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Surrealist collection with ‘pioneering’ interest in exiled and women artists heads to Christie’s

Paintings by Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington and Dorothea Tanning among the 25 works to be sold in London

French court orders Christie's to restitute a Nazi-looted painting sold in London

As the panel was looted in Paris, the magistrates claimed jurisdiction of the French courts over the High Court in London

The donating game: How artists like Tracey Emin are driving philanthropy in the art world

The British artist is among those who have donated millions of pounds’ worth of art to charities—perhaps we could all take a leaf out of her book?

Christie's marks 25 years of the Washington Principles on Nazi-confiscated art

Auction house kicked off its year-long restitution programme in Paris last week which aims to educate collectors and buyers

Record-breaking Goya portraits lead the way at Christie’s muted $62.7m Old Masters auctions in New York

Despite works the collection of film producer Jacqui Eli Safra that were enticingly offered with no reserves, the auction house’s two marquee sales fell short of expectations

Early Freud beachscape painted on holiday with artist John Craxton—former friend, possible lover and bitter enemy—to be auctioned for £3.5m

Christie's will offer Scillionian Beachscape alongside a late garden scene by Freud, both of which were once in the collection of renowned patron Simon Sainsbury

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From a gruesome Old Master to a potential million-dollar superhero: our pick of the highlights from January's sales

Plus, a pair of Thornton Dial assemblages, a rare Chinese bowl and a work made out of flip-flops and suede

The art market in 2022: art fair shake ups, single owner auctions and an NFT winter

Despite headline figures of record sales, is the art world's bull market coming to an end?

Jane Fonda to sell Outsider art trove at Christie’s, including major works by Thornton Dial

“I couldn’t believe the dynamism, the energy, the courage, the rawness of these works,” the actor and activist said

‘An absolute art market record’: Christie’s posts $8.4bn in sales for 2022

Single-owner collections and millennials boost auction house’s revenues despite “challenging macro environment”

Brexit woes contribute to slim Old Master sales in London

Nonetheless, buoyed by the Grasset collection, Sotheby's posted its best results in six seasons and Christie's sale was up 26% up on last December

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Old Masters need reinventing to avoid being frozen out

Last year, European Old Masters represented just 4% of the world’s $26.3bn art auction sales. In our contemporary-obsessed world, we’re just not paying them enough attention

Damaged Salvator Mundi copy by unknown artist sells for €1m at Christie's

Dated to a century after Leonardo's death, the work does not come from the artist's studio

Modigliani and Basquiat push Christie’s New York double-header sales of 20th and 21st century art to $421.9m

The epic evening saw strong results from a wide-ranging, two-part offering that spanned the 1880s to this year

The five year warranty on the Salvator Mundi by Leonardo is about to run out—could the buyer have asked for their money back?

Warranties of authenticity offered to buyers can be hard to enforce when auctioneers can fall back on the “generally accepted opinion of scholars and experts”

Art marketanalysis

Why the global explosion of billionaires will keep auction houses afloat—for now

Record-breaking sales from the collections of Microsoft founder Paul G. Allen and the acrimoniously divorced Macklowes herald the start of a 20-year bonanza for auction houses

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's collection brings record-smashing $1.5bn at Christie's evening sale in New York

A $149.2m Seurat studio scene and $137.7m Cézanne landscape led the 60-lot, white glove sale

Revealed: When lightning struck, rescuers of Van Gogh's works were rewarded with a drawing

Coming up at Christie’s and estimated at around $4m, the sketch given to neighbours who doused the fire and saved the Van Gogh family home and collection in 1941

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After San Francisco museum acquires Canaletto painting in pre-auction deal, Christie’s marquee Getty sale brings in $79.4m

A Japanese museum made a major purchase during an evening auction that also saw strong results for a diminutive dog portrait and enormous bird statues

UK art centre saves Lowry's football painting from falling into private hands—and makes artist's auction record

The £7.8m work will remain on public display in Salford thanks to a charitable donation

London preview opens Windows onto Microsoft mogul’s soon-to-be auctioned art collection

Works from tech giant co-founder Paul Allen's estate go on sale at Christie's New York next month

Christie’s Frieze Week evening sale delivers, as London’s market continues to perform

Led by a £20.8m Hockney and £11.2m Richter, the white-glove sale saw competitive bidding across categories and records smashed for younger artists’ works

Tracey Emin sells new work for £2.3m at Christie's and will use the money to fund her new art school

Collectors at Frieze London are also investing with White Cube finding buyers for seven works on paper and Xavier Hufkens selarling a large-scale painting in the region of £950,000

Agnes Gund Foundation selling $5.5m Lichtenstein work to support reproductive rights movement

Proceeds of the sale at Christie's will benefit the reproductive justice organisations

Could a rare Edward Steichen photograph break the auction record for the medium?

One of the highlights of Christie’s upcoming sale of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s collection, Steichen’s 1904 image is a symbol of photography’s transition into the world of fine art

Christie's comes under fire for 'art handler' streetwear collaboration

After multiple art handlers complained online about low wages, misrepresentation and class tourism, traces of the collaboration with Highsnobiety all but disappeared and a senior executive issued a mea culpa

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