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Art market

Art Basel to make real-life appearance as fair partners with Fine Art Asia in Hong Kong

Local galleries have been invited by Art Basel to apply for participation in the November fair

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Art market

A new online auction house wants to reduce speculation on emerging artists' markets

Founded by former Christie's vice president Shlomi Rabi, Greenhouse will also donate 5% from every sale to a scholarship fund for Black students studying art history

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Resignations

MoMA PS1 and the Kitchen announce key leaders’ departures

Chief curator at MoMA PS1 cites coronavirus pandemic, “which moved me to think about the next chapters”

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Museums & Heritage

Charity gives £2.5m Covid-19 rescue grants to 66 UK arts organisations including Tate and British Museum

Clore Duffield Foundation funds are designed to relaunch learning and community programming

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Fashion

How about an €8m Chanel makeover? Paris fashion museum reopens with help of luxury brand

Palais Galliera opens its doors during a hybrid physical and digital Paris fashion week with a major Chanel exhibition

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Museums & Heritage

London's Victoria and Albert Museum set to cut at least 103 jobs to 'ensure its survival', director says

Museum says it is in "its worst financial position on record" because of coronavirus

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Restitution

Leading Australian activist accuses British Museum of downgrading provenance of Aboriginal shield to prevent restitution

New text accompanying object removes mention that it was collected by Captain James Cook but museum says it doesn't alter its significance

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Art market

Bubbles, sheikhs and the freeport frenzy: Georgina Adam reflects on 30 years of art market reporting

US politics

For the arts, there’s only one choice in this election

Museums & Heritage

The only way is ethics: US museums should not neglect provenance research in the funding crisis

Deaccessioning

Done right, selling museum pieces can work—but probably not with Michelangelos

Politics

Philip Guston drew Richard Nixon's face as a hairy scrotum and phallus—what would he make of President Trump?

Art market

Gatherings are taboo in the Covid-19 world, so where does that leave experiential art?

Labour

Art unions need to agitate beyond worker contracts

Venice

How to save Venice: a five-point plan by a leading citizen

Banksy

Banksy’s activism is his greatest work

China

'We cannot build a truly globalised art world without China'

Funding

'Be commercially minded or lose future funding': UK government's threat puts museums in peril

Cultural heritage

Why we should be concerned about President Erdogan turning museums into mosques

Artists

Remembering the beautiful melancholy of Matthew Wong

Diary of an art historian

National Trust restructuring plans are ‘one of the most damaging assaults on art historical expertise ever seen in the UK’

coronavirus

Business can and should help the arts through this crisis

Museums & Heritage

'Museums need to press the reset button and become more radical'

Monuments

The problem with Marc Quinn's Black Lives Matter sculpture

Diary of an art historian

'When the politics change, so must the statues'

Photography

Photographs are the monuments of our online visual culture

Museums & Heritage

'If a person of African descent wants a career in the arts—well, good luck'

Art market

Can the art market be an ally in the fight for racial equality?

Art market

We need to talk about guarantees. And art loans

Art market

No rest for the frazzled for many in the art world

Racial injustice

If we want more artists like Khadija Saye, we need to give young BAME people the help they need

Museums & Heritage

US needs monuments celebrating African American history, not Confederate statues

Podcast

Art and social media: do museums need memes?

Museums & Heritage

Institutions need to follow artists’ lead to make a material impact on the world

Art market

What’s the ideal post-pandemic art market? One that's no longer a Disneyland for the rich

coronavirus

Oxford Economics report: an emergency fund for the UK creative sector 'needs to come soon'

Funding

Museums will need ethical funders all the more after the coronavirus crisis

Art market

Who are the art market's virtual winners?

Diary of an art historian

Museums are about to reopen—but should they?

Museums

Eight ways museums could make the most of the coronavirus crisis

colonialism

Edward Colston monument: 'UK must face the truth of what helped it become a mighty power'

Protest

Dread Scott: America God Damn

Black Lives Matter

The Art Newspaper's statement on the Black Lives Matter movement

Art market

What sort of art will we want after the pandemic ends?

