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Three to see

Three to see: New York

Museum shows closing this month

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Larry Fink

Photographer Larry Fink recalls “magnificent” marchers

Steven Kasher Gallery to host fundraiser pegged to anniversary of Women’s March

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Street art

Where the street artists have no name: Haifa art collective teams up with U2 on music video

Broken Fingaz, who have never revealed their identities, turn more political following the 50th anniversary of Israel’s 1967 war and occupation

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Conservation

Kurt Schwitters’s Merz Barn in Lake District up for sale

Chinese collector may step in to save the barn, after Arts Council rejects funding bid

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Art market

Julia-Peyton Jones gives Sturtevant her first posthumous show in London

Ropac gallery exhibition to include artist’s famous reconstructions of Andy Warhol’s Flowers

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Museums

A rehang, a mega-show and 1.5m visitors: Tate Britain director’s vision

Alex Farquharson reveals the global, social concept behind planned redisplay of museum’s collection, covering 500 years of British art

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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

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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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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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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

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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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Museums

China gets first state-funded photo museum

Foto Lianzhou festival paves the way for city’s permanent venue devoted to the medium

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Politics

Trump: the first year

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Museums

Masterplan revealed for Nelahozeves castle restoration

London-based firm Wright & Wright Architects to redevelop 16th-century home for Czech private collection

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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Three to see

Three to See in London in 2018

From King Charles I to the King of Pop

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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

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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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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

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Exhibitions

Sean Scully brings sculptures and paintings to Mexico City's Barrágan landmark

Irish artist will show works in the horse stalls at Cuadra San Cristóbal

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Exhibitions

Damien Hirst gives exhibition to former spot painter Rachel Howard

Howard and John Copeland to take over Newport Street gallery in February

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Appointments

Architectural historian appointed director of The Queen’s art collection

Tim Knox, currently director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, is a keen connoisseur of works of art

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Art market

Qi Baishi paintings set new $141m record for Chinese artist

Set of 12 ink panels by traditional master sell to Chinese buyer at Poly Auction Beijing for RMB931.5m

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Street art

Should street art be protected? New York’s 5Pointz lawsuit tests the US Visual Artists Rights Act

After a jury decided in favour of the street artists who sued over the destruction of their work, a Brooklyn federal judge is now considering the closely watched case

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Auctions

Newly discovered Artemisia Gentileschi painting sells for €2.4m at auction in Paris

Self-portrait as Saint Catherine, another woman who resisted, achieves record price for the artist

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Law

Jewish Museum severs ties with curator Jens Hoffmann over sexual harassment allegations

While the former Artforum publisher Knight Landesman moves to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him

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Exhibitions

Artist William Tillyer given year-long platform by London dealer Bernard Jacobson

Stalwart gallerist to launch five shows and a monograph on the painter, who turns 80 next year

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Politics

Beijing artist who filmed mass evictions of migrants released on bail

Hua Yong was arrested after posting images of government crackdown

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Restitution

Düsseldorf faces Nazi-era claim for Franz Marc’s foxes

Painting hangs in the city’s Museum Kunstpalast

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Biennials & festivals

High-tech art in Houston: data-driven installations look at issues like Hurricane Harvey and mass incarceration

The works were commissioned and presented as part of the art and music festival Day for Night

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Biennials & festivals

Elmgreen & Dragset bring a bit of Istanbul Biennial to Germany

Curators of this year’s show, with the theme of home and neighbourhoods, show key works at Munich museum

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Museums

German museums report 2.5 million drop in visitor numbers in 2016

Number of people visiting art museums in the country has dropped by 7.4 per cent

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Appointments

Ralph Rugoff named artistic director of the 2019 Venice Biennale

Director of London’s Hayward Gallery will organise 58th International Art Exhibition

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Three to see

Three to See: London

From Michael Armitage’s powerful Gauguin-like scenes at the South London Gallery to Marguerite Humeau's hypnotic installation at Tate Britain

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Acquisitions

Serpentine 2017 pavilion snapped up by Malaysian buyer

Francis Kéré’s structure in London will head to Kuala Lumpur next year in deal struck with Ilham Gallery

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Conservation

Lasers and water gel used to restore Medieval altarpiece from Rimini

The treatment of Frankfurt’s Liebieghaus museum's fragile alabaster ensemble could pave the way for future loans

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Controversies

Polish parliament gift shop removes Jewish figurines from sale

The trinkets drew criticism from anti-racism campaigners

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Three to see

Three to See: New York

From Munch’s marvelous misery to the changing face of Mecca

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In the frame

Fabric Workshop and Museum shows artists’ creative process through detritus