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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

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

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Museums

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?

Analysis
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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Pablo Picasso

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

Podcast

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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Museums

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