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Anna Brady

Anna Brady is Art Market Editor at The Art Newspaper

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Major Jon Rafman show planned for Hirshhorn Museum

And Mickalene Thomas goes Pop in NYC

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Discounts give younger galleries a leg up at Art Basel in Miami Beach

A 20% fee reduction for new galleries exhibiting contemporary art has enabled smaller players to join the fair's main section

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

'My mother placed a Calder mobile above the bathtub': inside the collection of Candia Fisher

The New York-based arts patron on her fascination with maritime artefacts and her regret at missing out on one of Monet's waterlilies

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Portia Munson’s immersive work for Art Basel's Meridians finds a home at 21c Museum Hotels

Cindy Sherman weaves her magic, and more news from Art Basel in Miami Beach

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

UBS survey finds millennials are becoming more environmentally conscious in their art buying habits

Not collecting sustainably? OK, boomer

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Diary

Is this a previously unknown portrait of Queen Elizabeth I?

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Sotheby's

Sotheby’s at the crossroads: new owner, new chief executive, new era

Will new management be able to grow the newly privatised auction house on a tight budget?

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Art market

In person | Cheyenne Westphal on swapping the drama of Sotheby’s for the challenge of growing Phillips

The chairman of Phillips explains what it takes to succeed in the auction business

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Commercial galleries

Private view: three must-see gallery shows opening in November

Conceptual videos by Teresa Margolles and the boys of the Beaux Arts Generation are among our picks of the best commercial exhibitions this month

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Art market

Sotheby's replaces Tad Smith with Charles F. Stewart as chief executive

Smith leaves after four and a half years with a $28.2m severance deal, including $16.9m in shares, and will remain as a senior adviser to Stewart

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Art market

'Kitchen Cimabue' sells for €24.1m

Rediscovered painting, found in a French house clearance, is the first work by the 13th century Florentine artist to be sold at auction in living memory

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Art dealers

In person: Pilar Ordovas on playing hard to get and striking out on her own

The Spanish-born independent dealer discusses working with Larry Gagosian and why she won't do art fairs

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Art market

Running a contemporary gallery is tough: we look at London's lost commercial art spaces

There is a long list of innovative ventures to have fallen by the capital’s waysides but some have left a lasting legacy

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Paul Cézanne

Crazy for Cézanne: we reveal plans for international blockbuster shows

Exhibitions in UK, US and Hungary are expected to be held from 2020 onwards

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Frieze London 2019

Something in the stars? Art world goes spiritual

With artists and galleries embracing the new age, is there a commercial pull, too?

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Art Basel in Miami Beach's new Meridians section to feature works by Frank Bowling and Isaac Julien

The pair are among 30 artists selected for the fair's Unlimited-style section for large-scale installations, videos and performances

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Frieze London 2019

Early sales at Frieze London

Stanley Whitney, Elizabeth Peyton and Joy Labinjo are among the first works to attract buyers at this year's fair

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South African dealer Liza Essers on refusing to give in to legal browbeating

Goodman gallery director discusses being taken to court by President Zuma and acknowledging her privilege

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Auctions

Selling off the Gloucestershire Gustons: Jeremy Lancaster collection kicks off Frieze Week auctions

Christie's sale in London totals £23m with Modern British artists rubbing shoulders with international post-war names

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South Africa

Nando’s enormous collection puts the peri-peri in African art

With over 22,000 works hung on its walls, the popular chicken chain is an unlikely champion for emerging South African artists

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Commercial galleries

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening in October

Steamy Trinidad scenes and black female fetishisation—the best new commercial exhibitions this month

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Grayson Perry's piss-take pots to Dayanita Singh's mobile museums

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Khadija Saye

Grenfell victim Khadija Saye's salvaged images to be sold for charity at Victoria Miro

Most of the late artist's work was lost in the tower block fire in 2017, but nine surviving prints will be sold in aid of education programme in her honour

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Climate Change

V&A director Tristram Hunt defends sponsorship from fossil fuel companies

The former Labour MP sides with Science Museum group's director Ian Blatchford in saying companies such as BP can 'be part of the solution' to climate change

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Commercial galleries

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening in September

New commercial gallery shows—from Baroque blackness in Chicago to flying saucers in London

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Art crime

Seller beware: how to avoid being duped by an artful dodger

Timothy Sammons misled clients over sales of works by artists including Picasso

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Art market

'Outrageous coup': art world shocked as Boris Johnson suspends parliament

Trade condemns the move and prepares for mayhem of no-deal Brexit

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Art market

Timothy Sammons 'very remorseful' as he is jailed for defrauding clients of up to $30m

British art dealer sentenced to up to 12 years after pleading guilty to fraud and grand larceny in the New York State Supreme Court

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Louise Bourgeois

Buyer's guide to...Louise Bourgeois

The late French artist’s phallic bronzes are not as easy to home as many of her other works, but it is the spiders that remain the most coveted— and hardest to come by

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Art market

Protestors gather outside Christie's as ancient head of Tutankhamen sells for £4.7m

Egyptian authorities had tried to stop the sale claiming that the 3,000 year old quartzite sculpture should be repatriated

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Art market

Sofa King's collection plumps up Sotheby's Old Master sale—helped by a suite of guarantees

Five lots from the DFS founder Graham Kirkham's collection made up almost half of the value of the £56.3m London sale, which was led by a late Turner

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Art market

'Olyvia's soirées': adviser launches private selling events in format devised by Adam Chinn

Olyvia Kwok launches series of invitation only events in London and New York offering financing against big-ticket works for collectors looking to circumvent auctions

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Commercial galleries

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening this July and August

New commercial gallery shows—from a sense of spirituality in Liverpool to Long Island loving in New York

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Art market

Did US collector Tom Hill buy the 'lost Caravaggio'?

