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    1. November 13, 2014

      Christie’s sets $853m art auction record

      Christie’s auction smashes single sale record Paintings by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Ed Ruscha helped Christie’s set...

    2. June 12, 2014

      Cy Twombly works worth £50m donated to Tate

      The Tate has been given its biggest donation for decades in the form of a group of paintings and sculptures by the late US...

    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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. May 18, 2012

      Controversial cushions

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

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. July 1, 2011

      The Arcadia connection

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

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. February 21, 2009

      Robert Mangold

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

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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....

    29. 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....

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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....

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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