Art Market

Panel depicting lobsters (1888), signed Shibata Zeshin. Christie’s, £662,500.

The lustre and allure of Japanese lacquer

In the last decade some exceptional pieces have sold for six-figure sums, but lacquerware is still good value for money

The Asian Art in London Art Awards 2018: The Winners

Apollo presents the winners of this year’s Asian Art in London Art Awards

2 Nov 2018
Uragano (Hurricane; 1938), Arturo Martini.

Cross-cultural connections at Flashback 2018

Preview highlights from the sixth edition of the fair in Turin, which takes its premise from a sci-fi novel by Chad Oliver

1 Nov 2018

What not to miss at Asian Art in London this year

Highlights from this year’s event prove that London remains a leading centre for Asian art worldwide

31 Oct 2018
Kutenai Duck Hunter, Edward S. Curtis

What’s in store at TEFAF New York Fall

Your guide to the best of the leading art and antiques fair, which returns to the Park Avenue Armory this week

24 Oct 2018
Celebrations (detail; 1990), Paul Guiragossian.

How is the market for Middle Eastern art faring?

The auctions of the Abraaj corporate collection offer plenty of food for thought

18 Oct 2018
Night of the Long Knives I, Athi-OPatra Ruga

What not to miss at 1–54 in London

Ibrahim El-Salahi’s public sculpture and the multimedia dreamworld of Athi-Patra Ruga stand out at this year’s fair

3 Oct 2018
Le Générale Canson, Préfète Duffaut

Frieze Week highlights: protest, painting and dwarf planets

What not to miss in London – including an overview of Haiti’s modern art movement and new works by Kemang Wa Lehulere

1 Oct 2018
Janet with Ermine (2018), Melanie Manchot.

Frieze week highlights: snow, video art and suspended sculpture

New paintings by Kerry James Marshall and Melanie Manchot’s meditation on snow and ice are among the events not to miss

1 Oct 2018
Untitled (mid 1960s), Hannah Wilke.

Frieze week highlights: latex, terracotta and a Camden catwalk

An evening of performances and three shows of 20th-century women artists are among the events not to miss

1 Oct 2018
Subway, Tokyo 1969, Shomei Tomatsu, courtesy Michael Hoppen Gallery

Frieze week highlights: Japanese photography and Oceanic encounters

‘Oceania’ at the Royal Academy and an exploration of post-war Japanese photography are among the shows to see at the moment

1 Oct 2018
River Form (BH 568), Barbara Hepworth

Women artists take the limelight at Frieze Masters 2018

Highlights from the seventh edition of Frieze Masters

28 Sep 2018

Will blockchain transform the art market?

Numerous art-focused start-ups are offering services that use blockchain technology. Do they have what it takes to disrupt the art market?

22 Sep 2018

Highlights of LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2018

The works not to miss at the 10th edition of LAPADA’s annual fair

14 Sep 2018
Oval lobed dish with chinoiserie motifs (c. 1735–45), Giuseppe Sarao.

The virtuosic tortoiseshell workers of 18th-century Naples

Objets d’art crafted from tortoiseshell inlaid with gold and mother-of-pearl are rare examples of the technique known as piqué

11 Sep 2018
Lumière (1946–47), Joseph Lacasse. Whitford Fine Art (€100,000–€150,000)

What’s in store at La Biennale Paris this year

Highlights of the 30th edition of the fair include a Roman bust and a display devoted to Napoleon

7 Sep 2018
Habet! In the Coliseum A.D.XC (1865), Simeon Solomon.

Simeon Solomon gets his time in the spotlight

In his lifetime Solomon was shunned for defying social norms. But now the talented Victorian artist is getting his due

9 Jul 2018
A Sheet of Figure Studies, Peter Oliver

What not to miss at London Art Week

A painting Canova tried to pass off as a Giorgione and a full-length portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi stand out this year

28 Jun 2018

The best of Masterpiece 2018

Manet, Modigliani and Marina Abramović are among the highlights of this year’s Masterpiece London

25 Jun 2018
The Oyster Meal, Jacob Ochervelt

The remarkable story of a Nazi-looted Dutch Golden Age painting

‘The Oyster Meal’ by Jacob Ochtervelt comes to auction in July after being returned to the heirs of the original owner

22 Jun 2018
Agnes Martin photographed in her studio in 1960 by Alexander Liberman. Alexander Liberman Photography Archive, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

How artists’ foundations can reduce the risks of high-stakes lawsuits

Lawsuits can drive foundations to stop rendering opinions about the authenticity of artworks. But as a recent case shows, authenticators can take steps to protect themselves

12 Jun 2018
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