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Art market

Anti-Brexit artist campaign set to raise more than £1.5m as UK heads to polls for European elections

United Artists for Europe exhibition and auction will benefit cultural projects supporting heritage preservation across the continent, but Notre Dame is ruled out

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Copyright

US singer Chris Brown accused of ripping off several artists’ work in Wobble Up music video

Marius Sperlich and Tony Futura are among those calling for greater copyright protection in the creative industry

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Art law

Robert Indiana’s estate tries to prevent further reproductions of artist’s LOVE and HOPE works

Fresh claims made in court say licensing agreements with the Morgan Art Foundation and publisher Michael McKenzie ended when Indiana died a year ago

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Art market

Anish Kapoor unveils new paintings that evoke menstruation

British artist says men should be able “to deal with women’s questions”, as first major solo show in China is announced

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Banksy

Has Banksy painted a new mural in Venice?

Work depicting a migrant child wearing a lifejacket is a stark counterpoint to Venice Biennale’s inclusion of Christoph Büchel’s wreck of migrant ship

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Art market

UniCredit to sell off one of world's largest corporate art collections

The Italian bank, which just announced €1.4bn profit in first quarter of 2019, will offload some of the 60,000 works of art in order to fund social initiatives

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Art market

Carl Freedman opens Margate gallery 30 years after first visiting town with former girlfriend Tracey Emin

Dealer, who started out mounting exhibitions in East End warehouses in the 1990s, has opted for a change of pace—and much larger space—in seaside town

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Turner Prize

Stagecoach sponsorship of Turner Prize ends after pressure over bus firm founder’s homophobic views

Artists and dealers had written letters in protest over the involvement of Brian Souter’s firm

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Art market

Sotheby’s reports loss of $7.1m in first quarter of 2019

Lack of supply dogs London and Hong Kong and guarantees are down over 50% as former chief operating officer Adam Chinn apparently joins the Mugrabi dealing family

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Turner Prize

Turner Prize nominees give 'voice to the marginalised’

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani have been shortlisted for this year’s award

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Frieze New York 2019

Why advance sales at fairs are gaining ground

In the internet age, pre-selling at fairs is commonplace but collectors are unlikely to stop buying in person any time soon

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Censorship

Video of Polish artist Natalia LL eating a banana temporarily goes back on show after protests over museum’s ‘censorship’

Almost 1,000 people attended banana-eating demonstration outside Warsaw’s National Museum yesterday

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Banksy

New Banksy mural appears in support of Extinction Rebellion protest in London

Work was painted last night at Marble Arch, where the climate change group had set up base camp for ten days of demonstrations

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Art market

Art Brussels stretches rules to include galleries that eschew bricks-and-mortar

Nomadic, collaborative and pop-up models are all showing in the new "Invited" section of the Belgian fair, but is it too little, too late?

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Art market

EU copyright crackdown is intended to protect artists, but might it damage their market instead?

New laws to stop copyrighted material from being uploaded to social media without permission could pose problems for those using sites like Instagram to sell art

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Prizes

David Hockney and Luchita Hurtado named in Time 100 list of most influential people

Yorkshire-born Hockney named an “icon” for being the most expensive living artist at auction, exhibiting with Van Gogh and creating pioneering iPad works

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Art market

Larry Gagosian launches art advisory firm in New York

Laura Paulson, formerly of Christie's, to head up new business, while her husband Andrew Fabricant has been promoted to the new position of chief operating officer

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

Precious works rescued from Notre Dame to be transferred to the Louvre

Crown of Thorns and St Louis tunic are among the artefacts to have been saved, while paintings inside the cathedral will be removed and restored

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In the frame

Art Basel to unite across continents to celebrate 50th anniversary

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Art market

Why KAWS is not a great artist

Brian Donnelly's painting sold for a record $14.8m at Sotheby's—but there is little value in his art

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Art market

European Parliament puts 'urgent' phasing out of freeports top of agenda

New report deplores the use of freeports to permanently store assets such as art

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019

Fair share: parity for Asia’s female artists gains ground at Art Basel in Hong Kong

While men still dominate the local market, there are signs of progress towards equality in Hong Kong this week

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Art fairs

What has sold at Art Basel in Hong Kong?

