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Anna Brady

Anna Brady is Art Market Editor at The Art Newspaper

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Art market

Might Rupert Murdoch be Art Basel's next big investor?

Media and television mogul is reportedly in negotiations to take a stake in art fair's Swiss parent company MCH Group

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Art market

London galleries launch concurrent exhibitions on AR app

New co-operative grew out of a WhatsApp group set up in March for galleries to share advice in the wake of UK’s coronavirus lockdown

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Art market

To encourage galleries, Art Basel in Hong Kong relaxes application criteria for 2021 fair

Galleries no longer required to have a physical space, down payments cut from 100% to 25% of stand fees and automatic re-admittance for 2020 ABHK exhibitors

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Art fairs

October Frieze fairs in London will be smaller, reconfigured and may be combined—if they can go ahead, organisers say

The fair group sent a letter to exhibitors guaranteeing full refunds if its autumn events are also forced to cancel due to virus concerns

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Art fairs

Nanne Dekking steps down as Tefaf chairman, replaced by Hidde van Seggelen

Art dealer takes the reins of the fair's executive committee, while four women join the board of trustees

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Art market

'You need to predict what will be important in tomorrow’s world': Xavier Hufkens on opening another gallery during a pandemic

The art dealer is opening a third space in Brussels today with an exhibition of new works by Sterling Ruby

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Private view

Private View: must-see gallery shows opening around the world as lockdowns lift

From Michael Wolf's lush images of Hong Kong to the minimalist works of Alice Tippit in Chicago

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Art market

Fugitive art dealer Inigo Philbrick found on Pacific Island, charged with $20m fraud scheme

London and Miami-based Philbrick, on the run since October, was arrested by FBI on Vanuatu on Thursday

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Art market

Friends with benefits: art dealers cosy up to auction houses for online sales

As part of a growing trend, Sotheby's is launching The Dealer's Eye, two sales of works consigned by nearly 40 Old Master galleries in London and New York

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Art market

Let the distress sales begin: cash-strapped British Airways to sell some of its art collection

Airline has called in Sotheby's to value and sell at least ten pieces from its collection, which includes works by Damien Hirst, Bridget Riley and Peter Doig

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Art market

Smells like team spirit: London galleries work together to reopen from 15 June

David Zwirner, White Cube, Pace, Gagosian among galleries opening their doors next week—but don’t forget your face mask

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Art market

Art Basel cancels Swiss edition in September due to coronavirus concerns

Flagship fair will relaunch next June in Basel as organisers focus on delivering Miami Beach show in December

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Lawsuits

Insurers hit by art-world class action lawsuit as coronavirus crisis bites

Claimants including major museums and art galleries accuse companies of failing to pay out on Covid-19 pandemic

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Art market

Art Basel's September fair thrown into further doubt

In frank letter, organisers scrap Monday deadline for exhibitors as Swiss authorities delay decision on large-scale events until 24 June

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Art market

Art SG cancels inaugural fair—again

After postponing last year, first edition planned for this autumn will now happen in November 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

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Art market

Convicted art fraudster Ezra Chowaiki subject of yet more legal drama

New racketeering suit against the disgraced New York art dealer, brought by a Spanish collector regarding paintings by Picasso and Léger, gets off to a mixed start

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Auctions

Just the one: Christie's scraps major June New York sales in favour of a 'global relay' auction in July

Hybrid sale of 20th century art and design will take place over four live-streamed sessions in Hong Kong, Paris, London and New York

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Charity

Artists including Anish Kapoor design posters to raise funds for patients in NHS mental health units

The charity Hospital Rooms is releasing six limited edition posters for sale for £50

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Art market

'It's a time to do things, not think': Danny Katz on the art of dealing and not overthinking in a pandemic

Ahead of his sale at Sotheby's this month, the London art dealer talks about the obsessive pursuit of knowledge and why he is not interested in contemporary art

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coronavirus

UK galleries and auction houses can reopen from 1 June, government says

Art trade associations have been lobbying to be recognised as “non-essential retail” in phase two of the lockdown exit roadmap; museums will have to wait until phase three in July

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Art market

Christie's and China Guardian Auctions team up for sales and exhibitions series in Shanghai

Collaboration, dubbed 2020+, will take place in late September: Christie's says it is not a reaction to easing of coronavirus lockdown in Chinese city

