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

The Redentore, Venice (detail; c. 1746), Canaletto.

Florence’s art and antiques fair returns to its roots

Exceptional Italian artworks should prove a big draw at the Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato in Florence

16 Sep 2019
Canoe prow (detail; 19th century), New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago.

Parcours des Mondes continues to broaden its horizons

Art and artefacts from all corners of the world come together in this year’s edition of the event

6 Sep 2019
Adolf Fischer at the Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne, c. 1913.

The prescient pair who created Europe’s first museum of East Asian art

Adolf and Frieda Fischer’s globetrotting led to their founding the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst in Cologne

24 Aug 2019
Yahon Chang’s work installed at Fèlsina.

Pairing Chinese calligraphy with performance art in the Chianti Valley

A display of ink painting in action launched Tuscan wine country’s annual art event

16 Jul 2019
The court casket from Newbattle Abbey (1565), Master of Perspective, Nuremberg (£750,000).

It’s the last chance to save this rare Renaissance casket for the nation

Modelled on the form of an Italianate palazzo, and adorned with trompe l’oeil polygons, this object is one of the earliest of its kind

19 Jun 2019
From Graffiti de la série VIII, La magie (series 1935–50; prints, c. 1956 and 1960), courtesy Waddington Custot

How Parisian graffiti made its mark on modern art

Brassaï’s eerie photographs of the city’s walls inspired painters including Jean Dubuffet, Antoni Tapiès and Cy Twombly

20 May 2019
Comptoir amoncellement (Laden Counter) (1968), Jean Dubuffet. Pace Gallery (price on application) Photo: Tom Barrett; © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Galleries and collectors flock to TEFAF New York Spring 2019

The fair at the Park Avenue Armory focuses on modern and contemporary art and design

30 Apr 2019
Detail showing three man at the Seder table, with wine glasses and mazzot, from the Lombard Haggadah (c. 1390–1400), circle of Giovannino de Grassi (Master of the Paris Tacuinum?), Milan

A chance to see a rare Hebrew manuscript made in medieval Milan

The Lombard Haggadah is a precious relic and the earliest known Italian guide to the Passover Seder

10 Apr 2019
The Shield of Achilles (1823), designed and modelled by John Flaxman.

The best of TEFAF Maastricht 2019 – part three

Renaissance saints, Louis XVI vases and a silver gilt shield – the final instalment of what not to miss in Maastricht this year

14 Mar 2019
Merli Futuristi (Futuristic Blackbirds) (detail; c.1924), Giacomo Balla

The best of TEFAF Maastricht 2019 – part two

Italian Futurism, handmade furniture and a fertility figurine – more works not to miss in Maastricht this year

13 Mar 2019
At the Lakeside, Moonlight, Grimshaw

The best of TEFAF Maastricht 2019 – part one

Buddhist art, Belgian Symbolism and an exotic goblet – some of the works not to miss in Maastricht this year

12 Mar 2019
Judith and Holofernes, (c. 1607), attributed to Caravaggio, photo: © Cabinet Turquin

‘It is for art historians to decide who painted this picture’

This Judith and Holofernes may or may not be by Caravaggio – but the strategy for its sale is refreshingly straightforward

8 Mar 2019
The Private View at the Royal Academy, 1881 (1881–83), William Powell Frith.

This who’s who of the Victorian elite is a genuine market rarity

William Powell Frith’s panoramic view of the Summer Exhibition is up for sale – for the first time since its debut at the RA in 1883

8 Feb 2019
The sale of David Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) on 15 November 2018 at Christie’s in New York.

Will the art market comes to its senses in 2019?

An overheated global art market seems to be showing signs of strain

26 Dec 2018
Installation view of ‘Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth-Century Rome’ at the Frick Collection, New York, 2018. Pictured are the statues of the six saints from the High Altar of the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Nuova, Monreale, from c. 1773.

Variety and virtuosity – the objets d’art of Luigi Valadier

The 18th-century Roman polymath was commissioned to create luxury goods by popes, royalty and tourists alike

23 Nov 2018
Wood and Rock (11th century), Su Shi.

The 11th-century Chinese scroll set to break auction records

A vast price is expected for this rare work by the Song-dynasty polymath Su Shi – billed as China’s Leonardo

16 Nov 2018
Kutenai Duck Hunter, Edward S. Curtis

What’s in store at TEFAF New York Fall

Your guide to the best of the leading art and antiques fair, which returns to the Park Avenue Armory this week

24 Oct 2018
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