Art fairs

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Frieze 2017

The great British booth-off

Showstopping stands are fast becoming a trend among London gallerists at Frieze art fair, each one recreating a different world

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Playful PAD packs a punch across town

We stepped out from the bustle of Regent's Park to check out PAD London's 11th edition in Mayfair

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Let's talk about sex at Frieze

A special section at the fair looks at the “radical feminists” who were once ostracised by their peers

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Join the orgy at Frieze Masters

Richard Artschwager's Triptych IV, Fucking Painting has a double meaning

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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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1:54 fair in London turns its gaze to North Africa

Contemporary African art fair welcomes unprecedented numbers of galleries from the region ahead of Marrakech launch

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Better with age: artists over 60 in the spotlight at Frieze London

1960s feminists and overlooked octogenarians are being reappraised, both critically and commercially

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Fine Art Asia's diverse offering, from gold deities to gelatin silver prints

The 12th Fine Art Asia fair will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 30 September-3 October

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Beirut Art Fair

Arab artists respond to dictatorship, surveillance and civil war at Beirut Art Fair

Strong showing of Syrian art across the event including by artist Saad Yagan whose Aleppo studio was destroyed in 2012

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Will If So, What? be Silicon Valley’s first “smart” art fair?

The new event, which comes online April 2018, combines art and decor and takes its cues from design thinking

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In a troubled region, Lebanon is a growing hub for artists

Beirut Art Fair includes a loan exhibition drawing on the country’s rich collections

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Hungary enjoys the limelight at Vienna Contemporary

At a fair that is emerging as an important locus for central and eastern Europe, the subtle strategies employed by artists living within the constraints of a communist regime come into focus

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Bibliophiles rejoice: New York Art Book Fair returns this weekend

Hundreds of exhibitors are due to take part and a slew of events are planned

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Expo Chicago opens a week of cross-collaboration in the city

A confluence of events and exhibitions makes the Windy City an art and design Mecca

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Signs look good at start of Art Berlin

Fair throws off disappointment of previous incarnation with reports of early sales

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Turkish art world rallies behind Contemporary Istanbul after ‘difficult year’

New director, new date and new layout help art fair get off to a positive start

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La Biennale Paris aims to put controversy behind it

The revamped fair opened this week to mixed reviews from press and participants

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Berlin Art Week sets stage for Art Berlin fair debut

As anticipation grows for the first-ever edition of Art Berlin, the city serves up a slew of shows

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Art Basel

Details emerge on first Art Basel Cities programme, to launch in Buenos Aires in 2018

The long-term project begins laying ground work with a crowdfunding campaign next month

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Lapada: the innovative antiques fair

Dealers betting on overseas buyers attracted by a weak sterling and a shift in tastes away from minimalism as the UK trade association mounts its annual fair

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Houston and Miami fairs cancelled due to hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Art Market Productions’ Texas Contemporary and Miami Project plan to return in 2018

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Modern British art fair returns to London

When the 20/21 British Art Fair was cancelled last year after the sudden loss of its venue, the Royal College of Art, many thought it would never be revived

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Expo Chicago courts the high-minded collector with interdisciplinary offerings

This year’s edition is designed to maximise crossover potential with the second Chicago Architecture Biennial

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Cosmoscow: Russia’s contemporary art fair survives against odds in an embattled art scene

Strangled by sanctions and escalating tension with the west, the fair’s fifth edition is determined to build bridges with international galleries

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Auctions

Object lessons: a Zulu lidded vessel, a bowl by Dame Lucie Rie and a painting by Irma Stern

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Can new leadership and a change of name save the Biennale Paris?

For its 55th birthday, the fair formerly known as the Biennale des Antiquaires is hoping for a “renewal” after a difficult 2016 edition

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Appointments

India Art Fair gets new director for tenth edition

Jagdip Jagpal to take the helm from Neha Kirpal, who remains founder and co-owner

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São Paulo’s dealers team up to organise a homegrown art fair

Semana de Arte, a week of cultural programming throughout the city this August, will be capped off with boutique fair held at the Hotel Unique

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Unseen works by Kurt Cobain to go on show at Seattle Art Fair

United Talent Agency's Artist Space will also exhibit pieces by the late singer's contemporaries

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Untitled San Francisco trades venues for second edition

The Miami-originating fair will move to the Palace of Fine Arts in 2018

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New art fair for China: Art Chengdu to launch next year in thriving southwestern metropolis

City’s booming economy and solid art infrastructure give the event a competitive edge

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Object lessons

Object lessons: a sculptural horse honouring the Tōhoku disaster by Deborah Butterfield and a still life by E. Charlton Fortune

Our pick of highlights from upcoming fairs and auctions

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Design dealers are back in the Fiac fold

The established Modern and contemporary Parisian fair revives a section last seen in 2009

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Nanne Dekking named chair of The European Fine Art Foundation

The former Sotheby's executive takes over from Willem van Roijen and will be based in New York

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Contemporary art ushers in visitors to Masterpiece

Art fair is attracting a younger crowd with its glamorous but collegial approach

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Fontana’s rarely-seen Fine di Dio series comes to light at Art Basel

Research led by Tornabuoni Art reveals new art historical facts, including why the title proved problematic

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In pictures: new art across old Basel

From lost keys to lustful claymation, curator Samuel Leuenberger introduces six highlights from Art Basel's Parcours sector

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Sotheby’s launches $250,000 prize for museums to break new ground

The jury panel, chaired by Allan Schwartzman, includes institutional heavyweights Nicholas Serota and Donna De Salvo

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Don’t just stand there, take part

Artists at Frieze New York tackle issues of mortality, agency and trust—and their works require fairgoers to join in

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Tracey Emin and Lehmann Maupin no longer in bed

Artist and gallery part ways after two decades

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Flooding causes road closure on Randall’s Island

Frieze New York had to stop transporting new visitors before closing because of traffic congestion

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There’s no place like home: Frieze New York gets domestic

“Furniture is the new ceramics” at the fair, where a number of stands offer some personal space

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Galleries showing historic feminist and politically minded artists win Frieze stand prizes

Simone Subal has a solo show dedicated to the Austrian-born Kiki Kogelnik while PPOW is presenting artists from the 1980s downtown New York scene

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New faces at Art Cologne seize Berlin calendar clash opportunity

Gagosian and other newcomers more than fill the shoes of stay-at-home Berlin galleries

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Art Brussels courts ‘a sophisticated audience’

Fair aims to appeal to buyers seeking fresh names from the international avant-garde as well as historical discoveries

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Art Cologne in advanced negotiations with Berlin's abc fair

A new fair called Art Berlin is scheduled to take place in September

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Flagging Brazilian economy puts a damper on sales at SP-Arte

Galleries showing in the São Paulo fair tailored their selections and adjusted prices to meet the slump in demand

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Dealers relieved to see Americans at Tefaf Maastricht

It’s too early to tell what the impact of New York editions will be as the majority of serious collectors at the fair are still from Europe

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Salon du Dessin bucks the trend of Paris fairs with a boost in attendance and strong sales

More than 13,000 visitors came out to see and buy works on paper at the six-day event

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BMW Art Journey shortlist announced

The artists Lin Ke, Julian Charrière and Astha Butail will submit proposals for the Art Basel-backed project

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PAD Paris loses its vetting committee after opening of 20th anniversary edition this week

The organisation commissioned to examine the works offered at the fair dropped out citing a lack of professionalism and “disrespect” of the experts’ mission

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2017

Our daily edition from Art Basel in Hong Kong, including news, analysis, interviews and live reporting from the fair

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Art Dubai 2017

Our daily edition from Art Dubai, including news, analysis, interviews and live reporting from the fair

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Economics

Economist Rachel Pownall to present online art market report at Tefaf Spring in New York

Her recent survey of art and antiques dealers revealed that 67% expected their online third-party sales to increase

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Will American buyers show up to Tefaf Maastricht?

With two new New York editions, and US collectors curtailing international travel for economic and political reasons, some dealers are sceptical—but remain hopeful

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Tefaf Maastricht 2017

Everything you need to know about the fine art of collecting

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New York art fairs week

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At Volta and Nada fairs, two takes on politics

Artists respond to the new global order with works that range from amusing to acidic

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Independent fair delivers on diversity and quality with early sales

Collectors show they are willing to invest in work that is current—or feels like it—at the iconoclast New York fair

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Revamped Armory Show draws praise and crowds

New director juggles commercial success and curatorial merit

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Shifting Focus: The Armory Show shakes up its curated sector

Works in this year’s Focus section try to find an artistic answer to the question: ‘What is to be done?’

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Young Seattle gallery wins first $10,000 Presents prize at The Armory Show

Mariane Ibrahim Gallery has a solo display of multimedia works by the German-Ghanaian artist Zohra Opoku

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Female artists make their presence felt at ADAA Art Show

Art Dealers Association of America's fair kicks off Armory week with a feminine touch

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1:54 art fair to launch in Marrakech next February

Founding director has been searching for an African venue since she first established the event in London five years ago

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Spring awakening? A shake-up for New York’s fairs

The city’s prime time for contemporary art gets a new programme, with an emphasis on discovery and depth

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Latin America’s power collectors wooed at Arco

The Spanish fair is targeting the region’s art patrons, with a report highlighting the top 100 names on the scene

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Art Basel owner buys stake in Art Düsseldorf

MCH Group aims to make it the “leading regional fair in Germany”

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TEFAF New York’s spring edition looks to offer solid bets in an uncertain world

With a focus on Modern masters, contemporary art and design, the fair seems poised to compete with the city’s May auctions

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India Art Fair opens under new ownership deal

MCH Group took a majority stake in the fair and now plans a digital overhaul

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25 years of the Outsider Art Fair

The event’s director Andrew Edlin talks to us about the market’s evolution

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Brussels Art Fair embraces the contemporary

Brafa is honouring a living artist for the first time and has increased the number of contemporary galleries

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London Art Fair sets its sights wide on collectors of all kinds

Six-figure prints by Warhol and £600 etchings are both on offer

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Object lessons

Object lessons: from an early John Piper gouache at London Art Fair to a gold leaf cabinet by Paul Evans

Our pick of highlights from this week's fairs and auctions

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Istanbul art fair and biennial join forces in bid to boost tourism in Turkey

Chairman of Contemporary Istanbul is lobbying the government for changes to tax on art

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See the ‘holy grail’ of American porcelain at New York Ceramics & Glass Fair

The 18th-century punch bowl was unearthed during an archaeological dig in Philadelphia

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How Photo London aims to take the title of photo capital from Paris

The fair sees increased participation from big contemporary art galleries and is collaborating with Magnum Photos for its 70th anniversary

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Can these San Francisco fairs do what so many Los Angeles fairs couldn’t?

The fourth edition of the art and design fair FOG is coming into its own, while newcomer Untitled has early support from LA dealers