Sarah P. Hanson

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Art market

Out with the old in with the new, with a side of Bacon, at Phillips and Christie's $528.8m auction night

New record for Joan Mitchell as fresh artists join the $10m-and-up club—but Bacon and Basquiat still dominate top prices in New York

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Art market

Kerry James Marshall sets $21m record for a living African American artist at Sotheby's sale

Rapper P. Diddy identified as buyer of the Chicago-based painter's Past Times

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Art market

Christie’s $416m Impressionist and Modern art sale reaffirms bullish market for top material

Even without a $150m-plus headliner, the auction topped rival Sotheby’s by $100m thanks to deeper, more even bidding

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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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Art market

Online sales, Asia and guarantees: auction house chiefs on the future of the business

The heads of Christie's, Bonhams and Phillips speak on market shifts, challenges and why they believe their model will succeed

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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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Art market

Live from the saleroom: Christie's auctions the art collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller

Sit back, relax, and follow the action from tonight's evening sale via tweet

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Art market

Judge halts suit filed by collector seeking to block sale of Basquiat at Sotheby's

The painting, estimated to bring $30m, is a key lot in the auction house's upcoming evening sale in New York

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Three to see

Three to see: Tefaf New York Spring

A few things at the fair that caught our eye at the second edition of Manhattan fair

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Frieze New York

The public joins the protest in Frieze’s Live programme

Activist work reflects what artists are making, says curator of new initiative

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Art market

Highlights from Tefaf New York Spring

Second edition of Manhattan fair might lack Frieze's contemporary edge, but it has grown-up appeal

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Frieze New York

Basquiat’s $20m work takes centre stage in Phillips sale

Critic and curators gather to pay tribute to late artist as 1984 painting comes to market for first time

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Art market

Private sales jump 70% at Sotheby's

First-quarter earnings show aggregate auction sales of $667m, affirming market's strength

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Art market

Sotheby's to offer Modigliani nude with $150m estimate, one month after it was shown at Tate

The work is the largest in the artist's most sought-after series of pathbreaking Modern nudes

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Art market

New York's Postmasters gallery, in survival move, solicits pledges via Patreon

"We need more support than I can generate via sales alone", says founder

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Art market

Six picks from Aipad's Photography Show

Photos spanning two centuries on offer at New York fair, which hopes to top last year's record attendance

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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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Art market

Sotheby's to offer Jackson Pollock drip painting in May sale series

The 1949 work could surpass the artist's auction record; reflects consignors' confidence in market

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Art market

Andreas Rumbler joins Lévy Gorvy

The former deputy chair of Christie's Impressionist and Modern department will head a new Zurich office for the gallery

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From Medieval time to a "sense of urgency"

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Art market

South African art shines at the Armory Show

Works dealing with issues of post-colonial politics, black power, and identity find a receptive US audience

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The Armory Show

The talk of the piers: what VIPs are buzzing about at the Armory Show

Indoor weather systems, female warriors in porcelain and 250 ways to confront death

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Armory Extra 2018

Nicole Berry on what you’ll see at this year’s Armory Show

The fair’s new director describes how she has kept the fair relevant while staying true to its founding ethos

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Armory Extra 2018

New York's March fairs aim to seize market moment

Your essential guide to the Armory Show, Volta, Independent, Nada and beyond

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Art market

Sotheby's sales up 12% to $5.5bn in 2017

Auction house releases its latest earnings, showing growth driven by Asian clients, private sales, and online auctions

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Art market

ADAA's Art Show misses Armory week crowds, but focused displays of challenging works still prove popular

Exhibitors reflect on how art market has changed since the 1980s at 30th edition of New York fair

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Exhibitions

From Olympic logo to cosmic order: how Eduardo Terrazas pushes his universal vision forward

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Art fairs

Mexico City’s Material fair draws praise—and exhibitors from Zona Maco

As the main fair has become more blue-chip, the younger event has focused on fresh talent and a connection to the local scene

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Art market

Artists would do well to invest in their own work, study says

New research suggests that artists may be better off retaining equity in their own work than investing in the stock market

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Art market

New art registry will use blockchain technology

Codex has secured participation from more than 5,000 auction house partners

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Exhibitions

Three to see: New York

From Basquiat's $110m skull in Brooklyn to Viennese luxe in uptown Manhattan

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Politics

Photographer Larry Fink recalls “magnificent” marchers

Steven Kasher Gallery to host fundraiser pegged to anniversary of Women’s March

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Fairs

New York's Winter Antiques Show returns with a refreshed image

Fair stalwart joins the Instagram generation as it encourages dealers to forge links between past and present for its 64th edition

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Art market

Beyond Leonardo: the artists who led the auctions in 2017

We survey the top five results in key markets, from Old Masters to Post-war and contemporary

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Auctions

Newly discovered Artemisia Gentileschi painting sells for €2.4m at auction in Paris

Self-portrait as Saint Catherine, another woman who resisted, achieves record price for the artist

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The Year In Review

The year in the market

Golden oldies and small-space blues

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Collectors

Collector's Eye: Mera Rubell

She tells us about being open to young art and why she has pigeons in her museum

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Art market

Sex still sells—but scandal-hit artists may not

Galleries forced to decide whether to work with artists accused of sexual harassment

