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Cultural policy

British Museum would be 'honoured and delighted' to display Bayeux Tapestry after President Macron agrees loan

Historic embroidery to leave France for first time since the 11th century

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Art market

London Art Fair hits 30—and holds its ground

Bank of England governor Mark Carney attended the VIP preview of the middle-market fair

Blog
The Buck stopped here

Condo and London Art Fair openings bring art tribes out in force across the city

Blog
In the frame

Artist Alex Israel channels his inner Oprah Winfrey

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Acquisitions

Tacita Dean’s film of Hockney smoking bought by Royal Academy and National Portrait Gallery

Acquisition heralds triptych of London shows dedicated to Dean

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Museums

South London Gallery’s new Fire Station annexe to open in September

Exhibition spaces and an artist’s studio have been created in the Victorian building that was donated by an anonymous benefactor

Comment
Diary of an art historian

Stop reading, start looking

Today’s art history students are not getting a grounding in connoisseurship skills

Preview
Fairs

New York's Winter Antiques Show returns with a refreshed image

Fair stalwart joins the Instagram generation as it encourages dealers to forge links between past and present for its 64th edition

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Art market

Phillips to incorporate its Latin American offering in its main contemporary auctions

Citing record prices for works by Herrera, Schendel, and Oiticica, the auctioneer hopes move will stoke international demand

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Museums

New art route to make Moscow a ‘cultural capital of the world’

Realisation of GES2 in 2019 will link up four major institutions as part of the Museum Mile

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Vincent Van Gogh

New Vincent van Gogh drawing discovered

Unearthing of Montmartre sketch leads to authentication of second work

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Art market

Global auction sales up 25% to $11.2bn in 2017

Contemporary art leads market recovery at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips, according to ArtTactic report

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Commissions

Ai Weiwei and Antony Gormley in the running for Treasure Island commissions

The $50m San Francisco Bay redevelopment plan includes several large-scale public sculptures

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Monuments

New York City to move one controversial monument, while others remain

A commission created to review “symbols of hate” on city property has decided most will stay put with signage added to explain their history, while new works will be created to honour underrepresented communities

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Art market

Author Don Thompson takes issue with 'the last Leonardo' tagline and casts 2018 market predictions

$450m Salvator Mundi sale too late to be included in new book, The Orange Balloon Dog, but would have filled several chapters, economist says

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Forgeries

Fake Kandinskys, Malevichs, Jawlenskys? Top curators and dealers accuse Ghent museum of showing dud Russian avant-garde works

Scholar Vivian Barnett and dealer James Butterwick among the signatories

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Documenta

Artists, museum directors, scholars voice concern about Documenta’s future

An open letter calls for business chief Kulenkampff’s reinstatement and a new budget plan

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Art fairs

Armory Show’s Focus sector looks at the body and technology

Gabriel Ritter's display includes 34 artists from the 1970s to today, from Hermann Nitsch and Bruce Nauman to Tabita Rezaire and Patty Chang

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Contemporary art

Tate cuts ties with Anthony d’Offay amid sexual harassment claims

The retired dealer will no longer be involved with the Artist Rooms initiative

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Antiquities & Archaeology

New York DA’s Antiquities Trafficking Unit starts the new year with double seizures

The newly formed team, led by Assistant District Attorney Matthew Bogdanos, has been cracking down on ancient art dealers and collectors

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Protest

Online petition demands Sacklers and Purdue Pharma pay for rehab centres and Narcan dispensers

The activist group founded by the artist Nan Goldin, who revealed her struggles with opioid addiction, says it intends to pressure museums to refuse the philanthropic family’s money

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Auctions

Sotheby's snags a fresh £36.5m Picasso for February auction in London

Price sets a high bar for the auction house's first Impressionist & Modern offering of 2018

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Three to see

Three to see: Condo London 2018

Third edition of art-fair alternative and new exhibition model opens this weekend

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Collectors

French collector’s offshore sculpture park finally sees the light

Carmignac Foundation will launch a culture hub on the island of Porquerolles near St Tropez this summer

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African art

Paris's Dapper Foundation stalls talks over Cameroonian sculpture

Known as the Bangwa Queen, the object was either given to or looted by the German colonial agent Gustav Conrau

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Museums

Ink art museum opens in Shanghai suburb

Baolong Art Museum is backed by the collector Xu Jiankang

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Biennials & festivals

Mali Wu and Francesco Manacorda named co-curators of next Taipei Biennale

Exhibition opening in November will explore grassroots communities

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From Marilyn Minter's pleasant disruption to a celebratory goodbye in Harlem

Review
Exhibitions

Time to look: Laura Owens’s self-reflective paintings demand considered attention

Visitors should not rush through the Los Angeles artist’s mid-career survey at New York’s Whitney Museum

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Exhibitions

Sotheby's brings outsider art to Bond Street

Exhibition with charity Outside In shows work by "hidden" artists working outside mainstream society

Blog
The Buck stopped here

Jeremy Deller is lost in music at the Barbican

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Exhibitions

Brooklyn Museum first to show Yusaku Maezawa’s $110m Basquiat

Japanese billionaire has sent his prized 1982 skull painting on “world tour” after buying work at Sotheby’s last year

