AnalysisThe Year In Review
From counting muddles to collective cuddles: the art world's highs and lows of 2018
The people, places and things that had a year to remember—or to forget
BlogAdventures with Van Gogh
Amsterdam show to explore Van Gogh’s influence on Hockney
Exhibition of 120 works will reveal a shared fascination with nature, bold use of colour and experimentation with perspective
Hockney sets new auction record for a living artist, but were strings pulled behind the no-reserve sale?
The Yorkshireman's 1970s Californian scene, Portrait of an Artist, sold on the nose at $80m at Christie's in New York last night
FeatureQueen Sonja of Norway
By royal command: how Queen Sonja of Norway is raising the profile of printmaking
As the winner of her eponymous award is announced, the artist-royal discusses her passion for the medium and her collaboration with other Norwegian artists
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.
How high will Hockney go and can his soaring market last?
A double pool portrait, estimated at $80m and offered at Christie’s with no reserve, could set a record for the most expensive work by a living artist
Christie's to offer $80m 'holy grail' Hockney painting in New York this November
Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) could become the most valuable work by a living artist sold at auction
NewsArt 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
Kerry James Marshall sets $21m record for a living African American artist at Sotheby's sale
Rapper P. Diddy identified as buyer of the Chicago-based painter's Past Times
Tacita Dean’s film of Hockney smoking bought by Royal Academy and National Portrait Gallery
Acquisition heralds triptych of London shows dedicated to Dean