Art Market

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

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
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