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    1. June 10, 2016

      From Dürer to Hirst, which artists do artists collect?

      Think of the serious art collectors in the 21st century, and bankers, investors and commodities billionaires come to...

    2. June 10, 2016

      Interview: artist Michael Landy — a reputation for destruction

      Michael Landy’s destructive tendencies never lie dormant for long. This is the artist who ridded himself of his...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      May 17, 2016

      Koons and Hirst pose with Play-Doh

      Artists, Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst pose during a photocall for the exhibition ‘Now’ with Koon’s piece Play-Doh at...

    2. April 15, 2016

      Busy days for Brussels’ collectors

      Brussels’ community of contemporary art collectors will face a double dose of temptation in the coming week. Wednesday...

    3. December 11, 2015

      Arts charity has grand designs for regional aficionados

      An absence of masterpieces of British contemporary art in the UK’s regional galleries and museums has been brought to...

    4. October 13, 2015

      Newport Street Gallery/ Gagosian Mayfair

      London’s art scene depends on a symbiosis between big institutions, private galleries and artists. The understanding...

    5. October 6, 2015

      A space oddity that sheds light on start-ups and artists

      Entrepreneurs are encouraged to be ambitious. Elon Musk would like to die on Mars, though “not on impact”. Disrupting...

    6. October 2, 2015

      John Hoyland at Newport Street Gallery

      People saying, ‘You can’t be an artist and a curator, you can’t be both,’ made me think, ‘I’ll show you something, I’ll...

    7. August 28, 2015

      Art for more people: the Newport Street Gallery and other havens

      Weary commuters packed into trains arriving at London Waterloo will soon be able to see major works of art up-close,...

    8. August 26, 2015

      An art show a day keeps the boredom away

      Many with their own website know the situation. My site was accumulating layers of virtual dust; it needed refreshment....

    9. July 14, 2015

      ‘Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust’, Royal Academy of Arts, London — review

      When Joseph Cornell screened his first grainy montage of film excerpts — reversed, doubled, speeded up, manipulated to...

    10. July 3, 2015

      Kids Company chief Batmanghelidjh quits after funds withheld

      One of Britain’s most high-profile charity bosses has announced she will step down after it emerged the government was...

    11. June 25, 2015

      Old Masters enjoy revival among collectors

      The Old Masters are being seen in a new light. Increasing numbers of collectors of contemporary and modern art are...

    12. June 16, 2015

      The Line: east London’s new art trail

      In the past few weeks, birdwatchers, cyclists and dog-walkers in London’s East End have been finding themselves face to...

    13. May 8, 2015

      Spanish works take the Americas by storm

      Every so often, an art exhibition is conceived that is both revelatory and astonishing, and which succeeds in capturing...

    14. February 13, 2015

      Natalia Vodianova: the unstoppable ‘Supernova’

      How much would you pay to kiss Natalia Vodianova? The 32-year-old model is thinking over an appropriate sum in her...

    15. February 13, 2015

      The artist as collector at the Barbican

      A great collection often seems to be the result of one very rich man going shopping. It isn’t. It is really partly...

    16. December 5, 2014

      Songs in the key of later life

      Terry Riley, the American minimalist composer, received his most important inspiration 50 years ago on a San Francisco...

    17. September 19, 2014

      Art on the menu

      Let me tell you one of my favourite London restaurant legends. Years ago, Fergus Henderson’s St John in Smithfield...

    18. September 15, 2014

      Tate buoyed by Matisse after fall in visitor numbers

      A five-month exhibition of Henri Matisse’s cut-out artworks has become the most successful in the history of the Tate...

    19. May 30, 2014

      ‘The Supermodel and the Brillo Box’, by Don Thompson

      The Supermodel and the Brillo Box, by Don Thompson, Palgrave Macmillan, RRP£16.99/$27, 288 pages Art prices are...

    20. May 16, 2014

      Developers woo buyers with the help of David Bailey and Jeff Koons

      Renowned for his National Geographic portrait of an Afghan girl with searing green eyes, the US photojournalist Steve...

    21. April 11, 2014

      New auction record for Chinese art

      Christie’s former chief executive Edward Dolman, after three years at the head of Sheikha Mayassa’s personal office in...

    22. 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...

    23. February 12, 2014

      Subodh Gupta – Everything is Inside, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi – review

      Transforming the everyday reality of India – its bicycles, foodstuffs, cooking utensils, bundled-up possessions and...

    24. January 10, 2014

      Biscuit factory development forces artists further out of London

      His overalls spattered with all the colours of the spectrum, Gabriel Hartley is adding the finishing touches to a...

    25. January 7, 2014

      Art, dance, rockets and diplomacy: UK-Russia Year of Culture

      Billionaires quaffing champagne on superyachts, trophy football clubs, capacious swimming pools excavated from...

    26. December 13, 2013

      The Art Market: strong sales at Art Basel Miami Beach

      Coming just two weeks after the slam-dunk New York sales of contemporary art, Art Basel Miami Beach’s sales were...

    27. October 25, 2013

      Dramatic looks for Halloween

      What? Cast a spell as Halloween beckons. Dark, mysterious and very seductive, this season’s most bewitching gothic...

    28. October 11, 2013

      Knockout results at Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong

      Sotheby’s ended its five-day auction marathon in Hong Kong, marking its 40 years of presence in Asia, on a massive high...

    29. October 11, 2013

      Links between the Renaissance cabinet of curiosities and contemporary artists’ works

      One of the latest and strangest phenomena of contemporary art – and collecting, fashion and interior design – is the...

    30. June 28, 2013

      Arcadia of a moderniser

      Under the ultramarine sky of a sun-flooded afternoon in late May, Chatsworth is surely as close to Arcadia as Britain...

    31. June 7, 2013

      Outdoor advertising sites to be used to display art collections

      Thousands of British paintings will appear at bus shelters, roadside hoardings and billboards across the UK this summer...

    32. June 6, 2013

      Styling the future: Breaking into the fashion world

      There is always something cooking in young designer Katie Eary’s kitchen. Her studio takes up the ground floor of her...

    33. May 10, 2013

      Does art really sell product?

      It’s Frieze weekend in New York, which means that for the past two weeks the art-fashion love-in has been in full...

    34. April 11, 2013

      Art collecting: Investments of passion come with rewards and high risks

      A Chinese bowl bought for a meagre $3 sells for more than $2.2m. The abstract painting “Abstraktes Bild (809-4)” by...

    35. February 1, 2013

      ‘You carry your own joy with you’

      “Schwitters Twitters” announces Tate Britain and, sure enough, a buzzing, chirping, squealing, screeching soundtrack of...

    36. January 27, 2013

      If I outsourced my work, would you care?

      Suppose you found out that this column wasn’t written by me. Suppose it was written by some random young hack to whom I...

    37. December 30, 2012

      How do you top 2012?

      A fter the Olympic party of 2012, will 2013 be the year of the Olympic hangover? In the wake of four years of build-up,...

    38. 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...

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