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Podcast episode nine: $450m! The Leonardo breaks all records

How the art sale of the century happened, with Judd Tully, our man in the salesroom. Plus, a new museum in Indonesia

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Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode three: how the UAE art scene became a force to be reckoned with

Art dealer Thaddaeus Ropac and curator Maya Allison tell us how the nation’s creative ambitions have blossomed. Plus: Silver Lion-winning musician and artist Hassan Khan on his Abu Dhabi Art performance

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Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode two: How Saudi artists are driving political change

As Abu Dhabi Art fair opens, we speak to the Saudi artists Manal Al Dowayan and Ahmed Mater. Plus: Iraq's Dia Azzawi on creating the Arab world's Guernica

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Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode one: Louvre Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Art

With all eyes on Abu Dhabi this week, we speak to the architect Jean Nouvel on designing the Arab world's first universal museum. Plus: a preview of Abu Dhabi Art fair

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Podcast episode eight: how hackers are attacking the art world

Galleries are losing huge sums to cybercrime, what makes them vulnerable? Plus: the dubious restoration along the Camino di Santiago.

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Introducing Emirati Voices: a video series on Louvre Abu Dhabi

Emirati citizens talk about the museum's collection and global impact

Sponsored byAbu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority

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'In Russia, either be brave or be silenced'

Russian art patron Igor Tsukanov has created a show at the Saatchi Gallery about artists who have risked protesting against conditions in Russia since 1991

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Podcast episode seven: the tale of an Old Master forgery scandal

The 'masterpieces' that fooled the art world. Plus: a review of London's latest shows, from Cezanne to Soutine.

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Podcast episode six: trouble at Unesco, plus Art and Terror

Why did the US and Israel pull out of the organisation and what will happen next? Plus: 9/11 and its impact on art is explored at London’s Imperial War Museum

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Artsy and the rise of the matchmaker market

In the bricks-versus-clicks shakeout, the new power players are harvesting supply and demand data

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Podcast episode five: what's the story behind the $100m Leonardo?

What will happen when the only painting in private hands by the Renaissance master heads to auction? Plus: the New Museum's big new show on gender, and our literary editor talks 18th-century princesses

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It takes two: artist couples at Frieze

From Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning to Cy Twombly and Robert Rauschenberg, we look at how relationships can feed creativity

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Artists and the end of truth

Frieze London’s talks programme focuses on the rise of alt-facts and artifice—a realm historically the remit of artists

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In pictures: Alex Katz picks his highlights from Frieze Masters

Katz, who turned 90 years young this year, is in town for the opening of his solo exhibition at Timothy Taylor Gallery

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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

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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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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The sculptures that unite America

As the debate rages about divisive Confederate monuments, five leading US scholars and curators pick the nation’s greatest memorial sculptures

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Let's talk about sex at Frieze

A special section at the fair looks at the “radical feminists” who were once ostracised by their peers

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Frieze 2017

The market boom for Basquiat

A year after his death, MoMA turned down an offer of the artist’s work. Today, the appetite for his paintings has never been greater

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Frieze 2017

Gilbert & George: East Enders

The British artist duo show us around their London stomping ground

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Podcast episode three: how the Getty is shaping southern California’s art scene

The story behind Pacific Standard Time in Los Angeles; Ming Wong on the historic queer art show in Taipei. Plus: an exclusive audio work by Zardulu the Mythmaker

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Gilbert & George take charge of their legacy

Shows in New York, Paris and London mark the artists’ 50th anniversary

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Podcast episode two: Zeitz Mocaa and London autumn preview

The lowdown on the new Thomas Heatherwick-designed museum in Cape Town. Plus: London's most enticing shows this autumn

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Podcast episode one: Nazi loot and Rachel Whiteread

Nazi-loot conference at London’s National Gallery. Plus: Rachel Whiteread on “mummifying the air” at Tate Britain

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Introducing: The Art Newspaper's new weekly podcast

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A sample of the Louvre Abu Dhabi collection

Highlights from the museum's permanent collection and exceptional loans

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The ruler sheikh who was fascinated by archaeology

The founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, set up an archaeological programme that anticipates the creation of Louvre Abu Dhabi

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Year Ahead 2017

Museum openings this autumn and winter

From Shenzhen to Cape Town, new or improved institutions prepare to open their doors in the second half of 2017

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Can new leadership and a change of name save the Biennale Paris?

For its 55th birthday, the fair formerly known as the Biennale des Antiquaires is hoping for a “renewal” after a difficult 2016 edition

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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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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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Venice can’t manage its tourists—yet it’s encouraging more to come from China

The town council proposes digital monitoring and a charge to enter St Mark’s Square

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On the side of the angels

Vittorio Scarpati made a series of bold drawings in a New York hospital before he died of Aids, which also claimed the life of his wife, the writer and actress Cookie Mueller. Teeming with “piles of angels”, Scarpati’s drawings are being shown for the first time in 25 years in London this month

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Jenny Holzer: Words of Conflict

As three new commissions open this year in the UK and Abu Dhabi, the US artist reflects on the continued dominance of war as a theme in her work and says she longs for Trump to be “in the past tense”

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Summer art pilgrimages

Artists and curators tell us about the journeys they have embarked on, or hope to make, to see something special. Compiled by Ben Luke

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David Lamelas: time zones

The peripatetic Argentinian artist has explored memory, space and time in works made across the world. In September, his first full career survey opens in Los Angeles as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative

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Nairy Baghramian: check your privilege

As she features in Documenta 14 and takes centre stage in Münster this summer, the Berlin-based artist discusses her approach to these major public exhibitions and the need to be wary of sensation and spectacle

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Frank Lloyd Wright: a force of nature

As MoMA’s show of his vast archive confirms, the self-proclaimed “world’s greatest architect” was an inspired talent-spotter, employing brilliant female assistants

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Symbiotic siblings: Alberto and Diego Giacometti

As a major survey opening this month at Tate Modern confirms, Alberto Giacometti’s reputation as a 20th-century great is assured. But his younger brother Diego’s role cannot be overlooked

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Death, destruction and deity: painting Guernica

As exhibition opens in Madrid, new research shows how Picasso was inspired by church paintings to create Spanish Civil War rallying cry

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Cerith Wyn Evans: Light Fantastic

As the Welsh artist fills Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries, ahead of showing in Venice and Münster later in the year, he talks about his varied inspirations, from Duchamp to Japanese Noh theatre

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Guide to Asian pavilions at the 2017 Venice Biennale

From upside-down architecture to shadow puppets, artists explore cultural identity at the “Olympics of the art world”

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Asian institutions unite behind homegrown talent

Artists’ visibility grows as biennials mature and fairs proliferate across Asia

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The Antarctic Biennale: a crazy idea becomes reality

In little more than a year, the artists and scientists—and, crucially, the funds—have been gathered for a unique biennial. The journey begins this month

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The other lives of artists

The exhibition Michelangelo & Sebastiano at the National Gallery in London reflects the younger artist’s sharp decline in production once he became keeper of the papal seal. But second jobs did not stop Rubens and Velázquez painting

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The art machine: the Centre Pompidou at 40

As the Parisian cultural behemoth hits a landmark anniversary, figures from the world of art and architecture discuss its legacy

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Tala Madani: the descent of man

As Tala Madani prepares for the Whitney Biennial, she explains how childhood comics and Trump’s election victory figure into her satirical images of men