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Art market

Sotheby’s in deal to sell estate of hip-hop pioneer and graffiti artist Rammellzee

Auction house is enlisting dealers and curators to promote the legacy of the polymath who is believed to have cursed his collection

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Protest

Peter Kennard among artists to remove their art from London's Design Museum in protest over arms event

Directors Deyan Sudjic and Alice Black say ‘professional activists exploited the situation’ and they stand by their ‘curatorial independence’

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Appointments & departures

Charles Saumarez Smith to leave Royal Academy of Arts to become senior director of Blain Southern

Secretary and chief executive of the London museum says he wanted to go “at a time of obvious strength and success”

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Controversies

Shepard Fairey joins group of artists demanding their work be removed from the Design Museum after ‘arms trade’ event

The London institution says it did not endorse the private event organised by the Italian aerospace company Leonardo

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Art market

Christie’s reports record half year sales of £2.97bn

Rockefeller auction plus leap in private and online sales drive 26% increase

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Art market

Will blockchain deliver a registry of all traded works of art?

Christie’s summit weighs up pros and cons of the technology and how it might bring greater transparency to the art market

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Artist estates

Will Robert Indiana’s legacy get stuck in a legal battle?

The artist wanted his home to become a museum but his 2016 will is being challenged

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Banksy

Imprisoned Turkish artist Zehra Dogan smuggles thank-you letter to Banksy

Bristolian street artist unveiled New York mural in March in protest against her arrest

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Art market

White Cube appoints Warhol expert Eric Shiner artistic director in New York

Is the London-based gallery growing its US team to open an exhibition space there?

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Russia

Pussy Riot say they invaded pitch during World Cup final as political protest

Russian activist group describes performance as a tribute to dissident poet and artist Dmitri Prigov

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Art market

Art Basel owner to launch contemporary art fair ART SG in Singapore next year

MCH Group expands burgeoning roster of international art fairs with annual November event

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Politics

Donald Trump’s UK visit sparks backlash from the art world

British curator Norman Rosenthal says Blenheim Palace banquet “severely compromises” past exhibitions, while cultural figures speak out about president’s policies

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Art market

Banksy painting sells for record £1.5m as ‘greatest hits’ show opens at London gallery

Prices for larger works by the Bristolian street artist could fetch more than £5m

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Appointments & departures

IRL to VR: Daniel Birnbaum leaves Moderna Museet to head-up virtual reality gallery

Museum director due to take up new role at London's Acute Art early next year

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Art market

From project space to mega dealer: Jay Jopling celebrates 25 years of White Cube

Hong Kong show features rarely seen archival material, while 23 artists have made new works for an exhibition dedicated to memory in London

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Paul Cézanne

Cézanne painting from Gurlitt hoard goes on show for first time since before Second World War

Painter’s descendants reach agreement with Kunstmuseum Bern, which has been acknowledged as rightful owner of work

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Art market

London’s contemporary art summer season in flux as middle market comes out on top

Christie’s introduces day sale format and established names give way to new talent

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Art market

Lucian Freud’s late reclining nude makes London record at £22.5m

Artist was 80 years old when he began the painting of a former Tate cataloguer

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Art market

Frieze focus on women who challenged the male-dominated 1980s art market

New section at London fair will explore artists who railed against "the idea that genius resided solely in masculinity"

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Artists

Street art community pays tribute to three graffiti artists killed by a train in London

The young men, believed to be in their teens and early 20s, have been identified by artists as Kbag, Lover and Trip

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Art market

Damien Hirst’s former manager Frank Dunphy to sell art collection

Sotheby’s auction includes personal works by Hirst gifted to Dunphy, or sketched on the back of restaurant menus

Comment
Art Basel 2018

Rapper pays $18.5m for work at auction but the artist gets nothing—is the system in need of reform?

