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Melanie Gerlis

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Frieze week: Ai Weiwei, Mark Bradford, Peter Doig, Melanie Gerlis, Hettie Judah

In this bumper edition we interview three of the world's leading artists, all of whom have shows timed to coincide with Frieze in London, plus all the latest news from the fair

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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 Basel and William Kentridge

As his show opens at the Kunstmuseum Basel, we talk to the South African artist about his latest works. Plus, we look at the 50th edition of the Art Basel fair. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Motherhood

When life happens, just remember that art fairs will be 'fine without you for a while'

Melanie Gerlis asks whether the art world is compatible with parenting

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Art market

Forget millennials —the art market should be looking at Gen Z

People under the age of 22 account for 40% of consumers

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Art market

Should dealers reveal past prices in provenance?

London case surrounding Brueghel painting raises questions over whether a work's full sales history should be listed—even when that shows a big markup

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019

'Fingers crossed for China’s art market'

The latest Art Basel and UBS report makes for uncomfortable reading

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Art market

Should galleries adopt the Tinder approach?

Dealers face a difficult marketplace and industry leaders say “engagement is the currency of the 21st century”

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TEFAF Maastricht 2019

Tefaf Maastricht overhauls Modern art section in battle to stay on top in changing market

Loss of some regular exhibitors in favour of blue-chip contemporary art galleries is the latest in a string of changes to the venerable Dutch fair

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Art market

Lifers no more: can auction houses keep their talent up?

A slew of recent high-profile departures begs the question—are top auction house executives burning out?

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Art market

Jump-bidding for Rembrandt's fingerprints and a tale of two Van Dycks: dispatches from London's Old Master auctions

Christie's and Sotheby's sell near identical Van Dyck portraits of Princess Mary, and new records are set for Frans Hals and a jolly Judith Leyster

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Art market

Will art market speculation ever go away?

Fifteen years on since we first reported from Art Basel in Miami Beach, art as an investment has taken a new form

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Art fairs

Big changes on the horizon in the art-fair world

Concern for Delhi and Düsseldorf fairs following MCH Group withdrawal

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Frieze London 2018

Contemporary galleries start looking to the next generation

The gallery gene does not normally survive beyond one generation, so how can contemporary art galleries survive their founders and keep their edge?

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Frieze London 2018

Sotheby’s introduces mysterious new symbol in auction catalogues

The curvaceous M indicates a work that is "subject to right of first refusal"

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Art market

Owner of £10m Giotto to appeal High Court ruling that painting left Italy unlawfully

Judge finds in favour of Arts Council England, but collector Kathleen Simonis argues Italian laws are incompatible with EU free movement of goods

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Art Basel 2018

Can the art market thrive in a sharing economy?

Melanie Gerlis on how millennials don’t seem to have the same collecting gene as previous generations

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Exhibitions

Lee Bul lights up Hayward Gallery inside and out for its 50th anniversary

Korean artist has covered exterior of Brutalist gallery with 180,000 crystals as part of mid-career survey

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Art fairs

Former exhibitor in dispute with Photo London over stolen Juergen Teller

London dealer Alison Jacques says the photograph was taken from last year's fair and another work was damaged due to temperature fluctuations

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Art fairs

Larger Photo London reflects genre’s growing appeal

Fair expands into new pavilion at Somerset House and features new Augmented Reality experience from Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Tefaf trends: Sweden is in, England is out, but Italy is always in vogue

Melanie Gerlis sets the scene for six specialist collecting categories at this year’s Maastricht fair

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Tefaf’s new chairman: ‘There needs to be less secrecy about everything’

Nanne Dekking, thinks transparency will push fairs into the 21st century

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Exhibitions

Turner Contemporary celebrates T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land with show curated by local community

Exhibition in Margate includes works by Edward Hopper, Lee Miller and John Stezaker

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Auctions

Sotheby's snags a fresh £36.5m Picasso for February auction in London

Price sets a high bar for the auction house's first Impressionist & Modern offering of 2018

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Art market

Mark Bradford to launch Hauser & Wirth’s Hong Kong gallery

The Los Angeles artist is creating a new series of large-scale paintings for the show

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The Year In Review

From VR masterpieces to PR disasters: 2017's ups and downs

The Art Newspaper team assesses the art world's fortunes in a turbulent year

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Politics

China lifts ban on Korean art

Embargo was enforced after South Korea installed air-defence system amid tensions with North Korea

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Artists

Artists are getting poorer

Survey finds most earn less than £10,000 a year

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Podcast

Podcast episode four: Frieze special with Peter Blake

As the art world descends on London, we take the pulse of the city's art scene with an art market specialist, a collector and two artists, Peter Blake and Ed Fornieles

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Frieze 2017

Why London galleries do fairs on their home turf

Staying local keeps costs down—and dealers can benefit from the buzz around town

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Art market

Ex-Christie’s chief goes global with advisory enterprise

Steven Murphy has hired six executives for New York, China and Continental Europe

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Art market

Adventurous art collection of Jerome and Ellen Stern comes to Sotheby’s

More than 250 works owned by the couple will feature across ten auctions

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Art market

Matt Carey-Williams quits Phillips for Blain Southern

Move marks first major departure from auction house under Edward Dolman

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Fairs

What do ivory bans, Asia and Google have in common?

