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Museums

Mass Moca, the museum that almost wasn't, celebrates 20 years

The art historian Brian Allen reflects on the rich history of the once inconceivable project that is now thriving

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Architecture

Notre Dame is unstable: a strong wind could make the walls collapse, report says

The current approach to its restoration fails to take account of the interconnected structural “engineering” of Gothic architecture

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Prizes

New Japanese art prize chooses inaugural emerging artist winners ahead of $1 million award

Chinese new media artist Cheng Ran and US artist Cameron Rowland receive $100,000 Nomura Emerging Artist Awards with world’s biggest art prize to be announced in October

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Litigation

The elephant in the room: the rise of art-related lawsuits

Worthy causes can often disguise more opportunistic motives

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Kehinde Wiley

Bonaparte comes to Brooklyn: Napoleonic paintings by Kehinde Wiley and Jacques-Louis David to be united

Both works will first be shown at Château de Malmaison, former residence of Emperor of the French before travelling to the Brooklyn Museum

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The Buck stopped here

Block Universe launches with reflective performance by Sophie Jung

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Freer and Sackler Galleries

The Smithsonian presents Whistler’s Peacock Room as the artist envisioned it

The famed Chinoiserie dining room, designed by James McNeill Whistler, has been reinstalled in closer alignment to the artist’s aesthetic vision

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

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

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

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Museums & Heritage

MOCA to offer free general admission after $10m gift from board president

The change has been a long-time wish for some leaders at the Los Angeles museum

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Conservation

Eileen Gray’s and Le Corbusier’s architectural gems reopen after extensive restoration

A Modernist villa and hut in the south of France feature wall paintings by Le Corbusier

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Leonardo da Vinci

Louvre struggles to gain loans for Leonardo show

High-level diplomacy is being used to secure the artist’s most important works for blockbuster anniversary show in Paris

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Art market

Forget millennials —the art market should be looking at Gen Z

People under the age of 22 account for 40% of consumers

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Architecture

Nazi site in Nuremberg to be preserved but not restored

German city launches €85m plan to prevent further decay of infamous rally grounds

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Exclusive: Damien Hirst channels Jackson Pollock for latest works

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Inside the Chinese art market: The Art Newspaper meets Kejia Wu

In the frame

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

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Restitution

British Museum considers loan of ‘invisible’ objects back to Ethiopia

Country has requested return of 11 tabots held in sealed storeroom that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church believes should only be viewed by its priests

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Politics

Art world condemns Iran’s ten-year prison sentence for British Council employee Aras Amiri

Curator could be used as a bargaining chip, along with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

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Three photography exhibitions to see in London this weekend

As Photo London fair kicks off in the capital, we pick out three other shows and events for photography fans

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh's correspondence with famed Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta unearthed

Largely overlooked postscript suggests surprise friendship between the Van Gogh brothers and the young Belgian

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

After the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's sale of its Rothko, we discuss the principles that guide deaccessioning in the US and speak to activists about the Whitney vice-chairman's problematic link to a weapons manufacturer

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Art market

San Francisco museum's Rothko sells for $50m as Sotheby’s closes bumper week of New York auctions

Dana Schutz’s record broken twice in one night at Phillips then Sotheby's, while the bidder behind the $91m Koons Rabbit buys Lee Krasner painting for $10m

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the legacy of Augusta Savage to memories of Leonard Cohen

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Obituaries

The Modernist architect I.M. Pei has died, aged 102

The Chinese-American designer created some of the world’s most striking museum projects, including the Louvre’s glass pyramid entrance and the National Gallery of Art’s East Building

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Prizes

Susan Meiselas wins the 2019 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

The US photographer has been awarded the £30,000 prize for her retrospective at the Jeu de Paume in Paris

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Art market

Back to the drawing board: new London fair pushes works on paper

Draw Art Fair at Saatchi Gallery caters to fans of the quieter medium with a range of budgets

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Art market

Rabbit hops to a record $91m at Christie's as Jeff Koons once again becomes the world's most expensive living artist

Post-war and contemporary sale in New York also produced a big sale for Robert Rauschenberg and new records for Louise Bourgeois and Jonas Wood

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Museums

Czech culture minister resigns amid outrage over dismissals of museum chiefs

Antonin Stanek’s sudden firing of National Gallery director Jiri Fajt sparked international protests and a petition

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Art law

Robert Indiana’s estate tries to prevent further reproductions of artist’s LOVE and HOPE works

