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How Adrian Ghenie conquered the art market

The Romanian painter’s prices have increased 160-fold over the past decade. But who, or what, is behind this steep rise?

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Jeff Koons and Larry Gagosian file motion to dismiss collector’s 'impatient' demands for work he did not receive

Steven Tananbaum sued the artist and gallery in April for failing to deliver works he bought in 2014, likening the incident to a Ponzi scheme

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Museums

Marc Chagall’s Eiffel Tower goes back on the walls after deaccessioning threat

After facing controversy for attempting to sell the work to fund another acquisition, the National Gallery of Canada will return the Modernist painting to public view

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Artist collective tackles 'disappearing kids' under US immigration policy

This latest impromptu project is a direct response to Trump's "willingness to inflict trauma on young children and families”, the group says

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Christo’s huge floating sculpture in Hyde Park to the intimacy of Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe at the Victoria and Albert Museum

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Commissions

Random International’s new permanent commission on London’s embankment to be unveiled on Art Night

Sixty projects will punctuate the contemporary art trail winding through South Bank, Vauxhall and Nine Elms

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Exhibitions

Australian artists and inmates collaborate to make videos about the reality of life behind bars

Works are on show as part of Dark Mofo, a festival organised by the Museum of Old and New Art just north of Hobart

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Groundwork Festival celebrates the summer solstice with a dance on a Cornish beach

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Lily Cole steps behind the camera for Emily Brontë film

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Ai Weiwei launches sale of benefit works on World Refugee Day

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s night at the Louvre Museum

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Feline fine: downtown Denver gets new cat installation

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Photography

Hamburg addresses German genocide in Namibia with photography exhibition

Show of Marc Erwin Babej’s work comes as Namibia calls on Germany to return cultural treasures

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Podcast episode 37: Art and football plus John Akomfrah interview

With the World Cup in full swing, we look at a London show exploring football as a cultural phenomenon with its co-curator Eddy Frankel, and talk to the British film-maker John Akomfrah about his exhibition at the New Museum, New York.

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Three to see: New York

From a smiley snowman to an "awareness of death"

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Museums

MFA Boston acquires photographs by Graciela Iturbide ahead of major exhibition

The works, which came from Iturbide's own collection, include gifts from the Mexican artist

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Public art

Public review open for David Hammons’s Day’s End proposal

The “ghost monument” in Hudson River Park would be paid for and maintained by the Whitney Museum

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Linda on the loose

Joan Jonas swims with the fishes at Danspace Project

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Diary of an art historian

Do not allow art to cleanse crimes

Art Basel 2018

Rapper pays $18.5m for work at auction but the artist gets nothing—is the system in need of reform?

Art Basel 2018

Could fairs publish sale prices? Don’t hold your breath

Art Basel 2018

Can the art market thrive in a sharing economy?

Museums

The problem with artist-driven museum boards

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Donations

Saudi Arabian foundation donates €9m to Berlin Museum of Islamic Art

Funds donated by Alwaleed Philanthropies will support exhibitions and education, including “Multaka” project to train refugees as museum guides

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ArtVilnius

Get over the unpronounceable names—go east for talented, smart artists at affordable prices

ArtVilnius fair has just held its tenth edition and is building the market for ex-communist countries with long artistic traditions

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In the frame

Groundwork Festival celebrates the summer solstice with a dance on a Cornish beach

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The Buck stopped here

Le freak c’est chic at the Serpentine Summer Party

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Art market

Supply wrung out? End of term feel to London Impressionist and Modern art auctions

Sotheby's sale fell below estimate while Christie’s provided some cheer, showing there is still money in Monet – but only the right one

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Museums

British Museum rekindles relationship with Zayed National Museum after loan deal ended last year

Under new partnership, the London museum will lend key objects to the new institution in Abu Dhabi

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s night at the Louvre Museum

Performance art

Down under: Australian artist Mike Parr buries himself under a road for 72 hours

Artists

Livestream: Antony Gormley, Norman Rosenthal and Louisa Buck talk about the genius of Joseph Beuys

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'A deeper source of truth than appearances': Antony Gormley on Joseph Beuys

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Michelangelo: The Art Newspaper's editor talks about a British treasure

