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Art market

San Francisco fairs reflect the Bay Area's widening wealth gap

While Fog Design+Art and Untitled continue to draw established dealers, younger galleries opt out due to concerns over sustainability

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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

Analysis
Art market

Jitters and reasons to be cheerful: art market experts give their 2020 predictions

Faced with economic uncertainty, turmoil in Hong Kong, Brexit and a shrinking auction market, the art trade has some justifiable anxiety about the coming year

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Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Guercino drawings at the Morgan to meditations on Cézanne at Ceysson & Bénétière

Analysis
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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Appointments & departures

Charles Saumarez Smith steps down as senior director at Blain Southern

Gallery is going through a “period of restructuring”, according to founder Harry Blain

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Montreal dealer Robert Landau to move his headquarters to Lucerne in 2022

He has secured a 40-year lease on a 35,000 sq. m castle-like complex, with plans to create a sculpture park and private freeport

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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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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Miami this weekend

From the Rubell Museum’s inaugural display to Sterling Ruby’s first solo museum exhibition

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

South American galleries face down turmoil

Civil unrest and economic shifts have Latin American dealers doubling down on Miami's international market

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Art market

Perrotin moves Hong Kong gallery to Kowloon—but it has nothing to do with the protests

The gallery will relocate to a new cultural and residential district developed by billionaire collector Adrian Cheng

Interview
Art dealers

‘I just wanted people’s attention’: dealer Mariane Ibrahim on championing young artists of the African diaspora

Ahead of her debut at Art Basel in Miami Beach, the Chicago-based gallerist walks us through her journey from marketing McDonald's to setting up shop in Seattle

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Peter Halley’s day-glo funhouse to Rachel Harrison’s retrospective at the Whitney

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Art market

'We felt we had to make a choice and we chose scholarship': why Galerie St. Etienne went non-profit

Jane Kallir explains why, after 80 years as a commercial enterprise, the New York gallery has become a foundation

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Commercial galleries

Cheap rents and larger spaces: Barcelona suburb tries to entice dealers out of the city

Some galleries have moved to the industrial warehouse L’Hospitalet but others say it is too far out of the commercial centre

Podcast

Anselm Kiefer on why size matters

On the podcast, we speak to the German artist about his new works inspired by String Theory, now on show at White Cube in London

Podcast

Anselm Kiefer interview. Plus, New York auction 'gigaweek'

We talk to German artist Anselm Kiefer about his new works inspired by String Theory and ask expert Scott Reyburn why the art market is treading water. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

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Commercial galleries

Helen Molesworth to collaborate with Jack Shainman on summer programming

The curator is organising “Feedback” for the gallery’s Upstate New York satellite space, marking her first major curatorial project since leaving LA’s Moca

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Wayne Thiebaud’s little-known paintings of the Southwest to Shirin Neshat’s exhibition of Iranian women artists

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Art market

London dealers Graham Southern and Harry Blain part ways

Blain Southern gallery is undergoing restructuring but “remains committed to its artists”, Blain says

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Commercial galleries

Private view: three must-see gallery shows opening in November

Conceptual videos by Teresa Margolles and the boys of the Beaux Arts Generation are among our picks of the best commercial exhibitions this month

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Commercial galleries

'Like launching a start-up': the modern day growing pains facing commercial galleries

The increasing professionalisation of the commercial art world yields new complexities for dealers

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Art crime

'Prominent' Berlin art dealer arrested on suspicion of fraud

Police has raided seven premises in connection with the investigation

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Fiac

Fiac fever: amidst Brexit drama, we ask 'virgin' dealers why they chose the Paris fair this year

Galleries fresh to the 46th edition explain their decision and reveal their early sales

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Exhibitions

Plastic bottle peril: Gavin Turk's environmental crusade marches on in new show inspired by Extinction Rebellion

Watercolours of water bottles as well as hundreds of discarded bottles from London's streets will be shown at Amsterdam gallery

