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Art market

Object lessons: from a heart-shaped meteorite to a censored image of Joséphine Baker

Our highlights of works being sold over the next fortnight

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Adventures with Van Gogh

San Francisco’s Van Gogh is the real deal

The still life of fruit and chestnuts, until recently dismissed as a fake, was painted in Paris

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Art fairs

Dealers cash in on San Francisco’s wealth of museums at Untitled Art and FOG fairs

The Bay Area collector base may be known for its tech-mined millions but institutions fuelled sales at the growing West Coast fairs

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Exhibitions

The slow and meticulous work of Vija Celmins zooms into view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Artist’s retrospective encourages viewers to take their time when looking in the modern age

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Exhibitions

San Francisco show celebrates diversity of Muslim fashion

As debates on the burqa rage worldwide, De Young Museum exhibition explores complexities and range of Islamic dress

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Exhibitions

What René Magritte did when Surrealism was trumped by ‘Nazi idiots’

Exhibition at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art explores Belgium artist's lesser-known late period

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Politics

San Francisco promotes pro-immigrant projects

The programming series comes as Trump’s administration is fighting California over its "sanctuary state" laws

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Exhibitions

History repeating itself? Three major US shows look at 1930s art and political climate

Exhibitions of Grant Wood, Precisionism and interwar Europe draw parallels with today

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Economics

Are there any artists left in San Francisco?

City survey investigates the effect of tech boom rent rises on the arts sector

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Commissions

Ai Weiwei and Antony Gormley in the running for Treasure Island commissions

The $50m San Francisco Bay redevelopment plan includes several large-scale public sculptures