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  1. November 29, 2013

    Bronze meets tin at the Frick Collection

    Some works of art are made to create a bravura public display; others are intended for private delectation, made on a scale...

  2. 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...

  1. June 22, 2012

    Last but not least

    It is a marker of the status of contemporary painting, of the seriousness with which it is treated, that a major European...

  2. May 25, 2012

    Time is on his side

    American painting is about surface, European painting is about depth. Pioneering postwar figures – Pollock and Warhol, Bacon...

  3. May 18, 2012

    Controversial cushions

    Sir David Tang, entrepreneur and founder of ICorrect, offers advice on questions about property, interiors – and modern...

  4. April 27, 2012

    Gone – but still doing good work

    If you’re keen on the works of art market darling Alexander Calder, the 20th-century US artist famous for his mobile...

  5. February 5, 2012

    Cy Twombly: Works from the Sonnabend Collection, Eykyn Maclean, London

    “And what is it that you do?” Jackson Pollock famously, insultingly, asked Cy Twombly in the 1950s. Twombly’s complex answer...

  6. February 3, 2012

    The art market: Ivory and towers

    Fair organiser Sanford Smith has got a surprising new French squeeze. He has joined forces with the staid, venerable...

  7. 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...

  8. December 2, 2011

    A man of the wold

     Hockney: The Biography Volume 1 19371975, A Rake’s Progress, by Christopher Simon Sykes, Century, RRP£25, 363 pages David...

  9. November 25, 2011

    The art market: Art of the state

    The leading French art dealer Yvon Lambert has donated a €100m collection of 450 works, by artists such as Cy Twombly, Brice...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. September 30, 2011

    Tacita Dean talks to Simon Schama

    Immerse yourself in the films of Tacita Dean and your sense of the world shifts. As in all exceptional art, vision remakes...

  13. July 6, 2011

    Painter Cy Twombly dies aged 83

    Cy Twombly, one of the last great American painters of the abstract expressionist era, died on Tuesday at the age of 83. He...

  14. July 1, 2011

    The Arcadia connection

    Despite soaring prices, proliferating collectors, noisy exhibitions and a flood of new museums devoted to it, contemporary...

  15. May 6, 2011

    Beyond the city limits

    Richard Prince’s ‘American/English’ (2006) France has not produced a world-class artist since the mid-20th century and...

  16. October 18, 2010

    After Frieze comes Fiac

    Just two days after London’s Frieze fair closed, the art crowd has been scurrying across the Channel to attend the opening...

  17. October 18, 2010

    After Frieze comes Fiac

    Just two days after London’s Frieze fair closed, the art crowd has been scurrying across the Channel to attend the opening...

  18. October 13, 2010

    Gallery openings: Paris, Los Angeles and New York

    Gagosian Gallery, 4 rue de Ponthieu, 75008 Paris The inexorable rise of Gagosian continues. Since founding his first...

  19. July 2, 2010

    The challenging vision of Sally Mann

    ‘Scarred Tree’ (1996) from Sally Mann’s ‘Deep South’ series To be negative, you could say that Sally Mann is all over the...

  20. July 2, 2010

    Saatchi gives 200 artworks to nation

    Charles Saatchi, the pre-eminent contemporary art collector of his generation, is donating more than 200 artworks from his...

  21. July 1, 2010

    Saatchi gives 200 artworks to the nation

    Collector’s bequest: (From top left) Tracey Emin’s “My Bed”, 1998; Jake and Dinos Chapman’s “Tragic Anatomies”, 1996; Kader...

  22. March 14, 2009

    Visual arts Jackie Wullschlager

    White Light/ White Heat Hauser & Wirth, London W1 Another example of a museum-quality commercial show, this one is...

  23. February 21, 2009

    Robert Mangold

    Robert Mangold Parasol Unit, London N1 In the UK, Robert Mangold's majestically beautiful abstract paintings are the least...

  24. February 13, 2009

    Last chance for timeless beauty

    The exemplary catalogue of last year's landmark Cy Twombly retrospective at Tate Modern contained a longing coda, "Between...

  25. February 12, 2009

    Last-chance timeless beauty

    ‘Cy Twombly: The Rose’, Gagosian Gallery, London The exemplary catalogue of last year’s landmark Cy Twombly retrospective at...

  26. January 17, 2009

    A Venetian visionary

    Certain gallery owners, such as Ambroise Vollard and Larry Gagosian, become almost as famous as the artists they promote....

  27. January 16, 2009

    A Venetian visionary

    Certain gallery owners, such as Ambroise Vollard and Larry Gagosian, become almost as famous as the artists they promote....

  28. September 24, 2008

    For What You Are About to Receive, Red October Chocolate Factory, Moscow

    Hours before the temporary Gagosian Gallery in Moscow opened its “For What You Are About to Receive” exhibition, trading on...

  29. September 22, 2008

    Russian evolution on a factory floor

    Hours before the temporary Gagosian Gallery in Moscow opened its "For What You Are About to Receive" exhibition, trading on...

  30. August 9, 2008

    Roger Hilton

    Kettle's Yard, Cambridge "It is one's dream to paint small pictures which will ravish the senses; instead some monster may...

  31. July 19, 2008

    Freedom in three dimensions

    Sculpture is the best comment a painter can make on his paintings,” said Picasso. “A drawing is a sculpture,” said Matisse....

  32. July 5, 2008

    Visual arts Jackie Wullschlager

    Cy Twombly, Cycles and Seasons Tate Modern, London SE1 From the white-hued, scrawled suite "Poems to the Sea" of 1959 and...

  33. June 21, 2008

    Gestures of freedom

    Illustrious and unknown: this was what Degas aspired to be, and what Cy Twombly has become." That's how curator Kirk...

  34. June 14, 2008

    Getting the hang of it

    What most people know about Cy Twombly is that someone was arrested for kissing one of his paintings. Not slashing or...

  35. June 14, 2008

    Getting the hang of it

    What most people know about Cy Twombly is that someone was arrested for kissing one of his paintings. Not slashing or...

  36. December 29, 2007

    New landscapes of vast dimensions

    It is 50 years since Cy Twombly, then a young painter from Lexington, Virginia, who had recently graduated from Black...

  37. December 28, 2007

    New landscapes of vast dimensions

    It is 50 years since Cy Twombly, then a young painter from Lexington, Virginia, who had recently graduated from Black...

  38. May 26, 2007

    The most expensive living artists

    If Damien Hirst sells "For the Love of God" for £50m it will make him easily the world's most expensive living artist. But...

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