The Art Newspaper, founded in 1990, is the leading reporter of art news worldwide.

Unique in its conception and scope, The Art Newspaper publishes around 100 pages of news, interviews, reviews and debate about the art world, every month. It covers everything from antiquity to the contemporary. You can count on it to bring you the crucial stories from around the globe.

You will also find out more about the personalities, artists, events, sales and latest market trends. You can share in debates and controversies. You will be guided through the art market and introduced to special areas of the art world, whether geographical or conceptual, in The Art Newspaper 2. You will be able to plan your visits to forthcoming events using our new exhibitions section.

Our international readership is made up of artists, collectors, museum directors, consultants, dealers, trustees, auctioneers, curators, public policy-makers and those with a professional as well as personal interest in the global art market.

The Art Newspaper is circulated in 23,000 copies and its readership is over 50,000.

To advertise contact Louise Hamlin (UK) or Adriana Boccard (US).

The Art Newspaper is the English language publication of a network of art news titles founded by Umberto Allemandi.

Il Giornale dell'Arte, Turin
Circulation: 25,000
Published 11 times a year.

Le Journal des Arts, Paris
Circulation: 25,000
Published 22 times a year; first and third Friday of the month

Ta Nea tis Technis, Athens
Circulation: 6,000
Published 9 times a year.

The Art Newspaper Russia, Moscow
Published 10 times a year.
Circulation: 50,000

The Art Newspaper China, Beijing
Published 12 times a year.

Together, our six titles reach a worldwide audience of more than 1.1 million readers.

Other titles published by The Art Newspaper:

The Year Ahead: the most comprehensive listing of all non-commercial exhibitions/fairs and biennials worldwide.


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The Art Newspaper

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United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)203 416 9000

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The Art Newspaper

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New York



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Il Giornale Dell'Arte

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Le Journal des Arts

Éditions Artclair

8, rue Borromée

75015 Paris


Tel: +33 148 42 90 00

Fax: +33 148 42 90 01

Ta Nea Tis Technis

Agathoupoleos 4

Athens 11257


Tel: +30 210 864 4442

Allemandi Publishing UK Office

Sandy Lane

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Tel: +44 (0)1394 389 977

Fax: +44 (0)1394 389 999

The Art Newspaper Russia

Moscow, 119034

Prechistenka St, 40/2,

building 2


Tel: +7 (495) 514 0016

The Art Newspaper China


Tower 1

China View Building

No. A2 Gongti East Road

Beijing, P.R.China 100027

Tel: +8610 6561 5550

Fax: +8610 6561 0819

Editorial and staff contributors

Publisher Inna Bazhenova
Chief executive Anna Somers Cocks
Managing director James Knox
Finance director Alessandro Iobbi
Finance and HR manager Melissa Wood
Marketing and subscriptions manager Stephanie Ollivier
Head of sales (UK) Louise Hamlin
Commercial director (US) Caitlin Miller
Advertising executives (UK) Kath Boon, Henrietta Bentall
Advertising executive (US) Adriana Boccard
Advertising executive (South and Central America) Elsa Ravazzolo
Digital development consultant Ian Fagg
Editorial & Commercial Co-ordinator Francesca Price
Ad production Daniela Hathaway

Editor Jane Morris
Deputy editor Javier Pes
Art market editor (Europe, Asia, Africa) Melanie Gerlis
Literary editor Donald Lee
Conservation and research editor Emily Sharpe
Exhibitions editor Julia Michalska
Production editor Ria Hopkinson
Assistant editor (London) Ermanno Rivetti
Editorial assistant Hannah McGivern
Editors-at-large Georgina Adam (art market), Gareth
, Cristina Ruiz
Features Ben Luke
Design Craig Gaymer, Vici MacDonald
Listings James Hobbs
Copy editing Will Duberley, Andrew McIlwraith, Iain Millar, Simon Stephens
Pictures Katherine Hardy
App Daniela Hathaway

News, art market and business editor (Americas) Charlotte Burns
Website editor and New York editorial manager Helen Stoilas
Assistant editor (New York) Julia Halperin
Editorial assistant Pac Pobric
Editorial researcher Victoria Stapley-Brown
Contributors Rachel Corbett, Jori Finkel (LA)

Martin Bailey, Louisa Buck, Robert Bevan, Ben Luke, Iain Millar, Anny Shaw (UK), David D’Arcy, Judith Dobrzynski, Laura Gilbert, Anthony Haden-Guest, Brook Mason, Charmaine Picard, András Szántó, Linda Yablonsky (US), Martha Lufkin (US legal correspondent), Elizabeth Fortescue (Australia), Chris Gill, Katie Hunt, Lisa Movius, Alexandra Seno (China), Lauren Gelfond Feldinger (Israel), Franco Fanelli, Federico Castelli Gattinara, Alessandro Martini, Edek Osser (Italy), Roxana Azimi, Claudia Barbieri Childs, Jean-Christophe Castelain (France), Richard Unwin (Eastern Europe), Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz, Belen Palanco (Spain), Hanne Cecilie Gulstad (Scandinavia)

Why a newspaper for the art world?

