In order to be a successful art investor one needs to keep up to date with what is happening in the art world so I have created a list of the top ten magazines that all art investors should be reading. All the magazines that I have chosen are highly valuable resources that provide the information and opinions that are needed to successfully navigate the art market and make informed decisions.
Art News http://www.artnews.com Published eleven times a year, ARTnews reports on the art, personalities, issues, trends and events shaping the international art world. In clear, well-crafted language that is as comprehensible to the novice as it is to the expert, the magazine offers a lively, provocative, and visually stimulating package that informs as well as entertains with news dispatches from a worldwide network of correspondents, hard-hitting investigative reports, criticism, and opinion
The Art Newspaper http://www.theartnewspaper.com The Art Newspaper is a monthly publication based in London which, through its network of sister editions is able to provide an unrivalled news service about the international art world.
Art and Auction http://www.artandauction.com International coverage USA, Europe, Asia Published 12 times per year, featuring: -Special features & news stories -Art & collector profiles -Reviews & auction news -Calendar of events -Verified and unbiased data on the art market -Market trends & insider market info -Art transaction prices and on upcoming sales
Sotheby’s Preview Magazine http://www.sothebys.com/liveauctions/sneak/index.html An exclusive magazine that showcases the best that Sotheby’s has to offer worldwide. Features lavish artwork and a provocative editorial blend of interviews, commentary and in-depth reporting. Includes a worldwide auction calendar.
Art and Antiques Magazine http://www.artandantiquesmag.com Recognized for more than 28 years as one of the publishing industry’s most influential titles targeted to the affluent collector, Art & Antiques has an audited circulation of approximately 105,000 paid subscribers, and is the most widely read and subscribed-to art and antiques magazine. The publication provides collectors and connoisseurs with news and information on trends in the international art and antiques market, and offers reports on prominent auctions, personality profiles and in-depth features on specific works, periods and artists, including painters, sculptors and photographers.
Christies Magazine https://www.christies.com/Publications/UI/PeriodicalsDetail.aspx Christies beautifully illustrated magazine with articles by Christie’s renowned specialists and previews of items offered at our salerooms around the world.
American Art Collector http://www.americanartcollector.com/ American Art Collector is the only magazine that PREVIEWS the best art coming up for sale in the best galleries in the USA.
Apollo Magazine http://www.apollo-magazine.com The International Magazine of the Arts
Art Review http://www.art-review.com The most innovative voice in contemporary art and a fantastic resource for the contemporary art collector.
Frieze http://www.frieze.com Frieze magazine was set up in 1991 and is Europe’s leading magazine of contemporary art and culture. Frieze is published eight times a year and includes essays, reviews and columns by today’s most forward-thinking writers, artists and curators.
**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.