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    1. January 26, 2014

      A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany, Courtauld Gallery, London – review

      Standing before Caspar David Friedrich’s gloomy Romantic painting “Man and Woman Contemplating the Moon”, Samuel Beckett...

    2. August 9, 2013

      A far cry from ‘The Scream’

      A ghostly Edvard Munch, smoke rising from a cigarette over his heart, holds the viewer’s gaze from a yellow strongbox. The...

    1. May 12, 2013

      The Bay Area School Paintings, Thomas Williams Fine Art, London – review

      Richard Diebenkorn said he did not become a painter in order to be an Abstract Expressionist; rather he became an Abstract...

    2. April 5, 2013

      Rebirth of an inner-city island

      Downtown Oslo has probably never struck you as a beach destination but on the southern edge of the little island of...

    3. November 20, 2012

      Ferdinand Hodler: View to Infinity, Neue Galerie, New York

      Ferdinand Hodler is one of those artists who have been lazily marginalised by history because they don’t slot neatly into a...

    4. October 8, 2012

      Black scoops up Phaidon Press

      Leon Black, founder of Apollo Global Management, has won the auction for Phaidon Press, adding the art world publisher to a...

    5. August 10, 2012

      Church and states of shock

      For iconoclasm to be fun, somebody a) has to be annoyed by it and b) not be so annoyed by it that you end up being put in...

    6. 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...

    7. July 15, 2012

      Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Symbolist Landscape in Europe 1880-1910, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

      Van Gogh was the father of expressionism, Kandinsky the pioneer of abstraction. Both revolutionised landscape painting,...

    8. June 29, 2012

      Look back in angst

      The most radical aspect of Tate Modern’s new show Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye is that it does not contain “The Scream”....

    9. June 27, 2012

      Tate launches blockbuster Munch show

      Tate Modern on Thursday launches its blockbuster show to coincide with the Olympics with the first large-scale exhibition of...

    10. June 23, 2012

      In the stratosphere

      With the London Olympics coming up, it seems a good moment to think about art-market record-setters. The list of the most...

    11. May 30, 2012

      Key work by Miró to lead auction

      A painting described by the Spanish Catalan artist Joan Miró as one of his “key works” is to lead an auction of...

    12. May 17, 2012

      Hedge funds veer from Marx to Munch

      John Paulson, who has endured wild swings of fortune as a hedge fund manager, used his first appearance at the Sohn...

    13. May 4, 2012

      Occupy pledges to ‘un-Frieze’ art fair

      On the heels of Sotheby’s record-setting auction of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”, New York is abuzz over the next big thing:...

    14. May 3, 2012

      ‘The Scream’ sets record with $120m sale

      An 1895 version of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” sold for almost $120m to an undisclosed collector on Wednesday night,...

    15. April 27, 2012

      The Art Market: Munch and more

      New York is centre-stage for the market over the next two weeks, with a glut of art on offer, starting on Wednesday with...

    16. April 22, 2012

      Edvard Munch: Graphic Works, National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

      Munch’s prints spread his fame and made his great pessimistic, symbolist images iconic: “The Scream”, “Madonna”, the grim...

    17. April 20, 2012

      So, what does ‘The Scream’ mean?

      Next month sees the sale at auction of one of the most famous works of art to come on to the open market. Edvard Munch’s...

    18. April 12, 2012

      Lloyds chief lumbers it with sub-scale sale

      Unwanted takeover approaches, such as the attempt by NBNK to buy 632 Lloyds branches, follow a similar pattern to sieges....

    19. April 12, 2012

      Munch’s ‘Scream’ displayed before sale

      The sole privately owned version of Edvard Munch’s chilling masterpiece “The Scream” has gone on display at Sotheby’s in...

    20. April 9, 2012

      Norwegian oil funds cultural renaissance

      As savage cuts are being made to cultural funding across crisis-struck Europe, the art world in oil-rich Norway is finding...

    21. February 24, 2012

      The Art Market: Freudian grip

      Five years ago, virtually no Italian art dealers had a presence in London – or indeed in many cities outside Italy. But the...

    22. February 21, 2012

      ‘The Scream’ to go on sale at Sotheby’s

      A version of Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream”, one of the few works of modern art recognisable to a world-wide audience,...

    23. February 4, 2011

      Usher, O2 Arena, London

      Usher is on his “OMG” world tour. That’s OMG as in Oh my gosh Usher’s taking his top off, or Oh my gosh Usher is between the...

    24. October 8, 2010

      Big London sales

      Lucian Freud’s ‘Eight Months Gone’ (1997) Art for Bhopal Charity Sale Phillips de Pury, October 11 The Bhopal disaster of...

    25. February 2, 2010

      Sofa so good at DFS?

      Would you pay off Lord Kirkham in order to get into bed - or more accurately, on to the sofa - with John Lovering?Buy-out...

    26. February 23, 2009

      Guide: Arts around the world

      Los Angeles Das Rheingold The Los Angeles Opera's first production of Wagner's four-part Ring cycle kicked off on Saturday...

    27. February 20, 2009

      Arts around the world

      Vitalij Kowaljow as Wotan Los AngelesDas Rheingold The Los Angeles Opera’s first production of Wagner’s four-part Ring...

    28. January 21, 2009

      Hammer falls

      Sotheby's London executives may be feeling as dark as one of the Edvard Munch paintings they successfully sold at the...

    29. November 3, 2008

      World Diary

      TODAY Cyprus-Turkey talks Demetris Christofias, president of Cyprus, and Mehmet Ali Talat, leader of the self-proclaimed...

    30. August 2, 2008

      A raw, naked and intensely personal kind of hell

      "That's me screaming, by the way," said Tracey Emin as she faced the press at the launch of her new Edinburgh retrospective...

    31. August 1, 2008

      A raw, naked and personal kind of hell

      “That’s me screaming, by the way,” said Tracey Emin as she faced the press at the launch of her new Edinburgh retrospective...

    32. June 28, 2008

      Rooms without a view

      The drama of "The Scream" and the poetry of silence: Edvard Munch, born in 1863, and Vilhelm Hammershoi, born 1864, are the...

    33. May 10, 2008

      Art collectors brush off markets crisis

      Art collectors this week shrugged off a looming US recession and slumping financial markets to buy solidly at the big New...

    34. January 28, 2008

      Economic anxiety for both parties

      Conditions are less than ideal, let us say, for President George W. Bush's last state of the union speech, to be delivered...

    35. June 9, 2007

      Emin and femininity

      Will 21st-century art belong to women? For most of its 100-year existence, the Venice biennalehas consisted of exhibitions...

    36. May 14, 2007

      Guide Arts around the world

      New York HIGH LINE FESTIVAL Manhattan gets even noisier this summer with the inaugural High Line Festival, bringing...

    37. May 26, 2006

      Central bankers eye Norway's clarity on rates

      Ask Svein Gjedrem, governor of Norway's central bank, a simple question such as where the country's interest rates might be...

    38. May 25, 2006

      Central bankers eye Norway’s clarity on rates

      Ask Svein Gjedrem, governor of Norway’s central bank, a simple question such as where the country’s interest rates might be...

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