Emin’s unmade Bed makes £2.5m at auction

Piece by British artist is sold for double the estimate

Bonhams whittles down suitors to five

Investment bank Greenhill to conduct strategic review

Ziba Ardalan at Art Basel, 2014 (Photograph: Sarah Gray)
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Ziba Ardalan and her non-profit London art gallery

At the 10-year-old Parasol Unit, the curator has introduced often little-known artists to a London audience

Untitled images from Cristina De Middel’s series ‘The Afronauts’ (2011) (Photograph: Cristina de Middel/The Photographers’ Gallery)
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DIY photography books are the rage

Photographers are using cheap digital technology to design, produce and promote their work – and kick-start their careers

Sekhemka, Inspector of the Scribes (c2,400-2,300BC) (Photograph: Christie’s)
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Exceptional antiquities go under the hammer

Auction houses react to the rising trend of buyers seeking one-of-a-kind works of decorative arts and sculpture

Study of the artist’s right hand, by Hendrick Goltzius, c1588 (Photograph: Christie’s)
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Strong season for drawings by Old Masters

Market enjoys a rare harvest with works from Botticelli to Rubens appearing at auction houses

Lynn Chadwick’s ‘Stranger III’ (1959) (Photograph: Blain Southern)
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Winners and losers from the art market’s new rules

Boundaries are blurred in the strange world of commercial art, with the shifting landscape benefiting some while hitting others

Record set for Schwitters in Christie’s sale

The auction house had a disappointing sale of Impressionist and Modern Art but sold Kurt Schwitters’ ‘Ja-Was?-Bild’ for a stunning £13.9m

‘Lenin Hails a Cab in New York’ (1993) by Komar and Melamid (Photograph: MacDougall Arts Ltd)
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Russian curators tap into country’s art history

Initiatives have been launched to raise the profile of Russian contemporary artists

A pair of Penny Black stamps, worth £30,000 from Stanley Gibbons stamps.
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Asia stamp of approval for Stanley Gibbons

Trader of collectables’ sales in the region eclipse US for first time

Brisk business at the Basel fair

A fast crowd at the world’s premier international art show with much already sold before the doors even swung open

Stamp sells for world record $9.5m

‘14 Rooms’, an exhibition of live works at Art Basel

Will performance pieces at the annual art event change the genre – and future fairs?

Strength in numbers

Private galleries around the world are getting organised, to hold their own against art fairs and auction houses

Howard Hodgkin at the Gagosian Gallery, Paris

The 81-year-old artist holds his first ever solo show in the French capital