And does the city really have what it takes to become a global commercial hub?
A portrait jewel commissioned by the future George IV for his secret wife, Maria Fitzherbert, is up for auction
A quick guide to the upcoming events in London, Bamberg, Edinburgh, and Knocke
Venetian vedute, Tuscan cassone panels, and a masterpiece of British painting all feature in London’s upcoming Old Master sales
Mayfair and St James’s are still at the centre of London’s art market, but the galleries themselves are constantly on the move
There’s something for all tastes at this year’s art fair, from ancient statuary to bright abstract paintings
English porcelain may not attract the same high prices of the past, but it could still be a lucrative opportunity for new collectors
The firedogs made for the French couturier and collector Jacques Doucet are the epitome of art deco style
London Art Week returns to St James’s and Mayfair, while Old Master fair Paris Tableau is revived – in Brussels
Auction highlights this month include a dramatic plaster relief in Paris, and a diminutive but vibrant Van Gogh in London
Max Beckmann’s ‘Bird’s Hell’, a terrifying vision of cruelty painted after he fled Nazi Germany, is to be sold at auction for the first time
Plus: Major lots unveiled for London | Art Informel in Vienna | PAD expands to Geneva
The legendary S.S. Normandie was lost to fire in the 1940s, but relics from its luxury interior survive – including these verre églomisé panels
Prices are rocketing for photographs by Bernd and Hilla Becher and their students at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
Plus: Dreweatts and Mallett sold | From mantelpiece to marketplace | Dealers on the move in London
Auction highlights this month include a Twombly masterpiece that has never appeared at auction before and a striking portrait by Picasso
Many artists are uncomfortable about the perceived excesses of the market. But can they actually do anything about it?
These supposedly ‘primitive’ ceramics from late medieval and early Renaissance Italy are fresh, inventive and fun
Antiques in Hong Kong, tribal art in France, and London’s first quattrocento maiolica show in 100 years
Modern and contemporary art and design take centre stage at the first ever TEFAF New York Spring
Plus: Art fair shake-ups in Germany | An Ottoman art record in London | An early Velázquez in Madrid?
Many acquisitions at UK museums are made possible by a tax break that benefits both buyer and seller
Like the city itself, the strength of this fair is in its variety