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Art market

Global auction sales up 25% to $11.2bn in 2017

Contemporary art leads market recovery at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips, according to ArtTactic report

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Art market

Female artists really do earn less than men, survey finds

According to a new report, works by female artists are rated lower by wealthy men, contributing to a 50% pay gap at auction

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Art Basel 2017

Where does all the art go after a fair?

In an exclusive extract from her forthcoming book, Dark Side of the Boom, Georgina Adam discovers why most art is destined for a crate-filled, high-security storage facility

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Fondation Beyeler builds on 20 years of success

Architect Peter Zumthor adds three new wings to expand museum founded by Basel gallerist

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Artist interview

Wolfgang Tillmans: ‘It’s the great album tracks that didn’t become singles’

The artist reveals the ideas behind his solo show at the Fondation Beyeler—the Basel museum’s first photography exhibition

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Art Basel 2017

David Claerbout: the Nazi Olympics in ruins

Artists’s epic video at Basel’s Schaulager transports visitors 1,000 years into the future

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Art Basel 2017

Welcome to Basel (and Mulhouse)

Artists—some also refugees—respond to the migration crisis in shows in Swiss- and French-border cities

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Art Basel 2017

Interview: Wim Delvoye digests the Tinguely Museum

Belgian artist’s shit-making machines join Jean Tinguely’s kinetic works

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Art Basel 2017

Interview: the name’s Charrière, Julian Charrière

The Swiss artist who brings an up-close view of Chernobyl to Art Basel’s Unlimited is not afraid to leave his comfort zone

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Art Basel 2017

Kasper König: in praise of an artists’ curator

The artistic director of Skulptur Projekte will be in conversation at Art Basel, celebrating five decades as a champion of public art

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Art Basel 2017

Kunstmuseum Basel presents Serra as you’ve never seen him

Early films and videos by the US artist known for his colossal sculptures are on show

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Art Basel 2017

Beyond the Messeplatz: Art Basel satellite fairs

Our pick of the Basel fairs and where to find them

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Art Basel 2017

Must-see shows in Basel this week

From shit machines to abstract paintings made by one very artistic robot

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Art Basel 2017

Interview: Claudia Comte unveils her Circus maximus at Art Basel

The artist behind the chainsaw spectacular in the Messeplatz

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Art Basel 2017

Cézanne: the sketch artist exposed

The French artist’s lifelong experimentation with line drawing revealed at the Kunstmuseum Basel

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Size matters: the large and very small art of Alighiero Boetti

Fondazione Cini’s Minimum/Maximum exhibition reconsiders the Arte Povera maverick

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Collaterals and extras: the Venice Biennale’s other shows

Don't miss the ambitious events outside the national pavilions and the main exhibition open across Venice

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Art world's tips for the Venice Biennale

Leading figures tell us what they're looking forward to and how they unwind in the Italian city

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The path to other dimensions: Christine Macel’s Viva Arte Viva at the Venice Biennale

The French curator behind this year’s main show discusses her belief in art’s transcendent power and her desire to create a focused exhibition

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Fairs

The artist who wants to get under your skin—via your nose

For Anicka Yi’s Hugo Boss Prize exhibition, the phrase “it’s alive” very much applies

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Fairs

Satellite dish: what to see at fairs outside the Frieze New York tent

In addition to the main fair, a number of other events offer a range of events, exhibitions and enticements across the city. Here are some things to look out for this year.

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Fairs

The best shows in town during Frieze New York

Our pick of the top exhibitions around the city this week

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Fairs

Great art in New York's great outdoors

A peek at some projects around the city

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Fairs

Kaari Upson: unfinished artist

Upson, whose first solo show in New York has just opened at the New Museum, tells us about the constantly evolving nature of her work

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Diary of a pavilion: Wales in Venice

James Richards’s contribution to the Welsh presentation at the Biennale is a multifaceted installation set in a Castello church. Here, the entire process, from application to installation, is described by the exhibition’s curator— the director of visual arts for Chapter, in Cardiff

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Monochrome mania: Boetti’s obsession with the Xerox machine

Colour = Reality show lights up artist’s photocopy fetish

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Biennials & festivals

Asian artists flock together as biennials offer bigger stage

Artist-curators are playing a key role in increasing collaborations

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Photography

Korean photographers and mysterious Mr K gain global recognition

New wave of Korean artists embrace photography, and institutional support grows

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Exhibitions

Sean Scully’s grand finale opens in China

Abstract artist enjoys critical acclaim with two career surveys in as many years

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Exhibitions

Hadid’s paintings take on a life of their own

Virtual-reality experience is the result of a collaboration between the late architect’s studio, the Serpentine and Google

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New M+ director brings Asia-Pacific vision to West Kowloon flagship

