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    1. October 24, 2014

      Cubism at the Met, New York

      Cubism’s whimsical side With one magnificent gift, Leonard Lauder has vaulted New York’s Metropolitan Museum from modern art...

    2. July 25, 2014

      ‘El Greco and Modern Painting’

      One Sunday in May this year, 52 residents voted to change the name of their village near Burgos, in northern Spain. It had...

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    1. July 25, 2014

      ‘In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and Modernism in Paris, 1900-10’

      Today the works of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse fetch vast sums but, for several years at the beginning of the 20th...

    2. May 16, 2014

      Françoise Gilot at Elkon Gallery, New York

      It’s been almost three years since her retrospective exhibition, Françoise Gilot at 90, at the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz...

    3. April 4, 2014

      How Matisse and Picasso turned old age into art

      How Matisse and Picasso turned old age into art In March 1946 Pablo Picasso paid one of his fortnightly visits to see Henri...

    4. March 10, 2014

      The juxtaposition of the old and new in New York’s Seagram Building

      A 1919 wall hanging created by Pablo Picasso is at the centre of the latest battle over the historic versus the modern at...

    5. January 24, 2014

      The collections of Stanley J Seeger

      Stanley J Seeger was an art collector whose love of art was exceeded only by his love of collecting. Heir to an oil and...

    6. November 22, 2013

      Norman Mailer: A Double Life, by J Michael Lennon

      Norman Mailer: A Double Life, by J Michael Lennon, Simon & Schuster, RRP£30/$40, 960 pages Obviously, Norman Mailer should...

    7. November 17, 2013

      Owner of Munich hoard refuses to give up Nazi-linked art works

      Art rediscovered Families who fear that artworks lost by their relatives during Germany’s Nazi era are part of a trove found...

    8. October 11, 2013

      Five of the best: restaurants for art

      Kronenhalle The walls of this elegant café and restaurant, which first opened its doors in 1924, have been the recipients...

    9. September 27, 2013

      Own a Picasso for just €100

      It sounds too good to be true – a Picasso worth an estimated $1m (£670,500) for €100. But “L’homme au Gibus”, or “Man with...

    10. August 23, 2013

      Snapshot: From the Vollard Suite by Pablo Picasso, 1934

      Beneath a star-studded sky, a blind, stumbling minotaur is led by a girl carrying a dove. Behind them, two fishermen haul...

    11. July 5, 2013

      Snapshot: ‘Boy with a Cat’ (1926), by Christopher Wood

      The “Boy with a Cat” is a portrait of Jean Bourgoint by the English artist Christopher Wood (1901-1930). The two met in the...

    12. 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...

    13. May 31, 2013

      Room for greatness

      Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica, by TJ Clark, Princeton University Press, RRP£29.95/$45, 352 pages How good was...

    14. May 24, 2013

      Breakfast with the FT: Sir John Richardson

      It’s grotesque! I hate this hotel!” says Sir John Richardson as I enter a fourth-floor suite giving on to a sweeping vista...

    15. April 3, 2013

      Shares in Moleskine tick higher on debut

      Shares in Italian notebook maker Moleskine rose incrementally on the first day of trading after pricing its initial public...

    16. March 24, 2013

      How ‘the comet’ Berezovsky faded

      In his glory days they called him “the comet”, because he burnt so bright and talked so fast. Yet in his final months Boris...

    17. March 4, 2013

      Moleskine braves post-election IPO market

      Moleskine, the maker of the eponymous notebooks said to have been used by Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway, will brave...

    18. February 8, 2013

      Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

      In our conceptual, democratising art age, homage to genius is unfashionable. Even the greatest artists tend to be shown in...

    19. December 14, 2012

      In search of magic ingredients

      In 1907, Picasso paid a fateful visit to the anthropology museum at the Trocadéro in Paris. Dejected by the decrepit...

    20. July 6, 2012

      Moleskine to test volatile market with IPO

      Moleskine, the Italian maker of the eponymous notebooks, will test a volatile market as it seeks to turn rapid growth and...

    21. June 23, 2012

      In the stratosphere

      With the London Olympics coming up, it seems a good moment to think about art-market record-setters. The list of the most...

    22. May 30, 2012

      Key work by Miró to lead auction

      A painting described by the Spanish Catalan artist Joan Miró as one of his “key works” is to lead an auction of...

    23. May 3, 2012

      ‘The Scream’ sets record with $120m sale

      An 1895 version of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” sold for almost $120m to an undisclosed collector on Wednesday night,...

    24. February 17, 2012

      The thief and the borrowers

      “What can I have done that they should have let me through?” wailed Picasso to his English supporter Roland Penrose in 1950....

    25. February 17, 2012

      Gunmen target Athens Olympic games museum

      Two masked men armed with Kalashnikovs on Friday overpowered the lone woman guard at the Olympic games museum in southern...

    26. October 27, 2011

      Tate Britain showcases Picasso in 2012

      Pablo Picasso’s life-long connection with Britain and the impact he had on modernism in the UK is to be explored in an...

    27. September 30, 2011

      The French collection: modernist

      “The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free,” said Jean Cocteau. “First, society begins by...

    28. August 19, 2011

      Brothers and sitters

      Although modern art began in Paris, it fell on stony ground; Picasso and Matisse found barely a French buyer before 1914....

    29. August 5, 2011

      Fruits of growth

      Seventeen years ago, Steve Jobs quoted Pablo Picasso to discuss the rise of Apple, the technology company he heads, and its...

    30. August 5, 2011

      Who stole the Mona Lisa?

      On Monday morning, August 21 1911, inside the Louvre museum in Paris, a plumber named Sauvet came upon an unidentified man...

    31. 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,...

    32. March 21, 2011

      Art and industry make for a gaudy mix

      Barcelona has never been afraid of the new. This is, after all, the city that in the 13th century opted for a form of...

    33. March 4, 2011

      From blue to gold

      Of the eight most expensive Picasso paintings sold, six date from 1901-1905, when Picasso, newly arrived in Paris, was...

    34. January 14, 2011

      Gagosian to exhibit Hirst for Hong Kong opening

      Gagosian, the international art gallery, is opening in Hong Kong next week with an inaugural exhibition by Damien Hirst in...

    35. December 2, 2010

      Miami: off to a flying start

      Forget the beach: now is the time of the year when Miami turns its back on the sea and casts its eyes on the work of 2,500...

    36. November 29, 2010

      Hoard of 271 Picasso works found in garage

      A secret hoard of 271 unknown works by Pablo Picasso has been uncovered in the garage of a retired electrician and his wife,...

    37. 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...

    38. September 17, 2010

      Behind the scenes with the Ballets Russes

      Even after a century, the characters and performances of the Ballets Russes live on, thanks in part to the paintings and...

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