Exhibitions

Must London always win? National Gallery of Scotland cancels Titian show for all the wrong reasons

racism

The US has a big racism problem and the art world is not helping

Museums & Heritage

After Covid-19, museums need to plan ‘must see’ exhibitions instead of blockbusters

coronavirus

Why I made a mountain of fortune cookies in my little London flat during lockdown—all in the name of art

Museums & Heritage

Our mission is to be Miami’s art museum—that’s why we spent $145,000 to buy works from local galleries

Sustainability

Art museums should use their endowments to help battle climate change

Deaccessioning

Why the Association of Art Museum Directors’s move on deaccessioning matters so much

Personal stories of coronavirus

After years of sanctions and political upheaval, the pandemic is a new hurdle for the fragile Iranian art scene

Art market

Auctions are like dating: you can do it online, but sparks only fly in the flesh

coronavirus

Britain's young artists had a hard time before the pandemic. What will happen to them now?

Art law

Selling art online? Here are the legal pitfalls to avoid

Diary of an art historian

'Being an art historian now is easier and more productive than it’s ever been'

coronavirus

When this is all over we must reimagine the infrastructure of the arts

Biennials & festivals

Why we cancelled the 2020 FotoFocus Biennial and dispersed its $800,000 budget as arts grants

Art Market Eye

Auctions: what will change, post-Covid-19?

Michael Craig Martin

'Politicians have failed us': Michael Craig-Martin's thoughts from isolation

New Deal

UK artists deserve a New Deal

Museums

Greetings from a museum leaving lockdown: lessons from Beijing's UCCA Center for Contemporary Art

Museums

Museums must adopt new models to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic

Art market

‘I’ve always been wary of big business’: Paula Cooper on weathering adversity and building better social systems

Museums & Heritage

Notes from the lockdown: Making a situated museum in Queens

A message from

A message from... Yayoi Kusama: 'Let us joyfully sing this song of a splendid future'

Personal stories of coronavirus

'We are all Surrealists now': how life with Leonora Carrington prepared me for coronavirus lockdown

Religious art

Pope Francis, his crucifix and the Virgin Mary: miraculous or merely traditional?

Art crime

Don't let your guard down: three things you can do now to protect your art during the pandemic

coronavirus

Mourning a ‘golden' exhibition season curtailed by coronavirus

Economics

Don’t forget to support our artists, the chroniclers of such crisis

coronavirus

Will coronavirus-related cancellations spell the end of ‘fairtigue’?

Philanthropy

Please send help: a letter to the Getty Trust

Museums & Heritage

Tristram Hunt: 'When the lights come back on, our museums will need support'

Economics

US artists need a federal bailout now

coronavirus

The BBC fights back with 'Culture in Quarantine' against the UK government’s plan to destroy it

coronavirus

Letter from Spain: Arco exhibition centre is now a coronavirus hospital

coronavirus

'The real ideological war has just begun and Covid-19 is only the starting point': Ai Weiwei on China's response to the outbreak

coronavirus

Letter from the editor

coronavirus

A message from...Shirin Neshat: 'We will get through this'

coronavirus

Letter from Italy: the churches—open, but without services—are the only place to see art

coronavirus

With the coronavirus shutdown, smaller heritage sites such as the Mary Rose face a fight for survival

coronavirus

A message from...David Hockney: 'Do remember they can’t cancel the spring'

Law

The US Supreme Court’s silence on Nazi art theft fails Holocaust survivors

Sponsorship

Museum top brass are losing the oil money plot

Letters

Letters to the editor | Did Duchamp really steal Elsa’s urinal?

Tefaf Maastricht 2020

Patrick van Maris is leaving Tefaf after five years: but has he left the fair in too much flux?

Art Market Eye

Death of a wannabe 'mega' gallery—was the closure of Blain Southern an outlier or the canary in the mine?

Sudan

It is time to support Sudan’s artists in their fight for democracy

China

Where is the West? Art world should be supporting China during coronavirus crisis

BTS Connect

Why I'm working with the South Korean boyband BTS on an art project

Education

‘Art history is a global discipline’

Art market

Condo’s grassroots collaborative spirit is infectious

Controversies

Don't be angry that Tate's 'Head of Coffee' gets £39,500—be mad that salaries in both hospitality and the arts aren't higher

Brexit

Brexit: what's next for the UK art market?

Leonardo da Vinci

Doubly lost: why the Salvator Mundi's failure to show up at the Louvre is to be greatly regretted

Art market

Millennials—monsters, or saviours of the art market?

