Claudia Barbieri

Marilyn Stafford, a pioneer of street and fashion photography, has died, aged 97

Social observation was key to the work of the recently rediscovered protégée of Francesco Scavullo and Henri Cartier-Bresson

Louis XV's official mistress leaves the shadows, as restoration of her Versailles apartment reveals secretive life

Madame du Barry, whose life is the subject of a new Netflix film, was born into poverty and sold trinkets on the streets of Paris before joining court circles in her 20s

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French-Algerian artist Zineb Sedira on the politics of the sea and why she felt at home moving to Brixton in the 1980s

The artist, who is representing France at this year’s Venice Biennale, speaks ahead of her forthcoming exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion

Single-owner sales a-go-go in Paris

Salerooms keep sourcing strong collections as auction season kicks off