Arts and Entertainment The Bay Psalms Book sold for $14.2 million at a Sotheby's New York auction last night

The work has become the most expensive printed book in the world

It's Just the Beating of My Heart, By Richard Aronowitz

An alcoholic art dealer has a dangerous affair

Rare blue diamond set to fetch £3.8m

A rare internally flawless blue diamond is expected to fetch up to £3.8 million when it is sold at auction next month.

Exposed for public view, Constable's rude period

Sketch was considered too risqué for Victorian standards of morality

Freud self-portrait sold for £2.8m

A self-portrait of Lucian Freud nursing a black eye after a punch-up with a taxi driver sold for more than £2.8 million when it went under the hammer.

Michael Glover: Giacometti showed man boiled down to his godless essence

It is not in the least surprising that a figure of a walking man by Alberto Giacometti should have broken auction records for 20th-century art at Sotheby's. Giacometti was a giant of 20th-century art. It was just a matter of time before the collectors noticed.

£4.7m - the average auction lot as art bounces back

The turning point that Britain’s ailing art market had been praying for seems to have arrived, at long last.

Giacometti sculpture sells for world record £65m

A life-size bronze sculpture by Alberto Giacometti has been sold at auction for the world record price of £65,001,250.

Ann Dumas: My Week

A curator at the Royal Academy recounts the preparations needed for the new Van Gogh letters exhibition

Artist back at Tate after porn controversy

Artist Fiona Banner has been invited to create an installation for Tate Britain, eight years after plastering the gallery's space with a vivid description of a pornographic film.

'Shy' Spanish beauty joins Rubens catalogue

Unknown portrait expected to reach £6m. Andrew Johnson reports

Can Frieze reheat the art market?

Not so long ago the business of buying and selling art took place in a whirl of private jets, parties and Prada, but could this be the year the bubble bursts? As Britain's biggest fair opens, Alice Jones searches for signs of boom and bust – and picks the 10 hottest artists to look out for

For sale: Van Dyck (1 careful owner since 1712)

The last self-portrait painted by Sir Anthony van Dyck, one of the most famous portrait painters, is to go up for auction after 300 years in a private family collection.

Leger's lustre fades without Stars

Ten declared at Doncaster as oldest Classic again looks in need of rejuvenation

Art with plenty of heart

South Africa's leading artists are joining forces with their British counterparts for a star-studded charity auction later this month

Old Masters make Hirst look so last year

What's old is new again in the art market. Not long after being put in the shade by record-breaking prices being achieved by works from contemporary artists such as Damien Hirst, Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon, Old Masters are back.

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