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White-out at the Tate as Ryman exhibition begins its journey

Robert Ryman exhibition shared with MoMA, New York, will also travel to Madrid, San Fransisco, and Minneapolis

The Istanbul Biennial looks east (Eastern Europe, that is)

The Turkish capital has curators, collectors and galleries⁠—if the government pitches in, it could become the leading destination for contemporary art in the Middle and Near East


Contemporary sales, London: Phillips struggles in bid to lead auction week

But Bacon brings profitable business to Christie’s and Sotheby’s


Another private collector opens his own gallery

A new contemporary art gallery for Barcelona


Interview with Robert Storr, director of the 2007 Venice Biennale: "I would recommend dramatically increasing the number of national pavilions"

In the second part of our interview with Storr, he considers the question of how to make the historic event truly representative of today’s global art world

Art marketarchive

Contemporary auction sales report: Boom continues, leading to some inexplicable results

One buyer pays against the odds for Sean Scully, while new records are set for Chilida, Hockney and Baselitz, among others


Two plump catalogues prove the major auction houses can drive the contemporary market

A week of new records will leave dealers wondering how to set their prices


The latest auction results show a boom in figurative art (of the right kind)

Collectors of Modern art are paying fancy prices for Richter, Barceló and Doig

Art marketarchive

Post-War and Contemporary sale report: where have all the Warhols gone?

Record prices for Andreas Gursky, Peter Doig, Luciano Fabro and Douglas Gordon

Art marketarchive

Contemporary and Post-war art auction sales do better than expected

Gary Hume, Sam Taylor-Wood and Cecily Brown prove that it’s never too soon to be an auction star

Art marketarchive

Ads for art get professional with a $6 million budget for

A slick campaign of prominent ads for multiples by contemporary artists is being counted in London, New York and San Francisco

Tracey Emin makes a show of herself in Camberwell

The South London Gallery exhibits a range of the artist's work from the avian to the erotic

José Berardo’s collection goes public

Financier unveils his new museum in Sintra’s former Casino with a collection formed in just four years

Pompidou Bacon survey makes its way to Munich

David Sylvester’s comprehensive survey includes works which Bacon himself tried to destroy

Exceptional new Bacon survey on show at the Pompidou

An Italian designer and considerable use of natural light for David Sylvester’s new survey of nearly ninety paintings, which includes working studies never previously exhibited

Leon Kossoff: “A tortoise obsessed with oily stuff?”

Memorably described by Robert Hughes, the art of Leon Kossoff can be seen in London this month

Art Baselarchive

New Young Art Fair allows smaller galleries to appear alongside Art Basel

The fledgling fair will operate in tandem with the main fair, which has attracted 250 participants from twenty countries


A century of tradition: looking at the art lovers of Chicago

Money from finance, industry and the law fund some of the city’s leading buyers and contemporary art is high on their agenda


Contemporary from the Froehlich Foundation and sculptures from the friends to swell ranks at Tate

Austrian industrialist Joseph Froehlich is loaning major works of German and American art to the museum while Friends of the Tate contribute several new gifts


Copyright and censorship in Chapmanworld: how far can they go?

Despite the dilemmas posed by their work, Jake and Dinos Chapman's first major exhibition in a public gallery is opening in London

Bacon at last meets the pope as Velázquez comes to town

The National Gallery will display Portrait of Pope Innocent X with Bacon's reinterpretations

The Serpentine asks how good was Jean-Michel Basquiat, really?

The artist's complicated oeuvre makes it hard to judge if some works are forged - or if instead he was just having an off day

Art marketarchive

PaceWildenstein picks up the estate of Barbara Hepworth but delays its plan to open in London

Also in London, Lotta Hammer's gallery in Fitzrovia and "Some of my best friends are geniuses" curated by Jake Chapman

Rare migration of French blockbuster

Cézanne one of the few to cross the channel


Major Greek collector Dakis Joannou reveals ten years’ worth of buying for the first time in 'Everything That's Interesting is New'

Joannou's collection, which is particularly strong in installations and large scale work, can be seen in the Athens School of Fine Arts

News from London: All the Turner prize gossip, while Lopez returns to Spain but Lisson gets bigger

Horsing around at the Serpentine doesn't hit the right spot for Wallinger collector

Best current London exhibitions, December 1995

Warhol, Luciano Castelli and Sam Taylor-Wood

Marc Quinnarchive

What's on in London: the bawdy and the beautiful

White Cube and the Tate Gallery are showing Quinn's self-portraits as Annely Juda marks the end of WWII

Art marketarchive

London Impressionist and Modern sales: Yes, it’s good, but will it last?

Picasso, Matisse, Miró and Dalí suggest that great works of art continue to command great prices in changing markets


Tate makes space for the cutting edge as 'Art Now' opens for contemporary art

An installation by Matthew Barney inaugurates a programme of innovative contemporary art long planned by Serota

Hong Kongarchive

Bill Jacklin sells in Hong Kong with his 'Urban Portraits' of the city

The colony’s first artist-in-residence appeals to new local collectors


Exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts will attempt to encompass the breadth of the classification 'American-made'

Five American museums pool their resources to present their continent from ancient pottery to Andy Warhol

"Into a New Museum" among exhibitions organised at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's new location

The opening displays, with recent gifts of Matisse, de Kooning, Marden, Polke and Richter, show John Lane's success in wooing San Francisco collectors

Touring exhibition shines new light on Josef Albers

More to him than “Homage to the Square”

Books: A catalogue raisonné for Mark Rothko

Only Gorky and Pollock of his peers has so far been catalogued

June 1994archive

R.B. Kitaj: 'I begin my working day by falling asleep in front of my easel'

The American artist, who has lived in Britain for the past 35 years, is celebrated with a large exhibition at the Tate

A new view of Picasso as sculptor and painter at the Tate

The Tate Gallery's major spring exhibition is a reassessment of the role of sculpture in Picasso's career

Ben Nicholson's ascending or descending reputation

Ben Nicholson centenary commemorated at the Tate

That famous light on Bacon: Museo Correr shows major retrospective

David Sylvester curates an exhibition of the artist's finest works in Napoleonic rooms

Too many fairs spoil the market in Chicago

But Blackman's New Pier Show promises well

In the land of King Arthur, towards the setting sun: Tate gallery, St Ives

A third branch of Britain's leading modern art gallery opens, with emphasis on the St Ives artistic community

Only two years since his last show, Max Ernst exhibition opens at the MoMA this month

“Max Ernst: Dada and the Dawn of Surrealism” concentrates upon fifteen years of fertile activity until 1927

Swiss Bacon exhibition includes work he tried to destroy

Lugano makes attempt to compensate for losing best of the Thyssen collection

Joseph Beuys retrospective opens at MoMA

A growing interest in Beuys in the United States indicated by the Walker Art Center’s major acquisition

Americans hop on the Beuys bandwagon with MoMA exhibition as the artist's reputation takes off

The growing interest is further indicated by the Walker Art Center’s major acquisition

London galleries: Minimal and Conceptual art at large

Lisson’s historical show unites major international artists


Tate Gallery perseveres with rotating the collections in face of mounting criticism

New antagonism for New Displays as visitor figures drop in London

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