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

12 October 2017

Secret Ambitions

By Allan Schwartzman, co-founder of AAP & chairman of Sotheby's Global Fine Arts

Having just returned from London for the Frieze art fair and October auctions, it is becoming ever more clear that the market for, and interest in, new art is becoming increasingly challenged and imbalanced. A generation of buyers who had been consistently collecting contemporary art for several decades is now reaching an age where their appetites, or capacities, are waning. A new generation has been entering the pursuit with a very different and far more deliberate focus. And while the very effective professionalization of the field of art has produced a much larger pool of young artists, it has become increasingly...


Secret Ambitions

Market Takeaways

What You Need to Know From Frieze Week in London

By Charlotte Burns and Allan Schwartzman



By Pablo Helguera


The Eggs Factor

The Must-See Show in London This Week

By Louisa Buck


Mistakes Made in Youth

The Work That Got Away

By Lynn Zelevansky


Made You Look

Slideshow: Trompe l’oeil

By Joe Dunning


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