Art Market

Around the galleries – the Armory Show is still a force to be reckoned with

At a time when art fairs around the world are scaling back, the New York mainstay is still thinking big

3 Jul 2023

Portraits get seriously high-profile at the London auctions this month

A record-breaking Klimt at Sotheby’s has put the marketing machine in overdrive, but quieter joys can be found elsewhere in the capital

22 Jun 2023

Around the galleries – Treasure House sets out its stall in London

From the ashes of Masterpiece rises an ambitious and even more selective successor

19 Jun 2023
giltwood and marble table

The golden age of English furniture

After a period in the doldrums, pieces by the best 18th-century makers are back in demand

30 May 2023

Who really wants to buy video art?

Video art makes the running in the art world – but commercially, it has some catching up to do

30 May 2023

Auction highlights – a window on the world of Pierre Boulez

The famously irascible composer’s collection is up for sale at Artcurial in Paris this month – and it’s full of unexpected delights

26 May 2023

Auction highlights – Basquiat is still very much in fashion

Sotheby’s and Christie’s are both hoping to capitalise on the artist’s luxury status next week

12 May 2023

The battle to win New York’s auction season

There’s strong competition in the Big Apple this month, with a martial portrait by Rubens and a late landscape by Henri Rousseau among the contenders

28 Apr 2023
Verena Loewensberg

What to see at TEFAF New York

The fair returns to Manhattan with a strong focus on designers, women artists, new discoveries and forgotten stories

27 Apr 2023

How New York took over the art world

After decades of globalisation, the centre of gravity is shifting back to the Big Apple

27 Apr 2023

Pop go the prices for Roy Lichtenstein’s works on paper

Drawings, prints and collages were important to the artist’s process – and the market now values them accordingly

27 Apr 2023

Around the galleries – Frieze New York thinks globally and locally

After scaling down during the pandemic, the fair is welcoming new international exhibitors while maintaining links closer to home

27 Apr 2023

Auction highlights – an all-American medley at Sotheby’s

The Wolf family’s extraordinary collection of American art and crafts is up for sale later this month

6 Apr 2023
Wooded Landscape Opening on to a Mountain Range (detail; c. 1600–10), Denijs van Alsloot (1570–1628) and workshop of Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568–1625). De Jonckheere at Art en Vieille-Ville

Around the galleries in Geneva’s Old Town

At the intimate, dealer-led event known as Art en Vieille-Ville, everything from Old Masters to surreal photographs is on offer

27 Mar 2023

Why is Surrealist art so popular?

Public and curatorial interest in the avant-garde movement shows no signs of abating but the market is less stable

27 Mar 2023

Bulls and a china shop – New York’s Asia Week sales, reviewed

An enthralling painting by M.F. Husain and the collection of retired dealers J.J. Lally & Co both played a star turn this week

24 Mar 2023

Art Dubai comes into its own

With a focus on artists from the Global South, there were unexpected discoveries to be made at this year’s edition

8 Mar 2023
Wassily Kandinsky painting

Kandinsky reaches new heights in London

A new record was set for the Russian painter this week while Van Gogh’s portrait of a farmworker fetched twice its estimate

3 Mar 2023

The market for Italian maiolica

These vivid, tin-glazed ceramics were considered fit for the pope to eat off – and can fetch princely prices today

27 Feb 2023

What to see at TEFAF Maastricht 2023

Highlights at this year’s edition include the marble head of a young Roman man and a bejewelled reliquary that was once owned by Charles II’s queen

27 Feb 2023

What does the future hold for the antiquities trade?

A new drive to ensure that ancient objects were obtained legally is transforming the market

27 Feb 2023

Beyond TEFAF – the shows to see in and around Maastricht this month

There’s plenty to see beyond the walls of the MECC, including Flemish Caravaggism in Ghent, Swedish mysticism in Brussels and a once-in-a-lifetime Vermeer show in Amsterdam

24 Feb 2023

Around the Galleries – Salon Du Dessin makes a comeback

The Parisian art fair returns to its spring slot, plus our pick of gallery shows coming up

23 Feb 2023
Meredith Etherington-Smith

Auction highlights – Meredith Etherington-Smith’s personal hoard

The art journalist’s prized collection of handbags and eclectic furniture is up for sale at Bellmans later this month

17 Feb 2023