A round-up of this week’s top art market stories, including new attributions for drawings in Brian Sewell’s collection and changes in Sotheby’s shareholders
Plus: Fabrizio Moretti brings lawsuit against David Zwirner | Coastal connoisseurship at Art Nocturne Knocke | Penelope Curtis finds heaven at TEFAF
Originally associated with the modernist art of Picasso and Matisse, tribal art has experienced a surge in popularity with outstanding pieces now being valued as artworks in their own right
What lies behind the growth of the auction house private sale, and what are its ramifications for collectors and the wider art market?
Plus: Old Masters of the Old Masters on the move | Beatrix Potter at 150 | The Leslie Waddington Collection
From Italian art in Monaco to unusual tribal objects in London, this summer’s art fairs have rich offerings
Plus: London Art Week | Helena Newman to chair Sotheby’s Europe | Bowie Collection comes to auction | Timothy Taylor Goes Stateside
A look at some of the highlights at Christie’s and Sotheby’s this week
It’s been a turbulent week, but the mood at London’s auction houses and art fairs is cautiously optimistic
For the collector and art patron, Michelangelo’s David and an Ico Parisi sofa are timeless triumphs
From Velázquez to Bach, the director of the National Gallery chooses his favourite masterpieces
The Royal Academician and designer’s favourite masterpieces include London Zoo’s Penguin Pool
Dürer, the Frick Collection and the Bugatti Type 35 make it onto designer Guy Oliver’s list
Representation by a leading gallery can make an artist’s career. But do commercial galleries hold too much sway over contemporary art and artists?
In six years, the fair has shaken off its early reputation for extravagance, but the works on show are as eclectic and enjoyable as ever
Competition for artists' estates | Liu Yiqian | Little Landy | and a bookish moment
This year’s edition has a notably political edge, while the Art Basel organisation is working on wider cultural partnerships
Admiring a drawing is ‘like looking over the artist’s shoulder’, says Stephen Ongpin
This loose group of European artists lost out to the American Abstract Expressionists in the 1960s. But are we seeing a revival of interest?
Who said art fairs prefer ‘safer’ pieces? What to expect from Art Basel…
Plus: Departures from Paddle8 | Cecily Brown set to open first show at Thomas Dane | Africa Now | And finally…
Masterpiece London, Art Antiques London, London Art Week, and the Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia all return to the capital this year
Rubens’s epic painting of Lot and his Daughters treats a morally ambiguous subject with great artistic subtlety. It’s bound to do well at auction
Christie’s celebrates the great tradition of British painting this month