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Hong Kong

Uncertainty hangs over Para Site’s fundraising auction as Hong Kong protests escalate

The non-profit art space derives half its annual income from the charity gala which last year raised a record HK$7.8m

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Venice Biennale 2019

Iraq’s national pavilion at Venice Biennale shut ‘in solidarity with popular youth uprisings’

Iraqi-Kurdish artist Serwan Baran supports the move by the Ruya Foundation, saying “the people will prevail as long as we are with them”

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Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst’s Venice sculptures to remain part of Palms casino’s collection despite Kaos club closing

The colossal works were part of a $690m overhaul of the Las Vegas resort

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Auctions

A portrait of Rembrandt sold for more than 30 times its estimate—could it be by the Dutch master himself?

High price for painting at Christie’s in New York last week is prompting speculation but expert says his money is on Isaac de Jouderville

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Art market

London dealers Graham Southern and Harry Blain part ways

Blain Southern gallery is undergoing restructuring but “remains committed to its artists”, Blain says

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Banksy

How Banksy is vying for control of resales as his market goes ape

Stunt suspicions swirl after Sotheby’s auction sees 2009 work by street artist sell for far more than its £2m high estimate

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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

Funding Secure goes into administration after borrowers including London art dealer fail to pay back loans

Matthew Green owes the firm around £3m, according to legal documents filed by the peer-to-peer lender

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Contemporary Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul chairman ‘rethinking fair’s governance’ following ‘inappropriate’ comments over Turkey’s military action

Ali Gureli apologises for accusing foreign media of spreading propaganda, but it is not yet clear if he will step down

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Banksy

To be or not to Bbay: Will Banksy take control of his market with 'approved used dealership'?

Street artist's Gross Domestic Product merchandise store opens online, but collectors are being heavily vetted to prevent flipping

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Exhibitions

Damien Hirst’s Cherry Blossom paintings to go on show at the Fondation Cartier in Paris next year

Former YBA has been back in the studio painting for the past two years

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Politics

'Fabricated news': chairman of Contemporary Istanbul defends Turkish military action

Art world condemns Ali Gureli's political comments and say it could affect art fair's future ability to sign up foreign exhibitors

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Censorship

'I wanted to break down white male ideas': sexually explicit Johannesburg show is pulled

Work by artist Anton Kannemeyer has also been removed from London's 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair after complaints

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Banksy

Banksy painting of chimps as MPs sells for record £9.9m at Sotheby's

Nicole Eisenman, Jean-Michel Basquiat and a dozen Italians help weather the Brexit storm

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African art

Why African women artists are bucking the market trend

The growing success of female African artists marks an exciting shift in the market

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Frieze London 2019

Art world faces up to the reality of climate crisis

Many dealers are beginning to look for local solutions to global climate emergency

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Albert Oehlen

Buyer's guide to...Albert Oehlen

With three separate shows of his work taking place in London during Frieze Week, the German artist's market is heating up

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Banksy

The full story behind Banksy's pop-up shop in Croydon

Street artist has created merchandise range from disco balls made from riot police helmets to hand-stitched welcome mats

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Fairs

'Open, exciting and global': Frieze out to beat Brexit blues

London-based fair strikes international note as gallery roster expands

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Art market

Xenophobic attacks prevent Nigerian galleries exhibiting at Art Joburg

Nigerian artist Sheila Chukwulozie makes her voice heard with protest piece at the fair

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USA

Sackler family agrees to give up 'entire value' of Purdue Pharma in bid to settle opioid cases

But state attorneys general predict an imminent bankruptcy filing as settlement talks break down

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Art market

Sean Scully to take over Picasso’s Château de Boisgeloup

Sprawling exhibition marks Irish artist’s first with Almine Rech gallery

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Art dealers

Banksy's former agent quits gallery world citing snobbery and the death of subculture

Steve Lazarides leaves Lazinc in Mayfair to pursue solo projects

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Dora Maurer: 'a lack of market was positive for my work'

White Cube announces representation of the Hungarian avant-garde artist with an exhibition of paintings from the past 30 years

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Exhibitions

David Bowie’s Tintoretto returns to Venice after more than 200 years

Belgian collector Marnix Neerman revealed as buyer as exhibition of masterpieces from Flemish collections opens at the Palazzo Ducale this week

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Law

London art dealer Joseph Nahmad spared jail after banging ex-partner’s head against wall during drunken row

Nahmad received a suspended sentence on Friday and must attend 20 days of rehab

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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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Politics