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Art market

Whisky drinking, dog walking and gardening: art dealers' plans for the alternative Frieze New York

With the "real-life" fair cancelled due to coronavirus, exhibitors give their thoughts on the event's first online viewing room experience

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Diary

Police stop Sotheby's auctioneer’s family concerts outside London home

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Art fairs

Will Art Basel actually happen in September? A letter to exhibitors suggests potential for more delays

Fair extends deadline to confirm participation until 1 June, but concedes "there are simply too many open questions" to know if the fair will happen at the moment

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Commercial galleries

Galleries worldwide face 70% income crash due to coronavirus, our survey reveals

The alarming impact of the crisis on international galleries and dealers is revealed in our exclusive survey, which also suggests that a third of businesses do not expect to survive

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coronavirus

Can’t pay your rent? Here’s what you can do if you're a UK gallery

Coronavirus has left many art businesses struggling to pay their bills, but there are resources available to help

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Can the art market weather the coronavirus storm?

Plus, Sean Scully talks about his favourite "lonely work", The Moroccans by Matisse in New York's Museum of Modern Art. Produced in association with Christie's

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Art market

Redundancies, pay cuts and staff furloughs at Sotheby's as coronavirus impact bites

Christie's is also making salary cuts and has furloughed between 300-400 staff as lockdown closes auction houses and forces sales online

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Private view

Available online or by appointment: the best new commercial exhibitions to check out during lockdown

From a virtual tour of William N. Copley's Surrealist-inspired paintings to Joshua Citarella's exploration of young political online spaces

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Art market

Sotheby's postpones New York May 'gigaweek' sales due to coronavirus

Move is in line with Christie's and Phillips which postponed their sales to late June, but Sotheby's is yet to announce when its auctions will actually happen

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coronavirus

Post-pandemic, the art market might return to 'normal'—but do we want it to?

Many in the art world see the impact of coronavirus as a chance to slow down the frenetic pace of global activity and rethink the whole system

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coronavirus

After much speculation, Art Basel postponed to September due to coronavirus

Swiss art fair is the latest of numerous fairs to be moved to the autumn, as the pandemic decimates the art world calendar

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coronavirus

Tefaf Maastricht comes under fire as Covid-19 cases surge among the fair's attendees

Infected participants criticise fair’s decision to open in March as virus was spreading

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Art market

Latest art fair to succumb to coronavirus: Tefaf New York Spring postponed to autumn, swallowing up sister fair

Event has now moved to the dates normally occupied by Tefaf New York Fall, which has been scrapped as a result but will return in 2021, organisers say

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Art market

Christie's and Phillips move May 'giga-week' New York sales to end of June due to coronavirus

Expanded 20th century art week in US will swallow up London auctions. Sotheby's has yet to make a decision about its New York Spring sales

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Art market

Pyjamas and cava: the diary of an Art Basel VIP in an online world

A blow-by-blow account of the Hong Kong digital viewing rooms that launched this morning

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Art market

In a drastic move, Christie's shuts most locations and postpones sales due to coronavirus

Auction house has closed New York saleroom along with other offices—Sotheby's follows suit while Phillips has postponed all events and sales until mid-May

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Art market

Here are the art fairs and auction houses that have been cancelled or closed (so far) due to coronavirus

Updates on how Covid-19 is turning the art fair calendar upside down as (most) organisers err on the side of caution

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Art market

In unprecedented move, Tefaf Maastricht shuts early due to coronavirus

Dutch fair will close tonight following news that an exhibitor has tested positive for the disease

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Art market

Tefaf Maastricht exhibitor tests positive for coronavirus

Art dealer did not show any symptoms at the fair and was diagnosed in his home town on Monday

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Art market

Dickinson sells €15m Van Gogh painting at Tefaf Maastricht—the highest value reported sale so far at the Dutch fair

Peasant Woman in front of a Farmhouse, once sold in a farmyard auction for £4, sold to a private collector

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Art market

Fairs in a time of coronavirus: trepidation turns to relief at a quieter—but not disastrous—Tefaf Maastricht

It was touch and go as to whether the 33rd edition of the Dutch fair would go ahead, but so far most exhibitors seem relieved even if business is slower

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Exhibitions

Saved from collapse, sculptor Elisabeth Frink's studio to be resurrected within 13th-century barn

