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This year's charity appeal has raised more than £300,000 for our partner charity, Space for Giants, exceeding last year's total of around £250,000. We are within sight of breaking the record for a charity appeal by this newspaper – £356,000. So more donations would be appreciated.

Tracey Emin: What I liked best about the club was Michael

The Colony Room was a very eccentric place to hang out, quite mad. I would go there when pubs didn't open all day – it was great because it would be open all afternoon.

Man charged with selling Tracey Emin fakes

A man has been charged with fraud over allegations that forgeries of works by artist Tracey Emin were sold on eBay. One alleged victim claims to have paid between £15,000 and £20,00 for the pieces over two years.

Man charged over 'Tracey Emin forgeries'

A man has been charged after an investigation into the alleged sale of forgeries of artwork by artist Tracey Emin.

Counter culture: As Brit Art prices shot into the stratosphere, one website championed affordable works

Charlotte Philby celebrates 10 years of Counter Editions

'Double act' aims to dish up speedy profits at Selfridges' new eaterie

Mark Hix and Ratnesh Bagdai tell John Lawless how they made money in the teeth of the recession by avoiding the industry's two big mistakes

Mat Collishaw, Tracey Emin and Paula Rego, The Foundling Museum, London

The Foundling Hospital in Bloomsbury was created in the 18th century by a venturesome sea captain and shipwright called Captain Thomas Coram. It existed to alleviate the appalling suffering of the many wretched foundlings who were abandoned on the streets of London. Captain Coram's hospital took some of them in – alas, not all of them by any means. The great hospital itself was swept away in the 1930s, but there is still a Coram Foundation devoted to the needs of deprived children, and a glorious open space where the hospital once stood called Coram's Fields. One of the most entertaining public notices to be read in the whole of London is displayed at its entrance. This is not a public park, it reads. No adult is to enter unless accompanied by a child. We critics sometimes feel that way about exhibitions of contemporary art, that the sanity of a small child might help to refresh our eye.

Damien, can I bin that work you gave me?

After destroying all his possessions, artist wants pieces donated by his peers to meet the same fate

Fake Tracey Emin paintings found

The artist Tracey Emin, whose work sells for thousands of pounds a piece, has been inadvertently caught in the centre of a forgery ring specialising in reproducing her art, Scotland Yard revealed today.

The world in 2020: A glimpse into the future

Ten years ago we thought wireless was another word for radio, Peter Mandelson's career was over – and only birds tweeted. So what will life be like a decade from now?

Emin work to feature in climate change exhibition

Tracey Emin's latest work deals with the threat of climate change, but she admits she is a "bad advert" for action on the issue.

Art Barter: Artists and Artisans

You can swap almost anything for a painting, photo, or sculpture. Andrew Johnson reports

Tracey Emin: Lady Liberty

She's not about to leave Britain as a tax exile – but she is spreading her wings abroad. Tracey Emin gets personal in a New York hotel bed with David Usborne
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