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  1. October 11, 2013

    ‘Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900’

    The detail was all-important. In 1900s Vienna, while Sigmund Freud fretted over the slip of a tongue and Adolf Loos designed...

  2. February 25, 2013

    Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, Brooklyn Museum, New York

    People sometimes ask El Anatsui about his beauty problem. What they mean is that his sculptures, his great symphonies of...

  1. February 20, 2013

    London Fashion Week hits PR jackpot

    George Osborne’s austerity cuts are only just beginning to bite and the UK economy may be on the brink of dropping in to an...

  2. September 5, 2012

    Van Gogh to Kandinsky, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

    In 1888, a young French painter called Emile Bernard painted a cycle of Breton landscapes. Often peopled by female figures,...

  3. April 19, 2012

    Klimt: In the Light of Hoffmann and the Secession, Museo Correr, Venice

    Gustav Klimt was the most private of painters. He neither kept a diary nor painted a self-portrait: “I am less interested in...

  4. November 25, 2011

    Travelling shows hit all the right spots

    This autumn 6,000 Muscovites crowded out the GUM department store in Red Square to ogle “The Crown Jewels of Hollywood”,...

  5. May 13, 2011

    Voyeur or visionary?

    The most glaring omission in British public art collections is Egon Schiele: no British museum owns a single one of his...

  6. May 5, 2011

    Catalogue lists art looted by Nazis

    Records of art looted by the Nazis before and during the second world war have been listed in an international online...

  7. April 8, 2011

    Intermezzo, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

    However familiar the pages of Hello magazine may be, it is still considered bad taste for public figures to advertise their...

  8. February 25, 2011

    Refugee who won five Klimts

    Maria Altmann was a 22-year-old Jewish bride from a wealthy Viennese family, just back from honeymoon in Paris, when Hitler...

  9. June 24, 2010

    Blue-riband event: Picasso painting fetches £34.8m

    Art lovers jostled for position at Christie's auction house last night for what was set to be the most valuable sale of art...

  10. June 24, 2010

    Record sale: Christie's auction tops £150m

    Art lovers bought more than £150m of works at Christie's auction house last night, making it the most valuable sale of art...

  11. June 23, 2010

    Christie’s auction tops £150m

    Art lovers bought more than £150m of works at Christie’s auction house last night, making it the most valuable sale of art...

  12. June 22, 2010

    Business diary: Giovanna Bertazzoni

    Italian Giovanna Bertazzoni became head of the impressionist and modern art department at Christie's auction house in 2008....

  13. June 21, 2010

    Business diary: Giovanna Bertazzoni

    Italian Giovanna Bertazzoni became head of the impressionist and modern art department at Christie’s auction house in...

  14. June 4, 2010

    Monet water lilies set to fetch £40m

    A water-lily painting by the Impressionist Claude Monet is set to fetch up to £40m at a Christie's sale in London later this...

  15. June 3, 2010

    London auction set to break record

    Giovanna Bertazzoni of Christie’s London examines Claude Monet’s 1906 “Nymphéas” A water-lily painting by the Impressionist...

  16. February 22, 2010

    Guide: Arts around the world

    New YorkAttilaObscure Verdi receives lavish treatment at the Metropolitan Opera from tomorrow. Set against the suitably...

  17. February 21, 2010

    Arts around the world

    New YorkAttila Ildar Abdrazakov will play Verdi’s Attila in New York Obscure Verdi receives lavish treatment at the...

  18. February 4, 2010

    Giacometti sculpture sets sale record

    A sculpture by Alberto Giacometti became the most expensive work of art sold at auction when it fetched £65m ($104.3m) last...

  19. February 4, 2010

    Modern works draw resurgent demand

    A painting by Gustav Klimt, the Austrian master, that went missing during the second world war was expected to sell last...

  20. February 4, 2010

    Lost Klimt landscape goes on sale

    A painting by Austrian master Gustav Klimt which went missing during the second world war was last night expected to be sold...

  21. February 4, 2010

    Giacometti sets sale record with £65m sculpture

    A sculpture by Alberto Giacometti became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction when it fetched £65m ($104.3m)...

  22. February 3, 2010

    Giacometti sets sale record with £65m sculpture

    Heads up: Picasso’s ’Tête de Femme (Jacqueline)’, a highlight of the £77m sale at Sotheby’s. It sold for £8.1m, twice its...

  23. January 8, 2010

    Profit and loss

    Georges Jorisch is now 81, a retired camera store manager living in Montreal, Canada, but his early childhood was gilded...

  24. March 21, 2009

    Drawn to Darwin

    Without Darwin, would there have been modern art? Of the thinkers who shaped the 20th century - Darwin, Freud, Marx,...

  25. August 16, 2008

    Visual arts - Jackie Wullschlager

    Tatton Park Biennial Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire Increasingly in the summer, contemporary art moves out of the big...

  26. July 19, 2008

    Visual arts - Jackie Wullschlager

    Bose Krishnamachari Aicon Gallery, London W1 "Bombay Boys" mentor Krishnamachari is celebrated for his bold abstracted...

  27. June 7, 2008

    Visual arts - Jackie Wullschlager

    Mona Hatoum, Present Tense Parasol Unit, London N1 "Mobile Home II" is a row of furniture strung along wires between metal...

  28. June 7, 2008

    Klimt 'rediscovery' dates from 1950s

    From Mr Harold Werner Rubin. Sir, As an octogenarian art dealer of long memory, I am troubled by some of the articles and...

  29. June 7, 2008

    'Rediscovery' of Klimt in fact dates from 1950s

    From Mr Harold Werner Rubin. Sir, As an octogenarian art dealer of long memory, I am troubled by some of the articles and...

  30. May 31, 2008

    Heady materialism

    Iam quite sure that as a person I am not particularly interesting." For 60 years after the elusive, solitary Gustav Klimt...

  31. May 24, 2008

    Great collectors of Gustav Klimt

    The first major exhibition of the work of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) staged in Britain opens on Friday at Tate Liverpool....

  32. May 3, 2008

    Ben Lewis on artists as curators

    Gustave Courbet, Salon des Refusés (forerunner), Paris, 1855 The history of the artist-curated show begins in 1855 with...

  33. April 26, 2008

    Still angry after all these years

    Why have there been no great women artists?" Linda Nochlin's provocative question, asked in 1971, echoed down to the end of...

  34. April 12, 2008

    Visitors flock to culture capital's museums

    Visitor numbers at Liverpool's museums are showing dramatic increases as tourists and locals alike respond to the city's...

  35. February 19, 2008

    Banana drama

    To Liverpool at the weekend to sample the Capital of Culture year events. Liverpool would not be Liverpool without a...

  36. December 1, 2007

    How to Judge a Book by its Cover

    Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts by Clive James Design by Louise Fili Original art by Peter...

  37. December 1, 2007

    Cultural Amnesia

    Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Art By Clive JamesDesign by Louise FiliOriginal art by Peter...

  38. October 19, 2007

    You'll never ride alone with the Turner prize

    Taxi drivers, notorious fulminators against most aspects of contemporary life, are being enlisted to spark discussions with...

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