Art Market

Alice Neel

Frieze week highlights: Alice Neel and Victor Willing

An exhibition of Alice Neel’s portraits and abstract works by Victor Willing are among the shows we’re looking forward to seeing this year

10 Oct 2022
Amy Sherald

Frieze week highlights: Amy Sherald and Craig Murray-Orr

Amy Sherald’s striking portraits and Craig Murray-Orr’s postcard-sized paintings are among the highlights to see this year

8 Oct 2022
The Salon de Curiosités at the Hôtel Lambert. Photo: courtesy Sotheby’s

Auction highlights – an Al Thani treasure trove comes up for sale in Paris

The first of Apollo’s new, fortnightly auction previews looks at Sotheby’s sale of objects from one of Paris’s most colourful private mansions

7 Oct 2022
Helen Saunders Hammock

Frieze week highlights: Beat Generation artists and the forgotten Vorticist

Drawings and paintings by the little-known Vorticist artist Helen Saunders and a screening of Bruce Conner’s 1967 film ‘THE WHITE ROSE’ are among the shows not to miss this year

6 Oct 2022

How will a global recession affect the art market?

There is a growing nervousness about the effect a predicted global downturn might have on the art market’s post-pandemic bounce-back

26 Sep 2022
Relief avec deux collines (1972), Magdalena Abakanowicz. Sotheby’s London, £52,500

Threads of potential – the market for textiles by women artists

From the United States to the Soviet Union, women artists of the post-war era found creative freedom in fibre art – and their works are beginning to loom large in the market

26 Sep 2022
The Grand Palais Éphèmere, Paris. Photo: Aliki Christoforou; courtesy Art Basel

Around the galleries – Art Basel lands in Paris, plus other highlights

With its first excursion to the French capital, Art Basel has stolen FIAC’s slot in the autumn calendar, and perhaps its thunder

26 Sep 2022
Frieze Seoul

Was Frieze Seoul worth the hype?

The art fair’s first edition in the South Korean capital raises interesting questions for international dealers

3 Sep 2022
The Rituals of Things (2022) by Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture

What can Documenta teach the market?

This year’s Documenta is possibly the most challenging edition yet – so why is much of the art market failing to attend?

30 Aug 2022
The Feast of Absalom (late 1640s), Niccolò Tornioli. Robilant+Voena

Around the galleries – the ‘grand exhibition of Italian art’ returns to Florence

The Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato di Firenze remains rooted in tradition – but it welcomes some modern sensibilities this year, too

30 Aug 2022
Marble sculpture by Mino da Fiesole

How early Tuscan Renaissance works made an unexpected return to the market

These once-overlooked pieces are making a comeback – and with few on the market, they’re more collectable than ever

30 Aug 2022
Portrait of Georges de Porto-Riche (detail; 1889), Jacques-Émile Blanche. Robilant + Voena

What not to miss at Masterpiece

As the eclectic fair returns to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Apollo picks out four highlights

29 Jun 2022
Sowei helmet mask of the Bundu societies

Parcours des Mondes is back in full force

This year’s event aims to entice a wider range of collectors and exhibitors back to the galleries of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris

27 Jun 2022
A young lady playing the tambourine, possibly Miriam the prophetess, sister of Moses (detail; first quarter of the 17th century), Pseudo-Caroselli. Agnews, London

Around the galleries – London Art Week takes a musical turn, plus other highlights

The dealers of Mayfair and St James’s have banded together with the Philharmonia Orchestra for a special series of concerts this year

21 Jun 2022
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