Art Market

'Mementos. Artists Souvenirs, Artefacts and other Curiosities' (2017), Art Brussels.

Highlights of Art Brussels

Like the city itself, the strength of this fair is in its variety

23 Apr 2017
Carved cinnabar lacquer dish (Lat Yuan/early Ming dynasty), China. Sotheby's.

The unsung beauty of Chinese cinnabar lacquer

Lacquer is an extemely difficult material to work with, but the results can be extraordinary

21 Apr 2017

Who’s collecting German experimental prints?

There has always been a market for early 20th-century German prints, but it’s constantly evolving as tastes and expertise change

19 Apr 2017
Nude Sunbathing (detail; 1995), Roy Lichtenstein.

Battling for bragging rights ahead of the New York sales

Top lots announced for New York sales | Mixed fortunes for Sotheby’s Hong Kong | Victoria Miro expands to Venice | TEFAF talk

17 Apr 2017
Nu sur fond jaune (1930), Raoul Dufy. Grob Gallery at Art en Vieille-Ville

A guide to this month’s best art fairs

Art Brussels, Art Cologne, and the London Original Print Fair all return in the coming weeks, and the countdown to Art en Vieille-Ville in Geneva begins

17 Apr 2017
Head of Avalokiteshvara, Tang dynasty (618–906), dry lacquer, ht 67.8cm. Sotheby’s Hong Kong, estimate: HK$18m–HK$25m

Rare Asian art comes to the block at Sotheby’s

Auction highlights this month include an outstanding example of early Ming porcelain and a rare Nicholas Lancret painting

12 Apr 2017
A polychrome glazed terracotta bust of a laureate in a frame of fruit, vegetables and pine cones (c. 1487–94), Andrea della Robbia

The Della Robbia that escaped disaster

This glazed terracotta roundel by Andrea della Robbia was made for a palace that was promptly destroyed

7 Apr 2017
Danseuses en blanc (c. 1878), Edgar Degas. Courtesy Sotheby's

‘You can get real fireworks with pastels’

Why Impressionist and Post-Impressionist pastels are becoming increasingly attractive to art collectors of all sorts

Nature morte au citron et pichet rouge (Still Life with Lemon and Red Pitcher) (1964), after Pablo Picasso. Estimate: $6,000–8,000

Picasso’s printmakers step into the spotlight

The Crommelynck brothers worked with the greatest artists of the 20th century to produce extraordinary prints, some of which will soon come to auction

24 Mar 2017
Saint Francis of Assisi (detail) (1842), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Galerie de Bayser, €40,000

Discover the best drawings at Salon du Dessin 2017

The Parisian fair returns this month to celebrate one of the most instinctive and timeless of mediums

18 Mar 2017