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Contemporary art from Sri Lanka - picture preview

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Personal view of Warhol to fetch £5m

An Andy Warhol self-portrait from 1967 went on public display yesterday for the first time in 37 years.

Record sales at Christie's

Christie's enjoyed record sales last year as demand for contemporary art rebounded strongly.

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Leading article: Made for walking?

Look but don't touch? The very notion seems outlandish in the increasingly interactive world of contemporary art.

Paris decides exhibition about teenage sex is too raunchy – for teenagers

Paris's reputation as a home of artistic liberation has taken a fresh blow with the banning of teenagers from a photographic exhibition about teen sexuality – because of fears of legal action.

Traditionalists outraged at Versailles' modern makeover

Outraged traditionalists are due to demonstrate outside the Palace of Versailles tonight against an invasion of the gilded former home of French royalty by a radical contemporary art exhibition.

Leading article: National treasure

Just like contemporary art itself, Charles Saatchi's decision to donate Tracey Emin's unmade bed (along with around 200 other artworks and his Chelsea gallery) to the nation is likely to divide opinion.

Michael Glover: A welcome addition to our modern cultural landscape

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Saatchi gives up his art – and his name – for the nation

Collector's eponymous King's Road gallery to be handed over and renamed Museum of Contemporary Art

High-profile divorce stuns art world

Backbiting and turf wars have soured the deal between revered auction house and UK's most influential gallery.

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