Art Market

Illustration (detail) of arms and armour with Sanskrit inscriptions, 18th–19th century, Rajasthan or Awadh, India. Runjeet Singh (price on application)

Indian and Islamic art takes centre stage at Asian Art in London

From Mughal manuscripts to contemporary Sri Lankan painting – Emma Crichton-Miller selects her highlights from this year’s event

18 Oct 2021
The Ascendents XIV (detail; 2021), Wangari Mathenge.

Frieze week highlights: Sickert’s portraits and Hampstead Garden Suburb in the 1970s

The painter’s brooding portraits and Wangari Mathenge’s colourful interiors are among the shows to see this year

7 Oct 2021
Oba Boss (detail; 2020), Patrick Akpojotor.

Beyond Frieze – London’s galleries put their best foot forward and 1-54 returns

Somerset House hosts the London edition of 1-54 and galleries across the capital make the most of the limelight

7 Oct 2021
Max’s Grill (1974; detail), John Baeder. Waddington Custot ($35,000).

Galleries are thinking bigger at Frieze Masters this year

With fewer but larger stands at the fair, prepare for more in-depth and showstopping presentations in Regent’s Park

7 Oct 2021
Nirit Takele painting ‘Human Pyramid (Last Bloom in July)’ (2021).

Frieze week highlights: contemporary African art comes to London

Addis Fine Art marks the opening of its London outpost with a show by the Ethiopian-Jewish painter Takele

7 Oct 2021
L.H.O.O.Q. (detail; 1964), Marcel Duchamp.

Frieze week highlights: poetry on demand and Duchamp’s readymades

John Giorno’s Dial-A-Poem hotline is now available in the UK – plus more projects and shows not to miss this year

6 Oct 2021
View of the ‘Unlimited’ section at Art Basel 2021.

Art Basel is back in town – here’s what not to miss at the fair

Say it quietly, but this year’s edition of the contemporary art fair is shaping up to look refreshingly normal

23 Sep 2021
Wine cooler and stand (one of a pair) (1809), Paul Storr. Koopman Rare Art (in the region of £400,000 for the pair)

What not to miss at TEFAF Online

For its second online edition, the fair is doubly determined to catch the eye of collectors with museum-quality masterpieces

7 Sep 2021
Shamanic transformation mask, late 19th century, Yup’ik Eskimo, Alaska. Galerie Flak (€75,000)

Parcours des Mondes snaps into action in Paris

The annual event for dealers of art from around the globe celebrates its 20th anniversary on the Left Bank

6 Sep 2021
Photo: Stephen Mithan/Alamy Stock Photo

New anti-money laundering rules took effect in the UK last year – but are they being adhered to?

Many art businesses still have work to do in complying with new anti-money laundering regulations – and in properly understanding the risks

16 Aug 2021
Christ as the Man of Sorrows (detail; first half of 14th century), Giovanni Baronzio. ​Moretti Fine Art at Monaco Art Week

What not to miss at Monaco Art Week

Art-lovers and sun-seekers alike will find much to divert them on the Riviera this summer

9 Jul 2021
Portrait of Chief Rwampungu’s Wife (detail; 1939), Clément Serneels.

Our pick of this year’s London Art Week

The galleries of Mayfair and St James’s are open again – with all manner of masterpieces on offer

30 Jun 2021
New Family Lamp (2020), Atelier Van Lieshout. Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Masterpiece is back, with a new hybrid approach that stays true to its roots

There’s still no bustling tent this year, but the fair continues to offer a platform for the best of art and design from across the globe

22 Jun 2021
untitled 2020 (Rug 3, 1976) (detail; 2020), Rirkrit Tiravanija.

Art Basel Hong Kong remains defiant in the face of upheaval

The fair’s organisers are optimistic that Hong Kong can remain an international art hub despite political turmoil in the city

21 May 2021
Untitled: Midnight, Drummer, Number Two (detail; 2020), Enrico Riley.

Frieze New York prepares for a barnstorming debut at the Shed

With restrictions on international travel still in place, this year’s stripped-back fair is all about bringing New Yorkers together

3 May 2021
Detail of Dragonfly table lamp (c. 1906), Tiffany Studios. Lillian Nassau (price on application)

The temptations of Tiffany glass

With its gorgeous, shimmering colours, Tiffany glassware has a well-established market in the US – but be sure you’re buying the real deal

20 Apr 2021
Essential retail: a view of Lucy Sparrow’s Bourdon Street Chemist (2021).

The UK’s commercial galleries are open again – and here are the shows not to miss in London this month

Apollo’s editors pick out the shows they’re most looking forward to visiting in coming weeks

12 Apr 2021
A Tipsy Courtesan from Fukagawa (c. 1830), Utagawa Kunisada. Sebastian Izzard Asian Art ($20,000)

Wherever you are in the world, prepare to be transported by Asia Week New York

With works spanning centuries and cultures, there’s plenty to captivate you at this year’s event – whether you’re visiting in person or browsing online

10 Mar 2021
Lad culture: Piero del Pollaiuolo’s Portrait of a Youth (c. 1460s/70s). Sotheby’s, London (estimate £4m-£6m).

Will this Renaissance boy be the next big thing at auction?

After the Botticelli, another great Florentine portrait looks set to fetch millions – but it hasn’t always been so highly valued

12 Feb 2021
No more red tape? Boris Johnson signs the Brexit deal in December 2020.

What does the Brexit trade deal really mean for art businesses?

The new trading arrangements between Britain and the EU will affect how art is bought and sold – and art businesses need to wise up on them

3 Feb 2021
Casket (16th century), Gujarat, India. São Roque – Antiguidades e Galeria de Arte (price on application)

Not just another digital art fair – a preview of BRAFA 2021

This year’s event has come up with a hybrid model that puts the focus firmly on galleries

26 Jan 2021
Head of Man (detail; 1948), John Craxton.

What not to miss at London Art Fair online

The 33rd edition of the fair is also its first digital-only outing, but it still offers the best in British art

19 Jan 2021

Art businesses must get creative if they’re going to survive this crisis

Dealers and auction houses will need to think strategically as they try to weather the pandemic and its fallout

15 Jan 2021
A livestreamed sale at Sotheby’s in June 2020.

What does 2021 hold for the wounded art market?

The art market, like many other business sectors, is not about to revert to its pre-pandemic appearance

29 Dec 2020