Art Market

A Sheet of Figure Studies, Peter Oliver

What not to miss at London Art Week

A painting Canova tried to pass off as a Giorgione and a full-length portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi stand out this year

28 Jun 2018

The best of Masterpiece 2018

Manet, Modigliani and Marina Abramović are among the highlights of this year’s Masterpiece London

25 Jun 2018
The Oyster Meal, Jacob Ochervelt

The remarkable story of a Nazi-looted Dutch Golden Age painting

‘The Oyster Meal’ by Jacob Ochtervelt comes to auction in July after being returned to the heirs of the original owner

22 Jun 2018
Agnes Martin photographed in her studio in 1960 by Alexander Liberman. Alexander Liberman Photography Archive, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

How artists’ foundations can reduce the risks of high-stakes lawsuits

Lawsuits can drive foundations to stop rendering opinions about the authenticity of artworks. But as a recent case shows, authenticators can take steps to protect themselves

12 Jun 2018
Tiger, Tiger, Tiger (2015), Ai Weiwei. Lisson Gallery and neugerriemschneider, price on request.

The best of Art Basel 2018

Melanie Gerlis on the works not to miss at the fair in Basel this year

8 Jun 2018
La Joueuse de Cerceau (The Hoop Dancer) (1891), Jean-Léon Gérôme.

The diminutive dancing girl who made a big impression

This rare plaster cast of Jean-Léon Gérôme’s popular ’Hoop Dancer’ is inspired by ancient Greek Tanagra figurines

16 May 2018

Records tumbled at the first Rockefeller sale – but it lacked the drama we’d been promised

Despite setting a host of new auction records, the first Rockefeller Collection sale was an underwhelming event

9 May 2018
The Schoolroom (detail; 1938), Vanessa Bell. Osborne Samuel, £4,500

The changing fortunes of modern British printmaking

The market for British prints between the wars is now strengthening after decades of neglect – but many works remain affordable

Floater No.28 (unicorn), Derrick Adams

What’s in store at Frieze and 1-54 in New York this week

A tribute to the late gallerist Hudson sets the tone for Frieze New York, and what not to miss at 1-54

2 May 2018
Marilyn, Niki de Saint Phalle

What to look out for at TEFAF New York Spring

The artworks not to miss at the second edition of the modern and contemporary art fair

30 Apr 2018
Writing casket (c. 1540–50), Italian. Photo: © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford (donated by Daniel Katz Ltd through the Cultural Gifts Scheme)

How art businesses could do themselves a favour through corporate giving

Tax reliefs are available in the UK for companies that wish to help protect national heritage – and it’s time they were used more widely

28 Apr 2018
Das Kino (2011),Henk Visch. Tim Van Laere Gallery at Art Brussels 2018.

Art Brussels celebrates its 50th anniversary by looking to the future

A selection of highlights from the Brussels art fair, at Tour & Taxis from 19 to 22 April

21 Apr 2018
Silk samite shirt with ducks (600–800), Central Asia, Sogdiana

The thousand-year-old shirt from Sogdiana

Preserved in remarkable condition, this silk garment reflects the rich cultural milieu in which it was produced

16 Apr 2018

Letter from São Paulo

Charles Saumarez Smith reflects on the art market in Brazil as the 14th edition of SP-Arte takes place

The Harrington Commode. Thomas Chippendale

‘The only name that means anything in furniture’

On the tercentenary of his birth, Thomas Chippendale still exercises a unique hold on the market for British furniture

How excessive taxes are stifling the German art market

In a global art world, Germany’s high VAT rate is holding its artists and collectors back

29 Mar 2018
Le phare de l'hospice à Honfleur, Monet

The best of the Salon du Dessin 2018

Apollo’s highlights of the fair – including works by Monet, Moore and Constable

21 Mar 2018

A confident return for Asia Week New York

Galleries, auction houses and museums come together to celebrate ancient and modern Asian art

16 Mar 2018
L'Étreinte (detail; 1903), Pablo Picasso.

A long-lost pastel by Picasso re-emerges

The work belongs to an important sequence of drawings created in 1903, culminating in the famous Blue Period painting ‘La Vie’

15 Mar 2018
Rebuilding of Rylands, Manchester, L.S. Lowry

The best of BADA 2018

Arts and Crafts silver, Toulouse-Lautrec and L.S. Lowry – the works not to miss at BADA in London this year

14 Mar 2018

The best of TEFAF Maastricht 2018 – part three

Ritual artefacts, jewels and objets d’art – more highlights from TEFAF Maastricht 2018

9 Mar 2018

The best of TEFAF Maastricht 2018 – part two

More of the artworks not to miss at TEFAF Maastricht this year

8 Mar 2018

The best of TEFAF Maastricht 2018 – part one

Susan Moore’s pick of the works not to miss in Maastricht this year

7 Mar 2018
Illustration by James Graham

Is arbitration the answer to settling disputes in the art world?

Privacy is just one of the advantages the arbitration process has over going to court

20 Feb 2018