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The United States returned to Colombia 38 ancient artefacts plundered over decades by a private American collector described as a ‘modern-day Indiana Jones.’ The artefacts are the pre-Colombian ceramic pottery from the southern Narino highlands and the Caribbean.

On November 15, Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale will be highlighted by Francis Bacon’s Study of Henrietta Moraes Laughing. It comes from the Collection of S.I. Newhouse, one of the greatest connoisseur art collectors of the 20th Century.

The buyer of street artist Banksy’s work, ‘Girl with Balloon’ that was partially destroyed moments after it was sold at Sotheby’s action, has proceeded with the purchase at the price agreed on the night.

The National Gallery has received a £4 million gift from Julia and Hans Rausing towards the refurbishment of its largest and one of its most visited rooms. It houses the Gallery’s world-class collection of Italian 17th-century paintings.

The Frick Art Museum is showcasing ‘Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper’ featuring life-size paper sculptures based on historic clothing, created from artfully painted, pleated, crumpled, and manipulated paper by Isabelle de Borchgrave.

The Frac Centre-Val de Loire will inaugurate the first exhibition in France dedicated to the Spanish experimental scene of the 1960s and 1980s. The retrospective portrays the incredible adventure of the University of Madrid’s Computing Center.

On 18 October, Phillips will launch UnBound, a new series of online-only auctions of contemporary artworks, editions, and photographs to be held on the company’s own platform. Its company’s goal to provide a new way to engage with emerging collectors.

Sotheby’s announced the launch of Sotheby’s Home, an online consignment marketplace specialising in vintage and antique furniture, decorative objects and accessories. It aims to connect collectors and design lovers.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that The Costume Institute’s Spring 2019 exhibition will be Camp: Notes on Fashion. It will explore the origins of the camp aesthetic and how evolved from a place of marginality to have an influence on mainstream culture.

Israel unveiled a stone pillar engraved with an ancient inscription showing that the spelling of Jerusalem in its present-day Hebrew form was already in common use some 2,000 years ago.

Sotheby’s present their autumn auctions of furniture and decorative arts in New York. Offering more than 900 lots, the trilogy of sales celebrate the art of collecting through a captivating array of objects, spanning from the 16th Century through to today.

Pierre Théberge, highly regarded in both Canada and abroad for his grand, thematic exhibitions, died October 5, 2018 after a long illness. As Director of the National Gallery of Canada, he made many important acquisitions.

On 11 November Christie’s will offer the painting that marked the moment Vincent Van Gogh ‘crossed the divide into contemporary art,’ Coin de jardin avec papillons, 1887.

A twice-stolen ancient Persian artefact is in Tehran’s national museum after a New York court ordered it returned to Iran. The limestone relief was handed over to Iran’s representative at the United Nations last month.

Phoenix Art Museum is presenting Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire, the first major U.S. exhibition on Teotihuacan in more than 20 years. It showcases more than 200 artefacts and artworks from the UNESCO World Heritage.

Florida International University’s Frost Art Museum, the Smithsonian Affiliate in Miami, announces a powerful new season of exhibitions and programming for Art Basel Season 2018 in Miami.

Doyle’s inaugural sale in the new category of Fine Modern Art will be held on October 17. The sale offers works by a wide range of American, European, Asian and Latin American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

At Sotheby’s London, Jenny Saville’s masterful seated nude self-portrait Propped (1992), which features the artist gazing down at the viewer, made a record-shattering £9.5 million ($12.4 million).

MPavilion 2018, designed by Barcelona-based architect and educator Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós, has opened in the Queen Victoria Gardens. It marks the first public work in Australia by a female Spanish architect.

Christie’s France will organise three events

As part of Paris Photo, Christie’s France will organise three events around photography. The department will present for the first time, on November 8, a monographic sale dedicated to the Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto.