Sarah P. Hanson

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Art market

Artsy and the rise of the matchmaker market

In the bricks-versus-clicks shakeout, the new power players are harvesting supply and demand data

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Art market

Object lessons: unseen photographs of the Romanovs, an early Ken Price ceramic work, and Sadie Coles's own Neo Rauch painting

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Podcast

Podcast episode five: what's the story behind the $100m Leonardo?

What will happen when the only painting in private hands by the Renaissance master heads to auction? Plus: the New Museum's big new show on gender, and our literary editor talks 18th-century princesses

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Auctions

Christie's to sell Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi

The painting, presumed lost until 2005, is estimated at $100m

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Art market

Christie’s ends London contemporary auctions on a high note—despite Bacon flop

Market’s appetite shows no signs of flagging for fresh works that are correctly priced

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Frieze 2017

Strong early sales at Frieze pierce the Brexit gloom

Dealers feel little impact as female artists prove popular and US collectors return

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Frieze 2017

De Chirico enjoys a metaphysical moment in London

Artist’s profile is raised at Frieze Masters and in two exhibitions

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Frieze 2017

Art world raises money for Grenfell

Sotheby's auction will include work donated by leading artists

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Frieze 2017

Collector's Eye: Anita Zabludowicz

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

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Art market

Dreweatts and Bloomsbury get new owner

Art advising and valuations firm Gurr Johns steps in, citing "huge opportunities" in London auction market's lower levels

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Art market

Art Basel issues new exhibitor regulations

Changes are aimed at improving professionalism and shoring up buyer confidence in the wake of growing litigation

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Art fairs

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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Art market

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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Art market

Private View: Jordan Casteel, Leon Polk Smith and Jack Whitten

Noteworthy exhibitions at commercial galleries, from emerging names to forgotten talents

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Seattle Art Fair

Seattle Art Fair solidifies standing in year three

Event adds blue-chip galleries and international flavour to attract national as well as regional collectors

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Art fairs

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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Art fairs

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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Law

Lygia Pape's daughter sues LG Electronics over cellphone wallpaper

The complaint alleges that the manufacturer has used an "unauthorised derivation" of Pape's work

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Auctions

New commissions by nine artists for DiCaprio Foundation sale

Annual charity auction will benefit actor's philanthropic activities combating climate change

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Art market

Report gauges state of art market in post-Brexit UK economy

Cross-border EU trade essential to maintain UK's position as second largest art hub, says British Art Market Federation

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Art market

Santa Fe shows the contemporary side of folk art

Three-day event brings together artists updating their countries’ native craft traditions

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Fairs

The future is handmade: Santa Fe's International Folk Art Market

This weekend's festival aims to be engine of economic change

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Obituaries

Pioneering American artist Daniel LaRue Johnson dies

His work is currently on show in Soul of a Nation at Tate Modern

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Auctions

Tefaf focuses on online market in addendum to annual art market report

Findings detail the supply side of the digital sales equation, point toward hybrid models

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Art Basel 2017

Mood at Art Basel is upbeat as VIPs spend

Leading dealers report strong opening sales

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Economic blues on back burner as collectors flock to Art Basel

What to expect at the Swiss fair, including new faces and a funfair in the Messeplatz

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Importance of being eclectic at Masterpiece

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Auctions

Bidders move fast for Modern sculptures at Sotheby's New York

Competition for works by Giacometti, Ernst, Moore, and Arp drove a $173.8m Impressionist and Modern sale

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The great artists' estates race

Competition is heating up among galleries seeking to sign exclusive representation of late artists, as both heirs and dealers eye the possibilities

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Auctions

Christie's New York evening sale finds success with Brancusi and Picasso

Modern works lead the way, but totals heavily weighted to top end

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Deitch to return to West Coast with art hub

Dealer and former MOCA director says he wants to reconnect with audiences in Los Angeles

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Fairs

The artist who wants to get under your skin—via your nose

For Anicka Yi’s Hugo Boss Prize exhibition, the phrase “it’s alive” very much applies

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Art fairs

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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Almine Rech revisits pioneering 1933 show of African and Modern art

Dealer teams up with tribal art expert Bernard De Grunne and anthropologist Carlo Severi to stage a revival with contemporary art

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Art fairs

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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Art market

In the trade, May 2017

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Did the art market grow or shrink in 2016? Depends who you ask

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Fairs

Frieze New York gets reframed for the post-truth era

Galleries will use fair as a platform for protest and cross-cultural dialogue

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What does Trump's plan to abolish estate tax mean for collectors?

The plan could be a mixed bag for both wealthy market players and cultural charities

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Collectors reserve space as New York’s first art freeport prepares for summer launch

New facility offers museum-quality environment and cutting-edge security

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Object lessons

Object lessons: a Charles Nègre paper negative and a complete first edition of Goya's bullfight engravings

Our pick of highlights from this week's auctions

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Art market

Aipad Photography Show clicks with new venue

A talks programme and more exhibitors this year as fair moves from Park Avenue Armory to Pier 94

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Art market

Christie’s cancels June contemporary art auctions

Sotheby’s says it has no plans to reschedule, while Phillips has not yet reached a decision

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Fairs

Tefaf New York, take two

A sneak peek at the Spring edition, opening in May, which focuses on Modern and contemporary art

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Behind closed doors, private sales prosper

In an uncertain market, auction houses seek ways to make up the slack

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Art fairs

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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Fairs

Moving Image fair embraces virtual reality

The fair’s co-founder explains why now is the time to look at works that use the nascent technology

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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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Economics

Asian buyers helped bolster Sotheby’s revenue in 2016, auction house reveals

Tad Smith gives credit to the Eastern market during fourth quarter earnings call, as well as growing online sales and aggressive recruitment

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Argentina stakes its claim on the international art scene

As interest grows in the country’s overlooked artists, its galleries test the water at Madrid's Arco fair

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Commercial galleries

Andrea Rosen to close gallery spaces in New York

The art dealer says she will continue to operate “selective activities” and share representation of the Felix Gonzales-Torres Foundation with David Zwirner Gallery

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Fairs

“Experimentation and bold moves”: Ben Genocchio tells us what to expect from the Armory Show

The fair’s new director hopes to beat significant competition with big plans for the first edition fully under his control

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Art fairs

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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Zona Maco heats up Mexico City

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Commercial galleries

Old Masters collectors chase new discoveries at New York sales

Competition is stiff for confirmed works, but buyers also gave a nod to quality