Wojciech Fangor
©Wlodzimierz Wasyluk/Reporter

Pole position in Mayfair

Simon de Pury + Polish billionaire = London exhibition; New York’s heavy guarantees; Phillips in watches

‘Flag’ (1983) by Jasper Johns
©Sotheby’s

Black hat, white gloves

Wealthy widows in New York; royal treatment in Abu Dhabi; postponement of FIAC Los Angeles inaugural fair

‘No’ (2012) by Nadia Kaabi-Linke
©Paolo Costa

An artist who will not be pigeonholed

Brought up in Kiev, Tunis and Dubai, Nadia Kaabi-Linke comes from ‘everywhere and nowhere’

Collecting: the rise of music photography

Images of pop stars that were once ripped out of magazines have gone from bedroom walls to sale rooms

A photograph by Gautier Deblonde displaying a sculpture by Jacques Verduyn (1974) and a Thomas Struth image of Tiananmen Square, published in the catalogue ‘Collectors’ (2014)
©Gautier Deblonde

Flanders’ flourishing art collections

Belgium could have the highest density of collectors in the world. A look at some of their treasures

Phillips’ new premises at 30 Berkeley Square, London, redesigned by Aukett Swanke
©Roger Spooner/Aukett Swanke

Great exhibitionists

Auction houses compete with galleries as exhibition spaces – but they must also compete on architectural terms

The discreet charm of Bunny Mellon

Van Gogh in the bathroom and Giacometti in the beach house: heiress Bunny Mellon was a woman with an exquisite talent for spending money

Sotheby’s narrows third-quarter losses

Auction house beats forecasts in ‘robust’ art market

A lot goes right for Sotheby’s

Amedeo Modigliani’s carved ‘Tête’; Countdown to Paris Photo; Bonhams man sets up prestige sale in Hong Kong

The disputed version of Caravaggio’s painting ‘The Cardsharps’
©Artcurial

Caravaggio or not?

Mallett falls to Dreweatts; Duchamp in Bond Street; SaatchiArt not that healthy; Arad scores in Paris

Adrian Cheng: shopping and looking

A profile of the billionaire patron bringing contemporary art to China’s mall-going public

All’s fair in Fiac week

(Off)icielle competition in Paris; a controversial inflatable goes up (and down); next up: Asian Art Week

Sigmar Polke’s eagle soars high

Painting ended with a double-estimate £5.1m at Christie’s auction

PAD buyers jump the starting gun

Early sale at the eclectic London art and design fair

Stands – an art in themselves

As Frieze Masters launches its third edition there is already a sense that certain trends have been enshrined

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