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Koons, Ray and De Kooning will lead Christie's marquee November sales in New York

Two of the star lots have been consigned by the Greek Cypriot industrialist and collector Dakis Joannou

All hot air on climate action? Auction houses pledge to cut CO2 while organising global tours for star lots

In our new series Reality Bites, we assess whether the art market's key players are addressing the urgent issues affecting the wider world

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From a rare Book of Kings folio to a Lady Gaga hair sculpture: our pick of the highlights from October's sales

Plus, a collection of meteorites, a Belle Époque fob watch and a nude by Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita

Within Ann and Gordon Getty's $180m collection, bound for Christies, a musical theme makes itself both seen and heard

“Gordon always believed that any collection should involve both the eye and the ear, as did Ann. Yes, you may like how a painting looks, but what is it telling you? Hearing is as important as seeing.”

Art Basel's Paris+ fair to show ambitious commissions across city's major landmarks

Public art programme Sites will replace Hors les Murs—the outdoor sculpture event hosted by Fiac—Paris's once-unrivalled contemporary fair

The $100m collection of former Whitney Museum president David Solinger will be sold at Sotheby’s

Star lots include one of Picasso’s earliest paintings of his muse Marie-Thérèse Walter and a dynamic De Kooning

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Tbilisi Art Fair attempts to distance itself from Moscow politics

Amid the ongoing war in Ukraine, exhibitors at the third edition of Georgia's premier commercial art event hoped to dispel the idea that the nation "exists on the periphery of Russia”

Christie’s launching new platform that will allow for sales to exist fully on the blockchain

The inaugural sale on Christie's3.0 will consist of nine NFTs by the artist and activist Diana Sinclair

British art dealer Robert Newland pleads guilty to conspiring with Inigo Philbrick to defraud collectors and financiers

Newland was arrested in the UK in February and extradited to the United States in September, where he admitted his role in the $86m scheme for which Inigo Philbrick was sentenced to seven years in prison

Can Tribeca avoid repeating the boom-and-bust cycle of previous New York City gallery districts?

With galleries moving in in droves, Tribeca is supplanting Chelsea as the city’s art neighbourhood, but its success may push out the small and mid-size galleries that fostered its vitality

Phillips partners with Beijing auction house Yongle for series of joint sales

Joint venture announced amid declining sales figures at Chinese auction house

What were the first 12 Van Gogh paintings ever sold?

And who were the brave collectors, way ahead of their time?

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Out of the frying pan and into the future: new Alison Saar limited edition work hints at both the domestic and the celestial

A new work by the artist will be on offer for the first time at Socrates Sculpture Park’s annual benefit, with proceeds going to the park.

Art Basel Miami Beach's 20th anniversary edition, with 12% more galleries than last year, will be its largest ever

The fair will feature 26 first-time exhibitors and over half of the galleries will be from North and South America

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Will Christie’s strike gold with its first private fund for tech ventures?

Crypto might have crashed, but online-only sales and other digital channels are allowing auction houses to deepen their business beyond the thin market for blue-chip art

Art and activist body a/political to open London space with exhibition by Russian artist facing trial over sex video

Pyotr Pavlensky has been ordered to stand trial in France over leaked sex videos that brought down a close ally of President Emmanuel Macron

Swiss art dealer Yves Bouvier sells Singapore freeport to Chinese crypto billionaire Jihan Wu for a reported $28.4m

Sale marks a significant loss for Bouvier, who paid $70m to build the state-of-the-art facility in 2010

Manet's best friend: artist's dog portraits poised to make an impression at Christie's Getty collection auctions

Though most famous for his Impressionist portraits of women and scenes of Parisian café society, Édouard Manet’s portrait of Bob the dog hits all the right notes

Brazil’s ArtRio fair returns with a strong domestic focus and stands divided into earthy and maritime pavilions

Brazil's second-biggest fair is back at full scale and in-person after two years of hybrid editions, with modern and contemporary Brazilian art, plus a solo sector curated by collector Ademar Britto

Ethereum, the NFT market's blockchain of choice, cuts its CO2 output by 99%

The long-awaited shift looks set to make the world of NFTs considerably less harmful to the environment

Regional auction firm Rago/Wright continues to grow, merging with Chicago-based house Toomey & Co.

Each of the houses in the growing consortium will keep its identity, but share the back end of the business

Is Art Basel launching a year-round ‘marketplace’ for galleries? A recent spate of job advertisements suggests so

The fair’s parent company MCH Group is developing "new digital formats" to support galleries

A 2,000-year-old Israeli coin minted during the ‘great Jewish revolt’ repatriated by US authorities

The coin, a Quarter Shekel valued at $1m, was looted in from Israel in 2002 and had been headed for auction before being recovered by US Homeland Security agents in 2017

Sotheby's to sell $70m of art stored at MoMA to benefit New York museum's digital initiatives

Francis Bacon triptych and Renoir still life among works from the collection of CBS founder William S. Paley that have been "under the museum's stewardship" since his death

L.S. Lowry painting could fetch a record £8m for football charity that received official ‘mismanagement’ warning

The Players Foundation says the current financial crisis has forced it to reassess how it manages its assets and ensures its benevolent work is ongoing

First Cosmoscow fair since Russian invasion of Ukraine to open with no foreign galleries and internal complaints of censorship

“Understandably” no Ukrainian dealers applied to take part in the tenth anniversary edition of the Moscow fair

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William MacDougall, founder of UK's largest Russian-focused auction house, has died

Founded in 2004, MacDougall's was the first international auction house to have representatives in Moscow and Kyiv

'It's about setting the record straight': A Warhol of disputed authenticity and chequered association heads to auction

Offered next month for $500,000 to $700,000, the silkscreen canvas work is from the same series as another that was at the centre of $20m lawsuit against the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts