A Barrington building Graphic. Ambitious 5.5m plans have been unveiled for a pioneering new gallery dedicated to the display and research of Spanish art to be created in County Durham as part of the Auckland Castle restoration and redevelopment project. Monumental works from some of the most significant artists of the 16th and 17th centuries, including El Greco, Ribera, Vel zquez and Zurbar n, are among a collection spanning Spanish and Hispanic art history from the Medieval period to the late 20th Century in the groundbreaking new development opening in 2018.

Spanish masterpieces find a UK home

Durham gallery to showcase paintings by El Greco and Zurbarán

Débora Arango’s works displayed in the new wing of the Medellín Museum of Modern Art
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Medellín Museum of Modern Art

A new wing at the museum symbolises the transformation of the Colombian city from a murder capital to a creative centre

Liu Yiqian looks west with Modigliani buy

Chinese billionaire says art purchases aim for ‘spiritual’ riches

Installation view of Adrián Villar Rojas’s ‘Rinascimento’ (2015)
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Adrián Villar Rojas on show in Turin

The Argentine artist talks about moving boulders from Turkey to Italy — and why he hates exhibition openings

Urs Fischer’s sculpture ‘Dunno’ (2012) and his aluminium panel ‘Mashed’ (2012) at the Aïshti Foundation
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Beirut’s art mall

The Aïshti Foundation’s shopping centre cum-museum is a sign of the Lebanese capital’s growing art scene

Amedeo Modigliani's ‘Nu couché (Reclining Nude)’

The Art Market: New York bellwether sales

A sexy Modigliani has become the second most expensive work sold at auction — but that’s not the whole picture

Mickalene Thomas’s ‘Landscape Majestic’ (2011), sold at Paddle8

Rise of the cyber-saleroom

The big auction houses are expanding their virtual platforms in a bid to reach a wider pool of potential buyers

Kapwani Kiwanga performing ‘Afrogalactica: A Brief History of the Future’ in 2012
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African artists on the way up

From the Venice Biennale to New York’s Armory Show, the art world’s love affair with Africa is hotting up

Orazio Gentileschi’s ‘Danaë’ (1621), which appeared on the market for the first time in 1975, is up for auction in January

Old Masters: trophies of a golden age

Three museum-quality paintings are up for auction, but can museums afford them?

Untitled (New York City), 1968, by Cy Twombly

Twombly picture fetches $70m in New York

Record for artist as 10-day auction stretch nears end

Bourgeois record sets tone at Christie’s

Dealers see ‘return to classic art’ at New York auction

The Great Gatsby stars in rare books index

First editions of modern classics feature in new price index

Superauctioneer: Christie’s Jussi Pylkkanen

Auction secrets of the man at the centre of the art world’s biggest sales. By John Gapper

The Art Market: That’s your lot

Threshold resistance for Taubman goodies; controversial art agents; objects that won’t sell

The Art Market: Salamé by the sea

Beirut loves Aïshti; Colnaghi to merge with Spanish gallery; Chillida in New York

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