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Pioneering feminist art historian Linda Nochlin dies aged 86

Her essay, Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?, changed the course of art history

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Bronx Museum launches director's fund in memory of Holly Block

During her decade-long tenure, she led a $25m capital campaign and quadrupled yearly visitors

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Pierre Bergé, French entrepreneur and art collector, dies aged 86

His death comes shortly before the opening of two museums dedicated to his long-term partner, the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent

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David Tang, fashion entrepreneur and Chinese art collector, dies aged 63

Founder of fashion brand Shanghai Tang displayed pieces from his collection in his clubs and restaurants

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Tim Reeve, deputy director of the V&A, remembers Martin Roth

A sharp mind, a warm personality and a dynamic director

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Former V&A director Martin Roth has died aged 62

After heading museums in Britain and Germany, he became more politically engaged

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Death of Russia’s 'most popular' artist, a pseudo-dissident, far-Right nationalist

Ilya Glazunov gained the backing of all Russia’s presidents from Khrushchev onwards

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Harold Williams, founding president and CEO of LA’s J. Paul Getty Trust, has died

Williams led the creation of the Getty Center and grew the institution’s endowment

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China's artists defy censorship ban to mourn Liu Xiaobo

Dissident activist and Nobel laureate was last sentenced to 11 years in prison in 2009 and died in custody

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Pioneering American artist Daniel LaRue Johnson dies

His work is currently on show in Soul of a Nation at Tate Modern

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Remembering Khadija Saye, the artist who died in the Grenfell Tower fire

Artist Nicola Green, gallery director Ingrid Swenson and Tate curator Andrew Wilson share their memories

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In pictures: the 'remarkable, powerful' works of Khadija Saye who died in Grenfell Tower blaze

Photographer’s works praised at this year's Venice Biennale and a print is due to be displayed at Tate Britain as a tribute

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Vito Acconci: the controversial and pioneering US artist who refused all restraint to explore his body

He sat under a floor at a gallery with a microphone for eight hours and masturbated while speaking of his fantasies about people sitting above

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Laure de Beauvau-Craon, princess and former chair of Sotheby’s France, has died, aged 74

She fought a centuries-old monopoly of the country’s auction market—and won

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James Rosenquist: made famous by his anti-Vietnam War work, the Pop artist never went out of fashion

Rosenquist put the mass consciousness of fear and cultural contradiction in a room, outflanking all who entered it

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Vito Acconci, Body Art trailblazer, poet and architect, has died, aged 77

“Once someone said conceptual art I thought, maybe I can do that, I have ideas, there’s a place for me,” the artist said in an interview

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'Critics say Pop artists love their subject matter. Bullshit!' Remembering James Rosenquist

Pop artist, who has died aged 83, told us ahead of his 2003 Guggenheim retrospective about subverting New York billboards as a young man

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Paolo Viti

The many cultural initiatives of Olivetti’s and Fiat’s arts director

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David Rockefeller, banker, philanthropist and lifetime MoMA patron, dies at age 101

The former chairman’s ties to the institution reach back to his mother Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, who helped found the museum

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Howard Hodgkin dies aged 84

British painter, described as one of the greatest colourists of his generation, won the Turner Prize in 1985 and exhibited widely including at the Met and Reina Sofia

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Spencer Hays, who donated his collection to the Musée d’Orsay, has died

The philanthropist and businessman began collecting works with his wife Marlene in the 1970s

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Gustav Metzger, auto-destructive art trailblazer, has died aged 90

Lifelong activist was “one of the truly radical artists of the 20th century”, says Hans Ulrich Obrist

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Paul Walter, the voracious New York collector, connoisseur and bon vivant pioneered photography collecting, has died

He was able to focus on the rare and the unique, and this was something the others learned from

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China mourns sudden death of provocative photographer Ren Hang

Artist's colourful nude photographs have been widely shown across Asia, Europe and the US

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Arte Povera artist Jannis Kounellis has died, aged 80

The sculptor was known for his use of lowly materials like coal, jute bags and piles of stones

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In memoriam, February 2017

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Jean-Paul Barbier-Mueller, museum founder and collector who opposed the return of artefacts to their countries of origin

When he saw an object he liked, he would never let it go. Sometimes he waited years to acquire some of them

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Saloua Raouda Choucair, pioneering Lebanese artist, dies aged 100

Tate Modern’s show in 2013 brought her abstract sculptures and paintings to a much wider audience

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Lord Snowdon, photographer of British high society, dies aged 86

Princess Margaret's former husband worked for Vogue and his pictures were shown at the National Portrait Gallery

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John Berger, the author of Ways of Seeing, has died aged 90

Art critic, who hated being called an art critic, will be best remembered for influential television series turned bestseller<br>