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Art market

Douglas Chrismas arrested for allegedly embezzling over $260,000 from Ace Gallery’s bankruptcy estate

Chrismas, who founded the Los Angeles gallery in 1967, is accused of embezzling the funds while acting as the estate’s trustee and custodian

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Art market

Christie's to sell Texan oil tycoon Edward L. Cox's collection of Impressionist art

The collection is expected to make over $200m in New York in November

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Art market

US galleries survive: despite a stark decline in revenue in 2020, many galleries have a positive post-pandemic outlook, report says

The Art Dealers Association of America 2021 survey shows many galleries intend to increase their artist roster in 2021 and slowly hire back employees

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Cuba

'Patria y Vida': anti-government protests sweep Cuba, as artist-led movement gains ground

The 11 June protests, the largest seen on the island in 30 years, were sparked by years of economic hardship and a lack of government support for its people

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Art market

How did this gem—an ‘archaic Greek masterpiece’—end up for sale at Christie’s in New York after being banned from leaving the UK?

The Ionides Scarab sold for $250,000 in April—but it may not have been the auction house’s, nor the consigner’s, right to sell the object in the US

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the Met’s survey of women photographers to Wong Ping’s dark films at the New Museum

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Art market

Campeche, a new gallery in Mexico City, champions underrepresented artists in a country dominated by 'machismo'

"We are trying to build a programme that will be very female and queer oriented... that might be difficult for a Mexican audience, but it has to happen,” founder says

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Art market

Highlights from July's auctions: from a Leonardo bear to a Dürer-inspired hare

Our pick of the works coming up for sale in London and Los Angeles

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Cuba

Cuban artist Hamlet Lavastida, a vocal critic of the government's suppression of artistic freedom, arrested on return from artist residency in Germany

The 27N member's colleagues believe he may have been tried in absentia for subverting the Cuban government.

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Huguette Caland at The Drawing Center to the last week to visit the Met’s Michael C. Rockefeller Wing

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Art market

Blast off! Painting by David Bowie sells for more than $87,000 in online auction

The painting was found in an Ontario thrift shop and purchased for just five Canadian dollars

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Art market

Records set for Cinga Samson, Avery Singer, Vija Celmins, Titus Kaphar and Julie Curtiss at Phillips's $118.2m evening sale

Auction house chose to hold its 20th century and contemporary art evening sale in New York during what is traditionally the London season due to "detonated" calendar

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Art market

Los Angeles gallery Regen Projects brings on two new directors Bryan Barcena and Stephanie Dudzinski

Both Bryan Barcena and Stephanie Dudzinski have worked with major museums and galleries in the city

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Object lessons

June auction highlights: from a delicate Degas pastel to a Kandinsky painting once owned by the Guggenheim museum

Our pick of the best objects up for sale in London and New York

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Art market

Satellite summer: Lehmann Maupin and Carpenters Workshop Gallery collaborate in Aspen, while Christie’s pays homage to the Hamptons

Galleries and auction houses continue to set up shop with niche exhibitions where their clients spend their vacations

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Cézanne's drawings at MoMA to Takashi Murakami curating Outsider art

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Cuba

Cuban artists ask Museum of Fine Arts to remove their work from display while Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara remains in government custody

The San Isidro Movement founder was forcibly taken to a Havana hospital in early May eight days into a hunger strike protesting the government's clampdown on artist's rights

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Activism

Black artist detained by police in his gallery residency in South Carolina

John Sims's current exhibition confronts the symbols of white supremacy and visual terrorism

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Public art

Bosco Sodi brings a hopeful, reflective public art performance to Manhattan

The work invites members of the public to bring home and plant one of 439 small clay spheres, each with seeds inside

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Art market

Experiential art space Superblue (finally) opens in Miami

The inaugural program will feature immersive experiences by Es Devlin, teamLab, James Turrell

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Art market

Tefaf Maastricht 2021 cancelled after multiple delays

The cancellation of the Dutch art fair, scheduled for this September, casts some doubt on whether Art Basel will go ahead as planned just a fortnight later

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Dasha Zhukova, collector and founder of Garage magazine, launches a real estate firm that places a high premium on culture

Instead of the routine amenities offered by most residential apartment buildings, Zhukova’s buildings will feature artist studios, workshops and masterclasses

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Art market

Lehmann Maupin opens a summer popup in Taipei, expanding further into the spirited Asian market

