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Brook Mason

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Commercial galleries

As galleries begin to re-open, dealerships that survived the Spanish Flu reflect on art sales in the age of pandemics

While some cultivated key clients like the Kennedys and Fords, others relied on close communication even under socially distanced circumstances

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Outsider art

Outsider art pulls an 'in' crowd in New York

The city's Americana week saw works by 20th century self-taught artists edging out traditional folk art and antiques thanks to a growing celebrity-studded client base

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Art market

Art storage demands flare as California fires rage

Calls for emergency art storage are putting pressure on art shipment and insurance firms

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Art market

Elaborate, traditional pieces sold well at the latest auctions

Chinese and Russian buyers with a taste for the ornate have added a new layer of bidding and are forcing prices ever higher

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Art market

Decorative arts market report: The field is booming, fuelled by museum buying and style-hounds

"Sold to the person in the Prada suit"

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Art market

Decorative arts sales shift to Chicago

New York vies with London for nineteenth- and twentieth-century decorative arts sales, but Chicago is coming on quickly

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Art market

Post-1935 decorative arts, mass produced at exclusive prices

A survey of the decorative arts market

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Art market

Influx of new collectors of American paintings boosts market

Even third-rate works are now selling for six figures

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Design

When form plus function equals art

High-profile shows are breaking down the boundaries between designers and artists

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Art market

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening this May

New commercial gallery shows—from a new space in south London to an apartment show in San Gimignano

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Artists

Picasso biographer John Richardson dies, aged 95

We recently spoke to the art historian about his new book focusing on his extraordinary life, his homes and his eclectic personal collection

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Art market

New York’s Americana week reveals a generational shift in taste

Sales lag while demand for folk art is on the rise as Millennials move away from a ‘Home Alone’ aesthetic

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Commercial galleries

Dealers mix Modern furniture with Old Masters in New York

Nicholas Hall and François Laffanour have paired up on the Upper East Side

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Art market

Antiques trade adapts to survive

Dealers downsize or go online as tastes in furniture and collecting change

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Art market

In the trade, October 2016

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Art market

In the Trade, September 2016

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In the Trade, April 2016

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Art market

In the Trade, March 2016

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Art market

In the Trade, February 2016

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Art fairs

In The Trade, December 2015

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Art market

In the Trade, July/August 2015

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Art market

Collectors flock to Lalanne sheep, driven by recent exhibition at the Paul Kasmin Gallery

Set of sheep sell for $746,500

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Art market

2011 Sharjah Biennial artists announced

New organiser discloses record 119 artists from 36 countries will be exhibited

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Artist interview

Interview with Bruce Weber: “We had to work fast—and run”

Photographer Bruce Weber has spent seven years recording the plight of Miami’s Haitian community

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Art market

Sale of Diego Giacometti floor lamp at TEFAF confirms that design is well and truly in vogue

Dealers cite the design section's new position as the reason for this year's exceptional sales, in proximity to contemporary art dealers

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Obituaries

Obituary and tributes: Ernst Beyeler

Art world remembers a great art dealer, collector and museum founder

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Art market

Forbes family hold sale of 38 Victorian pictures

Brothers raise cash with a few pictures from their extensive collection

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Basel

Basel satellite fairs beset by management complications in the midst of US dealers shunning Europe

Exhibitors wary of investing in weak market, while community groups oppose Scope tent on public open space

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Gagosian Gallery

Gagosian doubling space in Los Angeles

Meanwhile, Steven Kasher moves in on Gagosian territory

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Collectors

Collector Richard Driehaus's private museum gets a classical makeover

Who said it was all about modernism?

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May 2009

Chicago's industrialist benefactors built the city’s art collections—but can today’s patrons maintain them?

So far the next generation have yet to replicate their parents’ efforts on the same scale

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Artist interview

Interview with Chuck Close on how his grandma’s crochet inspired his artistic vision

On the eve of a show at PaceWildenstein in New York, the veteran US artist discusses the importance of the year he spent with his grandmother when he was eleven

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Video, film & new media

New Kinetica fair celebrates kinetic and hi-tech art

The event will be held 28 February to 2 March

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Fakes & copies

Difficult timing for autumn fairs in New York as financial crisis hits home

Allegations of “fake” antiques further undermine confidence

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Art dealers

Paris dealers take on Manhattan as galleries migrate across the pond

“We meet a broader range of collectors here”

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Messe Schweiz, parent company of Art Basel, to run Miami Beach Convention Centre

Critics question their priorities, one city commissioner calling their plan to manage the venue “like the fox in the henhouse”

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Art Basel

Roman Abramovich keeps spirits high and dealers rely on old favourites: Art Basel 2008

While the known and bankable sold at a steady rate, Abramovich was the name on everybody's lips