They all have an impact on specialist areas. In the run up to Tefaf Maastricht, we asked experts about the latest trends in their respective fields

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Commercial galleries

Jake and Dinos Chapman leave White Cube for Blain|Southern

Duo tells The Art Newspaper it is time “to make new omelette”

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Why auctioneers are buying into forensics

Scientific analysis comes to the fore as Sotheby's establishes new department, but some remain doubtful about technology's reliability

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Art market

Art fairs feel the heat at Barcelona conference

Leading dealer says only 25% of sales should be outside gallery

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Three to see: New York

From opulent ancien régime metalwork to Dubuffet's elegant drawings

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Why the ‘Uber effect’ is proving elusive for online platforms

Business is growing but no one has truly disrupted the market—yet

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Art fairs

Ancient disc, the look of maternal love and treasures of the sea attract buyers

From ancient ritual objects to contemporary photographs, here is a snapshot of what people have bought at Frieze London and Frieze Masters

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Art fairs

The added value of an A-list owner

Collectors will pay a premium for a famous name

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Why a growing number of museum veterans are crossing over to the commercial sector

Boundaries are not what they used to be, as the former director of the Andy Warhol Museum heads to Sotheby’s

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Christie’s Education switches to the Open University

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The art market comes to a mobile near you

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Science, then and now, reveals marvels of Medieval manuscripts

Fitzwilliam’s anniversary exhibition breaks ground across the centuries

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Founder of price transparency app hits back at critics

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Auction estimates face scrutiny

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Art market

Artist Pension Trust makes first financial distribution

Sales from the 14,000-work collection will continue

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Magnus app founder hits back at critics

Move towards "greater and greater" transparency cannot be stopped, he says

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Brexit: what it could mean for the arts

Leading figures speak out about concerns for the future after UK votes to leave European Union<br>

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Art market

Frieze Masters brings in the advisers

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Fairs

Buyers shelter from a stormy market at Art Basel

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Art market

The market looks vulnerable as the summer break begins

As a busy, but thinner, season draws to a close in the wake of Brexit, uncertainty is the order of the day

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Brexit vote triggers shock and dismay

Fears for London art market amid political and economic uncertainty after UK votes to leave EU

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Commercial galleries

Thaddaeus Ropac defies Brexit and commits to London

Confirmation of the Ely House gallery gives UK market a needed boost

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Art fairs

How to keep an artist’s name alive

Galleries at Art Basel bring historic works that are fresh to the market as artists’ estates get proactive

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Fairs

Confidence in market rises against the odds

ArtTactic's latest survey shows art market experts are more confident than they were at the beginning of the year

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Fairs

Private museums that put the public first

From Basel's finest to the Broad, the institutions that set an example

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Museums

Economics and politics made Tate Modern happen

Deregulation in London’s financial markets, and new money looking for a home, helped to make contemporary art a much-prized commodity

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Fairs

Collectors take a long hard look at themselves at Art Basel

Artists hold up a mirror to everyone who makes the art world go round

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Economics

Economist Clare McAndrew lured away from Dutch fair Tefaf to crunch numbers for Art Basel

Her annual global market report, now sponsored by the Swiss fair and UBS, will be published to coincide with next year’s Hong Kong edition

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Fairs

Weak market should bring out the best, says Art Basel director

This year’s fair will reflect the art world’s growing appreciation of photography

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Exhibitions

London’s Fine Art Society turns 140

Specialists put the past behind them for celebratory exhibition

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Phillips raises buyer’s premium thresholds

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Dorotheum rejoices over €1.1m Nativity

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Art recovery rivals settle their legal differences

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Relocation possibility emerges for Frieze’s London fairs

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New production agency backs Doug Aitken

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Education arm in funding push for birthday bash

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Art fairs

Maurizio’s donkey melts the hardest hearts at Frieze

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Barnebys ‘feeds the dragon’ in Hong Kong

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Auctions

Phillips ups thresholds for buyer’s premium

Increase puts auction house’s fees in line with Sotheby’s; Christie’s a relative bargain

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Art fairs

Sales points: notable purchases at three Frieze galleries

From a Caucasian carpet to Pop-Tart drawings

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Art fairs

Ai Wewei heads to the USA

The artist will make his first trip back to the US since getting his passport back from Chinese authorities

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Art fairs

A satellite in the cloud: online-only art fair launches during Frieze New York

Editions planned for Basel in June and London in October