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Fairs

Miami artist’s crowd-control work not for the faint-hearted

Artist’s performative work about societal violence does not pull its punches

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Artists get down to work at the fair

Stands are transformed into studios as live works lay bare artists’ practice

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Pulse victims remembered at Pulse fair

Phoenix Lindsey-Hall's disco ball installation pays tribute and references queer club culture

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Collectors

Collector's Eye: Steven Guttman

The entrepreneur tell us his preferred way to buy art and which work he would save if his house was on fire

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Exhibitions

The top ten shows to see in Miami this week

From a look at artist’s studios at the ICA and Dara Friedman’s intimate films at Pamm, to Michele Oka Doner’s underwater explorations at the Lowe and the mystical artist Rafael Soriano at the Frost

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Art fairs

Miami’s satellite fairs take on issues like climate change, pollution and labour

We select some of the most interesting projects to see at events across the city this week

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Art market

Leonardo's Salvator Mundi sells for $450m at Christie's New York

Price makes it the most expensive painting of all time

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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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Art market

Optimism abounds heading into November auctions in New York

Discretionary sellers gain confidence in the market and Christie's leads its contemporary sale with Da Vinci—but recent overreaches sound a cautionary note

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Art market

Cutting-edge design meets antiques at New York’s Salon

The Salon Art + Design fair returns to the Park Avenue Armory for its sixth year this month

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Art market

Ultra-rich will spend $2.7 trillion on art by 2026 says Deloitte

Art & Finance Report also predicts rising art market volatility and a need for tougher regulation to increase trust

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Art market

David Tunick elected president of the International Fine Print Dealers Association

The New York dealer pledges to battle the perception of prints as "poor second cousins" to paintings

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Fraud

Galleries hit by cyber crime wave

Hackers are using an email scam to intercept payments between galleries, collectors and others

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Art market

Tefaf New York Fall's second edition opens with oysters and pearls

The Maastricht-based fair imports dealers in historic objects, from antiquities to jewellery, to an under-served US market

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Art market

Crozier Fine Arts adds West Coast storage facility

The acquisition of Fine Art Shipping in Los Angeles provides a gateway to California and Asia

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Art market

Artsy and the rise of the matchmaker market

In the bricks-versus-clicks shakeout, the new power players are harvesting supply and demand data

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Art market

Object lessons: unseen photographs of the Romanovs, an early Ken Price ceramic work, and Sadie Coles's own Neo Rauch painting

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Podcast

Podcast episode five: what's the story behind the $100m Leonardo?

What will happen when the only painting in private hands by the Renaissance master heads to auction? Plus: the New Museum's big new show on gender, and our literary editor talks 18th-century princesses

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Auctions

Christie's to sell Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi

The painting, presumed lost until 2005, is estimated at $100m

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Art market

Christie’s ends London contemporary auctions on a high note—despite Bacon flop

Market’s appetite shows no signs of flagging for fresh works that are correctly priced

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Frieze 2017

Strong early sales at Frieze pierce the Brexit gloom

Dealers feel little impact as female artists prove popular and US collectors return

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Frieze 2017

De Chirico enjoys a metaphysical moment in London

Artist’s profile is raised at Frieze Masters and in two exhibitions

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Frieze 2017

Art world raises money for Grenfell

Sotheby's auction will include work donated by leading artists

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Frieze 2017

Collector's Eye: Anita Zabludowicz

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

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Art market

Dreweatts and Bloomsbury get new owner

Art advising and valuations firm Gurr Johns steps in, citing "huge opportunities" in London auction market's lower levels

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Art market

Art Basel issues new exhibitor regulations

Changes are aimed at improving professionalism and shoring up buyer confidence in the wake of growing litigation

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Art fairs

Will If So, What? be Silicon Valley’s first “smart” art fair?

The new event, which comes online April 2018, combines art and decor and takes its cues from design thinking

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Art market

Hungary enjoys the limelight at Vienna Contemporary

At a fair that is emerging as an important locus for central and eastern Europe, the subtle strategies employed by artists living within the constraints of a communist regime come into focus

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Art market

Private View: Jordan Casteel, Leon Polk Smith and Jack Whitten

Noteworthy exhibitions at commercial galleries, from emerging names to forgotten talents

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Seattle Art Fair

Seattle Art Fair solidifies standing in year three

Event adds blue-chip galleries and international flavour to attract national as well as regional collectors

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Art fairs

Unseen works by Kurt Cobain to go on show at Seattle Art Fair

United Talent Agency's Artist Space will also exhibit pieces by the late singer's contemporaries

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Art fairs

Untitled San Francisco trades venues for second edition

The Miami-originating fair will move to the Palace of Fine Arts in 2018

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Law

Lygia Pape's daughter sues LG Electronics over cellphone wallpaper

The complaint alleges that the manufacturer has used an "unauthorised derivation" of Pape's work

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Auctions

New commissions by nine artists for DiCaprio Foundation sale

Annual charity auction will benefit actor's philanthropic activities combating climate change