Aaron Curry’s ‘Weird Dude Concept’
©UCCA

Los Angeles market hots up

The buzz around the LA art scene is growing ever stronger as international galleries are opening satellite spaces

Louis XV gilt-bronze chenet with triton
©Delalande

Changing tastes at the Biennale des Antiquaires

You will still find 18th-century opulence but global jewellery brands trump ‘le grand goût’ at the art and antiques fair

Left to right: ‘Portrait of Rembrandt with Overshadowed Eyes’, studio of Rembrandt (c1629); Self-portrait by Rembrandt (1628-29)
©Bridgeman

Could computers replace art historians?

Technology is letting us compile, access and analyse information about art in an unprecedented way

Edward Dolman, chief executive of Phillips, on the roof of the auction house’s new headquarters in Berkeley Square, London
©AJ Levy

Could Phillips be a game changer?

As the auction house acquires lofty new premises, new chairman Edward Dolman predicts a boost in business

Lapada Art & Antiques fair in 2013

Lapada: the curious candy store

Immediately after the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris comes a dynamic London event that caters primarily to the middle market

Taylor in ‘The VIPs’ (1963)
©MGM

Jewellery powerhouses sparkle at the Biennale

Fifteen established and emerging jewellers are due to participate in the 27th edition of the prestigious art and antiques fair

‘The Chariot of Poseidon’ by Jean Dupas and Charles Champigneulle (1934, detail), a mural on the ship Normandie
©Thames & Hudson

Style moderne: What is French Art Deco?

The movement was an alliance of art and craftsmanship aimed at an affluent clientele

One of the newly installed ‘period’ rooms, with panelling, furniture and objets d’art (c1700)
©OlivierOuadah

Old, bold and radically new

The Louvre’s ‘period’ rooms give an overview of the evolution of style, taste and innovation in the French decorative arts

Sofa ‘Cut Out’, Mattia Bonetti
©David Gill

Upcoming antiques fairs and auctions

Parcours de la Céramique et des Arts du Feu, Trésors Collection Frum, Asian Art Week, The Chelsea Antiques Fair and more

Porcelain from a China Guardian auction in 2011
©Imaginechina

China Guardian has Europe in its sights

China’s second-biggest auction house is preparing an assault on the continent’s art market and has hired a Beijing-based French gallerist to help

Appeal to save Wedgwood collection

£2.74m needed following pensions dispute

Jean Pigozzi, investor

Over gnocchi in Cannes, the investor and socialite talks about clothes for ‘rich old men’ and why his idea of paradise is browsing for electrical gadgets

Emin’s Bed makes return to UK

German owner loans famous artwork to the Tate galleries

Emin’s unmade Bed makes £2.5m at auction

Piece by British artist is sold for double the estimate

Bonhams whittles down suitors to five

Investment bank Greenhill to conduct strategic review