Art Market

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
La Chemise (detail; 1905), Kees van Dongen. Galerie Jean-François Cazeau (€1.8m)

What not to miss at BRAFA this year

From Fauvist paintings to fragments of the Berlin Wall – highlights of the 2020 edition of the fair

24 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
(detail; 1969), Pat Douthwaite.Happiness is Green Shield Stamps

Highlights of London Art Fair – and beyond

Modern British art gets a strong showing this month, while Condo also returns to the capital

17 Jan 2020
Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

A legal guide to the new anti-money laundering rules in the UK

The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive has passed into UK law. What impact will it have on the British art market?

9 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

What not to miss at the winter edition of London Art Week

Highlights of the artworks and exhibitions on show in Mayfair and St James’s this year

28 Nov 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
Frederik Bruun Rasmussen and Julie Arendse Voss with Vilhelm Hammershøi’s Interior, Strandgade 30 (1900).

An outstanding Hammershøi painting goes under the hammer at Bruun Rasmussen

In advance of their sale later this month, two representatives from Scandinavia’s leading auction house discuss the timeless qualities of the modern Danish master

19 Nov 2019
Standing schist Boddhisattva (detail; 2nd–3rd century AD), northwest Pakistan

The Asian Art in London Art Awards 2019: The Winners

Apollo presents the winners of the Asian Art in London Art Awards 2019

7 Nov 2019

Fine Arts Paris and beyond – what’s in store in the French capital this month

The fair underscores its links with the museum world in its third edition. Plus highlights from Paris Photo and Also Known as Africa

6 Nov 2019
Double marriage cup (c. 1890), Michael Perchin for Fabergé. A La Vieille Russie (price on application)

TEFAF New York makes the most of being in the Park Avenue Armory

From Tiffany vases to Fabergé gold, this year’s stateside edition of the fair is full of connections to the Armory’s rich history

31 Oct 2019
Landscape with Holy Family (detail; c. 1630), Jan Bruegel II and Pieter van Avont. Caretto & Occhinegro

Seasonal delights at Flashback in Turin

Highlights of the seventh edition of the fair range from seasonal allegories by Giorgio Vasari to Arte Povera stones

30 Oct 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
My biggest fear is that someone will crawl into it (detail; 2017), Jonathan Baldock.

Frieze week highlights: powerhouse publishing from Chicago and power naps in Fitzrovia

Theaster Gates in the archives and Jonathan Baldock’s four-poster bed are among the shows not to miss during Frieze Week

1 Oct 2019

Beyond Frieze – what’s in store in London this week

With the British Art Fair joining 1–54, there’s more to see at this busy time than ever before

1 Oct 2019

Frieze week highlights: dried cod and the crispness of Caulfield

Joseph Beuys sculptures at Bastian and Patrick Caulfield at Waddington Custot are among the shows not to miss during Frieze Week

27 Sep 2019
The Derelict (c. 1920), James Pryde.

Frieze week highlights: the Goya of Aberdeenshire and Cézanne in one piece

An exhibition of works by James Pryde and a display of new research on Cézanne are among the shows not to miss during Frieze Week

27 Sep 2019

Frieze Masters broadens its horizons

A Botticelli portrait and an ancient bronze hedgehog are among the must-see artworks at this year’s event

27 Sep 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
A security guard stands next to Jeff Koons‘ Rabbit (number two from an edition of three, plus one artist’s proof; 1986) at Christie’s New York in May 2019, ahead of its record-breaking sale at auction for $91.1m.

How did artists’ multiples come to fetch multiple millions?

The art market prizes rarity – or so they say. What, then, is behind the recent record-breaking sale of an editioned sculpture by Jeff Koons?

8 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