Anny Shaw

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Banksy

Banksy seller's stringent instructions for Sotheby's revealed

Sotheby's directors speak out for the first time since Girl With Balloon was half shredded at auction

Feature
Anni Albers

Paul Smith gets wrapped up in the work of the Bauhaus

After a life of collaborating with commercial brands, Anni Albers' foundation has posthumously licensed a design to be used by the UK fashion designer

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Auctions

Banksy renames shredded painting Love Is In the Bin as work sells to winning bidder after a week of negotiation

Girl With Balloon canvas ‘self-destructed’ live at Sotheby’s last week in one of the most publicised stunts in auction history

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Art market

Plucky Brits: Banksy self-destructs and Jenny Saville makes £9.5m record for a living female artist

Just when we thought Frieze week was all over, twists and turns provide high drama at Sotheby’s contemporary evening sale on Friday night

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Frieze London 2018

Handbags at dawn? Haroon Mirza accuses Louis Vuitton of appropriating his solar sculptures

Artist's new works incorporate "imitation" bags and wallets in response to brand's window displays

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Frieze London 2018

A home of one's own: tackling London's growing housing and studio crisis

As debate rages over art’s role in gentrification, two new schemes offer artists affordable spaces to live and work

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Banksy

Sotheby’s 'Banksy-ed' as painting 'self-destructs' live at auction

Girl with a Balloon (2006) had just hammered at £860,000

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Frieze London 2018

Mega-galleries bank on Chinese art at Frieze

Trend follows dealers’ move into Eastern market

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Frieze London 2018

Curators defend Turner Prize nominee Luke Willis Thompson

The artist has been accused of profiting from black suffering

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Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning says watching students toppling Confederate monument was 'inspiring'

Speaking at an event organised by London's Institute of Contemporary Arts, the whistleblower said the statue's removal aligned with her own passion for 'direct action'

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Art market

Frieze 2018 reveals strong UK-South African ties

South African artists are enjoying a growth in overseas interest, as seen in London this month

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Art market

Damien Hirst scales back business activities to focus on making art

The former YBA has laid off 50 staff and bought a £40m studio in Soho, opening next year

Analysis
Art market

Fair’s fair? The murky world of stand costs

Research by The Art Newspaper uncovers wide disparity in both fee structures and transparency

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Art market

Max Hetzler defies Brexit uncertainties and opens London gallery

New space on Dover Street will focus on historical exhibitions and two-person shows

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Art market

Copyright case brought by Naf Naf creative director against Jeff Koons finally comes to court

Franck Davidovici first accused the artist of plagiarising his 1985 advertising campaign almost four years ago

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Art market

Embattled private equity firm Abraaj Group fails to renew Art Dubai sponsorship

Plans to lend the Abraaj Group Art Prize collection to the Jameel Art Centre are also on hold

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Art market

Hollywood stars and art world A-listers come out in support of Frieze Los Angeles

Salma Hayek, Tobey Maguire and Serena Williams are among those on the fair’s host committee, while Gagosian, Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth and Ropac will exhibit

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Frieze

Frieze Art Fair establishes tiered pricing structure for debut Los Angeles event

As with Art Basel, the aim is for larger dealers to subsidise smaller galleries, with plans to roll out similar models in London and New York

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Art market

Art Basel introduces new booth pricing structure to subsidise younger galleries

Dealers say it is a ‘step in the right direction’ but acknowledge there is a long way to go to redress the balance

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Art market

Sale of $100m collection will make David Teiger’s contemporary art foundation one of the world's largest

American collector's works, from Doig to decoy ducks, are to be offered across ten sales at Sotheby’s over the next eight months

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Art market

Asher Edelman’s art lending company Artemus sues Paul Kasmin gallery over ‘false invoices’ in sale of Frank Stella painting

The gallery says it has been “pulled into a dispute regarding a transaction in which it was not involved”

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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