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In this week’s edition


Eleventh-hour settlement all but secures Detroit’s art

The safety of the DIA's collection is close at hand after a deal is reached with the bankrupt city’s biggest creditor

Next Venice Biennale to examine ‘disquiet of our time’

The curator Okwui Enwezor revealed the theme of the 56th edition this week

Russia’s performance artists are heard

As St Petersburg artist stages ear-cutting protest, Garage Museum organises the first exhibition of the genre, from Futurists’ early experiments to today’s “artivists”

More in news in the print issue:

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


Paris fair sheds its Frenchness

Pinault and Arnault invited to view Fiac ahead of other VIPs yesterday

Sale of protest art held in Paris

Piasa auction house shifts its strategy to focus on Modern and contemporary art and design

Portrait of French king taken from Louvre found at auction

The work, missing since the Second World War, was discovered thanks to an internet search alert

Art Basel and Central St Martins will teach you what to buy in Hong Kong

The Swiss fair and London art school collaborate with the University of Hong Kong on a course for new collectors

More in market in the print issue:

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


Musée Picasso reopens après la guerre

Peace terms allow former director to return to organise first hang, which will be unveiled this weekend

Fondation Louis Vuitton reveals its secrets

Bernard Arnault's private museum, which opens to the public next week in Paris, plans to borrow works from the Hermitage and Tate

Buffalo’s jewel-box art museum to grow

Albright-Knox Art Gallery plans its first expansion in 50 years

More in museums in the print issue:

  • Frank Gehry talks about his museums and Paris retrospective


Tullio’s Adam returns to view at the Met

Marble nude that was smashed to pieces 12 years ago has finally been restored

More in conservation in the print issue:

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


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 is breaking the mould

More in features in the print issue:

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


TV dinner with the Perrys

Grayson Perry’s friends and family gathered at the Groucho Club to watch the first episode of his new Channel 4 series, “Who Are You?”

October’s must-see shows

In London, don’t miss “The Nakeds” at the Drawing Room, "Late Rembrandt" at the National Gallery, Sigmar Polke at Tate Modern, Steve McQueen at Thomas Dane Gallery and Pierre Huyghe at Hauser & Wirth

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Leonard Lauder’s Cubist gifts go on show at the Met

“A canvas wasn’t finished until both of us felt it was,” Picasso said of the intense period around 1909 when he and Braque co-created Cubism. As soon as paint, newspaper cuttings, sheet music, labels and other found materials were affixed to a canvas to their mutual satisfaction, their German-born art dealer, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, was there to sell them in his Paris gallery. With the chutzpah of youth—Kahnweiler was still in his 20s—he would declare to prospective buyers that one day these radical works would hang in the Louvre. Thanks to Leonard Lauder, the ­collector and former chairman of the cosmetics company Estée Lauder, key works that passed through Kahnweiler’s hands before the First World War, such as Trees at L’Estaque, 1908 (above), Braque’s first full-blown Cubist work, now hang in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. This first exhibition of Lauder’s promised gift of 80 works by Picasso and Braque, as well as those by Juan Gris and Fernand Léger, opened earlier this week (until 16 February 2015). The artists were represented by Kahnweiler… 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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