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Issue 4, Friday, 14 June 2013  | Download this issue

Behold a terrible beauty

Artists are responding to a decade of global conflict, but will their work find favour with collectors?

News and analysis

Basel mints the next blue-chip artists

But will the wider market and museums buy in?

Swiss collector sentenced

Stephan Schmidheiny to appeal 18-year term

Royal Academy in talks with potential Moscow partner

The institution also wants to co-organise the arts programme of a planned centre in Hong Kong

Also in this issue

Monaco’s Picasso show under fire

Concerns have been raised about a show of works drawn from the Nahmad family collection


National Gallery hires Sotheby’s specialist

Letizia Treves has left Sotheby’s to lead museum's curatorial department

Confessions of an art dealer: Olivier Antoine

The director of Art: Concept, Paris on religion, Hieronymus Bosch, and the history of civilisations

The lost decades: why the past is back to stay

Collectors in search of the new are buying up work that hasn’t been seen for years

An art-lovers’ paradise

Visit six major collections within an hour of Basel

It’s a man’s (art) world—or is it?

Only around 25% of the dealers at Art Basel are female, but women are giving no quarter as the playing field begins to level out


Kanye digs Prouvé

Who knew that the upper echelons of Art Basel had a rock god in their midst? Just before the hip-hop superstar Kanye West strutted his stuff this week in a special Design Miami Basel gig, Art Basel’s director, Marc Spiegler, took to the stage in a...


Dawoud Bey: Picturing People

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Chris Marker ventures to Plato's cave

The Whitechapel Gallery in London opens the first UK retrospective of the French film-maker Chris Marker on 16 April. In this clip from his 1989 television series The Owl’s Legacy, Marker compares the dark and quiet movie theatre to Plato’s allegory of the cave, where prisoners have a hard time distinguishing images from reality.

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