Anny Shaw is a correspondent for The Art Newspaper.

An art adviser, Graham Reid, examines a painting (Les Deux Soeurs) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir before its auction at Sotheby’s in London in 1963.

‘The role of the art adviser is undergoing radical revision’

The line between dealing and advising on purchases of art is growing increasingly blurred – so can we still expect advisers to act solely on their clients’ behalf?

29 Jul 2019
Assistants at work on Girl with Dolphin and Monkey Triple Popeye (Seascape), at Jeff Koons’ studio in New York, February 2010.

Is the era of superstar artists with scores of assistants coming to an end?

Recent layoffs by Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst suggest factory-style set-ups may be a thing of the past

29 Mar 2019

Will blockchain transform the art market?

Numerous art-focused start-ups are offering services that use blockchain technology. Do they have what it takes to disrupt the art market?

22 Sep 2018