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Andres Serrano

Donald Trump, the brand: a history of the real estate tycoon turned US president in 1,000 objects

Andres Serrano tells us about his multifaceted portrait of the US president in book form, created from his archive of memorabilia

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Art market

Class of 2020: five picks from Art Basel's online viewing room (another one)

The latest virtual fair, OVR:2020, limits 100 galleries to showing six works each, all produced this year—we pick our highlights

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Banksy

Banksy loses trademark battle over his famous Flower Thrower image

The street artist opened a pop-up shop in Croydon last year in a bid to protect his image rights, but was found to have “acted in bad faith”

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Art fairs

Fiac cancelled as new travel restrictions are imposed across Europe

The Paris art fair had seemed defiant in the face of coronavirus but organisers say they could not “meet the legitimate expectations of its exhibitors”

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Art market

Keeping it in the family: Charles Saatchi’s daughter to open huge London gallery

Phoebe Saatchi Yates has collaborated with her husband and father to launch 10,000 sq ft Mayfair gallery focused on “unknown” artists

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Art market

Galleries cast doubt on the return of fairs in 2021 in latest Art Basel and UBS report

Covid-19 has forced galleries to cut staff by 33% on average as sales plummet 36% in the first half of 2020—and optimism is dwindling for next year

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Museums

Tate and Anthony d’Offay agree to cut ties permanently

Museum will return loaned works and remove the retired dealer’s name from the building nearly three years after allegations of sexual harassment emerged

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Museums & Heritage

Bailout fail? Fewer than half of museums in England apply for government’s £1.57bn rescue package

Survey by The Art Newspaper also reveals that the Serpentine and Barbican have been left in limbo while the Southbank Centre is already £20m in debt

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Banksy

Banksy’s activism is his greatest work

Funding a refugee rescue boat is just the latest in a long history of politically motivated acts

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Art market

Christie’s to hold marquee sales in New York in early October—but will Sotheby's follow suit?

With no Frieze Art Fair, contemporary art London sales at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips will now take place at the end of October, when Fiac is due to open in Paris

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Heritage

Vandals smash statue of Mary Magdalene in French chapel—apparently because she is naked

A note was left at the scene by the perpetrators saying they “did not accept” that the saint should be “represented in such a way”

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Arts funding

Ten tips to get Arts Council funding, according to an expert

What cultural institutions in England need to know before applying for the government's £1.57bn rescue package

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Art market

It’s official: galleries and art fairs at risk of collapse can apply for UK’s £1.57bn rescue package

Priority will be given to institutions of regional and national significance

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Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst offers to swap any work for viral duct-tape banana—but Maurizio Cattelan says no

Curator Francesco Bonami has created his own version for the British artist as a consolation prize

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Art market

Lisson Gallery announces representation of US painter Van Hanos with Hamptons show

As Manhattan’s wealthy prolong their stays on Long Island, executive director Alex Logsdail says he is likely to extend his lease until September 2021

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Public sculpture

Memorial to police shooting victim Cherry Groce gets £82,000 boost from local London authorities

Brixton sculpture by David Adjaye is due to be unveiled in September, 35 years after a bungled police raid left her paralysed

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Museums

Tate will axe more than 300 jobs from its commercial arm next month

Director Maria Balshaw says the organisation has been left with “no option” but to resize as visitor figures and revenues plunge due to the pandemic

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Art market

Frieze directors ‘left with no choice’ but to cancel London fairs in October

Continued restrictions on large-scale events and travel due to coronavirus have made the show logistically impossible

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Art market

Sotheby's to sell Bridget Riley painting from Heathrow executive lounge as British Airways 'fights for survival'

Auction house appointed to sell £1.4m of art from the beleaguered airline's collection this month

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Politics

As Andrzej Duda narrowly wins Poland’s presidential election, protest posters installed in Warsaw become stark reminder of authoritarian rule

Spanish art group Democracia have taken over LED screens in the city’s metro

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Art market

Tomorrow’s YBAs? White Cube launches series of online exhibitions by London art graduates

Gallery owner Jay Jopling says it is vital to support the next generation during such precarious times

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racism

Royal College of Art leadership loses vote of no confidence over racism row

University has now “paused” its hiring of a new head of inclusion after it was blasted for appointing a white man, but could still face strike action this autumn

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Art fairs

Art Basel in Miami Beach waives August withdrawal fee for dealers amid surge in Florida coronavirus cases

Fair organisers say they remain “committed” to the show in December even as the lease for a temporary hospital and Covid-19 testing site at the Miami Beach Convention Center is extended

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Exhibitions

'Tender, gentle and creative soul': outdoor exhibition in west London pays tribute to artist Khadija Saye who died in Grenfell fire

Unveiled by Tottenham MP David Lammy today, the show also marks the launch of an arts mentor scheme in Saye’s name

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Black Lives Matter

Reform or reset? How cultural institutions are facing a reckoning over racism

US and UK museums have been accused of tokenism, hypocrisy and fake solidarity for rushing to declare support for Black Lives Matter. Where do they go from here?

