The Art Newspaper, a print and online publication that delves into the global art world, was established in 1990 by Umberto Allemandi and Anna Somers Cocks, building on the original concept of Il Giornale dell'Arte, founded in 1983. With offices in London and New York, The Art Newspaper International Edition draws from a network of sister publications, boasting over 50 correspondents working in more than 30 countries and editorial offices in Paris, Moscow, and Shanghai. In 2014, Inna Bazhenova became the owner of The Art Newspaper International Edition and the licensed network in China, Greece, France, and Russia.
The Art Newspaper International maintains full editorial independence, which is crucial to its reputation as the authoritative source for the art world and the industry's bible.
Besides news, the publication features reviews and commentary from prominent figures in the art scene, such as former Tate director Nicholas Serota, Museum of Modern Art director Glenn Lowry, Los Angeles County Museum of Art director Michael Govan, Studio Museum director Thelma Golden, and artists Theaster Gates, Grayson Perry, Elmgreen & Dragset, and Shirin Neshat, among others.
The Art Newspaper international network encompasses:
The Art Newspaper International Edition (London and New York, founded in 1992); The Art Newspaper Russia (Moscow, founded in 2012); The Art Newspaper China (Shanghai, founded in 2013); The Art Newspaper France (Paris, founded in 2018); and the latest addition, The Art Newspaper Israel (founded in 2019). Il Giornale dell'Arte remains a partner of The Art Newspaper.
In addition to its monthly print edition exceeding 100 pages, The Art Newspaper offers daily online news, a daily newsletter, and a weekly podcast. It also produces special daily editions for art fairs such as Art Basel in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong, as well as Frieze fairs in London, Los Angeles, and New York. The Art Newspaper is also renowned for its comprehensive reports on annual museum attendance figures and the upcoming year's exhibitions, compiled in The Year Ahead magazine.