in other words

Everything you ever wanted to know about the art market but didn't know who to ask

Charlotte Burns

executive editor of In Other Words

Charlotte Burns is the editor of In Other Words, our weekly newsletters and podcasts. She was previously the US news and market editor for The Art Newspaper, as well as a regular correspondent for publications such as the Guardian and Monocle. Previously, she worked with the London dealer Anthony d’Offay on special projects. For several years, she was a consultant at the cultural communications agency, Bolton & Quinn. She also worked at Hauser & Wirth in London.

Burns received a Masters degree (with Merit) from the Courtauld Institute in Art and Cultural Politics in Germany, 1890-1945, as well as a first-class B.A. honors degree in English and History of Art from Birmingham University. She moved to New York in 2010.


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Articles by Charlotte Burns

Podcast: Discussing the Data

With Valentino Carlotti, Allan Schwartzman and Julia Halperin

By Charlotte Burns

The Road to Success: Case Studies of Artists From Three Generations

Taking a Closer Look at Museum and Market Blind Spots Over Time

By Charlotte Burns and Julia Halperin

Visualizing the Numbers

Infographics of Our Findings

By Charlotte Burns and Chelsea Perkins

Yes, Basquiat Is an Art-Market Superstar. But the Work of Other African American Artists Remains Vastly Undervalued

The Total Combined Auction Value of Work by Other African American Artists is $460.8m—Just 0.26% of the Global Auction Market

By Charlotte Burns and Julia Halperin

African American Artists Are More Visible Than Ever. So Why Are Museums Giving Them Short Shrift?

Our Research Finds That Fewer Than 3% of Museum Acquisitions Over the Past Decade Have Been of Work by African American Artists

By Charlotte Burns and Julia Halperin

Methodology

How the Data Was Gathered and Analyzed

By Charlotte Burns and Julia Halperin

Secrets of the LA Art World

By Charlotte Burns

Part IV: Peak LA

By Charlotte Burns with Tim Blum

Part III: You Gotta Breathe

By Charlotte Burns with Tim Blum

Part I: The Hills

By Charlotte Burns with Tim Blum

Part II: Do You Think Art Can Change the World?

By Charlotte Burns with Tim Blum

Part V: The Gallery

By Charlotte Burns with Tim Blum

Art Across America

With Chrissie Iles, Carolyn Ramo & Hamza Walker

By Charlotte Burns

This Is America

Introducing Our Annual Summer Special

By Charlotte Burns

Times, They Are A Changin’

Report From the Fair Floor

By Charlotte Burns

Robert Indiana 1928-2018

Maverick American Artist, Overlooked in Plain Sight

By Charlotte Burns

Breaking Down Postwar & Contemporary by Numbers

By Charlotte Burns and Joe Dunning

Breaking Down Impressionist & Modern by Numbers

By Charlotte Burns and Joe Dunning

Postwar and Contemporary Analysis

By Charlotte Burns and Allan Schwartzman

Spotlight on Specific Artists’ Markets

By Charlotte Burns with Allan Schwartzman

Impressionist and Modern Analysis

By Charlotte Burns with Allan Schwartzman

Rediscovered, Aged 72

Market Analysis—Mary Corse

By Charlotte Burns

The Future of the Museum

By Charlotte Burns

How format affects perception (and value)

Would we think differently of the reclining nude if she stood up?

By Christian Viveros-Fauné with Charlotte Burns

The Man Behind Bowie

By Charlotte Burns

Asia’s most innovative and interesting institutions

Mapping museums from Hong Kong to Japan

By Vivienne Chow with Chelsea Perkins Meredith Kirk Charlotte Burns

Business, But Not As Usual

Tension in the Tectonic Plates Underlying the Market

By Charlotte Burns with Allan Schwartzman

Nine Museum Shows That Will Change The Game

Upcoming Exhibitions Worthy of Your Support

By Allan Schwartzman, Joe Dunning, and Charlotte Burns

Highlights from Miami

Our Favorite Works of Art

By Allan Schwartzman, Ivy Shapiro, and Charlotte Burns

Market Report

What Happened on the Fair Floor

By Charlotte Burns

Postwar and Contemporary Auction Analysis

By Charlotte Burns and Allan Schwartzman

Impressionist and Modern Auction Analysis

By Charlotte Burns and Allan Schwartzman

Spotlight on Specific Markets

By Charlotte Burns and Allan Schwartzman

“Awareness Seems to Happen in Waves”

On Next Steps: Lynn Zelevansky, former director of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

By Charlotte Burns

The Suit and the Sweater

By Charlotte Burns

Gilbert & George

By Charlotte Burns

Market Takeaways

What You Need to Know From Frieze Week in London

By Charlotte Burns and Allan Schwartzman

Contemporary African Art

By Charlotte Burns

The America Issue

Art and the USA 

By Charlotte Burns

The Art Media

By Charlotte Burns

Our Analysis of the Auctions

By Charlotte Burns and Allan Schwartzman

Vito Acconci 1940-2017

By Charlotte Burns

Joy in Its Abundance

Freedom and Control in the David Hockney Market

By Charlotte Burns

Part two, Uncovering the Great Art of the 2000s with David Salle and Alison Gingeras

Why is it so hard to pinpoint the important artists of this period?

By Charlotte Burns

Uncovering the Great Art of the 2000s with David Salle and Alison Gingeras

Why is it so hard to pinpoint the important artists of this period?

By Charlotte Burns

Reading the Art Market

Supply, Not Demand, Is the Challenge

By Charlotte Burns

The German Miracle

Critics Love Sigmar Polke, but the Market Remains Confused

By Charlotte Burns