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Art market

Imane Farès drops out of new Paris gallery complex

Gallery was due to take a space in Komunuma, housed in a 1940s former manufacturing plant in Romainville, a north eastern suburb

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Art market

Running a contemporary gallery is tough: we look at London's lost commercial art spaces

There is a long list of innovative ventures to have fallen by the capital’s waysides but some have left a lasting legacy

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Frieze London 2019

Frieze returns to safe haven of painting amid threat of recession and political instability

Traditional medium is back in fashion amid looming Brexit

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Frieze London 2019

Early sales at Frieze London

Stanley Whitney, Elizabeth Peyton and Joy Labinjo are among the first works to attract buyers at this year's fair

Interview

South African dealer Liza Essers on refusing to give in to legal browbeating

Goodman gallery director discusses being taken to court by President Zuma and acknowledging her privilege

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Frieze 2019

White Cube to open 'office and viewing rooms' in Paris

Launch is latest high-profile opening in the French capital pre-Brexit

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Commercial galleries

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening in October

Steamy Trinidad scenes and black female fetishisation—the best new commercial exhibitions this month

Review
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the Met Breuer’s Vija Celmins retrospective to Kehinde Wiley’s first public sculpture

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The Insiders

New York gallery season kicks off with rights, wrongs and rising above the ‘other’

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Los Angeles this weekend

The West Coast gallery season opens with its own slate of must see shows, from Tala Madani's scatological depictions of motherhood to Kenny Scharf's jabs at consumerism

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the LMCC’s Art Center inaugural season to William Powhida’s watercolour memes

Podcast

Tate's William Blake blockbuster. Plus, Pace and the New York gallery boom

We take an in-depth tour of the Blake show and talk to Marc Glimcher about his vast new space in Chelsea and why galleries are becoming supersized. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Art market

Is this $30m portrait the 'last Botticelli'?

Painting will be exhibited at Frieze Masters next month, after a "style of Botticelli" sleeper sold for over £6m at Zurich auction in June

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Art market

Sean Scully to take over Picasso’s Château de Boisgeloup

Sprawling exhibition marks Irish artist’s first with Almine Rech gallery

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Art dealers

Banksy's former agent quits gallery world citing snobbery and the death of subculture

Steve Lazarides leaves Lazinc in Mayfair to pursue solo projects

Analysis
Commercial galleries

Mega-galleries pick up the pace in the race for space

Commercial galleries continue to expand in Manhattan despite steep real estate costs

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the Rubin Museum's meditation on “power” to the Costume Institute's celebration of camp

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Commercial galleries

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening in September

New commercial gallery shows—from Baroque blackness in Chicago to flying saucers in London

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Law

London art dealer Joseph Nahmad spared jail after banging ex-partner’s head against wall during drunken row

Nahmad received a suspended sentence on Friday and must attend 20 days of rehab

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Commercial galleries

Perrotin picks up four new artists post-KAWS

Emily Mae Smith, Genesis Belanger, Claire Tabouret and Gabriel de la Mora join the Paris dealer's growing gallery network

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Commercial galleries

Australia's only gallery dedicated to female artists to open in Melbourne

Founder of Finkelstein Gallery aims to counter the low representation of women in the Australian art world

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African art

African art gallery co-founded by Hemingway's son opens Tribeca storefront

The gallery originally opened in the 1970s as a venue for the launch party of Hemingway's memoir

Podcast

In memoriam: Karsten Schubert in conversation with Michael Landy

In this archive interview, the artist Michael Landy speaks to the London-based dealer Karsten Schubert, who died this week, about his life as a collector

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Obituaries

Dealer Karsten Schubert—champion of YBAs including Rachel Whiteread and Gary Hume—has died, aged 57

The German-born gallerist and publisher was a key figure in the London art world for more than 30 years

Interview
Dealers

Michael Findlay: 'You don’t make art good by making it expensive’

A fixture of New York’s art scene since the 1960s, dealer Michael Findlay mourns the loss of the city’s local market and fears that the cost of real estate will destroy innovation

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Commercial galleries

‘Grand Paris’: new art complex to open in Parisian suburb

Galleries such as Air de Paris and Fabienne Leclerc will relocate to a refurbished industrial space in Romainville

Comment
Art market

An increasingly polarised marketplace needs a third way

The divide between primary and secondary markets blur as sales skew in favour of a few recognised, bankable artists

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Art market

Are exotic islands and big bucks the way to an artist’s heart?