Early sales reports raise old questions about the process of selling at a fair

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Street art

KAWS célèbre: street artist's first survey—and huge inflatable—make waves in Hong Kong

KAWS, aka Brian Donnelly, is now firmly in the mainstream art world

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Art market

‘Stay of execution’ for art shippers as EU extends deadline for permits

A shortage of ECMT permits poses “huge concerns” for British art handlers in Europe

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Art crime

London dealers embroiled in Ezra Chowaiki fraud scheme over $1.2m Chagall painting

Fresh complaint seeks the return of the work allegedly sold by the disgraced Manhattan dealer under false pretences

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Art market

Bid me up before you go-go: sun goes down on George Michael’s art collection at Christie’s

Buyers have faith in Tracey Emin who leads the white glove, YBA-heavy sale, but Damien Hirst’s market continues to soften

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Art market

Jean-Claude Juncker dismisses claims that freeports are ‘systematically used to commit fraud’

European Commission president rebuffs German MEP Wolf Klinz's demand for a proper investigation into the management of Le Freeport Luxembourg

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TEFAF Maastricht 2019

Savoy-Sarr report fails to dent tribal market, says Tefaf exhibitor

Didier Claes, who was consulted for the restitution report commissioned by French president Emmanuel Macron, says it has invigorated the market for African art

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Art market

Frieze shareholder Endeavor returns $400m investment to Saudi Arabia

Sport and entertainment group severs ties with the kingdom’s leaders after murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

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Art market

Gerhard Richter’s jet fighter painting finally takes off at Phillips after bumpy legal battle

After previous buyer defaulted on paying for the work in 2016, painting sold in London for £15.5m in a significantly smaller auction compared with 2018

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Auctions

Hockney double portrait sells for £37.7m, accounting for half of Christie’s contemporary sale in London

Overall results are down 42.7% on last year, but European buying remains strong despite Brexit

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Art market

Sotheby's puts female artists first in contemporary sale, but men still end up on top

Jenny Saville's Juncture sells for £5.4m and records set for Rebecca Warren and Nigerian artist Toyin Ojih Odutola, but Jean-Michel Basquiat still leads prices

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Brexit

Art world scrambles to ship art before Brexit deadline

Pavilion commissioners among those to allow extra transport time for Venice Biennale as “huge ramifications” dawn

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Art market

Blue chip galleries partner with London's Selfridges store to sell art

Shop's programme highlights Crossrail artists’ commissions including Chantal Joffe, Yayoi Kusama and Darren Almond

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

How a protest poster by David Wojnarowicz may have inspired Basquiat's Defacement

Artist's 1983 depiction of an infamous case of police brutality goes on display at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in June

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Los Angeles

Wearing its art on its sleeve: Los Angeles' enduring passion for murals

The city’s street paintings, vehicles for protest since the 1930s, continue to be a flashpoint

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Frieze Los Angeles 2019

Action! Cinematic works abound at Frieze Los Angeles as galleries go all out for glamour

First LA edition of the British fair focuses on local artists and pieces that speak to a Hollywood crowd

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Curators

Globetrotting curators: the international search for art

Leading curators on their travel schedules, how technology shapes their visions—and whether they are aware of their carbon footprints

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Crime

A million Artsy user account details exposed in large-scale hack

Compromised data included account holders’ names and email and IP addresses

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Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin to turn Margate studio into a museum for her work when she dies

British artist is returning to the seaside town where she grew up and plans to establish a foundation there

Podcast

Tracey Emin on mourning and #MeToo; George Shaw on realism and Rembrandt

We talk to Tracey Emin as her new show at White Cube opens. And we speak to George Shaw, whose exhibition has arrived at the Holburne Museum after its stint in the US. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Art market

'Rockefeller effect' contributes to Christie’s £5.3bn record total in 2018

Brexit not a factor in dip in auctions in Europe and the Middle East, says auction house's Emeri president Dirk Boll

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Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons says computer technology allowed him to downsize his New York studio

The US artist has laid off the majority of his painting assistants to focus on experimenting with sculpture

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Art market

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker must close tax loopholes at Luxembourg freeport, MEP says

German politician Wolf Klinz describes the art storage facility as “high risk” for money laundering and tax evasion

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Art market

Gallery representation dwindles for 'established' female artists, new research finds

But while dead men dominate the market in the UK and US, it is women who top auction prices for African art

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Art market

Artsy co-founder Sebastian Cwilich to step down as president and chief operating officer

He will continue to work for the US online art marketplace as a senior adviser and remains its second largest individual shareholder

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Brexit

'A perfectly engineered catastrophe': artists speak out after Theresa May’s Brexit deal is crushed by parliament

Some, like Mark Wallinger, hold out vain hope for a second referendum, others, like Anish Kapoor, say we must come together to beat mounting xenophobia and intolerance

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Brexit

Leave campaigners call for Photographers' Gallery to be stripped of charitable status over Jonas Lund's project to 'reverse Brexit'

Swedish artist created fully functioning office ‘to expose online manipulation tactics’ used in the lead up to the EU referendum

