Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly foundation ‘absolutely prepared to take legal action’ after Louvre ‘destroys’ artist’s ceiling painting in renovation works

The US artist's foundation says that it was not consulted over the French museum's changes to the Salle des Bronzes—the Louvre argues it does not have to

T-Rex takes on Twombly at Christie's $341m 20th-century evening sale

Unusual $32m Jurassic-era offering stole the high-tech livestreamed show in New York, but buyers kept bids cautious elsewhere

Booksreview

How to read a Cy Twombly

New book asks if late US artist’s work should be read literally or literarily

Analysis: Christie's postwar and contemporary auction nets $785.9m, with a big assist from an Old Master

Despite buy-ins, the sale saw several strong prices and records below the dizzy height of $450.3m for Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi

Art marketarchive

Auction results: Twombly triumphs as one Warhol wobbles

While Sotheby's struggled with Little Electric Chair, Christie's had no such problems

Szeemann's moving Venice Biennale: Video work dominates 49th edition

Our overview also reveals the highs and lows of this year's biennale, which draws heavily on Scandinavian artists and pays tribute to grand masters Serra, Beuys, Twombly and Richter

Art marketarchive

Contemporary sale report: School of London resilient in contemporary art auctions

Francis Bacon’s “Pope” fetches top price at Sotheby’s