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Biennials & festivals

Sydney biennial appoints its first indigenous Australian artistic director

Artist Brook Andrew’s work deals with notions of history, identity and race

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Collectors

Pinault Collection extends empire with Rennes show, new Paris space and long-term loans programme

French billionaire—whose collection numbers 3,000 works—has sold 130 pieces since 2000

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In the frame

Lily Cole steps behind the camera for Emily Brontë film

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In the frame

Ai Weiwei launches sale of benefit works on World Refugee Day

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Conservation

Britain's Post-Modern architecture receives protected heritage status

From a private residence inspired by the cosmos to a commercial building with curves: Historic England adds 17 "PoMo" buildings to register

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Exhibitions

Whitney’s Warhol: new blockbuster show to reinvent artist for the Instagram age

Museum’s director Adam Weinberg explains why exhibition took eight years to realise and why it will be "selfie-central"

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Discoveries

Newly discovered Michaelina Wautier painting added to first major show on Baroque’s forgotten female master

And experts are convinced that “many more works will pop up”

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Diary of an art historian

Do not allow art to cleanse crimes

The art world has yet to tackle issues around works like Picasso’s $115m child-prostitute portrait

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Museums

Serbia recovers from ‘cultural genocide’

National Museum reopens after 15 years, following Museum of Contemporary Art’s decade-long revamp

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Law

Anish Kapoor sues NRA for copyright infringement

An image of his Chicago sculpture Cloud Gate was used in a video by the gun lobby that the artist says “seeks to whip up fear and hate”

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Artist interview

Trevor Paglen lets you view the world as the machines see it

Ahead of his retrospective at Washington, DC's Smithsonian American Art Museum, the artist discusses his interest in the social and political implications of technologies, including mass surveillance systems and artificial intelligence

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Exhibitions

Ai Weiwei retraces his father's steps to Marseille in 1929 for new show

Chinese artists unveils new commissions alongside 50 works at the Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée

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Conservation

World Monuments Fund gives $1m for post-quake restoration of Mexican archaeological site

Monte Albán, the ancient capital of the Zapotec people, was damaged by earthquakes in 2017

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Manifesta 12

Manifesta 12 makes the most of Palermo's botanical backdrop

Explorations of migration, slavery, memory and decay flourish in nomadic biennial’s botanic garden setting

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Exhibitions

British Museum show focuses on Assyrian antiquities targeted by Islamic State

Loans likely to come from Iran—but works from the Met would not meet London museum's strict borrowing guidelines

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Artists

Street art community pays tribute to three graffiti artists killed by a train in London

The young men, believed to be in their teens and early 20s, have been identified by artists as Kbag, Lover and Trip

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Art law

Top experts dispute Italian police claims about seized ‘antiquities’

“I cannot imagine where a terracotta life-size horse head could come from in antiquity,” a specialist says

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Exhibitions

Joaquín Torres-García, mapped and remapped

Acquavella Galleries’ exhibition of the Uruguay-born Modernist is a primer for the uninitiated and a treasury of rarely seen gems

In the frame

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s night at the Louvre Museum

The surprise video for the couple's song Apeshit was shot at the Parisian institution

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Museums

Siberian museum memorialises the Romanovs in house where they were imprisoned

Museum of the Family of Emperor Nicholas II in Tobolsk is Russia's first devoted to 'royal martyrs'

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Conservation

The amazing technicolour Chippendale: museum injects colour back into 18th-century work

Show at Leeds City Museum is one of this year's many events commemorating the tercentenary of the furniture maker’s birth

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Art market

Damien Hirst’s former manager Frank Dunphy to sell art collection

Sotheby’s auction includes personal works by Hirst gifted to Dunphy, or sketched on the back of restaurant menus

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Disasters & destruction

Can the Glasgow School of Art be saved after second fire?

Anger as focus turns to cause of blaze that ripped through Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s masterpiece

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Christo

Christo: Alone but undaunted

As Christo's new work for the Serpentine shows, he remains as ambitious as ever

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African art

Contested Asante trophy head to shine in new Wallace room

Seized during the Ashanti war and long held by the London museum, the prized Ghanaian work is to be displayed in a new permanent gallery

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United States

Shooting at New Jersey arts festival injures 22 people

The incident has been attributed to gang violence and one suspect was believed to have been killed by police

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Exhibitions

Step into Frida Kahlo’s ‘secret’ wardrobe

Frida Kahlo's Making Her Self Up opens at Victoria and Albert Museum in June

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Art Basel 2018

Rapper pays $18.5m for work at auction but the artist gets nothing—is the system in need of reform?

