackle difficult political, social and emotional issues with subtle immediacy
The sculptor discusses abstraction, music, architecture, carving kerb stones, and the 'common enterprise' at the heart of it all
Leading art market figures and auction house supremos make their predictions for the year ahead
A ‘bodegón' thought to be by Velázquez, a Tiepolo head study, and a stag-antler chair are just some of the highlights headed to auction this month
From British modern art, to antique rugs and Old Master drawings, there's something for everyone on the art fair circuit this month
The London Old Master sales may not have included any blockbuster paintings, but sales were strong for works fresh to the market
Caravaggio's radical vision inspired a legion of followers across Europe, whose work is increasingly in the spotlight at museums and auction houses alike
Not one, but two groups of preparatory work for Edward Burne-Jones’s monumental painting 'The Golden Stairs' have made it into the same sale
Auction highlights this month include a masterful but unfashionable Murillo, and a captivating Egyptian sculpture of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet
Dealers are optimistic that sales will be strong despite a more muted atmosphere than previous years; plus the latest art market news and comment
Horace Walpole’s aunt once quipped that the hermaphrodite was ‘the only happy couple she ever saw’. A bronze variation on the theme comes to auction soon...
With a new museum due to open in Cape Town soon, a growing gallery scene, and burgeoning international interest in contemporary African art, signs are good
A look at the highlights at Sotheby's and Christie's - plus a major sale in Stockholm, and the latest from Abu Dhabi
‘People put great stock in the history. Without it, these objects are worth much less.'
There are no better examples of piqué posé tortoiseshell in the world. How often may this be said of a work of art on the market?
There's something for everyone as Cologne Fine Art, WIKAM, Art & Antique Hofburg and the Winter Art & Antiques Fair all open
A look at the star attractions at Sotheby's in London this November
Sotheby's purchases the Mei Moses Art Indices; top sales from TEFAF New York; and early sales at Asian Art in London
Apollo presents the winners of this year's Asian Art in London Art Award
With over 190 galleries and a number of new initiatives, Artissima's 23rd edition promises to be bigger and better
With an array of great works on offer, Flashback returns to Turin for what should be a triumphant fourth edition
This year's fair was complemented by a strong edition of Parcours des Mondes
From neolithic objects to contemporary art, the diversity of works on offer at Asian Art in London shows just how far this market has come
Apollo presents the shortlist for the Asian Art in London Art Award 2016
The highlight of the Asian art sales in London is a ceramic masterpiece that was created in China almost a thousand years ago
With more art moving around the world than ever before, art insurance is now a huge business
TEFAF's expansion into New York has been the talk of the art world. Can it pull it off? Meanwhile, FIAC kicks off in Paris and Christie's marks 10 years in Dubai
'They told me I would be more successful if I was a man, French, or dead.'
The celebrated TEFAF art fair will opens its doors at New York's Park Avenue Armory this month. Susan Moore selects her highlights from the landmark event
Christie's New York is offering two mummy portraits at auction this month. What do we know about these strange survivals from antiquity?
The German artist's work, finally on show in London, is an uprooted reunion of everything strange in the supposedly familiar tale of western art history
The etchings and sculptures on show at Hauser & Wirth Somerset are at their most powerful when we stop trying to understand them
With his Gazing Balls, Koons has created a body of work that appeals to the brain as well as the eyes
The rich legacy of Leslie Waddington | Solo booths set the tone | New galleries in London | Adrian Ghenie and Pino Pascali lead at Christie’s | Frans Hals forgery sets tongues wagging
Frieze week tips; the best of FIAC in Paris; HIGHLIGHTS in Munich; and San Francisco's finest art and antiques
London's PAD stands out among the Frieze week fairs; Christie's auctions works from Leslie Waddington's collection, while Sotheby's focuses on Islamic art
Highlights of this year's fair, from modernist photographs to ancient armour
Anyone scanning the headlines would have been impressed by the results of the 'classic art' auctions in London in July.
The British Pop artist is hot property at auction – and now there's a welcome exhibition of his work in London, too
Plus: Neo Rauch finally comes to London; John Wesley's odd eroticism; and Alighiero Boetti's monumental use of mementoes
Plus: Virginia Chihota’s claustrophobic blast of colour; a surreal spectacle from James Richards at the ICA; and Suzanne Treister's sinister take on technology
Plus: The final painting of Francis West; Yinka Shonibare without his trademark fabric; and Paula Rego's first tapestry
Plus: Abstract expressionism outside the RA; Njideka Akunyili Crosby at Victoria Miro; Helen Marten's rise to stardom; and Philippe Parreno in the Turbine Hall
Plus: lining up the evidence at Michael Hoppen Gallery; Fausto Melotti's ingenious sculptures; and an unsung branch of the Bauhaus
The week's round-up of the top art market stories: Fine Art Asia returns to Hong Kong and Sotheby's opens in Dubai
It's time to acknowledge, once and for all, that bona fide antiques are simply not a concern when it comes to tackling the illegal trade in African ivory
The art market needs to regulate itself better if it is to keep the legislators off its back
From a Dutch Caravaggisti painting to 17th-century Chinese cabinets, here are our highlights from the art market this month
A round-up of this week's top art market stories: LAPADA and START Art Fair return to London, but Multiplied and Art16 are no more
London's LAPADA has a tempting range of offerings, while Fine Art Asia continues to thrive with impressive Chinese and Tibetan objects
Nirmal Sethia talks about the Chitra Collection, one of the world's finest private collection of historical – and explains the true significance of tea
With previously unseen paintings by followers of Bosch and works by leading 20th-century Spanish artists, the fair has upped its game
Now in its third year, the event in London addresses some of the most pressing topics affecting the sector
June's auctions see works by Moore, Saville and Picardy exceeding expectations, while several museum-worthy pieces change hands
Contemporary Chinese ink painting is the perfect middleground between the old and the new
The first ever exhibition of Tsogo land pieces and a hairpin made from Zulu ivory are among the highlights at Parcours des Mondes
A round-up of this week's top art market stories, including new attributions for drawings in Brian Sewell's collection and changes in Sotheby's shareholders
Reforms to the Limbach Commission, which deals with restitution claims, are welcome – but they won't be enough
Apollo’s regular round-up of art market headlines and comment. Visit Apollo Collector Services for expert advice on navigating the art market.…
Originally associated with the modernist art of Picasso and Matisse, tribal art has experienced a surge in popularity with outstanding pieces now being valued as artworks in their own right
What lies behind the growth of the auction house private sale, and what are its ramifications for collectors and the wider art market?
