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  1. March 27, 2014

    A sense of betrayal and suspicion grips the art world

    Once stung, twice shy. In an art world where reputation is everything, trust will never be the same again. A trade in...

  2. February 20, 2014

    The tax credit that costs NY its cool

    Events in New York this week reminded me of an old saying of Solomon Burke, the late great soul singer. “Sometimes you get...

  1. September 20, 2013

    ‘Australia’ at the Royal Academy: dreamtime meets the incomers

    In 1971, Geoffrey Bardon, a teacher living among Aboriginal people in Papunya in Australia’s Western Desert, invited senior...

  2. July 16, 2013

    Asian buying wave lifts Christie’s sales

    A renewed wave of spending by affluent Asians coupled with record prices at a contemporary art auction in May boosted sales...

  3. May 16, 2013

    Christie’s sets global record with $495m contemporary art sale

    Christie’s in New York made auction history after it sold $495m of contemporary art on Wednesday, with works by Jackson...

  4. March 22, 2013

    Bold and beautiful menswear

    Eye-popping colour, graphic pattern and eclectic print – a description of Kaffe Fassett: A Life in Colour , the latest...

  5. December 23, 2012

    A passion for abstraction

    Long before it was even formed, the Schulhof Collection found its destination, one summer day in Venice in the 1950s. Novice...

  6. November 16, 2012

    Performance enhancement

    Don’t be deceived by the title. A Bigger Splash, Tate’s final show of 2012, takes its name from David Hockney’s iconic 1967...

  7. November 2, 2012

    This Gambit looks like art imitating life

    The Coen brothers make great films, and some, such as Fargo, are based on real life events. Their latest, Gambit, is about a...

  8. Material World

    June 14, 2012

    Cinema’s obsessives celebrated

    Hazel Sheffield  Just days after returning from styling Madonna on her MDNA tour – a certain wardrobe slip-up in Istanbul...

  9. May 18, 2012

    Painting that could cure diseases

    At 6.15pm on a drizzly Monday, dozens of people are queuing in front of Tate Modern in London. Above, the rainclouds are...

  10. 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...

  11. February 5, 2012

    Cy Twombly: Works from the Sonnabend Collection, Eykyn Maclean, London

    “And what is it that you do?” Jackson Pollock famously, insultingly, asked Cy Twombly in the 1950s. Twombly’s complex answer...

  12. January 20, 2012

    Travels and tribulations

    In 1960 the Indian artist Krishen Khanna had a coveted job with a multinational bank, Grindlays (known as ANZ today), in the...

  13. November 25, 2011

    Thorny issues

    The performance at auction of works by Andy Warhol underpins the whole market for postwar art. In the most recent New York...

  14. August 17, 2011

    John Piper in Kent and Sussex, Towner, Eastbourne

    John Piper became an artist in defiance of his father, who urged him to join the family firm of solicitors. But although he...

  15. July 22, 2011

    New bionic legs help paraplegics walk again

    Stephanie Sablan was driving home from her grandmother’s house late at night last January, down the scenic Route 101 in...

  16. July 7, 2011

    Film releases: July 8

    Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life can leave you lost for words. If that sounds like ambiguous praise, it is. Mystical...

  17. February 25, 2011

    The bagel men of Tahrir Square

    As I watched the revolutions unfold in the Middle East, my thoughts turned to bagels. Bagels, of course, are not usually...

  18. December 30, 2010

    Women artists outperform the men

    ‘Trees’, by American abstract expressionist Joan Mitchell For many years, art made by women has occupied second place in the...

  19. November 9, 2010

    Abstract Expressionist New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York

    ‘Untitled’ (1951) by Jackson Pollock More than 60 years after Jackson Pollock first threw a canvas on the floor and...

  20. October 13, 2010

    Gallery openings: Paris, Los Angeles and New York

    Gagosian Gallery, 4 rue de Ponthieu, 75008 Paris The inexorable rise of Gagosian continues. Since founding his first...

  21. June 4, 2010

    Charles Saatchi’s ‘Newspeak’

    ‘It Happened In The Corner’ (2007) by Glasgow-based duo littlewhitehead Is Charles Saatchi having fun? On the plus side, he...

  22. June 1, 2010

    Pencil lines that do not blur

    Can a work of art be both empty of meaning and a pleasure to look at? It is a particularly tough question about abstract...

  23. March 8, 2010

    Voices from the void beyond Pyongyang

    Barbara Demick's exceptional book begins with a night-time satellite image of the Korean peninsula. The area south of the...

  24. March 7, 2010

    Voices from the void beyond Pyongyang

    Nothing to Envy By Barbara Demick Spiegel & Grau ($26; £14.99) Barbara Demick’s exceptional book begins with a night-time...

  25. May 13, 2009

    The art of branding in a material world

    It is one of the most compelling cultural stories of modern times: how the previously esoteric world of contemporary art...

  26. May 13, 2009

    The art of branding in a material world

    It is one of the most compelling cultural stories of modern times: how the previously esoteric world of contemporary art...

  27. April 4, 2009

    Alan Davie, 60 Years

    Alan Davie, 60 Years 108 Fine Art, Harrogate Why is this 88-year-old Scottish semi-abstract painter not more widely...

  28. March 28, 2009

    Reviewer’s absurd misrepresentation

    From Prof Denis Dutton Sir, In her review of my “inflammatory” book, The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure and Human Evolution,...

  29. February 23, 2009

    Great American Detective Stories

    Great American Detective Stories Edited by Anthony BoucherCover design by Leo Manso Tower Books, 1945 Schlock, pulp,...

  30. February 21, 2009

    How to judge a book by its cover

    Great American Detective Stories edited by Anthony Boucher Schlock, pulp, horror, collage, surrealism, voyeurism - the...

  31. January 17, 2009

    A Venetian visionary

    Certain gallery owners, such as Ambroise Vollard and Larry Gagosian, become almost as famous as the artists they promote....

  32. January 16, 2009

    A Venetian visionary

    Certain gallery owners, such as Ambroise Vollard and Larry Gagosian, become almost as famous as the artists they promote....

  33. October 11, 2008

    Reality cheque

    Let’s imagine that you have, in your family, a pretty landscape that everyone thinks is by Signac. Or a Warhol silkscreen...

  34. August 30, 2008

    In Wall Street's playground

    The Umbrian landscape and the negotiations to purchase a hamlet on behalf of Big Daddy seem a world away. I have left the...

  35. August 30, 2008

    In Wall Street’s playground

    The Umbrian landscape and the negotiations to purchase a hamlet on behalf of Big Daddy seem a world away. I have left the...

  36. June 14, 2008

    Getting the hang of it

    What most people know about Cy Twombly is that someone was arrested for kissing one of his paintings. Not slashing or...

  37. June 14, 2008

    Getting the hang of it

    What most people know about Cy Twombly is that someone was arrested for kissing one of his paintings. Not slashing or...

  38. May 31, 2008

    'Paintings can be like views'

    Louise Olsen is one of the designers behind jewellery and homeware collection Dinosaur Designs. She is inspired by artists...

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