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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


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”...


The travails of Ai Weiwei

In 2011, the artist Ai Weiwei was arrested by Chinese authorities on charges of posing a threat to national security. He was released 81 days later, but the harassment did not end there. A new documentary looks at Ai’s life following his release and the troubles he has faced since. “I have a difficult life,” he says in the film. “It doesn’t make me weaker or stronger. I just have to face it.”

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