Ai Weiwei: 'Hong Kong is on fire and the world is indifferent'

Chinese artist and activist’s team has been documenting the intensifying anti-government protests over the weekend

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Artists

Robert Indiana’s caretaker allowed him ‘to live in squalor and filth’ despite artist having $13m in the bank

Jamie Thomas is accused of stealing more than $1m and 100 works of art from the late artist in new court filing

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Art market

For African artists, it pays to be female

Four women top the auction market for African art as collectors look to 'fill gaps in the market'

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Discrimination

Wheelchair user blasts Olafur Eliasson show at Tate Modern over rampless work

After consulting with the Danish-Icelandic artist and technicians, Tate says installation “cannot be made safely accessible for wheelchair users”

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Lawyers for teenager accused of throwing boy from tenth-floor of Tate Modern seek psychiatric reports

Defendant remains in custody until trial in February

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Exhibitions

Tracey Emin and Edvard Munch joint show on its way to London’s Royal Academy of Arts

Exhibition first opens at Norway’s new Munch Museum, where Emin’s giant bronze The Mother will be permanently installed outside

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Art market

Fourth Sotheby’s shareholder files lawsuit in bid to block $3.7bn sale to Patrick Drahi

Auction house says such litigation is “routine in the US”, with deal expected to be completed by the end of the year

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Teenager charged with attempted murder after six-year-old boy is ‘thrown’ from tenth floor of Tate Modern

Metropolitan Police are exploring mental health as a line of inquiry

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Law

London art dealer Joseph Nahmad banged partner’s head against wall during drunken row at Knightsbridge flat

Nahmad could face jail time after admitting two counts of assault against Georgia Barry

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Art market

Brexit contributes to 10% drop in sales at Sotheby’s in first half of 2019

Sale to telecoms magnate Patrick Drahi looks set to go ahead as firm makes up for a loss in revenue through increased commissions and more efficient guarantees

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Art market

Are exotic islands and big bucks the way to an artist’s heart?

As artists and their estates become choosier about representation, galleries are going all out to keep them happy

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Commercial galleries

‘Brexit changes the game’: David Zwirner to open Paris gallery

Mega-dealer’s first space on the European continent will open to coincide with Fiac art fair this autumn

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Commercial galleries

US-China trade war proves the 'last straw' for Pace Beijing

The gallery closed its mainland China outpost after ten years due to ongoing tariff hikes, but may expand its Hong Kong presence

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Robert Indiana

Robert Indiana latest: New York judge dismisses majority of counterclaims made by artist’s estate against Morgan Art Foundation

Allegations that the foundation underpaid Indiana and fabricated unauthorised reproductions of his work were rejected this week

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Auctions

Female painters steal the limelight at Phillips contemporary evening sale in London

Market is not “as effervescent as it was”, but £36m total is the auction house’s highest in June for over a decade despite disappointing results for Modern works

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Art market

Jo Stella-Sawicka leaves Frieze to head up Goodman Gallery in London

South African gallery will open in Cork Street redevelopment this autumn

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Auctions

Flipping the Bacon: Sotheby's £69m post-war and contemporary sale lacks fizz

A £16m Francis Bacon self-portrait and a record for a little-known German artist enliven an otherwise dry sale in London as totals fall 40% on last year

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Auctions

Fresh talent breathes life into slim £45m postwar and contemporary evening sale at Christie’s London

Records set for Tschabalala Self and Kara Walker as a new wave of works by contemporary artists come to auction

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Art Basel

Venice Biennale is still ringing the Art Basel sales till

Artists showing in Venice are brought en masse to the fair as galleries leverage exhibition exposure

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Art Basel 2019

Off-floor selling boosts trade at Art Basel

Viewing rooms, appetite-whetting preview publications and digital platforms are all paying off for galleries at the fair

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Paula Rego

Paula Rego: 'retire? and do what? eat ice cream?'

