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L.S. Lowry painting could fetch a record £8m for football charity that received official ‘mismanagement’ warning

The Players Foundation says the current financial crisis has forced it to reassess how it manages its assets and ensures its benevolent work is ongoing

Art marketpreview

From a Niki de Saint Phalle fountain to a splashy David Hockney print: our pick of the highlights from September's sales

Plus, a Pre-Raphaelite treasure, an iconic James Bond poster and a set of nine intricately inlaid panels

Divorce dispute over Jackson Pollock collage returns to court

The fate of the work, valued at around $175,000, can now be determined independently from the high-profile divorce of a former Connecticut state senator and a Wall Street banker

After the Kardashian-Marilyn Monroe dress controversy, we ask: what rights do artists have over the future care of their work?

Images of the famous dress allegedly damaged by Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala have prompted fresh questions about the safeguarding of art and precious objects

Artists fail to win lawsuit over erased murals at San Francisco queer bar

The property owner has been cleared of whitewashing LGBTQ art works at the Stud Bar

Art marketpreview

From a new recording of the song that made Bob Dylan famous to a gay rights protest artefact: our pick of the highlights from this summer's sales

Plus, a “crypto-jukebox”, a striking piece of Modern British silver and a sea battle by a Dutch Old Master

Art fairsreview

Monster minerals, 'forgotten' women artists and a 66-million-year-old dinosaur: VIP sales from Masterpiece London

After two-year hiatus, fair returns to Chelsea with an exuberant sense of joie de vivre

UK’s revenue and customs agency begins handing out fines to art market players

HMRC is penalising art world "participants" that have failed to register under the new anti-money laundering legislations

Lawsuit challenging Trump Tower Black Lives Matter mural is dismissed

The lawsuit was brought by a women’s group that supported former president Trump and had sought to create its own mural near the Manhattan skyscraper

Museums take action after report finds 'astonishing, nearly absurd' levels of government interference

State meddling is “annihilating capacity of institutions”, says commissioner of Museum Watch Governance Management Project

Art crimeanalysis

NFTs are accelerating the pace of art crime—here's how digital sleuths are sharpening their tools to fight wrongdoers online

Lawmakers must now contend with a new era of discord channels, smart contracts and open-source intelligence to combat cyber criminals

Women are on top at London's Eye of the Collector fair

Almost half the works on show at the boutique event are by female artists—and lower price points are attracting buyers

Enormous mural on California dam may be removed after attempts to secure legal protections fail

The 80,000 sq. ft ‘Bicentennial Freedom Mural’ was marked for removal due to levels of lead in the paint used to make it and its deteriorating condition

NFTnews

NFTs recognised as ‘legal property’ in landmark case

Victims of NFT thefts are now likely to have greater protection in the UK—though other jurisdictions are lagging behind

Sanctions leave 'dozens' of Russian paintings stranded in South Korea

At least four Russian institutions are thought to have loaned the works, including the Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum and the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts

Three accused in New Zealand art auction political donations scandal

Claims centre on five paintings bought by Chinese businessman Yikun Zhang for a combined $60,000 in a charity sale held by the country’s Labour Party in 2017

Finland seizes €42m of art en route back to Russia

The works had been on show in museums in Italy and Japan

Sophia Kishkovsky. with additional reporting by Riah Pryor

Judge rules removal of artwork depicting man killed by police did not violate free speech

The artwork, commissioned a citywide arts event in Miami Beach, commemorated Haitian-American Raymond Herisse, who was killed by police in 2011

Qatari sheikh loses appeal over fake antiquities claim against Phoenix Ancient Art

Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdullah al-Thani had accused the New York- and Geneva-based dealership of selling him two allegedly fake statues for a combined $5.2m

Sotheby’s and Ketterer Kunst among auction houses to ban some Russian buyers

The move comes as the art market steps up its due diligence

Riah Pryor. With additional reporting by Sophia Kishkovsky and Anna Brady

Crypto collectors beware: why online wallets are increasingly vulnerable to theft

NFTs are a major new economy and with every major new economy, there is a big new scam

California police officers’ lawsuit over Black Lives Matter mural is dismissed

Six police officers in the Silicon Valley city of Palo Alto claimed the mural was discriminatory, constituted harassment and that they had faced retaliation for speaking out

Belgian cuts to art crime policing weaken ‘intelligence gathering’

Decision follows years of uncertainty around dwindling enforcement funding

'We hold NFTs with no value and no future perspective': aggrieved Art Wars NFT investors speak out over dispute

The 1,138 NFTs have been de-listed from OpenSea, after artists complained that permission had not been sought for the creation of NFTs of their work

The rocky authority of the artist in authentication disputes: who gets the final say?

The authentication of a nude by Lucian Freud—despite his protestations that he did not paint it—highlights how creators are not always listened to

Top Croatian government official sentenced for corruption involving art

Nadan Vidosevic, former head of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, was found guilty in December of buying art for himself with public money

Pandora Papers reveal 1,600 works of art 'secretly traded' in tax havens

The art reportedly includes "more than a dozen" works by Banksy bought by the London-based financier, Maurizio Fabris, via an offshore trust in New Zealand since 2009

The US and Nigeria sign cultural property agreement

The five-year memorandum of understanding comes at a moment when Nigeria is taking increasingly proactive measures to secure its patrimony and recover artefacts that were looted and stolen