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Stored in a basement, Canadian woman’s painting turns out to be Tom Thomson sketch

The work is due to be auctioned in Toronto with a high estimate of $135,000—and will fund a Mediterranean cruise for the owner and her friend

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Paris Gallery Weekend is a shot in the arm for city’s under-the-radar gallery scene

The state-backed fifth edition is biggest ever with 44 galleries across five districts

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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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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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Armenia's first art fair goes ahead in face of revolution

Despite civil unrest and a national lockdown, the Armenia Art Fair continued as planned—with free stands for the first edition

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Auctions

Berkshire Museum’s $8.1m Norman Rockwell leads American art auctions, despite deaccessioning controversy

The US artist dominated the top prices during New York sales series, where the commercial appeal of attractive subjects showed through in prices

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Can Tbilisi sustain an art market?

Georgian capital hosted its first art fair last week and new galleries are opening, but it is still early days

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Second tranche of Aristophil's manuscripts collection to be sold in Paris, but will it flood the market?

After a difficult first series of auctions last December, Drouot holds more sales in June to disperse holdings of bankrupt French firm

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Art Stage Jakarta 2018 cancelled amid unrest in Indonesia

Organisers cite the Asian Games and country's presidential election next April as reasons for the decision, but say fair will return in 2019

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ARCOlisboa grows, but still needs more international galleries

Third edition of the fair in Portuguese capital reflects Lisbon's expanding art scene and improving economy

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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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Kraemer brothers among six charged over allegedly fake Louis XIV furniture

Laurent and Olivier Kraemer charged with organised fraud and money laundering in ongoing investigation over so-called "fake Boulles"

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Jan Fabre explores Belgian identity—and rails against far-right nationalists—at new Galerie Templon show

New space for the Paris dealer consolidates gallery’s position as primary market power in France

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Out with the old in with the new, with a side of Bacon, at Phillips and Christie's $528.8m auction night

New record for Joan Mitchell as fresh artists join the $10m-and-up club—but Bacon and Basquiat still dominate top prices in New York

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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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Kerry James Marshall sets $21m record for a living African American artist at Sotheby's sale

Rapper P. Diddy identified as buyer of the Chicago-based painter's Past Times

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Tbilisi’s first contemporary art fair hopes to draw new buyers

Steep rise in foreign investment in Georgia and steady economic growth has prompted a “new generation of art buyers”, says director

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Art fairs

Former exhibitor in dispute with Photo London over stolen Juergen Teller

London dealer Alison Jacques says the photograph was taken from last year's fair and another work was damaged due to temperature fluctuations

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Christie’s $416m Impressionist and Modern art sale reaffirms bullish market for top material

Even without a $150m-plus headliner, the auction topped rival Sotheby’s by $100m thanks to deeper, more even bidding

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Art fairs

Larger Photo London reflects genre’s growing appeal

Fair expands into new pavilion at Somerset House and features new Augmented Reality experience from Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky

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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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Nahmads confirm Picasso’s $115m flower girl will go to Paris

Dealing dynasty says that the painting bought in the Rockefeller sale will be loaned to the Musée d’Orsay

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Modigliani nude leads Sotheby's $318.3m Impressionist and Modern auction

Sex sells—but only if it is guaranteed

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Object lessons: our picks from this week's evening auctions in New York

Highlights include works by Cady Noland, Kerry James Marshall and Lyonel Feininger

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Art fairs

Back from the brink: is Lisbon's gallery scene in recovery?

Aided by Portugal's rising GDP and wealthy foreign investors, ArcoLisboa has provided a shot in the arm to capital's art market

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Rockefeller collection 100% sold at Christie’s New York

Leaning on romance of Rockefeller name and its appeal to international and first-time buyers, the auction house triumphed in its marathon week of sales

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Online sales, Asia and guarantees: auction house chiefs on the future of the business

The heads of Christie's, Bonhams and Phillips speak on market shifts, challenges and why they believe their model will succeed

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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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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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Rockefeller heavy-hitters pull in $646m for charity at Christie's

Evening auction featuring the family's most valuable works set new records for Monet and Matisse

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Live from the saleroom: Christie's auctions the art collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller

Sit back, relax, and follow the action from tonight's evening sale via tweet

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Judge halts suit filed by collector seeking to block sale of Basquiat at Sotheby's

The painting, estimated to bring $30m, is a key lot in the auction house's upcoming evening sale in New York

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How did the Rockefellers shape the modern art market?