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Art education

Unemployment crisis looms over thousands of academics as casual contracts are axed or postponed by UK’s top arts universities

Black and minority ethnic staff at institutions including Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art are at particular risk

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Art market

How artists are adapting their work to virtual fairs and online viewing rooms

As Art Basel's online viewing room opens, Tracey Emin, Jim Shaw and Avery Singer speak about lockdown and creating for the digital sphere

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Contemporary art

Investigative artists Forensic Architecture uncover new evidence in 2011 police killing of Mark Duggan

Independent Office for Police Conduct says it is now assessing whether to reopen the official investigation into the shooting that triggered the London riots

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Banksy

Banksy proposes new Bristol memorial of protesters toppling slave trader statue

Street artist says the idea would cater both to critics and defenders of the monument of Edward Colston

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Protest

Art world presses pause for #BlackOutTuesday

Mixed reactions for the social media campaign, whereby millions are posting black squares in support for the Black Lives Matter movement—but is it reductive?

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Art market

The Green debate: How can the international art market recover sustainably?

As calls grow to tackle the coronavirus crisis and climate emergency together, a group of dealers teams together to form the Gallery Climate Coalition

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Artists

Masses of artists rejected by UK government’s self-employment support scheme

Many are turning to benefits and emergency grants to plug some of the deficit

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Art market

Photo London plans to open in tent this October with social distancing

Timed entry and face masks are set to become the “new normal” for art fairs, organisers say

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coronavirus

UK galleries and auction houses can reopen from 1 June, government says

Art trade associations have been lobbying to be recognised as “non-essential retail” in phase two of the lockdown exit roadmap; museums will have to wait until phase three in July

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Art market

La Biennale Paris cancels 2020 edition. What does this mean for other art fairs this autumn?

President of the Paris show says that thousands of dealers and collectors cannot gather this year due to the coronavirus pandemic

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Art market

Sotheby’s prepares to reopen galleries in New York and London

Chief executive Charles Stewart lays plans for the auction house’s flagship sales to be held in New York next month

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Art market

Gold tycoon and art collector James Stunt charged with money laundering and forgery

The former husband of heiress Petra Ecclestone denies any criminality and says he will contest all charges

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Robert Indiana

Robert Indiana’s LOVE at centre of new $150m fraud claim

American Image Art founder alleges certain works are in the public domain and cannot be copyrighted

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Art market

Great Depression of the 21st century looms over the art market

As the IMF warns we are heading towards the worst economic slump in living memory, the art industry starts to fear a double dip recession

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Art market

Will art fairs return in 2020?

As coronavirus lockdowns are extended across much of the world, leaving galleries unable to trade, hopes are fading that autumn events will be able to go ahead

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Baselworld

Rolex, Patek Philippe and Chanel walk out of MCH group’s Baselworld

Future of the Swiss watch and jewellery fair, which is owned by Art Basel's parent company, now hangs in the balance

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Finance

Santander bank chairman and art collector Ana Botín appointed to International Monetary Fund advisory board

Group has been formed to tackle major financial issues including the coronavirus and its global economic impact

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Art market

White Cube launches £1.25m Covid-19 fundraiser with Harland Miller

British artist reveals he contracted a mild form of the virus

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coronavirus

Billionaire art collector Adrian Cheng to distribute free face masks in vending machines throughout Hong Kong

The K11 Art Foundation founder is donating millions of masks aimed to help low-income communities in their fight against Covid-19

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coronavirus

More than 40 UK museums and conservators donate personal protective equipment to help NHS fight coronavirus

Conservation departments are sending gloves, masks and Tyvek suits to hospitals and ambulance services

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Art market

London’s young galleries fight for survival during lockdown

But being smaller can mean lower overheads and more nimble business models, with some venues more upbeat than others as the shutdown hits

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Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin shares her lockdown life on Instagram

British artist says we need “all kinds of art in these scary times”

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Media

Are commercial galleries the next big content producers?

The top dealers are increasingly becoming audio and video makers and magazine publishers—is it all still about sales?

