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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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....

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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....

  32. 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"....

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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....

  36. April 4, 2009

    Uses and abuses of modernity

    With Open Sesame! , the world's first retrospective of German artist Isa Genzken, the relaunched, expanded Whitechapel...

  37. April 3, 2009

    Four at the Whitechapel

    With Open Sesame!, the world’s first retrospective of German artist Isa Genzken, the relaunched, expanded Whitechapel...

  38. March 21, 2009

    Visual arts - Jackie Wullschlager

    Kuniyoshi Royal Academy, London W1 Following recent successful exhibitions devoted to Hokusai and Hiroshige, the Royal...

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