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  1. April 12, 2012

    Munch’s ‘Scream’ displayed before sale

    The sole privately owned version of Edvard Munch’s chilling masterpiece “The Scream” has gone on display at Sotheby’s in...

  2. April 11, 2012

    Damien Hirst’s four faces of commerce

    Damien Hirst is the greatest living, and possibly the greatest ever, moneymaker-as-artist. MBA teachers get their students...

  1. April 4, 2012

    Michael Clark, Whitney Biennial, New York

    The young Michael Clark was that rare thing: a punk ballerino, sporting mohawk and tutu together. When he danced to The...

  2. April 2, 2012

    Hirst opens at Tate as price of works falls

    Damien Hirst unveils his first big British retrospective on April 4, but the exhibition comes as the price of his work has...

  3. March 16, 2012

    RBS office accident at centre of £10m suit

    A building-site diesel spill that delayed RBS’s move into new offices has prompted a £10m High Court claim against four...

  4. February 6, 2012

    Yayoi Kusama, Tate Modern, London

    There are 14 rooms in Tate Modern’s extensive retrospective of 82-year-old Yayoi Kusama, of which 13 offer pretty standard...

  5. December 23, 2011

    Let us adore them

    It has been a year of surprises. The Spider-Man musical finally “opened” on Broadway, after 182 preview performances. Abu...

  6. December 9, 2011

    Bright lights, small island

    One exhibition has been screaming to be mounted in London’s Olympic year – the story of the most contested, relevant,...

  7. December 9, 2011

    Taryn Simon, artist

    Since the success of her 2007 work, ‘An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar‘, in which she explored the underworld...

  8. November 21, 2011

    Hirst retrospective to show at Tate Modern

    Damien Hirst, the enfant terrible of the 1990s Britart movement, will receive the first full-scale retrospective of his work...

  9. November 18, 2011

    The art market: Lots to think about

    It was a Lowry week in London, with 30 works coming under the hammer at Bonhams, Sotheby’s and Christie’s sales of modern...

  10. November 18, 2011

    What Saatchi did next

    In a public/private debate that has made him Europe’s most celebrated collector, Charles Saatchi has been disputing the case...

  11. October 28, 2011

    The Inventory: Alex Katz

    The American artist Alex Katz, 84, is one of the world’s most influential living painters. His work can be found in public...

  12. October 28, 2011

    Brushes with a camera

    The relationship between photographs and painting has been periodically close – as with Warhol, or Bacon, or the 1970s...

  13. October 27, 2011

    Tate Britain showcases Picasso in 2012

    Pablo Picasso’s life-long connection with Britain and the impact he had on modernism in the UK is to be explored in an...

  14. October 13, 2011

    Tate goes shopping at Frieze

    “Can you paint a picture of the next five minutes of this, does it just go on and on?” asks Frances Morris, Tate curator,...

  15. October 12, 2011

    Structure and Absence, White Cube Bermondsey, London

    Picasso’s dealer Kahnweiler loved collapses in business because they gave him time to write art history. Vollard, Cézanne’s...

  16. October 11, 2011

    The big medium

    “Put a screen in a museum and nobody wants to look at the paintings any more.” These are Gerhard Richter’s opening words in...

  17. October 11, 2011

    Moving pictures

    Video art, often considered the Cinderella sector of the art world, gets to go to the ball in London this autumn. Swiss...

  18. October 11, 2011

    The Unilever Series: Tacita Dean, Tate Modern

    What irony that the first work made entirely by the artist’s own hand in Tate Modern’s Unilever Series is not a painting or...

  19. October 7, 2011

    The Richter tale

    Following the deaths of Cy Twombly, Lucian Freud and Richard Hamilton this summer, who now takes on the role, in Georges...

  20. September 30, 2011

    Harebrained omission

    If it is ever to compete with Tate Modern for popularity and seriousness of purpose, Tate Britain must stop its perverse...

  21. September 30, 2011

    Harebrained omission

    If it is ever to compete with Tate Modern for popularity and seriousness of purpose, Tate Britain must stop its perverse...

  22. September 30, 2011

    Action stations

    This time last year in London, exhausted art-lovers eyed each other and said, “It can’t get any busier. It just can’t.” But...

  23. September 26, 2011

    John Martin: Apocalypse, Tate Britain, London

    Lit by a dying crimson sun, the landscape has imploded and is being sucked into a vast black chasm. From the upper left...

  24. September 8, 2011

    Tate to open new galleries in Olympic year

    The Tate Modern is to open a new gallery space on the site of the former power station’s disused oil tanks to coincide with...

  25. June 27, 2011

    Istanbul: Something for the urban global elite

    There is something about a museum of modern art that changes how the world views a city, and how that city views itself....

  26. June 9, 2011

    Michael Clark, Tate Modern, London

    Familiar pattern: Michael Clark’s troupe at Tate Modern Almost a decade ago, Merce Cunningham brought his company to Tate...

  27. May 31, 2011

    Documentary shows/Taryn Simon, Tate Modern, London

    An annonymous image from 1970s Lebanon, part of a series at Tate Modern by artist, video-maker and cultural historian Akram...

  28. May 13, 2011

    The Inventory: Carsten Höller

    Carsten Höller’s 2006 “Test Site” installation for the Unilever Series at Tate Modern, which filled the gallery’s Turbine...

  29. May 10, 2011

    Burke + Norfolk, Tate Modern, London

    Norfolk’s ‘Kabul “Pizza Express” Restaurant’ On the south bank of the Thames, Tate Modern is having an overtly political...

  30. May 4, 2011

    Northern show for Turner Prize rivals

    The shortlisted artists for this year’s Turner Prize, announced on Wednesday, will have their work displayed at Gateshead’s...

  31. April 8, 2011

    Lending is central to Tate’s activity

    From Sir Nicholas Serota. Sir, In her article “Something out of nothing” (Life & Arts, April 2) Jackie Wullschlager implies...

  32. April 5, 2011

    Fears grow for Ai Weiwei’s safety

    Fears for the safety of China’s most famous artist are growing amid international condemnation of his extralegal...

  33. December 3, 2010

    China intensifies Nobel clampdown

    The security clampdown in China surrounding next week’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony appears to be intensifying after a...

  34. November 30, 2010

    Tate Britain unveils £45m renovation

    It may be a time of belt-tightening in the arts world but Tate Britain has unveiled details of a £45m refurbishment project...

  35. November 12, 2010

    Battersea power station

    Pink Floyd was so keen on London’s Battersea power station, that it was splashed across the group’s Animals album cover. But...

  36. October 30, 2010

    Tony at the Tate

    The fighting spirit was very much in evidence at Tate Britain as Tony Hayward bid farewell to the BP troops this week. About...

  37. October 29, 2010

    British Art Show 7

    Christian Marclay’s ‘The Clock’ The British Art Show, organised by the Hayward Gallery and just opened in Nottingham,...

  38. October 14, 2010

    Sunflower seeds are mere spectacle

    From Ms Marianne Pitts. Sir, What is to become of the 100m handmade “sunflower seeds” when the Tate Modern show is over?...

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