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Liu Yiqian Waves Off Tea Controversy, Says $36.3 Million Cup ‘Isn’t… Appropriate for the Masses’

Liu Yiqian, one of China’s biggest art collectors, made waves last week when an image of him drinking tea from an antique porcelain cup that he bought at Sotheby’s for $36.3 million (paying for the item with his American Express … Read More

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The $20,000 Picasso Catalogue the Art World Was Waiting For

Why scholars are clamoring for a near-exact copy of a Picasso catalogue published in black and white and last updated in 1978 Read More

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Socialist Realism’s Russian Renaissance

Champions of Socialist Realism are seeking to restore it to what they see as its rightful place in Russian art history. But even as it attracts billionaire collectors and appears in prominent exhibitions, some ask whether the official style of Stalin can overcome its past Read More

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China’s Growing Auction Giant

The Poly Group, a $40 billion state-owned enterprise, oversees activities ranging from arms dealing to an auction house that is the first in China to offer private sales and is rapidly promoting itself as a global brand Read More

A busy phone bank at Sotheby’s London sale of Impressionist and Modern Art this past June.
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The Pleasures and Perils of Auction-House Phone Bids

The popularity of telephone bidding at auction surges, despite the danger of dropped calls and bad connections Read More

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Edvard Munch’s Backyard Reveals Its Secrets

At Edvard Munch’s seaside retreat in Norway, archeologists are unearthing his belongings—and a new museum and hotel are going up Read More

Installation view of “Art for the Public by Chicago Artists of the Federal Art Project,Works Progress Administration” at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1938. 
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Retrospective: When the WPA Was New

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More

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The Dalí Sculpture Mess

The market for Salvador Dalí’s sculptures remains plagued by misinformation, unauthorized editions, ownership disputes, and some outright fraud. Questionable works are still flooding the market Read More

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Split Opinions on Sharing Profits

Debate on artist resale rights in U.S. heats up amid legal wrangling Read More

Jussi Pylkkänen, president of Christie's Europe is concerned about the impact of the resale royalty on the London art market
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‘Droit de Suite’ Debate Heats Up

Experts say expanded law will harm U.K. market Read More

Installation view of the inaugural exhibition.  Natural light enters the galleries through a series of skylights over a cast-in-place perforated convex ceiling.
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Seeing Still for the First Time

The new museum dedicated to Clyfford Still in Denver presents an unprecedented sweep of his work—even as its staff continues to make more discoveries Read More

Robert Gwathmey's  Prologue II, 1982, oil on canvas, 1962, sold for an artist's record of $72,000 at auction
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Southern Comforts

Gwathmey images of rural South gaining ground at auction Read More

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The Sam Francis Exhibition Boom

Seven Shows in U.S. and Europe Mark Publication of Catalogue Raisonné Read More

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Still Market Runs Deep

Ab Ex Master among “recession-proof” artists at auction Read More