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The Armory Show picks three curators for New York fair's 30th anniversary edition

Eugenie Tsai, Robyn Farrell and Lauren Cornell will lead curatorial initiatives for the fair's 30th anniversary edition

US authorities return a $3.7m trove of antiquities to Greece

Many of the 30 objects being repatriated are linked to the disgraced dealers Michael Ward and Robin Symes

What did the New York auctions reveal about the state of the art market?

Plus, experimental art from the Eastern Bloc and a sculptural installation by Terry Adkins

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Climate activists disrupt Christie's auction in New York

Two activists affiliiated with the group Extinction Rebellion took to the rostrum during a sale of works on paper

Sotheby’s $306m The Now and Contemporary sales wrap up a mediocre New York auction season

Both sales persevered through a lukewarm atmosphere to break into the lower reaches of their estimate ranges

What’s behind the row engulfing the UK’s National Trust?

Plus, a protest-themed tenth edition of the Performa Biennial and a restored portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger

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Against the odds, mid-sized galleries expand into New York

Dealers Anat Ebgi and Candice Madey are growing even when many observers expect galleries in their tiers to stay cautious

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How will New York’s auctions perform? London’s Frieze Week evening sales offer hints

Results from London’s premier autumn auctions suggest price now matters as much as prestige

Long-unseen Basquiat self-portrait could reach $60m at Sotheby’s New York

"Self Portrait as a Heel (Part Two)" (1982) hasn’t been displayed in public since its last appearance at auction, in 1999

‘Very short-sighted’: Swiss museum’s decision to sell Cézanne paintings sparks outrage

Three works will be going up for auction at Christie's New York—but with an unusual caveat

On a roll: taking analogue photography to the streets

'Analogue has made a comeback': mobile photo lab Free Film distributes rolls of 35mm film and serves as a darkroom for resident photographers

Art acquired by the late ‘Ghostbusters’ director Ivan Reitman could fetch more than $60m at Christie’s New York

The collection is led by Pablo Picasso’s Femme endormie (1934) which the auction house estimates will sell for between $25m and $35m

Private museum's collection of ancient arms and armour could bring in £22m at Christie’s

The privately-owned Mougins Museum of Classical Art closed in August for a revamp to rebrand as what has been described as Europe’s "first major museum dedicated to work by women artists"

The Met and Yemeni government reach agreement for long-term display and care of two ancient sculptures

The artefacts, dating from the third millenium BC, will remain in New York as Yemen’s civil war drags on

Ex-dealer Robert Newland sentenced to nearly two years in prison for role in Inigo Philbrick’s art frauds

"He did his job, but his job turned out to be assisting a criminal fraud," a New York district court judge said

Nairy Baghramian's playful forms grace the facade of New York's Metropolitan Museum

The artist is the fourth to receive the museum's commission to install work on the Fifth Avenue entrance of its Neoclassical building

The Armory Show is ‘business as usual’ at first edition since Frieze acquisition

Sales were off to a bustling start at New York City’s largest art fair, even as questions remain about what changes the new ownership will bring

Robert Colescott’s 1919 sells for $3.5m at Bonhams during special Armory Week auction

The painting, which featured prominently in a recent Colescott retrospective, hammered slightly below its estimate

A $20m Joan Mitchell will lead Sotheby's offering of works from the collection of New York dealer John Cheim

The late-career painting is expected to break the artist’s $16.6m auction record this November

Forthcoming New York exhibition on women artists will present Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg’s collection to the public for the first time

The couple have put together a major collection of 300 works by mostly modern and contemporary women artists

American museum educators are trying a more playful approach

Two New York institutions are overhauling their education facilities, while others test a digital-first style of art pedagogy

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Final piece in the Ground Zero puzzle

World Trade Center’s new $500m arts venue, the Perelman Performing Arts Center, opens in September with performances by Laurie Anderson and others

South Africa's Goodman Gallery expands to New York with an office and viewing room

South Africa’s leading gallery is making its first permanent inroads in the US

Crime news

Leon Black faces questions from US Senate Finance Committee over Jeffrey Epstein and his $1bn art collection

The committee chairperson has asked for more details by 1 September about the $158m Black allegedly paid Epstein over the years

United Talent Agency hires former Sotheby's specialist to lead New York expansion

Harrison Tenzer's hire is part of the group’s “long-term expansion strategy”

Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn leaves New York gallery LGDR

The dealer will reopen her gallery Salon 94 in its former building on the Upper East Side

New York’s Malin Gallery to close after eight years in Chelsea

The contemporary art gallery will shutter amid allegations of overdue payments to artists and vendors

Breuer building's miniature sculpture to stay put after takeover

Sotheby's, which is the new owner of the Madison Avenue building, “will proudly act as stewards” of Charles Simonds’s tiny installation

Chelsea gallery Hollis Taggart expanding again despite fears of a slowing market

The gallery’s space will grow by nearly 700 sq. ft thanks to an expansion into the space next door