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

Screengrab of Fergus McCaffrey’s online viewing room at Art Basel Hong, March 2020.

‘The experience was not so very different from my recent online grocery shopping’ – Art Basel Hong Kong goes virtual

The art fair’s online viewings will suit some collectors down to the ground – but it’s harder to make genuine discoveries

20 Mar 2020
Kasper, photographed in his apartment in New York in March 2017.

Kasper (1926–2020)

The fashion designer, who has died at the age of 93, filled his Upper East Side apartment with art – from Old Master drawings to Anselm Kiefer. In this republished interview from 2017, he discussed the evolution of his collection

9 Mar 2020
Mandoline et portée de musique (1923), Pablo Picasso. Dickinson, price on application

The best of TEFAF Maastricht 2020 – part three

A tiara fit for a queen and a portrait of a princess are among the objects not to miss at the fair this year

6 Mar 2020
St Michael the Archangel fighting Lucifer (1626–27), Giuseppe Cesari, Cavaliere d’Arpino. Hazlitt, price on application.

The best of TEFAF Maastricht 2020 – part two

From a monumental mannerist canvas to a silver-and-coconut cup – more works not to miss at the fair this year

5 Mar 2020
Sammelband (detail; 1525–28), Albrecht Dürer.

The best of TEFAF Maastricht 2020 – part one

Rare books by Dürer, a bowl owned by William Beckford and a pioneering Pop sculpture – what not to miss at this year’s fair

4 Mar 2020
The Raphael tapestries hanging in the Sistine Chapel, Rome.

The triumphant – but temporary – return of Raphael’s tapestries to the Sistine Chapel

For just one week the full set of surviving tapestries commissioned by Pope Leo X could be seen in their original setting

28 Feb 2020
Stitchers working on Wolfgang Tillmans’ No Man is an Island (2019).

Sotheby’s is at the centre of a stitch-up – but it’s all for a good cause

The auction house is hosting an exhibition and online auction for a charity that trains prisoners in craft work

21 Feb 2020

Hester Diamond (1928–2020)

The much-loved art collector has died at the age of 91. She discussed her passion for the Old Masters in Apollo in 2011, in an interview republished in full here

29 Jan 2020
Portrait de Marjorie Ferry (detail; 1932), Tamara de Lempicka.

The siren call of Tamara de Lempicka’s portrait of a cabaret singer

Will this painting of the Jazz Age chanteuse Marjorie Ferry seduce buyers and set a new auction record for the artist?

23 Jan 2020
Art Basel in Hong Kong in 2019.

Crystal gazing – art market predictions for the year ahead

How will recent investment in AI and digital channels affect the art market? And what of the prospect of Brexit?

28 Dec 2019
A lake view (1905), Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

Finnish lines – paintings from the land of a thousand lakes

Lakeside views by the painters Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Hugo Simberg are coming to auction this week

9 Dec 2019
Bowl with dripped manganese rim, Lucie Rie. Mallams (estimate £2,000–£4,000)

Feats of clay – a very personal collection of studio ceramics comes to auction

The late dealer Peter Dingley’s collection of pottery, by luminaries such as Bernard Leach and Lucie Rie, is testament to his friendships with their makers

20 Nov 2019
Dish (18th century), Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Ben Janssens Oriental Art (£12,000)

What not to miss at this year’s Asian Art in London

Highlights from this year’s event reinforce London’s status as the leading global centre for the Asian art market

29 Oct 2019
Installation view of Bimaristan Qalawoon Gift Shop (2019), Yasmine El Meleegy in in Muhib Al-Din Hall for ‘Reimagined Narratives’, Cairo, 2019.

Contemporary art comes to the oldest street in Cairo

The latest instalment of Art D’Égypte’s annual exhibition is spread across four venues on the historic El Mu’iz street

23 Oct 2019
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