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Outsider Art Fair Offers Fresh Home for Art World Misfits

Sarah Cascone
The global odyssey takes them to Ghana, Haiti, and New Zealand.

Massive Old Masters Forgery Ring Busted in Spain

Alexander Forbes
A Goya was on offer for €900,000.

Constable Painting Bought for $5,000 Sells for $5 Million at Sotheby's

Eileen Kinsella
The consignor had acquired the work at Christie's London in July 2013.

Artgenève Proves There's More to Switzerland than Art Basel

Coline Milliard
The boutique fair's fourth edition is off to a strong start.

Increase in Antiquities Smuggling Busts amidst Government Crackdown

Henri Neuendorf
Over 2,200 illicit items were recovered on Wednesday.
Canaletto The Piazzetta: Looking East, with the Ducal Palace

Canaletto, Caravaggio Fail to Sell at Christie's Worst Old Masters Sale Since 2002

Brian Boucher
The bloodbath saw just 41 percent of lots find buyers.
Karon Melillo DeVega, Money Laundering. Photo: via Fine Art America.

Dr. Doom Warns of Art-World Money Laundering in Davos

Sarah Cascone
Does the art market need better oversight? Nouriel Roubini thinks so.

Which Artists Conquered the Market in 2014?

Brian Boucher
After a year of record highs, artnet News analyzes the auction data.

Bruegel, Tiepolo, Reubens Shine at Sotheby's Old Masters Sales

Eileen Kinsella
"You can get a really good Old Master for the same price as a Lucien Smith."

Will Bronzino and Caravaggio Demolish Auction Records at Christie's?

Brian Boucher
Two very rare works by the Italian masters go to the auction block Wednesday.
Tracey Emin workig on Exorcism of the Last Painting I Ever Made at Andreas Brändström gallery, in 1996Photo via: The Guardian

Saatchi Is Selling Another Seminal Tracey Emin Installation

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Is he shamelessly capitalizing on the artist's rising market?
A mockup of Art Central Hong Kong's tents Photo: Courtesy Art Central

New Fair, Art Central, Challenges Art Basel in Hong Kong

Zoe Li
Can Hong Kong Handle Another Art Fair?
Two Civil Guard agents inspect one of the fake Joan Miró drawingsPhoto via: Guardia Civil

Picasso, Miró, and Matisse Forgery Ring Busted

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
A Spanish art dealer was allegedly in on the scheme.
Jeff Koons, Fait d'Hiver (1988) Photo: Courtesy Christie's via artnet Price Database

Jeff Koons Plagiarism Lawsuit Could Top Millions

Alexander Forbes
Is appropriation a valid artistic strategy or pure theft? A French court will decide.
Jerrold Nadler

New York Representative Jerrold Nadler Slams Christie's and Sotheby's

Brian Boucher
The Congressman claims the auction houses are giving him the runaround.
The London Art Fair, in 2014Photo: © James Champion via LAF

Survey Shows Dealers Confident Art Market Bubble Will Last

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Although 2014 will be a tough act to follow.
US Capitol, West Side Photo: Martin Falbisoner via Wikimedia Commons

No Artist Resale Rights for US, for Now

Coline Milliard
Congress failed to vote on the measure before the end of their latest session.

Vito Schnabel Taking Over Bruno Bischofberger's Gallery Space

artnet News
There's a shake-up coming to St. Moritz.
FIAC 2014 Photo: © Marc Domage, courtesy FIAC

France Changes Tax System to Benefit Artists

Alexander Forbes
But in other EU countries, turmoil over taxes on art remains.
Marina Picasso. Photo: courtesy AFP.

Picasso's Granddaughter Is Selling $290 Million Worth of His Art

Sarah Cascone
Picasso's Cannes villa is also up for sale.
A 1940 Mobil Oil advertisement featuring Harold Anderson's Patching Pants (right panel) Via: ebay UK

Collectors Sue Gallery Over Fake Norman Rockwell

Alexander Forbes
It's not the first time the appraiser involved has been accused of shoddy work.
Jeff Koons interview.

Second Plagiarism Claim Against Jeff Koons in Two Weeks

Alexander Forbes
The first controversial work has already been pulled from Koons's current show.

Europe's 10 Best Art Fairs in 2014

Alexander Forbes and Coline Milliard
See who didn't make the list.

The Most Admired Art Dealers of 2014

artnet News
These art world tastemakers had a great year.
2. Francis Bacon, Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards (in 3 parts) (1984) sold at Christie's New York on May 13, 2014 for $80,805,000.

Who Were the Most Expensive European Artists at Auction in 2014?

Coline Milliard
Modern art continues to dominate the top results.
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