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Mega-galleries

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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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Media

Are commercial galleries the next big content producers?

The top dealers are increasingly becoming audio and video makers and magazine publishers—is it all still about sales?

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Art market

Global mega-galleries are putting the squeeze on smaller operators

The empire builders are changing the rules

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Art fairs

Fair or foul: more art fairs and bigger brand galleries, but is the model sustainable?

Many galleries acknowledge that supply is a problem, with artists under pressure to produce more work

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Mega-galleries

A generation of dealers is going global by opening additional spaces worldwide

Is this new international gallery explosion a good move?

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May 2011

Gian Enzo Sperone: 'The nature of the art market has changed for ever'

The Italian dealer and co-founder of Sperone Westwater spoke to us in 2011 about botany, the difference between European and US galleries and why the "big gallery" systems won't last

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Auctions

Small dealers are squeezed by the auction house giants

Tied to increasing prominence of private sales by auction houses

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Mega-galleries

Speculation in young artists is over, and the smaller dealers will be hurt the most

Auction houses are selling less work by young artists

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November 2007

Dave Hickey: 'If you want to be an icon of virtue, this is the moment because you’ll stand out'

The outspoken cultural critic and art historian shared his thoughts on the market during a talk at Frieze art fair in 2007—here is the transcript

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Art market

The art market is transforming, but auction house expansion into the contemporary primary market is a symptom of a wider pattern

Globalisation, competition, and massive price increases are forces behind a new market

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Art market

Today’s frenetic art world pushes criticism to the sidelines—and many critics are not helping matters

Do art critics still matter?

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Museums & Heritage

Saatchi & Gagosian to collaborate?

Charles Saatchi and Larry Gagosian are discussing a joint gallery, reports Roger Bevan