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Riah Pryor

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Art market

Video, virtual hearings and 'e-bundles': how remote justice is being served in art cases during the pandemic

A focus on long-term planning and contract law are among the chief lockdown concerns

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Art market

Convicted art fraudster Ezra Chowaiki subject of yet more legal drama

New racketeering suit against the disgraced New York art dealer, brought by a Spanish collector regarding paintings by Picasso and Léger, gets off to a mixed start

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Art law

Art arbitration panel in The Hague steps up a gear to tackle complex disputes

Around 170 more arbitrators and mediators appointed to court panel which aims to increase expertise and impartiality

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Stolen art

Coronavirus might be limiting our travels but one painting is still on the move (somewhere)

Terry Frost's work, which was last seen on a train between London Euston and Crewe, joins a long list of disappearances associated with public transport

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Law

New York court rules Call of Duty video game as art

The gaming publisher Activision is protected under the First Amendment to use the Humvee vehicle brand “if realism is an artistic goal"

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Art theft

Boomerang art thefts: the stolen art that finds its way back

From a Van Gogh left in a public toilet to a Klimt found inside a gallery wall, just what is it that prompts criminals to return such valuable works?

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Art fairs

Aggressive seizures by police at Brafa leave dealers feeling ‘assaulted’

Authorities brazenly took 34 artefacts during public opening hours at the Brussels fair

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Art market

New money laundering regulations cause confusion at London Art Fair

Mid-market galleries take a mixed approach to new law, with some pricing works below the €10,000 threshold to avoid dealing with new client ID requirements

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Art education

Is art history under threat? UK universities see 28.5% drop in the subject in past decade

Latest figures show decline in first year students choosing humanities degrees in favour of business, agriculture and medicine

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Art crime

Why do courts lack conviction in art cases?

Collapse of Bulmer theft case is just the latest in string of failed art-related convictions

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Animal welfare

E-commerce sites accused of fostering trade in ‘blood brushes’

Wildlife trust calls on artists and online markets to help stem illicit sales of Indian mongoose hair

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Art storage

As banks shut down vaults, safety deposit boxes lure in collectors

Political uncertainty has seen a rise in the use of private security boxes for art, jewellery and collectibles

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Art market

Beaufort Securities broker pleads guilty to fraud involving art

Global money laundering scheme allegedly attempted to use Picasso to "clean up" £6.7m for undercover FBI agent

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Art market

'Challenging' art market hits Momart's revenue

Art logistics firm's results are down due to "Brexit related and global uncertainty", sharply reducing activity among commercial galleries and auction houses

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Attribution

Thanks to a doodle, experts now say unattributed painting is by Botticelli

The Madonna and Child at National Museum Cardiff was believed to be a copy

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Art market

Abuse of diplomatic privilege? How missing art has been linked to embassy officials

Recent cases involving stolen art have raised questions over the behaviour of diplomats

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Art market

Judicial review of UK Ivory Act rejected

After months of fundraising to bring legal action, judge dismisses antiques trade's objections to upcoming ban

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Art market

Art world caught up in UK's 'big problem with dirty money'

Transparency International's analysis of spending in corruption cases reveals role of art and antiques

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Art market

Passions run high as UK's controversial Ivory Act challenged in court

Antiques trade fought for judicial review of proposed ban, due to come into force in the coming months, but draft judgement will not be made until 31 October

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Art crime

Money laundering, trafficking, ivory: crackdown on art crime intensifies

Wave of sentencing and changes in legislation puts pressure on art world

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Art market

Christie’s plods to a sturdy end to Frieze week

Post war, contemporary and Italian art sale notched up £89m, topped by a £7.4m Jean-Michel Basquiat

Analysis
Auctions

New artists to the block bring excitement to Phillips Contemporary evening sale in London

New record set for Alex Katz, but less-familiar names also exceed expectations

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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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Venice Biennale

A cacophony and a symphony: the musical Biennale

Venice will ring out to the sound of music this year, as the Biennale features works ranging from orchestras and prisoners’ work songs to hip-hop and wind chimes

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YouTube

Artist Matthais Fritsch sued by reluctant YouTube star as “Technoviking” alleges breach of privacy

Litigation continues over the artwork that went viral

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Art fairs

New galleries and keen collectors at Design Miami

The modern and contemporary design fair's profile is rising

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Design Miami

Design Miami/Basel to relocate to more spacious hall in exhibition complex

Change was inevitable if the fair was to stay in Basel, as the limitations of the original site would have restricted its growth

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Forgeries

Growth in internet sales forces fraud issue

Identifying forgeries being sold on websites is not enough to tackle the problem

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Forgeries

Victims of forgery are ‘left in limbo’ by legal proceedings

Recent high-profile trials mean collectors are wondering where to turn if they think they have fakes

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Gagosian Gallery

Grow, grow, Gagosian: Gallery expands to Brazil

Temporary space in Rio de Janeiro means the gallery’s total space is greater than Tate Modern

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Art Basel

Dealers' efforts pay off at Art Basel 2012 as buyers seem unruffled by economic troubles

Art Basel '12 fair report

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Art Basel

Collectors continue to expect—and find—the best at the 43rd edition of Art Basel

Dealers upbeat as first waves of visitors to the fair put any economic worries aside

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Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch and modern media at the Tate Modern

The Modern Eye is on show until 14 October

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Art market

Qianlong seal finally finds a buyer

After the first sale fell through, the seal's second buyer gets a bargain

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Art Basel

Art Basel's parent company decides on the gentle approach in ArtHK takeover

MCH Group has slow-burn, long-term plans for Art HK

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Forgeries

Indonesian tycoon Tong Djoe loses appeal in fake case

An Indonesian businessman has lost his appeal against claims that he sold a fake painting, according to reports in the Singapore press

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Forgeries

Fears grow that Greek art market is riddled with forgeries

A legal case brought against Sotheby’s by a major Greek collector could be the tip of the iceberg

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Auction Report

Sale reports: Impressionist and Modern, Surrealism, and Contemporary

Peaks for best modern and contemporary artists High prices for works by Miró, Bacon, Moore and Richter are reminiscent of the boom

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Interviews

Interview with dealer Santo Micali on finding new markets for pre-Columbian art

Argentina, Mexico and Brazil could be the future for a field struggling with limited supply