The space will open in the Neri & Hu designed Kimpton Hotel Da An in Taiwan

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Monet's $70m water lilies float to the top of Sotheby's three-auction marathon

The evening of sales in New York totalled $439.6m, with Basquiat's Versus Medici topping the contemporary art offering at $50.8m and a new record for Leonor Fini

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Object lessons

May auction highlights: from a rare Cubist Hockney portrait to a playful piece by Alexander Calder

Our pick of the best objects up for sale in New York, Dallas and Paris

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Art market

Unable to run in its usual format, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair moves into Christie’s for bijou showcase

Knotted Ties exhibition features textile works by female artists from Africa and the diaspora

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NFTs

Contract Killers: artist Nancy Baker Cahill challenges the efficacy of the 'smart contracts' behind NFTs with an augmented reality project

The environmentally conscious project considers broken and violated social contracts in the artists space and in society as a whole

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Art market

'It is like spring in the art world': A more civilised, 'humane' Frieze New York bodes well for the market

Exhibitors praised Frieze for seamlessness of install and timed entry gave galleries and guests more time than usual for art chat, making deals and catching up

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Cuba

Cuban dissident artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara taken to hospital by security forces eight days into a hunger strike

Otero Alcántara’s hunger strike and calls for free speech and artistic freedom in Cuba has drawn international attention

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If you can't beat them, join them: Goodman Gallery jumps on the Hamptons bandwagon with new outpost

Denis Gardarin has joined as US director and will oversee the South Africa- and London-based gallery's presence at Frieze New York this week as travel restrictions persist

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Frieze New York

'It's on': Frieze New York gets ready to be the first fair to return to the city

Scaled-back event will relocate from far-flung Randall's Island to The Shed in Manhattan

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Litigation

Stand and deliver: the $950m ‘art hostage situation’ involving paintings by Malevich and Goncharova

In a long-running legal battle, the Shchukin Gallery seeks the return of five paintings worth $63m that the gallery says were taken by a Russian financier

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Art market

Phillips names Stephen Brooks, a former Christie's financial officer, as new chief executive

The current chief, Edward Dolman, will shift in September to a new role as executive chairman of Phillips’ holding company

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Cuba

Cuban artists and intellectuals commemorate the 50th anniversary of poet Herberto Padilla's confession

The public confession, which came after 36 days of imprisonment, marked a pivotal moment in Cuba's oppression of voices critical of the government.

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Art market

Mexico City galleries come together for homegrown Zonamaco Art Week

Despite postponing the traditional art fair, organisers found a way to hold shows and create a sense of occasion

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Prizes

Curator Meg Onli wins inaugural prize aimed at advancing racial equity in the arts

The $75,000 Figure Skating Prize will be awarded annually to a Black artist, curator or scholar

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Art market

Andy Warhol Foundation fights back in fair use case

Lawyers for the foundation claim a US Court of Appeals decision conflicts with precedent and threatens historically significant contemporary art work

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Cuba

Despite Raúl Castro's retirement, Cuban artists don't believe the country will change any time soon

"As long as the Communist Party is in power, Cuba will be a ‘dictatorship’," some believe as Cuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel takes over leadership

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Art market

Paula Cooper names four new partners in her New York gallery

The announcement bolsters Cooper’s legacy and sets up a possible line of succession

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Art market

From heartstrings to purse strings: nostalgia and the art market

Sometimes the wistful memory of time long past is all one needs to spend a few hundred thousand dollars

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Sotheby's to sell Robert Colescott's take on George Washington crossing the Delaware River

The painting's low estimate of $9m is ten times the artist's record at auction

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Art market

Chips are down: Hauser & Wirth opens in Monte Carlo

The new space will open with an exhibition of work by Louise Bourgeois in June

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Social issues

Frieze New York to pay tribute to Vision & Justice Project

The fair will honour the photography initiative's mission to examine art’s role in the relationship between race and citizenship

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Art market

Tefaf permanently scraps autumn fair in New York—but spring edition will return in 2022

Cancelled this year, the Modern and contemporary art event will return to the Park Avenue Armory next May but the October fair for historical art and antiques has been dropped

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Picasso portrait of Marie-Thérèse to sell for $55m at Christie’s New York this May

The 1932 work was last sold in 2013 at Sotheby's when it seemingly sold to the guarantor for a low estimate £28.6m