Rooted in Hong Kong, Suhanya Raffel is reaching out to MoMA and the Tate

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Architecture

How a design for Hong Kong launched Zaha Hadid's career

Drawing on Chinese and Russian art, the late architect’s dramatic images for the Peak, a deluxe leisure club, brought her to international attention

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Exhibitions

Must-see shows in January 2017

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Must-see shows in July and August 2017

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Must-see shows in April 2017

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Our guide to the most important new museums and expansions in 2017

From the Louvre Abu Dhabi to Cape Town's Zeitz Museum via London, Los Angeles and lots more

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The top worldwide biennials and events this year

From the Venice Biennale to Sculpture Projects Münster, 2017 promises to be a heavyweight year

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Top art stories from a memorable 2016

What's next for culture after a seismic year?

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The year in heritage: digital scanning promises a brave new world

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The year in art: uncertain times

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A year of wonder or an annus horribilis?

For some, 2016 was a bumper year—for others it was just a car wreck

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Leading figures’ highlights and lowlights of 2016

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The year in the art market: instability rules

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The year in museums: the building boom and the expanding canon

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016

Our daily edition from Art Basel in Miami Beach, including news, analysis, interviews and live reporting from the fair

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Year in Review 2016

The sublime to the ridiculous: 2016 as we reported it

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In praise of the lesser- known photographer

For the collector and dealer Michael Hoppen, big names can get in the way of the image as compelling evidence

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Why a collection of British photography is probably going abroad

Lack of support from UK institutions could mean that James and Claire Hyman donate vast collection elsewhere

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Tate makes up for lost time with the help of Elton John

Singer and other collectors are helping photography come in from the cold

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‘Photography has become the seismograph for contemporary society’

Christoph Wiesner, the artistic director of Paris Photo, identifies new trends in collecting ahead of the fair’s 20th edition

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Our pick of Paris’s photography centres

The French capital is home to many institutions dedicated to the medium

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Paris Photo Month on the move

The biennial festival is moving its dates from November to April

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Bay Area collectors reach critical mass

Pier 24 show provides a kaleidoscopic window into what makes the San Francisco photography scene so dynamic

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Ed Ruscha, the occasional photographer

Five decades after he documented every gas station from Los Angeles to Oklahoma City, US artist reveals that today he rarely takes photographs

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When Weston shot Whitman

Overlooked photographs from the 1940s finally enjoy recognition at the Huntington

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MoMA book revisits New Documents show

Exhibition was organised by John Szarkowski in 1967 and included the work of Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander and Garry Winogrand

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Five photography shows coming up this year

From masterworks of French photography in Philadelphia, to the 1970s feminist avant-garde in London, to mass media images in Los Angeles

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New York’s ICP reopens with survey of surveillance

Curator Charlotte Cotton reveals the ideas behind the radical show

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Centre Pompidou surveys a decade of collecting

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Photography Review

Who’s collecting photography in London, Paris and San Francisco

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Nicholas Serota: The great transformer

The Tate director knew Tate Modern would need to expand before it even opened. It has happened sooner than expected

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Views from the art world

We asked leading cultural figures about Tate Modern’s effect on the art scene at home and abroad

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The ground is laid for the next revolution

As Tate Modern open its new extension, a £260m brick-clad ziggurat designed by Herzog & de Meuron, we consider the museum’s seismic effect on the art scene in London and internationally

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Art fairs

Art and lifestyle expressed in objects

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Sharjah's March Meeting: talking to itself or the wider community?

The 2016 March meeting kicks off tomorrow and will discuss education, participation and engagement in the Middle East and beyond

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Getting about the Gulf

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Doha: alien New York Times conference out of tune with new policies

Art for Tomorrow 2016

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Commercial galleries

The Gulf’s Chelsea: Alserkal Avenue

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Art fairs

Art Dubai, the commercial dynamo of the Gulf art scene

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Oil, pearls and roundabouts: shaping Dubai for tomorrow

Global Art Forum 10

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Art market

Language-based works are much in evidence at Art Basel Miami Beach 2011

Selling them can still be a challenge

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Cambodia

As New York prepares to display Cambodian art new and old, we assess the growing recognition of Cambodian contemporary art

An overview of the Cambodian art market, as well as names to look out for, and the legacy of the Khmer Rouge

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Art market

Lesser-known artists exhibited alongside the big names of Matisse, Picasso, and Miró at Basel

Blue-chip dealers have been using Basel as an opportunity to build the potential stars of the future

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Cambodia

Chronological milestones in Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos art worlds

From 1954 to 2007

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Art market

Qatar sweeps the board at London Islamic sales

Spokesperson for The Museum of Islamic Art revealed the results of the sale