9 April 2021

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Frieze Cancels Prestigious Los Angeles 2021 Art Fair

Just when it looked like the LA art scene was recovering from COVID, Frieze LA has found it necessary to cancel its 2021 event

7 April 2021

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Van Gogh and Hals Theft Arrest – Bayeux Tapestry Loan In Jeopardy – $55m Picasso At Christie’s

Van Gogh and Hals Theft Arrest – Bayeux Tapestry Loan In Jeopardy – $55m Picasso At Christie’s

Middle East Art News: Sacha Jafri Sells Massive Painting For £45m – Art Dubai Launches – Qatar Museums Unveil Inaugural Tasweer Photo Festival

The world’s largest painting, created by a little-known British artist Sacha Jafri, has been sold at auction in Dubai for £45m to  French crypto businessman Andre Abdoune.

23 March 2021

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Banksy Game Changer Raises £16.8m For NHS Charities

Banksy ‘Game Changer’ painting Raises £16.8m For NHS Charities At Christie’s in London

18 March 2021

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New London Gallery Weekend Announced For June 2021 – Christie’s Drops Impressionist Nomenclatures – Marina Abramović Guest Curates WePresent Series

New London Gallery Weekend Announced For June 2021 Christie’s Drops Impressionist Nomenclatures Marina Abramović Guest Curates WePresent Series

17 March 2021

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Cy Twombly Foundation Louvre Lawsuit – Nazi Era Klimt Painting Returned – Gerhard Richter Holocaust Panels Permanent Loan

Cy Twombly Foundation Louvre Lawsuit – Nazi Era Klimt Painting Returned – Gerhard Richter Holocaust Panels Permanent Loan

16 March 2021

Art Basel UBS Reports 22% Drop In The Art Market 2021 

Art Basel and UBS have presented The Art Market, an annual global art market analysis. It found global sales of art and antiques reached an estimated $50.1 billion in 2020, down 22%

15 March 2021

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Damien Hirst Releases 10k NFT Drawings With HENI – Only 4% Of Auction Sales Are Women Artists – Former Fulham Town Hall To Host Art Exhibitions

Damien Hirst Releases NFT – Only 4% Of Auction Sales Are Women Artists – Former Fulham Town Hall Hosts Art Exhibitions

12 March 2021

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Heather Phillipson’s Tate Britain Commission – Early Yayoi Kusama Works Auctioned – Luma Arles Creative Campus To Open In June 

Heather Phillipson’s Tate Britain Commission – Early Yayoi Kusama Works Auctioned – Luma Arles Creative Campus To Open In June 

11 March 2021

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Christie’s £50m NFT Milestone – Senior Curator Mark Godfrey Quits Tate – Cindy Sherman Moves To Hauser & Wirth

Christie’s £50m NFT Milestone – Senior Curator Mark Godfrey Quits Tate – Cindy Sherman Moves To Hauser & Wirth

10 March 2021

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Banksy Game Changer Mural Donated To The NHS Auctioned

A mural by the elusive Street Artist Banksy titled ‘Game Changer’ will go under the auction hammer at Christie’s

28 February 2021

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Duped You: The Story Of Knoedler’s $80m Art Fraud – Netflix

Made You Look: The True Story About Fake Art is a new to Netflix documentary. It charts the demise of Knoedler New York’s oldest commercial art gallery.

26 February 2021

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What’s The Fuss About Non-Fungible Tokens? – Edward Lucie-Smith

Suddenly my web feed is full of information about Non-Fungible Tokens – the latest form of digital art. Here, for example, are images of items of digital furniture, set – each one of them – in sweeping desert landscapes.

17 February 2021

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Banksy Hula Hoop Girl Removed And Sold From Nottingham Wall

The Banksy mural known as ‘Hula-hoop Girl’ that appeared on a residential street in Nottingham last October has been hacked from the wall.

3 February 2021

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28 January 2021

Sotheby’s Botticelli Portrait Sells For Record $92m – Star Rembrandt Painting Withdrawn

The sale of Young Man Holding A Roundel  1470-80) by Sandro Botticelli, which went under the hammer today at Sotheby’s has made in excess of $80m ($92.1m plus fees).