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Auctions

Dutch Royal family’s decision to auction $2.5m Rubens drawing at Sotheby's sparks criticism

Calls are growing to give Dutch museums first refusal but Dutch prime minister says it is a ‘private matter’

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Condo

Condo London brings new energy to former gallery hub in Cork Street

Complex in heart of Mayfair will be occupied by three "temporarily spaceless" galleries for city-wide event

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Sexual harassment

New York court dismisses case against Knight Landesman and Artforum magazine

Former publisher had been accused of sexual harassment by a former employee and several other women

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Exhibitions

Settlement of lawsuit paves way for Derek Jarman painting show

The case began when Jarman’s long-term companion Keith Collins lodged a civil action against the art dealer Richard Salmon

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Art market

Shifts among the major auction houses could spell serious change

Loic Gouzer to leave Christie’s as the auction house restructures in wake of Francis Outred's departure, while Phillips upgrades its New York headquarters

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Art market

Frieze shareholder Endeavor ‘in process’ of pulling out of $400m Saudi deal

Hollywood entertainment agency intends to return entire investment after murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

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Monuments

Doris Salcedo melts down guns for new memorial in Colombia honouring sexually assaulted women

Some of the 15,000 victims attacked during the 53-year war between the government and leftist Farc rebels are helping to make the "anti-monument"

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

Street art is on the rise at fairs—but does it undermine the point?

KAWS edition of 100 prints at Art Basel in Miami Beach proved so popular gallery had to run a lottery

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Art Basel looks to the future as ‘campus’ around the Miami Beach Convention Center grows

Fair organisers are "focusing on developing a new concept" after discontinuing the Film and Public sectors

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

We are all America: first Faena Festival aims to unify, not divide

There is continuity across the two continents, says curator of Miami Beach event

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Restoration

Queen Victoria and Fath-Ali Shah portraits, torn apart in 2011 British Embassy attack, to go back on show in Tehran

Restored paintings will form part of a new display of 66 works, including several Persian pieces bought by the UK's Government Art Collection after the attack

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Art market

Lévy Gorvy to launch Hong Kong headquarters next March

The firm's third gallery will oversee its Shanghai office as well as representatives in Taiwan and Korea

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Exhibitions

Two become one: Mantegna painting reunited in National Gallery London show for first time in up to 500 years

The upper panel in the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo was only recently re-attributed to the Italian Renaissance master

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Art market

Christie’s head of post-war art in Europe Francis Outred leaves after ten years

Auction house is yet to announce a successor, while Outred says he is taking time out to consider offers

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Art market

London dealer Matthew Green accused of selling art used to secure more than £2m in loans

His business Mayfair Fine Art went into administration earlier this year following FBI sting operation

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Art market

Performance art finds its voice at Independent Brussels

Contemporary fair has reinvented itself after scaling back and moving to a November slot, although it has lost some big name exhibitors

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Art market

Guarantees: the next big art market scandal?

Third-party auction deals have made some people very rich—but they may be bad for the market in the long run

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Contemporary art

#MeToo movement in at number three on Art Review’s Power 100 list

David Zwirner tops the ranking, while Kerry James Marshall is named most influential contemporary artist

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Art market

Tefaf drops dealers and auction house specialists from vetting committees

Move brings Dutch and New York art fairs in line with each other

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Art market

Kerry James Marshall painting created for Chicago library withdrawn from Christie’s auction

Knowledge and Wonder was estimated to sell for more than $10m, but Chicago’s mayor had a change of heart

Analysis
Art market

Witchy works cast a spell at Turin's Artissima art fair

Feminine power and the occult permeate the Italian event and the city beyond

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Artissima

Artissima makes some noise with a new section for sound-based art

The Italian contemporary art fair is looking into cutting edge works this November

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Auctions

Sotheby’s withdraws painting that Pierre Bergé ‘maintained was by Manet’

The work was one of 18 to have been placed under a court order following a financial dispute unrelated to the auction

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Artists

Jeremy Deller says studios are 'a lifeline' for artists as Studio Voltaire announces £2.3m expansion

Year-long redevelopment of the south London non-profit will provide 42% more workspaces and an upgrade for the gallery

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Philanthropy

Sackler family—major cultural patrons—amassed $31.2m in offshore HSBC bank accounts, investigation finds

Mortimer Sackler opened a handful of accounts in Switzerland one month before federal prosecutors filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma in 2005

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Digital art

Who needs artists? Rise in works made by AI raises real questions for the art market

A new portrait produced by an algorithm, expected to sell for around $10,000 at Christie’s, prompts new debates over authorship