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China

Museum dedicated to Picasso and Giacometti to launch in Beijing

Paris-based institutions Musée National Picasso and the Fondation Giacometti will open space in 798 district next June

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Art fairs

How to pick the best print at New York's IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair

Under new leadership, the longest-running fair dedicated to prints hopes to educate buyers on the pros and cons of the medium

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Museums & Heritage

Blue on Blue: Picasso blockbuster comes to Toronto in 2020

An exhibition focusing on the artist’s Blue Period came together after high-tech examinations of the work revealed hidden surprises

Podcast

Ibrahim Mahama's ghosts of Ghana. Plus, China's epic Picasso show

We speak to the Ghanaian artist as he unveils a major new commission at the Whitworth as part of the Manchester International Festival. Plus, we find out about the Picasso blockbuster at UCCA in Beijing. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Basel this weekend

From the towering ambitions of a young Picasso to Rebecca Horn's Body Fantasies

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Art Basel 2019

Fondation Beyeler's Young Picasso exhibition is the second most popular in the museum's history

Swiss museum extended the show to accommodate visitors to Europe for Art Basel and the Venice Biennale

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Art Basel 2019

Kunstmuseum Basel digs into the roots of Cubism

Exhibition traces the evolution of the splintered style that changed Modern art forever

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Exhibitions

At last, Dora Maar emerges from her lover Picasso’s shadow

Major survey of the Surrealist photographer at Centre Pompidou will travel to Tate Modern and the Getty Center

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Exhibitions

Picasso’s muses to be celebrated in three shows this summer

A show of the Spanish master’s works at Gagosian in New York will be followed by Dora Maar and Olga Khokhlova surveys in Europe

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In the frame

Down on the farm: Picasso masterpiece hangs in a Swiss barn

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Picasso painting of Dora Maar recovered by ‘Indiana Jones of the art world’

The €25m work was stolen 20 years ago from a yacht on the French Riviera

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Collecting

Five minutes with… Lorraine Kiang Malingue on the Asian art market

Dealer tells us about the challenges of running a space in Shanghai’s West Bund and how the gallery keeps up with the growing competition

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David Bailey in focus, plus Picasso biographer John Richardson remembered

We meet the photographer David Bailey at his London studio to discuss his new book and we talk with Gijs van Hensbergen about John Richardson, who died aged 95 last week. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Artists

Picasso biographer John Richardson dies, aged 95

We recently spoke to the art historian about his new book focusing on his extraordinary life, his homes and his eclectic personal collection

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Exhibitions

Skip the art history lesson—experience Picasso ‘intuitively’ at Musée d’Orsay's Blue and Rose blockbuster

The show promises a continuum in Picasso’s work, a gentle slide, rather than rigidly compartmentalised episodes

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Art market

US anti-money-laundering bill could reappear early next year

Critics say the proposed law, which stalled following the US mid-term elections, would place an unnecessary burden on dealers

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Museums & Heritage

In a Met protest, an artist posts her own labels next to a Picasso and Gauguin

She calls on museum to incorporate misogyny into the art historical narrative

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Law

Legal battle over Met's famous Picasso reignited by estate

The museum stands by its ownership of The Actor, which it says was never in the hands of Nazis

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Art Basel 2018

Multi-billion-dollar Picasso show heads to the Beyeler

The exhibition, which opens in February, will focus on Blue and Rose Periods

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Conservation & Preservation

New research reveals secrets beneath the surface of Picasso paintings

Discoveries about two Blue Period works in the Art Gallery of Ontario’s collection have inspired an upcoming exhibition

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Art market

Nahmads confirm Picasso’s $115m flower girl will go to Paris

Dealing dynasty says that the painting bought in the Rockefeller sale will be loaned to the Musée d’Orsay

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Art market

Modigliani nude leads Sotheby's $318.3m Impressionist and Modern auction

Sex sells—but only if it is guaranteed

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Amedeo Modigliani

Modigliani the maverick? Vienna show to position Italian artist alongside Picasso

Exhibition at the Albertina Museum in 2020 will “reposition” artist as an avant-garde innovator, organiser says

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Art market

Rockefeller heavy-hitters pull in $646m for charity at Christie's

Evening auction featuring the family's most valuable works set new records for Monet and Matisse

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In the frame

A New Spirit of Painting makes a comeback (with one woman artist this time)

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Tate Modern

Tate Modern hit with protests over cleaner dispute

There has been controversy at the gallery over the sponsor for the Picasso 1932 exhibition

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Art market

Picasso’s broad brush lifts the market

Is the Spanish artist’s star turn in London the start of a new phase of his market, or business as usual?

