Once, the establishment might have left the unsavoury implications to the viewer’s own intelligence

The most expensive post-war work sold last year fetched just over $91 million. The most expensive Old Master sold for $21.5 million

How the shallow culture warrior hoodwinked a generation

Is a super-rich collector having works stolen to order?

Full of events and individuals worthy of toasting for every day of the year

An enjoyable visual book that acts as a history of aviation

The moral standards of creative giants

The Louvre’s anniversary exhibition has been a fraught exercise from first to last

Michael Prodger takes a look at the artists who paint politics

Ethical values and financial necessity are not always perfectly compatible