Charlotte Burns

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Exhibitions

Beyond Colour Field: Helen Frankenthaler makes her mark in later works

The curator John Elderfield on his exhibition of the artist’s rarely shown paintings at Gagosian Beverly Hills—and what museums can learn from galleries

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Rachel Whiteread unveils first major permanent commission in the US

Site-specific concrete cabin stands on a 40ft hill overlooking New York Harbour

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Artist interview

Jonas Mekas: the film-maker’s film-maker

Art Basel honours the Lithuanian-American artist who survived Hitler’s labour camps

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Art

Sotheby’s pays top dollar for the art world’s best address book

Auction house buys art advisers in surprise $85m deal

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Commercial galleries

Paula Cooper: still driving the New York scene, 50 years on

The pioneering dealer says her gallery is just a mom-and-pop shop—and that’s exactly how she wants it

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Art

Sotheby’s buys prestigious art advisory firm in $85m deal

Founders of Art Agency, Partners will head up new department, along with Marc Porter, former Americas chairman at Christie’s

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Five artists take the fifth at the Whitney museum

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An Impressionist garden grows in the Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden plans to celebrate its 125th anniversary with an exhibition dedicated to American Impressionism

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Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum turns over its column-free fifth floor to artists

The museum’s new programme Open Plan will present large-scale installations by Michael Heizer, Andrea Fraser and others

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Auctions

Chinese buyers are in the game

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Auctions

Business strategies changing

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Auctions

Sales round-up

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Carrie Mae Weems to pay tribute to Obama’s response to racist shootings in Charleston

Artist's work, which will be performed in June, is meant as a gift to the US president

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Robert Irwin to cover entire room in scrim for Hirshhorn show

Site-specific installation will form part of exhibition next year on the artist’s works from the 1960s

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Auctions

Common sense makes a comeback at New York’s November sales

This month's auctions signalled a slowdown in the market as collectors started to exercise restraint

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Appointments & departures

Meet the new guard: Nicholas Cullinan to bring contemporary flair to London’s National Portrait Gallery

The former curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks to merge best practices from US and UK museums

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Restitution

MoMA returns expressionist landscape after decade-long detective case

The twists and turns of a mistaken provenance meant a work by Kirchner had entered the museum’s collection under the wrong title and date

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Auctions

Sotheby’s third-quarter results are a mixed bag

Auction house chief Tad Smith points to positive progress, but firm is still operating at a loss

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Exhibitions

Robert Rauschenberg's great work heads to China

Artist's installation, one of the longest works of art in the world, will go on show in Beijing next year

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Biennials & festivals

New home, new blood: Whitney appoints young curators for 2017 biennial

Thirty-somethings Christopher Y Lew and Mia Locks will lead a curatorial team that looks beyond the New York scene and institutional shows

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Spirit of Zero Group rekindled in Duesseldorf

Artists’ foundation takes over former factory that served as Otto Piene’s fire studio—and party centre

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Biennials & festivals

Performa’s ten-year balancing act

Latest edition of performance art biennial launches this month, bringing new works to venues across New York

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Posters take pride of place in Los Angeles

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Dasha Zhukova backs $1m artist residency at MIT

The Russian arts patron credits her microbiologist mother for an interest in science and technology

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Art fairs

Frieze dealers keep the faith

Artists return to sacred themes within the commercial setting of the fair

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Museums

National Portrait Gallery plans Cézanne show to follow Alberto Giacometti

New director Nicholas Cullinan says expect to see the gallery "trying out a few new things"

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Contemporary art

Enrico Castellani says ‘yes’ to rare solo show

Dominique Lévy to bring Italian artist's works to London next year

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Contemporary art

Rising star Rachel Rose invites Frieze visitors to take a walk on the wild side

The artist’s installation shows how the foxes and mice of Regent’s Park experience the fair

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Art fairs

The New York gallerist who did it her way

Paula Cooper recalls SoHo back in the day and its pioneering artists at Frieze Masters

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Judd archive on move to Marfa as catalogue project progresses

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Auctions

High prices at Maya Angelou art auction

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Phillips extends backwards into the 20th century

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Sotheby’s guarantees former owner’s art for $500m

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Star Wars creator's museum buys sprawling work by US cartoonist

Robert Crumb’s illustration of Bible chapters to go on show in George Lucas's space in Chicago

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Commercial galleries

Adam Sheffer appointed president of Art Dealers Association of America

The partner at New York gallery Cheim & Read stresses the importance of building relationships with collectors and scholarship

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Politics

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation asks artists to respond to racial injustice in US prison system

The incarceration rate—especially for African American men—is an “epidemic” that artists should help cure, the non-profit says

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Auctions

November shapes up to be a New York art marathon

Buyers won’t even get a day of rest on Sunday this year as the autumn auction season spreads

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Auctions

Van Gogh and Malevich works are star lots in Sotheby’s November sales in New York

The auction house looks to hold on to its lead in Impressionist and Modern art against rival Christie’s

