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$45 Million Tapestry Breaks World Record for Chinese Art

Henri Neuendorf
Billionaire Liu Yiqian says he's proud to bring the rare "thangka" back to China.

Which Top 50 Living Artists Performed Surprisingly Well at Auction in 2014?

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We crunched the numbers to find out what collectors are really buying.

What Are Top Dealers Bringing to Art Basel Miami Beach and Why?

Eileen Kinsella
Find out what's hot, what's not, and where the deals are.

Asian Art Auctions Pop: Christie's Hong Kong Evening Sale Hits $82 Million

Zoe Li
Sanyu, Shiraga and Zao Wou-Ki are big winners.

Barbara Hepworth Takes Top Lot at London's British Art Sales

Colin Gleadell
Christie’s had the highest value sale, at £12 million.
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Will Dan Loeb Take Sotheby's Private? Stock Rises 9 Percent on Departure of William Ruprecht

Philip Boroff
Change is coming to the world's second biggest auction house.

€500 Million Ponzi Scheme Suspected at Paris Museum

Coline Milliard
Is the Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits just an elaborate front?

German Broadcaster Selling Off Collection to Cover Debts

Henri Neuendorf
Key pieces of modern art could be at risk.
ARCO Madrid 2014, Photo: Luis Alda, Courtesy ARCO Madrid

Spanish Art Market Can't Shake the Recession

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Meager growth and lacking auction infrastructure make for negligible industry output.

ART021 is the Chinese Fair You Need to Know About

Sam Gaskin
It's fast establishing itself as the most important art fair in mainland China.

Why Are Yayoi Kusama's Works Selling Like Hotcakes?

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In the past 72 hours, 12 Kusama works have sold at auction in New York.

Will Contemporary Istanbul Win Turkey's Art Fair Fight?

Coline Milliard
With Art International snapping at its heels, the veteran rival changes tack.

Phillips Contemporary Evening Sale Reaps $52 Million

Eileen Kinsella
Robert Ryman and Willem de Kooning ​are the golden boys of the lively evening.
Mayan female leader, dated between 550 and 950 AD, which sold at the Bonhams auction for $25,000. The INAM says it’s a fakePhoto via: El País

Mexico Says Bonhams Knowingly Sold Fake Antiquities

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Twenty-nine dubious pieces went under the hammer on Wednesday.

$250 Million Turkish Museum Heist Was an Inside Job

Alexander Forbes
An anonymous antiques dealer came forward to expose the perpetrators.

Rothko Reels In $45 Million at Sotheby's $343.6 Million Contemporary Evening Sale

Eileen Kinsella
And new records set for Jasper Johns, Glenn Ligon, and Jean Dubuffet,
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Sotheby's Third Quarter Private Sales Plummet 61 Percent

Philip Boroff
Executives insist the trend is temporary.

Crackdown on Cash Transactions Hurts Artissima Dealers

Alexander Forbes
But the Italian fair's experimental approach wins out in the long run.

Turin Rebounds As Collectors Flock to Artissima, Italy's Top Fair

Alexander Forbes
The fair is a treasure-trove of artistic discoveries.

Independent Projects Hosts a Winning Mix of Galleries

Cait Munro
Tied to the auctions, the fair brings in the secondary market.

$65 Million Manet Leads at Christie's $165 Million Imp Mod Sale

Eileen Kinsella
And a 1939 gouache on paper by Joan Miró sells for $1.2 million.
Beatriz Milhazes, Havai (Hawaii) (2003), Durham Press, Inc., at IFPDA Print Fair.

All You Need to Know About New York Print Week

Sarah Cascone
All the hottest artists' prints come to New York.

Who Are the Top 100 Most Collectible Living Artists for November 2014?

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Our definitive list, factoring in the October auction results.

Market Snapshot: Ansel Adams

Chloe Wyma
Adams’s majestic landscapes set the “gold standard” in the photography market.

Test-Driving the GAVEL Calculator at Sotheby's Record-Breaking Sale

Christie Chu
Does the buyer realize she may be spending $10 million for the premium?
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