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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. April 27, 2012

    Kitsch pickings

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

  16. 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....

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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,...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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,...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. May 27, 2010

    Louis Vuitton opens luxury store

    Louis Vuitton will open its new London luxury emporium tomorrow, to tempt customers to defy economic austerity and splash...

  37. May 26, 2010

    Louis Vuitton to open flagship London store

    Box clever: The Maison on New Bond Street features artworks, special products and vintage pieces Louis Vuitton will open its...

  38. April 21, 2010

    Ed Paschke, Gagosian Gallery, New York

    Ed Paschke’s ‘Mid American’ (1969-70) The painter Ed Paschke garnished his people with tattoos, blotched their bodies with...

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