Fresh claims made in court say licensing agreements with the Morgan Art Foundation and publisher Michael McKenzie ended when Indiana died a year ago

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Sackler family

The Met says it will stop accepting gifts from Sacklers associated with Purdue Pharma

The museum cites recent lawsuits tied to the US opioid crisis in its decision to decline future donations from the family

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Openings

Monumental art and walks on water: New Orleans Museum of Art opens expanded sculpture garden

Works by Frank Stella and Ursula von Rydingsvard take their place in lagoon landscape of New Orleans City Park

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Art market

Monet's glowing haystacks set alight Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern art sale with a new £97m record

Market is alive and kicking at the top for prime Impressionist works, though Bouguereau's uncomfortably placed, 19th century Bacchanalian scene failed to sell

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Photo London

Photo London reacts to surge of interest in vintage photography

Fair is responding to market’s current return to tradition, while Brexit looms large in the minds of exhibitors

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Biennials & festivals

Everything is good at the Whitney Biennial but nothing makes a difference

Despite a history of protest and a very present controversy at the museum, this year’s survey of American contemporary art is missing a radical spirit

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Art market

'Those were different times': the antics of an Imps and Mods dealer in the swinging sixties

Martin Summers recalls a long and eventful career in the trade

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Art market

Anish Kapoor unveils new paintings that evoke menstruation

British artist says men should be able “to deal with women’s questions”, as first major solo show in China is announced

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Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin teams up with Catherine Deneuve and Isabelle Huppert for photography show at Versailles

The group exhibition includes works by Martin Parr and Vivianne Sassen

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In the frame

Rock stars night out: Ronnie Wood joins the White Cube crowds for Harland Miller book signing

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Banksy

Has Banksy painted a new mural in Venice?

Work depicting a migrant child wearing a lifejacket is a stark counterpoint to Venice Biennale’s inclusion of Christoph Büchel’s wreck of migrant ship

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Tbilisi Art Fair

Why I agreed to join the advisory board of the art fair in Georgia (no, not the southern US state)

It has art schools, tradition, a culturally rich catchment area, and a true-grit backer

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Venice Biennale 2019

Fierce debate over Christoph Büchel's Venice Biennale display of boat that sank with hundreds locked in hull

Up to 1,100 may have died on board the fishing vessel; critics say its display is grossly insensitive at best while others describe it as a powerful reminder of exploitation

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Art market

Big but bland Impressionists lead Christie's sale, with new records for a peachy Cezanne and feline-filled Bonnard

Fresh material from big collections led the $399m New York auction, while mid-tier Monets primed the market for his $55m haystacks work at Sotheby's tonight

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National Gallery

'Exceptional loan' of Francesco Melzi painting from Russia comes to London's National Gallery

Unusual month-long display of recently restored work by Leonardo’s favourite and heir will be lent by the State Hermitage Museum

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Exhibitions

Harvard’s sublime show makes you see Bauhaus everywhere

The university has a long history with the movement’s artists, many of whom fled from Germany to Cambridge, and has drawn from its impressive archive for a 100th anniversary exhibition

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Exhibitions

Virtual reality tour offers glimpse of François Pinault’s long-awaited, grand Paris gallery

Exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice shows Tadao Ando’s designs for the Bourse de Commerce building

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Venice

'Bomb threat' at Lithuanian pavilion, Venice Biennale's Golden Lion winner, is declared false alarm

More than 100 people ordered to leave after queueing for hours in the rain for the show that won the top prize

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Biennials & festivals

Whitney Biennial aims to focus on artists but—as protests mount—it cannot escape politics

The Whitney Museum has turned to two in-house curators to put together a show that celebrates diversity in American art—but as in 2017, the biennial is already mired in controversy

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Photography

After years of copyright limbo, Vivian Maier comes to London

Her heir was not apparent, her life full of mysteries, now a major collection of Vivian Maier’s work is available to British collectors for the first time at Photo London

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Venice Biennale 2019

Lithuania gets the coveted Golden Lion for best national pavilion in Venice

Arthur Jafa’s work The White Album is also recognised by the Biennale jury

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Museums & Heritage

Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum requests emergency funding for recovery efforts after fire

As pieces of its ancient Egyptian collection are salvaged, the museum’s director says it can no longer afford storage facilities

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Knoedler

Knoedler owner Michael Hammer may be liable for fraud over fakes, New York judge finds

