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    1. June 25, 2015

      Old Masters enjoy revival among collectors

      The Old Masters are being seen in a new light. Increasing numbers of collectors of contemporary and modern art are...

    2. May 8, 2015

      Venezuelan art in the age of austerity

      As the afternoon drinks start to flow, the art scene in eastern Caracas resembles many similar exhibitions held in...

    1. March 12, 2015

      Court orders asset freeze in art case

      A Singapore court has ordered a worldwide freeze of the assets of a Swiss businessman who owns one of the biggest...

    2. September 19, 2014

      Art on the menu

      Let me tell you one of my favourite London restaurant legends. Years ago, Fergus Henderson’s St John in Smithfield...

    3. July 16, 2014

      Christie’s posts record profits as first-half revenues hit £2.7bn

      Works by Francis Bacon, Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol helped auction house Christie’s report a record first half...

    4. May 13, 2014

      Damaged Rothko back on display

      A Mark Rothko masterpiece that was severely damaged in a graffiti attack has gone back on display at Tate Modern after...

    5. May 9, 2014

      Bill Viola’s religious experience

      Most people remember the first time they see a video by Bill Viola. In a world where so many artists are concerned with...

    6. March 26, 2014

      Watch industry mourns Raymond Weil who defied quartz crisis to go solo

      Even those with nothing more than a passing interest in luxury horology will probably have heard of Raymond Weil, if...

    7. April 26, 2013

      Mark Rothko’s homecoming

      Nicolai Poliakoff (Coco the Clown) was born there – as was Joseph Rosen, described as the Talmudic genius of his time....

    8. November 30, 2012

      How culture created Miami Nice

      Here are some of the things you can spot in the opening credits of Miami Vice, the 1980s TV cop show that suddenly...

    9. 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...

    10. October 5, 2012

      The Diary: Charles Saumarez Smith

      I have become an addict of the Maltby Street Market on Saturday mornings, where one can get everything one needs to eat...

    11. June 29, 2012

      The Art Market: Jewels and jitters

      Ever since New York’s Pace Gallery set up a temporary base in London in 2010, the art world has been agog to discover...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. March 25, 2012

      Craigie Aitchison, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

      Congratulated when one of his pictures was bought by Elton John, Craigie Aitchison had to admit that he had never heard...

    15. March 16, 2012

      Testament and truths

      How do artists depict a moment of social and political magnitude even while it is happening all around them? They are...

    16. September 30, 2011

      Booming London

      As a double-dip recession looms, London’s contemporary and modern commercial gallery scene thrives, with a raft of new...

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      July 21, 2011

      Art sales soar in first half of 2011

      The art market is riding high, thanks to a surge of new collectors across Europe and Asia who feel confident about the...

    18. June 24, 2011

      A pattern is emerging

      Life, Lawrence Durrell used to say, was too important not to be taken lightly, and this week, during the Milan men’s...

    19. June 14, 2011

      Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools, Whitney Museum, New York

      Cory Arcangel accumulates gizmos that inhabit a prestige-free limbo between the new and the antique. He sees something...

    20. 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...

    21. January 7, 2011

      Christmas challenge: the answers

      Thanks to everyone who entered the Life & Arts Christmas Challenge, published on December 24, and congratulations to...

    22. December 6, 2010

      Mega-gallery eyes London art hub

      One of the world’s art powerhouses is to open an ambitious new gallery in London, in a move that confirms the capital’s...

    23. November 25, 2010

      Adolph Gottlieb, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

      New horizon: ‘Imaginary Landscape’ (1969) As if burning its way through a golden halo, the deep vermilion orb throbs...

    24. October 22, 2010

      Hang your investments on the wall

      The crowds milling about London’s Battersea Park at the Affordable Art Fair this week testify to Britons’ burgeoning...

    25. 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...

    26. May 5, 2010

      Latecomers more than welcome

      The Tony awards, whose contenders were announced yesterday, led by Fela! and La Cage aux Folles (each with 11...

    27. May 4, 2010

      Latecomers more than welcome

      Sherie Rene Scott in ‘Everyday Rapture’ The Tony awards, whose contenders were announced yesterday, led by Fela! and La...

    28. April 23, 2010

      Simon Schama on Rothko’s return

      ‘No 30’ (1962) Suddenly Rothko is everywhere, and it’s safe to say he would have liked that. In New York, everyone...

    29. April 19, 2010

      Guide: Arts around the world

      Abu DhabiWomadThe Womad world music festival - held in Abu Dhabi for the first time last year - comes to the Corniche...

    30. April 2, 2010

      Red, Golden Theatre, New York

      The arrival of Red in New York, after a successful stint at the Donmar Warehouse in London, is a homecoming, though so...

    31. December 11, 2009

      Red, Donmar Warehouse, London

      Visual artists are having a thin time of it at the moment on London stages. In The Line at the Arcola, Timberlake...

    32. November 28, 2009

      A drama about Mark Rothko’s life

      Alfred Molina reports that he has two distinct audiences. Those who stop him on the street divide into the 14-year-old...

    33. May 9, 2009

      Strips and splashes of colour for spring

      From left: Christian Dior, Lanvin, Jonathan Saunders, Richard Nicoll, Michael Kors, Viktor & Rolf What? Block colours....

    34. April 16, 2009

      Nostalgia for modern times

      This survey of artists under 33 puts its finger to the pulse of the youngest generation and finds it very faint...

    35. April 15, 2009

      Nostalgia for modern times

      ‘The Generational: Younger than Jesus’, New Museum, New York This survey of artists under 33 puts its finger to the...

    36. March 18, 2009

      Inner rage in perspective

      In deadpan mottoes that scroll across electronic tickers, in secret government documents silkscreened on to canvas, in...

    37. March 17, 2009

      Inner rage in perspective

      In deadpan mottoes that scroll across electronic tickers, in secret government documents silkscreened on to canvas, in...

    38. March 9, 2009

      Nash Inventions

      It says much about our perception and consumption of classical music that a concert devoted to six living composers...

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