Art Market

The Peaceable Kingdom with the Leopard of Serenity

The growing craze for American folk art

Collectors love it for its graphic power – and Europe’s growing interest in outsider art could widen the market

Painting steals the show at Art Cologne

Contemporary painting in Germany is flourishing, if the highlights of Cologne’s art fair are anything to go by

14 Apr 2016
Autoportrait, place Vendôme resized (detail; 1932), Bernard Boutet. Courtesy Sotheby's

Sotheby’s sells ‘the handsomest man in Europe’

The elegant Bernard Boutet, medieval chess pieces and a vibrant, miniaturist Madonna feature in our preview of April’s art market

3 Apr 2016
Tableau Rastadada (1920), Francis Picabia. © ADAGP, Paris and DACS London 2016

What is Dada? (And how much is it worth?)

Dada ‘anti-art’ works are deliberately contradictory. They’re also notoriously unpredictable when they come to market

Winners and losers in the giddy melee of Art Basel Hong Kong

Key talking points and selfie-stops from this year’s fair, which was as much of a cultural melting pot as ever

30 Mar 2016

For devotees of drawings: highlights of Salon du Dessin

Salon du Dessin attracts the world’s most committed drawings collectors. What should they look out for this year?

21 Mar 2016

Pick of the fair: Xaver Scheidwimmer

TEFAF Maastricht 2016 | Shells, lizards, flowers and Chinese porcelain all feature in this elaborate still life by Balthasar van der Ast

20 Mar 2016

Pick of the fair: Kunstkammer Georg Laue

TEFAF Maastricht 2016 | This virtuoso carving of Adam and Eve was made by the 'German Giambologna', Leonhard Kern

20 Mar 2016

Pick of the fair: Wallace Chan

TEFAF Maastricht 2016 | This Chinese jeweller is a phenomenon, creating flights of fancy in gemstones

20 Mar 2016

Pick of the fair: Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd

TEFAF Maastricht 2016 | Could this Géricault portrait be of the young Delacroix?

19 Mar 2016

Pick of the fair: Burzio

TEFAF Maastricht 2016 | New exhibitor Burzio offers this rediscovered marquetry prie-dieu

19 Mar 2016

Pick of the fair: Tornabuoni Art

TEFAF Maastricht 2016 | Alberto Burri's Rosso nero has a strange beauty

19 Mar 2016

Pick of the fair: Galerie Kugel

TEFAF Maastricht 2016 | This 360-degree panorama is as extraordinary today as it was 200 years ago

18 Mar 2016

Pick of the fair: Koopman Rare Art

TEFAF Maastricht 2016 | A pair of wine coolers by one of Britain's most celebrated gold- and silversmiths

18 Mar 2016

Pick of the fair: Brame & Lorenceau

TEFAF Maastricht 2016 | Alexander Calder's exuberant gouache seems closely related to his colourful sculptures

17 Mar 2016

Pick of the fair: López de Aragón

TEFAF Maastricht 2016 | This huge, tragic theatre mask from ancient Rome is a sight to behold

16 Mar 2016

Pick of the fair: Sydney L. Moss

TEFAF Maastricht 2016 | Two wrath-filled guardians of the Buddha keep watch over the Asian art specialist's stand

15 Mar 2016

New York’s annual celebration of Asian art is underway

Asia Week New York should be considered the TEFAF Maastricht of Asian art

14 Mar 2016

Pick of the fair: Brimo de Laroussilhe

TEFAF Maastricht 2016 | The other half of this beautiful diptych is in the Louvre

14 Mar 2016

Pick of the fair: Johnny Van Haeften

TEFAF Maastricht 2016 | Marten van Cleve favoured scenes of peasant feasts and celebrations, as seen in this recently discovered painting

13 Mar 2016

Pick of the fair: Daniel Katz Gallery

TEFAF Maastricht 2016 | This recently rediscovered work is a masterly example of terracotta sculpture

12 Mar 2016
Elijah in the Desert (c. 1545–47), Daniele da Volterra

Pick of the fair: S. Mehringer

TEFAF Maastricht 2016 | Two rare works by 16th-century painter Daniele da Volterra can be found on S. Mehringer's stand

11 Mar 2016
View of Delft (Postcards from Nowhere) (2015), Vik Muniz.

Pick of the fair: Ben Brown Fine Arts

TEFAF Maastricht 2016 | Don't miss Vik Muniz's characteristically quirky take on a Dutch Old Master

10 Mar 2016
Armchair (c. 1802), Thomas Hope

Pick of the fair: H. Blairman & Sons

TEFAF Maastricht 2016 | This elegant Thomas Hope chair was a favourite of British architect James Stirling

10 Mar 2016