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Georgina Adam

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coronavirus

Will coronavirus-related cancellations spell the end of ‘fairtigue’?

When the merry-go-round restarts, it will be in a changed landscape. While fairs have been postponed and others cancelled, there may be benefits

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Art market

From hot new thing to 'cryptowinter' chill: sizing up fractional ownership of art

Companies are offering shares in works by artists from Monet to Warhol through crypto tokens, but the jury is out as to the benefits for investors

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Art Market Eye

Death of a wannabe 'mega' gallery—was the closure of Blain Southern an outlier or the canary in the mine?

Gallery's demise could be symptomatic of the growing polarisation of the art market

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Not here to stay: what makes private museums suddenly close?

From mounting bills and funding problems to art-washing and embezzlement, collections are disappearing from public view at a rate of knots

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Art market

Millennials—monsters, or saviours of the art market?

What do young collectors want, what do they buy, and, as they become richer, will they add rocket fuel to the art market—or blow it up entirely?

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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Art market

Why the catalogue raisonné is the forger's bible

An international conference considered the challenges and risks— not to mention the sheer size of publications

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Lawsuits

Dodgy dealers beware: anti-fraud lawsuits are on the rise

A spate of fraudulent agents in the dock this year give the art trade a bad image—even if only a few individuals are involved

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Art market

Comment | Why are we seeing so many counterfeits?

Artistic fraudsters are still pushing their luck—creating works ranging from the barely believable to the downright hilarious

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Forgeries

Bankrupt 'playboy' James Stunt attempted to borrow £40m against works of art claimed to be forgeries

The former husband of heiress Petra Ecclestone owes £5m in debt including an unpaid sum of £3.9m to Christie's

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Art market

Piece by piece: the issues with fractional ownership of art

Billed as the next big thing, schemes to sell shares in works of art have yet to excite the market

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Art market

Global recession looms—but there's a new twist

Burgeoning private museums offer cause for hope among economic uncertainty and geopolitical turbulence

Archive
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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Collectors

French collectors step up buying at FIAC

Making a making a remarkable return to the contemporary art world

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Art market

Sotheby's newfound privacy gives it greater freedom, but at what cost to the rest of us?

Former public company status left the auction house at a disadvantage to rival Christie's, but its quarterly finance reports provided rare insight in a secretive market

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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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Gerhard Richter

How to buy a...Gerhard Richter

As a major retrospective on the artist is due to open at the Met Breuer in New York next year, we look at the German artist's market

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Venice

Giudecca contemporary art district launches in industrial area off Venice's beaten tourist track

Opening during the Venice Biennale, the new initiative includes project and exhibitions spaces and a foundation for young Polish art

Interview
Art market

'I would give my head to be cut off—like Holofernes!' Eric Turquin on the Caravaggio attribution

The Old Master specialist who researched the provenance of the recently attributed painting on the joys of exploring French attics

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Egon Schiele

How to buy an... Egon Schiele

While well known in the West, the work of this major figure of Austrian Expressionism is less recognised in Asia—until now

Interview
Art market

Sandy Angus—founder of six fairs across Asia—on his mistakes, MCH Group and a new event in China

In the first of a new art market interview series, we speak to the art fair boss about his career

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Art market

Dubai's Alserkal Avenue launches arts foundation

The not-for-profit will commission works and offer residencies and educational programmes to promote artistic development in Dubai

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Art market

London art dealer Richard Green sued by US tycoon over €5m Old Master purchases

Gary Klesch claims undisclosed provenance led him to pay higher price for two paintings by Jan Brueghel the Elder and Salomon van Ruysdael

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Art market

The Fine Art Group buys Falcon Fine Art as art finance industry consolidates

Terms and cost of the Falcon buy have not been revealed but deal includes the "purchase of over 10 loans” with borrowers in the EU, Australia and the US

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Art market

Life lessons: what the art market learned from 2018

Georgina Adam speaks with three leading art world figures on the key events of last year and what 2019 may hold