Ahead of the sale of the David and Peggy Rockefeller collection at Christie’s this week, the family's archivist examines their approach

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Sotheby’s sale of Howard Hodgkin’s works on paper supports new print catalogue raisonné

Every work by the late UK artist up for auction—from stage designs to book covers—is an artist’s proof

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Highlights from Tefaf New York Spring

Second edition of Manhattan fair might lack Frieze's contemporary edge, but it has grown-up appeal

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Private sales jump 70% at Sotheby's

First-quarter earnings show aggregate auction sales of $667m, affirming market's strength

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Object lessons: a drawing board made for Karl Lagerfeld and more

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Frieze New York

And the Frieze New York stand prizes go to… Nuno Centeno and Jhaveri Contemporary

The jury applauded the Indian and Portuguese galleries for presentations that were "bold" and showed "the spirit of risk"

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Fairs

Is Tefaf New York Spring favouring mega-galleries over Maastricht regulars?

Fair’s second edition attracts new high profile exhibitors, but some dealers complain that US expansion has prompted a departure from Dutch fair's historical roots

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Private View: our pick of May gallery shows

New shows at commercial galleries, from emerging names to rediscovered talent

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Frieze to bring West Coast buzz to New York

Art fair hopes to present unified voice from coast to coast

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European Union tightens anti-money-laundering rules in the art market

Dealers will be compelled to verify identity of customers buying art for €10,000 or more

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Art fest: Gallery Weekend Berlin takes over the city

Commercial and non-commercial enterprises combine as the most important event in the German art calendar gets underway

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Should big galleries subsidise smaller ones?

David Zwirner's idea that art fairs tax top dealers to support younger galleries signals concerns over the fragile ecosystem of the art market

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Two new art fairs hope to tap into mainland China market

Art Chengdu and JingArt aim to join the first rank of the country’s burgeoning events calendars

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Four must-see shows at Berlin's gallery weekend

From a gallery floor-turned-treadmill at Alexander Levy to Aztec inspiration at Barbara Wien

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Art market

Sotheby's to offer Modigliani nude with $150m estimate, one month after it was shown at Tate

The work is the largest in the artist's most sought-after series of pathbreaking Modern nudes

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Object lessons: a psychedelic cabinet from Gaetano Pesce and more

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Collector sues Jeff Koons and Gagosian Gallery over years-long delivery delays

Steven Tananbaum has paid $13m for three sculptures over a five-year period but still has not received any of the works

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Object lessons: censored photographs by Dorothea Lange and more

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Date clash for Art Cologne and Art Brussels fairs

First-time exhibitors give Art Cologne a boost

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Online art market could stagnate unless transparency is improved, study finds

Annual Hiscox report estimates online market rose 12% to $4.22bn in 2017, but growth is slowing as platforms struggle to build trust and loyalty

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How did they do that? Young gallery opens vast new Mayfair space

Despite soaring rents in the area, Unit London will open in former Citibank building on Hanover Square in June

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Art Brussels turns 50 and becomes second oldest contemporary fair in Europe

What's the key to its success?

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Private view: our pick of April gallery shows

New shows at commercial galleries, from emerging names to rediscovered talents

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Why Miart is starting to attract high-profile exhibitors

Galleries, benefitting from Milan's April buzz, are already reporting healthy sales

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Photography auctions fail to catch fire in New York

Rarities attract multiple bidders, but a lack of competition for standard fare kept prices flat

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Bronze looted from Summer Palace sells for £410,000 despite protest from China

Chinese authorities tried to stop the UK auction of the Tiger Ying vessel, which was taken by a British soldier in 1860

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Art fairs

Also Known As Africa fair extends its purview to 'global south'

Third edition to highlight spiritual, cultural and commercial links between the continent and parallel regions

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Gallery's new exhibition model takes over collectors' homes

Instead of exhibiting at Art Cologne, the Basel gallery von Bartha will host a show in Mike Meiré's apartment in the city

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As Brazil turns a corner, will local market follow?