France's Gazette Drouot claims that Hill might have bought the painting and it could be headed for the Met in New York, according to a source

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Art market

Christie's holds auction in Saudi Arabia to raise funds for Jeddah museum

Sale raises $1.3m for new heritage museum dedicated to the history of Jeddah's historical district

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Art market

Tedious link: six degrees of separation at Masterpiece London

Emphasis on "storytelling" and making connections at the cross-collecting fair this year, chief executive says. So we created some tenuous links of our own

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Art market

Mini Impressionist and Modern sale at Sotheby's makes £99m thanks to auction debutantes

Monet's waterlilies and Modigliani's portrait of an unknown boy lead the 25-lot sale, and new record made for Austrian artist Alfred Kubin's haunting drawing

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Art market

Tough going for Christie's skinny £36.4m Impressionist and Modern art sale

Early Schiele drawing is the low-key star of an unremarkable sale, topped by a flashy Picasso

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Sotheby's

Sotheby's goes private as it is sold for $3.7bn

French-Israeli media billionaire Patrick Drahi's company BidFair USA buys firm from shareholders

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Art Basel 2019

South African art fair gets reboot under a new owner

Johannesburg-based FNB Joburg fair has been bought by its former director Mandla Sibeko

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Art Basel 2019

Art Basel: where political cartoons still have a home

As the New York Times bans satirical illustrations, Art Basel has plenty on show, from the 1920s to today

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Collector's Eye

Collector's Eye: Hubert Bonnet

The Belgian art collector tells us what he's bought and why he loves it

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Art Basel 2019

Auction prices: the elephant in the room at Art Basel

The first rule of art fairs is don't talk about auctions—but sometimes they can benefit artists and their dealers

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Art Basel 2019

Bringing up baby: making motherhood work in the art world

Being a mother has been cast as career suicide by Tracey Emin and Marina Abramovic. We speak to four women in the art world who beg to differ

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Environment

Are we worried enough about the planet to give up jetsetting to art fairs?

A truly environmentally friendly art world requires that we give us the 'freedom, privilege and progress to which we are so accustomed'

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Art market

Goodman Gallery will open in London to rail against 'heightened nationalist sentiment and populist politics'

South African gallery is first to be confirmed for new Cork Street redevelopment which has been empty since it was finished last year

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Art market

Gender parity in commercial galleries lags behind public sector in UK, report finds

Opinion that female artists make poorer investments has a lasting impact on the legacy of women, according to the research from Freelands Foundation

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Art market

Gagosian to go off-piste with first pop-up show during Art Basel

Continuing Abstraction show will run off-site throughout the fair, featuring artists such as Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler and Theaster Gates

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Commercial galleries

Dominique Lévy: ‘I just don’t think big is better’

She started off as an apprentice clown and did a stint as a currency trader, but it’s as a dealer in works of art in the vanguard of social change that Dominique Lévy has found her true calling

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Art market

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening this June

New commercial gallery shows—from notions of black culture in London to immigrant identity in Los Angeles

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Art market

Italian galleries no longer have to pay artist royalties on primary market sales

New guidelines are published after six year negotiation, but galleries will have to provide written contracts with artists when acting on consignment

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Frieze New York 2019

Alejandra Castro Rioseco on collecting the work of female artists

Latin American artists feature prominently in the collection of the Chilean supporter of women's rights

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Art market

Watch out Frieze, here comes Tefaf with its mac and cheese

Sales to the Upper East Side set may take their time at the New York fair, but they do happen and exhibitors praise its slick presentation and diverse offering

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Frieze New York 2019

JAM, the historic gallery supporting contemporary African American artists, gets another bite of the cherry

MoMA will hold a museum exhibition dedicated to JAM in 2022

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Art market

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening this May

New commercial gallery shows—from a new space in south London to an apartment show in San Gimignano

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Art market

Tefaf chairman Nanne Dekking speaks out about sexual abuse at Amsterdam 'cult'

Opening up about his traumatic experiences as a young man, he says the industry must act to improve transparency and diversity

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Art market

Another shake-up in art finance sector as Athena sold for $170m

New owner, digital investment platform YieldStreet, calls art finance an "exciting and sound new investment option" with low correlation to the stock market

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Milan this weekend

From mesmeric cinematic art in a fresco-lined palazzo to the Brazilian artist Lygia Pape's first exhibition in Italy

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Private view

Private View: must-see gallery exhibitions opening this April

New commercial gallery shows—from East African scenes to Freud’s sitter

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Art fairs

Big-hitters join Miart for first time

Hauser & Wirth, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac and other well-known galleries have joined the Milan fair

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In the frame

Belieber in the KAWS: did Justin Bieber buy record painting?

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In the frame

All aboard: Frieze Floats and Basel Boats battle for international waters

So-called Floating Freeports Ships (FFS) are new frontier in today's globalised fairs market, organisers say