Detail from Sigmar Polke’s ‘Indian with Eagle’
©Christie's

Sigmar Polke’s eagle soars high

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

Chaise longue (1923) by Uno Åhrén at PAD London

PAD buyers jump the starting gun

Early sale at the eclectic London art and design fair

'Study for Bullfight No. 1’ (1969) by Francis Bacon, Marlborough Fine Art
©Francis Bacon Estate/DACS

Stands – an art in themselves

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

‘Ethiopian with a pipe’ (c1897)
©Royal Photographic Society

‘Pictorialism’ makes a return in the digital age

The appearance of Fred Holland Day’s masterwork at Frieze signals expressive tendency in photography is alive and well

Theo Danjuma
©Howard Sooley, Danjuma Collection

Theo Danjuma’s art collection at Frieze London

The son of General Danjuma talks about his plans to give a focal point to the contemporary art scene in Nigeria

Yoshitomo Nara
©Alice Whitby

Japanese contemporary art on the rise

The revival of this long-stagnant market is being marked by the opening of a Mayfair gallery

Interview: Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara

Known for manga-like depictions of children, the painter and sculptor talks about his passions

Leon Kossoff
©Toby Glanville

Leon Kossoff: Drawn in by the Old Masters

On a tour of the National Gallery, he shows the paintings that inspired him to draw

‘Several Costume Changes’ (2012) by Adam Linder
©Adam Linder/Silberkuppe

Art: Frieze London springs to life

In recognition of the popularity of performance art, organisers have invited six galleries to participate in a new section, called Live

‘Quatre Femmes’ (1950) by Le Corbusier

Upcoming art fairs: October 2014

In Paris, London and beyond

Modern Italian art falls under an export ban

Italian legislation hits works by Arte Povera artists

The contentious case of Donelle Woolford

Creative experiment, ‘conceptual rape’ or just playful fiction?

1NVERS1ONS: Art fare stretched to the sinews

With a new work that includes neoclassical ballet, Nick Mauss holds up a mirror to frantic fair-goers

Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace

One of Britain’s most monumental properties is housing the biggest British show of the Chinese artist’s subversive works

Sub-Saharan artists making waves

From established figures to rising stars, African art fair 1:54 returns to Somerset House

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