Art Market

Detail of a female figure, 19th century, Lobi, Burkina Faso. Serge Schoffel at Cultures: The Worlds Arts Fair

This month’s unmissable international art events

Antiques in Hong Kong, tribal art in France, and London’s first quattrocento maiolica show in 100 years

3 May 2017
Olla, (c. 600 BC), Italy, Faliscan. Charles Ede

TEFAF takes a contemporary turn in New York

Modern and contemporary art and design take centre stage at the first ever TEFAF New York Spring

2 May 2017
La Muse Endormie (cast by 1913), Constantin Brancusi.

May madness gets underway in New York

Plus: Art fair shake-ups in Germany | An Ottoman art record in London | An early Velázquez in Madrid?

28 Apr 2017

How UK institutions are benefitting from a quiet tax break

Many acquisitions at UK museums are made possible by a tax break that benefits both buyer and seller

26 Apr 2017
'Mementos. Artists Souvenirs, Artefacts and other Curiosities' (2017), Art Brussels.

Highlights of Art Brussels

Like the city itself, the strength of this fair is in its variety

23 Apr 2017
Carved cinnabar lacquer dish (Lat Yuan/early Ming dynasty), China. Sotheby's.

The unsung beauty of Chinese cinnabar lacquer

Lacquer is an extemely difficult material to work with, but the results can be extraordinary

21 Apr 2017

Who’s collecting German experimental prints?

There has always been a market for early 20th-century German prints, but it’s constantly evolving as tastes and expertise change

19 Apr 2017
Nude Sunbathing (detail; 1995), Roy Lichtenstein.

Battling for bragging rights ahead of the New York sales

Top lots announced for New York sales | Mixed fortunes for Sotheby’s Hong Kong | Victoria Miro expands to Venice | TEFAF talk

17 Apr 2017
Nu sur fond jaune (1930), Raoul Dufy. Grob Gallery at Art en Vieille-Ville

A guide to this month’s best art fairs

Art Brussels, Art Cologne, and the London Original Print Fair all return in the coming weeks, and the countdown to Art en Vieille-Ville in Geneva begins

17 Apr 2017
Head of Avalokiteshvara, Tang dynasty (618–906), dry lacquer, ht 67.8cm. Sotheby’s Hong Kong, estimate: HK$18m–HK$25m

Rare Asian art comes to the block at Sotheby’s

Auction highlights this month include an outstanding example of early Ming porcelain and a rare Nicholas Lancret painting

12 Apr 2017