When I founded The Art Newspaper in 1990, I noticed that most writing about art forces the subject into a ghetto; it takes it out of the common currencies of life, language and value judgements.

On the one hand, there are the professional art historians, all theorising away in their distinct areas, "Renaissance" people not talking to "the Contemporaries", for example, let alone to the non-professional. Art history, like most disciplines, has fragmented as it has become more specialised.

On the other hand, there are the critics. A very few of these are good; they are sure of what they like and can explain why in clear English; they bring to art a broad culture and intellectual maturity. But much art criticism is not worthy of its name, since it is merely celebratory, explains little if anything and is written in the most awful, pretentious English.

The Art Newspaper (and the other newspapers in the network) aims to remedy these obstacles to approaching the world of art. We recognise that the art world is part of ordinary life. For example, exhibitions do not happen just because someone thinks it would be nice to put a certain group of art together. In reality, there is a complicated combination of factors, which includes high finance, international diplomacy and the aspirations of museum directors.

We report on old art, new art, decorative art, the commercial and the non-commercial world—but we are very careful not to mix the last two up, as that lead to puffery, another of the besetting sins of art publications. We want to know and show where the power lies in the art world.

The Art Newspaper: an investigative newspaper

We regularly publish breaking news (for example, the story about mega-collector Sheikh Saud al Thani of Qatar’s hugely inflated invoices and his relations with dealers and auction houses) that gets taken up by the daily papers.

One of our journalists has gone undercover to meet tomb-robbers in Italy and find out the economics of the trade in illicit antiquities.

We sent a journalist into Nablus to find out the truth about damage caused by Israeli troops to the ancient buildings.

The Art Newspaper: a campaigning newspaper

Since the outset, we have campaigned in The Art Newspaper whenever we have seen the world's heritage at risk.

As soon as it was know that the National Museum in Baghdad had been looted in the second Iraqi war, we tracked down its very rare catalogues and put all its images on our web site, with links to Unesco and the British Museum. During the first war against Saddam Hussein, it was The Art Newspaper that disclosed how many of Iraq's major archaeological sites were extremely close to bombing targets and published maps (Ur, the world's oldest city, was actually inside an Iraqi airforce base).

We were the first to publish the damage to monuments at the outset of the Balkan troubles in the 1990s.

We have explained the threat posed by climate change to Venice, and the risk of another major flood like the one in 1966 that put this lovely and fragile city under two metres of water. We believe that the Italian government must move fast to build the mobile barriers at the openings into the Adriatic which have existed in prototype now since 1992. We have lobbied Italian politicians over this.

We have again and again drawn attention to the hypocrisies both of the art trade and of the archaeologically rich nations so far as the trade in antiquities is concerned, and of the urgent need for greater dialogue and realism. We have organised round-table discussions and a public debate between major players in this field.

Who reads us

Keen exhibition viewers, museum professionals, collectors, artists, lawyers specialising in cultural property issues, arts administrators, policemen, dealers and auctioneers....You do not have to be learned to read The Art Newspaper; you just have to be in the game a little.