Museums

Letter to the editor | Necessity, not secrecy, will close NPG’s doors

Africa

Why Africa’s future museums should forget Western models

Iran

'The normalisation of cultural warfare cannot go unanswered'

Art market

Why the catalogue raisonné is the forger's bible

Contemporary art

The five stages of an art world scandal

Redevelopment

'A catastrophe for the system of protecting historic buildings': the saga of London's Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Lawsuits

Dodgy dealers beware: anti-fraud lawsuits are on the rise

Politics

Chile’s neoliberal ideology has co-opted artist’s creativity

Turner Prize

Could the joint win sound the death knell for the Turner Prize?

Politics

Art is fuelling the protest movements in Latin America

News
US politics

Anti-Trump artist billboards greet presidential candidates in Cleveland

Ahead of Tuesday’s debate, political action committee Artists United for Change rolled out a new campaign to #VoteThemOut aimed at five battleground states

News
Arts funding

Leading New York non-profit for socially engaged art lays off full-time staff and announces multi-year restructuring

Following the financial fallout from Covid-19, A Blade of Grass—which has supported activist artists such as Dread Scott and Simone Leigh—will also end its influential fellowship programme

Review
Books

Bryan Robertson: an engrossing book on a brilliant—but forgotten—maverick curator

This is the first publication about the man who put London's Whitechapel Gallery on the international map, but never gained the recognition he deserved

News
Exhibitions

National Gallery hopes Artemisia exhibition will inspire public to 'get through the Covid crisis'

Postponed by the pandemic, the show will reveal Baroque artist's recently discovered intimate letters and "unflinching" paintings

News
Museums & Heritage

Centre Pompidou could close for three years for 'essential' renovations

French government also considering option of a seven-year overhaul that would allow the Paris gallery to stay partially open

News
Films

Three decades of William Kentridge’s animations go online this week

Goodman Gallery launches video programme today—and you can exclusively watch the premiere of the artist's new film on The Art Newspaper website this Saturday

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Podcast

Sell the Michelangelo or lose 150 staff? The Royal Academy of Arts’s Covid-19 conundrum

Podcast

This is America: Grayson Perry on race and class

Podcast

Berlin: still a magnet for artists?

Podcast

Cancelled: should good artists pay for bad behaviour?

Podcast

A brush with... Rashid Johnson

A brush with

A brush with... Chantal Joffe

Podcast

A brush with... Jenny Saville

Media & broadcast

Virginia Commonwealth University launches programme dedicated to the art of podcasting

The Art Newspaper Live

Sign up for our free online event | The Art Newspaper Live: Art in Your Ears

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A brush with... Michael Armitage

A brush with

Announcing our new podcast: A brush with...

Podcast

Ready to see some art? The top exhibitions of the summer

Podcast

What will culture be like in the next decade?

Podcast

Staff cuts: are museums protecting their workers?

Podcast

Hong Kong: has the new law 'destroyed' the art scene?

Podcast

The destruction of Australia’s ancient Aboriginal heritage

Podcast

Art and social media: do museums need memes?

Podcast

What to do about problematic statues?

Podcast

How to visit a gallery during a pandemic

Podcast

Let’s talk about race: museums and the battle against white privilege

Podcast

Houston, do we have a problem? The verdict on early museum openings in Texas

Podcast

Raphael: as great as Leonardo and Michelangelo?

Podcast

Is the future of the art market online?

Podcast

Exclusive: Marina Abramovic on performance art post-pandemic

Podcast

Can new tech recreate the hand of an Old Master?

Henri Matisse

Sophie Matisse retraces her great-grandfather's footsteps for emotional BBC film

Podcast

The end of the blockbuster? Museums in a post-pandemic world

Podcast

Donald Judd 101: the great artist in depth

Podcast

Art theft: are museums safe under lockdown?

Podcast

Can the art market weather the coronavirus storm?

Podcast

Saving the art world’s self-employed amidst the coronavirus crisis

Podcast

Coronavirus: dispatches from Italy and China

Podcast

Fill your ears with art: the top culture podcasts to listen to during the coronavirus lockdown

Podcast

Titian’s poesie: an in-depth tour of 'the most beautiful pictures in the world'

Podcast

Remembering Ulay. Plus, how coronavirus cancelled Art Basel in Hong Kong

Podcast

Surrealism: what was Britain's role?

Artists

Shirin Neshat on why Frida Kahlo is one of her favourite artists

Podcast

Who owns the Parthenon Marbles?

Podcast

Does Los Angeles want a big art fair?

