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  1. 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 became,...

  2. July 29, 2014

    Emin’s Bed makes return to UK

    Tracey Emin’s My Bed is to return to Britain after the German count who bought it at auction for £2.5m agreed to lend it to...

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  1. The Millennial Generation 2013

    Part two: voices of a generation. From activists in Egypt to the unemployed in Spain, ...
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  1. July 25, 2014

    Market mania: a ‘how-to’ guide to hot assets

    A 9ft by 18ft London garage is for sale for £500,000. An anonymous buyer just paid £2.5m for a bed because artist Tracey...

  2. July 2, 2014

    Tracey Emin’s unmade bed sells for £2.5m

    Tracey Emin’s “My Bed” has sold at Christie’s for £2.5m, achieving a world record price for the artist at auction. Ms Emin,...

  3. January 9, 2014

    M&S results not bad enough to cook Marc Bolland’s Christmas goose

    There is a limit to how long you can go on reporting “signs of recovery” in a troubled business. Yet Marc Bolland, the...

  4. January 7, 2014

    Art, dance, rockets and diplomacy: UK-Russia Year of Culture

    Billionaires quaffing champagne on superyachts, trophy football clubs, capacious swimming pools excavated from basements in...

  5. December 13, 2013

    Tracey Emin: The artist on being the toast of Miami

    Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau hotel was the hard-talking, fast-living centre of American celebrity in its 1960s heyday. It was...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    October 11, 2013

    Christie's and Saatchi think big

    Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images A Christie’s employee looks up at artist Martin Honert’s ‘Giants’ at The Thinking Big auction...

  7. October 4, 2013

    Architecture: a new addition to London’s Royal Academy

    The Royal Academy building on London’s Piccadilly is a kind of self-contained architectural museum. It consists of a...

  8. August 16, 2013

    The home decor choices of artists, writers and filmmakers

    David Tang, entrepreneur and founder of ICorrect, offers advice on questions about property, interiors – and modern manners...

  9. June 28, 2013

    Fibre optics

    At 10am on the opening morning of India’s Kochi Biennale, Ernesto Neto is not the only artist to look exhausted. A glut of...

  10. June 6, 2013

    Styling the future: Breaking into the fashion world

    There is always something cooking in young designer Katie Eary’s kitchen. Her studio takes up the ground floor of her...

  11. December 29, 2012

    New year honours – list

    Companions of Honour Lord Seb Coe, for services to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Knights Bachelor Quentin Blake,...

  12. December 28, 2012

    In praise of the write stuff

    Presents all opened, cooed over and safely packed away? Thank you notes sent and already popped in the post? Yes, you read...

  13. December 13, 2012

    Pushing boundaries

    The global economic outlook may still be uncertain, but corporate art collecting is weathering the storm. Far from being...

  14. December 4, 2012

    Antony Gormley: Model, White Cube, Bermondsey, London

    Antony Gormley is the people’s sculptor. From the outset of his career in the early 1980s he has announced his commitment to...

  15. December 3, 2012

    Elizabeth Price scoops Turner Prize

    The Turner Prize has been awarded to Elizabeth Price for a “rhythmic and ritualistic” film linking Gothic architecture, a...

  16. November 30, 2012

    All the fun of the fairs

    Art Miami December 4-9 www.art-miami.com One of the largest satellite fairs, Art Miami boasts “Banksy out of Context”, five...

  17. October 5, 2012

    The Art Market: Movers and fakers

    The gold rush to the East continues with the arrival in Hong Kong of New York’s Lehmann Maupin gallery, which has bagged...

  18. September 28, 2012

    The Art Market: Bringing out the big guns

    Hardly a week goes by without something new happening on the Chinese art scene. Even though art sales have faltered in the...

  19. July 22, 2012

    The job: Hospital art curator

    Artworks in a hospital are not sealed in an ivory tower. They have a therapeutic purpose, creating a sense of calm for...

  20. June 23, 2012

    Questions of taste

    “Make people feel smart, and they will put up with anything.” It’s routine for art critics to make snide cracks at those who...

  21. June 12, 2012

    Keane, Brixton Academy, London

    Here’s a curious thing: Strangeland is the title of both the current album by Keane and the 2005 autobiography of Tracey...

  22. May 25, 2012

    Traces of Tracey

    No British artist has achieved such fame and fortune on the basis of such slender talent as Tracey Emin. We all – including...

  23. May 18, 2012

    Tracey Emin draws the Queen

    Tracey Emin has met the Queen both in her home town of Margate and at Buckingham Palace. Emin is a strong royalist, and when...

  24. May 2, 2012

    From dark days to brighter future

    Arriving at the snowy Georgian sweep of Carlton House Terrace one Tuesday afternoon in March I was perplexed to find the...

  25. April 16, 2012

    Pre-Raphaelites out to shock at Tate

    Tracey Emin may have caused the art world to gasp by exhibiting her unmade bed, but Tate Britain’s autumn exhibition will...

  26. February 3, 2012

    Short cuts

    Moscow British Airways is to introduce first-class services between London and Moscow to capitalise on surging demand for...

  27. January 27, 2012

    The scramble for India

    Thursday was Republic Day in India, and in the spruced-up streets of New Delhi thousands of bandbox-perfect troops in...

  28. January 17, 2012

    Simon Fujiwara at St Ives

    “I wouldn’t be an artist if it wasn’t for Tracey Emin don’t run that as a headline,” says Simon Fujiwara in one breath. “As...

  29. January 14, 2012

    The real deal in the virtual marketplace

    Is the world ready for a virtual, limited-edition artwork, which can be bought and sold like a physical asset? Harry Blain...

  30. January 7, 2012

    Christmas challenge 2011: the answers

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

  31. December 2, 2011

    Glitz and pieces

    Art Basel Miami Beach, which opened to VIP guests in the Florida city this Wednesday, is the last of the major art market...

  32. October 11, 2011

    One of a kind

    One of the best reasons for visiting the Frieze Art Fair is not to look at the art on sale but to discover the Frieze...

  33. September 30, 2011

    Tracey Emin

    Doyenne of the YBAs. Voted Tory in 2010, said the party was the only hope for the arts ● Make poetry and needlework...

  34. July 22, 2011

    A 21st-century Wife of Bath?

    Tracey Emin is meant to be the epitome of a contemporary artist. In a way, this is true; she has taken to new extremes the...

  35. July 17, 2011

    White Cube takes its art to Chinese

    White Cube, the influential London gallery best known for pioneering the works of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, is opening...

  36. June 17, 2011

    The Art Market: Fight to buy

    Paul Klee’s ‘Parklandschaft’ (1920), for sale at Sotheby’s There is always a scrum to get into Art Basel but this year’s...

  37. June 3, 2011

    Of tick tocks and tactics

    Sir David Tang, founder of ICorrect, globetrotter, and the man about too many towns to mention, divides his time between...

  38. May 28, 2011

    Winners, also-rans and the terminally bad

    My most earnest advice to Matt Smith, who plays Doctor Who in the eponymous series (BBC1 Saturdays) and thus, as a man of...

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