Anna Somers Cocks - Founder of The Art Newspaper

Essential reading, not just for professionals working in the field, but for anyone with a passion for the visual arts”. Andrew Graham-Dixon
The Art Newspaper is an invaluable resource for dealers, collectors and curators.” James Roundell, Simon Dickinson.
I look forward every month to receiving the Art Newspaper as it is a wonderful way to keep up to date on all of the art news around the world. I also appreciate to get a coverage of the latest books on art which I find very informative".John Kaldor, Kaldor Public Art Projects.
The Art Newspaper is a key source of information for anyone with an interest in art. It is a cornerstone publication for the art industry.”Jussi Pylkkanen, President of Christie’s EMERI.
I find the Art Newspaper an addictive source of news, views and gossip, keeping one up-to-date with what is going on in the art world internationally''.Charles Saumarez Smith, Secretary and Chief Executive, Royal Academy of Arts.
The best-informed and most useful paper (or: magazine) in the art business. (A ‘must-read’ for people in the art industry.)''Bob Haboldt, Old Masters.
I am happy to receive and read The Art Newspaper every time as it is truly a newspaper: the issues have actuality and there is a lot to read you can not find anywhere else. Before a trip it is always good to browse in the agenda to see which exhibition is where. It brings arts news that is not nation bound: the view is universal as it should be.''Ger Luijten, Director Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris.
For me The Art Newspaper is a MUST READ", for all Collectors, Dealers, Museum Curators and anyone remotely interested in this changing Art World. Very informative with interesting articles and always topical. I have been a regular subscriber since the very beginning. If you read the FT on Saturdays, The Week and The Art Newspaper, you will know what is going on in the world"Martin Summers
Speaking as an arts journalist who needs access to the inside track, I only wish that the worlds of theatre, music and the performing arts could offer a publication as broadly authoritative, sharply informative and deftly entertaining as The Art Newspaper. Its elegant design and high production values also contribute greatly to its quality. I read every issue from first to last page with avid pleasure and would feel hopelessly out of touch if I didn’t.''Rupert Christiansen, Arts Diarist, Daily Telegraph.
'The Art Newspaper is the only fine art paper that gives continual new and important information on what is happening in all the art world, museums, institutions and galleries. It is indispensible for an art dealer.'' David Juda, Annely Juda Fine Art.
The Art Newspaper is the beating heart of the art world. It sets the agenda for the museum professional, while maintaining a light touch and informative insight for the wider world.”Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Serpentine Gallery
The Art Newspaper, is the only comprehensive publication that informs one of all that happening in Art world all around the world.”Lekha Poddar, President, Devi Art Foundation
Reaches the parts the other art magazines don’t get to, and good fun to read as well.”Lord Inglewood, Chairman of the Reviewing Committee
Quite simply, I consider The Art Newspaper required reading for both the art world professional and amateur. The Art Newspaper is the only trade journal that covers the art world in such depth and breadth from Antiquities to Contemporary, from the Middle East to Los Angeles and beyond. I find that having the Art Newspaper as a monthly resource, I am up to date, informed, and better versed on the issues and happenings inside the art world.”Sandy Heller, Art Advisor, The Heller Group LLC
We do love The Art Newspaper, it's crucial reading for us.” Paul McCarthy Studios
I have tried to follow The Art Newspaper ever since its inception about 20 years ago when I also started our charity, The International Trust for Croatian Monuments. I have found it informative and reliable, in all aspects of the art world, and very helpful as far as good causes are concerned. I always look forward to reading it and wish it much success in the future"Jadranka Beresford-Peirse, Founder and Trustee, The International Trust for Croatian Monuments
The Art Newspaper is an invaluable resource for me as the director of a major institution. International in its scope and scrupulously researched it is a brilliant reference for the latest news from our sector. I read it avidly every month.”Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery
I would say that the Art Newspaper represents a wonderful source of information for me, all very important and interesting. Unfortunately, because of my level of English and the lack of time, this newspaper gives me permanent bad conscience. Each time I read it, I regret that I do not read it more often.”Emmanuel Perrotin, Gallery owner

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The Art Newspaper is distributed mainly by subscription. You can also buy it in selected retailers around the world. Select country for a list of retailes.

For retailers in the US please contact:
Francesca Asaro at Speedimpex,,

We are pleased to inform our readers that The Art Newspaper Russia is now distributed in London, UK and is available at the following addresses:

    Calvert 22
    22 Calvert Ave, Bethnal Green, London, E2 7JP

    Coutts & Co Wealth Management
    440 Strand London, London, WC2R 0QS

    Designer Fashion Boutique Rohmir
    58 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 1AY

    Gallery Art Most
    23 Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5DT

    Phillips de Pury & Company
    Howick Place, London, SW1P 1BB

    Samarquand Restaurant and Bar
    18 Thayer St, Mayfair, London, W1U 3JY

    Sobranie Restaurant
    Fountain Square, 125 Buckingham Palace Rd, London , SW1W 9S

    Sphinx Fine Art Gallery
    125 Kensington Church Street , Kensington , London , W8 7LP

    St Petersburg Gallery (Tsarenkov Gallery)
    5 Cork Street, Mayfair, London , W1S 3NG

    Waterstone’s Piccadilly
    203-206 Piccadilly, St James's, London, W1J 9HA

    Mari Vanna Restaurant
    Wellington Court, 116 Knightsbridge, Loondon, SW1 X 7PJ

    The Russian Consulate
    5 Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 4QS, London

    First Floor, 37 Kensington High Street, W8 5ED, London

    The Pushkin House
    5a Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2TA, London

It is also possible to subscribe to The Art Newspaper Russia at the Russian Bookshop in Waterstone’s, 203- 206, Piccadilly, St James’s, London, W1J 9HA. Please ask for Karolina.