Podcast

Tschabalala Self and radical figurative painting

Podcast

The story of a fake Gauguin at the Getty

Podcast

2020: art market issues and big shows

Podcast

2019: the year in review

Podcast

Bananaman: who is Maurizio Cattelan? Plus, art and comedy

Podcast

Turner Prize shocker: what next? Plus, Teresita Fernández in Miami

Podcast

Troy: the show and the problem with BP sponsorship

Music

John Lennon wanted Hitler on cover of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album

Podcast

Dora Maar and Jann Haworth: acclaim at last

Podcast

Anselm Kiefer on why size matters

Podcast

Anselm Kiefer interview. Plus, New York auction 'gigaweek'

Podcast

Tutmania returns. Plus, Duchamp in the US

Media

From 'piecemealing' medievalist to TV darling: how Janina Ramirez is championing slow media about culture

Podcast

Gunpowder, treason and plot: how artists have captured fireworks throughout history

Podcast

Special: Fireworks! Picturing pyrotechnics with professor Simon Werrett

Podcast

Dread Scott’s slave revolt reenactment. Plus, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

Podcast

Leonardo at the Louvre: the spectacular show and the Salvator Mundi no-show

Podcast

MoMA special: our verdict on the museum opening of the year

Podcast

Agnes Denes: environmental art pioneer. Plus, Rembrandt-Velázquez and De Hooch

Mark Bradford

Mark Bradford addresses modern-day xenophobia through Greek mythology and a Motown classic

Podcast

Frieze week: Ai Weiwei, Mark Bradford, Peter Doig, Melanie Gerlis, Hettie Judah

Podcast

Special: is art education in crisis? Featuring Bob and Roberta Smith

Podcast

Museum ethics. Plus, the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Podcast

Tate's William Blake blockbuster. Plus, Pace and the New York gallery boom

Podcast

Tim Spall on playing L.S. Lowry. Plus, an exclusive interview with Chris Ofili and Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

L.S. Lowry

Podcast sneak peek: how actor Timothy Spall captured the essence of Britain's beloved L.S. Lowry

Podcast

Top of the Pods: David Hockney and other modern British mavericks

Podcast

Top of the Pods: The best of the Venice Biennale

Podcast

Top of the Pods: Leonardo—the Salvator Mundi saga

Podcast

Top of the Pods: video artists in the spotlight

Podcast

Top of the Pods: Artemisia Gentileschi and the forgotten female Old Masters

Podcast

In memoriam: Karsten Schubert in conversation with Michael Landy

Podcast

Top of the Pods: climate crisis with Olafur Eliasson, Justin Brice Guariglia and Anna Somers Cocks

Podcast

Top of the Pods: the world of Warhol, as told by Jeremy Deller and Donna De Salvo

Podcast

Top of the Pods: experts on Van Gogh in the asylum and his early life

Podcast

Ibrahim Mahama's ghosts of Ghana. Plus, China's epic Picasso show

Podcast

Vermeer's hidden cupid, the Prado's Dutch-Spanish show, plus Helen Cammock

Podcast

David Smith in Yorkshire. Plus, the works that inspired leading artists

Podcast

Art Basel and William Kentridge

Artist interview

How Dada inspired William Kentridge’s The Head and the Load

Podcast

Painting, identity and injustice: Howardena Pindell and Oscar Murillo

Podcast

The rise of the mega-dealers, plus artists take over the Guggenheim

Podcast

Manga and Camp: the art of going over the top

Podcast

Should museums sell works of art? Plus, activism at the Whitney Biennial

Podcast

Venice Biennale special: our review. Plus, how much longer will the city survive?

Venice Biennale 2019

Ralph Rugoff on his Venice Biennale concept. Plus, Bernar Venet and Berlin Gallery Weekend

Podcast

How did Salvator Mundi go from $1,000 to $450m? Plus, the tragedy of Van Gogh's only love

Podcast

The Notre Dame fire: what happens next? Plus, Cold War Steve

Podcast

From Despair to The Scream: the genesis of Edvard Munch’s most famous work

Podcast

What inspired Munch's Scream? Plus, the Shed

Podcast

Sackler sponsorship: take it or leave it? Plus, museum visitor figures

Podcast

Art Basel in Hong Kong, Richard Lin and the Met’s World Between Empires

Podcast

David Bailey in focus, plus Picasso biographer John Richardson remembered

Podcast

Wham! The George Michael auction and the YBA market. Plus, Sharjah Biennial

Podcast

Carolee Schneemann, the Armory Show and Venice Biennale curators

Podcast

Rembrandt special: the complete artist

Podcast

Hunk of burning love: the naked selfie of the Elizabethan age

Podcast

Bonus podcast: Dorothea Tanning show comes to Tate Modern

Podcast

Antony Gormley at the Uffizi, plus portrait miniatures

Podcast

Can artists live off art alone? Plus, Los Angeles

Podcast

George Shaw: 'I make no distinction between great painting and great TV'

