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Robert Ryman

White-out at the Tate as Ryman exhibition begins its journey

Robert Ryman exhibition shared with MoMA, New York, will also travel to Madrid, San Fransisco, and Minneapolis

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Istanbul Biennial

The Istanbul Biennial looks east (Eastern Europe, that is)

The Turkish capital has curators, collectors and galleries⁠—if the government pitches in, it could become the leading destination for contemporary art in the Middle and Near East

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Phillips

Contemporary sales, London: Phillips struggles in bid to lead auction week

But Bacon brings profitable business to Christie’s and Sotheby’s

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Collectors

Another private collector opens his own gallery

A new contemporary art gallery for Barcelona

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Interviews

Interview with Robert Storr, director of the 2007 Venice Biennale: "I would recommend dramatically increasing the number of national pavilions"

In the second part of our interview with Storr, he considers the question of how to make the historic event truly representative of today’s global art world

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Herzog

First Tate Modern, now Herzog & de Meuron convert power station in Madrid

Spain's La Caixa follows in Tate's footsteps

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Art market

Contemporary auction sales report: Boom continues, leading to some inexplicable results

One buyer pays against the odds for Sean Scully, while new records are set for Chilida, Hockney and Baselitz, among others

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Sotheby's

Two plump catalogues prove the major auction houses can drive the contemporary market

A week of new records will leave dealers wondering how to set their prices

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Art market

Rumoured sale of Damien Hirst's formaldehyde tiger shark to US billionaire Steve Cohen confirmed by Saatchi Collection

Scepticism surrounds the supposed value of $12 million

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Christie's

Both Christie’s and Sotheby’s walk away from their contemporary sales claiming to have bettered their rival

Sotheby’s scored a superior strike rate, but marginally lower proceeds

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Auctions

The latest auction results show a boom in figurative art (of the right kind)

Collectors of Modern art are paying fancy prices for Richter, Barceló and Doig

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Art market

Post-War and Contemporary sale report: where have all the Warhols gone?

Record prices for Andreas Gursky, Peter Doig, Luciano Fabro and Douglas Gordon

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Art market

Contemporary and Post-war art auction sales do better than expected

Gary Hume, Sam Taylor-Wood and Cecily Brown prove that it’s never too soon to be an auction star

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Art market

Ads for art get professional with a $6 million budget for eyestorm.com

A slick campaign of prominent ads for multiples by contemporary artists is being counted in London, New York and San Francisco

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José Berardo

José Berardo’s collection goes public

Financier unveils his new museum in Sintra’s former Casino with a collection formed in just four years

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Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin makes a show of herself in Camberwell

The South London Gallery exhibits a range of the artist's work from the avian to the erotic

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Francis Bacon

Pompidou Bacon survey makes its way to Munich

David Sylvester’s comprehensive survey includes works which Bacon himself tried to destroy

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Christie's

New York auction houses appeased as Monet and Giacometti achieve solid prices and Japanese bidders clinch record sales for Gris

Impressionist and modern sales '96 report

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Art Basel

New Young Art Fair allows smaller galleries to appear alongside Art Basel

The fledgling fair will operate in tandem with the main fair, which has attracted 250 participants from twenty countries

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Francis Bacon

Exceptional new Bacon survey on show at the Pompidou

An Italian designer and considerable use of natural light for David Sylvester’s new survey of nearly ninety paintings, which includes working studies never previously exhibited

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Leon Kossoff

Leon Kossoff: “A tortoise obsessed with oily stuff?”

Memorably described by Robert Hughes, the art of Leon Kossoff can be seen in London this month

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Francis Bacon

Bacon at last meets the pope as Velázquez comes to town

The National Gallery will display Portrait of Pope Innocent X with Bacon's reinterpretations

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Copyright

Copyright and censorship in Chapmanworld: how far can they go?

Despite the dilemmas posed by their work, Jake and Dinos Chapman's first major exhibition in a public gallery is opening in London

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Collectors

A century of tradition: looking at the art lovers of Chicago

Money from finance, industry and the law fund some of the city’s leading buyers and contemporary art is high on their agenda

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Tate

Contemporary from the Froehlich Foundation and sculptures from the friends to swell ranks at Tate

Austrian industrialist Joseph Froehlich is loaning major works of German and American art to the museum while Friends of the Tate contribute several new gifts

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Art market

PaceWildenstein picks up the estate of Barbara Hepworth but delays its plan to open in London

Also in London, Lotta Hammer's gallery in Fitzrovia and "Some of my best friends are geniuses" curated by Jake Chapman

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

The Serpentine asks how good was Jean-Michel Basquiat, really?

