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Compotier et tasse, a cubist painting from 1909, had been offered for private sale in New York
He was in the right place at the right time – so why is Chagall regarded as an also-ran of Modernism?
This is a story about making amends for cultural asset-stripping in the grand style. A little over three hundred years ago, the debt-ridden grandson of Sir Robert Walpole, England's first Prime Minister, sold off to Catherine the Great of Russia the great art collection amassed by his grandfather.
Alison Jacques Gallery, London
Cosmetics heir and heavy-weight philanthropist Leonard A Lauder has donated 78 pieces to the museum
Casino magnate who tore masterpiece with his elbow sets record price for artist with deal
Hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen has bought a famous Picasso painting from casino mogul Steve Wynn for a record price, according to a report in the New York Post.
New overseas owner of 'Child with a Dove' is free to take it home as soon as Courtauld show ends
The Courtauld Gallery, which has brought us a succession of tightl focused small exhibitions in recent years, has come up with another real stunner. Becoming Picasso is the story of the Spanish painter’s arrival – brash, determined and hungry for the bohemian life – in the French capital in 1901.
A few years ago now, former Goldman Sachs employee-turned-venture-philanthropist Yana Peel noticed that her toddler son had become fascinated by a piece of art hanging in the family home. Sara Walking, by Julian Opie, the artist who found widespread acclaim after designing the cover art for Blur: The Best Of, featured a traffic light-like outline of a woman doing precisely what its title suggested: walking.
Amelia Bullmore's funny, filthy dialogue propels three old mates through the highs and lows of friendship
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Audacious thieves stole seven paintings worth a total of £250m from a Rotterdam museum in one of the biggest art raids in recent history.
For 20 years, Willem Cordia had relaxed from overseeing the shipping-to-textiles business empire that earned him the nickname the “Onassis of Rotterdam” by becoming one of the world’s largest art collectors, amassing 250 works by some of the most illustrious names in painting.
To the Nazis they were 'degenerates', but among Germany's Modernists was a titan of contemporary art
If the work doesn't grab you, there's always the bin ...