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Rachel Whiteread

First look at Rachel Whiteread’s suburban house sculpture in London’s new US Embassy

Sections of an all-American home have been mounted on the walls

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Amedeo Modigliani

Twenty Modiglianis seized by police in Genoa are fake, expert confirms

Works were exhibited at Palazzo Ducale in July when they were confiscated by the authorities

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Art market

Pace reveals details of its new Hong Kong space

Yoshitomo Nara show to inaugurate the new gallery during the week of Art Basel in Hong Kong

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Art market

Art exports help to reduce the UK’s trade deficit

Art exports to non-EU countries helped to reduce the UK’s trade deficit by £2.1bn to £6.2bn in the three months to November 2017

News
Exhibitions

French museums' new hoard of sculptures by Camille Claudel go on show at Musée d’Orsay

State stepped in and purchased major pieces by important female sculptor at auction

Preview
Fairs

San Francisco fairs target tech wealth

Fog Design+Art blurs genre boundaries and Untitled upgrades its venue in a bid to convert Bay Area browsers into buyers

Blog
In the frame

Forget the Lobster Telephone, Salvador Dali’s pièce de résistance was crayfish with herbs

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Acquisitions

Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros gives 200 works of Latin American contemporary art to six museums

The 90 works given to MoMA take the museum “in a new direction”, says director Glenn Lowry

News
Politics

Trump: the first year

How have artists responded to the US president’s first 12 months in office?

Comment
Museums

Museums must reassert their values in the face of a divisive and malevolent Trump

The 45th president's values are at odds with those that most museums hold at their core

Comment
Politics

How should museums respond to Donald Trump?

We asked directors of prominent US institutions what they can or should do

News
Art market

The future may be virtual, but who is running the show?

With VR going mainstream, legal questions about copyright and authorship are coming to the fore

News
Art market

David Zwirner to expand again with another New York gallery opening in 2020

Five storey Renzo Piano-designed space will become mega-dealer’s new global headquarters

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Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst to spotify Houghton Hall

Colour Space will show some brand-new works by Damien Hirst

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Leonardo da Vinci

A new Leonardo? Scholarly show claims to reveal master’s hand

Worcester Art Museum argues for reattribution of altarpiece panels by Verrocchio’s workshop

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Art market

New York court grants permission for Rybolovlev to use confidential documents in UK and Switzerland

Order could pave way for Russian billionaire to launch High Court case against Swiss dealer Yves Bouvier and Sotheby’s

Preview
The Year Ahead 2018

The top biennials and events coming up this year

Manifesta travels to Sicily and a new triennial is due to open in the US, while Glasgow and Liverpool welcome back their big exhibitions in 2018

Blog
The Buck stopped here

Sophie Jung rings in the new year with a ‘topless’ performance mixing Marxism and Mary Poppins

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Middle East

Artists sign letter in support of Lorde's decision to cancel gig in Israel

Shepard Fairey, Peter Kennard and Emily Young among those who back singer after she was branded an anti-semitic bigot in a full-page advert in the Washington Post

Preview
The Year Ahead 2018

Our guide to the most important new museums and expansions in 2018

From striking new spaces in France and the US to major revamps of old favourites in London and Los Angeles

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Ethics

Should museums display human remains from other cultures?

Vienna’s Weltmuseum criticised for displaying a trophy head

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In the frame

PR campaign helps us find our inner Picasso (played by Antonio Banderas)

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Museums

La Salle sell-off plan rebuked by professional museum and curator groups

Controversy prompts debate about the governance and ethics of university art museums

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In the frame

Sold out: tours organised by Christoph Büchel of Trump’s border wall prototypes prove very popular

Interview
Artist interview

Robot wars: Mark Pauline and Survival Research Laboratories

The Bay Area artist and his team build massive machines that act in dangerous performances—and they are opening their first gallery show in New York

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Museums

Saudi mega museum—King Abdulaziz Center in Dhahran—is finally moving ahead

Cultural powerhouse in the Gulf—backed by Aramco—is extending its local and global reach

Comment
Museums

How Egypt is destroying Cairo and civil society

The pharaonic new museum will not make up for misguided policies

Preview
The Year Ahead 2018

What the art world is looking forward to (and working on) in 2018

Key players highlight exhibitions and events that you should not miss this year—from Manifesta to Magali Reus

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Art theft

Indian jewels owned by Qatari sheikh stolen from Venice exhibition

Brooch and earrings removed during the day from a reinforced display case

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Museums

New York’s Metropolitan Museum to charge out-of-town visitors

City residents and students from New Jersey and Connecticut will still be able to pay what they wish

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Museums

US university museum announces controversial sell-off

Christie’s sale of 46 works from La Salle collection, by artists such as Matisse and Degas, has angered arts professionals

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In the frame

Damien Hirst mockumentary released on Netflix chronicles story behind epic Venice exhibition

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African art

Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum in Paris is ready to return African art

Head of the ethnographic institution applauds President Macron’s pledge to hand back African cultural heritage

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Biennials & festivals

Rapid response and mind-boosting robots: London Design Biennale participants reveal exhibition ideas

Israel’s entry will tap into turbulent times while Lebanon presentation reflects fantasy and reality of Beirut

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Obituaries

Pioneering US artist Betty Woodman dies aged 87

She was the first living woman to have a retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci is big business for Berlin copyists whose Salvator Mundi is in the pipeline

Russian brothers behind the replicas are planning a show of their Leonardo reproductions next year

Preview
Exhibitions

Van Gogh in Japan: research uncovers a two-way affair

Survey of Dutch master’s admiration for, and influence on, Japanese art is most ambitious yet

Analysis
Art market

What will 2018 hold for the art market?

