Art Market

No. 695 Abraaj (2016) by Rana Begum, installed at Art Dubai 2017

How sustainable is the art scene in Dubai?

And does the city really have what it takes to become a global commercial hub?

10 Jul 2017

A token of love from a besotted prince

A portrait jewel commissioned by the future George IV for his secret wife, Maria Fitzherbert, is up for auction

30 Jun 2017

The European art fairs worth visiting this summer

A quick guide to the upcoming events in London, Bamberg, Edinburgh, and Knocke

30 Jun 2017
Ehrenbreitstein, or The Bright Stone of Honour and the Tomb of Marceau, from Byron's Childe Harold (1835), J.M.W. Turner. Sotheby's London: estimate £15–£25m

Turner’s golden landscape and other auction highlights

Venetian vedute, Tuscan cassone panels, and a masterpiece of British painting all feature in London’s upcoming Old Master sales

29 Jun 2017
Mount Street Gardens in Mayfair. Photo: Benjamin McMahon, courtesy Mayfair Art Weekend

Dance of the London art dealers

Mayfair and St James’s are still at the centre of London’s art market, but the galleries themselves are constantly on the move

28 Jun 2017
Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César and Fait des Romains (c. 1370–80), Paris, Master of the Coronation of Charles VI and a collaborator. Les Enluminures, $4.5m

The best of Masterpiece 2017

There’s something for all tastes at this year’s art fair, from ancient statuary to bright abstract paintings

24 Jun 2017
A 'Hen and Chickens' tureen and cover (illustrated) with stand, c. 1755–56, width 35.5cm (tureen). Christie's London, £223,650

Now is the time to buy English porcelain…

English porcelain may not attract the same high prices of the past, but it could still be a lucrative opportunity for new collectors

23 Jun 2017
Deux bêtes affrontées, (1925), Gustave Miklos, image courtesy Sotheby's

These French firedogs have an impeccable pedigree

The firedogs made for the French couturier and collector Jacques Doucet are the epitome of art deco style

16 Jun 2017
St Louis of France (1620s), Juan de Mesa. Colnaghi at London Art Week

Summer season kicks off in London and Brussels

London Art Week returns to St James’s and Mayfair, while Old Master fair Paris Tableau is revived – in Brussels

9 Jun 2017
The Martyrdom of Saint Victoria (1737), Nicolas-Sébastien Adam. Sotheby's Paris: estimate €200,000–€300,000

In London’s salerooms, bigger is no longer better

Auction highlights this month include a dramatic plaster relief in Paris, and a diminutive but vibrant Van Gogh in London

6 Jun 2017