Podcast

2019: art market predictions and the best events

From Brexit worries to emerging trends, we look ahead at what to expect from the art market this year. Plus, our correspondents pick the must-see exhibitions, fairs and festivals. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Art market

Shagalov sues Paul Kasmin Gallery over Stella ownership

The art dealer has been involved in a number of lawsuits, which allege he defaulted on purchases of art

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Art market

Trump’s tax Act offers potential tax havens for art

‘Opportunity Zones’ present a new kind of tax-deferred exchange on high-value assets

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The Year In Review

Market stunts predict the future… and evoke the past

The Leonardo and Banksy auction spectacles suggested a future in which marketing triumphs. But was it ever thus?

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Market

In debt we trust: the rise of art-secured lending

The rapid growth in the number of loan providers, from private banks to specialist lenders, could transform the art market’s relationship with the financial markets

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Art market

Tiny, but rich: Luxembourg pushes for more presence in art market

It may be known as a haven, but buyers in the grand duchy pay 17% tax, fair director says

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Art market

Paris versus Shanghai: photo fairs old and new compared

Despite censorship, China’s appetite for photography is growing but Paris Photo remains pre-eminent

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Frieze London 2018

Interested in a square inch of a Warhol? Fractional ownership hits the art market

A growing number of new investment platforms are touting the concept

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Art market

Blockchain: Hot stuff or hot air?

The technology offers the promise of a world in which a work of art’s provenance is held on a single database—if it lives up to the hype

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Art market

Supply wrung out? End of term feel to London Impressionist and Modern art auctions

Sotheby's sale fell below estimate while Christie’s provided some cheer, showing there is still money in Monet – but only the right one

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Art Basel 2018

Show and sell: the added value of a museum exhibition

How soon is too soon? Private collectors are selling off works as little as a few weeks after lending them to high-profile shows

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Art market

Are Sergei Skripal sanctions hitting Russian buying and selling at UK auctions?

Hostile relations between Russia and the West following attempted poisoning of former MI6 spy may dampen bidding at London's Russian sales

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Frieze New York

New $50m art warehouse opens in Harlem—with Foreign-Trade Zone status

Arcis's 110,000 sq. ft art-storage facility in New York boasts the latest in high-tech security

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

From Beijing to Mayfair: French dealer to open new gallery in London

Specialist Hadrien de Montferrand brings a unique mix of influences to his work

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Art's Most Popular

How museums can double their visitor numbers—featuring DJs at the Musée Guimet in Paris

Think differently and "belong to the public"

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Art market

Settlement reached in saga over Chinese buyer’s unpaid Richter bill

The complex saga started in June 2015 when the Beijing-based businessman Zhang Chang bought a work by Francis Bacon at Christie’s

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Donald Trump

'While I revile Trump as much as the next man, Nancy Spector was wrong to offer the Golden Toilet'

Georgina Adam on why Guggenheim's chief curator should rise above President and his "swampy" world

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Art market

From Van Gogh to Richter—what happens when bidders fail to pay up at auction?

Flaky winning bids are knocking the gloss off record-breaking sales

Podcast

Podcast episode 15: What will 2018 hold for the art world?

We are at the London Art Fair speaking to Georgina Adam about her art market predictions and to Louisa Buck about the top shows and artists to keep on your radar this year

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Art market

What will 2018 hold for the art market?

Expect more guarantees, an Old Master revival and gallery innovation, says Georgina Adam, art market editor-at-large

Podcast

Podcast episode 13: the dark side of the art market

Former editor of the The Art Newspaper Jane Morris speaks to Georgina Adam about her new book Dark Side of the Boom and the art world's less savoury side

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo marketed as a rock star ahead of Salvator Mundi sale

Painting is being presented by Christie’s as the “Holy Grail of Old Master paintings”

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Centre Pompidou will pop up in Shanghai’s West Bund cultural corridor

Paris museum will organise 20 exhibitions in new satellite space as part of renewable five-year deal

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Damien Hirst banks on Venice show for his renaissance

Artist and his investor-collectors hope spectacular exhibition and plenty of spin will revive flagging market

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Art Basel 2017

Where does all the art go after a fair?