The artist's complicated oeuvre makes it hard to judge if some works are forged - or if instead he was just having an off day

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Paul Cézanne

Rare migration of French blockbuster

Cézanne one of the few to cross the channel

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Collectors

Major Greek collector Dakis Joannou reveals ten years’ worth of buying for the first time in 'Everything That's Interesting is New'

Joannou's collection, which is particularly strong in installations and large scale work, can be seen in the Athens School of Fine Arts

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Lisson Gallery

News from London: All the Turner prize gossip, while Lopez returns to Spain but Lisson gets bigger

Horsing around at the Serpentine doesn't hit the right spot for Wallinger collector

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Exhibitions

Best current London exhibitions, December 1995

Warhol, Luciano Castelli and Sam Taylor-Wood

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Marc Quinn

What's on in London: the bawdy and the beautiful

White Cube and the Tate Gallery are showing Quinn's self-portraits as Annely Juda marks the end of WWII

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Art market

London Impressionist and Modern sales: Yes, it’s good, but will it last?

Picasso, Matisse, Miró and Dalí suggest that great works of art continue to command great prices in changing markets

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Georg Baselitz

The Baselitz blitz: Survey at the Guggenheim Museum may bring the artist unprecedented recognition

Will this reappraisal change the artist’s critical fortunes in America?

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Tate

Tate makes space for the cutting edge as 'Art Now' opens for contemporary art

An installation by Matthew Barney inaugurates a programme of innovative contemporary art long planned by Serota

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Hong Kong

Bill Jacklin sells in Hong Kong with his 'Urban Portraits' of the city

The colony’s first artist-in-residence appeals to new local collectors

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USA

Exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts will attempt to encompass the breadth of the classification 'American-made'

Five American museums pool their resources to present their continent from ancient pottery to Andy Warhol

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Art fairs

A whiff of optimism for Madrid's ARCO with international outlook built on homegrown foundations

Twelve American dealers and seventeen private collectors invited

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

"Into a New Museum" among exhibitions organised at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's new location

The opening displays, with recent gifts of Matisse, de Kooning, Marden, Polke and Richter, show John Lane's success in wooing San Francisco collectors

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Sotheby's

Contemporary sales report, London: Infectious enthusiasm pulls in bidders at Sotheby's

Bacon, Kitaj, Warhol and Richter attract keen competition

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Catalogues raisonnés

Books: A catalogue raisonné for Mark Rothko

Only Gorky and Pollock of his peers has so far been catalogued

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Exhibitions

Touring exhibition shines new light on Josef Albers

More to him than “Homage to the Square”

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June 1994

R.B. Kitaj: 'I begin my working day by falling asleep in front of my easel'

The American artist, who has lived in Britain for the past 35 years, is celebrated with a large exhibition at the Tate

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Pablo Picasso

A new view of Picasso as sculptor and painter at the Tate

The Tate Gallery's major spring exhibition is a reassessment of the role of sculpture in Picasso's career

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Art market

Unexpected success in contemporary auctions, where unidentified Californian collector buys $3.5 million Gorky and $925,000 Hockney

Despite lukewarm predictions and no blockbuster items there was increased buyer confidence

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Turner Prize

A look at the Turner Prize's contenders this year

Two favourites, two outsiders

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Ben Nicholson

Ben Nicholson's ascending or descending reputation

Ben Nicholson centenary commemorated at the Tate

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Auction Report

Contemporary art sales 1994: Poor stock meets fittingly lukewarm response, exemplified by Sotheby's Warhol fiasco

Contemporary art sales '94 auction report

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Art Chicago

Too many fairs spoil the market in Chicago

But Blackman's New Pier Show promises well

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Francis Bacon

That famous light on Bacon: Museo Correr shows major retrospective

David Sylvester curates an exhibition of the artist's finest works in Napoleonic rooms

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Tate St Ives

In the land of King Arthur, towards the setting sun: Tate gallery, St Ives

A third branch of Britain's leading modern art gallery opens, with emphasis on the St Ives artistic community

