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Art Dubai flexes city’s futuristic credentials with focus on NFTs and crypto

Art fair opens in the UAE this week with a new digital arts section and a series of talks on all things metaverse

Appeals court sides with Phillips in dispute with Chinese collector over auction of Gerhard Richter fighter jet painting

The decision, the latest (and possibly last) in a legal saga that stretches back to 2015, upholds a 2021 decision in the auction house’s favour

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As his gallery marks a decade in business, New York dealer Hong Gyu Shin puts his personal collection on view

The Lower East Side's Shin Gallery marks its tenth anniversary with a show mixing works by artists from its roster with blue-chip and historical gems from its founder's personal holdings

The London dealer who sacked his young assistant Van Gogh went on to sell his art

Christie’s uncovers records revealing that Obach & Co marketed a landscape drawing in 1911

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Phillips donates £5.8m, the auction house's share from its evening sale of 20th-century and contemporary art, to Ukrainian Red Cross

The sale felt fresh, with 83% of works making their auction debut and in-demand young artists again taking centre stage, with a new record for Issy Wood

NFTs of Old Masters—good or bad?

Are the digitally produced copies of museum works sold as NFTs for six-figure sums simply very expensive digital posters?

Franz Marc's £42.6m Foxes leads Christie's marathon Shanghai-London auction of Modern and contemporary art

The sprawling 20th and 21st century sale took over five hours and spanned Boudin to Banksy

Hollywood talent agency to expand its contemporary art footprint with new gallery in Atlanta

UTA Artist Space's second gallery, with a former professional basketball player as head of sales, show the agency zeroing in on the lucrative crossover possibilities between the art market and high-earning sports and entertainment figures

Here are some of the Russian art collectors facing Western sanctions

Individuals and companies have been targeted by the UK, US and EU over the invasion of Ukraine

Revealed: Van Gogh landscape once owned by Yves Saint Laurent coming up for sale, valued at $45m

Christie’s is to offer the never-exhibited painting in a New York auction in May

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How canny auction houses and advisory firms are turning a generation of Amazon shoppers into art collectors

The middle market, traditionally the art world’s unloved child, offers treats galore

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Arco Madrid opens to decent sales, few Latin American collectors and a Peruvian artist getting her vagina sewn shut

The first full edition of Spain's leading art fair since the start of the pandemic saw a near-return to form with strong institutional presence

The government-backed platform that aims to bring Portuguese contemporary art to the rest of the world

Artverbium, founded by former Christie's staffer Lorena Duran, will show established and emerging artists in a series of exhibitions

Cape Town Art Fair feels the absence of European collectors

Visitor numbers were good, but sales of higher priced works were slow at the South African event

Los Angeles is open for business again

With mega-galleries heading west and a dynamic local scene, the city is realising its market potential

Sotheby's unveils second $200m tranche of works from the Macklowe collection

The works, by artists such as Warhol, Richter and Giacometti, will be sold in New York in May

Rubens could become most expensive work of art ever sold in Poland

Portrait of a Lady by the artist and his workshop is expected to sell for up to £4m at DesaUnicum in Warsaw next month

National Australia Bank to sell off its $7.2m contemporary art collection next week

Proceeds from the auctions, at Deutscher and Hackett and Leonard Joel, have been earmarked for climate change programme, but questions arise over bank's motivations

'We hold NFTs with no value and no future perspective': aggrieved Art Wars NFT investors speak out over dispute

The 1,138 NFTs have been de-listed from OpenSea, after artists complained that permission had not been sought for the creation of NFTs of their work

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New NFT platform with art world bona fides launches marketplace with Fang Lijun digital editions

The renowned Chinese painter’s first NFTs, commissioned by Outland, will be followed by US artist Rachel Rose’s latest works in the format

Berlin gallery fights eviction by property company majority-owned by billionaire art patron Nicolas Berggruen

Semjon H.N. Semjon has occupied the property in the city's Mitte district for 21 years and has launched a legal challenge against his landlord

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From Taiwanese white goods entrepreneurs to the Nanking shipwreck cargo: Colin Sheaf on the meteoric growth of the Asian auction world

As the Chinese art specialist steps back at Bonhams, he reflects on 50 years in the auction world as it went from provincial to global

New York gallery The Hole opening Los Angeles location just in time for Frieze

It joins a half-dozen galleries with designs on opening West Coast outposts, from megas like Pace and Sean Kelly to smaller spaces like Sargent's Daughters

The rocky authority of the artist in authentication disputes: who gets the final say?

The authentication of a nude by Lucian Freud—despite his protestations that he did not paint it—highlights how creators are not always listened to