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NFT apostle Noah Davis leaves Christie’s for CryptoPunks

Davis helped usher NFTs into the mainstream as Christie’s head of digital sales, and has vowed to keep the Punks pure

A single owner sale of works by Gertrude Abercrombie may bring her market the attention it has long deserved

The 21 lots come from the collection of the Chicagoans Laura and Gary Maurer, the preeminent collectors of Abercrombie works

Peter Max saga continues, as his daughter struggles to gain guardianship of the dementia-stricken Pop artist

The artist has been the subject of legal complaints for years regarding both his business and personal care

Collector files lawsuit to prove ownership of $7m Picasso after attempted sale goes south

The prospective buyer failed to give anything beyond the down payment, the suit alleges, while at the holding warehouse, a string of suspicious custodial transfers began

Eight men accused of stealing a Banksy from the Bataclan concert hall in Paris go on trial

The crooks removed the mural that was painted on an emergency exit door of the Parisian concert hall, though there is disagreement over who ordered the theft

Verse, NFT platform with a former Tate curator in its corner, hopes to bring order to the digital art market

The site's first selling exhibition, a collaboration with 12 leading artists and curators, hopes to bring trusted sources to the mad world of Web3 collecting

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Esmaa Mohamoud at Arsenal Contemporary to the Flag Art Foundation’s group show curated by ex-football player and arts patron Keith Rivers

Seeing double: Andreas Gursky’s new and recent works show at mega-galleries on both sides of the Atlantic

The large-scale pictures, which recall both 19th century landscape painting and mid-20th century abstraction, comment on the very real effects humans have on the environment

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Karim B. Hamid at Alchemy Gallery to Sky Hopinka at Broadway

Willem de Kooning’s Woman-Ochre, missing for 30 years after a heist, returns to public view at the Getty Center in Los Angeles this summer

The painting was sliced from its frame and torn from its backing in a daylight robbery at the University of Arizona Museum of Art on Thanksgiving Day in 1985

Can Ernie Barnes score again? A sale at Bonhams may hold the answer

After his record-shattering sale at Christies in May and the announcement of gallery representation, can Ernie Barnes hold on to the momentum?

Late artist Ernie Barnes finally scores gallery representation—and a new auction milestone

Andrew Kreps Gallery and Ortuzar Projects have announced they will co-represent the artist’s estate

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'I now seek out thoughtful works that spark happiness': Silver Art Projects' co-founder Cory Silverstein on his favourite art and ultimate acquisition

Silverstein, whose programme offers art residencies in 4 World Trade Center, lends insight into his collecting habits and aspirations

Palestinian sovereignty and Roe v Wade referenced in works brought to a particularly political Frieze New York

Many exhibitors have brought art that seems to chime with new fair director Christine Messineo’s politically tinged programming

Phillips racks up a record $225m in New York—with Basquiat alone bringing in $85m

Women accounted for nearly half of the lots, led by Yayoi Kusama and her early Infinity Net paining which sold for a record $10.5m

Sotheby’s Modern art evening sale in New York brings in over $408m, the third-highest total for a sale at the auction house

Despite a hefty number of lots, the sale flew by and was peppered with memorable moments, auction records and Oliver Barker’s tireless showmanship

'Buying art is like meeting a new friend': advisor Elizabeth Von Habsburg on her very personal approach to collecting

The managing director of the art appraisal and advisory firm the Winston Art Group discusses her latest buys and the best collecting advice she's received

Frieze New York puts not-for-profit spaces centre stage

For its tenth anniversary, the fair celebrates achievements of artist-led, grassroots organisations

Tefaf, back in New York after years of cancellations, takes visitors outside of time

By focusing on art from across history, visitors are able to see how works from different periods can inform and encourage new dialogues

At the Venice Biennale, Bosco Sodi’s pigments spur a historical reckoning

Sodi’s muscular, primordial works form a stark contrast to a Venetian palazzo’s ostentatious elegance

Beauty, emotion and community drive the Dallas Art Fair

An influx of new collectors and a fundamental appreciation of art make the Dallas Art Fair stand out in the art fair ecosystem

Christie’s uses hologram technology to take a $20m Degas sculpture on tour

The hologram, produced by the Los Angeles-based company Proto, is currently on view at Christie’s San Francisco and will next be transported via the cloud to Hong Kong

The Dallas Art Fair returns to a rapidly transforming Texas

The boutique Southern fair has a strong showing this year of international galleries while maintaining its reputation for fostering homegrown talent

With strong showing by Latin American artists and galleries, Expo Chicago expands the definition of a regional fair

The Exposure sector at this year's fair, curated by Humberto Moro, foregrounds Latin American galleries and serves as a gateway into global conversations

Expo Chicago returns for first in-person iteration since 2019

Despite being regional in nature, the fair stands out for its focus on educating a new generation of collectors and collaborating with a rich institutional ecosystem

Strange bedfellows: advisor Allan Schwartzman and art investment specialist Philip Hoffman team up

The London-headquartered The Fine Art Group and New York-based Schwartzman& are collaborating—but this is not a merger, they stress

Degas, Monet and Rothko among Texan philanthropist Anne Bass’s trove, expected to sell at Christie’s for $250m

Only two of the 12 works have been guaranteed, an oddity in the recent string of high-profile single-owner sales

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The G7 countries have banned art exports to Russia—we asked legal experts what this really means

While it is still legal to sell art to a Russian individual, conducting business with anyone on a sanctions list could result in fines or a prison sentence