Comment
US politics

For the arts, there’s only one choice in this election

The Biden-Harris campaign has pledged funding and support for arts and culture as a key policy issue

News
US politics

Artists are "Biden the bullet" to support the 2020 Democratic ticket in the lead up to the US election

Pat Steir, Betye Saar and Julie Mehretu are among hundreds of artists donating work to raise funds as the art world rallies to support the Biden-Harris campaign

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Andres Serrano

Donald Trump, the brand: a history of the real estate tycoon turned US president in 1,000 objects

Andres Serrano tells us about his multifaceted portrait of the US president in book form, created from his archive of memorabilia

News
Grand Palais

Grand Palais's long-awaited renovation curtailed over soaring costs

Following government intervention, the historic Parisian exhibition space will now undergo a more 'sober restoration'

Analysis
Controversies

Philip Guston’s KKK paintings ‘are not asleep—they’re woke’: catalogue contradicts museum statement controversially halting show

Essays from African American artists such as Glenn Ligon and Trenton Doyle Hancock show that issues were being addressed

News
Museums & Heritage

Has Putin’s $1.6bn plan to build new cultural centres throughout Russia hit the rocks?

Foundation running the huge project has cut more than 80% of staff, but construction continues

Blog
Book Club

An expert’s guide to Artemisia Gentileschi: five must-read books on the Italian artist

All you ever wanted to know about Artemisia, from the best biographies to a book about her place in early modern feminism—selected by Italian painting specialist Letizia Treves

Interview
Art market

'I'm always amazed, in this business, by how seriously some people take themselves': Stephen Friedman on 25 years as an art dealer

The Canadian came to London as a 22-year-old, fell in love with the city and never left

News
Auctions

Los Angeles shows its love for Beirut with online charity art auction

Standout works include a haunting photograph by Rania Matar and an image of Muhammad Ali by French street artist Mr Brainwash

News
Art market

Cowan’s auction house returns indigenous war god sculpture to a Zuni Pueblo

The figures, carved by tribal members every winter and left in ceremonial shrines atop a mountain, have regularly been stolen and made their into museums and private collections throughout the US and Europe

News
Museums & Heritage

Quebec Culture Minister promises overhaul of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts after independent report cites governance issues

The redacted report suggests major changes, including the creation of an ethics committee or a reduction in the board’s size

News
Obituaries

Robert Bechtle, Bay Area photorealist whose work captured the magic of everyday moments, has died, aged 88

The painter created hyper realistic images based on photographs he took in his Bay Area neighbourhood

Review
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From a tribute to Breonna Taylor at Mitchell Innes & Nash to the Public Art Fund's portals placed through Central Park

Review
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From transgressive Tantra at the British Museum to a series of artistic interventions in Brent's libraries

News
teamLab

TeamLab to open permanent installation in Shanghai nightclub

It is the latest move by the multimedia collective whose interactive works often attract large crowds

Comment
Museums & Heritage

The only way is ethics: US museums should not neglect provenance research in the funding crisis

Ethical institutional practices such as staff equity and due diligence are essential investments, "not merely a luxury for flush times"

Analysis
Art market

V.S. Gaitonde's £3.4m record-breaking painting leads strong South Asian sales season

Glut of collections have come to auction this month, with strong results for lesser-known Indian Modernists broadening a narrow market

Comment
Deaccessioning

Done right, selling museum pieces can work—but probably not with Michelangelos

UK museums may deaccession collection objects with curatorial justification and transparency, but it cannot be treated as a quick financial fix

News
Museums & Heritage

Inside The Box: Plymouth’s £48m bid for cultural revival

Pandemic scuppers city’s celebrations of Mayflower anniversary and hopes for tourist crowds—but flagship museum project opens against the odds

News
Art market

Art Basel in Hong Kong and Art Central—under one roof in 2021

The two fairs will take place at the same time in the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in March

News
Philip Guston

Critics, scholars—and even museum’s own curator—condemn decision to postpone Philip Guston show over Ku Klux Klan imagery

Move is deemed “cowardly” and “patronising” after joint statement from host museums including National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and London’s Tate Modern