Anny Shaw asks if auction houses and dealers should pay their dues to the artists from whom they profit

Performance art

Down under: Australian artist Mike Parr buries himself under a road for 72 hours

Veteran performer's tribute to victims of totalitarian violence is part of Dark Mofo festival in Hobart

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Art Basel 2018

Theaster Gates: ‘There’s no better Madonna than my mother’

Artist sets up printing press in Basel to explore ‘Black Madonna’ theme

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Lost art

Lost Art: Has Caravaggio’s long missing Nativity been found?

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history's most important works—those that we can no longer see

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Art market

Art dealers slam proposed European Union licence regulations

Revising import controls on cultural goods could impact negatively on trade, dealer organisations say

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Three to see

Three to See: Basel

From a gesamtkunstwerk designed to awaken the senses to a five-decade survey of Bruce Nauman

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Art Basel 2018

Galleries at Art Basel pay tribute to ‘generation of giants’

Works and archival material at several stands at the fair honour big names in the art world who have died this year

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Art Basel 2018

Controversial collection of early Basquiat drawings on show in Basel

Works were created by the artist when he was sleeping on a friend’s couch in Manhattan

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Podcast episode 36: Berlin Biennale and Art Basel

We explore the two big European art world events of the past week: Arsalan Mohammad is in Berlin with the curator Serubiri Moses and the critic and curator Annika von Taube, and Ben Luke speaks to Melanie Gerlis, writer for the Financial Times and The Art Newspaper, on the line from Basel.

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Art theft

Banksy print snatched from Toronto show

The work Trolley Hunters went missing during the set up for the ‘unauthorised’ exhibition

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Exhibitions

Major survey of Joan Mitchell’s work to open in 2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art and SFMoMA are co-organising the show, which looks at the person and process behind the abstract works

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Three to see: New York

From Gainsborough's friendly cows to Giacometti's depictions of people

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In the frame

Dress to impress—and win a $5,000 prize—at the Park Avenue Armory

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Museums

Getty says it will appeal Italian court order to return Victorious Youth

An Italian judge has found that the work was discovered in Italian water, despite decades of rulings to the contrary

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Museums

Take it to the top—how US museums are dealing with diversity

Institutions need all hands on deck to redress imbalances in jobs and programming

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Openings

Deutsche Bank to open Berlin art centre Palais Populaire in September

First exhibition will show around 300 works on paper from the bank’s vast corporate collection

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Germany

Gerhard Richter creates Foucault pendulum for Münster church

Artist's donated installation pays tribute to "a small victory for science"

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Russia

Russian government urges museums to give discounts to World Cup visitors

Football fans get free entry at Tretyakov, but no special treatment at Hermitage

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Art Basel 2018

When the love don’t last at Art Basel and more gossip

Plus, how Picasso kept Ernst Beyeler on his toes

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Art Basel 2018

Sam Gilliam: a life beyond the frame

With a show of his unstretched canvases at the Kunstmuseum Basel, the lyrical abstractionist is enjoying a late resurgence in popularity

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Exhibitions

Dream team: 11 of the best football works

As the World Cup 2018 kicks off in Russia, Eddy Frankel picks some of the most striking pieces by contemporary artists

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Art Basel 2018

Could fairs publish sale prices? Don’t hold your breath

“For all the supposed desire for transparency, no one will make the first move”

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Art Basel 2018

Swiss galleries forge ahead despite the global squeeze

New initiatives, fair subsidies and a focus on Swiss artists help dealers to adapt

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Art Basel 2018

What are the limits of Art Basel’s Unlimited?

Sector has raised the bar for large works, but price and size do not always match

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Art Basel 2018

Are art awards really worth winning?