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The Grosvenor Gallery

The Grosvenor Gallery: Eric Estorick returns

Kapoor at Lisson with stage designs

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Exhibitions

Only two years since his last show, Max Ernst exhibition opens at the MoMA this month

“Max Ernst: Dada and the Dawn of Surrealism” concentrates upon fifteen years of fertile activity until 1927

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Francis Bacon

Swiss Bacon exhibition includes work he tried to destroy

Lugano makes attempt to compensate for losing best of the Thyssen collection

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Exhibitions

London galleries: Minimal and Conceptual art at large

Lisson’s historical show unites major international artists

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Joseph Beuys

Americans hop on the Beuys bandwagon with MoMA exhibition as the artist's reputation takes off

The growing interest is further indicated by the Walker Art Center’s major acquisition

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Exhibitions

Joseph Beuys retrospective opens at MoMA

A growing interest in Beuys in the United States indicated by the Walker Art Center’s major acquisition

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Tate

Tate Gallery perseveres with rotating the collections in face of mounting criticism

New antagonism for New Displays as visitor figures drop in London

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Auction houses

Contemporary art sales 1992: Saatchi succeeds at Sotheby's and Freud nude provokes Christie's bidding war

Contemporary art sales '92 auction report

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Exhibitions

The infancy of Pop Art on show at the LA Museum of Contemporary Art

Exploring the early works of Johns, Rauschenberg, Warhol and the young masters of Pop

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Art market

What's on in London: Jacklin at Marlborough and Oxford’s MoMA

Scully is centrepiece of Cork Street’s Open Weekend

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Obituaries

Obituary for Edward Warburg

The patron of the arts died aged 84

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

First American Basquiat retrospective to be held at the Whitney

Whitney director, David Ross, gambles on his political correctness

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June 1992

Just what is it that makes Richard Hamilton so different, so appealing?

The artist gives a rare interview ahead of his Tate Gallery retrospective, weighing in on Pop Art and the Pop revival and the need for quality judgements in art and consumer society

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Michael Landy

Michael Landy’s “Closing Down Sale” at Karsten Schubert

Lisson’s On Kawara with Houshiary

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Robert Rauschenberg

Salvaging 1950s Rauschenberg: The artist's early work goes on show in San Fransisco

This exhibition recovers missing works and provides clues for his development

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Tate

"New Displays" at the Tate Gallery makes special rooms for Joseph Beuys and Rebecca Horn

Important loans include portraits by Hogarth and Gainsborough and five landscapes by Constable

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Censorship

Jane Kallir mounts timely investigation into censorship of modern art

Exhibition gives historical context to denunciation of Mapplethorpe and Serrano

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Exhibitions

William S. Paley’s remarkable collection revealed in exhibition at MoMA

Bequest of modern paintings and sculpture to tour American cities

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News

Anish Kapoor wins Turner Prize

The three other artists on the short list were Ian Davenport, Fiona Rae and Rachel Whiteread

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Art market

Contemporary sale report: School of London resilient in contemporary art auctions

Francis Bacon’s “Pope” fetches top price at Sotheby’s

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Gerhard Richter

Reflections on the Richter exhibition

Leading German artist showing at the Tate comments on his work

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Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter survey at the Tate Gallery

Nick Serota launches into a new policy towards international contemporary art

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Gerhard Richter

Richter in London

Invited by Serota

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Richard Hamilton

Hamilton shows at d’Offay (20 June - 20 August)

Three Colemans for the Lisson

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Gerhard Richter

What's on: Richter and refrigeration units

Hot shows to see in London this month

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Charles Saatchi

As Charles Saatchi's collection of young British art opens at the Royal Academy, we ask what drives the collector to buy, and risk, so much

The Art Newspaper was given access to the Saatchi archive to chart the transformations of this world famous collector’s taste

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Charles Saatchi

Charles Saatchi: the man and the market. The Art Newspaper was given access to the Saatchi archive to chart the transformations of this world famous collector’s taste

As “Sensation!”, the exhibition of the Saatchi collection of young British art, opens at the Royal Academy we ask what drives Saatchi to buy, and risk, so much

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Turner Prize

Turner Prize in turmoil as last year's winner Long exhibits at the Tate

Serota seeks new sponsor for embattled competition