Emma Crichton-Miller is a freelance journalist and an Apollo columnist

Jpeg pt01 (detail; 2006), Thomas Ruff. © 2017 Christie's Images Limited

The record-breaking rise of the Düsseldorf School

Prices are rocketing for photographs by Bernd and Hilla Becher and their students at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

18 May 2017

Who’s collecting German experimental prints?

There has always been a market for early 20th-century German prints, but it’s constantly evolving as tastes and expertise change

19 Apr 2017
Messum's Wiltshire has opened a new exhibition dedicated to contemporary British ceramics. © Sylvain Deleu

Contemporary British ceramics in a country barn

This is no country jumble of brown pots. The latest show at Messum’s Wiltshire is a reminder of a great, evolving national tradition

Danseuses en blanc (c. 1878), Edgar Degas. Courtesy Sotheby's

‘You can get real fireworks with pastels’

Why Impressionist and Post-Impressionist pastels are becoming increasingly attractive to art collectors of all sorts

A pair of blackamoor figures (c. 1740), Dutch. Carcaci, £28,000

The best of BADA 2017

More than 90 dealers ranging widely across art, antiques, and contemporary design come together to celebrate the fair’s 25th anniversary

12 Mar 2017
Lacquered hide shield (dhal), second half of the 18th century, India, probably Mysore, buffalo hide, gold and velvet, diam. 45cm. Peter Finer (£200,000)

The growing market for Indian arms and armour

Exquisite pieces of Indian arms and armour are capturing the interest of international collectors

16 Feb 2017
Margate Knot, (detail), (2016), Anna Ray.

Turning women’s work into art

Some of the 20th century’s greatest artists have worked in textiles – and most of them happen to have been women

15 Feb 2017
Eucharistic Dove

Collectors remain enamoured with Limoges enamels

Vibrant and intricate Limoges enamels from the 12th century are increasingly hard to come by, but collectors are willing to spend

28 Jan 2017
FAW786 – Thrusting Red (1959, Frank Avray Wilson

Highlights of BRAFA art fair

BRAFA pulls off the tricky task of subtly reinventing itself to suit changing tastes, while catering to every specialism

17 Jan 2017
Cambodian Dancer in Profile (1906/07), Auguste Rodin. Musée Rodin, Paris, France

How Rodin channelled the spirit of dance into his drawings and sculptures

A perfectly realised exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery in London explores Rodin’s obsession with dance and its expressive power

14 Dec 2016