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Warhol’s first “Selfie”, as it’s being dubbed, has just sold for £6million (RO3m) at Sotheby’s while Dali is having his body exhumed over a parental DNA extraction legal battle won by his self-proclaimed daughter, 60-year-old Pillar Abel. To me, the two artists are linked not only by their financial success within their lifetimes but also

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Woody Allen has said he would never join a club that would allow anyone like him to become a member. For hundreds of years elitist rules that dictate “sorry, you’re not invited” have created a hunger for admission to the “Art Collectors Club”. Auction houses such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s have nurtured this by-invitation-only group

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Politics and art have always overlapped, from as early as Michelangelo’s work in the Vatican, which was commissioned to depict the Catholic church’s views, to the 1930s when Diego Rivera’s mural The History of Mexico recalled the Mexican Revolution. The 1943 iconic image of Rosie the Riveter by the US artist Norman Rockwell will forever

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