Arts and Entertainment Damien Hirst,

Damien Hirst has today unveiled a new spot painting based on Disney character Mickey Mouse.

Anselm Kiefer: Des Meeres und der Liebe, White Cube, Hoxton Square, London

A resolute appetite for destruction

Bag a bargain Chapman and boost a career

Art collectors can pick up a bargain in the contemporary art market next week – whilst also helping a great cause.

Contemporary art from Sri Lanka - picture preview

The first major exhibition of Sri Lanka’s leading contemporary artists to be held since the end of the country’s civil war in 2009 opens in London today.

National treasures: The British contemporary art scene

The latest British Art Show is a magnificent mélange of ideas, says Laura McLean-Ferris – and a testament to the rude health of our contemporary scene

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.

Dexter Dalwood: A brush with death

From Kurt Cobain's greenhouse to Sharon Tate's living room, Dexter Dalwood's paintings are haunted by mortality. Peter York delights in the morbid brilliance of this year's favourite for the Turner Prize

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

Another eye-catching move from Brand Saatchi, you might say. To create, and then to move on. This time, by gifting many artworks from his private collection to the nation, and by throwing in the Saatchi Gallery on the Kings Road to boot, he is undeniably creating an enduring legacy for himself which will be called, when it opens in 2012, The London Museum of Contemporary Art.

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.

Tom Sutcliffe: Characters in search of the title

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