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Art market

SJ Phillips: downsizing but “not closing down”

Long established London jewellers will hold sale at Sotheby’s following move to smaller premises, but director insists it is “business as usual”

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From John Akomfrah’s video on the threat of climate change to Nick Goss’s paintings of a great flood via Katharina Grosse’s paint-splashed walls

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Art market

Hauser & Wirth’s Bronze Age 'museum' to travel to Colchester

Fictional museum booth will be re-staged at Firstsite gallery after drawing crowds at Frieze, where the gift shop raised £10,000 for UK regional museums

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Frieze 2017

Frieze artists keep it surreal

Works channel a Surrealist sense of the uncanny in turbulent times

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Frieze 2017

The great British booth-off

Showstopping stands are fast becoming a trend among London gallerists at Frieze art fair, each one recreating a different world

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Frieze 2017

Collector's Eye: Eugenio Re Rebaudengo

Art lovers tell us what they've bought and why

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Frieze 2017

Playful PAD packs a punch across town

We stepped out from the bustle of Regent's Park to check out PAD London's 11th edition in Mayfair

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Frieze 2017

De Chirico enjoys a metaphysical moment in London

Artist’s profile is raised at Frieze Masters and in two exhibitions

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Podcast

Podcast episode four: Frieze special with Peter Blake

As the art world descends on London, we take the pulse of the city's art scene with an art market specialist, a collector and two artists, Peter Blake and Ed Fornieles

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Robert Mapplethorpe

Auction record for Mapplethorpe as Christie's introduces two new sales

Photographer took self-portrait a year before he died in 1989

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Frieze 2017

Richard Long glories in mud in Lisson show

Artist made 60m-long mural at Store Studios in "a couple of hours"

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Art market

Sotheby’s to hold first sale in Dubai

Christie’s moves October auction to London as rival plans first sale in the UAE

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PAD London

Rich mix: PAD London 2017

Design fair reflects market’s eclectic tastes and aims to attract crossover collectors in town for Frieze

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Nottingham Contemporary

Freelands Award championing female artists goes to Lis Rhodes at Nottingham Contemporary

Second edition of philanthropist Elisabeth Murdoch's £100,000 prize for regional UK museums will support 2019 exhibition

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New York

Longstanding Met curator moves to Colnaghi to launch New York gallery

After nearly 30 years at the museum, antiquities expert Carlos Picón will head dealer’s new US venture

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Art market

Lapada: the innovative antiques fair

Dealers betting on overseas buyers attracted by a weak sterling and a shift in tastes away from minimalism as the UK trade association mounts its annual fair

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Art market

Modern British art fair returns to London

When the 20/21 British Art Fair was cancelled last year after the sudden loss of its venue, the Royal College of Art, many thought it would never be revived

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Art market

Closure of London’s art and antiques crime squad 'would be madness says former chief

The potential negative implications of the “much mooted” closure of the UK’s art crime unit set the tone for the Art Business Conference yesterday

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Art market

Cosmoscow: Russia’s contemporary art fair survives against odds in an embattled art scene

Strangled by sanctions and escalating tension with the west, the fair’s fifth edition is determined to build bridges with international galleries

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Art market

Second time lucky for Fine Art Bourse?

Online platform aiming to undercut traditional auction house fees relaunches after folding in 2015 when it ran out of funds weeks before first sale

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Object lessons

Object lessons: a poetic take on decay, a goddess drawn by a cult favorite and a rare study by Peter Blake

Our pick of highlights from upcoming fairs and auctions

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Art market

Christie's adds London auctions in October, raises buyer's premium

House sees "great potential for growth" for lots under £1m in the photograph and design categories during Frieze week

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Art market

Private View: Jordan Casteel, Leon Polk Smith and Jack Whitten

Noteworthy exhibitions at commercial galleries, from emerging names to forgotten talents

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Art market

Surfacing on the Block: a Finn Juhl coffee table and playwright Edward Albee's collection

Spotlight on this month’s most distinctive auctions

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Art market

Italy relaxes stringent export laws for post-war art

New legislation eases movement of post-war Italian art out of the country, lifts restrictions on photography in state archives

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Art market

Closure of South Kensington saleroom marks end of an era

As Christie’s chases new markets, the middle is a casualty. Where will the trade move?

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Art market

Christie's South Kensington: the training ground where an industry learned its game

Art world power players add their voices to the eulogy for the well-loved secondary saleroom

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Biennials & festivals

City-wide festival aims to revive Venice’s glass industry

Inaugural Venice Glass Week will include more than 140 exhibitions on the delicate medium

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Exhibitions

Lost Keith Vaughan photographs go on show in London, capturing illicit love at a time when homosexuality was still illegal

Images, to be shown at Austin Desmond Fine Art, depict British artist with group of male friends on holiday at Pagham Beach in West Sussex

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Auctions

Sotheby’s second-quarter income down 14%, but revenue is up as auction house invests in digital

Chief executive Tad Smith hints at reining in costs through automation and efficiency cuts, and plans to grow jewellery, wine and art advisory businesses

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Christie’s to hold first Modern and contemporary Middle Eastern art sale in London

Auction house cuts Dubai October series as it looks to “internationalise” the sector's market

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Auctions

Fundraising auction of Haitian art tests the water

Piasa’s dedicated sale will benefit island’s Le Centre d’art which was decimated in 2010 earthquake

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Art market

Christie’s Impressionist and Modern sale falls short of goal but beats last year’s result by nearly 500%

Max Beckmann’s Birds’ Hell sells for a record £32m, with new highs also notched for Hannah Höch and Georges Vantongerloo

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Auctions

Kandinsky record falls twice in patchy Sotheby’s sale

With three lots making over £20m with fees, Sotheby’s long-winded Impressionist & Modern Art auction improves on 2016 but falls just short of a stiff estimate

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Object lessons

Object lessons: a late Shang dynasty bronze wine vessel, a Ming dynasty dish and a sculpture by Niamh Barry

Our pick of highlights from this week's auctions and fairs

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Object lessons

Object lessons: from photographs of Nasa missions to an explicitly sexual Roman sculpture

Our pick of highlights from this week's auctions and fairs

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Object lessons

Object lessons: from Leonora Carrington's unseen works to Sir William Tate's watercolour by Burne-Jones

Our pick of highlights from this week's auctions and fairs

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Object lessons

Object lessons: from an early John Piper gouache at London Art Fair to a gold leaf cabinet by Paul Evans

Our pick of highlights from this week's fairs and auctions