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Monochrome mania: Boetti’s obsession with the Xerox machine

Colour = Reality show lights up artist’s photocopy fetish

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Should Egypt give up the fight for artefacts in foreign museums?

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Auctions

Asian clients drive strong sales at auction houses

“The market is back,” says Christie’s head—but pressure to secure top property is “huge”

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Venice Biennale 2017

Guide to Asian pavilions at the 2017 Venice Biennale

From upside-down architecture to shadow puppets, artists explore cultural identity at the “Olympics of the art world”

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Object lessons

Objects of desire: what dealers are taking to Tefaf

Visitors can expect to see an eclectic mix at Maastricht

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Auctions

Klimt helps Sotheby’s reach auction record in London

Quality works by household names bring a successful round of evening auctions to a close this week

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Magritte painting breaks record at Christie’s Surrealist sale

Market reassured after high sell-through rates at the auction house's two sales

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Hong Kong stays buoyant despite turbulence in the Western market

Art Basel in Hong Kong has turned the city’s fortunes around, art-wise, but the city’s cultural infrastructure still has some way to go

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Auctions

The great London auction reshuffle

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Central London to get a new arts hub by 2019

Cromwell Place is intended primarily for galleries but will provide space for non-selling exhibitions too

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Commercial galleries

Alighiero Boetti takes centre stage in Paris

Tornabuoni Art inaugurates its new space in the Marais with largest-ever gallery retrospective of the artist’s work

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Auctions

Richter’s Eisberg to loom large at Sotheby’s contemporary evening sale

Rare outing on the market for a landscape by the German artist best known for his abstract paintings

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Art fairs

London Art Fair sets its sights wide on collectors of all kinds

Six-figure prints by Warhol and £600 etchings are both on offer

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Auctions

Rothko and Rauschenberg to lead Christie’s London auction in March

Weak pound and successful museum shows means increased audience for Post-war American artists

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Art fairs

How Photo London aims to take the title of photo capital from Paris

The fair sees increased participation from big contemporary art galleries and is collaborating with Magnum Photos for its 70th anniversary

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Exhibitions

Major shows in Venice and Paris to map Alighiero Boetti’s monumental spectrum

Cini Foundation and Tornabuoni’s new outpost in the French capital will host exhibitions in 2017

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Auctions

London's Old Master sales bolstered by private collections

Major surprise was last-minute withdrawal of Goya sketch at Christie's

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Art market

Sotheby’s buys Orion Analytical lab in fight against art fraud

As forgery cases pile up, auction house is also setting up a scientific research department

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Art market

Young blood for Old Masters

Enterprising dealers are updating their businesses to cope with a changing market

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The year in the art market: instability rules

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London's Russian sales buoyed by rare Rodchenko and Chashnik works

Market see upswing as buyers' confidence grows

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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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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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Gun fired at Arthur Rimbaud sells for €434,000

Poet's lover Paul Verlaine shot at him with the weapon in 1873 but only grazed his wrist

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Art fairs

Art Basel in Miami Beach channels spirit of David Bowie

Fair’s Public section in Collins Park will take inspiration from the late musician

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Auctions

Auction houses avoid Chinese New Year clash

Growing Asian purchasing power precipitates alterations to sales calendars

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Monet's Grainstack fetches $81.4m at Christie's, setting a new auction record for the artist

But mixed results at the Impressionist and Modern Art sale in New York reflect continued cautious market

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Munch’s Girls on the Bridge fetches more than $50m in bellwether New York auction

Solid results for Sotheby’s in first sale after Trump's election victory, but László Moholy-Nagy gets the only artist record

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Art fairs

Paris Photo turns 20

After last year’s catastrophe, fair expands its exhibition spaces

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Exhibitions

Must-see shows in Turin during Artissima

Heavy-hitting, political shows by Wael Shawky and Josh Kline headline the city’s art programme

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Art fairs

Highlights from Artissima

Unknown artists rub shoulders with big names, while the fair director wants to stay on

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Art market

Post-Brexit fears calmed as buyers take advantage of weak pound

In London, low estimates and favourable exchange rates boost contemporary profits… but at the Italian sales, fewer stand-out lots bring results down from last year’s high

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Market revs up for racing car artist Salvatore Scarpitta

As the Italian-American’s historical importance is reassessed, curators play catch-up with his later works

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Latin American art

Foundation opens new space in Buenos Aires

The main aim of Fundación Arte is to promote cultural dialogue with Argentinian and Latin American artists

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It’s back to the Nineties for Frieze London

Gallery shows from the decade will be recreated in Regent’s Park

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Christie’s hikes fees in a cooling market

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Art collector gives $1.5m backing to e-commerce platform Bidsquare

