The Armory rings in the changes

New York’s oldest modern and contemporary fair opens next week with a special focus on Middle Eastern art

The Art Market: Elizabeth Taylor’s diamond fails to please

That famous diamond in trouble again; a former forger’s lucrative new career; art in a flea market; Sotheby’s classic car connection

‘Magnetism’ by Ahmed Mater

The Art Market: The imitation game

The repeated problem of copying; a young gallerist with grown-up prices; a levelling-out of the contemporary market may be on its way

The Art Market: Richter rules

Contemporary sales in London; a new initiative for private museums; Modigliani back in court

Arman’s ‘Home Sweet Home’ (1960)
©Arman Studio Archives/ADAGP, Paris/DACS, Lond

The artist as collector

Jackie Wullschlager reviews ‘Magnificent Obsessions’, the Barbican’s new show

Parviz Tanavoli with his work ‘Big Heech Lovers’ (2007)
©John Gordon

Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli’s solo US show

The Tehran-born sculptor talks about the meaning of the famous ‘heech’ symbol that is the bedrock of his art

Two records smashed?

Rumours of $300m Gauguin purchase; this week’s stunning London sales; start of forgery trial in Germany

Pieces of Jeff Koons’ ‘Balloon Dog (Red)’ (1995)
©Brian Shumway

The twilight world of ‘zombie art’

Does a piece of art cease to be valuable once it’s damaged? What becomes of the broken art?

Lost, found and fought over

Claimant for pensioner’s treasures; dismal Old Masters in New York; Sotheby’s raises premiums

Gallery technicians at Sotheby's Bond Street get ready to exhibit five Monet's with a value in excess of £70 million which are coming up for auction on the 3rd February. Photograph: Rosie HallamGallery technicians at Sotheby's Bond Street get ready to exhibit five Monet's with a value in excess of £70 million which are coming up for auction on the 3rd February. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
©Rosie Hallam/FT

Monet paintings to go under the hammer

Five works by Impressionist master to be auctioned by Sotheby’s

Da Vinci’s ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’ on view in Singapore

Auctioneers post a record year; Singapore fair action; Churchill hammered again

Turing’s ‘$1m’ notebook goes to auction

Computing pioneer’s unseen manuscript

Judge backs Sotheby’s in Caravaggio case

‘Horrified’ former owner loses case over reputed £10m painting

The Art Market: Finders keepers

New database for stolen art; photo focus at London Art Fair; antiques both in and out; flowers in Florida

Brass tacks

Challenging traditional auction houses, lending, and a media storm over a ‘flipper’

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