Podcast

Sell the Michelangelo or lose 150 staff? The Royal Academy of Arts’s Covid-19 conundrum

Plus, the curator Legacy Russell talks about her new book Glitch Feminism

David Hockney

‘I transformed it’: watch David Hockney’s painting process by the side of a Yorkshire road

In behind-the-scenes footage from an award-winning documentary, the British artist shows his en plein air painting style

Blog
Adventures with Van Gogh

Gauguin claims credit for Van Gogh’s Sunflowers: the revelations of a rediscovered manuscript

In Avant et Après—just acquired by London's Courtauld Gallery—Gauguin details his tumultuous time with Van Gogh

News
Museums & Heritage

Royal Academy of Arts considers selling Michelangelo marble to plug financial hole—and not for the first time

Some academicians argue that instead of cutting almost half of the institution's jobs, it should consider selling the Taddei Tondo—worth several hundred million pounds

Feature
Book Club

Ka-boom! How art history is embracing the comic book genre

Publishers looking for ways to draw in wider audiences to the lives and careers of famous artists are increasingly turning to graphic novels

News
Philanthropy

Amid pandemic, foundations marshal $156m to support minority arts organisations in the US

Funds are intended to counter the devastation that the coronavirus has wrought in the national arts landscape

Comment
Politics

Philip Guston drew Richard Nixon's face as a hairy scrotum and phallus—what would he make of President Trump?

The physiognomy of deviousness, greed, ruthless opportunism, risible self-importance and gobsmacking albeit garden variety stupidity provides artists of Guston’s bent and calibre with a virtually bottomless well of imagery

News
Video, film & new media

New Jersey artist residency turns their campus into a free drive-in theatre

Gardenship in Kearny Point has been hosting video art exhibitions and film screenings during the pandemic, including the Jean Michel-Basquiat cult classic Downtown 81 this weekend

Preview
Exhibitions

What can we learn from the Salem Witch Trials?

A historical exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum traces the political and religious forces that led to the executions of innocent people

News
The Art Newspaper Live

The Art Newspaper Live returns! Registration now open for 'New models for new times: Rethinking the art market in a changing world'

Join industry thought leaders like Sunny Rabhar, Ayo Adeyinka and Clare McAndrew in conversation with our art market experts in a three-part series of events beginning 8 October. Presented in partnership with Cromwell Place

News
Public art

New public art project in London will show works by Ai Weiwei and Eddie Peake on Europe's largest billboard

The digital art platform CIRCA will commission a new artist every month to create a work that reflects on the year 2020

News
Restitution

Police search for Benin Bronze protestor—found guilty of 'threatening behaviour'

Isaiah Ogundele, who demonstrated outside the Museum of London, Docklands for the objects' repatriation, failed to appear at his court hearing earlier this month

News
Conservation & Preservation

National Trust for Historic Preservation lists 11 most endangered historic sites in US

Locations range from the Chicago church where Emmett Till’s body was viewed, galvanising the civil rights movement, to a ‘Hall of Waters’ in Missouri

Blog
Diary

Auction in aid of pioneering Hospital Rooms charity goes live from London

News
Museums & Heritage

Discover Raphael’s creative process with new state-of-the-art renovation of V&A's Cartoons Court

New 3D imagery reveals secrets of the Renaissance masterpieces as space reopens in time for 500th anniversary of Old Master's death

News
Auctions

This $80m Botticelli could be one of the most expensive portraits ever sold at auction

The painting, to be offered at Sotheby's New York in January, is estimated to sell for 100 times more than the owner paid for it in 1982

News
Lawsuits

Insurers fight $107m claim for Modigliani paintings seized by Italian police

A US dealer says he is owed millions by insurance brokers for 12 works that were confiscated by authorities from the Palazzo Ducale in 2017 as suspected fakes

Analysis
Protest

Student flash mobs in Thailand target ‘art scene run by elite old men’

Recent demonstrations break a long-held taboo–criticism of the Thai monarchy, an institution which protesters believe is the main obstruction to democracy

News
Museums & Heritage

As US blocks TikTok, Italy's Uffizi claims the platform has doubled its number of young visitors

Experts predict that alternative platforms such as Byte App and Dubsmash will now go mainstream and museum's director says it is "ready to jump onto new social media"

News
Law

Robert Indiana’s Star of Hope reaches deal with Morgan Art Foundation to end ongoing legal battles

