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

A bronze reclining figure of the Hermaphrodite (probably mid 17th century), Italy. Cast from the antique marble restored by Ippolito Buzzi in 1621-23. Christie's, estimate £200,000-300,000

Why a sleeping hermaphrodite is causing a stir at Christie’s

Horace Walpole’s aunt once quipped that the hermaphrodite was ‘the only happy couple she ever saw’. A bronze variation on the theme comes to auction soon…

28 Nov 2016
Medallion (detail; first half of 14th century), Iraq or western Iran. David Collection, Copenhagen

The making of one of the greatest Islamic art museums in the world

‘When this collection began, no one thought that Islam would be on everyone’s lips’

26 Nov 2016
A tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl and gold piqué rosewater ewer and basin (first half 18th century), Naples. Sotheby's: estimate €400,000–600,000

The historic tortoiseshell work that is nothing short of a masterpiece

There are no better examples of piqué posé tortoiseshell in the world. How often may this be said of a work of art on the market?

14 Nov 2016
Abstraktes Bild (1994), Gerhard Richter. Courtesy Christie's New York

David Bowie and Richard Attenborough’s art collections come to auction

A look at the star attractions at Sotheby’s in London this November

10 Nov 2016
Blue Counterweight, Two Spines (1975), Alexander Calder

Art market review: the Biennale des Antiquaires returns to its roots

This year’s fair was complemented by a strong edition of Parcours des Mondes

1 Nov 2016

The Chinese tea bowl that is a minor miracle

The highlight of the Asian art sales in London is a ceramic masterpiece that was created in China almost a thousand years ago

30 Oct 2016
TEFAF takes its treasures overseas to New York City

TEFAF takes its treasures across the Atlantic for the first time

The celebrated TEFAF art fair will opens its doors at New York’s Park Avenue Armory this month. Susan Moore selects her highlights from the landmark event

18 Oct 2016

The faces of antiquity in the sale rooms of New York

Christie’s New York is offering two mummy portraits at auction this month. What do we know about these strange survivals from antiquity?

14 Oct 2016

Orlando Furioso’s imaginative universe 500 years later

An exhibition celebrating the 500th anniversary of Ariosto’s epic Italian poem is as rich as the book itself

6 Oct 2016
A Study of a Stork (1781) Shaykh Zayn al-Din, Company School, Calcutta. Sotheby's.

A look ahead at October’s art market highlights

London’s PAD stands out among the Frieze week fairs; Christie’s auctions works from Leslie Waddington’s collection, while Sotheby’s focuses on Islamic art

3 Oct 2016
Still Life of Flowers in a Stoneware Vase (c. 1607–08), Jan Brueghel the Elder. Sotheby’s London, £3.8m. Apollo Magazine Art Market Review

Art market review: highlights of the July sales

Anyone scanning the headlines would have been impressed by the results of the ‘classic art’ auctions in London in July.

2 Oct 2016

Gerald Laing’s giant girls are making a comeback

The British Pop artist is hot property at auction – and now there’s a welcome exhibition of his work in London, too

30 Sep 2016
Blowing Hot, Blowing Cold (c. 1600–after 1652?)

Opulence and extravagance in Paris – and other auction highlights

From a Dutch Caravaggisti painting to 17th-century Chinese cabinets, here are our highlights from the art market this month

10 Sep 2016
Shift (1996–97), Jenny Saville

Drop in the value of sterling attracts global buyers

June’s auctions see works by Moore, Saville and Picardy exceeding expectations, while several museum-worthy pieces change hands

1 Sep 2016
Komainu (guardian dogs)

Serious business at Parcours des Mondes

The first ever exhibition of Tsogo land pieces and a hairpin made from Zulu ivory are among the highlights at Parcours des Mondes

29 Aug 2016
Lot and his Daughters (1613–14), Peter Paul Rubens

Dutch connections and elaborate treasures at London’s auction houses

A look at some of the highlights at Christie’s and Sotheby’s this week

5 Jul 2016

The timeless modernity of a forgotten Danish painter

C.W. Eckersberg’s 19th-century paintings are barely known outside Denmark and Germany, but they should be…

8 Jun 2016
Lot and his Daughters (1613–14), Peter Paul Rubens

The leading Lot at Christie’s this summer

Rubens’s epic painting of Lot and his Daughters treats a morally ambiguous subject with great artistic subtlety. It’s bound to do well at auction

2 Jun 2016
Golden Hours

‘This is the moment international attitudes to British art should change’

Christie’s celebrates the great tradition of British painting this month

2 Jun 2016

Will Picasso’s Cubist portrait live up to the auction-house hype?

The estimate is far short of the $100m+ prices notched up in recent years – but then this is a Picasso more cerebral than sexy

18 May 2016
Le Bassin aux nymphéas

Mitchell, Monet and the Master of Kasadi come to auction

Bacon, Warhol, Rothko…All the usual big-hitters appear in this month’s blue-chip sales. For the sake of variety, here are a few other highlights

1 May 2016

Jean Nouvel’s oasis of calm in São Paulo

The architect’s first project in São Paulo restores and adds to one of the city’s historical landmarks

15 Apr 2016
Autoportrait, place Vendôme resized (detail; 1932), Bernard Boutet. Courtesy Sotheby's

Sotheby’s sells ‘the handsomest man in Europe’

The elegant Bernard Boutet, medieval chess pieces and a vibrant, miniaturist Madonna feature in our preview of April’s art market

3 Apr 2016

A rare Constable comes to market

A ‘six-footer’ version of Constable’s The Lock has come to market for the first time in 160 years. But who will want to take this monumental painting home?

19 Oct 2015