28 January 2021

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Signed Decourt Painting Discovered – TEFAF Maastricht 2021 Dates – Largest UK Art Exhibition Announced 

Signed Decourt Painting Discovered – TEFAF Maastricht 2021 Dates – Largest UK Art Exhibition Announced 

21 January 2021

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Trump Pardons Gambling Gallerist Helly Nahmad – Art Basel Postpones Flagship Fair Again – Stolen Salvator Mundi Recovered

Less than 24 hours before leaving office Donald Trump granted pardons to dozens of convicted criminals including the gallerist Helly Nahmad.

8 December 2020

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John Lennon’s Death 40 Years On – What Sold At Art Basel Miami Beach – Jeffrey Epstein’s $139m Christie’s and Sotheby’s Sales

John Lennon’s Death 40 Years On – What Sold At Art Basel Miami Beach – Jeffrey Epstein’s $139m Christie’s and Sotheby’s Sales

7 December 2020

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Monolith Found On The Isle of Wight – Rex Whistler’s Racist Tate Mural – Christie’s NY Post War Results

Artlyst Fast News: Monolith Found On The Isle of Wight Mirrors US Finds

17 November 2020

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Frieze And Basel 2021 Fairs Have A Rethink As COVID Takes Its Toll

Frieze Art Fairs seem to be having a rethink as a result of closures due to COVID. First off, the 2020 New York and London fairs were cancelled and put online

17 November 2020

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Chagall’s Largest Artwork Auctioned – Prix Pictet Theme Announced – Jade Montserrat Performs

News In Brief: Chagall’s Largest Artwork Auctioned – Prix Pictet Theme Announced – Jade Montserrat Performs

12 November 2020

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John Waters Gift To Baltimore Museum – Spain’s Latest Horrific Art Restoration – CINOA Begs UNESCO For Art Trade Cooperation

An Open Letter From CINOA Congratulates UNESCO for their 50-year anniversary of the 1970 Convention but pleads for better representation of the facts and better cooperation for the art trade

23 October 2020

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Marian Goodman To Close London Gallery – Is This The Tip Of The Iceberg?

Marian Goodman is to close her London gallery. A statement released today explained, “Dramatic changes” in the art world propelled the decision.

22 October 2020

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Banksy’s Show Me The Monet Sells For £7.6m At Sotheby’s

Banksy’s Show Me The Monet Sells For £7.6m At Sotheby’s

8 October 2020

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Your Frieze London 2020 Online Guide – Artlyst

The Frieze London 2020 platform for modern and contemporary art has announced the opening of both Frieze and Frieze Masters.

4 October 2020

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Royal Opera Auctions Hockney Portrait To Cover COVID Debts

An iconic portrait by the British Artist David Hockney of Royal Opera House boss Sir David Webster will go under the hammer this month at Christie’s. It has been suggested that the painting will fetch up to £18m.

Paula Rego Severs Ties With Marlborough And Joins Victoria Miro

The British/Portuguese artist Paula Rego has severed ties with her long-term gallery Marlborough and joined Victoria Miro

24 September 2020

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$80m Price Tag For Botticelli Portrait To Be Sold At Sotheby’s

A portrait of a Young Man Holding a Roundel by Sandro Botticelli painted in the 15th century will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in January. Young Man Holding a Roundel is expected to fetch more than 80 million dollars the highest estimate ever placed on a work by an Old Master in Sotheby’s history, the auction house says.

15 September 2020

COVID19 Blamed For 36% Drop In Gallery Sales Art Basel Reports

Art Basel has published their 2020 mid-year survey ‘The Impact of COVID- 19 on the Gallery Sector’ shows smaller galleries have been hardest hit, while online selling platforms are a growing priority. 

15 September 2020

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FIAC Paris: Artworld Mourns Another Major Fair Cancellation

The French are a defiant lot when it comes to business and culture, but COVID and new EU movement regulations have cancelled FIAC Paris the last major fair of the year to announce it will not be taking place in October.

10 September 2020

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Meet The Next Generation Saatchi Gallery Entrepreneurs

The daughter of advertising mogul/collector Charles Saatchi has announced the launch of a new gallery in London’s Mayfair.