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  1. April 11, 2014

    The art world we deserve?

    The term “art world” was coined in the mid-1960s by Arthur Coleman Danto, the influential American critic and pioneer of art...

  2. March 14, 2014

    The joys and perils of artistic collaborations

    Artists aren’t exactly known for their accommodating, easy-going ways. More often, it’s words such as “egocentric” and...

  1. March 4, 2014

    Paris Fashion Week: Ready-to-wear is having a Warhol moment

    Is fashion having an Andy Warhol moment? I am beginning to wonder. Hedi Slimane, aka the Saint Laurent creative...

  2. January 27, 2014

    Hansel and Gretel, Linbury Studio, London – review

    Liam Scarlett made his version of Hansel and Gretel a year ago for the Royal Ballet in the Linbury Studio. The Grimm...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    January 23, 2014

    Sothebys sees red

    Charlie Bibby/FT An Andy Warhol, Chairman Mao and a Red Gerhard Richter are unpacked in the Sotheby’s warehouse, West...

  4. January 10, 2014

    Perspex makes a fashion comeback

    Clarity is a wonderful thing – in accessories as in life. What else to conclude from the enthusiastic rediscovery of...

  5. November 14, 2013

    Sotheby’s $105m sale sets Warhol record

    Andy Warhol’s “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)” sold for $105.4m in New York on Wednesday night, fetching the second...

  6. November 1, 2013

    Lou Reed: rock ‘n’ roll animal

    In 1979 when I was 22 years old and writing for the New Musical Express I went to Berlin to interview Lou Reed. He was 37,...

  7. October 31, 2013

    Can Gotham Chamber Opera be a contender? – report

    The collapse of the once illustrious New York City Opera has opened a chasm in New York’s cultural life, leaving the mighty...

  8. October 27, 2013

    Lou Reed, a pioneer who kept his edge

    Lou Reed’s influence on rock music can be measured in the opprobrium he attracted. His 1973 solo album Berlin was described...

  9. FT Photo Diary

    October 4, 2013

    Andy Warhol art in Scotland

    Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Parliament staff view the work of Andy Warhol at the Pop, Power and Politics exhibition at the...

  10. September 20, 2013

    Boardroom legacies

    The financial crisis has scored another victim, albeit one that has attracted less media attention than the collapse of...

  11. September 13, 2013

    The Art Market: All eyes on the Andy index

    Andy Warhol has been called a “one-man Dow Jones” – a barometer of the health of the whole art market. The online site...

  12. September 6, 2013

    Modern art: Demand calls for ideas to fit tiny canvasses

    Salvador Dalí, the Spanish surrealist painter, dreamt up his paintings of melting watches after watching Camembert cheese...

  13. August 29, 2013

    Campbell Soup: good food

    Is soup still good food, as Campbell’s old slogan would have it? Yes. After a few years of declines, Campbell’s grew its US...

  14. August 16, 2013

    Snapshot: Debbie Harry sits for Andy Warhol (c1980)

    In a white room, with polished wooden floors and scattered chairs, Deborah Harry stares glassily and glamorously into the...

  15. August 13, 2013

    Eduardo Paolozzi: Collaging Culture, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK – review

    As a teenager, Eduardo Paolozzi confronted the reality of death with shocking immediacy. Born in Edinburgh in 1924, he was...

  16. July 5, 2013

    Gillian Tett: The art of Big Data

    A couple of years ago R Luke DuBois, a New York composer and artist, joined a clutch of American dating sites. He was not,...

  17. April 21, 2013

    George Condo interview

    George Condo is something of a Renaissance man. He is an internationally lauded artist, acclaimed for his warped, if...

  18. April 5, 2013

    Second coming

    The only picture on Jerry Brown’s desk in the California state capitol building in Sacramento is a black-and-white...

  19. Material World

    March 20, 2013

    Fashion as Art Part II: the legal minefield

    Following Vanessa’s blog post on the topic last week, a great conversation unfolded both here and on Twitter contemplating...

  20. February 8, 2013

    The revolution continues

    “I don’t care about the word ‘art’ because it has been so discredited,” says the elderly man, puffing gently on a cigar. “I...

  21. February 3, 2013

    Glam! The Performance of Style, Tate Liverpool

    Feathers, fur, vinyl, glitter, Lurex, drag queens, teenage rebels: can a show about the 1970s be more than a nostalgia trip?...

  22. December 7, 2012

    Cinema’s accidental witness

    Jonas Mekas’s first memory of using a camera is inextricably linked with his first memory of censorship. “Two days, three...

  23. November 2, 2012

    Through the lens of history

    Like that of parent and child over a lifetime, the relationship between painting and photography has been one of evolving...

  24. October 16, 2012

    Lulu, La Monnaie, Brussels

    The lion-tamer’s snake in the prologue is a little ballet girl, complete with tutu. Later, she will shed the tutu – and just...

  25. September 28, 2012

    FT Wealth Indices: September 2012

    HAGI Classic Car Index In August the lush, ocean-side grass of a Monterey, California, golf course served as the stage for...

  26. September 7, 2012

    Jet set for the future

    What? Retro space-age silhouettes from the 1960s art crowd combined with the jet-set minimalism of glam air stewardesses...

  27. September 7, 2012

    The Art Market: A whole lot of Warhol

    Andy Warhol has been the bedrock of the postwar and contemporary art market for years, fuelled by his global fame and a rich...

  28. August 31, 2012

    Short cuts: Oslo’s new art museum

    London D & D London, the group behind restaurants such as Alcazar in Paris, Guastavino’s in New York and Le Pont de la Tour...

  29. August 31, 2012

    From ‘ism’ to vision

    What Are You Looking At? 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye, by Will Gompertz, Viking, RRP£20, 464 pages On...

  30. August 19, 2012

    By Way of These Eyes, The American Museum in Britain, Bath

    Textile designer and collector Christopher Hyland believes that “every brilliant photograph has a geometry every bit as...

  31. July 21, 2012

    Snapshot: ‘BMW Art Car’, by Andy Warhol

    A can of Campbell’s soup, it’s not. But Andy Warhol still considered the BMW “art car” he designed to be a masterpiece....

  32. June 29, 2012

    Look back in angst

    The most radical aspect of Tate Modern’s new show Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye is that it does not contain “The Scream”....

  33. June 15, 2012

    Sign of the times as autographs escalate

    It’s always tempting to see autographs as the preserve of star-struck teenagers – though Facebook “friending” and Twitter...

  34. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2012

    S Korea bank scandal: selling the art

    Art dealers often joke that one of “3Ds” is needed for great art works to come to the market – default, death or divorce. In...

  35. March 12, 2012

    Sotheby’s to sell Sachs’ pop art collection

    The sizeable art collection of the late Gunter Sachs, the German playboy and wealthy heir to two industrial fortunes, is to...

  36. February 21, 2012

    ‘The Scream’ to go on sale at Sotheby’s

    A version of Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream”, one of the few works of modern art recognisable to a world-wide audience,...

  37. January 20, 2012

    The world according to Yayoi Kusama

    Yayoi Kusama is 82 years old. But when she is wheeled in, on her blue polka-dotted wheelchair, she looks more like a baby,...

  38. January 14, 2012

    Beyond wall power

    Throughout the centuries, art collectors have known exactly how to enjoy the fruits of their expensive pursuit. To collect...

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