Collectors

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Private Museums

Glenstone’s giant $200m expansion is ready, but will visitors come?

Collectors’ private museum, scrutinised by US Senate for limited access, could draw 100,000 people a year

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Auctions

A work by Hopper, promised as gift, heads to the auction block instead

Christie's to sell $70m painting once pledged to the Seattle Art Museum

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Artoon

Artoon by Pablo Helguera, September 2018

"Art fairs and auction houses are for beginner collectors—the Russian version of eBay is the big league!"

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Brazil

After the loss of its convicted founder, the Inhotim Institute carries on

The arts park maintains momentum as Bernardo Paz appeals a nine-year sentence for laundering donations

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Collectors

Found guilty in 1995 of embezzling investors’ money, Roberto Polo resurfaces in role of art benefactor in Spain

Toledo government hopes for “El Greco” effect from this 15-year loan of late 19th- and 20th-century works

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Lost art

Lost Art: the world’s invisible collections

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history's most important works—those that we can no longer see

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Museums

Dallas Museum of Art says thank you to a life-long patron

Institution recognises the “transformational” final gift of its late trustee Margaret McDermott with a special exhibition and new wall labels for more than 400 works she helped acquire

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Law

Russian car czar Vladimir Scherbakov is the collector who has accused a Swiss dealer of overcharging him, sources say

A criminal investigation has been opened in Geneva on the sales of dozens of works by artists including Picasso and Matisse, for which the broker pocketed €38m in fees

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Restitution

Returning looted African art is as urgent as giving back works stolen by the Nazis

Congolese-born art collector Sindika Dokolo says this "long-neglected historical wrong" is finally being addressed—but more can be done

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Art market

Masterpiece grows in London, but new international fair locations not confirmed

New stakeholder MCH Group brings capital and contacts to an event shaking off its try-hard image

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Art market

How did Adrian Ghenie conquer the art market?

The Romanian painter’s prices have increased 160-fold over the past decade. But who, or what, is behind this steep rise?

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Collectors

Pinault Collection extends empire with Rennes show, new Paris space and long-term loans programme

French billionaire—whose collection numbers 3,000 works—has sold 130 pieces since 2000

Interview
Art Basel 2018

Collector's Eye: David Brolliet

The Swiss collector discusses his love of Lichtenstein, his regret at not buying a Subodh Gupta when he had the chance and hanging art on his refrigerator

Interview
Art Basel 2018

Collector's Eye: Grazyna Kulczyk

The Polish art lover on her fascination with female artists and how she wishes she could have been seated at Judy Chicago's Dinner Party

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Art Basel 2018

Can the art market thrive in a sharing economy?

Melanie Gerlis on how millennials don’t seem to have the same collecting gene as previous generations

Interview
Art Basel 2018

Collector's Eye: Edouard Carmignac

The businessman, who just opened an art space on an island in the Mediterranean, on Alice in Wonderland and hanging out at Warhol's Factory

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Art Basel 2018

Show and sell: the added value of a museum exhibition

How soon is too soon? Private collectors are selling off works as little as a few weeks after lending them to high-profile shows

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Art market

A word with Marc Spiegler

Art Basel’s global director on collector behaviour, auction price databases and the complexity of the art market

Interview
Art Basel 2018

Collector's Eye: Ulla Dreyfus-Best

The Basel-based collector Ulla Dreyfus-Best on her "Wunderkammer", which mixes 11th-century Italian bronzes with pieces by Jeff Koons

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Exhibitions

Masterpieces from London's Courtauld Gallery head to Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris

Works by Manet, Van Gogh and Cézanne will return to France for the first time in more than 60 years

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Art Basel 2018

Gender politics to the fore at Basel satellite fairs Liste and Volta

“The personal is political—this is a clear and present undercurrent,” says Volta artistic director Amanda Coulson

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Attribution

Leiden Collection shows off two ‘new’ Rembrandts in Amsterdam

Rediscovered portraits are due to travel to Louvre Abu Dhabi in early 2019

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In the frame

Beatz goes on (collecting)

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Frieze New York

Artoon by Pablo Helguera, Frieze New York 2018, Issue 2

"In order to bring diversity to our all-white male artist stable, we decided to bring in a few other, slightly more affordable, white male artists."