São Paulo galleries have survived the country’s crises with a mix of adaptation and collaboration

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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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International trade

UK art imports slump as Brexit looms

Falling pound may account for 21% drop in 2017, but exports to China have risen by 350%

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New York's Postmasters gallery, in survival move, solicits pledges via Patreon

"We need more support than I can generate via sales alone", says founder

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Object lessons: an Egyptian beauty by Mahmoud Saïd, and the key that unlocked the Glasgow School of Art

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Art Paris at 20 years struggles to connect with an international audience

With an emphasis on the French scene, the fair walks a fine line between boosterism and parochialism

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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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Christie's Paris to auction scientist Ilya Prigogine's collection of pre-Columbian artefacts

The ritual objects include Mezcala and Chontal sculpture, plus Olmec stone celts

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Meca fair will return to Puerto Rico for a second edition in November

The only fair dedicated to Caribbean art hopes to be an engine for the island's recovery, bringing in locals and visitors

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London dealer ordered to return Egon Schiele works worth $5m to heirs of Holocaust victims

Heirs's attorney describes ruling as step closer to recovering "largest mass-theft in history," but Richard Nagy plans to appeal

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Six picks from Aipad's Photography Show

Photos spanning two centuries on offer at New York fair, which hopes to top last year's record attendance

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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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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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Piero Manzoni Foundation criticised for destruction of works

Foundation denies allegations that it manipulates the authentication process to inflate the value of its holdings

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Hauser & Wirth joins Masterpiece London

Gallery's arrival boosts contemporary art showing at London fair following MCH Group investment, while new layout accommodates more exhibitors

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Picasso’s broad brush lifts the market

Is the Spanish artist’s star turn in London the start of a new phase of his market, or business as usual?

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Object lessons: a bandaged canvas by Scarpitta, Outsider erotica and a Greenwich Village vignette by Beauford Delaney

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Have we reached peak Picasso?

The Modern master's star continues to rise in the market

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Patrizia Sandretto's passion for photography

Q+A with the Italian collector on the occasion of a new exhibition at her foundation in Turin

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The body politic in the age of Trump

Politicised work from the 1970s finds contemporary parallels at Aipad’s Photography Show

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Surfacing on the market, April 2018

Our pick of this month’s most interesting auctions

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Sotheby's to offer Jackson Pollock drip painting in May sale series

The 1949 work could surpass the artist's auction record; reflects consignors' confidence in 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

Spotlight on… Art Central in Hong Kong

What to see at Art Basel in Hong Kong's satellite fair

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Object lessons: a falangcai bowl that could set a new record for Chinese porcelain

A rare painting by Zao Wou-Ki and a watercolour from the collection of a former V&A director are also coming to auction

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Christian Jankowski fills Berlin auction house with 'fakes'

German artist questions authorship and market value in show of paintings by Chinese copyists based on famous works by Caravaggio, Hockney and others

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'Issue one came out in less degraded times: more idealistic, less puffed up by PR machines'

Anna Somers Cocks, founding editor and chairman, looks back

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

How big is the Picasso 'brand' in China?

Sotheby’s tests the waters with first oil painting at auction in Hong Kong

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Art Dubai 2018

Collector's Eye: Muna Al Gurg

The collector of contemporary Middle Eastern art tells us what she's bought and why it would be rude to say no to Gauguin

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Art Dubai 2018

Collector's Eye: Walid Kamhawi

The Dubai-based financier tells us what he's bought and how he regrets not buying Russian art

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Art Dubai 2018

Confessions of a dealer: Kristin Hjellegjerde

The London/Berlin dealer and Art Dubai exhibitor on being too trusting and why small talk matters

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Art Dubai 2018

Object Stories from Art Dubai Contemporary

From Peter Young's Mandala-inspired works to Aissa Deebi's views of war-torn Gaza

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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

Meet the Residents of Art Dubai's new section

In the project for the fair, 11 international artists are showing work inspired by a month’s stay in the UAE

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Andreas Rumbler joins Lévy Gorvy

The former deputy chair of Christie's Impressionist and Modern department will head a new Zurich office for the gallery

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Art Dubai 2018

All tastes catered for in GCC's talk show

The art collective is bringing daytime TV, complete with a celebrity chef, to this year’s edition of The Room—Art Dubai’s interactive dining experience

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Object lessons: a Golden Age memento mori, a peacock-shaped censer and a jute-sack work by Ibrahim Mahama

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Settlement reached in saga over Chinese buyer’s unpaid Richter bill

The complex saga started in June 2015 when the Beijing-based businessman Zhang Chang bought a work by Francis Bacon at Christie’s

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Art Dubai 2018

Snapped up at Art Dubai

Abstract paintings and totem-like piece are among the early sales at the fair

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Rediscovered painting by the Le Nain brothers goes to auction in France

The 17th-century work, a depiction of Christ as a child, could set a new artist record in June