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    1. December 12, 2014

      Suit over Jeff Koons’ ‘Popeye’ dismissed

      There was much anticipation in the run-up to the New York hearing of the lawsuit opposing billionaire collector Ronald...

    2. November 28, 2014

      Jeff Koons at the Pompidou: inflated out of all proportion

      Jeff Koons arrives at the Pompidou Centre this week with a show that packed the Whitney Museum through the summer and more...

    1. October 8, 2014

      Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, MoMA, New York – review

      A black suitcase lies on the gallery floor, empty and agape, as if its owner had unpacked, then wandered away to answer the...

    2. July 4, 2014

      Jeff Koons at the Whitney Museum

      When Jeff Koons appeared on American TV satire The Colbert Report in 2012, the outlandishly narcissistic character played by...

    3. July 1, 2014

      The shark is dead but the price has a bite

      Not long ago I asked Brett Gorvy, head of contemporary art at auction house Christie’s, to estimate the current value of...

    4. June 13, 2014

      The Human Factor: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture, Hayward Gallery, London

      The body, most visited subject in sculptural history, as interpreted by the least traditional of today’s sculptors. Paul...

    5. May 16, 2014

      Developers woo buyers with the help of David Bailey and Jeff Koons

      Renowned for his National Geographic portrait of an Afghan girl with searing green eyes, the US photojournalist Steve...

    6. April 11, 2014

      The art world we deserve?

      The term “art world” was coined in the mid-1960s by Arthur Coleman Danto, the influential American critic and pioneer of art...

    7. March 21, 2014

      ‘The Blazing World,’ by Siri Hustvedt

      The Blazing World, by Siri Hustvedt, Sceptre RRP£18.99 / Simon & Schuster RRP$26, 384 pages Siri Hustvedt expects a lot of...

    8. June 27, 2013

      The art of collecting

      “The passion is so intense, it’s like a disease,” says Thea Westreich Wagner of her appetite for collecting art. She and her...

    9. May 17, 2013

      The Art Market: bid to save the planet

      The contemporary art auctions in New York got off to a roaring start with Christie’s 11th Hour sale on Monday, organised by...

    10. May 17, 2013

      Ploughing a new furrow

      A local perspective on the global force that is the west’s modern art history: this is one way of describing what Chinese...

    11. May 15, 2013

      Empire State, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome – review

      Do you ever wonder if New York is still the centre of the art world? In the 21st century, the art axis shifts from week to...

    12. December 14, 2012

      The Art Market: Space hoppers

      There was a time – not so long ago – when artists gave exclusive representation to one gallery; sometimes for a geographical...

    13. December 13, 2012

      Hirst to split with Gagosian Gallery

      Artist Damien Hirst is parting company with the world’s richest gallery, Gagosian, in a move that will stun art lovers. New...

    14. September 13, 2012

      Punk, precious, and dangerous to wear

      Unlike many of the artists who dabble in jewellery design, sculptors Tim Noble and Sue Webster regard it as a core part of...

    15. August 31, 2012

      Short cuts: Oslo’s new art museum

      London D & D London, the group behind restaurants such as Alcazar in Paris, Guastavino’s in New York and Le Pont de la Tour...

    16. August 10, 2012

      Arbiter of art who leapt with agility among epochs

      Robert Hughes, who has died in New York at 74, set 20th-century art alight in the popular imagination, with prose of a...

    17. May 11, 2012

      Art, chez Rothschild

      As our car sweeps up the twisting driveway of Waddesdon Manor, all is as it should be on an April morning in the heart of...

    18. April 27, 2012

      Kitsch pickings

      When Meadham Kirchhoff showed outfits on the spring/summer catwalk in Pepto-Bismol pink and sky blue, emblazoned with...

    19. March 6, 2012

      Whitney Biennial 2012, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

      I’ve come to think that judging the quality of the Whitney Biennial misses the point of this typically maddening event....

    20. January 27, 2012

      Dictators of taste

      In August 2011, Libyan rebels broke into the huge Gaddafi family compound in Tripoli. They looted it and trashed it and then...

    21. December 30, 2011

      Lunch with the FT: Peter Brant

      Peter M. Brant – 63-year-old industrialist, real estate mogul, magazine proprietor, art collector, polo player, husband of a...

    22. November 25, 2011

      A bold new image for antiquities

      Artists have always collected the work of earlier masters. Some, such as Vasari, Lely, Rubens or Reynolds, ranked among the...

    23. September 30, 2011

      Western union

      In Annie Hall (1977), Woody Allen’s funniest and most poignant movie, the comedian Alvy Singer, played by the director,...

    24. Material World

      September 1, 2011

      Luxury's missing ingredient

      It’s that time of year: fall ad campaigns are kicking in, and magazines occasionally double as doorstops. Judging by the...

    25. June 17, 2011

      Source of energy

      Hector Zamora’s ‘BAM: Construction of the Century’ (2010) in the Palazzo Papadopoli in Venice Victor Pinchuk grew up in...

    26. June 10, 2011

      Private corner, public gaze

      Andy Warhol’s portrait of Ileana Sonnabend (1973) Days before the 54th Venice Biennale opened last Saturday, Sir Elton John...

    27. May 27, 2011

      Let’s get physical

      Dirk Skreber, ‘Untitled (Crash 1)’ and ‘Untitled (Crash 2)’ (2009) Charles Saatchi has for some years presented himself as...

    28. April 15, 2011

      The Art of Not Making

      The Art of Not Making, by Michael Petry, Thames & Hudson, RRP £29.95, 208 pages Artists have been not making things for...

    29. April 8, 2011

      Lunch with the FT: François Pinault

      Venice or Paris? Five years after I first asked him, elusive billionaire art collector François Pinault has agreed to meet...

    30. March 24, 2011

      Money meets art: the rise of the private galleries

      On display: visitors are reflected in Jeff Koons’ ‘Cracked Egg’ at the opening in 2008 of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum,...

    31. February 25, 2011

      The hard sell

      Jeff Koons’ ‘Hand on Breast’ (1990) from his ‘Made in Heaven’ series Artists have always depicted sex – frescos in Pompei...

    32. January 7, 2011

      Collectors and market still show bias in favour of the work of male artists

      Marlene Dumas’ ‘The Visitor’ sold at auction for $6.3m From Ms Katja Zigerlig. Sir, I was dismayed by the misleading...

    33. January 4, 2011

      Childish Things, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

      ‘Bear and Policeman’, by Jeff Koons (1988) Any temptation to sentimentalise the so-called sweet innocence of childhood...

    34. December 30, 2010

      Sale of the week: Go Gaga for Gagosian

      Sale: Gagosian Pop-Up Location: Gagosian Gallery 17-19 Davies Street London W1, Tel: +44 (0)207 493 3020 Date: Monday...

    35. October 22, 2010

      Lunch with the FT: Larry Gagosian

      How do you get to be the world’s most successful art dealer? The steely-eyed, silver-haired 65-year-old who steps discreetly...

    36. September 10, 2010

      Eta loses ability to command fear

      The theatrical declaration of a ceasefire by Eta, the Basque separatist group responsible for the deaths of more than 800...

    37. August 21, 2010

      Engagement with modernism

      Homage: Roy Lichtenstein’s “Still Life after Picasso” (1964) “M-maybe he became ill and couldn’t leave the studio!” frets...

    38. June 14, 2010

      Brands try to cultivate links with fine art

      London’s Bond Street was the scene of one of the season’s most lavish parties last month, as Louis Vuitton opened its...

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