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Art market

Spanish police investigate nuns over religious sculpture that surfaced at Tefaf last month

The sculpture is thought to have been illicitly sold from a convent in Granada

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Art market

Spanish still-lifes test the staying power of a dealer's legacy at Christie's

Two works from the private collection of renowned New York dealer Herman Schickman, previously on long-term loan to the Met, hit the auction block today

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Exhibitions

Grandmaster flash of the Mediterranean—Joaquín Sorolla comes to London's National Gallery

The enormously productive painter wielded the fastest of brushes on often huge canvases, suffusing them with Spanish sun and colour

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Books

How to try to understand Jusepe de Ribera's many scenes of violence

The Spanish artist’s extraordinary paintings of tortured bodies and tormented souls

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Liechtenstein

The Prince of Liechtenstein is making another attempt to take his Coello portrait from the UK to Austria

Will the third time be lucky?

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Art market

Battle to buy Barceló’s prized bullfighters

Auction houses experience surprisingly high demand as the most expensive living Spanish artist has his best year yet

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Pere Portabella

Tate Modern looks inside the mind of Pere Portabella

The veteran Catalan director has a season of films on show at Bankside

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Art fairs

Private collectors active at Arco but museums too quiet

We look at the talking points and early sales

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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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National Gallery

Spanish portrait bought by Prince of Liechtenstein detained in UK

The National Gallery is now trying to raise the funds to buy it

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Colonial art

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is to display Spanish colonial works

Exhibitions will be held for months due to long-term loan

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Restitution

V&A sends stolen monstrance on long-term loan to Spain

The 16th-century silver object had been taken from a church in Toro in 1890

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Spain

¡Viva España! Spanish market comes of age alongside strengthening economy

Interest in the field is surging as new collectors enter the fray

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Colonial art

The Museum of Fine Arts of Santa Fe aims to bridge the gaps between cultural differences in New Mexico

Time to stop being ashamed of those Conquistadores, and to think about the Spanish-speaking population today

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Francisco Goya

Travelling survey places Goya's images of women in their context

The National Gallery of Art

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Books

Pilars, Doloreses, Imaculadas etc catalogued at the V&A

Includes a selection of masterpieces of Spanish sculpture

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Colonial art

“Converging Cultures: art & identity in Spanish America”: a much anticipated exhibition

Four years late, the major show of Spanish colonial art and culture reveals the viceroyalties of New Spain and Peru produced during Spanish dominion

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Art market

The ever more successful international ARCO

Solid sales in the first days