Expect more guarantees, an Old Master revival and gallery innovation, says Georgina Adam, art market editor-at-large

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Politics

‘Putin is forever’—artists respond to the Russian president’s decision to seek a fourth term

The range of reactions reflects the ideological splits in country's arts and culture sector

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Art market

Third edition of art-fair alternative Condo gives 27 international galleries a prime London platform

The collaborative initiative involving established and emerging dealers is mooted as an alternative commercial model

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Middle East

Muslim leaders across the Middle East work with Israeli rabbis to keep the peace

Interfaith network says that its efforts are more difficult—and urgent—since President Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem’s status

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In the frame

Is Donald Trump lurking in your art collection?

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Awards

New Year’s Honours 2018: land art trailblazer Richard Long is made a knight

Other recipients include the gallerists Jane Hamlyn and Victoria Miro

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Cultural policy

Cultural figures profess support for Vladimir Putin at registration rally

Presidency bid backed by group of Moscow museum heavyweights

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In the frame

Sniffer dogs set to save Syria’s cultural heritage

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Conservation

Murillo's dramatic altarpiece back on display in Liverpool after a major clean-up

The restored Virgin and Child in Glory at the Walker Art Gallery reveals Spanish master's "exquisite skills"

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Obituaries

Artist and activist Tim Rollins dies aged 62

The education pioneer founded the K.O.S. collective which challenges “elite notions of fine art”

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Art market

Beyond Leonardo: the artists who led the auctions in 2017

We survey the top five results in key markets, from Old Masters to Post-war and contemporary

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Museums

Fashion display at Hermitage storage facility paves the way for textiles study centre

Peter the Great’s tailored justaucorps, Catherine the Great's gown and more on display in St Petersburg

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Biennials & festivals

Lahore Biennale back on track after a management overhaul

Artist and academic Iftikhar Dadi has joined the advisory committee of the biennale, which is due to launch next March

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In the frame

Lorenzo Quinn’s possible showstopper for collector Steve Cohen

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Museums

Collector David Walsh's subterranean Mona museum gets bigger in Tasmania

Pharos extension houses a light tunnel by James Turrell and oil installation 20:50

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In the frame

Make cheese, milk goats and ponder on Beatrix Potter in "land" art survey

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Exhibitions

Basquiat blockbuster and Schiele show lined up for Fondation Louis Vuitton next autumn

Spring show at Bernard Arnault’s Paris institution includes unseen collection works by artists such as Murakami and Matisse

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In the frame

Anyone for art? Asad Raza's tennis court installation in a former Milan church was ace

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Art market

Brexit impact reports—including an analysis of Creative Industries sector—are finally made public

But concerns raised about scant detail on future of the art market after exiting

News
Exhibitions

UK’s first permanent Virtual Reality space in an arts institution to open in London

Zabludowicz Collection’s project 360—dedicated to VR, film and video—opens next year

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Tax

How the new US tax law affects the art world

President Trump today signed sweeping changes to the tax system that will impact wealthy individuals, art businesses and museums

Review
Media & broadcast

J. Paul Getty is a monster beyond belief in Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World

Christopher Plummer portrays the billionaire art collector as a morally bankrupt villain who loves his art more than his family

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Three to see

Three to See in London in 2018

From King Charles I to the King of Pop

Podcast

Podcast episode 14: the top stories of 2017

From Louvre Abu Dhabi to Leonardo, Documenta to Trump, we look back at the year with our journalists Louisa Buck, Gareth Harris and Anny Shaw

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Three to see

Three to see in New York in 2018

Our pick of must-see shows opening in the coming year

Forgotten artists

Forgotten artists: Joseph Laoutaris

Grandson of reclusive British artist launches campaign calling for recognition of painter's work

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Museums

Outcry over Polish government’s changes to Second World War museum

Five hundred academics sign open letter criticising amendments to the permanent exhibition of major Gdansk institution

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Politics

Erdogan replaces Ataturk’s cultural legacy with his own

The Turkish president is to demolish a landmark opera house that symbolises the modernity of the country’s founding father

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In the frame

Women take over the tube: Njideka Akunyili Crosby for Brixton, Linder is Southwark-bound

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Art market

Mark Bradford to launch Hauser & Wirth’s Hong Kong gallery

The Los Angeles artist is creating a new series of large-scale paintings for the show

Blog
The Buck stopped here

Kati Heck’s paintings come to musical life at Sadie Coles