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Art market

Have we reached peak Picasso?

The Modern master's star continues to rise in the market

Comment

Two steps forward, one step back for Holocaust restitution

In a recent decision regarding Picasso’s Actor, the courts need to catch up with US government policy on Nazi-looted art

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Restitution

Nazi policies forced Jewish collectors like Paul Leffmann to sell their art, whatever the price

Restitution experts say New York law recognises third party duress, so why did a recent court decision on Picasso’s Actor not recognise this?

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

How big is the Picasso 'brand' in China?

Sotheby’s tests the waters with first oil painting at auction in Hong Kong

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VR project brings late Picasso work to life, at last

Bust of a Woman, which was never realised, would have been the world's tallest concrete sculpture

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Books

Peter Wilson: The man who invented modern auctioneering

Buccaneering, brilliant, art-loving—he created the power of Sotheby’s (and Christie’s learned by imitation)

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Auctions

Picasso painting of Marie-Thérèse gives Phillips the edge in London’s contemporary sales

A record sale at Christie’s and a solid result at Sotheby’s show the market is in full recovery

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Picasso's year of masterpieces at Tate Modern to his fellow Spaniard Murillo's portraits at the National Gallery

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Podcast episode 22: the genius of Picasso

We take a tour of Tate Modern's blockbuster and explore the strength of Picasso's market

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Exhibitions

Dreaming to drowning: a year in the life of Picasso

Tate Modern’s major new show focuses on 1932, a period of turbulent creativity that gave rise to some of the artist’s greatest work

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Politics

Polish art world calls on national museum to stage 'major international show' against fascism

An open letter to Krakow institution asks for exhibition to counter rise of the right in Poland

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French court annuls conviction for electrician in possession of stolen Picasso works

Another court will have to uncover how the 271 works were stolen and by whom before being received by Pierre and Danielle Le Guennec

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Art market

Mystery Picasso collector on spending spree buys £49.8m portrait of Marie-Thérèse

Buyer bidding through advisors Gurr Johns, combined with strong Asian interest, buoys London Impressionist and Modern art sales at Christie's and Sotheby's

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Picasso’s stepdaughter to open museum in Aix-en-Provence with huge collection of artist's paintings

Former convent in south of France will house Catherine Hutin-Blay's collection of more than 2,000 works

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Art market

Ageing Picasso’s painting of lover and virile musketeer could make £18m at Christie's

Mousquetaire et nu assis is among highlights of London evening sale of Modern and Impressionist art in February

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Auctions

Sotheby's snags a fresh £36.5m Picasso for February auction in London

Price sets a high bar for the auction house's first Impressionist & Modern offering of 2018

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In the frame

PR campaign helps us find our inner Picasso (played by Antonio Banderas)

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Law

Federal authorities want to seize Martin Shkreli’s Picasso and Wu-Tang Clan album

The objects are among $7.3m in assets prosecutors are seeking from the jailed “pharma-bro”, who was convicted of securities fraud and conspiracy

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Art market

Phillips and Sotheby's deliver healthy totals for contemporary art

Capping an epic week of auctions, solid results featuring records for female artists and a Ferrari bode well for market's future—so long as it doesn't overheat

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Art market

Solid $269.7m at Sotheby's maintains momentum in Impressionist and Modern market

New York sale results boosted by strong Asian and Russian buying, and shored up by guarantees

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Art market

Christie’s $479.3m Impressionist and Modern sale hits highest total since 2007

Pent-up demand for top material kicks off New York's key auction week, with a $81.3m Van Gogh and records for Léger, Magritte, Man Ray and Vuillard

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Donations

Berlin art dealer and family donate art by Picasso, Warhol and Richter to city of Chemnitz

Bastian family have collaborated with the German city’s art collection since 2002

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Exhibitions

Picasso show to reunite trio of Marie-Thérèse Walter nudes for first time since 1932

Tate Modern exhibition will include several portraits of artist’s 22 year-old muse

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Public art

The story behind the ‘controversial’ Picasso sculpture that became a symbol of Chicago

When it was first unveiled 50 years ago in the city centre, the monumental "homely" figure was not beloved by all