Susan Moore is the art market correspondent and associate editor of Apollo

Celebrations (detail; 1990), Paul Guiragossian.

How is the market for Middle Eastern art faring?

The auctions of the Abraaj corporate collection offer plenty of food for thought

18 Oct 2018
Oval lobed dish with chinoiserie motifs (c. 1735–45), Giuseppe Sarao.

The virtuosic tortoiseshell workers of 18th-century Naples

Objets d’art crafted from tortoiseshell inlaid with gold and mother-of-pearl are rare examples of the technique known as piqué

11 Sep 2018
Sir Richard Wallace, 1st Bt (1888), John Thomson.

The mysteries and marvels of Sir Richard Wallace

This summer the Wallace Collection turns the spotlight on its enigmatic namesake

24 Jul 2018
Habet! In the Coliseum A.D.XC (1865), Simeon Solomon.

Simeon Solomon gets his time in the spotlight

In his lifetime Solomon was shunned for defying social norms. But now the talented Victorian artist is getting his due

9 Jul 2018
The Oyster Meal, Jacob Ochervelt

The remarkable story of a Nazi-looted Dutch Golden Age painting

‘The Oyster Meal’ by Jacob Ochtervelt comes to auction in July after being returned to the heirs of the original owner

22 Jun 2018
La Joueuse de Cerceau (The Hoop Dancer) (1891), Jean-Léon Gérôme.

The diminutive dancing girl who made a big impression

This rare plaster cast of Jean-Léon Gérôme’s popular ’Hoop Dancer’ is inspired by ancient Greek Tanagra figurines

16 May 2018

Records tumbled at the first Rockefeller sale – but it lacked the drama we’d been promised

Despite setting a host of new auction records, the first Rockefeller Collection sale was an underwhelming event

9 May 2018
Marilyn, Niki de Saint Phalle

What to look out for at TEFAF New York Spring

The artworks not to miss at the second edition of the modern and contemporary art fair

30 Apr 2018
Silk samite shirt with ducks (600–800), Central Asia, Sogdiana

The thousand-year-old shirt from Sogdiana

Preserved in remarkable condition, this silk garment reflects the rich cultural milieu in which it was produced

16 Apr 2018
L'Étreinte (detail; 1903), Pablo Picasso.

A long-lost pastel by Picasso re-emerges

The work belongs to an important sequence of drawings created in 1903, culminating in the famous Blue Period painting ‘La Vie’

15 Mar 2018
Hubert de Givenchy photographed in September 2012 alongside a figure of Bacchus (c. 1700), attributed to François Girardon.

Hubert de Givenchy (1927–2018)

Hubert de Givenchy, the celebrated couturier and collector of fine and decorative art, has died at at the age of 91

13 Mar 2018

The best of TEFAF Maastricht 2018 – part three

Ritual artefacts, jewels and objets d’art – more highlights from TEFAF Maastricht 2018

9 Mar 2018

The best of TEFAF Maastricht 2018 – part two

More of the artworks not to miss at TEFAF Maastricht this year

8 Mar 2018

The best of TEFAF Maastricht 2018 – part one

Susan Moore’s pick of the works not to miss in Maastricht this year

7 Mar 2018
Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Walter) Pablo Picasso (1937).

Picasso’s portrait of dying love promises to fetch a high price

The artist once said that ‘it must be painful for a girl to see in a painting that she is on the way out’

9 Feb 2018
An exotic dog, the Mexican Xoloitzcuintli (c. 1580–1600), Prague School.

A Mexican dog in an early modern menagerie

How an ancient breed of hairless dog made its way into the Habsburg art collection

12 Jan 2018

Turning the spotlight on Sir Richard Wallace

The Wallace Collection celebrates the 200th anniversary of its founder’s birth

26 Dec 2017

A pair of Easter Island treasures emerge

A sleek, modern aesthetic ups the selling power of a pair of Polynesian dance paddles

8 Dec 2017
Salvator Mundi (c. 1500), Leonardo da Vinci. Christie's

The sale of ‘the last Leonardo’ is a triumph for the dark art of marketing

Christie’s pulled out all the stops for the sale of ‘Salvator Mundi’ – and its efforts have more than paid off

16 Nov 2017
Bust of Joachim Murat (1813), Antonio Canova. Image courtesy Christie's

Canova’s lost portrait bust of Joachim Murat has come to light

Until recently, experts were unsure where this extraordinary portrait bust of Napoleon’s brother-in-law had ended up, or whether it had survived at all

14 Nov 2017
Still Life with Lemons (late 1640s), Giovanna Garzoni. Galerie Sanct Lucas

Can TEFAF New York Fall reinvigorate interest in older art?

The fair’s second autumn edition in New York builds on last year’s success – and includes some extraordinary exhibits

24 Oct 2017
Iznik pottery tile spandrel fragment (c. 1560–80), Turkey. Sotheby's London, £7,000–10,000. © Sotheby's

Howard Hodgkin’s collection comes to auction

The painter amassed a huge variety of bold and fascinating artworks over the years – many of which are soon to be sold at Sotheby’s

16 Oct 2017
Camp Forestia (1996), Peter Doig. Christie's London, estimate: £14m–£18m

London’s major modern and contemporary sales

Auction highlights in October include a dramatic Jenny Saville painting, a late Philip Guston work, and rich Islamic textiles

2 Oct 2017

Urs Fischer’s bonfire of the vanities in Florence

Two wax sculptures of art impresarios were ceremonially lit today in Florence’s Piazza della Signoria

22 Sep 2017