13 February 2015

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HSBC Leak Reveals Key Art World Tax Avoidance Connections

Leaked documents from HSBC’s secretive Swiss banking arm have this week reveal snippets of private information about some of the bank’s art world clients. There are 100,000 individuals and companies listed in the 2005 to 2007 records, and found in the leaked papers are the French artist Christian Boltanski, the fashion photographer Helmut Newton and […]

1 November 2011

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Ai Weiwei Handed Tax Bill For Millions

Dissident Artist; “They needed an excuse to take me away for 81 days” The Chinese authorities have given written notice to the dissident Artist Ai Weiwei to pay 15m yuan ($2.3m; £1.4m) within fifteen days. This relates to a case dating back several months which resulted in his abduction and jailing last spring. Mr Ai […]