The two organisations will work together to settle the artist’s estate and get his charitable foundation up and running in Maine

News
Museums & Heritage

Stone, bronze, glass, pathways: Princeton University Art Museum unveils David Adjaye's design

Pavilions linked by transparent “lenses” will dispense with hierarchies and display renowned collection on a single level

News
Acquisitions

American Folk Art Museum announces gift of over 500 works by self-taught artists

Trove donated by collector Audrey B. Heckler includes examples of European Art Brut and works by African-American artists

News
Auction houses

Hedge fund manager Alexander Klabin buys stake in Sotheby's financing arm

Now the chairman of Sotheby's Financial Services, Klabin was previously approached to back a competing offer to block last year's buyout of the auction house by Patrick Drahi

News
Art market

Class of 2020: five picks from Art Basel's online viewing room (another one)

The latest virtual fair, OVR:2020, limits 100 galleries to showing six works each, all produced this year—we pick our highlights

News
Acquisitions

What Beatrix Ruf did next: former Stedelijk director oversees new fund that will donate works to the Netherlands

Dutch entrepreneur Rob Defares has donated €10m to the new initiative

Preview
Exhibitions

‘If they don’t have a story behind them, what’s the use?’ Elijah Pierce's woodcarvings portray America in the 20th century

Images of the Kennedys, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Watergate scandal go on show at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia

News
Art crime

Two Manhattan antiquities dealers arrested on charges of fraud

Authorities have accused Erdal Dere and Faisal Khan of running an alleged scheme to swindle buyers by using fake provenances

News
Brazil

Court-ordered auction of works from disgraced Brazilian banker's collection prompts new controversy

The Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of São Paulo claims it is owed $3.6m for conserving and storing around 1,600 works repossessed from bankrupt Banco Santos president Edemar Cid Ferreira

News
diversity

Rockefeller Brothers Fund plans $1.5m in grants to help New York museums promote diverse artists

Financial aid will help eight institutions “disrupt dominant narratives” and “build back a more equitable culture” after Covid lockdown

Review
Exhibitions

Virtual photography show reveals modern Lebanon's many layers of tragedy

Lebanon Then and Now: Photography from 2006 to 2020 hosted by Washington, DC's Middle East Institute is both timely and prescient

News
Politics

Activist groups condemn 'unjust' imprisonment of Sudanese artists including award-winning filmmaker Hajooj Kuka

Human Rights Watch among the organisations criticising the decision by Khartoum court to convict pro-democracy collective that were rehearsing a performance

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Museums

Paris court case shines a light on growing cosiness between curators, state museums and galleries

Marlborough gallery and a retired Guimet Museum curator are accused of bribery in their promotion of the artist Chu Teh-Chun—but say they broke no rules

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Diary

Down the rabbit hole—V&A brings Alice in Wonderland to life in virtual reality sneak preview

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Discoveries

Sculpture by Arno Breker—one of Hitler’s favourite artists—found buried in Berlin museum garden

Missing for 75 years, the large marble head, one of the artist's best-known works, was uncovered by chance during construction work at Kunsthaus Dahlem

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Museums

Plans for world's biggest Picasso museum in south of France scuppered

Aix-en-Provence city council says that sale fell through after negotiations with artist’s stepdaughter broke down

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Monuments

Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be memorialised with statue in Brooklyn

Governor Andrew Cuomo has suggested a site for the monument of the Supreme Court justice, overlooking the Statue of Liberty

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Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump’s angry tweets recorded in tiny pricks

How one woman’s frustrations inspired an army of needlework artists—and a series of exhibitions

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Feminism

Vancouver painter’s $100 Facebook portraits raise more than $150,000 for residency project

Proto-Riot Grrrl Jean Smith plans to launch space to support international artists

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The Art Car Boot Fair

‘Viral’ online art fair crashes and is postponed after proving too popular

The launch of the first virtual edition of the Art Car Boot Fair was cancelled after users overwhelmed the website

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Funding

New £25m fund aims to help UK museums ‘get back on their feet’

The Garfield Weston foundation is offering grants of up to £2m while Historic England is launching a £7.4m initiative for artist projects that help boost high streets

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Exhibitions

The Big Review: Gauguin and the Impressionists at the Royal Academy of Arts

The London exhibition has many highlights, but viewing this long-planned show is unlike anyone could have envisaged before the coronavirus pandemic

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Museums

Chair of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts steps down as former director sues over unfair dismissal

