Art Market

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
Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Walter) Pablo Picasso (1937).

Picasso’s portrait of dying love promises to fetch a high price

The artist once said that ‘it must be painful for a girl to see in a painting that she is on the way out’

9 Feb 2018
Intimation (2014), El Anatsui. Axel Vervoordt Gallery (price on application)

Highlights of BRAFA art fair

From a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite to an array of modern and contemporary art, here’s what not to miss this year

24 Jan 2018

A derelict distillery becomes a canalside arts centre

Axel Vervoordt has turned an industrial ‘wasteland’ into a haven for displaying some of his favourite art

17 Jan 2018

Can commercial galleries thrive outside major market centres?

More contemporary galleries than ever are opening regional outposts, or moving out of London altogether

17 Jan 2018
Proserpine (detail; 1878), Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Agnews (price on application)

‘There is enduring interest in the stories of the Pre-Raphaelites’

The market for the Pre-Raphaelites and their followers is steady and growing, bucking the trend for Victorian painting

15 Jan 2018
An exotic dog, the Mexican Xoloitzcuintli (c. 1580–1600), Prague School.

A Mexican dog in an early modern menagerie

How an ancient breed of hairless dog made its way into the Habsburg art collection

12 Jan 2018

A pair of Easter Island treasures emerge

A sleek, modern aesthetic ups the selling power of a pair of Polynesian dance paddles

8 Dec 2017
Rear Nude with Raised Arms (1930s), Lotte Laserstein.

The shows not to miss during London Art Week Winter

Why it’s time to wrap up warmly in the capital and get gallery hopping

28 Nov 2017
Bust of Joachim Murat (1813), Antonio Canova. Image courtesy Christie's

Canova’s lost portrait bust of Joachim Murat has come to light

Until recently, experts were unsure where this extraordinary portrait bust of Napoleon’s brother-in-law had ended up, or whether it had survived at all

14 Nov 2017
Pair of caparisoned horses, China, Northern Qi period (550–577 AD), ht. 63cm. Eskenazi (price on application)

The best of Asian Art in London

The 20th edition of AAL proves that the appetite for classical Asian art amongst dealers and collectors remains insatiable

6 Nov 2017
Lampi (Flashes) (detail; 1909–10), Luigi Russolo. Galleria dello Scudo at Flashback

Flashback to the future

For its fifth edition, Turin’s Flashback art fair has taken a sci-fi turn

31 Oct 2017

Legal pitfalls that all emerging artists should watch out for

Legal wrangles almost always curb creativity, so artists should avoid the hidden pitfalls of the art market

30 Oct 2017