Art Market

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
Portrait of Chief Rwampungu’s Wife (detail; 1939), Clément Serneels.

Our pick of this year’s London Art Week

The galleries of Mayfair and St James’s are open again – with all manner of masterpieces on offer

30 Jun 2021
New Family Lamp (2020), Atelier Van Lieshout. Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Masterpiece is back, with a new hybrid approach that stays true to its roots

There’s still no bustling tent this year, but the fair continues to offer a platform for the best of art and design from across the globe

22 Jun 2021
untitled 2020 (Rug 3, 1976) (detail; 2020), Rirkrit Tiravanija.

Art Basel Hong Kong remains defiant in the face of upheaval

The fair’s organisers are optimistic that Hong Kong can remain an international art hub despite political turmoil in the city

21 May 2021
Untitled: Midnight, Drummer, Number Two (detail; 2020), Enrico Riley.

Frieze New York prepares for a barnstorming debut at the Shed

With restrictions on international travel still in place, this year’s stripped-back fair is all about bringing New Yorkers together

3 May 2021
Detail of Dragonfly table lamp (c. 1906), Tiffany Studios. Lillian Nassau (price on application)

The temptations of Tiffany glass

With its gorgeous, shimmering colours, Tiffany glassware has a well-established market in the US – but be sure you’re buying the real deal

20 Apr 2021
Essential retail: a view of Lucy Sparrow’s Bourdon Street Chemist (2021).

The UK’s commercial galleries are open again – and here are the shows not to miss in London this month

Apollo’s editors pick out the shows they’re most looking forward to visiting in coming weeks

12 Apr 2021
A Tipsy Courtesan from Fukagawa (c. 1830), Utagawa Kunisada. Sebastian Izzard Asian Art ($20,000)

Wherever you are in the world, prepare to be transported by Asia Week New York

With works spanning centuries and cultures, there’s plenty to captivate you at this year’s event – whether you’re visiting in person or browsing online

10 Mar 2021
Lad culture: Piero del Pollaiuolo’s Portrait of a Youth (c. 1460s/70s). Sotheby’s, London (estimate £4m-£6m).

Will this Renaissance boy be the next big thing at auction?

After the Botticelli, another great Florentine portrait looks set to fetch millions – but it hasn’t always been so highly valued

12 Feb 2021
No more red tape? Boris Johnson signs the Brexit deal in December 2020.

What does the Brexit trade deal really mean for art businesses?

The new trading arrangements between Britain and the EU will affect how art is bought and sold – and art businesses need to wise up on them

3 Feb 2021
Casket (16th century), Gujarat, India. São Roque – Antiguidades e Galeria de Arte (price on application)

Not just another digital art fair – a preview of BRAFA 2021

This year’s event has come up with a hybrid model that puts the focus firmly on galleries

26 Jan 2021
Head of Man (detail; 1948), John Craxton.

What not to miss at London Art Fair online

The 33rd edition of the fair is also its first digital-only outing, but it still offers the best in British art

19 Jan 2021

Art businesses must get creative if they’re going to survive this crisis

Dealers and auction houses will need to think strategically as they try to weather the pandemic and its fallout

15 Jan 2021
A livestreamed sale at Sotheby’s in June 2020.

What does 2021 hold for the wounded art market?

The art market, like many other business sectors, is not about to revert to its pre-pandemic appearance

29 Dec 2020
Michael Gove: Leon Neal/Getty Images; Background: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images for Barbican Art Gallery

How can UK art businesses prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period?

Recent guidance published by DCMS highlights implications for the movement of goods – and art dealers would do well to take note

3 Dec 2020
A Girl Blowing on a Brazier (detail; 1646–48), Georges de La Tour. Lempertz, Cologne (estimate €3m–€4m)

A sale in Cologne turns the spotlight on Georges de La Tour

Only one of the artist’s celebrated night scenes remains in private hands – and it comes to auction at Lempertz in Cologne next month

25 Nov 2020
Table (late 18th century), circle of Lorenzo Dolci.

What not to miss at TEFAF Online

With galleries encouraged to focus on a single masterpiece, this year’s online fair includes an array of museum-quality works

30 Oct 2020
‘Dragon’ dish, Yongzheng period (1723–35), China.

Highlights of Asian Art in London – East Asian art

The spotlight falls on art from China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia in the second half of the event

27 Oct 2020
The nayika and the black buck the workshop of the Guler artist Chhajju at Chamba. Francesca Galloway (price on application)

Highlights of Asian Art in London – Indian and Islamic Art

Reimagined for its 23rd edition, the event is now split into two sections – with the first leg focusing on Indian and Islamic art

21 Oct 2020
Aq Qoyunlu turban helmet (second half 15th century), Turkey or Persia. Sotheby’s, London (estimate £400,000–£600,000)

A museum of Islamic art in Jerusalem is selling works to make ends meet

The museum is selling part of its collection of Islamic art as well as some extraordinary timepieces

14 Oct 2020