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In this week’s edition


Picasso: ready for his close-up

John Richardson reveals how the artist made the camera his own

Venice, unfiltered

Critics react to Okwui Enwzor’s curatorial vision for next year's Venice Biennale

Contemporary artists flock to the opera

The Metropolitan Opera in New York has commissioned TJ Wilcox, George Condo and others to create trailers for its productions

Sunken Egyptian treasure gets European tour

Travelling exhibition aims to raise sorely needed funds for Egypt’s antiquities ministry

More in news in the print issue:

  • Moscow officials accused as heritage is destroyed
  • Artist asks "slaves" to march on New Orleans


The billionaire behind the newly opened Vuitton museum in Paris

Bernard Arnault’s personal taste in art is “very elegant, very bourgeois”

Permanent home planned for Arab Modern art

Mathaf in Qatar this week announces a long-term exhibition drawn from the museum's 8,000-strong collection

C/O Berlin moves to new home in the German capital

Centre reopens today in the Amerika Haus near the Helmut Newton Foundation

More in museums in the print issue:

  • Frank Gehry talks about his museums and Paris retrospective
  • A peek inside the Louvre Abu Dhabi


Turkish museum and library destroyed amid protests

Culture minister blames pro-Kurdish demonstrators for violence during unrest sparked by Islamic State’s siege of Kobane

Do you Duomo?

Crowdfunding campaign launched to restore cathedral spire

More in conservation in the print issue:

  • How to put Monet back together again
  • The antiquated video bake-off


Colombian art is having a moment

ArtBo fair, which closed this week, is just one part of a thriving scene in Bogotá

Christie’s appeals to Chinese sensibilities in first-year anniversary sales

The auction house also opened a new exhibition and office space in the Rockbund’s Ampire Building

More in market in the print issue:

  • The rise and fall of DIY magnate’s art fund
  • Fabergé fakes grow with prices


Can a biennial fix New Orleans?

In its short life, the Prospect biennial in Louisiana has lurched from critical acclaim to near-collapse. Can the third edition, opening this month, at last achieve its aims to help regenerate the city?

A better Prospect for African-American artists

In reflecting New Orleans’s racial mix, the biennial, which is in full swing this week, is breaking the mould

More in features in the print issue:

  • Interview: Camille Henrot—life, the universe and everything


The many sides of Helen

The memory of the late PR dynamo Helen Scott Lidgett is maintained through a year-long annual award to graduating MA students from her alma mater, St Martin’s

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A picture-perfect opening for the Rijksmuseum's Philips Wing

The title of the Rijksmuseum’s first 20th-century photography exhibition, “Modern Times”, which opens on Saturday (1 November-11 January 2015), could be read as an institutional statement of intent… READ MORE

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In the October print edition:

  • Is it time for Italy to reverse its art export laws? 
  • New Orleans: can Prospect 3 give the biennial and the city
    a new lease of life?
  • International report on art and tax: what you need to know

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