Art Market

Dealers draw together for Salon du Dessin

There are plenty of new discoveries to be made at the Paris fair focused on fine draughtsmanship

26 Feb 2024

What to see at TEFAF Maastricht 2024

Highlights at this year’s edition include a gold-ground painting, a French landscape by Turner and a woodblock print by one of Japan’s Living National Treasures

26 Feb 2024

Lustre for life – the Huguenot refugees whose silver still shines

Fleeing persecution in France, thousands of Protestant silversmiths set up shop around Europe – and London attracted many of the most skilful

26 Feb 2024

The French collectors prizing provenance over glitz

Books and manuscripts, 18th-century furniture and Old Master drawings are driving a thriving art market in France

25 Feb 2024

For collectors, Chinese silk never goes out of style

The wearing of imperial silks was an extremely hierarchical affair. No wonder Chinese textiles appeal to the most discerning modern buyers

21 Feb 2024

When the art market is tight, quality is key

The art market may have been quiet in 2023, but the handful of major sales point to where the real interest lies

2 Feb 2024

Museums and the art trade get together for Asia Week New York

The annual event provides plenty of artistic surprises and has much to offer to smaller collectors

2 Feb 2024

Blue sky thinking with Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

The artist is better known for painting Ancien Régime aristocrats than for verdant hills and melancholy skies. That may change after an auction at Sotheby’s

30 Jan 2024

The Belgian Surrealists who are starting to gain on Magritte

When it comes to Belgian Surrealism, Magritte still leads the pack – but collectors’ tastes are begin to broaden

23 Jan 2024

BRAFA marks the centenary of the birth of Surrealism

This year’s edition of the Brussels fair is full of dreamlike offerings from new exhibitors and stalwarts of the event alike

19 Jan 2024

French art deco is still in the ascendant in New York

After a mid-century dip in enthusiasm, the demand for exceptional pieces of design seems irrepressible

16 Jan 2024

What’s in store for the art market in 2024?

After a period of mediocre post-pandemic growth, what will the next year bring? Apollo’s columnist peers through the mists to make some predictions

2 Jan 2024

Old Masters prove lacklustre at auction – but a late medieval painter is golden

A newly attributed Rembrandt failed to hit the heights at Sotheby’s, but Pietro Lorenzetti pushed up the bidding in Paris

21 Dec 2023

Have single-owner sales had their day?

Mediocre results for the November auctions in New York suggest that the auction-houses have put too many eggs in the same kind of basket

1 Dec 2023

Why won’t the UK government stand up for the arts?

The art market is one of Britain’s economic successes, but politicians of all stripes are unsupportive of the sector

28 Nov 2023

Under the influence – can social media stars also be market makers?

Cause and effect is hard to pin down, but a certain type of celebrity association does seem to affect the value of a work of art

20 Nov 2023

On a scroll – Chinese classical painting is finding new favour

From the November 2023 issue of Apollo. Preview and subscribe here. The twin brush arts of calligraphy and painting first developed…

19 Oct 2023

Are auction houses starting to run out of steam?

Disappointing results for a series of sales in London suggest the market may not be as healthy as Frieze made it seem

19 Oct 2023

The modern-day collectors who want to build their own cabinets of curiosities

Wonders that were once prized by Renaissance princes still inspire plenty of awe

18 Oct 2023

Frieze week highlights: breast-feeding goddesses and poetry in performance

Paintings of women by Rubens at Dulwich Picture Gallery and an installation by Julianknxx at the Barbican are among the shows not to miss this year

10 Oct 2023

Frieze week highlights: calligraphic paintings and serene still lifes

More than 100 works by the painter Frank Walter are on show at the Garden Museum while the Foundling Museum pairs contemporary works with its historic holdings

10 Oct 2023

Frieze week highlights: fast fashion and Georgian light displays

Shopping bag installations by the Swiss artist Sylvie Fleury and an illuminated display at the Soane Museum are among the shows not to miss this year

9 Oct 2023

Frieze week highlights: West African masks and New York bohemia

Sculptures and textiles by Yinka Shonibare are paired with works by artists from across the African diaspora at Stephen Friedman’s new Cork Street gallery

9 Oct 2023

How healthy is London’s contemporary art market?

The first Frieze Art Fair in 2003 made the capital cool again – but how much does it matter now, 20 years on?

9 Oct 2023