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art berlin 2017: Has Berlin’s Art Fair Finally Grown Up Here’s the Full List of Exhibitors for the First-Ever Art Düsseldorf, MCH Group’s Regional Fair in Germany

THauser & Wirth Plots Major Expansion Into Asia With Hong Kong Gallery and Two New Offices

The ‘Winner Takes All’ Art Market: 25 Artists Account for Nearly 50% of All Contemporary Auction Sales

Alice Walton Launches Foundation Dedicated to American Art

The Centre Pompidou’s Florence Derieux Joins Hauser & Wirth as Director of Exhibitions

Collector Maja Hoffmann builds an iconoclastic home for her LUMA Foundation in the south of France.

David Hammons to Curate ‘Artist’s Choice’ Show at Museum of Modern Art

Birmingham Museum of Art Names Graham C. Boettcher Director

Phillips CEO Edward Dolman on His Formula for Outfoxing Christie’s and Sotheby’s (Hint: It Involves Guarantees)

Expo Chicago 2017 Courted New Collectors and Exhibited Energy Fit for the Future

Auction Preview: Christie’s Another Xxi Century: Arts of Figuration 1900-1950, Paris, September 19

The Gray Market: Why documenta 14’s Budget Mess Is More Complicated Than It Seems (and Other Insights)

Berlin Dealer Johann König Plans a New London Gallery—and Explains Why Brexit Will Help It Thrive

Hidden for Decades, Francis Bacon’s Tragic Final Pope Painting Will Now Go on Sale at Christie’s London

Documenta 14 Curatorial Team Fires Back Against ‘Speculations’ and ‘Half-Truths’ of Financial Mismanagement

Collectors Irmina Nazar and Artur Trawinski to Launch Organization to Promote Eastern European Art

Celebrity Art Dealer Gets 4 Years in Jail After Stealing Works From His A-List Clients for Nearly 30 Years

Biennale des Antiquaires (The Paris Biennale) 2017 at Grand Palais, Paris

Cathleen Chaffee Named Chief Curator of Albright-Knox Art Gallery

U.S. Pavilion at 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale to Feature Seven Exhibitors

Cecilia Alemani Named Artistic Director of Art Basel Cities Buenos Aires as Details Are Finally Revealed

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art to Change Its Name

'That '70s Show: Cool Art from the Collection' at Colombia Museum of Art

In perhaps Adam Szymczyk's boldest anti-capitalist gesture yet, Documenta 14, which he curated, apparently ran up a $8.3 million deficit. Government officials have reportedly acted as guarantors in order to keep the show running.

Forced to Close, Berlin Dealer Micky Schubert Teams Up With Fellow Ex-Gallerist to Launch Brooklyn Art Incubator

‘Frieze Masters,’ A Group Exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Yves Saint Laurent Co-Founder Pierre Bergé Dies Aged 86

More Than Half of London’s Galleries Are Failing and 5 Other Blunt Observations on the Art Market From Condo’s Founder

Top 15 Must-See Art Exhibitions in New York and Berlin this September

Top Attractions in Chicago by the Director of Expo Chicago

Mutiny at the Met? Thomas Campbell on the Price of Modernization at America’s Greatest Museum

This Snowman Sculpture Stayed Frozen All Summer—And Now It’s Headed to MoMA

Art Industry News: Will Robert Soros’s $350M Divorce Destroy His Art Collection?

London’s Carroll/Fletcher Gallery Closes as Co-Founders Part Ways

Jennifer Y. Chi Named Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Brooklyn Museum

Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Lulu, Signal, 13 More Join the New Art Dealers Alliance

Artistic Director Rashid Rana Withdraws from Inaugural Lahore Biennale

Houston Museums Reopen After Hurricane Harvey

Uffizi Director Eike Schmidt Will Head to Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum in 2019

Sotheby’s Releases Prices for Controversial Sale of Works from Berkshire Museum, Rockwell Estimated at $20 M. to $30 M.

German Police Recover 15 Stolen Georg Baselitz Artworks Worth Nearly $3 Million

Freymond-Guth Gallery Announces Sudden Closure in Emotional Letter About the Art Market’s ‘Alienation’

Uffizi Gallery Director Eike Schmidt Makes Speedy Exit to Lead Another Top European Museum

How Julie Mehretu Created Two of Contemporary Art’s Largest Paintings for SFMOMA

What Brought All These Galleries to Copenhagen Art Week?

5 Key Auctions to Watch for September 2017

A New Generation of Berlin Gallerists Wants to Beat the Odds by Working Together

Germany to Bring International Contemporary Art to Beijing’s Forbidden City for the First Time

Fall Museum Preview: 30 Outstanding Art Exhibitions to See in New York This Season

A Multimillion-Dollar Norman Rockwell Is the Surprise Star of the Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Auction

National Endowment for the Humanities Pledges $1 Million to Arts Organizations Hurt by Hurricane Harvey

Christie’s and Hedge Fund Titan Move to Quash Turkey’s Lawsuit Over Ancient Idol

Texas Arts Institutions Assess Hurricane Harvey’s Damage

Artists Ai Weiwei, Shirin Neshat, and Laurie Anderson to Premiere Their Films at Venice Film Festival This Weekend

Court Grants Billionaire Rybolovlev’s Request for Sotheby’s Documents in Ongoing Feud With ‘Freeport King’

A Watershed LGBTQ Art Show Opens in Taipei, With a Mission

New York's Game of Gallery Musical Chairs Continues as Mathew Gallery Moves to 46 Canal

London photo exhibition explores human migration

Against the ‘New Normal’: How Artists are Responding to Terror and Tragedy with Alternative Media