Michael Prodger

Beyond its backstory, ‘Shot Sage Blue Marilyn’ is both one of a series and an image made in part by a reproductive method

The UK’s prominence as a place to buy and sell the most prestigious art is under sustained threat

The painter Ilya Repin straddled both Ukrainian and Russian cultures

Francis Bacon’s turbulent love for George Dyer is visible on the canvas

A new excavation to find the third Riace statue is planned

From cryptocurrency to pandemic plagued exhibitions, it’s been an eventful year in art

A vast global market in stolen and forged art and artefacts has only grown in the context of the pandemic, but technology and international policing may be catching up

The new owner of Antoinette’s jewellery will not just get exquisite gems but a provenance that is equally perfect and poignant

A new book revisits the painter’s death and returns the verdict that it was suicide after all

How the multiple Mona Lisa copies, and their prices, testify to the longstanding fame of the painting and its mystique