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    1. October 15, 2014

      Germany: Memories of a Nation, British Museum, London – review

      Weighty moral questions lie at the heart of the British Museum’s new exhibition, Germany: Memories of a Nation. How is it...

    2. October 14, 2014

      Frieze Art Fair: the best piece of theatre in town

      Moments into the preview of Frieze Masters, I collided with Munich gallerist Georg Laue in “The Collector”, Helly Nahmad...

    1. August 29, 2014

      More exhibitions, including Bernd & Hilla Becher

      Bernd & Hilla Becher, Sprüth Magers, London It is hard to think of any postwar European photographs more influential than...

    2. July 29, 2014

      Emin’s Bed makes return to UK

      Tracey Emin’s My Bed is to return to Britain after the German count who bought it at auction for £2.5m agreed to lend it to...

    3. May 2, 2014

      New York gallerist Marian Goodman’s capital investment

      Marian Goodman, the well-regarded owner of eponymous art galleries in New York and Paris, is known for her close...

    4. April 28, 2014

      Sigmar Polke/Gerhard Richter, Christie’s, London – review

      Many of art’s breakthroughs have been achieved by pairs of figures, urging each other on to the unthinkable: Picasso and...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      April 11, 2014

      Sotheby’s staff prepare masterpiece

      Daniel Jones/FT Sotheby’s gallery technicians with “Blau”, by Gerhard Richter ($25m-$35m), adjust the canvas in London ahead...

    6. January 31, 2014

      ‘Germany Divided’ – Duerckheim collection at the British Museum

      Germany Divided: Baselitz and his Generation – from the Duerckheim Collection In winter 1945, the Russian army marched west,...

    7. 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...

    8. December 15, 2013

      A New Objectivity: The Düsseldorf School of Photography, Sl2, London – review

      Forty years ago in Düsseldorf, Bernd and Hilla Becher began a venture as uncommercial as any in photography: they made...

    9. July 3, 2013

      St Louis Art Museum extension: an age of enlightenment

      “Public buildings,” wrote the architect Cass Gilbert (1859-1934), “best serve the public by being beautiful.” “Beauty” is...

    10. November 2, 2012

      Through the lens of history

      Like that of parent and child over a lifetime, the relationship between painting and photography has been one of evolving...

    11. October 5, 2012

      New Yorkers go Pop at PAD

      This year’s Pavilion of Art+Design (PAD) includes a trio of big-beast first-timers from New York: Castelli Gallery, L&M Arts...

    12. September 28, 2012

      The Art Market: Bringing out the big guns

      Hardly a week goes by without something new happening on the Chinese art scene. Even though art sales have faltered in the...

    13. September 13, 2012

      Phoenix rising

      In a world that is in love with minimalist steel and glass, who needs ormolu and marquetry? Who wants the grand goût...

    14. May 11, 2012

      Price limits? An abstract concept

      Phenomenal. There is no other way to describe Christie’s stratospheric sale of postwar and contemporary art on Tuesday this...

    15. February 17, 2012

      The Art Market: The quick and the dead

      The sales of contemporary art at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in London this week continued their gravity-defying upwards...

    16. February 15, 2012

      Christie’s art sale hits post-2008 high

      The rare sale of a Francis Bacon painting depicting a full-figured female nude on a bed pushed sales at Christie’s Postwar...

    17. January 5, 2012

      Anselm Kiefer: Il Mistero delle Cattedrali, White Cube Bermondsey, London

      Like a stroke patient dealing with years of after-effects, German culture has not yet rid itself of the Nazi past. A pair of...

    18. December 30, 2011

      The art market: Record breakers and fakers

      The figures are not complete as I write but it is clear that this year has been the biggest grossing ever for sales of art...

    19. 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...

    20. November 18, 2011

      What Saatchi did next

      In a public/private debate that has made him Europe’s most celebrated collector, Charles Saatchi has been disputing the case...

    21. November 11, 2011

      The art market: The big splurge

      Even seasoned auction-goers admitted to being stunned by the amount of money splurged at sales of contemporary art in New...

    22. October 28, 2011

      Brushes with a camera

      The relationship between photographs and painting has been periodically close – as with Warhol, or Bacon, or the 1970s...

    23. October 14, 2011

      Frieze Art Fair 2011

      Is the live hermit crab inhabiting a shiny replica of Brancusi’s sculpture “Sleeping Muse” in Pierre Huyghe’s aquarium...

    24. October 11, 2011

      The big medium

      “Put a screen in a museum and nobody wants to look at the paintings any more.” These are Gerhard Richter’s opening words in...

    25. October 7, 2011

      The Friezing art of selling

      Upmarket developers have long been aware that to leave a house undressed is as risky as, well, leaving the house undressed....

    26. 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...

    27. September 30, 2011

      A Chagall with that chair?

      Anyone passing through Berkeley Square last October might be forgiven for thinking they had stumbled on the reception for a...

    28. June 17, 2011

      Master of time and space

      Pantheon, Rome, 1990 Thomas Struth’s photographs began to be widely recognised internationally at the beginning of the...

    29. May 27, 2011

      Collecting special: A place of his own

      The Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden I am sitting with 75-year-old art collector Frieder Burda on the terrace of...

    30. April 22, 2011

      The questioning lens

      Thomas Struth’s ‘The Ayvar Family’ (2005) In the vast white spaces of Düsseldorf’s K20 museum, life is imitating art. It’s...

    31. February 8, 2011

      Puns in the language of pictures

      In a famous 1922 portrait of the vain millionairess self-promoter the Marchesa Casati, Man Ray jogged the camera in such a...

    32. February 11, 2010

      On the Richter scale

      Gerhard Richter’s ’Party’ (1962) Gerhard Richter: A Life in Painting By Dietmar Elger University of Chicago Press £31, 389...

    33. November 13, 2009

      Free spirit with a big canvas

      Time was when the prospect of a jazz soloist playing with a full symphony orchestra struck fear into the jazz-loving...

    34. November 12, 2009

      Free spirit with a big canvas

      Time was when the prospect of a jazz soloist playing with a full symphony orchestra struck fear into the jazz-loving breast....

    35. June 16, 2009

      Spain from a different angle

      Now in its 12th edition, PHotoEspaña, Spain's largest photography festival, is focusing on the subject of "daily life"....

    36. June 15, 2009

      Cristóbal Hara/Mabel Palacín, PHotoEspaña 2009, Lisbon

      Cristóbal Hara/Mabel Palacín PHotoEspaña 2009, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon Now in its 12th edition, PHotoEspaña, Spain’s...

    37. May 16, 2009

      The art market: Brand name values and stately sculpture

      The second edition of Hong Kong’s art fair, HK09, kicked off on Wednesday with a packed preview and early reports of some...

    38. May 1, 2009

      A painter’s relationship with photography

      One of Gerhard Richter’s ‘Overpainted Photographs’ The Photographers’ Gallery asks us to consider the photograph as object....

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