Michel de la Chenelière is not seeking term renewal as controversy over Nathalie Bondil's departure rumbles on

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Art fairs

Online market place for art continues to grow as new digital fair announced during Frieze week

Daata fair is dedicated to video and digital works and aims to reach collectors who “simply don’t have the patience” to watch films at real-life fairs

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Paul Gauguin

Rediscovered Paul Gauguin manuscript written in his Polynesian hut reveals artist's hidden secrets

Original book with nearly 30 images has been acquired by London's Courtauld Gallery and will go on display next year

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Diary

Cattelan’s notorious banana finds a home at the Guggenheim

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Whitney Museum of American Art

Artists urge the Whitney to review its ethical practices following backlash over cancelled exhibition

An open letter calls for the Whitney to “commit to a year of action—of mobilisation and introspection”

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Biennials & festivals

Rosewater soda and a coronavirus memorial: what to see at the Brent Biennial

From Dawn Mellor's George Michael mural to Rasheed Araeen's anarchic library installation

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Museums

Citing pandemic, V&A and Smithsonian drop plan to co-curate a gallery in London

After cancellation of project for V&A East, the institutions say they still plan to cooperate on an internship programme

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Exhibitions

Japan's leading photography festival comes to Kyoto this weekend

The eighth edition of Kyotographie will include exhibitions in venues ranging from traditional wooden townhouses to shopping arcades

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Jadé Fadojutimi's purposeful paintings at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery to Trevor Paglen's floral AI animations at Pace

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Photography

Photographers fear steep costs and little payment for covering protests

A lack of protections for—and an increase in domestic dangers to—photojournalists is becoming increasingly visible amid the pandemic and political rallies

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Brian Clarke's light-filled stained glass at the Museum of Arts and Design to Dan Herschlein's dark horror movie tropes at JTT gallery

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Openings

Pack your goggles! France to open three underwater sculpture parks this autumn

Visitors will need to swim to see new exhibits submerged off the coast of Corsica, Marseille and Cannes

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Film

A new documentary chronicles the revolutionary power of Mexican artist and activist David Siqueiro's murals

"Siqueiros: Walls of Passion" includes voice work by actor Cheech Marin and explores the restoration of the artist's iconic and controversial LA mural "América Tropical"

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Antiquities & Archaeology

High school student leads archaeologists to lost Inca settlement

A local boy pointed out the spot in northwest Argentina where researchers discovered the previously unrecorded site Cerro Quemado

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Art & Technology

Cammie Staros evokes environmentally apocalyptic scenarios on the Lux Art Institute app

An expert view brought to you by our XR Panel of artists and storytellers

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The Buck stopped here

Cartoon constellations and deserted deserts: hop on board Andy Holden's ghost train ride

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh exhibitions return—exclusive news all the way up to 2024

From olive groves to peat moors: shows coming up in Dallas, Amsterdam, Detroit, Vienna, Assen, Columbus and Santa Barbara

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Royal Academy of Arts

London’s Royal Academy of Arts plans to slash 40% of jobs

Cuts have been announced as the institution aims to make savings of £8m a year and awaits news on government grant

David Hockney

‘I like perversity’: David Hockney on not being mainstream and why he doesn't care

In behind-the-scenes footage from an award-winning documentary, the British artist discusses why he pursued illustration when others deemed it unworthy

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Nalini Malani

'The past is being weaponised': Nalini Malani's anti-fascist animations come to the Whitechapel Gallery

Eighty-eight of the artist’s iPad drawings will be projected across the gallery's walls for her first UK solo show

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Art market

Controversy erupts over Fiac cancellation

Paris's major contemporary art fair has been scrapped due to Covid-19 fears, but galleries are divided over whether the decision was wise or "lacking courage"

Podcast

This is America: Grayson Perry on race and class

Plus, Robert Storr on his huge new book about the painter Philip Guston. Sponsored by Christie's

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Museums

Indian museum celebrating Muslim dynasty renamed after Hindu king

The museum, located in Agra, will show art, jewellery and fashion of the Mughal Empire

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Deaccessioning

Cranach, Courbet and Corot: a closer look at what the Brooklyn Museum is selling off

The institution is deaccessioning its only Cranach and 11 other works to finance care of its collection

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Conservation & Preservation

As the world contends with Covid, World Monuments Fund makes a bet on sustainable tourism

Taking a lesson from how the pandemic dispersed crowds, the organisation selects seven sites for preservation and promotion