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Niki-pedia: de Saint Phalle gets a retrospective

NEW YORK— On Sept. 7, the Nohra Haime Gallery opened a 44-year retrospective of work by Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002), the French artist who is best known for her whimsical, brightly-painted polyester sculptures. 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
Features

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

Canadian VitaPro mogul, philanthropist, and collector Yank Barry showing off one of his 74 Degas bronzes, cast from "recently discovered" plasters.
Investigations

Adding to the Confusion

A dealer’s appraisal of bronzes cast from plasters said to be authentic lifetime works by Degas adds to the controversial nature of the enterprise. Read More

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Features

‘The Global Appetite Is Increasing’

The top ten collectors on our list. Read More

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Salvator Mundi, c. 1500 Oil on walnut panel, 25 13/16 X 17 7/8 inches (65.6 X 45.4 cm)  ⓒ 2011 Salvator Mundi LLC
Investigations

UPDATED: A Long Lost Leonardo

One of the owners of a lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci has confirmed its discovery and authentication Read More

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Market

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

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

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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Features

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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Features

The Top Ten

'The Ship Sails On'. Read More

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Market

$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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Investigations

The Mysterious Journey of an Erotic Masterpiece

Femme nue couchée, one of several Courbets owned by the Hungarian Jewish collector Baron Ferenc Hatvany, disappeared after World War II from a Budapest bank vault. The painting resurfaced 50 years later in Slovakia, setting off a cat-and-mouse game that resulted in its restitution to Hatvany’s heirs—who loaned it to the Courbet retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris. Read More

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Features

The 2007 Top 10 Collectors

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

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Market

Are You Looking at Prices or Art?

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

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Investigations

The Scandal Sweeping Russia’s Art Market

Forgers have been retouching hundreds of works by minor European artists, putting the signatures of major Russian artists on them and selling them for many times their worth. Read More