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Potential Restitution Claim for Renoir Prompts Preemptive Suit

NEW YORK—Representatives for the estate of a Chicago couple who owned a landscape painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Illinois last month after an attempt to sell the work at auction was blocked when the auction house discovered evidence that the work might be one of several sold under duress in Europe in the 1930s because of the Nazi regime. Read More

Excavation, 1950, from the MoMA exhibition.  Credit: ©2011 THE WILLEM DE KOONING FOUNDATION/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, MR. AND MRS. FRANK G. LOGAN PURCHASE PRIZE FUND, RESTRICTED GIFTS OF EDGAR J. KAUFMANN, JR., AND MR. AND MRS. NOAH GOLDOWSKY, JR
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Shaping de Kooning’s Legacy

Behind the scenes of the artist’s long-awaited retrospective at MoMA are not only curators but also dealers, lawyers, collectors, and heirs. Read More

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‘Conversion’ Presents Thorny Issues for Art Owners

NEW YORK—An art collector who placed most of his collection in storage with a Manhattan dealer has brought a lawsuit against the dealer for selling his artwork, valued at more than $5 million, and failing to remit the proceeds to the collector. Read More

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‘The Global Appetite Is Increasing’

The top ten collectors on our list. Read More

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The Trouble With Warhol

A high-profile lawsuit and a scandal over "posthumous" Brillo boxes have brought scrutiny to the methods used by the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board—and its responsibility to the owners of Warhol works. Read More

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Rebounding

The top ten collectors on our list. Read More

French-Algerian artist Kader Attia's aluminum-foil Ghost, 2007. ©2009 KADER ATTIA/COURTESY SAATCHI GALLERY, LONDON
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Making an Impact

The work of artists from Arab and North African countries is thriving, complex, and increasingly visible on the international scene. Read More

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The Chinese Art Explosion

As works by Chinese artists fetch multimillion-dollar prices, the international art world is waking to the power of the Asian market. China has spawned hundreds of new galleries, 1,600 auction houses, art fairs, and growing numbers of contemporary-art collectors, while accusations surface that some are engaging in widespread speculation. Read More

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The Top Ten

'The Ship Sails On'. Read More

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$25 Billion and Counting

Auction sales are what one dealer calls the “visible part of the iceberg.” But how big is the rest of it? According to dealers, auction house experts, and other advisers, the private art market is exponentially larger—fueled by increasing demand from Russia, Asia, the Middle East, and other emerging markets. Read More

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The 2007 Top 10 Collectors

‘The Offer-You-Can’t-Refuse Market’ Read More

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Are You Looking at Prices or Art?

Experts discuss how market appreciation is affecting art appreciation. Read More

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Gold Rush

Until a few decades ago, Gustav Klimt was relatively ignored by the art establishment. Now his paintings are among the most expensive ever sold. How did the Viennese painter’s prices rise so high so fast?. Read More

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Christie’s and Sotheby’s: On the Champagne Trail

In their competition for clients, the top auction houses resort to wining, dining, hand-holding, house calls, appraisals, loans, guarantees, single-work catalogues, and providing employment for consignors’ children. Read More