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Design Miami

Brad Pitt spends $1m on contemporary work at Design Miami/Basel 2008

Design is in vogue, as buyers show appreciation for the everyday turned decorative

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach 2009 to boast double the exhibition space

Art Basel owners Messe Schweiz are in pole position to take charge of Miami venue

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Art market

New York Americana week report: High prices for Colonial, Federal and Native American wares

Collectors seek top antiques in a market with a dwindling supply

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Design Miami plans global expansion

The fair, now backed by Art Basel’s owners, targets China

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Design Miami

New Korean buyers responsible for most ostentatious purchases at Design Miami/Basel 2007

As the market becomes more international, Jean Prouvé and the Danish school enjoy a resurgence

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Design Miami

Dealers double as patrons: Design Miami/Basel 2007

The dealer-artist relationship becomes more prominent as galleries strive for individuality, while Jean Prouvé's dominance is undeniable

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Art fairs

Asia Week, New York: Dealers and auction houses report strong sales

There were new buyers and more collectors from India and China, but the art fairs were quieter events

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Tate

Tate woos US patrons with cocktails at 10 Downing Street

Guggenheim director says US institutions cannot compete with such incentives

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Art Basel/Miami Beach 2006 sees the breakdown of the binary between functional and ornamental

There has has been talk of an unusually high proportion of sales, particularly of design pieces

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Antiques

Going...going...is the traditional antique gallery dying?

Dealers race to sell stock at auction as buying tastes change

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Art market

Warring New York dealers guilty of tax evasion

Court orders Helen Fioratti and James Sansum to repay huge sums

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

The new domesticity in Contemporary art

Focus is on the decorative arts at Art Basel Miami Beach

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Decorative arts

SOFA fair, Chicago. Who are the craft collectors?

Many who buy paintings and sculpture are now starting to invest in contemporary decorative arts

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Art market

Western collectors still paying highest prices for top lots of Asian art

While Chinese sustain the middle market for rare but flashy cinnabar, rhinoceros horn and cloisonné

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Art market

Appeal over Peter Brant ownership of Warhol

Ms Lindholm has been attempting to regain Warhol's Red Elvis since 2000

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Museums

MoMA acquires $25 million Matisse

The plum blossoms painting is one of the artist's last works

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Tate Modern

Tate Modern hopes to expand by half by 2011

The museum has announced an ambitious development project which could cost up to £135 million

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Exhibitions

UBS art goes on show at MoMA

Founder Donald Marron has been instrumental in the acquisition of classic Modern and contemporary art

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Collectors

Collector Bob Rubin's proves passion for Prouvé in $1 million restoration

The artist’s Maison Tropicale is on show this month at Yale

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Art market

America votes for giltwood at the International Art and Antiques Show

Decorative arts dealers reported good sales but paintings were harder to shift

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Christopher Dresser

From flea market to Manhattan penthouse: the revival of Christopher Dresser

Gilbert and George and Mickey Wolfson are among the enthusiastic collectors

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Antiques fairs

Winter Antiques Fair: “The Academy Award of dealers’ shows”

Exhibitors reported enthusiastic buying as collectors embraced new areas of the market

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Art dealers

Diary of a New York dealer: Carlton Rochell

Contemporary art collectors are coming to Southeast Asian art. Hollywood’s fascination with Buddhism is also a trigger

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Chicago

Special shows and artists on site made Chicago the capital of the craft market

Prevailing gloom did not deter buying

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Art fairs

Tough times at the 2002 Armory

Collectors were cautious as economic woes continue

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Art dealers

Diary of a New York dealer, Hans Kraus, Jr: “The old medium has died and digital has taken over”

Why collectors of 19th-century painting are crossing over into photography

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Art dealers

A market for baskets: Interview with New York dealer Sebastian Izzard

The difference between Japanese and European taste in the field of Japanese art

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Art market

Diary of New York art advisors: Nancy A. McClelland and Lars Rachen on trends in the decorative arts market

Sophisticated collectors are crossing over from 19th- and 20th-century painting

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Art fairs

Americana in high favour at Philadelphia Antiques Show 2002

The event has become the main venue for collectors in this field

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Art market

How sothebys.com is cutting costs

The loss-making site is shutting down its UK offices

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Art fairs

Fifth annual artpalmbeach shows Florida as glass capital of the US

Collectors are buying for sun-drenched second homes

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Sotheby's

Sotheby’s ends auctions in Chicago

Twentieth-century decorative arts market may shift to local firms and Phillips

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Textiles

Antique textiles: A boom from the loom as museum buying and new collectors hike prices

As other items become inaccessible to some collectors, many in the middle market have turned to textiles

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Art fairs

Three new events for New York

Just as social observers are deploring the hectic roster of arts fairs, three new events have been added to the already crowded calendar.

