Art Market

Landscape with Holy Family (detail; c. 1630), Jan Bruegel II and Pieter van Avont. Caretto & Occhinegro

Seasonal delights at Flashback in Turin

Highlights of the seventh edition of the fair range from seasonal allegories by Giorgio Vasari to Arte Povera stones

30 Oct 2019
Dish (18th century), Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Ben Janssens Oriental Art (£12,000)

What not to miss at this year’s Asian Art in London

Highlights from this year’s event reinforce London’s status as the leading global centre for the Asian art market

29 Oct 2019
Installation view of Bimaristan Qalawoon Gift Shop (2019), Yasmine El Meleegy in in Muhib Al-Din Hall for ‘Reimagined Narratives’, Cairo, 2019.

Contemporary art comes to the oldest street in Cairo

The latest instalment of Art D’Égypte’s annual exhibition is spread across four venues on the historic El Mu’iz street

23 Oct 2019
My biggest fear is that someone will crawl into it (detail; 2017), Jonathan Baldock.

Frieze week highlights: powerhouse publishing from Chicago and power naps in Fitzrovia

Theaster Gates in the archives and Jonathan Baldock’s four-poster bed are among the shows not to miss during Frieze Week

1 Oct 2019

Beyond Frieze – what’s in store in London this week

With the British Art Fair joining 1–54, there’s more to see at this busy time than ever before

1 Oct 2019

Frieze week highlights: dried cod and the crispness of Caulfield

Joseph Beuys sculptures at Bastian and Patrick Caulfield at Waddington Custot are among the shows not to miss during Frieze Week

27 Sep 2019
The Derelict (c. 1920), James Pryde.

Frieze week highlights: the Goya of Aberdeenshire and Cézanne in one piece

An exhibition of works by James Pryde and a display of new research on Cézanne are among the shows not to miss during Frieze Week

27 Sep 2019

Frieze Masters broadens its horizons

A Botticelli portrait and an ancient bronze hedgehog are among the must-see artworks at this year’s event

27 Sep 2019
The Redentore, Venice (detail; c. 1746), Canaletto.

Florence’s art and antiques fair returns to its roots

Exceptional Italian artworks should prove a big draw at the Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato in Florence

16 Sep 2019
A security guard stands next to Jeff Koons‘ Rabbit (number two from an edition of three, plus one artist’s proof; 1986) at Christie’s New York in May 2019, ahead of its record-breaking sale at auction for $91.1m.

How did artists’ multiples come to fetch multiple millions?

The art market prizes rarity – or so they say. What, then, is behind the recent record-breaking sale of an editioned sculpture by Jeff Koons?

8 Sep 2019
Canoe prow (detail; 19th century), New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago.

Parcours des Mondes continues to broaden its horizons

Art and artefacts from all corners of the world come together in this year’s edition of the event

6 Sep 2019
Amedeo Modigliani's Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) at Sotheby's Hong Kong in April 2018.

In defence of the catalogue raisonné

With the art market crying out for definitive catalogues, a new international association has been launched to support their production

5 Aug 2019
An art adviser, Graham Reid, examines a painting (Les Deux Soeurs) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir before its auction at Sotheby’s in London in 1963.

‘The role of the art adviser is undergoing radical revision’

The line between dealing and advising on purchases of art is growing increasingly blurred – so can we still expect advisers to act solely on their clients’ behalf?

29 Jul 2019
Our House (House in Davos-Wiesen), (c. 1920), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Galerie Henze & Ketterer

The best of Masterpiece 2019

A Romano-British mosaic, a rococo coffee pot, and Robert Rauschenberg are among the highlights of this year’s fair

24 Jun 2019
The court casket from Newbattle Abbey (1565), Master of Perspective, Nuremberg (£750,000).

It’s the last chance to save this rare Renaissance casket for the nation

Modelled on the form of an Italianate palazzo, and adorned with trompe l’oeil polygons, this object is one of the earliest of its kind

19 Jun 2019
Conjunction of Opposites: Woman of War and Lady of the Wild Things (1983–86), Liliane Lijn. Rodeo (price on application).

Highlights from the 50th edition of Art Basel

Galleries from around the world are bringing some of their biggest-name artists to the fair this month

6 Jun 2019
Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Playing the currency markets – with art

Fluctuating exchange rates have made for tidy profits in recent years for those who know their way around the art market

3 Jun 2019
From Graffiti de la série VIII, La magie (series 1935–50; prints, c. 1956 and 1960), courtesy Waddington Custot

How Parisian graffiti made its mark on modern art

Brassaï’s eerie photographs of the city’s walls inspired painters including Jean Dubuffet, Antoni Tapiès and Cy Twombly

20 May 2019
Untitled (1950–55), Seydou Keïta.

Frieze, 1–54, and more – what’s in store in New York this month

A large slice of the Big Apple is given over to the two contemporary art fairs this May

1 May 2019
Comptoir amoncellement (Laden Counter) (1968), Jean Dubuffet. Pace Gallery (price on application) Photo: Tom Barrett; © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Galleries and collectors flock to TEFAF New York Spring 2019

The fair at the Park Avenue Armory focuses on modern and contemporary art and design

30 Apr 2019
Detail showing three man at the Seder table, with wine glasses and mazzot, from the Lombard Haggadah (c. 1390–1400), circle of Giovannino de Grassi (Master of the Paris Tacuinum?), Milan

A chance to see a rare Hebrew manuscript made in medieval Milan

The Lombard Haggadah is a precious relic and the earliest known Italian guide to the Passover Seder

10 Apr 2019
Fruit Harvest (September) (1670), Herman Saftleven. Onno van Seggelen (€55,000)

What not to miss at this year’s Salon du Dessin

A bucolic Dutch scene and a paper cut-out poppy are among the highlights of the fair in Paris

26 Mar 2019
The Shield of Achilles (1823), designed and modelled by John Flaxman.

The best of TEFAF Maastricht 2019 – part three

Renaissance saints, Louis XVI vases and a silver gilt shield – the final instalment of what not to miss in Maastricht this year

14 Mar 2019
Merli Futuristi (Futuristic Blackbirds) (detail; c.1924), Giacomo Balla

The best of TEFAF Maastricht 2019 – part two

Italian Futurism, handmade furniture and a fertility figurine – more works not to miss in Maastricht this year

13 Mar 2019