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  1. 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 determined...

  2. 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...

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    Part two: voices of a generation. From activists in Egypt to the unemployed in Spain, ...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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 even...

  4. 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 monumental...

  5. 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 basements in...

  6. 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 reportedly...

  7. 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 looks are...

  8. 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 this...

  9. 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...

  10. 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 can...

  11. 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 as...

  12. 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...

  13. 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 swing....

  14. 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 Gerhard...

  15. 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...

  16. 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 was...

  17. 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, and...

  18. 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...

  19. December 13, 2012

    Hirst to split with Gagosian Gallery

    Artist Damien Hirst is parting company with the world’s richest gallery, Gagosian, in a move that will stun art lovers. New...

  20. December 13, 2012

    Pushing boundaries

    The global economic outlook may still be uncertain, but corporate art collecting is weathering the storm. Far from being...

  21. December 3, 2012

    Elizabeth Price scoops Turner Prize

    The Turner Prize has been awarded to Elizabeth Price for a “rhythmic and ritualistic” film linking Gothic architecture, a...

  22. November 30, 2012

    The stuff of fashion

    For the peripatetic style set, art fairs have become almost like fashion week outposts, and this week’s Art Basel Miami...

  23. November 23, 2012

    Morbid curiosities

    If some extraterrestrial being were to stumble into the Wellcome Collection’s new exhibition, it would think us a morbid...

  24. October 10, 2012

    Cool, calm and collectable

    It’s still in the honeymoon phase, but the marriage between Frieze Masters and Frieze London looks made in heaven. With an...

  25. October 5, 2012

    All the fun of the fare

    It is thirsty, hungry work, flitting from stall to stall, talking, standing, perhaps pondering an extravagant purchase – and...

  26. 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...

  27. August 26, 2012

    Sculptors’ Drawings, Pangolin and Kings Place Gallery, London

    Are sculptors’ drawings different from those of painters? How do two-dimensional drawings work as preparatory studies for...

  28. July 24, 2012

    Jenny Saville/Heroic Nakedness, Oxford

    We live in an age where the body has never mattered more nor counted less. If the record prices fetched by Lucian Freud’s...

  29. July 20, 2012

    Into the void

    News that Tate Modern was to open a space devoted to performance art and film was greeted with wary curiosity. There’s no...

  30. July 13, 2012

    Lunch with the FT: Nicholas Serota

    “The boat made an unscheduled stop,” apologises a windswept Nicholas Serota, as he takes a seat opposite me at a corner...

  31. June 22, 2012

    Art’s revenge on commerce

    Here is something you may want to pull out when you finally hit the seaside this summer: a green and red beach towel...

  32. June 22, 2012

    The next big thing

    “What is the maximum architecture can do?” Rem Koolhaas asked at the end of the 20th century. “Architects are in the...

  33. June 8, 2012

    The walls of ignorance

    About 15 months ago, I received an invitation to visit a country which was planning a “major cultural initiative” that it...

  34. June 1, 2012

    The look that’s making waves

    Surfing may not be an official sport in the London Olympics (it can only be a matter of time) but it is riding an...

  35. May 11, 2012

    Art, chez Rothschild

    As our car sweeps up the twisting driveway of Waddesdon Manor, all is as it should be on an April morning in the heart of...

  36. April 26, 2012

    Hunt reveals Olympic festival plans

    Jeremy Hunt, the culture secretary, put on a steely façade as he laid out plans for a cultural festival to coincide with the...

  37. April 15, 2012

    Ron Mueck, Hauser Wirth, London

    Serious sculptor or special effects puppeteer? It is 15 years since Ron Mueck astonished visitors at the Royal Academy’s...

  38. April 13, 2012

    Estate of the art

    For some, the ongoing economic crisis has been little more than an idle diversion, something of a soap opera. There are...

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