Lucian Freud

Rotterdamarchive

Thieves foil high-tech security at Kunsthal Rotterdam

Seven works were stolen as unmanned overnight protection fails

Art theftarchive

Why has the Tate still not claimed for its stolen Freud?

Although it was covered by British government indemnity, the painting’s value remains unclaimed since its 1988 theft

Art marketarchive

British Art Auction report: The Bacon and Freud effect

Recent record prices for the two artists boosted results for 20th-century British works, while Victorian art struggled

Collectorsarchive

Roman Abramovich brings home the $86.3m Bacon and the $33.6m Freud

The London-based Russian billionaire has bought the record-breaking works; he has not previously been known to collect art

Peter Doigarchive

News from London: Peter Doig the family man, Lucian Freud the party animal

Meanwhile, Mark McGowan gets a helping hand on his commute while Richard Wentworth loses his marbles

The value of art: Economics alone do not explain painting’s revival

The medium always renews itself, especially when collectors feel prosperous

Surrealismarchive

The appeal of the surreal comes to Tate in massive new Surrealism show

It will be the first major exhibition devoted to Surrealism in over 20 years

Freud ramps up efforts to find Bacon portrait stolen in Berlin

A poster campaign has been launched to recover the work which disappeared from the Neue Nationalgalerie

London galleries: The naked Cubes

Sadie Coles in an eastward position, the Lisson and Tim Taylor times two, photography at Frith Street and Maureen Paley, plus powerful juju at Anthony Reynolds

What's on in London: Sarah Lucas lights up and gets Freudian

Subconscious probings at the Lisson and Fa1, White Cube takes on a disquieting new talent and there are spots before the eyes at Victoria Miro

Collector Paula Cussi funds Tate Freud exhibition despite export altercation

“Lucian Freud: Some New Paintings” is on show until 26 July

What's on in NYC: Best current exhibitions, October 1996

Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures in high-society benefit at PaceWildenstein