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Along with weddings and university, the workplace is the most likely place where we will meet our future partners. So it's no surprise that the media landscape is thickly covered with power couples, whose personal synergy is matched by their mutually advantageous professions. Here we list the leading pairs - and a few who are no longer media partners

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The Triumph of Painting

The alleged triumph of painting

Charles Saatchi has brought us a new sensation. The godfather of modern British art has declared that formaldehyde sheep and unmade beds are passé. After years of neglect, "painting" is back in vogue. An exhibition called The Triumph of Painting, featuring the work of six artists, will open at Saatchi's County Hall Gallery tomorrow. Pieces by Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst, works that defined a generation in British art, are being sold off or put into storage. The Medici of modern art has spoken - or so we are asked to believe.

The triumph of painting? That's a pretty rich claim

You should be suspicious of Charles Saatchi's grandiose claims, especially since some artists in his new show are worthless. But the boldness of his vision deserves high praise, says Tom Lubbock

Saatchi clashes with Serota over £200m 'gift' of artworks to Tate

Tate Modern refused an offer by Charles Saatchi to donate his entire £200m collection of modern art, Britain's leading arts patron claimed yesterday.

Sensation! British movers and shakers are losing their grip on international art

They are the most powerful players in the multimillion-pound world of art, organising exhibitions that attract thousands or selling works that make headline news - and many, including Charles Saatchi, are based in Britain.

The new Mr Big of modern art?

The artist made by Charles Saatchi sets out on her own with a £7,000 cast of celebrities

The artist who was plucked from obscurity by Charles Saatchi when he bought her kitsch painting of Princess Diana will today unveil Margaret and Denis Thatcher as her new celebrity subjects in her first solo show.

Emin: 'I'm more upset about kids being killed in Iraq'

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The fine aroma of roast shark

The fire which has consumed so many of Charles Saatchi's works of art may have left the traditionalists unmoved, but the odd thing is that in modern quarters the mood is not one of sadness either. In fact, it has been greeted ecstatically by some critics as an art happening of the highest order.

Charles Saatchi 'abuses his hold on British art market'

Gallery owner and ex-husband of new BritArt star reports the UK's most influential art collector to the Office of Fair Trading

Introducing Charles Saatchi's new protégés: A security guard, an ex-stripper and a drag queen

There is the security guard, the former stripper, the tattoo artist and the drag queen. Welcome to the strange new world of Charles Saatchi's latest artistic protégés.

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