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coronavirus

Students slam Royal College of Art's decision to move degree show online because of coronavirus

Unlike other universities, the school has not postponed its courses during the crisis

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Art market

Muted sales in Art Basel’s online viewing rooms as art market turns to technological solutions amid coronavirus crisis

Dealers say expectations were low but are grateful to be in touch with the art community

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Collectors

Portuguese judge orders seizure of all assets owned by African art collector Isabel dos Santos in the country

Move is intended to stall the sales of stakes in multi-million-Euro companies based in Portugal

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Art market

London galleries latest to go into lockdown as concerns grow over coronavirus pandemic

Move follows widespread closures in the US and Asia

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Augmented reality

KAWS develops augmented reality project that offers a different model for the future of showing and selling art

As coronavirus forces people into lockdown, art lovers are turning to social media to share their experiences

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coronavirus

Coronavirus postpones Art Cologne from April to November

Large-scale events have been banned in the German region of North Rhine-Westphalia, while travel has become restricted for international exhibitors

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coronavirus

US dealers rush to leave Maastricht as Trump’s European travel ban causes confusion

Aiming to stop the spread of coronavirus, the suspension begins at midnight on Friday and is expected to last 30 days

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Art market

What is Sotheby’s doing to win private sales?

As the Donald B. Marron collection goes to three dealers, the auction house is rethinking how it pitches for works

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Art market

Art Basel/UBS report: global art market dips 5% in ‘tricky year’ but private sales are up

Chinese and British markets take a hit amid trade wars and political unrest

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coronavirus

Art Dubai postponed as coronavirus spreads in the Middle East

Fair organisers are instead holding a programme of events and exhibitions tailored to local galleries and artists

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coronavirus

MCH Group postpones Baselworld watch fair as Swiss authorities ban large events over coronavirus fears

Several other trade fairs have also been cancelled in Switzerland

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Banksy

Charges dropped against South African billionaire over allegedly fraudulent Banksy deal

Martin Levick had been accused of duping an investor into lending him $3.5m for the purchase of the work

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Art market

Blain Southern goes into administration as artists reveal debts owed by gallery

Abrupt closure of three spaces has prompted criticism from some about the way the business was run

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Art market

Sotheby’s relocates April Hong Kong auctions to New York due to coronavirus

The firm is also rolling its London June sales into one week for the first time in more than a decade

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Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei's censored films to go on show in Berlin

The works cannot be shown in China where the dissident artist says his identity has been erased

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Art market

Phillips’s sale reveals contemporary art's hottest stars but still misses its low estimate

Auction results this week are expected to be down by almost a quarter signalling a "low tide" in London

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Art market

Christie’s contemporary sale fails to pack a punch as auction house records lowest total in a decade

Brexit casts a shadow over consignments in London, but young American female painters add some pizazz

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Art market

US banker buys Brexit Banksy at Sotheby's, making a bigger splash than David Hockney’s pool painting

Auction house fields a steady contemporary evening sale in London

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Art market

Mat Collishaw 'parts company' with Blain Southern

British artist announced on Instagram today that he will cease to be represented by the gallery “with immediate effect”

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Art market

Art Basel in Hong Kong cancelled

The decision comes a week after the World Health Organisation declared Coronavirus outbreak a global emergency and repeated calls for its cancellation from exhibitors

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Artists

‘Who put a price on my head?’ Mayfair gallery’s show of coal miners’ bronze busts sparks controversy

Sculptures are a ‘preview’ of a public commission by Laurence Edwards due to be unveiled in Doncaster in May

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Art Basel

Growing unease among Art Basel in Hong Kong dealers as WHO brands coronavirus a ‘global emergency’

The fair's directors, meanwhile, say postponing or cancelling the fair “is a complex process”

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Museums

Opening of Oslo's new Munch Museum delayed until autumn

Tracey Emin says she is now “working out the logistics” for the inaugural exhibition which pairs her work with that of Munch

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Art market

How serious are the dangers of market sponsorship of museum exhibitions?