Anny Shaw asks if auction houses and dealers should pay their dues to the artists from whom they profit

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Art Basel 2018

Galleries at Art Basel pay tribute to ‘generation of giants’

Works and archival material at several stands at the fair honour big names in the art world who have died this year

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Art Basel 2018

Controversial collection of early Basquiat drawings on show in Basel

Works were created by the artist when he was sleeping on a friend’s couch in Manhattan

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Art Basel 2018

Swiss galleries forge ahead despite the global squeeze

New initiatives, fair subsidies and a focus on Swiss artists help dealers to adapt

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Art Basel 2018

Multi-billion-dollar Picasso show heads to the Beyeler

The exhibition, which opens in February, will focus on Blue and Rose Periods

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Art Basel 2018

Marshall arts: how collectors fell for Kerry James

Artist lands two big sales at Art Basel after record-breaking auction result

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Art Basel 2018

William Kentridge honours Africans in the Great War

A taster of the artist’s latest project is on show at Art Basel ahead of its unveiling at Tate Modern in London

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Art market

A Saatchi for the next generation? Damien Hirst commissions 21 works by emerging artists for new show

Artist mentored Boo Saville, Helen Beard and Sadie Laska, allowing them to create their largest pieces to date in his studios for Newport Street Gallery show

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Art market

Iran’s art market defies expectations in face of US sanctions with new fair

In a first for Iran, the Teer Art fair is set to open in June amid a growing but fragile market environment

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Politics

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledges to return Parthenon sculptures to Greece

Comments come after Unesco calls for “mutually acceptable” solution to 200-year-old issue

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Contemporary art

Richard Prince denounces exhibition of early Joke paintings at Skarstedt gallery. Or does he?

US artist says he has “nothing to do with the show”, the first to focus on this body of work in the UK

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Street art

Banksy’s records will tumble in ‘greatest hits’ show, former dealer says

Highest price to date is $1.9m, but Steve Lazarides says some paintings have a £2m-plus price tag

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Art market

Christie’s reintroduces contemporary art to its London summer calendar

Still no evening auction, but blue-chip artists make way for fresh talent in new day sale format

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Art market

Women speak out about the gender pay gap at UK auction houses

Blaming an ingrained culture, auction houses vow to correct imbalance in women’s pay and representation in the highest ranks

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Artist interview

From the archive: How New York fell back in love with Robert Indiana

With a retrospective lighting up the Whitney, the artist behind “that” work has finally returned to town

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Art market

Is Bonhams for sale?

Advisory group NM Rothschild has reportedly been brought in to oversee a possible sale of the British auction house

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Appointments & departures

Mark Coetzee suspended from the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

An inquiry has been launched into the executive director and chief curator’s professional conduct

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Art market

Edward Burtynsky unveils preview of Anthropocene project at Photo London

Canadian photographer has been working with scientists to draw attention to man's impact on the planet

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Art market

First exhibition on Jean Dubuffet’s fascination with cities to open this summer

Hauser & Wirth show in Zürich includes loans from the Tate, the Stedelijk Museum and the Fondation Dubuffet

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Auctions

Christie’s to sell second Monet from the Gare Saint-Lazare series after Rockefeller auction

Painting is “one of the most important” by the Impressionist artist to be sold in London in the past 20 years

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Art market

Too hot to handle? Frieze New York to compensate all dealers after sweltering fair sent collectors packing

Details yet to be finalised, but the fair is also looking at how to deal with “increasingly erratic weather” after heatwave sent exhibitors into meltdown

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Frieze New York

UK artist Yinka Shonibare brings African and diaspora artists to London

Show honours Africa’s contribution to abstraction, beauty and politics at "a time of affirmative difference"

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Exhibitions

Los Angeles County Museum of Art hopes to ‘change American perceptions of Iran’ with new show

Artists based in Iran were absent at the opening of exhibition of historical and contemporary Iranian art this week due to Trump's travel ban

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Art market

Sotheby's backs Indian art market by launching sales in Mumbai

Announcement comes days after auction house reinstates buyer's premium in online sales

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Art market

Francis Bacon's $30m portrait of George Dyer shown in London for first time in 40 years

Painting of artist’s lover and muse comes to auction for the first time at Christie’s New York in May

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Art market

Gender pay gap: top UK auction houses pay women between 22% and 37% less than men

Discrepancy comes under scrutiny as more than 10,000 companies submit figures to the Government Equalities Office

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Art market

Still got it: Soho’s naughty spirit draws London’s galleries

Why galleries are moving into the West End district’s red-light zone

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Rashid Johnson starts filming Native Son in Chicago

The US artist finds contemporary resonance in the 1940s novel

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Indian galleries raise their game at Art Basel in Hong Kong

Presence of more dealers at the fair signals a comeback in the country’s art market

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Taiwan rises as China reins in foreign spending

