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Tickets go on sale for London’s first ever Art Night

Tickets have gone on sale for London’s first ever Art Night that will incorporate the Strand and surrounding areas in the capital. London’s streets will play host to works by artists including Cecilia Bengolea who will be exhibiting at East Piazza in Covent Garden and Koo Jeong A who will …


Bonhams breaks records at Middle Eastern and Lebonese art event

Art auctioneers Bonhams has broken ten records at its Middle Eastern and Lebonese contemporary art event. The sales broke 10 records for seven artists from the Art of the Lebanon sale and three from the Middle Eastern Modern and Contemporary Art sale. The top-selling lot, Nubian House by Hussein Bicar, …

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Christie’s owner Pinault to unveil collection in Paris gallery

The owner of Christie’s auction house François Pinault is to house his €1.2bn collection of contemporary masters at the Bourse de Commerce in the French capital of Paris in the vicinity of the Louvre. The luxury goods magnate that also is a major shareholder in retailer Kering Group has a …

The Clarion List

The Clarion List expands offering to London

The Clarion List the directory of art service providers has added London to its portfolio and expanded its offering to cover 24 US art markets upping its listings by 66% to a total of more than 4,000 entries. Created by former Christie’s executives Jessica Paindiris and Gaia Banovich the platform …

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Art Dubai appoints former journalist Myrna Ayad as fair director

Art Dubai has appointed Myrna Ayad to its senior management team in the role of fair director. She will take up her post on 1 May this year and start working on the eleventh event alongside VIP relations director Lela Csáky and international director Pablo del Val. The current director …

National Gallery of Art

Walton Family Foundation makes $10 million donation to National Gallery of Art

The Walton Family Foundation set up by the owners of American retail giant Walmart have gifted $10 million to the National Gallery of Art in the US capital Washington to honour the legacy of art scholar John Wilmerding. He is a trustee at the museum and the gift will establish …

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Hiscox states online art sales climbed 24% to $3.27 billion during 2015

Online art sales reached $3.27 billion, up 24% in the last 12 months despite a decrease in global art auction sales in 2015, according to a new report by insurance giant Hiscox. The Hiscox Online Art Trading Report has indicated that the lower end of the art market could be …

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Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel invests in Frieze art fair

Ari Emanuel the co-chief executive of the Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG that represents clients including Oscar-winners Matthew McConaughey and Kevin Costner has confirmed he is to invest in this year’s Frieze London art fair. He is the first outside investor in Frieze that was set up as a private venture …

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FBI hunts Warhol print art thieves and offers $25,000 reward

The FBI has offered a reward of $25,000 (£17,500) for information leading to the recovery of seven Andy Warhol soup can prints stolen from the Springfield Art Museum in Missouri. The prints are part of a group of 10 and were stolen when burglars broke into the gallery last week. …

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Suspected $135 million Caravaggio found in French loft

Mystery surrounds a painting that has been found in the loft of a house in the south of France that could be a $135 million missing masterpiece by Italian painter Caravaggio. The painting was discovered in the house in Toulouse two years ago and passed on to art expert Eric …