Ashmolean exhibition reveals the real curse of Tutankhamun

Few scholars have researched the boy king's tomb and Howard Carter's archive

Published online: 22 July 2014

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Jeff Koons's double exposure in Paris

Will the artist install balloon sculptures in the Louvre when Centre Pompidou hosts his retrospective?

Published online: 22 July 2014

How much are curators really paid?

Germano Celant’s pay for Milan is at the top end of the festivals and biennials league table

Published online: 18 July 2014

Calls to clean up Russian market

As major Malevich show opens in London, claims grow that the avant-garde market is still plagued by fakes

Published online: 16 July 2014

Palestinian artist banned from travelling to New York

Khaled Jarrar was due to attend opening of New Museum show

Published online: 15 July 2014

Former YBAs and conceptual artists take part in London sculpture trail

Works by Damien Hirst, Gary Hume and Martin Creed will be installed along The Line

Published online: 11 July 2014


Churches, tanks and raincoats: the world according to Willem van Genk

US audiences will be able to sample for the first time this autumn the intriguing, intricate art of the late Dutch "art brut" artist Willem...

Polke through the eyes of a palm reader

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Pinault's next show at Palazzo Grassi (more Martial Raysse)

Martial Raysse is having a moment. Last week, the French artist, known for his Pop art innovations, was among the winners of the Japan Art...


Philip Guston's about-face

In the mid-1960s, the American painter Philip Guston made what looked like an abrupt U-turn. After rising to prominence as an Abstract Expressionist in the decade prior, Guston decided that abstraction was no longer working. He turned, instead, towards the cartoonish, representational style for which he is probably best-known today. How did he get there? As he insists in this clip, his change was not so radical. Audiences can make up their own minds at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk this summer, where “Philip Guston: Painting Smoking Eating” is open through 7 September.