Christie's announces its 250th anniversary sale with three highlights: a family portrait by Lucian Freud (1992), left, a portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds and a pivotal example of British Aestheticism from 1864 by Lord Frederic Leighton
©Charlie Bibby

Christie’s first-half art sales disappoint

Auction house eyes small lots and internet to counteract decline

Alexander Calder’s ‘Tripes’ (1974)
©2016 Calder Foundation

The Art Market: Oh you pretty things

Lawsuits hot up as market cools; Bowie bonanza; musical manuscripts

Basilius Besler : The Great Flower Book
©Christie's

First edition of Copernicus’ ideas for sale

Outstanding scientific library goes under hammer at Christie’s

Jusepe de Ribera’s 17th-century ‘A philosopher holding a mirror’, at Colnaghi

The Art Market: Old Masters sitting pretty

Older art proves resilient; Beijing museum for sale; an Englishman in New York; all the President’s furnishings

Corot’s ‘Italian Woman’ (c1870)
©The National Gallery, London

Review: ‘Painters’ Paintings’, National Gallery, London

The rich significance of artists’ collections

©Michael Bowles

The Art Market: now what?

Our columnist looks back to crises past and changes in the art world

Marble mourners at Christie’s

The Art Market: Swan-necked beauty steals the show

Sotheby’s sale reassures market; mourners go to Louvre; Bonhams loses Africa hand; antiques in London

Fragment of a Roman statue

Highlights of the Masterpiece fair

Deals afoot, from fast cars to classical antiquities

Vasili Tsereteli
©Petr Antonov

Building the ‘Russian Whitney’

Vasili Tsereteli is expanding the audience for avant-garde art in Moscow, and assembling a vast trove of modern Russian work

Britart through the ages

Attitudes to British art are changing, with classic works displayed — and sold — next to contemporary favourites

Domaine du Muy: art, naturally

Meet the man behind a new idyllic sculpture park in the south of France

Activism among the millionaires in Basel

Artists are encouraging fair-goers to confront Europe’s refugee crisis

Sir Nicholas Serota, Tate director

The force behind the museum has been shaping the modern art world for decades

The Art Market: Buoyant Basel

Art Basel success; ‘karaoke king’ snaps up photography; fake furniture allegations rock Versailles

Interview: art collector Güler Sabanci

Meet the collector galvinizing Turkish artists and art institutions

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