In an exclusive extract from her forthcoming book, Dark Side of the Boom, Georgina Adam discovers why most art is destined for a crate-filled, high-security storage facility

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Art fairs

Tracey Emin and Lehmann Maupin no longer in bed

Artist and gallery part ways after two decades

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Non-dom art collectors in UK could be hit with new taxes

Even works held and sold abroad could be liable for UK tax

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Centre Pompidou could pop up in Shanghai, in city’s West Bund ‘cultural corridor’

Paris contemporary art centre in negotiations to open space after setback ten years ago

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Centre Pompidou to pop up in Shanghai

Paris Modern art museum in negotiations to open space in West Bund cultural district

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Art market

Anatole Shagalov embroiled in legal cases that reveal problems of buying art with loans

Buyers using works as collateral and allegedly defaulting on payment becoming increasingly common in "frothy market"

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Battle over Kiefer’s Beijing show escalates as curator rejects dealers’ objections

Organisers say Western galleries are attempting to protect their interests in the Chinese market

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Chinese tycoon who has invested millions in art was a major sponsor of Kiefer’s show

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The art market in 2017: perplexing times for pundits worldwide

Uncertainty is the name of the game, made unpredictable by international politics and an economic downturn in the Gulf

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Turmoil at Honolulu’s Bishop Museum

Fears abound for the collection-rich, cash-poor Hawaiian institution

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Art market

Experts shed light on Modigliani's murky market with new research project

Fakes and squabbles have long-obscured scholarship, but a catalogue raisonné may now be in the pipeline

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Art market

Art takes second place as selfies steal the shows

Instagram-friendly works can give a huge publicity boost to artists and exhibitions

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Fairs

Why shopping malls are making space for high-end art

Hong Kong, Shanghai, Paris, Bicester—the retail trend is all about boosting “dwell time”

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Exhibitions

Biggest ever Giacometti survey show opens in Shanghai

Artist’s foundation teams up with museum founder Budi Tek to bring 250 works to China

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Football outscores culture as Qatar spending slumps

Museum layoffs and project suspensions gather pace in Qatar as oil revenue collapse continues

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Art market

Bangladesh puts exposure before sales to get itself on art market map

The non-commercial Dhaka Art Summit is helping to raise the international profile of South Asian artists

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In the beginning: women kickstart South Asia scene

Female artists, collectors, curators and philanthropists are playing a leading role in developing the arts scene in South Asia

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Art

Art in shopping malls: it’s all product after all

Art has long been hitched to luxury goods, but it is now becoming a more democratic—or commercial—concept as malls begin to incorporate exhibition space

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Art

Wildenstein can’t be forced to recognise disputed Monet

French court will not intervene over work that was championed by BBC’s Fake or Fortune

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Art

Owner of purported Monet loses case in French court

Work featured on BBC’s Fake or Fortune programme in 2011

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Art market

Five predictions for the art market in 2016

Lay-offs at auction houses, terrorism in Europe and luxury art experiences for all

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Art market

2015's biggest art market developments and what they mean

From the contraction of the Chinese economy to the death of zombie formalism

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Auctions

When did auctions become ‘curated’ sales?

Whether a new concept or just another way to sell art, themed shows are bringing in business

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Venice Biennale

First look at the pavilions: seven national presentations of note in the Giardini

The Art Newspaper team guide to some of the best things to see at this year's Venice Biennale

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Art market

Galleries pull out of Gillman Barracks

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Commercial galleries

Five galleries to close in Singapore's Gillman Barracks

<span style="color: #222222; background-color: #ffffff;">Low footfall and lack of infrastructure blamed for departures in May <br> </span>