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Auctions

Old is new again: Phillips expands focus to include Modern art

New department to hold its first sale during November New York auction season

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Auctions

Maya Angelou's collection hits the block today

Author and civil rights activist believed that art “broadened" a person's perspective of the world

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Art market

How to walk away from the wild side

There is something refreshingly and unashamedly different about Michele Maccarone, the influential New York-based dealer who is preparing to open a 50,000 sq. ft space in Los Angeles this week

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Exhibitions

Back to school: top seven gallery shows in New York this week

From Anne Truitt to Christian Marclay, these are the exhibitions you won’t want to miss

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Sotheby’s to sell collection of former owner Alfred Taubman

Auction of works owned by tycoon, who went to prison for price-fixing scandal, may be the most valuable private collection ever to hit the block

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Hurricane Katrina ten years on

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Art market

Gagosian Gallery’s pop-up Lichtenstein

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Commercial galleries

The Los Angeles space that just kept on growing

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Auctions

Sotheby’s bruised after ‘bumpy’ trading

New chief executive blames late sale schedule and exchange rates

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Exhibitions

Mike Kelley’s Superman-inspired sculptures coming to New York

Hauser & Wirth to show the artists Kandors series, based on the comic book's bottled city

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Disasters & destruction

A picture says a thousand words

Ten years after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, we asked artists and curators to describe what they see as the defining image of the storm and its aftermath

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New Orleans mayor moves to make sure the South will not rise again

Artists could subvert statues of Confederate heroes, assuming Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and others stay put on their plinths

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Commercial galleries

Gagosian nets estate of Nam June Paik, grandfather of video art

The gallery launches its worldwide representation of the artist with a show in Hong Kong in September

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Auctions

Sotheby’s reports ‘bumpy’ second quarter results with net income of $67.6m

New chief executive blames late sale schedule, exchange rates losses and painting that failed to sell above pre-sale estimate

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How 'third-party partners' helped Christie's record-breaking New York auction

Complex system of guarantees behind sale of key works including $81.9m Rothko

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Commercial galleries

Art world enjoys Harlem renaissance

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Exhibitions

David Hammons retrospective on the cards

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Art market

Heirs of Brazil’s leading artist at war over estate

The Lygia Clark foundation has temporarily stopped authenticating works by the artist

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Commercial galleries

Gagosian Gallery just keeps on growing

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Art fairs

The story beyond the booths' walls at Art Basel

From a painting once owned by Ernst Beyeler to an American soldier’s wartime memento, older works at the fair often have a rich history to reveal

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Contemporary art

German dealer looks to the next generation

Bernheimer Contemporary is launching an exhibition space opposite Museum Island in Berlin

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Art fairs

Collectors are calling the shots at Art Basel and beyond

Roles in flux as patrons establish private museums and foundations or work directly with artists

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Donations

Leonardo DiCaprio plans to give environmental work to Lacma

Actor’s gift of Solar Reserve, last seen at Lincoln Center, is all about raising climate change awareness

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Commercial galleries

Gagosian’s third space in London brings total square footage to over 170,000

The international gallery expands its empire with Grosvenor Hill space designed by Caruso St John

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Museums

MoMA staff protest wage and healthcare cuts

Contract negotiations continue between the museum and its employees

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Stolen art? Why no one can say for sure

One of the main art databases, the Art Loss Register, has issued certificates for works looted or subject to recovery claims

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Collectors

‘Commerce is in. If real estate is booming, art is booming’

Property tycoon Aby Rosen, promoting his new Manhattan skyscraper, talks about art-world fatigue and giving something back to society

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Auctions

Guaranteed to smash records: Manhattan sales set new highs

Almost $2.5bn was spent on art in just six evening auctions last month, as the market is pushed to new levels for trophy works

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Richard Serra due to receive the French government’s highest honour

The sculptor, who has a history of being fêted by the French, will accept the award at the French Embassy on 1 June

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Commercial galleries

Eric Fischl leaving Mary Boone Gallery after 30 years

US artist wants to focus on his work as he expresses disappointment with the art market

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Conservation

Four Seasons revamp turned down by NYC landmarks commission

Aby Rosen’s controversial plans to bring the 1958 restaurant “back to its original glory” met with opposition from architects and preservationists

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Auctions

In New York auctions $2bn already spent but no one is that surprised

Most works at Christie’s auction on Wednesday were guaranteed to sell including Lucian Freud's reclining nude, which fetched an ample price

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Art

Four Seasons in New York to close for retro revamp

Aby Rosen plans to restore Manhattan restaurant to its salad days in the 1950s

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Artists

Whitney renews its commitment to young artists

Museum is launching a new programme dedicated to emerging art

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Auctions

With $1.45 billion already spent at auctions, it could be a record-breaking week in New York

Sotheby’s totalled $379.7m for its contemporary art auction on Tuesday evening, while Christie's raised $705.9m the night before

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Artists

Artists change gallery allegiances

As opportunities abound, the relationship between artists and dealers gets a whole lot more fluid

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Art fairs

McKee Gallery closes after 41 years in New York

Founders say the art world has become a stressful, unhealthy place