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Art market

Architecture is taking centre stage in the art world, and the market for architectural drawings is heating up

Few dealers, scarce material, but a growing audience

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Art fairs

High end sales as glassware proves a winner at fourth SOFA fair

SOFA fair report '01

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May 2001

Interview with economist William N. Goetzmann: 'The financial and the art markets do not crash at the same time'

In 2001, the Yale professor attributed the one- to two-year lag between crashes to the time it takes to liquidate assets

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Asian art

Asia Week in the galleries

From Shang to the present, Asian art in all its diversity

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Art fairs

New York Ceramics Fair 2001 hits upon winning formula as dealers elated by sales

Collectors defy mini-blizzard

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Art market

Art Deco furniture rules the auction houses and a new sales record was set as the style replaces 18th-century furniture

Prices are rocketing, but perhaps not everything is right in this field with many experts questioning the authenticity of some pieces

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Art dealers

Diary of a dealer: veteran Asian art dealer Robert H. Ellsworth states “provenance is worth one-third of the price”

The market is driven by supply and demand and not by collectors’ taste, says veteran dealer in Asian art

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Art market

Rembrandt’s Venetian influence: Hanging around New York, a monthly guide by Brook S. Mason.

And bounty of decorative arts including Chinese porcelain and Mendini furniture

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Art dealers

Diary of a US dealer: Fred Hill of Berry-Hill. European museums turn to American landscape

And a wider range of stock attracts more collectors

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Collectors

Collector profiles: Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Scanu of New York and Madame M. of Paris. The modern charm of Art Deco

These collectors agree that the market has risen so much as to make buying almost impossible

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Art market

Diary of a US dealer: Douglas Heller. Crafting a market for contemporary glass

As the SOFA fair of contemporary decorative arts comes to New York, we talk to a leading dealer in the field

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Museums & Heritage

Interview with director Glenn Lowry: Commercial company to be launched by the Museum of Modern Art and the Tate Gallery

Glenn Lowry, director of MoMA, discusses the new internet alliance that marks the first time museums will use their expertise and reputations for online commercial ventures

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Knoedler

Diary of US dealer Ann Freedman: No websales, please; only the personal touch

The president and executive director of Knoedler’s encourages collectors to become museum patrons and supplies major museums with works of art

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Art dealers

Hanging around New York: Collector-patrons for Knoedler’s 159-year history

Picasso for the blind at Wildenstein and a bevy of Latin American paintings exhibitions

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Art dealers

Diary of a dealer: the American Modernism dealer, Hollis Taggart

Rising prices and increasing prestige for certain artists as collectors awake to Modernism’s sleepers

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International Art and Antique Dealer Show

David Lester’s Palm Beach International Art & Antique Fair is already proving to be a booming show

Twenty-two new dealers participating from Pelham Galleries to Helly Nahmad

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Digital Age

What's on in New York: Tackling the digital age

Shows include the first retrospective of images by Hiro at Pace/MacGill and Todd Eberle's computer portraits

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Art market

The market for antiquities is growing, unfazed by protesters

As last month’s antiquities sales boomed, The Art Newspaper surveyed leading dealers and specialists in New York

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Art market

Ritzy auction prices for homespun objects: American Arts and Crafts design receives boost in popularity from Barbra Streisand

“At least thirty collectors are spending $200,000-500,000 a year at auction” on this branch of the decorative arts

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Commercial galleries

What's on in New York: Degas, Dow and Diego

Also on show are pastel landscapes at Artemis and high-tech furniture at Barry Friedman

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Art market

Fair report: International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, New York. “Haute Modernism” and antiquities at the forefront

With American classical furniture and decorative arts in close second place

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Artist interview

Artist interview with Ruth Duckworth: America's top artist in clay turns 80

She sees herself as a sculptor and rejects any links with Arts and Crafts descendant, Bernard Leach

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Art market

The taste of the spectacularly wealthy Palm Beach

Dealers come to share in the benefits of no income tax whatsoever

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Winter Antiques Show

New York's Winter Antiques Show offers insight into the collecting trends, prices and the general health of the art market

The show will exhibit colonial and European furniture, girlhood embroidery, Native American pieces, and folk art

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Art market

Chirac’s Musée de l’Homme raises prices for primitive art

Fetish figures, tribal shields and masks command attention

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Art market

Contradictory entrails; what does the financial health at present mean for the art market?

Sales are buoyant in some areas but real estate is weakening and nerves are showing

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Art market

Marketing at MoMA: aim at the young professionals

Elizabeth Addison, head of marketing and communications, uses weekly surveys and focus groups to build brand awareness

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Art market

First, target your audience: Marketing the Brooklyn Museum of Art

New director, Arnold Lehman, has raised the profile of America’s second largest museum in just one year by advertising

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Art market

Twentieth-century design sales in the US... Tiffany glass continues to climb

Twentieth-century decorative arts sales confirm prize prices for iconic furnishinings