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Paying homage to YSL: partner’s sale of rare books will fund two new museums

The late Yves Saint Laurent’s partner, Pierre Bergé, is auctioning his world-class personal library over two years to help build spaces in Paris and Marrakech

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Collectors

Alvaro Saieh explains his collecting habits and fascination with Old Masters

Inspired by a talk at Christie’s, the collector has amassed 150 works from the 13th to 16th centuries, as well as Modern and contemporary pieces

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An Interview with Frank Stella on upcoming exhibitions and collaborations: Being Frank in Zaragoza

Frank Stella is showing a major collaboration with architect Santiago Calatrava in northern Spain

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“It is all about the beauty”: Interview with Frank Stella

The artist is showing a major collaboration with architect Santiago Calatrava in northern Spain

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Interview with Richard Serra: It is the contradictions, not the similarities, that make the Beyeler Foundation show interesting

Discussing the differences between Serra and Brancusi

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Alberto Giacometti

“He enabled me to know myself better”: Interview with Giacometti's last surviving muse, Paola Carola

One of the sculptor's models reflects upon his enduring influence and how he changed her life

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Interview with Claes Oldenburg on his bitter-sweet new project: “The objects of today are not interesting”

Claes Oldenburg on his love of things, the loss of his wife and whether to accept a commission for Abu Dhabi

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Interview with Bill Viola: An encounter between art and Faith at St Paul's

The pioneering video artist discusses his new commission for St Paul’s Cathedral in London

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Collectors

After loans and offers of first refusal Portugal may lose billionaire's collection to Brazil

José Berardo doubts government will buy, and plans new art deco museum

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Salvador Dalí

Rehabilitating Salvador Dalí: The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation's ongoing battles

Twenty years after his death, the artist’s legacy has been severely damaged by the proliferation of works and organisations which carry his name

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New galleries

Lady Foster opens gallery and bookshop in Madrid

A former garage becomes an art space, as the Ivory Press publisher inaugurates building designed by her husband

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Interviews

Manuel Borja-Villel: "Reina Sofía can be a 21st-century leader”

Director Borja-Villel is instituting radical changes to Madrid museum

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Interview with Cai Guo-Qiang on the eve of his retrospective: “I am eternally optimistic; I am Chinese”

The artist discusses his materials and his potentially explosive new book

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Interview with Anselm Kiefer: “Expectations are always unfulfilled”

Anselm Kiefer on leaving his studio of 15 years, the commercialisation of art and why the Holocaust still matters

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Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst conquers Mexico: the biggest collectors in the country are lining up to buy new work by the British artist

Other pieces, including a new version of the shark in a tank, have sold to Korea and the US

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Unesco

Koichiro Matsuura dubbed "saviour of Unesco"

On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, Matsuura explains his reform of Unesco and the return of the US to membership after nearly 20 years

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Vicente Todoli

Interview with Tate Modern's new director Vicente Todoli: “Globalisation is the essential spirit of art”

The Spaniard speaks on his 20 years of experience and his visions of the future

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Asian art

Gao Xingjian won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2000 but he has also revived abstract painting though his Eastern sensibility and technique

“We exist in a state of barbarity, where art is on the point of not loving art”

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Hollywood actor Richard Gere in conversation with Balthus: Art, acting, life, and Captain Haddock

French-born painter Balthus, who died in February, rarely gave interviews and maintained that he delighted in being anonymous. His friend of 20 years, the actor Richard Gere, spent a few days at his Swiss home in December last year, where they enjoyed a long discussion, full of twists and turns

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Artist interview

French-born painter Balthus, who died in February, rarely gave interviews and maintained that he delighted in being anonymous. His friend of 20 years, the actor Richard Gere, spent a few days at his Swiss home in December last year, where they enjoyed a long discussion, full of twists and turns

Art, acting, life, and Captain Haddock