Several US museums make major acquisitions this month, while the Bowes Museum gains a rare Dieric Bouts the Elder painting
Plus: Old Masters of the Old Masters on the move | Beatrix Potter at 150 | The Leslie Waddington Collection
Forming a corporate art collection is easy, but keeping it together is hard – and selling it is even harder.
The Brazilian artist was relentlessly inventive, moving from abstract drawing to 'critter'-like sculptures and, ultimately, participatory works
From Italian art in Monaco to unusual tribal objects in London, this summer's art fairs have rich offerings
Our regular round-up of art market news and comment
The new acquisition, arranged with Colnaghi, testifies to just how productive the nurturing of museum-dealer relationships can be
A look at some of the highlights at Christie's and Sotheby's this week
Leading cultural figures turned out on Monday night for the Apollo summer party, which saw the launch of the new Apollo Collector Services portal
It's been a turbulent week, but the mood at London's auction houses and art fairs is cautiously optimistic
The rough-and-tumble humanity of the modern British sculptor's sketches is refreshing to see
In six years, the fair has shaken off its early reputation for extravagance, but the works on show are as eclectic and enjoyable as ever
This year's edition has a notably political edge, while the Art Basel organisation is working on wider cultural partnerships
Admiring a drawing is 'like looking over the artist's shoulder', says Stephen Ongpin
Guests at the art fair's private view on Monday are in for a wild night...
This loose group of European artists lost out to the American Abstract Expressionists in the 1960s. But are we seeing a revival of interest?
Who said art fairs prefer ‘safer’ pieces? What to expect from Art Basel...
There are some great, focused shows open at the moment, from office-block abstraction to a difficult look at the impact of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Anna Brady on Hong Kong sales, plus a round-up of the top art market headlines
Masterpiece London, Art Antiques London, London Art Week, and the Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia all return to the capital this year
Rubens's epic painting of Lot and his Daughters treats a morally ambiguous subject with great artistic subtlety. It's bound to do well at auction
Christie's celebrates the great tradition of British painting this month
Would a ‘leave’ vote spell disaster for the UK’s thriving art trade, or open up new opportunities to it? Two experts debate the question
May's acquisitions include rare signed etchings by Picasso and photography by the Victorian pioneer Oscar Gustav Rejlander
Antiques dealers have cause for concern, but there's also an opportunity to broaden the debate...
It's the variety and range of photographs on show that will ultimately come to define the fair
The estimate is far short of the $100m+ prices notched up in recent years – but then this is a Picasso more cerebral than sexy
Collaboration is the order of the day in Brussels and Paris, where several art fairs are joining forces. Meanwhile, London gears up for Art16
The contemporary art gallerist's alliance with an antiques dealer epitomises the changing art world
How strange that this great British painter claims to ‘hate painting’ when he is so good at it
The National Portrait Gallery and Pallant House both benefit from the acceptance in lieu scheme, while LACMA gets an impressive new haul
The everyday objects in Cerutti's Turin studio are transformed in his paintings: poised, precarious, and forever in suspense
In 2017 Spring Masters will be reincarnated as one of two hotly anticipated TEFAF New York fairs. It’s hard not to see this year's event as a soft launch
Bacon, Warhol, Rothko...All the usual big-hitters appear in this month's blue-chip sales. For the sake of variety, here are a few other highlights
Collectors love it for its graphic power – and Europe's growing interest in outsider art could widen the market
The Mexican artist on the importance of artistic process and the arts charity he has set up in Mexico
Désiré Feuerle is the latest person to move his art collection underground
Contemporary painting in Germany is flourishing, if the highlights of Cologne's art fair are anything to go by
The elegant Bernard Boutet, medieval chess pieces and a vibrant, miniaturist Madonna feature in our preview of April's art market
Dada 'anti-art' works are deliberately contradictory. They're also notoriously unpredictable when they come to market
Key talking points and selfie-stops from this year's fair, which was as much of a cultural melting pot as ever
Salon du Dessin attracts the world's most committed drawings collectors. What should they look out for this year?
The curator of 'Show your Wound' discusses his thorny choice of subject and changing ideas
But it's far from doom and gloom
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