Modern art

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


Shadow boxing with Joseph Cornell: Kelly Grovier on what the artist hid and revealed

The US artist’s exhibition at the Royal Academy is full of careful omissions

A healthy dose of nature: David D’Arcy on van Gogh’s landscapes

An exhibition at the Clark Art Institute is a road map for the artist’s psychological journey


A problem for every problem: Mike Pepi on Art is a Problem

Joshua Decter’s book of essays raises questions it refuses to answer


Portrait of the jeering artist as a young gent: Alexander Adams on Francis Picabia

The artist’s conventional beginnings belie his artistic proclivity for mockery. By Alexander Adams

An existential shudder from a pure white surface: Kelly Grovier on the art of Agnes Martin

The US artist’s retrospective at Tate Modern reveals an artist who transcended traumas

Restituted works help Sotheby’s lead the way in London sales

Impressionist and Modern art auctions were in line with expectations

Beautiful brutality: the splendours of violence at the Venice Biennale

The central exhibition at the Venice Biennale is searing but splendid, even if it raises moral concerns

Sotheby’s stands alone and sweeps up $368.3m at Impressionist sales

The auction house took a chance sticking to a schedule that clashed with the Venice Biennale’s opening—and it paid off

Leonard Lauder: The man who put Cubism in the Met

The billionaire philanthropist reveals how he amassed a collection of works by Picasso, Braque, Gris and Léger with a museum in mind

Tate celebrates return of restored Rothko

The product of 9 months of restoration leaves no traces of graffiti ink

Tate Modern’s Matisse show is a cut above

London, and then New York, will see the largest number of Matisse’s paper constructions ever assembled


Tate Modern is our model, says director of Pushkin museum

Maria Loshak seeks industrial space for Modern and contemporary art satellite in Moscow

Rauschenberg’s collection gets New York outing at Sperone Westwater

“Radio Waves: New York ‘Nouveau Réalisme’ and Rauschenberg” provides a snapshot of the 1960s art scene


Hermitage and Pushkin involve Putin in new museum row

The two institutions have clashed over the future of modern masterpieces


Toronto theatre mogul David Mirvish to stage his own shows

Will the Canadian collector showcase his expansive modern art collection?

Pompidou promotes Dalí as forerunner to performance art in new exhibition

The chaotic layout of the show is designed to embrace the theatricality and madness of the great artist


Tate spreads acquisition net to India and Russia

The museum is committed to diversifying their collection


Tate to launch two new acquisitions committees

The globalisation of Tate's collection continues

Art marketarchive

New index and fund track post-war art: AMR Post-War Art 50

Castlestone plans 18-month buying spree while prices remain low

Farhad Farjam opens private museum in Dubai

The Iranian businessman has an extensive collection of Islamic and modern art

Art fairsarchive

London's British Art Fair, this year a smaller yet still sophisticated affair

The 20th edition drew wealthy local collectors, such as the Duchess of Westminster and Tim Rice, but it remains a niche event

For sale: £8m De Chirico from private museum

A collector in the US is buying the painting from the Estorick Collection

Art fairsarchive

Art Chicago comes back from the dead with new ownership and energy

Almost everything about the fair was better—but where were the collectors?

Art marketarchive

Christie’s Warhol could set new record in New York

The work is one of the “Death and Disaster” series which rarely come on the market