Tighter capital and credit regulations have curtailed Chinese art buying

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

From Abramovic to Kapoor: how artists are making VR a reality

Pair are the latest big names to step into the sixth dimension, with their first works using VR tools on show at this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong fair

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Photo Macau stages 'teaser' show ahead of first full fair

The original project was cancelled in December for quality control

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Art market

Art Basel in Hong Kong welcomes more mainland galleries

Dealers from across Asia are ramping up their presence, and around half of the projects in the Kabinett sector are by Asian artists

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Art Dubai 2018

State of the art in Dubai

Works at Art Dubai mirror city’s vision of high-tech future

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Art Dubai 2018

Is interest in African art on the rise in the Middle East?

An increased presence of African galleries at this edition of Art Dubai could signify a flourishing regional market

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Art market

Sotheby’s unveils Old Master painting in the Middle East for first time

Will Jeff Koons’s handbags for Louis Vuitton help find a buyer for the Rubens portrait?

Analysis
Art Basel Art Market Report

Top flight dealers reap rewards of a growing global art market, Art Basel report says

But the number of galleries opening over the past ten years has plummeted 87%

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Art market

Yusaku Maezawa awarded the Order of Arts and Letters by French government

Japanese collector was catapulted into the limelight when he spent $110m on a Basquiat, which is currently on 'world tour'

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Auctions

Picasso painting of Marie-Thérèse gives Phillips the edge in London’s contemporary sales

A record sale at Christie’s and a solid result at Sotheby’s show the market is in full recovery

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Protest

Tate's artist-in-residence resigns over institution's 'appalling response to sexual harassment'

Liv Wynter says Tate is failing women and people from ethnic minority backgrounds

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Artists

Marina Abramovic turns Seven Deaths project into an opera to debut in Munich in 2020

Artist will direct the production, which was originally conceived as a cinematic tribute to her lifelong hero Maria Callas

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Exhibitions

Artists pull out of Great Exhibition of the North over arms dealer sponsorship

Group launches petition calling for arts festival to refuse backing from BAE Systems accused of “profiteering from the deaths of innocent children”

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Photography

Richard Avedon Foundation releases growing list of more than 200 ‘errors’ in unauthorised biography

Publisher’s lawyer says the foundation has provided “no evidence” and that memoir is a “subjective genre”

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Art market

Can Marrakech's 1-54 art fair step into the breach of city's cancelled biennial?

New fair brings contemporary African art home, but jury is out as to whether a commercial event can replace a government funded biennial

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Art market

Roy Lichtenstein painting hidden in private collection for 25 years to be unveiled

Frightened Girl is part of an exhibition devoted to the Ben-Day dot technique commonly used in pulp fiction comics

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Frieze

Frieze Los Angeles will launch next February

Annual contemporary art fair to open at the Paramount Pictures Studios on Valentine's Day

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Art market

First edition of 1-54 in Marrakech will attempt to lure Africa's collectors

London and New York fair opens at Winston Churchill’s favourite hotel La Mamounia this week

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Controversies

Campaign group calls on Tate to remove Anthony d’Offay from its programme

The museum has already suspended contact with the retired dealer who is accused of sexual harassment

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Damien Hirst

First glimpse of Damien Hirst's new series of 'Bonnard-inspired' paintings

Pointillist works are due to go on show at Gagosian gallery in Los Angeles next month

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Sexual harassment

Artforum still in 'lockstep' with disgraced former publisher, lawyers say

Magazine has faced calls for its boycott after Knight Landesman accused of sexual harassment

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Artists

Winter Olympics pavilion painted in Vantablack, the blackest colour in existence

Anish Kapoor was controversially granted exclusive rights to one version of the super-black material

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Collectors

Casino mogul and collector Steve Wynn resigns after sexual harassment claims

Billionaire has described the allegations as “preposterous”, but says he cannot continue to be effective in his current role

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Ivory

Ivory-trade investigator Esmond Bradley Martin found murdered in Nairobi home

Former UN special envoy for rhino conservation was at the forefront of exposing scale of global black market for animal products

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Art market

Is Frieze Los Angeles bound?