The Portuguese artist’s work focusing on issues such as abortion and honour killings is more relevant than ever – and curators cannot get enough

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Gagosian Gallery

Gagosian's pop-up gallery in Basel to become permanent

Mega-dealer says “world-class museums” and Ernst Beyeler’s legacy are behind the move

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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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Artists

Paula Rego donates abortion etchings to raise funds for Milton Keynes Gallery

Portuguese-born artist says banning abortions is "cruel and unjust" on eve of her first UK retrospective in 20 years

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Art market

Art Basel owner sells stake in Art Düsseldorf to fair organisers Sandy Angus and Tim Etchells

Angus says he is also keen to buy MCH’s share in the India Art Fair as the group divests its regional art fair portfolio

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Censorship

Artists take stand against social media censorship

Instagram and others are quick to ban female nudity, at a high price for the arts

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Art market

Anti-Brexit artist campaign set to raise more than £1.5m as UK heads to polls for European elections

United Artists for Europe exhibition and auction will benefit cultural projects supporting heritage preservation across the continent, but Notre Dame is ruled out

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Copyright

US singer Chris Brown accused of ripping off several artists’ work in Wobble Up music video

Marius Sperlich and Tony Futura are among those calling for greater copyright protection in the creative industry

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Law

Robert Indiana’s estate tries to prevent further reproductions of artist’s LOVE and HOPE works

Fresh claims made in court say licensing agreements with the Morgan Art Foundation and publisher Michael McKenzie ended when Indiana died a year ago

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Art market

Anish Kapoor unveils new paintings that evoke menstruation

British artist says men should be able “to deal with women’s questions”, as first major solo show in China is announced

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Banksy

Has Banksy painted a new mural in Venice?

Work depicting a migrant child wearing a lifejacket is a stark counterpoint to Venice Biennale’s inclusion of Christoph Büchel’s wreck of migrant ship

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Art market

UniCredit to sell off one of world's largest corporate art collections

The Italian bank, which just announced €1.4bn profit in first quarter of 2019, will offload some of the 60,000 works of art in order to fund social initiatives

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Art market

Carl Freedman opens Margate gallery 30 years after first visiting town with former girlfriend Tracey Emin

Dealer, who started out mounting exhibitions in East End warehouses in the 1990s, has opted for a change of pace—and much larger space—in seaside town

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Turner Prize

Stagecoach sponsorship of Turner Prize ends after pressure over bus firm founder’s homophobic views

Artists and dealers had written letters in protest over the involvement of Brian Souter’s firm

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Art market

Sotheby’s reports loss of $7.1m in first quarter of 2019

Lack of supply dogs London and Hong Kong and guarantees are down over 50% as former chief operating officer Adam Chinn apparently joins the Mugrabi dealing family

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Turner Prize

Turner Prize nominees give 'voice to the marginalised’

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani have been shortlisted for this year’s award

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Frieze New York 2019

Why advance sales at fairs are gaining ground

In the internet age, pre-selling at fairs is commonplace but collectors are unlikely to stop buying in person any time soon

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Censorship

Video of Polish artist Natalia LL eating a banana temporarily goes back on show after protests over museum’s ‘censorship’

Almost 1,000 people attended banana-eating demonstration outside Warsaw’s National Museum yesterday

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Banksy

New Banksy mural appears in support of Extinction Rebellion protest in London

Work was painted last night at Marble Arch, where the climate change group had set up base camp for ten days of demonstrations

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Art market

Art Brussels stretches rules to include galleries that eschew bricks-and-mortar

Nomadic, collaborative and pop-up models are all showing in the new "Invited" section of the Belgian fair, but is it too little, too late?

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Art market

EU copyright crackdown is intended to protect artists, but might it damage their market instead?

New laws to stop copyrighted material from being uploaded to social media without permission could pose problems for those using sites like Instagram to sell art

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Prizes

David Hockney and Luchita Hurtado named in Time 100 list of most influential people

Yorkshire-born Hockney named an “icon” for being the most expensive living artist at auction, exhibiting with Van Gogh and creating pioneering iPad works

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Art market

Larry Gagosian launches art advisory firm in New York

Laura Paulson, formerly of Christie's, to head up new business, while her husband Andrew Fabricant has been promoted to the new position of chief operating officer

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

Precious works rescued from Notre Dame to be transferred to the Louvre

Crown of Thorns and St Louis tunic are among the artefacts to have been saved, while paintings inside the cathedral will be removed and restored

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In the frame

Art Basel to unite across continents to celebrate 50th anniversary

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Art market

Why KAWS is not a great artist

Brian Donnelly's painting sold for a record $14.8m at Sotheby's—but there is little value in his art

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Art market

European Parliament puts 'urgent' phasing out of freeports top of agenda

New report deplores the use of freeports to permanently store assets such as art

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019

Fair share: parity for Asia’s female artists gains ground at Art Basel in Hong Kong

While men still dominate the local market, there are signs of progress towards equality in Hong Kong this week