Art Market

Once Upon A Who (detail of a film still; 2021), Simon Fujiwara.

Around the galleries – Frieze hits New York, plus other highlights

A more local, intimate Frieze returns to the Shed – and Apollo picks out four of the best shows at London Gallery Weekend

28 Apr 2022

What not to miss at TEFAF New York

TEFAF New York returns as a single edition this year, with antiquities, jewellery, design, modern and contemporary art all under one roof

28 Apr 2022
Jeremy Deller’s We sit starving amidst our gold (detail), on view at the Venice Biennale in 2013. Photo: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images

The art world’s problem with Russian money

As the number of global billionaires has ballooned, the art world has become increasingly reliable on questionable funds from Russia and elsewhere

28 Apr 2022

A shiny future for Hispanic silver

Silversmithing has had a turbulent history on the Iberian Peninsula. The market is quiet, but showing new signs of life, says Emma Crichton-Miller

28 Apr 2022
(detail; 1936), Paul Nash.

Why the art market is finally taking note of British Surrealism

It isn’t easy to define a made-in-Britain equivalent to the Paris Surrealists, but collectors are increasingly drawn to the uncanny side of British modernism

Sterling efforts – what to make of the London art market’s resurgence?

Recent auction results suggest a return to pre-pandemic levels – but with turmoil engulfing Europe, this raises some difficult questions

5 Apr 2022
Vertumne et Pomone 1620 Abraham Govaerts

Around the galleries – a tour of Geneva’s Old Town, plus other highlights

The convivial event offers visitors the chance to roam the medieval streets of the Swiss capital in search of art ancient and modern

5 Apr 2022
Pichhvai temple cloth depicting the Dana Lila festival, 19th century. Francesca Galloway (price on application)

What not to miss at Asia Week New York

Devotional textiles from India and a rare edition of a work by Hiroshige are among the highlights of this year’s event

11 Mar 2022
Now of Now (installation view; 2020), Ines Zenha. Double V Gallery at ARCO Madrid

ARCO Madrid makes the most of having the stage to itself

While most art fairs have been postponed, the Spanish stalwart is celebrating its 40th birthday in style

22 Feb 2022
William Wilson (detail; c. 1909), Alberto Martini.

Winter is here – but so is London Art Week

The galleries of Mayfair and St James’s are full of surprises and delights that should brighten up December

29 Nov 2021
The Triumph of Neptune and Amphitrite (n.d.), Frans Francken The Younger. De Jonckheere.

Fine Arts Paris remains an intimate affair

The fair is determined to keep growing, but not at the expense of the boutique atmosphere that sets it apart

3 Nov 2021
Dry lacquer head of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (8th century) (left); an exceptional Indian sword or shamshir (early 19th century) (right).

The Asian Art in London Art Awards 2021: the winners

Apollo presents the winners of the Asian Art in London Art Awards 2021

29 Oct 2021
Good Times: Lion Leopard Lake (detail; 2020), Yao Jui-chung. Michael Goedhuis (price on application)

Asian Art in London turns the spotlight on East Asian art

From famille-verte vases to contemporary ink paintings – Emma Crichton-Miller selects her highlights from this year’s event

27 Oct 2021
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