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The anonymous artist who was drafted to serve in the 1973 Yom Kippur War stopped painting for 15 years because of post-traumatic stress disorder

Published online: 29 January 2015

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On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Polish artists share how Claude Lanzmann’s nine-and-a-half-hour epic has inspired them to create new narratives of the terrible events

Published online: 27 January 2015

Miroslaw Balka: what “Shoah” means to me

The Polish artist on the influence of Claude Lanzmann’s epic Holocaust documentary

Published online: 27 January 2015

Singapore Art Week stresses the Southeast Asian hub’s cultural and artistic diversity

Multi-media and multi-culturalism is the norm in a country known for its ethnic mix

Published online: 27 January 2015

From failed preacher to struggling artist, exhibition traces Van Gogh’s time in Belgian mining towns

Some of the few surviving examples of the Dutch painter’s earliest creative efforts are on view in Mons

Published online: 26 January 2015

Tuymans found guilty in copyright case involving political portrait

The artist’s painting of a Belgian MP’s sweat-bedewed forehead deemed too close to original photograph

Published online: 21 January 2015


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Understanding Ed Ruscha

Two pieces by the California artist Ed Ruscha are the impetus for an exhibition of work at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio (“Regarding Ruscha,” until 17 May). At the center of the show are two of the artist’s prints—Standard Station, 1966, and Ghost Station, 2011—which are the inspiration for work made by local San Antonio artists. In this video clip, Ruscha talks about his working process, why he’s interested in words, and how he thinks about the backgrounds of his pictures.