Art Market

Masque Îles Mortlock mask

A question of ethics – the market for African and Oceanic art

As museums make promises to return looted works of art, provenance is now of paramount importance in the market

20 Jun 2022
Sotheby's Auction House, London

Can the UK art market bounce back?

As the UK falls behind in the global market, Jane Morris considers the route to reclaiming its competitive status

15 Jun 2022
Barn scene with a man courting a young woman and several figures (detail; 1681), David Teniers II.

Around the galleries – BRAFA lights up Brussels, plus other highlights

Despite its position in this summer’s packed calendar, the Belgian art fair is confident in its unique offering

30 May 2022

Documenta returns to its radical roots

Jakarta-based artists’ collective ruangrupa’s curatorial vision for the 15th edition of the fair puts a spotlight on artists from the global South

30 May 2022
Jadé Fadojutimi painting

Bright young things – the rapid rise of contemporary art’s newest stars

The next generation of contemporary artists may be emerging in the primary market galleries but just how secure is their future?

30 May 2022

What to see at TEFAF Maastricht 2022

With 243 participating galleries and dealers, the first summer opening of TEFAF Maastricht promises a diverse offering of art and antiques.

30 May 2022

Beyond TEFAF – the shows to see while in Maastricht this month

Besides TEFAF, there is much more to see in Maastricht – Maria Howard selects the shows and fairs to note beyond the walls of the MECC this month

30 May 2022

Beyond Rubens – drawings by the lesser-known Flemish masters

Rubens may dominate the field, but there are other names worth seeking out – and plenty of surprises to be found

23 May 2022
Once Upon A Who (detail of a film still; 2021), Simon Fujiwara.

Around the galleries – Frieze hits New York, plus other highlights

A more local, intimate Frieze returns to the Shed – and Apollo picks out four of the best shows at London Gallery Weekend

28 Apr 2022

What not to miss at TEFAF New York

TEFAF New York returns as a single edition this year, with antiquities, jewellery, design, modern and contemporary art all under one roof

28 Apr 2022
Jeremy Deller’s We sit starving amidst our gold (detail), on view at the Venice Biennale in 2013. Photo: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images

The art world’s problem with Russian money

As the number of global billionaires has ballooned, the art world has become increasingly reliable on questionable funds from Russia and elsewhere

28 Apr 2022

A shiny future for Hispanic silver

Silversmithing has had a turbulent history on the Iberian Peninsula. The market is quiet, but showing new signs of life, says Emma Crichton-Miller

28 Apr 2022
(detail; 1936), Paul Nash.

Why the art market is finally taking note of British Surrealism

It isn’t easy to define a made-in-Britain equivalent to the Paris Surrealists, but collectors are increasingly drawn to the uncanny side of British modernism

Sterling efforts – what to make of the London art market’s resurgence?

Recent auction results suggest a return to pre-pandemic levels – but with turmoil engulfing Europe, this raises some difficult questions

5 Apr 2022
Vertumne et Pomone 1620 Abraham Govaerts

Around the galleries – a tour of Geneva’s Old Town, plus other highlights

The convivial event offers visitors the chance to roam the medieval streets of the Swiss capital in search of art ancient and modern

5 Apr 2022
Pichhvai temple cloth depicting the Dana Lila festival, 19th century. Francesca Galloway (price on application)

What not to miss at Asia Week New York

Devotional textiles from India and a rare edition of a work by Hiroshige are among the highlights of this year’s event

11 Mar 2022
Now of Now (installation view; 2020), Ines Zenha. Double V Gallery at ARCO Madrid

ARCO Madrid makes the most of having the stage to itself

While most art fairs have been postponed, the Spanish stalwart is celebrating its 40th birthday in style

22 Feb 2022
William Wilson (detail; c. 1909), Alberto Martini.

Winter is here – but so is London Art Week

The galleries of Mayfair and St James’s are full of surprises and delights that should brighten up December

29 Nov 2021
The Triumph of Neptune and Amphitrite (n.d.), Frans Francken The Younger. De Jonckheere.

Fine Arts Paris remains an intimate affair

The fair is determined to keep growing, but not at the expense of the boutique atmosphere that sets it apart

3 Nov 2021
Dry lacquer head of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (8th century) (left); an exceptional Indian sword or shamshir (early 19th century) (right).

The Asian Art in London Art Awards 2021: the winners

Apollo presents the winners of the Asian Art in London Art Awards 2021

29 Oct 2021
Good Times: Lion Leopard Lake (detail; 2020), Yao Jui-chung. Michael Goedhuis (price on application)

Asian Art in London turns the spotlight on East Asian art

From famille-verte vases to contemporary ink paintings – Emma Crichton-Miller selects her highlights from this year’s event

27 Oct 2021
Illustration (detail) of arms and armour with Sanskrit inscriptions, 18th–19th century, Rajasthan or Awadh, India. Runjeet Singh (price on application)

Indian and Islamic art takes centre stage at Asian Art in London

From Mughal manuscripts to contemporary Sri Lankan painting – Emma Crichton-Miller selects her highlights from this year’s event

18 Oct 2021
The Ascendents XIV (detail; 2021), Wangari Mathenge.

Frieze week highlights: Sickert’s portraits and Hampstead Garden Suburb in the 1970s

The painter’s brooding portraits and Wangari Mathenge’s colourful interiors are among the shows to see this year

7 Oct 2021
Oba Boss (detail; 2020), Patrick Akpojotor.

Beyond Frieze – London’s galleries put their best foot forward and 1-54 returns

Somerset House hosts the London edition of 1-54 and galleries across the capital make the most of the limelight

7 Oct 2021