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

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
St Stephen taken to his Martyrdom, (c. 1625-30), Andrea Vaccaro

The commercial and critical rise of the Caravaggisti

Caravaggio’s radical vision inspired a legion of followers across Europe, whose work is increasingly in the spotlight at museums and auction houses alike

13 Dec 2016
Moon jar (18th century; Korean, Joseon dynasty, 1392–1897)

Will Korean ceramics regain their value on the global market?

‘People put great stock in the history. Without it, these objects are worth much less.’

16 Nov 2016

Asian Art in London shows just how quickly this market has developed

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

31 Oct 2016
Polar (1960), Lee Krasner. Stampede Sotheby’s New York, $3.2m. Apollo Magazine Collectors' Focus: Abstract Expressionism

Recognition at last for the women of Abstract Expressionism

‘They told me I would be more successful if I was a man, French, or dead.’

20 Oct 2016