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Issue 4, Friday, 18 October 2013  | Download this issue

Street art comes off the street at Moniker Art Fair

News The merging of contemporary art and graffiti has never been more apparent

News and analysis

Where to find works by Frieze favourites at a snippet of the price

News The Multiplied fair, founded by Christie’s, offers limited editions by big-name contemporary artists

Saatchi thinks big but sells (pretty) low

News Christie’s risky decision to host an auction of works from the collector’s holdings without reserves or estimates did not quite pay off

Hirst denies Qatar fig leaf is a cover-up

News Nude saint sports accessory for Doha show

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A bouncy house that breaks wind

News Emdash Award winner lets East End kids’ imaginations run free


Galleries might be young, but the art ain’t necessarily so

News analysis Frame and Focus feature work by established older artists and emerging young ones

Greek collector aids Athens museum

News National Museum of Contemporary Art bought 11 piece for €50,000 at Frieze

Tuileries Gardens will have a ball

News Large bronze sculpture by James Lee Byars heads to Paris

Elmgreen & Dragset make themselves at home

Interview The artists have created everything from a film script to kitchen units for their installation at the V&A

From here to eternity?

Feature Artists need to plan what happens to their homes, studios and art if they want to make sure their legacy endures

Breaking boundaries: art outside the park

Feature Our pick of the “embedded projects” around the city during Frieze

Artangel: 20 years since Rachel Whiteread’s 'House'

Feature Its most famous commission, a concrete cast of an entire East End family home, put the public art organisation on the map

My London top five: Stephen Deuchar

News Art world figures share their "don't miss" picks for shows going on during Frieze Week

Factual nonsense and fantastic mythologies

Books This appreciation of the late artist Joshua Compston is as chaotic as its subject


You can never be too safe or too shiny

Never in the field of human endeavour has so much been owed to so many for the safekeeping and security of works by Jeff Koons. A series of works on display on Gagosian’s stand at Frieze London are in safe hands, with a bevy of muscular “bodyguards”...


Italian Futurism 1909-44: Reconstructing the Universe

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism in the US opens at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum this month. “We’ve been wanting to do this show longer than I’ve worked here, and I’ve worked here for 20 years,” says Vivien Greene, the...
Gauguin: Metamorphoses 2014 Whitney Biennial Lygia Clark: the Abandonment of Art, 1948-88 When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South Oscar Murillo Glenn Brown Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010

MoMA discovers early films of black actors

Researchers at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York have found a group of 101-year-old movies believed to be the earliest existing feature film footage to include black actors. Although other films with African-American casts were made in the same era, MoMA’s reels are the only one known to survive. The museum will include them in the exhibition “100 Years in Post-Production: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film History,” which opens 24 October.

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