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In the December print edition:

  • Middle East must tackle looting 
  • Fonthill Abbey, the great Gothic folly, rises again
  • Special report: 2014 year in review

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In this week’s edition


Van Gogh Museum gets all emo

A redisplay puts more emphasis on what draws visitors to the Amsterdam institution—the artist’s tortured life

Outsider artists go to Washington

National Gallery of Art planning exhibition on the significance of America’s self-taught artists for the nation’s mainstream Modern art

Swiss museum accepts Gurlitt's problematic bequest

Kunstmuseum Bern could face years of litigation from heirs claiming looted works

More in museums in the print issue:

  • Musée d’Orsay reveals pick of its acquisitions
  • Cooper Hewitt puts can-do spirit into the house Carnegie built


New evidence of art theft in Cairo

Photographs show Mausoleum of Salar and Sanjar stripped of wooden frieze

Josef Albers's Manhattan mural could return to New York

World Trade Center Transit Hub among possible sites being considered

Artists’ studios in Moscow seized, union says

The city has been cracking down on subsidised workspaces

Shanghai Biennale is more about process than product

With the theme Social Factory, the show takes a conceptual turn away from the spectacle of China’s art market

Sean Scully, Zen master?

A major solo show at the Shanghai Himalayas Museum draws connections between the Western abstractionist and Eastern traditions

More in news in the print issue:

  • How Reynolds ‘improved’ a Rembrandt
  • Guggenheim Abu Dhabi to do 1960s onwards, the Louvre up to that date


Don’t call Hockney a Pop artist

In a live interview screened before a new documentary opening this week, the 77-year-old painter reveals how active he still is with his work

Ed Ruscha says artists should 'put the pedal to the metal'

As solo show opens in Rome, the Los Angeles-based artist reflects on his adopted city's population surge

‘Alfred Barr made us pull out all the old junk’

Rodchenko and Stepanova’s grandson gives an insider’s insight into the lives of the Russian avant-garde artists

More in features in the print issue:

  • Rebuilding Manhattan: Josef Albers’s destroyed Modernist mural
  • Interview with Douglas Gordon: Here comes the mirror man

louisa buck's diary

James Franco’s Fat Squirrel

Art Basel's head of VIP relations Andreas Siegfried gathered quite a cluster of big names at his west London home to unveil the latest paintings by the multi-tasking movie star

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V&A casts new light on plaster casts   

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London this weekend celebrates the reopening of its newly renamed Weston Cast Court, formerly called the Italian Cast Court, after an ambitious project to conserve the casts and restore the gallery to its original Victorian splendour. Missing, but not missed, from the festivities was a century’s worth of dirt, which conservators spent two years painstakingly removing from around 60 casts, including those of Ghiberti’s five-metre-tall bronze doors from the Baptistery in Florence and Michelangelo’s David, 1501-04, a peace offering from the Grand Duke of Tuscany to Queen Victoria after he thwarted an attempt by the National Gallery in London to export a painting by Ghirlandaio from Italy… READ MORE

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Discounted tickets to Remix London

Remix Summit London is the flagship chapter in a series of global summits on culture, technology and entrepreneurship. These pioneering forums explore the future of culture, creative cities and the creative economy. Remix London 2014 takes place from 2 to 3 December at Google's London Headquarters in Covent Garden and is set to feature more than 75 speakers. Thanks to our partnership with Remix, we are very happy to offer our readers 20% off tickets to the summit with the code: REMIXANP



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