Hello and goodbye

End-of-year comings and goings; new fair for Paris; Middle Eastern specialists shut up shop; ‘Mango Sashimi’ on a roll at Miami

Suit over Jeff Koons’ ‘Popeye’ dismissed

No case for Perelman; a fake too far; bumper sales in Miami

Adrian Biddell of Sotheby's conducts the auction at The Financial Times Seasonal Appeal Photography Auction in aid of The International Rescue Committee. Wednesday 3rd December at Getty Gallery in London
©Charlie Bibby

FT Seasonal Appeal auction raises £100,000

Steve McCurry’s ‘Afghan Girl with Hands on Face’ attracts top bid

The art market: glitter-arty take Miami

Luxury forum in Miami; ABMB and its satellites; Old Master sales in London

Audience members experience the innovative ‘MEEM 4 MIAMI: A Story Ballet about the Internet’

Sun, sea and surprises at Art Basel

There’s plenty of good old-fashioned abstraction at Miami Beach this week — but there are some unexpected offerings too

Why Alan Faena is bringing a new arts centre to Miami

Offering performance and exhibition spaces, the Faena Forum is the Argentine developer’s bid to keep the city on side and let the culture do its usual sterling work

City View Garage, Miami Design District
©Michelle Bruzzese

Design intervention in Miami

Milan in Italy proved that design can help regenerate a city. But what will result from the US city’s recent facelift?

Patricia Phelps de Cisneros at the Royal Academy of Arts in London
©Anna Huix

Patricia Phelps de Cisneros: a patron on a mission

The collector talks about her life-long devotion to South American art and artefacts

Maria Nepomuceno’s statement sculptures

The bright, biomorphic forms of the Brazilian artist suggest an alternative to wasteful consumerism

©Musée d’Orsay

Art Basel and Kickstarter partnership: is this the future of arts funding?

The new initiative gives organisations a prime virtual slot to fundraise for special projects

Women artists on the up

Female artists get higher profile in the market; Luisa Strina’s 40th; a row over Rodin

Big beasts invade Art Basel in Miami Beach

Huge, wind-powered skeletal creatures that auto-locomote along the sand will provide one of the most fantastical and exciting spectacles at this year’s fair

Pole position in Mayfair

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

Black hat, white gloves

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

An artist who will not be pigeonholed

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

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