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In this week’s edition


London contemporary sales put their best faces forward

Representational works and portraits perform well at Christie’s and Sotheby’s

Phillips organises UK’s first digital art sale

Auction house joins forces with Tumblr and Paddle8

More in market in the print issue:

  • Perrotin signs Jesús Rafael Soto estate
  • Online trading platform launched


Lawsuit brought by Peggy Guggenheim’s grandchildren dismissed

Paris tribunal rejected the case, which sought to revoke the collector’s donation of art and Venice home to a New York foundation, on Wednesday

Fraud investigation into German art adviser widens

Heirs of Aldi supermarket tycoon Berthold Albrecht accuse Helge Achenbach of falsifying invoices for art

Art worth $4.5m found hidden in Brazilian shipping container

Authorities in Rio de Janeiro are investigating whether the works are part of a money-laundering scheme

Banks of the Tiber to become an outdoor art gallery

William Kentridge provides glimpse of his multimedia mural at Rome’s MaXXi museum this week

More in news in the print issue:

  • YBA show cancelled in Russia
  • Only one female artist in France's top ten list


Latin American art on show in London will head to Los Angeles

Getty conservators preview works from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection ahead of Pacific Standard Time 2

Mauritshuis modernisation impresses author of Girl with a Pearl Earring

Tracy Chevalier, the writer and curator, revisits the Dutch museum and its inspirational work by Vermeer

Corcoran merger under scrutiny

Complaint filed on Wednesday against plan to combine gallery, school and university in Washington, DC

Pushkin hires Moscow architect for expansion

Yuri Grigoryan’s design preserves historic buildings, unlike Norman Foster’s stalled proposal

Zaragoza stacks up with new CaixaForum

Centre for contemporary art opens in the north-eastern Spanish city

Arresting show in former Avignon prison

Lambert Collection installs works behind bars while its home is closed for expansion

More in museums in the print issue:

  • Politics of holding Manifesta 10 in the Hermitage
  • National Gallery in London to launch friends scheme


Sistine Chapel to get even more crowded

New climate-control system could mean three times as many visitors

More in conservation in the print issue:

  • Pollock’s mural pulls in the crowds in Los Angeles
  • Vienna's Winter Palace displays treasures of Jewish Venice


Barbican goes digital as big show opens this week

As digital art steps out of online ghettoes and grows increasingly present in museums and galleries, the Barbican’s “Digital Revolution”, which opens today (3 July), reflects how artistic technological developments sit alongside digital advances in the field of music, film, design and video games. Conrad Bodman, the show’s curator, says that while the exhibition largely focuses on new initiatives and works made in the past five years, it was important to address the history of digital culture. It features a section called Digital Archaeology, which “highlights a series of key projects” from the past, from early online art, including works by the Russian net art pioneer Olia Lialina, to the Fairlight CMI, the notoriously complex digital synthesiser, and the early gaming consoles such as the Magnavox Odyssey. “Younger visitors will be surprised that there was exciting work happening back in the 1970s and before that,” Bodman says… READ MORE

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In the June print edition:

  • Restitution triumph for Thailand in US
  • Paris's Fondation Cartier gives up island vision
  • Special report on luxury

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