As artists and their estates become choosier about representation, galleries are going all out to keep them happy

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Commercial galleries

Chelsea gallery reshuffle: Kasmin expands as Pace/MacGill consolidates

Kasmin to gain more than 4,000 sq ft with new space, while Pace/MacGill moves in to Pace's headquarters

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Commercial galleries

‘Brexit changes the game’: David Zwirner to open Paris gallery

Mega-dealer’s first space on the European continent will open to coincide with Fiac art fair this autumn

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Book Shorts

This catalogue succinctly surveys Leon Kossoff’s London life paintings

Cityscapes and portraits, along with his Old Master transcriptions, feature in this book that accompanies an exhibition at Lodnon's Piano Nobile Gallery

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Commercial galleries

US-China trade war proves the 'last straw' for Pace Beijing

The gallery closed its mainland China outpost after ten years due to ongoing tariff hikes, but may expand its Hong Kong presence

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Commercial galleries

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening this July and August

New commercial gallery shows—from a sense of spirituality in Liverpool to Long Island loving in New York

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Commercial galleries

'You can’t do this by yourself': in a lean market, New York's smaller galleries stick together

Younger dealers share experiences and expertise to survive the middle-market squeeze

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s art world unites as demonstrations gather momentum

The gallery community has encouraged strike action, with many closing to enable staff to join protests

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Economics

Sizing up salaries in the visual arts world

A US survey compares compensation for employees by age, job type and education level

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Commercial galleries

Transvangarde pioneer October Gallery turns 40

The London space champions emerging artists from across the globe

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The Buck stopped here

The aerodrome: Michael Stanley remembered at Ikon Gallery

The show is loosely structured around Rex Warner's eponymous novel and co-curated by George Shaw and David Austen

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Art Basel 2019

Now showing: why do art fairs neglect video art?

Collector interest in videos is rising, but the medium still struggles to find floor space

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Bauhaus

Big birthday is a boon for Bauhaus

How the market for artists associated with the German movement is hotting up in this centenary year

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Art Basel 2019

Off-floor selling boosts trade at Art Basel

Viewing rooms, appetite-whetting preview publications and digital platforms are all paying off for galleries at the fair

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Commercial galleries

Salon 94 gallery is moving to a huge property on Manhattan's Upper East Side

The founder of the art and design space plans to consolidate the gallery programme

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Art Basel 2019

Auction prices: the elephant in the room at Art Basel

The first rule of art fairs is don't talk about auctions—but sometimes they can benefit artists and their dealers

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Art Basel 2019

At Art Basel, dealers are looking to reap the rewards of the Venice Biennale

It is an open secret that sales are made in Venice, but dealers at the Swiss art fair are looking to capitalise on the buzz the Biennale creates

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Photography

Hauser & Wirth to represent Annie Leibovitz worldwide

US photographer and gallery are looking at editioning her works

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Gagosian Gallery

Gagosian's pop-up gallery in Basel to become permanent

Mega-dealer says “world-class museums” and Ernst Beyeler’s legacy are behind the move

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Art market

Goodman Gallery will open in London to rail against 'heightened nationalist sentiment and populist politics'

South African gallery is first to be confirmed for new Cork Street redevelopment which has been empty since it was finished last year

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New York real estate

Artists and dealers resist the development of New York’s Chinatown

The coalition Art Against Displacement rallies against the construction of four contested luxury towers in a Manhattan Supreme Court hearing today

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Commercial galleries

Marlborough rebrands and expands in New York's Chelsea neighbourhood

Max Levai will head up the newly consolidated global gallery as blue-chip dealers increase their real estate footprint and stretch their family legacies