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Collectors

Berlin bans collector from exhibiting art in industrial district

Axel Haubrok is fighting zoning restrictions after buying the former premises of the chauffeur service for top East German officials

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Frieze New York

Frieze New York Artoon

"It's a participatory conceptual piece consisting in you giving us lots of money for a commissioned art work and agree not to sue me or the artist should we decide not to deliver it."

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Frieze New York

Frieze New York pays tribute to the School of Hudson

The maverick art dealer helped to shape New York’s contemporary art scene by finding and supporting some of today's biggest artists

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Law

Collector sues Jeff Koons and Gagosian Gallery over years-long delivery delays

Steven Tananbaum has paid $13m for three sculptures over a five-year period but still has not received any of the works

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Art crime

FBI recovers Chagall work stolen nearly 30 years ago

The painting, taken from the Manhattan home of an elderly couple, had been stashed in a Maryland attic

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Collectors

Art collector who perished in Trump Tower blaze remembered as 'expert' in Pop art

Todd Brassner was close with and owned works by Andy Warhol, who made him a portrait

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Art market

Patrizia Sandretto's passion for photography

Q+A with the Italian collector on the occasion of a new exhibition at her foundation in Turin

Interview
Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Collector's Eye: William Lim

The Hong Kong-based architect tells us what art he's bought and why

Comment
Museums

Then & Now: "Modern art is destroying itself," warned our first issue

Museums have since devoted sizeable resources

Analysis
Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

How big is the Picasso 'brand' in China?

Sotheby’s tests the waters with first oil painting at auction in Hong Kong

Interview
Collectors

Ella Fontanals-Cisneros: From Miami to the world

The collector and champion of Latin American art tells us why she is closing her warehouse space and giving works to Spain

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Art market

Yusaku Maezawa awarded the Order of Arts and Letters by French government

Japanese collector was catapulted into the limelight when he spent $110m on a Basquiat, which is currently on 'world tour'

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Art market

Tough new scrutiny by district attorney rattles New York antiquities trade

Will New York district attorney’s new unit clean up the antiquities market—or shut it down?

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Museums

Miami collection of Ella Fontanals-Cisneros bound for Madrid

The Wynwood space will close this year, with some works donated to the Spanish government

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Collectors

Casino mogul and collector Steve Wynn resigns after sexual harassment claims

Billionaire has described the allegations as “preposterous”, but says he cannot continue to be effective in his current role

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Museums

Kettle's Yard—where Modern art meets pot plants and pebbles—reopens after two-year facelift

House-museum in Cambridge now has “world-class” conditions for future exhibitions, says its director

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Exhibitions

Former NFL player and Minnesota Supreme Court judge Alan Page tackles racial justice through his family’s art collection

The exhibition is on view during the Super Bowl as the controversy over the Take a Knee movement continues

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Auctions

Robinson collection of African American art and history goes on sale in Boston

Objects range from historical artefacts of the triangle slave trade to a Kara Walker work

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Conservation

Hidden ‘LeWitt’ wall drawing may once again see light of day

Current owner of the collector William Stern’s former home wants to uncover work that was painted over when the Menil Collection sold the property

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Sexual harassment

Billionaire casino owner and collector Steve Wynn accused of pervasive sexual misconduct

A report in the Wall Street Journal, based on statements from dozens of employees, describes a pattern of harassment, but Wynn calls assault allegations “preposterous”

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Law

Hobby Lobby surrenders 245 ancient seals to federal authorities

The company still owes more than 1,700 objects as part of a $3m settlement with the US government

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Art market

From Van Gogh to Richter—what happens when bidders fail to pay up at auction?

Flaky winning bids are knocking the gloss off record-breaking sales

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Collectors

French collector’s offshore sculpture park finally sees the light

Carmignac Foundation will launch a culture hub on the island of Porquerolles near St Tropez this summer

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Acquisitions

Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros gives 200 works of Latin American contemporary art to six museums

The 90 works given to MoMA take the museum “in a new direction”, says director Glenn Lowry

Review
Books

Flipping, freeports and fakers: the commodification of fine art

Second volume of Georgina Adam’s analysis of the art market looks at the darker side of the trade

Interview
Collectors

Collector's Eye: Mera Rubell

She tells us about being open to young art and why she has pigeons in her museum