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In the frame

Juergen Teller's helping hand for Demelza hospice kids

Podcast

Art Basel in Hong Kong, Richard Lin and the Met’s World Between Empires

We talk to Marc Spiegler, global director of Art Basel; discuss the forgotten artist Richard Lin; and speak to the curators of a New York exhibition on the ancient Middle East. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Object lessons

Object lessons: from a heart-shaped meteorite to a censored image of Joséphine Baker

Our highlights of works being sold over the next fortnight

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In the frame

Anish Kapoor and Carmen Herrera help raise record £500,000 sum for Cure3 Parkinson's initiative

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Art market

Glenn Gould’s Bach hits the auction block

The late pianist’s 1981 annotated score of Bach’s Goldberg Variations is the first of his manuscripts to come to market

Comment
Art market

Why the Christie's and Sotheby's duopoly is impregnable

The auction houses sell more than 80% of works priced over $1m at auction—can an underdog ever wrestle market share away from them?

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Auctions

Phillips and Bonhams see strong sales on smaller lots

The auction houses' bottom lines suffered from unsold lots in their contemporary sales, continuing a trend of top-lot discernment during New York’s fall sales

Podcast

David Hockney: exclusive interview with the world's most expensive living artist

We talk to David Hockney about Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), which broke an auction record this week, selling at Christie's New York for $90.3m with fees. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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In the frame

Art stars join the fight against Parkinson’s disease

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In the frame

Carmen Herrera and Anish Kapoor square up for Cure3 charity

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Art market

Abraaj Group liquidators to sell 200 works from art collection at Bonhams

Middle Eastern and South Asian works owned by embattled Dubai-based private equity firm carry much lower estimates than prices paid a decade ago

Podcast

Special: the rise and rise of contemporary African art

On the eve of the 1-54 fair for contemporary African art, we talk to an artist, a curator, an art fair founder, a gallerist and an auctioneer about the long overdue recognition of the diverse art of a continent. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Auctions

Bonhams auction house bought by Epiris private equity group

The British auction house brings in former Sotheby’s financial executive Bruno Vinciguerra as part of the deal

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In the frame

Rana Begum, Carmen Herrera and Edmund de Waal transform cubes in the fight against Parkinson’s

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Art market

London’s contemporary art summer season in flux as middle market comes out on top

Christie’s introduces day sale format and established names give way to new talent

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Art market

Is Bonhams for sale?

Advisory group NM Rothschild has reportedly been brought in to oversee a possible sale of the British auction house

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Art market

Online sales, Asia and guarantees: auction house chiefs on the future of the business

The heads of Christie's, Bonhams and Phillips speak on market shifts, challenges and why they believe their model will succeed

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Art market

Asia Week auctions reveal breadth of the market

Christie’s and Sotheby’s dominate in terms of value but smaller firms can compete in the field of Asian art, with the internet’s help

Old Masters

Podcast episode 12: Old Masters after the Leonardo and Art Basel in Miami Beach

We talk Titian, Constable, Veneziano, Wright of Derby, Van Dyck and, yes, Leonardo, with art historian Bendor Grosvenor. And we get Judd Tully’s views on Miami’s annual art fair.

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Art market

Three highlights from London's Old Master auctions

Rothschild's El Greco, a candlelit scene by Joseph Wright of Derby and an out of season crucifixion scene lead pre-Christmas sales