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

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
An Allegory of Love (c. 1520), Bernardino Licinio. Robilant + Voena (€750,000)

Florence’s art and antiques fair is on fine form

The Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato di Firenze has upped its game under Fabrizio Moretti’s leadership

21 Sep 2017

Small auction houses move in on Christie’s old turf

When Christie’s announced the closure of its South Kensington saleroom, it was inevitable that rival auction houses would start circling

14 Sep 2017
Blue Sauna (2003), Adriana Varejão. Sotheby's London: estimate £400,000–£600,000

Celebrity collections kick off the autumn auctions

The personal collections of Edward Albee, Vivien Leigh and Mario Testino come to the block this month

5 Sep 2017
Club group (18th–early 19th century), Tonga, Fiji or Samoa, Polynesia. Michael Evans Tribal Art. Photo: Stephen Petegorsky

A preview of Parcours des Mondes

This year’s event explores links between traditional African art and contemporary art practice, while galleries around Paris present their best items

4 Sep 2017
David Tang, at his office in Hong Kong, 15 November 2004. SAMANTHA SIN/AFP/Getty Images

Sir David Tang (1954–2017)

Tang was well known as an entrepreneur, a socialite, and a columnist; he was also a leading art collector and patron of the arts

31 Aug 2017

Narrating the past, collecting for the future

For Inti Ligabue collecting tribal and oceanic art is a way of telling stories about the cultures the objects come from

15 Aug 2017

A token of love from a besotted prince

A portrait jewel commissioned by the future George IV for his secret wife, Maria Fitzherbert, is up for auction

30 Jun 2017
Ehrenbreitstein, or The Bright Stone of Honour and the Tomb of Marceau, from Byron's Childe Harold (1835), J.M.W. Turner. Sotheby's London: estimate £15–£25m

Turner’s golden landscape and other auction highlights

Venetian vedute, Tuscan cassone panels, and a masterpiece of British painting all feature in London’s upcoming Old Master sales

29 Jun 2017