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Christo and Smithsonian sued for copyright infringement over Running Fence images

Photographer Gianfranco Gorgoni says copies of his pictures of the California land art project were shown and reproduced without his knowledge

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Politics

Immigration politics loom large in Pacific Standard Time

Shows about the collapse of borders between North and South America now face a new reality

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Law

Hobby Lobby agrees to pay $3m fine for Iraqi looted artefacts

Thousands of objects were falsely labelled and shipped to the arts-and-crafts company, according to prosecutors 

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Julia Peyton-Jones to join Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

The former head of the Serpentine will take over as senior global director of the commercial gallery in September

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Collector sues Christie’s for cancelling David Hammons sale

Buyer rejects compensation offer for US artist’s body print

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The many loves of John Giorno

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Leonardo DiCaprio offers to turn over Basquiat and Picasso works to FBI

Pieces, purchased by individuals involved in a money-laundering investigation, were given to the actor as gifts

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Take me out tonight

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Andrea Fraser tracks down museum trustees' political donations

The artist says her project will examine how the US has become a plutocracy

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Waiting for Houellebecq

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Auctions

Old Master landscape looted by Nazis comes back on the market

The sale at Sotheby’s comes after a restitution agreement was reached between the heirs of the original owners and the trust of the most recent one

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Any way up

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Girls who are boys who like boys

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Dealer Perry Rubenstein cuts plea bargain, will serve jail time

He has been sentenced to 180 days in a private facility, and three years of formal probation

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Auctions

Basquiat skull painting sells for record $110.5m at Sotheby's

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa bought the work in New York for almost double the artist's previous record

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Auctions

Christie’s comes out strong with $400m contemporary sale

Larry Gagosian snags top lot, Cy Twombly’s Leda and the Swan, for $52.9m

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May sales in New York will test the trade in uncertain times

Trump-inspired post-election “wealth effect” may be waning

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Loic Gouzer named co-chairman of Christie’s Americas post-war and contemporary art department

He has made a name for himself with thematic auctions that mix Modern and contemporary works of art

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Market

Sotheby's reports $11.3m loss but praises ‘non-auction growth’ in first quarter earnings call

Tad Smith spun a positive outlook based on proposed tax cuts and a new view of the auction house as a “media company”, pointing to increased web traffic

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Contemporary art

Artist Andrea Fraser to reveal 2016 campaign donations

The conceptualist's project will expose US institutions’ links to the country’s conservative elite

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Fairs

Sophie Calle's secrets, Kapoor's take on Trump and other New York gossip

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Art market

Schiele’s landmark Danaë comes to auction at Sotheby’s

The mythological work is the artist’s first large-scale figural painting auctioned since 2001

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Politics

Art collector Steven Cohen gave $1m to Trump inauguration

Other high-net-worth donors include Sheldon Adelson, Steven Wynn, and Henry Kravitz

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Don’t get fresh with Betty

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Luck of the draw

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Fight fire with flair

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Mutually assured destruction at the Whitney

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Shut up, Siri

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Texas oil town is enjoying another boom—and this time it’s for art

Since the arrival of a contemporary fair jolted its local collecting scene, Dallas has gone from outpost to hot spot

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‘I have decided to shift my life’: Chelsea stalwart Andrea Rosen to close West 24th Street gallery

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Visitor Figures 2016

How museums deal with the art crowds

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Biennials & festivals

Film-maker Jonas Mekas to show photographs from his time as a WWII refugee at Documenta 14

Images the Lithuanian-American artist took at displaced persons camps in Germany reflect the current refugee crisis in Europe

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Whitney Biennial freeze-out

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US embassy art scheme should survive Trump

Works by US artists such as Mark Bradford and the Starn brothers are still likely to adorn embassies around the world

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Jeff and Julian reminisce

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Art fairs

Independent fair delivers on diversity and quality with early sales

Collectors show they are willing to invest in work that is current—or feels like it—at the iconoclast New York fair

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Art fairs

Revamped Armory Show draws praise and crowds

New director juggles commercial success and curatorial merit

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Jonas Mekas makes good

Though the Anthology Film Archives gala at Capitale on 2 March was just a few days after the Academy Awards, Jonas Mekas said he hadn’t managed to catch the nominated movies

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Big hit at the New Museum

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Chan reaction on social media over protest signs

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Strung along by Shrigley

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Spring awakening? A shake-up for New York’s fairs

The city’s prime time for contemporary art gets a new programme, with an emphasis on discovery and depth

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Economics

Asian buyers helped bolster Sotheby’s revenue in 2016, auction house reveals

Tad Smith gives credit to the Eastern market during fourth quarter earnings call, as well as growing online sales and aggressive recruitment

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Bjarne’s blow-out giveaway

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Law

Michigan art dealer sentenced to 41 months for running Modern art forgery scheme

Eric Spoutz was charged with selling fake works purportedly by De Kooning, Kline and Mitchell, that netted him $1.45m

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Auctions

In bloom: Klimt’s flower garden to lead Sotheby’s London spring sales

The vibrantly painted landscape is expected to make more than $45m

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Asian antiquities dealer accused of selling smuggled artefacts

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China to ban ivory trade this year

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Museums stage therapeutic events on Donald Trump’s big day

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Midnight karaoke in Times Square

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Christo cancels Over the River project in protest against Trump

After 20 years of planning and spending $15m of his own money, the artist says he has no interest in finishing the project under the current government

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Shhhhh, it’s a secret… well, 100 actually

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Trump’s inauguration: museums lay on alternative events

Many US museums are open free to the public on 20 January as divisive president-elect takes Oath of Office<br>

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Any way the wind blows

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Straight from the horse’s mouth

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New Yorkers help Ivanka move

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From Yorktown to York Avenue

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But where are the electric sheep?

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You talkin’ to me?

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Sex, violence and Donald Trump

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Andrew Kuo’s life in numbers

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Marina celebrates her way

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Blanchett’s leading role

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Art fairs

Kounellis rides into town but the horses stay in New York

Seven major works on show by Greek artist who has become a major figure in the Arte Povera movement

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Art market

Mayor Gallery sues over Agnes Martin

Catalogues raisonnés emerge as the latest front in the battle to authenticate works and secure market value

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Auctions

New York sales defy fears of downturn

Fewer trophy works this season, but solid totals and record prices for several artists

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Politics

President Trump: the knowns and unknowns

First reactions to property tycoon’s election to the White House and what it could mean for the arts

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Art fairs

Cuban artists react to Fidel Castro’s death

Anti-Castro artist and human rights activist El Sexto believed to have been abducted amid crackdown

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Art fairs

Rubells put 400 outstanding new works on display as they prepare to move home

Ambitious send-off is also gallery's first recent acquisitions show

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Exhibitions

Top 10 shows during Art Basel in Miami Beach

Our pick of what to see at museums and private collections, including Bayrle, Kounnelis, a Kiefer double bill

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Auctions

Ames collection helps Sotheby’s bring strong result in contemporary art auction

Young star Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s work fetches more than $1m, ten times previous record

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Auctions

Phillips on an upswing with $111.2m 20th-century art sale

The hammer total was below estimate, but met the auction house’s modest expectations for “a contracted market”

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Auctions

De Kooning painting sells for record $66m at Christie’s New York

Post-war and contemporary evening auction sees several big sales but still falls short of last year’s total

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Art market

US election casts a shadow over art market

To what extent could national unease affect the autumn auctions?

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Why there’s no such thing as a free show