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Thomas Hesse takes charge of newly merged Auctionata and Paddle8

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Exhibitions

Four gallery shows to see during London’s Italian art week

From the Modern masters Fontana and Melotti and the post-war star Alighiero Boetti to the lesser-known artist Rodolfo Aricò and interactive kinetic art

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Commercial galleries

Colnaghi to inaugurate new London space during Frieze week

Historic Old Masters gallery will open with exhibition around themes of mortality and vanity

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Art market

In the Trade, September 2016

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Sotheby’s expands in Dubai

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Exhibitions

First posthumous exhibition of Gerald Laing's work to open in London

The Fine Art Society's show will coincide with publication of British Pop artist's first catalogue raisonné

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Exhibitions

Mike Nelson turns Monaco bank into an ultramarine blue underworld

Every surface, from the Baroque staircase and underground vaults, has been daubed for the hallucinogenic project

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Art market

Helena Newman named chairman of Sotheby’s Europe in staff restructure

A slew of new posts includes the appointment of museum professional Eric Shiner to the Fine Arts division

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Auctions

Rubens puts Christie's on top during Old Masters week in London

As the auction season comes to an end, big brand names keep the market buoyant

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Art market

London Art Week: our top five picks

A selection of objects that reflect the variety of art on offer, both in terms of price and medium

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Art market

In the trade, July/August 2016

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British art comes out on top at Christie’s 250th anniversary sale

Despite an £18m Lucian Freud going unsold, the sale proved the market is strong

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Reddihough sell-out boosts Bonhams

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London sales take the next hit

Impressionist and Modern evening totals are down by half, but a dearth of top works is more to blame than the UK’s Brexit vote

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Art market

Stolen Old Masters found in London vault head back to Italy

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Leon Black now owns disputed Picasso sculpture

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Fairs

Six things to see at Masterpiece London

Sales made on opening day suggest the country’s political woes have not put collectors off buying

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Auctions

Modigliani the star as Christie’s auction disappoints on eve of EU referendum

Political uncertainty and last-minute withdrawals may have contributed to below-estimate results

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Picasso and Modigliani portraits make an impression at Sotheby’s auction

Ahead of Brexit vote, auction house’s Impressionist and Modern Art evening sale achieves solid results

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Art fairs

Our guide to satellite fairs during Art Basel

From the established to the brand new, the Swiss city is teeming with fringe events

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Exhibitions

Serpentine summer programme goes BIG

Four additional projects accompany the annual pavilion for Julia Peyton-Jones’ last stand

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Art market

Russian art sales continue to tumble

The combined total is a new low, but there are (small) reasons to hope

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Art fairs

On the road: Tornabuoni’s Art Basel presentation to travel to museums in US and Italy

Solo stand of works—and cars—by Salvatore Scarpitta is generating new interest in the US artist’s work

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Art fairs

Business booms for 1:54 as fair’s ‘African’ tag comes into question

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Auctions

New York sales cool but don’t freeze

Auction results were stellar 12 months ago, but sense and caution meant the houses had to work hard for more sober results this time round

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Art fairs

Goodbye Spring Masters, hello Tefaf

The fair’s takeover heralds a likely expansion in the number of exhibitors

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Art fairs

Photo London takes over Somerset House

New tent in the courtyard and ambitious public programme sees photography fair establish its presence in the capital

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Christie’s sets record for Basquiat at solid contemporary art auction

Auction house served up a ‘tight, curated and profitable’ sale after reducing reserves

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Disappointing Sotheby's sale shows correction at top end of the market

Last night's Impressionist and Modern auction in New York had a 66% sell-through rate

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Gently does it at Phillips evening sale

Unenthusiastic bidding was bolstered by heavy guarantees, but some works hit the mark

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Art fairs

No Venice this year—but Frieze New York still gets a Biennale boost

Visitors can see work by artists chosen for 2017 national pavilions

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Fairs

Frieze gets the Hollywood treatment

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Fairs

Art fairs take on terrorism by keeping calm and carrying on

The industry is putting on a brave face in the wake of another devastating attack on a European city

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Myrna Ayad appointed new director of Art Dubai

She replaces Antonia Carver, who ran the fair for six years

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Art market

Frieze gets the Hollywood treatment as entertainment group WME-IMG buys a stake

Company of super agent Ari Emanuel has invested in London-based publisher and art fair

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Exhibitions

Titian, Tiepolo and Canaletto: Venetian paintings from Vittorio Cini’s collection go on show for the first time

The businessman and politician’s Venice-based Fondazione Cini is world-famous, but his own art collection is only just being rediscovered

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Fairs

Art Central talks the talk

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West London gallery hub to keep V&A company

£15m development in South Kensington’s “Albertopolis” cultural zone will house shows and projects