Winning a prize can give an artist international exposure, but the question of who really benefits—critically and commercially—is an increasingly vexed one

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Art Basel 2018

Match of the day: football vs art

The two may seem unlikely bedfellows, but plenty of artists are football fans—and they are making their allegiances known during this summer’s World Cup

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In the frame

An artistic cookbook for the next generation

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Conservation

Eight World Monuments Fund watchlist sites get $1m in grants from American Express

In many cases, the funding will be used to help prevent future damage, including public outreach and scientific research

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Linda on the loose

Mary Corse and Dorothea Rockburne get their due at Dia: Beacon

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Controversies

Beatrix Ruf, former Stedelijk Museum director, cleared of alleged conflicts of interest

Report commissioned by Amsterdam city council finds that she complied with Dutch regulations

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Art Basel 2018

Can the art market thrive in a sharing economy?

Melanie Gerlis on how millennials don’t seem to have the same collecting gene as previous generations

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Art Basel 2018

Artists as cryptofinanciers: welcome to the blockchain

Curious new relationships between art and capital are being enabled by cryptofinance, which places “monetary value” at the heart of the creative process

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Art Basel 2018

Plastic fantastic at Art Basel

Don’t throw it in the ocean—hang it on your wall

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Art Basel 2018

Multi-billion-dollar Picasso show heads to the Beyeler

The exhibition, which opens in February, will focus on Blue and Rose Periods

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Art Basel 2018

Marshall arts: how collectors fell for Kerry James

Artist lands two big sales at Art Basel after record-breaking auction result

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Linda on the loose

Jack Shainman’s School is open for the summer with migration themed show

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North Korea

Former propaganda artists for North Korea denounce Trump-Kim meeting

Meeting will "brainwash many people" artist says

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In the frame

The iceman cometh—to MoMA

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The Buck stopped here

Suffragette cities: UK women take to the streets to mark 100 years of the vote

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Art law

New York judge orders two Schiele works sent to Christie’s, where they could be auctioned

But the watercolours are currently at the centre of a closely watched restitution lawsuit

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Art Basel 2018

London's Whitechapel Gallery and Turin's Castello di Rivoli to hold joint Rakowitz survey

Artist to continue project reconstructing thousands of lost and destroyed Iraqi artefacts

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Conservation

Mauritshuis invites visitors to watch conservators clean its oldest painting

Dutch museum will remove yellowed varnish from Van der Weyden's The Lamentation of Christ

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Copyright

French dealer awarded rights to Chinese artist T'ang Haywen's work

Paris court decision ends legal saga that began in 1991, when the artist died without an heir

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Biennials & festivals

Riga's first biennial launched by all-female team

Inaugural Riboca exhibition is financed by a Russian entrepreneur—to some Latvian reservations

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Art Basel 2018

Show and sell: the added value of a museum exhibition

How soon is too soon? Private collectors are selling off works as little as a few weeks after lending them to high-profile shows

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Art Basel 2018

Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun teams up with Ikea

Project aims to produce affordable, off-grid tools

Interview
Art Basel 2018

Lynn Hershman Leeson: Cool Science

The US pioneer of digital art discusses her passion for cutting-edge biology and its influence on her new multimedia exhibition, Anti-Bodies

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Controversies

Once bitten, twice shy: Canadian artist caught using comedians' photos without permission promises no more funny business

Despite controversy over public art project in Calgary, Derek Michael Besant has been commissioned to create a similar work in Ottawa

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Exhibitions

Masterpieces from London's Courtauld Gallery head to Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris

Works by Manet, Van Gogh and Cézanne will return to France for the first time in more than 60 years

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India

Indian supreme court verdict could spark new wave of sectarian riots between Hindus and Muslims

Leader of powerful Hindu organisation has threatened nationwide protests if long-awaited ruling "goes against Hindus' faith"

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Art Basel 2018

Gender politics to the fore at Basel satellite fairs Liste and Volta

“The personal is political—this is a clear and present undercurrent,” says Volta artistic director Amanda Coulson

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Exhibitions

The best—and worst—of Magritte is on show at SFMoMA

The “philosophical painter” poses age-old questions about what the senses apprehend, what awareness and reflection contribute, and how we know

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Law

Daughter sues her father over Jean-Michel Basquiat painting

Belinda Neumann-Donnelly claims the work could have made an extra $15m if Hubert Neumann had not tried to block its sale