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Issue 1, Wednesday, 02 March 2011  | Download this issue

Bonus time for art business?

The return of Wall Street wealth should give New York’s art fairs a boost

News and analysis

The Art Show sets a sophisticated tone

Collectors queue to view classic modern and contemporary works

Gaddafi’s son reveals true colours

Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif, is also an architect, urban planner, and surrealist/symbolist painter

Support for Austrian director forced to resign

Artists and museum directors back up Peter Noever following his resignation

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Guaranteed outcome

Insurance for sellers or market manipulation? Why auction guarantees are dividing the art trade

 
Diary

Zabludowicz’s Collection (and son) debut in NY

The cream of New York’s art scene was out in force on Monday night for the first exhibition of the Zabludowicz Collection (aka British power art couple Anita and Poju) in the US. Art world luminaries such as dealers Yvon Lambert and Victoria Miro,...

 
Video

The travails of Ai Weiwei

In 2011, the artist Ai Weiwei was arrested by Chinese authorities on charges of posing a threat to national security. He was released 81 days later, but the harassment did not end there. A new documentary looks at Ai’s life following his release and the troubles he has faced since. “I have a difficult life,” he says in the film. “It doesn’t make me weaker or stronger. I just have to face it.”

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