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  1. July 20, 2014

    American Impressionism, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

    “My God, I would rather go to Europe than go to Heaven,” American painter William Merritt Chase told the New York Times in...

  2. July 18, 2014

    American Impressionism, Edinburgh

    “My God, I would rather go to Europe than go to Heaven,” American painter William Merritt Chase told the New York Times in...

  1. July 11, 2014

    Letter from Lex: organisation and artistry

    Defining the right shape and structure for a company is more of an art than a science. If so, this week has seen plenty of...

  2. December 29, 2013

    A World of Private Mystery: John Craxton, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK – review

    For a few months in wartime London two 19-year-old artist friends shared a studio in the St John’s Wood area. Equal in...

  3. September 6, 2013

    Renoir treasures for sale and London’s new art district

    Renoir’s glasses, his marriage certificate, masses of correspondence including letters from Monet and Manet, photographs, an...

  4. August 11, 2013

    Masters of Impressionism, Burrell Collection, Glasgow

    Shipping magnate William Burrell collected almost everything – Chinese ceramics, Persian rugs, medieval weaponry, the...

  5. The World

    July 19, 2013

    Smart Reads July 19, 2013

    ♦ Detroit became the largest US city to file for bankruptcy. Time magazine looks at the decay of the city. The Washington...

  6. July 2, 2013

    The Extraordinary within the Ordinary, Versailles – review

    The Palace of Versailles may seem a grand place in which to exhibit some photographs of a small plot of land in the middle...

  7. May 10, 2013

    The global art-goer

    There’s a scene in the cult coming-of-age comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), in which the truanting Ferris and his...

  8. January 1, 2013

    George Bellows, Metropolitan Museum, New York

    I suspect I would have liked George Bellows. He was, by all accounts, a charming, adventurous man. His paintings, now on...

  9. December 14, 2012

    The old-new thing

    Artists have always looked to the past. Even the anarchic YBAs of the 1990s, with their unmade beds and their...

  10. November 7, 2012

    Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe, Brooklyn Museum, New York

    In the past few years, Mickaline Thomas’s work has taken a panther’s leap forward, from shallow, restrained portraits to...

  11. beyondbrics

    October 3, 2012

    Homegrown software fuels Mexican exchange's efficiency

    There were a few nerves jangling at Mexico’s stock exchange last week. One well-publicised reason had to do with the public...

  12. September 5, 2012

    Van Gogh to Kandinsky, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

    In 1888, a young French painter called Emile Bernard painted a cycle of Breton landscapes. Often peopled by female figures,...

  13. January 13, 2012

    Blue-sky painting

    Five years ago David Hockney, back in Britain after several decades living in Los Angeles, painted a 12-metre landscape...

  14. October 7, 2011

    The Friezing art of selling

    Upmarket developers have long been aware that to leave a house undressed is as risky as, well, leaving the house undressed....

  15. July 1, 2011

    First Person: James Priest

    I’ve always been a gardener. I grew up on Merseyside and we had a large garden – my father used to run gardening...

  16. April 28, 2011

    Dual nationality

    ‘The Wedding’ (1911): a cubist reworking of a folkloric Russian canvas The first museum of modern art in France was built...

  17. April 8, 2011

    Manet of the moment

    ‘At the Beach’ (1873) Monet or Manet; heart or head; impressions or ideas: this is a battlefield that every generation...

  18. November 12, 2010

    Jackie Wullschlager on the Monet and Gérôme exhibitions in Paris

    ‘Serpent Charmer’ (c1870) by Jean-Léon Gérôme In 1866, Claude Monet depicted his lover Camille Doncieux in a bright summer...

  19. October 8, 2010

    Artists unearthed

    Joseph Bail’s ‘The Artist’s Sister in her Garden, 1880’ Gardeners are often artists, though art critics seldom consider...

  20. June 24, 2010

    Record sale: Christie's auction tops £150m

    Art lovers bought more than £150m of works at Christie's auction house last night, making it the most valuable sale of art...

  21. June 24, 2010

    Blue-riband event: Picasso painting fetches £34.8m

    Art lovers jostled for position at Christie's auction house last night for what was set to be the most valuable sale of art...

  22. June 23, 2010

    Christie’s auction tops £150m

    Art lovers bought more than £150m of works at Christie’s auction house last night, making it the most valuable sale of art...

  23. June 12, 2010

    Masterpieces expected to fetch record prices

    Art lovers from all over the world are preparing themselves for what could be the most valuable series of auctions ever held...

  24. June 11, 2010

    Works by Picasso and Monet drive art sales

    Art lovers are bracing themselves for what could be the most valuable auctions yet held in London, which are estimated to...

  25. November 20, 2009

    Monet at the Helly Nahmad Gallery

    ‘The Bank at Petit Gennevilliers’ (1875) Most beautiful exhibition in London this winter? Monet, at Helly Nahmad’s gallery...

  26. June 20, 2009

    The art market: Picasso endures

    Two swashbuckling musketeers feature in the summer sales of impressionist and modern art in London this week. Christie’s and...

  27. April 2, 2009

    The misfit Impressionist

    For a man who promoted, exhibited and financially supported the Impressionists, you would think Gustave Caillebotte would...

  28. February 7, 2009

    Successful auction sales calm jittery art market

    Predictions of an art market meltdown were confounded in London this week as six sales of impressionist, modern and...

  29. February 6, 2009

    Successful sales calm jittery art market

    Predictions of an art market meltdown were confounded in London this week as six sales of impressionist, modern and...

  30. January 31, 2009

    How much will the impressionists cost you?

    Last June Claude Monet's "Le Bassin aux Nymphéas" (1919) became the most expensive impressionist painting sold at auction...

  31. January 31, 2009

    Monet, Manet, money

    There was a dramatic increase in prices for the work of the impressionists through the 1950s. It was driven, as ever, by...

  32. January 30, 2009

    The lure of impressionism for the newly rich

    There was a dramatic increase in prices for the work of the impressionists through the 1950s. It was driven, as ever, by the...

  33. August 23, 2008

    Visual arts - Jackie Wullschlager

    Foto: Modernity in Central Europe Dean Gallery, Edinburgh This is the final week of the summer's two major photography...

  34. July 26, 2008

    Visual arts Jackie Wullschlager

    Simon Sainsbury Bequest Tate Britain, London SW1 One of the greatest gifts ever made to the nation, 18 major paintings...

  35. June 23, 2008

    June art sales expected to set records for auction houses

    The big June art sales, which start tomorrow in London, are expected by the auction houses to break more records as...

  36. June 22, 2008

    June art sales expected to set records

    The big June art sales, which start Tuesday in London, are expected by the auction houses to break more records as...

  37. June 14, 2008

    Sign here: George Washington letter heads autograph event

    Sale : Autographs Location: Spink Smythe, 145 W. 57th Street, 18th Floor, New York. Tel: +1-212 262 8400 Date: Wednesday...

  38. June 14, 2008

    Sale of the week: Sign here

    Sale: Autographs Location: Spink Smythe, 145 W. 57th Street, 18th Floor, New York. Tel: +1-212 262 8400 Date: Wednesday...

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