Art Market

A Study of a Stork (1781) Shaykh Zayn al-Din, Company School, Calcutta. Sotheby's.

A look ahead at October’s art market highlights

London’s PAD stands out among the Frieze week fairs; Christie’s auctions works from Leslie Waddington’s collection, while Sotheby’s focuses on Islamic art

3 Oct 2016

The art you shouldn’t miss at Frieze Masters this year

Highlights of this year’s fair, from modernist photographs to ancient armour

3 Oct 2016
Still Life of Flowers in a Stoneware Vase (c. 1607–08), Jan Brueghel the Elder. Sotheby’s London, £3.8m. Apollo Magazine Art Market Review

Art market review: highlights of the July sales

Anyone scanning the headlines would have been impressed by the results of the ‘classic art’ auctions in London in July.

2 Oct 2016

Gerald Laing’s giant girls are making a comeback

The British Pop artist is hot property at auction – and now there’s a welcome exhibition of his work in London, too

30 Sep 2016

Fine Art Asia celebrates an exhilarating first decade

The week’s round-up of the top art market stories: Fine Art Asia returns to Hong Kong and Sotheby’s opens in Dubai

23 Sep 2016

Should the art market be more transparent?

The art market needs to regulate itself better if it is to keep the legislators off its back

16 Sep 2016
Blowing Hot, Blowing Cold (c. 1600–after 1652?)

Opulence and extravagance in Paris – and other auction highlights

From a Dutch Caravaggisti painting to 17th-century Chinese cabinets, here are our highlights from the art market this month

10 Sep 2016
The End #2 (2014), by Taiwanese artist Su Yu-Xin, part of the ‘Future Island’ project organised by Mehta Bell Projects at START Art Fair

London’s art fair season begins – but with a few casualties

A round-up of this week’s top art market stories: LAPADA and START Art Fair return to London, but Multiplied and Art16 are no more

9 Sep 2016
Damascene plate signed Komai, Japan, Meiji period (1868–1912)

September art fair highlights

London’s LAPADA has a tempting range of offerings, while Fine Art Asia continues to thrive with impressive Chinese and Tibetan objects

7 Sep 2016
The Temptation of Saint Anthony,

The Biennale des Antiquaires is for serious collectors

With previously unseen paintings by followers of Bosch and works by leading 20th-century Spanish artists, the fair has upped its game

From branding to Brexit: inside the Art Business Conference

Now in its third year, the event in London addresses some of the most pressing topics affecting the sector

2 Sep 2016
Shift (1996–97), Jenny Saville

Drop in the value of sterling attracts global buyers

June’s auctions see works by Moore, Saville and Picardy exceeding expectations, while several museum-worthy pieces change hands

1 Sep 2016
Desire Scenery Series

The market is hot for contemporary Chinese ink painting

Contemporary Chinese ink painting is the perfect middleground between the old and the new

30 Aug 2016
Komainu (guardian dogs)

Serious business at Parcours des Mondes

The first ever exhibition of Tsogo land pieces and a hairpin made from Zulu ivory are among the highlights at Parcours des Mondes

29 Aug 2016

New attributions for Brian Sewell’s Old Master drawings

A round-up of this week’s top art market stories, including new attributions for drawings in Brian Sewell’s collection and changes in Sotheby’s shareholders

26 Aug 2016
Danae, by Orazio Gentileschi

Sotheby’s second quarter results suggest shaky art market

Plus: Fabrizio Moretti brings lawsuit against David Zwirner | Coastal connoisseurship at Art Nocturne Knocke | Penelope Curtis finds heaven at TEFAF

12 Aug 2016

Tribal art on its own terms

Originally associated with the modernist art of Picasso and Matisse, tribal art has experienced a surge in popularity with outstanding pieces now being valued as artworks in their own right

10 Aug 2016

What do auction house private sales mean for collectors and the art market?

What lies behind the growth of the auction house private sale, and what are its ramifications for collectors and the wider art market?

4 Aug 2016
Auction of fine Chinese Paintings, Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2016

Chinese art market rises as the West drops back

Plus: Old Masters of the Old Masters on the move | Beatrix Potter at 150 | The Leslie Waddington Collection

29 Jul 2016
Untitled (Boy asleep)

Summer art fair highlights

From Italian art in Monaco to unusual tribal objects in London, this summer’s art fairs have rich offerings

18 Jul 2016

Optimism for the Old Masters

Plus: London Art Week | Helena Newman to chair Sotheby’s Europe | Bowie Collection comes to auction | Timothy Taylor Goes Stateside

15 Jul 2016
Lot and his Daughters (1613–14), Peter Paul Rubens

Dutch connections and elaborate treasures at London’s auction houses

A look at some of the highlights at Christie’s and Sotheby’s this week

5 Jul 2016

How is London’s art market faring after the Brexit vote?

It’s been a turbulent week, but the mood at London’s auction houses and art fairs is cautiously optimistic

1 Jul 2016
Lauren Prakke.

My masterpiece selection: Lauren Prakke

For the collector and art patron, Michelangelo’s David and an Ico Parisi sofa are timeless triumphs

29 Jun 2016