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    1. June 21, 2016

      Artists buying art: support, study or target practice

      Edgar Degas bartered his own works for them, Thomas Lawrence amassed more than 4,000 of them and Pablo Picasso used one...

    2. June 7, 2016

      What would you buy for your dream museum?

      The art world was stunned when Rudolf Staechelin sold Gauguin’s 1892 “Nafea faaipoipo” last year, almost certainly to...

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    1. March 9, 2016

      Tate Modern to show Sir Elton John’s photography collection

      Sir Elton John will put more than 150 works from his private collection of photographs — described as one of the...

    2. January 29, 2016

      Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern, Museum of Modern Art, New York

      The Museum of Modern Art’s retrospective of Joaquin Torres-García bobs on waves of repetition. Though he moved around a...

    3. January 17, 2016

      My favourite jewellery pieces: Paloma Picasso

      Paloma Picasso avoided being artistic as a teenager. She even stopped doodling on her schoolbooks — because she felt...

    4. November 4, 2015

      Rambert: Love, Art & Rock’n’roll, Sadler’s Wells, London — ‘Generous, witty’

      Rambert’s autumn season at Sadler’s Wells brings a fascinating new work as the heart of a triple bill: Kim Brandstrup’s...

    5. October 16, 2015

      I will miss the nude women in Playboy

      I have to admit that I became a little sad when I read the news this week that Playboy is going to stop publishing...

    6. October 9, 2015

      Blue period Picasso with a hidden image put up for auction

      A painting by Pablo Picasso which has been in private hands for over 30 years — and concealing a second image on its...

    7. September 30, 2015

      Picasso Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York

      Picasso, that perpetual wizard, enchants New York once again with a show of his exuberantly creative, category-busting,...

    8. August 7, 2015

      From Africa to Asia, political frontiers are no barrier to art flow

      Exquisite 15th-century bronze figures from the kingdom of Benin were first exhibited in Europe as high art, rather than...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      June 19, 2015

      The face of art

      A member of staff holds ‘Tete au masque’ a ceramic plate by Pablo Picasso, estimated between 6000-8000), in front of...

    10. June 17, 2015

      Henri Rousseau: Archaic Candour, Palazzo Ducale, Venice

      Henri Rousseau has been puzzling art lovers since he first came to attention at the Salon des Refusés in Paris in 1885....

    11. May 22, 2015

      Lee Miller and Picasso, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

      In 1927 in Manhattan, 19-year-old Lee Miller stepped in front of a car and was pulled back by a stranger — media mogul...

    12. May 12, 2015

      ‘When the Curtain Never Comes Down’, American Folk Art Museum, New York — review

      When the Curtain Never Comes Down: Performance Art and the Alter Ego is a not-so-great title for an awesome exhibition...

    13. May 12, 2015

      Picasso painting sets auction record with $179m sale

      A painting by Pablo Picasso and a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti have set records as the most expensive works ever...

    14. October 24, 2014

      Cubism at the Met, New York

      Cubism’s whimsical side With one magnificent gift, Leonard Lauder has vaulted New York’s Metropolitan Museum from...

    15. July 25, 2014

      ‘El Greco and Modern Painting’

      One Sunday in May this year, 52 residents voted to change the name of their village near Burgos, in northern Spain. It...

    16. July 25, 2014

      ‘In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and Modernism in Paris, 1900-10’

      Today the works of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse fetch vast sums but, for several years at the beginning of the 20th...

    17. May 16, 2014

      Françoise Gilot at Elkon Gallery, New York

      It’s been almost three years since her retrospective exhibition, Françoise Gilot at 90, at the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz...

    18. April 4, 2014

      How Matisse and Picasso turned old age into art

      How Matisse and Picasso turned old age into art In March 1946 Pablo Picasso paid one of his fortnightly visits to see...

    19. March 10, 2014

      The juxtaposition of the old and new in New York’s Seagram Building

      A 1919 wall hanging created by Pablo Picasso is at the centre of the latest battle over the historic versus the modern...

    20. January 24, 2014

      The collections of Stanley J Seeger

      Stanley J Seeger was an art collector whose love of art was exceeded only by his love of collecting. Heir to an oil and...

    21. November 22, 2013

      Norman Mailer: A Double Life, by J Michael Lennon

      Norman Mailer: A Double Life, by J Michael Lennon, Simon & Schuster, RRP£30/$40, 960 pages Obviously, Norman Mailer...

    22. November 17, 2013

      Owner of Munich hoard refuses to give up Nazi-linked art works

      Art rediscovered Families who fear that artworks lost by their relatives during Germany’s Nazi era are part of a trove...

    23. October 11, 2013

      Five of the best: restaurants for art

      Kronenhalle The walls of this elegant café and restaurant, which first opened its doors in 1924, have been the...

    24. September 27, 2013

      Own a Picasso for just €100

      It sounds too good to be true – a Picasso worth an estimated $1m (£670,500) for €100. But “L’homme au Gibus”, or “Man...

    25. August 23, 2013

      Snapshot: From the Vollard Suite by Pablo Picasso, 1934

      Beneath a star-studded sky, a blind, stumbling minotaur is led by a girl carrying a dove. Behind them, two fishermen...

    26. July 5, 2013

      Snapshot: ‘Boy with a Cat’ (1926), by Christopher Wood

      The “Boy with a Cat” is a portrait of Jean Bourgoint by the English artist Christopher Wood (1901-1930). The two met in...

    27. June 27, 2013

      The art of collecting

      “The passion is so intense, it’s like a disease,” says Thea Westreich Wagner of her appetite for collecting art. She...

    28. May 31, 2013

      Room for greatness

      Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica, by TJ Clark, Princeton University Press, RRP£29.95/$45, 352 pages How good...

    29. May 24, 2013

      Breakfast with the FT: Sir John Richardson

      It’s grotesque! I hate this hotel!” says Sir John Richardson as I enter a fourth-floor suite giving on to a sweeping...

    30. April 3, 2013

      Shares in Moleskine tick higher on debut

      Shares in Italian notebook maker Moleskine rose incrementally on the first day of trading after pricing its initial...

    31. March 24, 2013

      How ‘the comet’ Berezovsky faded

      In his glory days they called him “the comet”, because he burnt so bright and talked so fast. Yet in his final months...

    32. March 4, 2013

      Moleskine braves post-election IPO market

      Moleskine, the maker of the eponymous notebooks said to have been used by Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway, will...

    33. February 8, 2013

      Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

      In our conceptual, democratising art age, homage to genius is unfashionable. Even the greatest artists tend to be shown...

    34. December 14, 2012

      In search of magic ingredients

      In 1907, Picasso paid a fateful visit to the anthropology museum at the Trocadéro in Paris. Dejected by the decrepit...

    35. July 6, 2012

      Moleskine to test volatile market with IPO

      Moleskine, the Italian maker of the eponymous notebooks, will test a volatile market as it seeks to turn rapid growth...

    36. June 23, 2012

      In the stratosphere

      With the London Olympics coming up, it seems a good moment to think about art-market record-setters. The list of the...

    37. May 30, 2012

      Key work by Miró to lead auction

      A painting described by the Spanish Catalan artist Joan Miró as one of his “key works” is to lead an auction of...

    38. May 3, 2012

      ‘The Scream’ sets record with $120m sale

      An 1895 version of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” sold for almost $120m to an undisclosed collector on Wednesday night,...

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