Messums Wiltshire bought the building last year and will now reconstruct it for an exhibition in its gallery—at a cost of £100,000

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Art market

Tefaf Maastricht will go ahead despite three exhibitors pulling out so far over coronavirus fears

Some US museum staff will apparently not attend the 33rd edition of the Dutch fair this week, while many galleries remain defiant in the face of a "tough" fair ahead

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TEFAF Maastricht

Maastricht adventures: Tefaf exhibitors reveal what they get up to while banished from the fair on vetting day

From castles and cathedrals to baring it all at a spa, there is plenty to keep dealers' nerves at bay while the vetters move in

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Commercial galleries

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening this March

From Kevin Jerome Everson's videos of working-class displacement to Donna Huanca's wet slit—the best new commercial exhibitions this month

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Art market

New digital art fair in Paris hopes to attract tech tycoons

Cadaf Paris claims to be Europe's only fair dedicated to new media and will coincide with Vivatech conference in June

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Art market

Lakin Ogunbanwo awarded 1-54 art fair's first residency as popularity of artist funding schemes grows

New initiative in collaboration with Thami Mnyele Foundation will offer artist a three-month stipend to live and work in Amsterdam

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Art market

Coronavirus: Beijing's Jingart is the latest Asian art fair to cancel

A look at how the market is responding to the epidemic

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Art market

Blain Southern shuts all three galleries

Harry Blain, who split from co-founder Graham Southern last year, says he is "unable to secure the gallery’s future long term"

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Bonhams

Bonhams chief executive Matthew Girling to leave auction house

Former jewellery specialist, who joined the firm in 1988, will be replaced by Bruno Vinciguerra, who will also continue in his role as executive chairman

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Art market

Sotheby's new owner Patrick Drahi comes to auction house's first sale in post-Brexit Britain

“No fireworks” at last night's Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist art auction that featured three restituted works

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Art market

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening in February

Huma Bhaba's humanoid sculptures and Hairy Who member Gladys Nilsson—the best new commercial exhibitions this month

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Buyer's Guide

How to buy a... René Magritte

The artist’s trademark motifs make his work easily recognisable and desirable—but there is more to this Surrealist than apples and bowler hats

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2020: art market issues and big shows

We look at the year ahead for galleries, art fairs and auctions, and seek out the big shows in the UK, Europe and the US

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Art market

Christie's cancels Dubai sale of Middle Eastern art

March auction will return to the Emirate in spring 2021, but is cancelled this year due to new strategy and constrained supply of works

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Art market

Tefaf boss Patrick van Maris—who took the fair brand to New York—quits

The president and chief executive of the Dutch fair group since 2015 will leave at the end of May

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Art market

In person | Dealer Daniella Luxembourg on taste-making and being stubborn

The gallery owner and art world grande dame explains why the big art fairs are not for her

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Paul Cézanne

Drop the accent? Cézanne’s acute dilemma

A campaign to revert the artist's surname to the original Provençal spelling is being led by the artist's grandson

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Commercial galleries

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening in January

Lydia Benglis's sparkly vessels and an abortion rights fundraiser—the best new commercial exhibitions this month

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The Year Ahead 2020

Newcomers and stalwarts: highlights from the 2020 fair calendar

Art Basel celebrates its 50th anniversary and new fairs in London and New York join the fray

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2019: the year in review

The Art Newspaper team ponder 2019's biggest art stories. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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The Year in Review 2019

From cancelled fairs to street art's auction room takeover: the art market's fruitiest stories of 2019

We look back at the stories that have overturned the art world order this year

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Get your shine on at Art Basel in Miami Beach

There is plenty to keep magpie collectors happy at the fair

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Major Jon Rafman show planned for Hirshhorn Museum

And Mickalene Thomas goes Pop in NYC

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Discounts give younger galleries a leg up at Art Basel in Miami Beach

A 20% fee reduction for new galleries exhibiting contemporary art has enabled smaller players to join the fair's main section

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

'My mother placed a Calder mobile above the bathtub': inside the collection of Candia Fisher

The New York-based arts patron on her fascination with maritime artefacts and her regret at missing out on one of Monet's waterlilies

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Portia Munson’s immersive work for Art Basel's Meridians finds a home at 21c Museum Hotels

Cindy Sherman weaves her magic, and more news from Art Basel in Miami Beach