The ruling was based on the loose business dealings of Hammer, the gallery and its parent company—like reimbursing him $2m for luxury cars

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Public art

Wishful thinking: LA’s latest pop-up art project is both highly memorable and totally Instagrammable

Artist collective The Art Department spent a year gathering heaps of dandelion fuzz for their immersive "wish factory"

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Acquisitions

From Venice to California: Lisa Reihana’s post-colonial ‘digital scroll’ is acquired by FAMSF and Lacma

The massive work, shown at the 2017 Venice Biennale, re-interprets 19th-century wallpaper depicting native Pacific peoples

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India

David Adjaye chosen to design 'game-changing' contemporary art museum in India

Planned Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Delhi will open up 6,000-strong collection to the public

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Venice Biennale 2019

Venice Biennale 2019: the must-see pavilions around the city

An indoor beach, Mongolian throat singing and ceramic vaginas—where to go beyond the Arsenale and Giardini

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Venice

Giudecca contemporary art district launches in industrial area off Venice's beaten tourist track

Opening during the Venice Biennale, the new initiative includes project and exhibitions spaces and a foundation for young Polish art

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye gets a Tate survey and will show works in Accra

Nine new works by the ubiquitous UK artist are in the Ghana pavilion at the Venice Biennale

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The Buck stopped here

Venice diary: Prouvost hypnotises and Bonami returns to painterly roots

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Conservation

Guggenheim launches conservation fellowship with help from Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin

Initiative aims to boost Russian expertise in rapidly developing field of preserving contemporary art

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Museums in the changing world order

Museums in the changing world order: the rise of authoritarian nationalism

In the third part of a new series, Adrian Ellis looks at the cost of state support in illiberal democracies and the insidious erosion of institutional independence

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Venice Biennale 2019

We've chosen the best of the art in Venice, now here's the worst

We’ve seen a lot of exhibitions in the city so you don’t have to

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Virtually unseen Van Gogh painting comes up for sale in New York next week

Christie’s values the Japanese-influenced picture of the asylum garden at $25m

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Art market

UniCredit to sell off one of world's largest corporate art collections

The Italian bank, which just announced €1.4bn profit in first quarter of 2019, will offload some of the 60,000 works of art in order to fund social initiatives

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

Ben Luke and Jane Morris review the main exhibition and we speak to the artists Laure Prouvost and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster about their works in the show. Plus, we talk about climate change and the challenges Venice is facing as the surrounding waters rise. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Venice this weekend

From Tuymans's Third Reich paintings, to Kounellis's poor materials, there's more to see in the city than the Venice Biennale

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Venice Biennale 2019

Venice Biennale 2019: the must-see pavilions in the Arsenale

The former shipyards house many of the star national displays this year, here are some of the best

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Siah Armajani on democracy and exile, to Michelle Handelman's look at otherness

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Museums & Heritage

The kids are alright: Art Gallery of Ontario offers free admission for visitors 25 and under, and reduced yearly passes for all

The Canadian institution aims to double its membership and expand its audience with one-year pilot programme

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Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot member Veronika Nikulshina detained in Moscow on suspected drug charges

It is the second time in a month that the feminist activist has been arrested by police

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Possible unmapped chambers discovered near Tutankhamun’s tomb

Researchers have found two anomalies in Egypt's Valley of the Kings

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Law

Wildenstein & Co sued for the 1985 sale of an alleged fake Bonnard painting

The collectors are seeking more than $300,000 in damages after the painting failed to be authenticated before heading to auction last year

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Jannis Kounellis

Arte Povera at Prada: first major survey of Jannis Kounellis since his death opens in Venice

The Fondazione Prada exhibition of the Greek-Italian artist has been organised by veteran curator Germano Celant

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Venice Biennale 2019

Screen time: digital art eclipses painting in Ralph Rugoff's 'mightily impressive' Venice Biennale show

With multi-artist spaces and the split between the Arsenale and Giardini, May You Live in Interesting Times offers a new way of looking at a biennial exhibition

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Studios

Locked out via legal loophole: artists evicted from London studios following 'administrative error'

Studio leaseholders ACAVA cite managerial changes as the reason for late payment of rent to landlord

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Venice Biennale 2019

US pavilion artists at Venice Biennale quietly reach out to local charities

Martin Puryear’s work is the springboard for a youth outreach programme while Mark Bradford continues prison rehabilitation programme