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Beyond Colour Field: Helen Frankenthaler makes her mark in later works

The curator John Elderfield on his exhibition of the artist’s rarely shown paintings at Gagosian Beverly Hills—and what museums can learn from galleries

Rachel Whiteread unveils first major permanent commission in the US

Site-specific concrete cabin stands on a 40ft hill overlooking New York Harbour

Jonas Mekas: the film-maker’s film-maker

Art Basel honours the Lithuanian-American artist who survived Hitler’s labour camps

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Sotheby’s pays top dollar for the art world’s best address book

Auction house buys art advisers in surprise $85m deal

Paula Cooper: still driving the New York scene, 50 years on

The pioneering dealer says her gallery is just a mom-and-pop shop—and that’s exactly how she wants it

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Sotheby’s buys prestigious art advisory firm in $85m deal

Founders of Art Agency, Partners will head up new department, along with Marc Porter, former Americas chairman at Christie’s

An Impressionist garden grows in the Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden plans to celebrate its 125th anniversary with an exhibition dedicated to American Impressionism

Whitney Museum turns over its column-free fifth floor to artists

The museum’s new programme Open Plan will present large-scale installations by Michael Heizer, Andrea Fraser and others

Carrie Mae Weems to pay tribute to Obama’s response to racist shootings in Charleston

Artist's work, which will be performed in June, is meant as a gift to the US president

Robert Irwin to cover entire room in scrim for Hirshhorn show

Site-specific installation will form part of exhibition next year on the artist’s works from the 1960s

Common sense makes a comeback at New York’s November sales

This month's auctions signalled a slowdown in the market as collectors started to exercise restraint

Meet the new guard: Nicholas Cullinan to bring contemporary flair to London’s National Portrait Gallery

The former curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks to merge best practices from US and UK museums

MoMA returns expressionist landscape after decade-long detective case

The twists and turns of a mistaken provenance meant a work by Kirchner had entered the museum’s collection under the wrong title and date

Sotheby’s third-quarter results are a mixed bag

Auction house chief Tad Smith points to positive progress, but firm is still operating at a loss

Robert Rauschenberg's great work heads to China

Artist's installation, one of the longest works of art in the world, will go on show in Beijing next year

New home, new blood: Whitney appoints young curators for 2017 biennial

Thirty-somethings Christopher Y Lew and Mia Locks will lead a curatorial team that looks beyond the New York scene and institutional shows

Spirit of Zero Group rekindled in Duesseldorf

Artists’ foundation takes over former factory that served as Otto Piene’s fire studio—and party centre

Performa’s ten-year balancing act

Latest edition of performance art biennial launches this month, bringing new works to venues across New York

Dasha Zhukova backs $1m artist residency at MIT

The Russian arts patron credits her microbiologist mother for an interest in science and technology

Frieze dealers keep the faith

Artists return to sacred themes within the commercial setting of the fair

National Portrait Gallery plans Cézanne show to follow Alberto Giacometti

New director Nicholas Cullinan says expect to see the gallery "trying out a few new things"

Enrico Castellani says ‘yes’ to rare solo show

Dominique Lévy to bring Italian artist's works to London next year

Rising star Rachel Rose invites Frieze visitors to take a walk on the wild side

The artist’s installation shows how the foxes and mice of Regent’s Park experience the fair

The New York gallerist who did it her way

Paula Cooper recalls SoHo back in the day and its pioneering artists at Frieze Masters

Star Wars creator's museum buys sprawling work by US cartoonist

Robert Crumb’s illustration of Bible chapters to go on show in George Lucas's space in Chicago

Adam Sheffer appointed president of Art Dealers Association of America

The partner at New York gallery Cheim & Read stresses the importance of building relationships with collectors and scholarship

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation asks artists to respond to racial injustice in US prison system

The incarceration rate—especially for African American men—is an “epidemic” that artists should help cure, the non-profit says

November shapes up to be a New York art marathon

Buyers won’t even get a day of rest on Sunday this year as the autumn auction season spreads

Van Gogh and Malevich works are star lots in Sotheby’s November sales in New York

The auction house looks to hold on to its lead in Impressionist and Modern art against rival Christie’s

Old is new again: Phillips expands focus to include Modern art

New department to hold its first sale during November New York auction season

Maya Angelou's collection hits the block today

Author and civil rights activist believed that art “broadened" a person's perspective of the world

How to walk away from the wild side

There is something refreshingly and unashamedly different about Michele Maccarone, the influential New York-based dealer who is preparing to open a 50,000 sq. ft space in Los Angeles this week

Back to school: top seven gallery shows in New York this week

From Anne Truitt to Christian Marclay, these are the exhibitions you won’t want to miss

Sotheby’s to sell collection of former owner Alfred Taubman

Auction of works owned by tycoon, who went to prison for price-fixing scandal, may be the most valuable private collection ever to hit the block

Sotheby’s bruised after ‘bumpy’ trading

New chief executive blames late sale schedule and exchange rates

Mike Kelley’s Superman-inspired sculptures coming to New York

Hauser & Wirth to show the artists Kandors series, based on the comic book's bottled city

A picture says a thousand words

Ten years after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, we asked artists and curators to describe what they see as the defining image of the storm and its aftermath

New Orleans mayor moves to make sure the South will not rise again

Artists could subvert statues of Confederate heroes, assuming Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and others stay put on their plinths

Gagosian nets estate of Nam June Paik, grandfather of video art

The gallery launches its worldwide representation of the artist with a show in Hong Kong in September

Sotheby’s reports ‘bumpy’ second quarter results with net income of $67.6m

New chief executive blames late sale schedule, exchange rates losses and painting that failed to sell above pre-sale estimate

How 'third-party partners' helped Christie's record-breaking New York auction

Complex system of guarantees behind sale of key works including $81.9m Rothko

Heirs of Brazil’s leading artist at war over estate

The Lygia Clark foundation has temporarily stopped authenticating works by the artist

The story beyond the booths' walls at Art Basel

From a painting once owned by Ernst Beyeler to an American soldier’s wartime memento, older works at the fair often have a rich history to reveal

German dealer looks to the next generation

Bernheimer Contemporary is launching an exhibition space opposite Museum Island in Berlin

Collectors are calling the shots at Art Basel and beyond

Roles in flux as patrons establish private museums and foundations or work directly with artists

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