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Issue 4, Saturday, 07 December 2013  | Download this issue

What a difference five years make

News The super-rich have grown in number since 2008, adding the feel-good factor to this year’s fair

News and analysis

Emin slams Russia over gay rights

News Artist says she is “very reluctant” to be involved in planned YBA exhibition in Moscow, but will use the opportunity to promote equality

The secret stories that works of art can tell

News Our selection of pieces with back stories that add interest as well as value

Something old at New Material Art Fair

News The work on view tends to be more conventional than not, though a few of the artists manning the booths use non-traditional media

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Pop goes Miami's art scene

Interview The director of Miami Beach's Bass Museum of Art on how a Swiss art fair has helped make South Florida buzz each December


How to collect art by numbers

Feature Limited editions and multiples demystified

Let’s get digital

Feature Post-internet artists take art offline

Street artists go to court to protect their work

News analysis A New York legal case is challenging traditional views of graffiti

My Miami: Elizabeth Withstandley

Interview The artist, film-maker and the co-founder of Locust Projects, Miami shares her favourite spots

Confessions of an art dealer: Angela Choon

Interview The director of David Zwirner gallery, London


Swiss chalet timeshare

One of the more bizarre pieces of public art in Miami this week is the life-sized inflatable Alpine chalet, complete with log walls and snow-covered roof, that bobs incongruously on its own artificial iceberg in the warm sea of Miami’s Virginia Key,...


Ai Weiwei: According to What?

Ai Weiwei was interrogated 50 times by Chinese authorities after he was detained in 2011 allegedly for posing a threat to national security. Held for 81 days, he was finally released without his passport and forbidden to leave Beijing. When he was...
Tracey Emin: Angel without You Bouchra Khalili Amelia Peláez: the Craft of Modernity Yael Bartana A Human Document: Selections from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Hew Locke Monika Sosnowska 28 Chinese Permission to Be Global: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection

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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