Involvement from galleries and auction houses is on the rise as public institutions face dwindling government funds and increased scrutiny over toxic philanthropy

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Art market

Art Basel in Hong Kong exhibitors call for 50% discount as concerns mount over a drop off in collectors and freedom of expression

Galleries including Lévy Gorvy, Lisson and Sprüth Magers have expressed their concerns in a letter to the fair organisers

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Fraud

German socialite Angela Gulbenkian faces second criminal case over Warhol picture

The Munich-based dealer and collector is also due to stand trial in London for allegedly stealing £1.1m in Kusama pumpkin sale

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Exhibitions

Sean Scully to have first show in Switzerland in nearly a decade

Italian dealer Marco Voena is supporting an exhibition of the Irish artist's work at the Forum Paracelsus in St Moritz

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Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst medicine cabinet bought for £600 goes on sale for over £1m

Softer YBA market faces test as collection amassed by London bond trader goes under the hammer at Phillips next month

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Obituaries

‘Godfather of conceptual art’ John Baldessari dies aged 88

The Californian artist and teacher won numerous awards including the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale and the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama

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Artists

Damien Hirst sculptures undergo restoration in Gloucestershire ahead of retrospective

Multi-million-pound works spotted outside artist's Stroud studio complex

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Art market

Dutch dealer promises new Rembrandt discoveries in five-volume publication

Part one focused on early years of Old Master's career will be published in 18 months

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Art market

'All bets are off': Hong Kong protests cause insurance headaches for dealers heading to Art Basel

With pro-democracy demonstrations showing no sign of abating, the fair is working with a broker to offer galleries cover at 20 times the normal rate

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Art market

Kenny Schachter on his Christmas clear out

Sotheby’s sale is set to raise half a million pounds, offsetting money lost in Inigo Philbrick deals

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Art market

Amy Cappellazzo becomes head of expanded Fine Arts division as Sotheby's restructures

While her role grows to cover departments such as Old Masters, second global division will include luxury objects and decorative art, jewellery and wine

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Appointments & departures

Charles Saumarez Smith steps down as senior director at Blain Southern

Gallery is going through a “period of restructuring”, according to founder Harry Blain

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Banksy

Banksy transforms bench into Santa's sleigh in new mural highlighting UK homelessness

Street artist posts video of the work praising passersby in Birmingham for stopping and offering food and drink to a man sleeping rough

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Art Basel helps Hong Kong exhibitors offset extra costs

Fair organisers says the discounts are not "incentive to do the fair" but are "part of an effort to mitigate their additional expenses"

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Text and slogan 'statement pieces' draw Instagram crowd to Art Basel

But it's not all about selfies, many art pieces with a motto carry a socially conscious message

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Photography

David Goldblatt's photographic legacy lives on through digital archive project

South African collection withdrawn from University of Cape Town over censorship row forms the heart of Goodman Gallery’s new initiative

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Portia Munson’s immersive work for Art Basel's Meridians finds a home at 21c Museum Hotels

Cindy Sherman weaves her magic, and more news from Art Basel in Miami Beach

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Environment

Ai Weiwei confronts Amazon destruction in new film work

Dissident artist is exploring the disappearance of the Brazilian rainforest alongside China’s growing influence in South America

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Valie Export

Valie Export: ‘Female artists are disadvantaged because the market is determined by men’

Austrian performance artist is showing her 1980 Venice Biennale installation for the first time in 40 years in London

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Art market

Lifting the lid on auction house salaries: how long would it take an intern to earn Tad Smith's $28.2m Sotheby's payout?

Executive salaries rises, while junior staff struggle to move up the ladder

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Art market

Marina Abramovic’s The Life to become first mixed reality work ever auctioned

Christie’s will sell the piece with a £600,000 price tag next October to coincide with artist’s Royal Academy retrospective

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Art fairs

Collector and patron Kamiar Maleki appointed director of Volta and Pulse art fairs

The two events have recently come under the same ownership although there are no plans to merge them—yet

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Banksy

Banksy’s The Drinker withdrawn from Sotheby’s sale after rival artist claims ownership

Sculpture—estimated at £1m—was removed from the street by Andy Link in 2004 but later “liberated” from his East End garden

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Banksy

Artist who ‘kidnapped’ Banksy's The Drinker claims ownership ahead of Sotheby's sale

Andy Link says sculpture for which he demanded £5,000 in ransom was later stolen from him. Banksy’s former dealer says otherwise

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Exhibitions

Alfredo Jaar revisits Rwandan genocide 25 years after the atrocity

The Chilean artist’s harrowing project goes on show in the UK for the first time

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Hong Kong

Uncertainty hangs over Para Site’s fundraising auction as Hong Kong protests escalate

The non-profit art space derives half its annual income from the charity gala which last year raised a record HK$7.8m

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Venice Biennale 2019

Iraq’s national pavilion at Venice Biennale shut ‘in solidarity with popular youth uprisings’

Iraqi-Kurdish artist Serwan Baran supports the move by the Ruya Foundation, saying “the people will prevail as long as we are with them”