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A $450 million da Vinci is cool. Here's the real reason rich people spend millions on art

Gasps rippled through the Christie's auction house. And then cheers. "Salvator Mundi," a 600-year-old painting by Leonardo da Vinci, had just sold for $450 million.<p>It was the most expensive painting ever sold at auction.<p>What makes the stratospheric price even more remarkable? The poster-sized …

Art Expert Removes 200-Year-Old Yellowing Varnish From A 399-Year-Old Painting, And The Difference Is Unbelievable

A protective finish is applied to keep paintings safe from wear, but they will discolor as a result of time going by. About two hundred years ago, …

First world war dazzle painting revived on ships in Liverpool and London

If passersby cannot work out what is going on with a newly transformed first world war ship berthed on the Thames, then that is entirely deliberate – just as German U-boat captains were baffled and confused 100 years ago.<p>The German artist Tobias Rehberger has covered HMS President, above, in a …

Henry VIII portrait: copy of Holbein painting expected to sell for £1m

Oil-on-oak-panel work in the style of the renowned court artist may have been sold for just £1 in 1801, and shows the ailing king in his 50s<p>A portrait of Henry VIII that may have been purchased for £1 in the 19th century is expected to sell for about £1m at auction.<p>The painting – oil on oak panel – …

Klimt and Basquiat sales could help Sotheby's smash London record

Auction of impressionist, modern and surrealist art next month has combined pre-sale estimate of nearly £400m<p>Works of art with a combined upper estimate of nearly £400m, representing one of the highest-value auctions to be staged in London, have gone on display.<p>The works include one of the few …

Fine Art

US billionaire defends refusal to sell £30m Pontormo painting

J Tomilson Hill attacks ‘false statements’ over his rejection of National Gallery’s bid for Portrait of a Young Man in a Red Cap<p>An American billionaire and philanthropist has attacked what he described as “false statements” made over his refusal to sell a 16th-century masterpiece to the National …

Art

First world war painting expected to reach up to £1m at Sotheby's

A Dawn by CRW Nevinson draws ‘without pageantry’ on the artist’s experience as a volunteer ambulance driver in France<p>When A Dawn, a painting by CRW Nevinson of haggard French troops marching to the front in 1914, was last sold in 1964, it fetched £300. Now regarded as one of the English artist’s …

‘Fake’ John Constable painting turned out to be £2,000,000 original

An art dealer has been given the surprise of his life after finding out a piece of art once thought to be a fake is actually an original worth …

Bristol: The Other Private View Project

Exclusive to the 2017 edition of The Other Art Fair Bristol (1st – 3rd September), the team are delighted to present a collaborative Private View …

Let This Street Artist’s Murals Inspire You To Live Your Dreams

Ivan Preciado has been spraying paint on walls most of his life. He’s bold with his colors and his can strokes. That boldness has led to a life as a legit street artist, with his murals sought after far and wide. That success didn’t come from giving up — or letting someone else set the rules. It …

Alice Cooper finds Warhol artwork after decades rolled up in storage

<b>US rock musician Alice Cooper has found a classic Andy Warhol artwork rolled up in storage after more than 40 years tucked away alongside tour equipment.</b><p>The singer had forgotten about the work, entitled Little Electric Chair, presented as a gift in the 1970s.<p>"It was a rock 'n' roll time, none of us …

Just months after torrid reviews for his show in Venice, Damien Hirst is closing shops in Devon and New York. Is the £250m artist losing his Midas touch, asks SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE

The world’s richest artist, Damien Hirst, seems to be losing his Midas touch.<p>Just months after enduring torrid reviews for his latest show in Venice, …

From self-portrait to selfie at Saatchi

London’s Saatchi Gallery, one of the world’s premier art galleries, is staging a unique exhibition on the self-portrait through the ages – from 16th century masters to the present-day selfie.<p>“93 millions selfies are taken every day, I believe, so it’s very much part of the world in which we live, …

Damien Hirst's new work suggests we Eat the Rich

Ever the shrinking violet, Damien Hirst’s new series of screen prints is entitled Eat the Rich, and takes on the pharmaceutical imagery he’s …

Meet the guerrilla artist plastering a liberal metropolis with pro-Trump posters

By Avi Selk<p>Avi Selk<p>Reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Look, it's Sabo, the conservative guerrilla artist of Los Angeles. A rare sighting. Sort of.<p>He was spotted this week smothering rent-a-bike baskets with Make America Great Again stickers in one of the most liberal cities in the country. On a wall between …

Posters

Sex shop converted into tiny Japanese art gallery by Persimmon Hills Architects

Persimmon Hills Architects has transformed an illegal sex shop into a dramatic wedge-shaped micro-studio and gallery space in Japan's Kanagawa …

Art Galleries

Meet The Graffiti Artist Behind Some Of The World’s Most Iconic Murals

Victor Ash is old school. He came up on the mean streets of Paris as a graffiti writer in the early 1980s. Ash tagged any wall, alley, building, or street he could find. He refined his skills with trips to New York — where he befriended members of New York’s iconic graffiti scene. By the end of the …

Tate Modern to stage largest UK retrospective of Modigliani's work

Exhibition, which will include the gallery’s first virtual reality experience, will give a nuanced view of the Italian artist’s life<p>It wasn’t the voluptuous curves of the naked woman, stretched out across the window of a small Paris gallery in 1917, which horrified the police commissioner who …

Sketches and Sketchbooks of Famous Artists

It is a privilege to get to see inside someone else's sketchbook for it is almost like getting a chance to see the world through their eyes for a …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Three men charged over Damien Hirst counterfeits that sold for $400,000

Fake ‘limited-edition’ Hirst prints were sold online to dozens of buyers by a New York group that included a man previously imprisoned for a similar scheme<p>Three men were charged in New York on Monday with making counterfeit Damien Hirst prints which they sold on for more than $400,000.<p>The fake …

Fine Art

Soldiers Remove Artworks From Bangkok Gallery

<b>BANGKOK</b> — Soldiers visited two art galleries in downtown Bangkok Thursday and ordered one to remove three photographs from an exhibition without …

Banksy offers free art to people who vote against the Tories

Banksy has offered fans an exclusive free print if they vote against the Conservatives in the general election.<p>The artist posted on his website …

The Most Beautiful Origami Art

Sipho Mabona is a professional origami artist based in Lucerne, Switzerland who was born with a natural gift. At the young age of five, he folded his first paper airplane. In 2000, after having folded planes for fifteen years, destiny called. Mabona ran out of paper airplane designs so he turned to …

Origami

teamLab - Ultra-Technologists

Ai Weiwei - The Dissident<p>One of the most controversial figures associated with installation art is certainly <b>Ai Weiwei</b>. Expanding the definition of …

Art

What Was the First Abstract Artwork?

What Makes an Abstract Expressionist Painting Good?

Expressionism

Artist Tips – Canvas: A Blog By Saatchi Art

A Saatchi Art curator explains it all.<p>A creative rut. We’ve all been there, crumpling up pieces of paper, …<p>Quick tips for presenting your artwork in …

Making It in the Art World If You’re Not a Rich Kid

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Art Galleries

Controversial and renowned Chinese photographer Ren Hang dies aged 29

Ren Hang was arrested many times for his sexually explicit, joyously celebratory photography. Although he was globally renowned, he never gained the …