Rumour mill goes into overdrive as reports circulate of new event in January 2019 as the art fair’s directors discuss options with West Coast dealers

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Art market

Ageing Picasso’s painting of lover and virile musketeer could make £18m at Christie's

Mousquetaire et nu assis is among highlights of London evening sale of Modern and Impressionist art in February

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Heritage

Icom unveils Yemen red list at Metropolitan Museum in bid to halt illegal trade of artefacts

Yemen’s cultural heritage is at serious risk as war and famine ravage the country

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Artists

Stuart Semple launches campaign to eradicate ‘hostile design’ around the world

British artist was motivated after local council installed metal bars on benches to prevent homeless people from sleeping on them

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Exhibitions

Basquiat: Boom for Real is most popular show in Barbican’s history

More than 7,000 visitors attended over the closing weekend in London, with overall figures expected to reach more than 215,000

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Museums

Stedelijk Museum cancelled Ettore Sottsass show to ‘protect lenders’, chief curator says

Italian designer’s estate withdrew agreement to loan works and denied permission to publish texts after disagreement over the exhibition’s layout and content

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Artists

Oscar nomination for street photographer JR and film-maker Agnès Varda

Movie follows JR's travels through France, as he photographs everyday people and pastes their giant portraits onto buildings

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Obituaries

US painter of cosmologies Jack Whitten dies age 78

Major survey of his sculptures opens at the Baltimore Museum of Art in April before travelling to the Metropolitan Museum

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Artists

Douglas Coupland says Virtual Reality could replace ‘overrated’ books in post-millennial age

Generation X author and artist was among 100 cultural leaders to convene at the Verbier Art Summit on digital art

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Rasheed Araeen

Rasheed Araeen says British museums are failing to tell full story of 'multiracial' country

Tate rejected artist's project detailing “most inclusive history of art in post-war Britain”

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Art market

Julia-Peyton Jones gives Sturtevant her first posthumous show in London

Ropac gallery exhibition to include artist’s famous reconstructions of Andy Warhol’s Flowers

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Cultural policy

British Museum would be 'honoured and delighted' to display Bayeux Tapestry after President Macron agrees loan

Historic embroidery to leave France for first time since the 11th century

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Art market

Global auction sales up 25% to $11.2bn in 2017

Contemporary art leads market recovery at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips, according to ArtTactic report

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Exhibitions

Brooklyn Museum first to show Yusaku Maezawa’s $110m Basquiat

Japanese billionaire has sent his prized 1982 skull painting on “world tour” after buying work at Sotheby’s last year

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Politics

Trump: the first year

How have artists responded to the US president’s first 12 months in office?

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Art market

The future may be virtual, but who is running the show?

With VR going mainstream, legal questions about copyright and authorship are coming to the fore

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Art market

David Zwirner to expand again with another New York gallery opening in 2020

Five storey Renzo Piano-designed space will become mega-dealer’s new global headquarters

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Art market

New York court grants permission for Rybolovlev to use confidential documents in UK and Switzerland

Order could pave way for Russian billionaire to launch High Court case against Swiss dealer Yves Bouvier and Sotheby’s

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Middle East

Artists sign letter in support of Lorde's decision to cancel gig in Israel

Shepard Fairey, Peter Kennard and Emily Young among those who back singer after she was branded an anti-semitic bigot in a full-page advert in the Washington Post

Preview
The Year Ahead 2018

What the art world is looking forward to (and working on) in 2018

Key players highlight exhibitions and events that you should not miss this year—from Manifesta to Magali Reus

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Obituaries

Pioneering US artist Betty Woodman dies aged 87

She was the first living woman to have a retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Podcast

Podcast episode 14: the top stories of 2017

From Louvre Abu Dhabi to Leonardo, Documenta to Trump, we look back at the year with our journalists Louisa Buck, Gareth Harris and Anny Shaw

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Art market

Mark Bradford to launch Hauser & Wirth’s Hong Kong gallery

The Los Angeles artist is creating a new series of large-scale paintings for the show

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Exhibitions

Damien Hirst gives exhibition to former spot painter Rachel Howard

Howard and John Copeland to take over Newport Street gallery in February

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Art market

Female artists really do earn less than men, survey finds

According to a new report, works by female artists are rated lower by wealthy men, contributing to a 50% pay gap at auction

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Artists

Banksy and Danny Boyle create Alternativity in Bethlehem, despite never meeting

Street artist and film director staged performance that was filmed for BBC Two documentary which will air this weekend