Modern art

Kandinsky record falls twice in patchy Sotheby’s sale

With three lots making over £20m with fees, Sotheby’s long-winded Impressionist & Modern Art auction improves on 2016 but falls just short of a stiff estimate

De Stijl in the Netherlands: a round-up

Three excellent exhibitions explore different approaches to Neoplasticism

Tate survey exhibition reunites Giacometti’s Venice Biennale sculptures for first time in 60 years

This display aims to flesh out Giacometti's practice, which is not limited to his iconic bronze figures

David Smith’s sculptures get some space to breathe at Storm King

This will be the first exhibition to focus on Smith's use of the colour white

Object lessons: Francis Newton Souza

India Art Fair opens this week—look out for this Modern Indian masterpiece

Tate Britain banks on David Hockney retrospective to pull in the crowds

More than 150 works will be on display, from those executed early in his career to some whose paint is still wet

Paris blockbuster exhibition of Shchukin’s Modern art collection extended

Russian President Vladimir Putin personally thanked Bernard Arnault at the Kremlin for hosting the show

Statens Museum for Kunst assesses how Northern Europeans interpreted Japan

Japanomania returns once more to Copenhagen as the exhibition looks at how Nordic artists used Japanese art in their own work

How the artist Robert Rauschenberg got his goat

Swedish conservators allow Monogram to travel to London, New York and San Francisco for a major traveling survey

Modern art breaks free of the old borders

New generation of curators and patrons expands the canon to encompass the world beyond the US and Europe

Newly discovered Cubist painting sheds light on friendship between Picasso and Rivera

A work by Rivera in Picasso’s personal collection suggests that the tale of the two artists’ falling-out has been exaggerated

Name of mystery woman who received Van Gogh's ear revealed for first time

Gabrielle Berlatier was a farmer's daughter who kept her traumatic encounter with the artist a secret


Robert Motherwell at 100: Gregory Gilbert reflects on the artist’s centenary

New research into the artist's work has offered new perspectives, but much work remains to be done

Ken Griffin spends reported $500m on two Abstract Expressionist paintings

Billionaire hedge-funder is believed to have bought works by De Kooning and Pollock in one of the biggest private sale in history

Who will build Berlin’s new museum of the 20th century?

Ten proposals have made it to the next round of architecture competition


A world away from the rest: David D'Arcy on Paula-Modersohn Becker at Galerie St. Etienne

A show of the artist's work reveals her proximity to and distance from both modernism and academicism

Milan’s Palazzo Reale eyes up the Symbolists

Major exhibition opens of the artists who put poetry, myth, love and death first and foremost


Short, sharp—and funny: Bernhard Schulz on Adolph Menzel

To mark the 200th anniversary of his birth, a book celebrates Adolph Menzel as the “painter of modern life”

What Delacroix taught the Moderns: Beth Wright on Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art

A splendid exhibition gauges the painter's influence on the Impressionists and post-Impressionists

An island of bitter-sweetness: Caroline Bugler on Paul Klee

Two shows in Bern reveal how the artist grappled with youth, exile and death

Tehran’s Modern art could travel to the US

Hirshhorn holds preliminary talks but Berlin first in queue to borrow works by artists such as Gauguin, Pollock, Rothko, Picasso and Bacon

Berlin will be first to show works from Tehran's world-class Modern art collection

Exhibition of Western and Iranian art agreed in historic German-Iranian deal

Gallerists at Frieze are saluting their pioneering forebears

Stands pay tribute to dealers who were ahead of their time

UK debut for Calder's most complex mobile

The 12-foot sculpture has not left Brazil since Calder gave it to the Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil in São Paulo, in 1948

Back of Blue Period painting offers glimpse of ‘the Picasso behind Picasso’

La Gommeuse is being sold at Sotheby’s New York with a second, irreverent work on the reverse

Is it an auction house, a gallery or a museum?

Phillips to host non-selling Barbara Hepworth show in London next summer, with works on loan from Wakefield and private collections


Against allegory: on Benjamin Buchloh’s new collection of essays

The art historian’s new book is properly pessimistic

Punctured Fontana egg to headline Sotheby’s London auctions

Modern Italian works set to steal contemporary art’s limelight (again) in Frieze Week sales

Van Gogh and Malevich works are star lots in Sotheby’s November sales in New York

The auction house looks to hold on to its lead in Impressionist and Modern art against rival Christie’s