Melanie Gerlis is the author of ‘Art as an Investment? A Survey of Comparative Assets’ (Lund Humphries).

Max’s Grill (1974; detail), John Baeder. Waddington Custot ($35,000).

Galleries are thinking bigger at Frieze Masters this year

With fewer but larger stands at the fair, prepare for more in-depth and showstopping presentations in Regent’s Park

7 Oct 2021

Have corporate art collections had their day?

The financial impact of Covid-19 forced British Airways to sell some of its most valuable art over the summer. Will other businesses follow suit?

26 Oct 2020
Art handlers preparing Kehinde Wiley’s Le Roi à la Chasse II (2007) to be exhibited ahead of auction at Sotheby’s New York in June 2020.

‘The gallery experience in 2020 certainly isn’t business as usual’

How have art businesses coped with the crisis – and what might they look like post-lockdown?

6 Jul 2020

Frieze Masters broadens its horizons

A Botticelli portrait and an ancient bronze hedgehog are among the must-see artworks at this year’s event

27 Sep 2019
A security guard stands next to Jeff Koons‘ Rabbit (number two from an edition of three, plus one artist’s proof; 1986) at Christie’s New York in May 2019, ahead of its record-breaking sale at auction for $91.1m.

How did artists’ multiples come to fetch multiple millions?

The art market prizes rarity – or so they say. What, then, is behind the recent record-breaking sale of an editioned sculpture by Jeff Koons?

8 Sep 2019
Conjunction of Opposites: Woman of War and Lady of the Wild Things (1983–86), Liliane Lijn. Rodeo (price on application).

Highlights from the 50th edition of Art Basel

Galleries from around the world are bringing some of their biggest-name artists to the fair this month

6 Jun 2019
Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Playing the currency markets – with art

Fluctuating exchange rates have made for tidy profits in recent years for those who know their way around the art market

3 Jun 2019
Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Have printed auction catalogues had their day?

As auction houses and galleries branch out into magazines, videos and other media, is the traditional catalogue becoming obsolete?

20 Feb 2019
River Form (BH 568), Barbara Hepworth

Women artists take the limelight at Frieze Masters 2018

Highlights from the seventh edition of Frieze Masters

28 Sep 2018
Tiger, Tiger, Tiger (2015), Ai Weiwei. Lisson Gallery and neugerriemschneider, price on request.

The best of Art Basel 2018

Melanie Gerlis on the works not to miss at the fair in Basel this year

8 Jun 2018
Le phare de l'hospice à Honfleur, Monet

The best of the Salon du Dessin 2018

Apollo’s highlights of the fair – including works by Monet, Moore and Constable

21 Mar 2018
Inscribed Apis Bull, Late Period, 26th–30th Dynasty, c. 664–343 BC, Egyptian. Ariadne Galleries

Exhibitors get creative for the sixth edition of Frieze Masters

Highlights from this year’s fair, which encourages contemporary art buyers to cross over into older art

28 Sep 2017