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  1. 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 performance...

  2. 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 a...

  1. 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 what...

  2. 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 for no...

  3. 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. In...

  4. 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 focused...

  5. 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 evolving...

  6. 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 at...

  7. 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 where...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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 of...

  11. 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 not...

  12. 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 value...

  14. 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 wear...

  15. 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...

  16. 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,...

  17. January 7, 2011

    Christmas challenge: the answers

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

  18. 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...

  19. 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 above a...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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 nominations),...

  23. 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 Cage...

  24. 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 wants to...

  25. 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 from...

  26. 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 cosy...

  27. 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...

  28. 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 boys...

  29. 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. Or,...

  30. 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 indeed. The...

  31. 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 pulse of...

  32. March 18, 2009

    Inner rage in perspective

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

  33. March 17, 2009

    Inner rage in perspective

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

  34. March 9, 2009

    Nash Inventions

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

  35. March 8, 2009

    Nash Inventions, Wigmore Hall, London

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

  36. January 31, 2009

    The day I walked into Moma and Mark Rothko blew me away

    From Mr Mukul Sheopory. Sir, Christopher Caldwell (“Galleries, who needs them?”, January 17) argues that high-density...

  37. January 12, 2009

    Shared visions a century apart

    How did the American Folk Art Museum come to pair two artists who lived a century apart, shared no common history, religion...

  38. January 11, 2009

    An unlikely blending of visions a century apart

    The Seduction of Light: Ammi Phillips/Mark Rothko Compositions in Pink, Green and Red, American Folk Art Museum, New York...

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