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Fair use or foul? An appropriation case involving Warhol raises an artistic debate in New York court

A legal battle over the Pop artist’s portraits of Prince is heating up

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Franck Riester appointed as France’s new culture minister

Françoise Nyssen—who introduced a youth culture pass and lobbied for copyright reform—is out in cabinet reshuffle

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Galleries on New York's Lower East Side band together to boost foot traffic

More than 20 galleries will participate in the inaugural LES Art Week, launching 17 October

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Prizes

Clément Cogitore wins the Prix Marcel Duchamp, France’s leading contemporary art prize

French artist uses hundreds of images of stock photography

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Trio of deaccessioned Georgia O’Keeffe paintings could make over $30m at Sotheby's

Modernist works from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum will be offered in New York in November

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Tate, WTF is up with you using Wikipedia?

Once an expert authority on Van Dyck, the museum now has nothing more to say about him than a link to an unverified website

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Eric Albada Jelgersma's Old Master collection estimated to make over £26m at Christie's

Pair of portraits by Frans Hals expected to lead two-day sale of collection of Dutch entrepreneur, who was advised by the dealer Robert Noortman

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Stolen painting shown on BBC Antiques Roadshow in 1988 now held in limbo at Christie’s

Auction house sold the painting by Emma Sandys for £62,500 earlier this year, but now 19th century work is caught up in a legal battle

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Jackson Pollock's art gets lost in academic theory in new book

This scholarly overview of the artist’s work is modishly opaque

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Writer and ceramicist Edmund de Waal’s famed netsuke collection to go on long-term loan to Vienna—and under the hammer

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What comes after the bailout for Greece’s art world?

As the country’s economy moves towards recovery, we asked art figures to reflect on the crisis and look towards the future

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Family reunited: US exhibition brings together the pieces of cut-up 17th-century Frans Hals portrait

Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio shows three paintings confirmed as one original work by recent conservation

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New Russian cathedral to feature frescoes celebrating armed forces

Church is latest example of symbiosis between church and military patriotism

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High Museum of Art’s new galleries honour their public

Non-white visitors have jumped from 15% to half of the museum’s attendance in just three years

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Lina Iris Viktor unearths a hidden history at the New Orleans Museum of Art

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Van Gogh's garden painting set to make $40m auction record for Paris period

Now being sold by a London-based collector at Christie's New York, the work will probably go to Japan or China

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Paul Smith gets wrapped up in the work of the Bauhaus

After a life of collaborating with commercial brands, Anni Albers' foundation has posthumously licensed a design to be used by the UK fashion designer

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Documenta obelisk, dismantled last week, to remain in Kassel after all

Artist Olu Oguibe accepts alternative location, saying work’s humane message is urgently needed

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The National’s 'sweetest song': how Ragnar Kjartansson convinced US rock band to play a song repeatedly for six hours

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Major Ebsworth Collection sale at Christie’s marks the first blockchain-recorded auction

Estimated at $300m, the sale of American Modernist masterpieces will be digitally encrypted by the blockchain startup Artory

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

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Getty announces grants to shore up modern buildings

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Banksy renames shredded painting Love Is In the Bin as work sells to winning bidder after a week of negotiation

Girl With Balloon canvas ‘self-destructed’ live at Sotheby’s last week in one of the most publicised stunts in auction history

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Fire consumes depot at Deutsches Museum

Burned storage depot housed 8,000 exhibits; museum fears “heavy damages”

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For her final show at MoCA LA, curator Helen Molesworth chews on the meaning of 'termite art'

Inspired by an underground essay written by the late artist Manny Farber, the exhibition concept is anything but clear-cut

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Sweden's Nationalmuseum reopens—and goes free

Government waives charges after funding five-year, £100m refurbishment

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Chinese artist and Netflix star Cai Guo-Qiang gets major show at Uffizi

Exhibition to include works made using signature pyrotechnic technique inspired by Renaissance flora in the Florence museum’s collection

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Hilma af Klint, the ‘mother of abstraction’, gets first major US show

More than 100 years after a spirit commanded her to break with naturalism, the vision of the Swedish artist is realised at the Guggenheim

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President Rouhani personally takes looted ancient relief back from New York to Tehran

Piece depicting a Persian soldier was seized last year at Tefaf New York

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Thermal spa developer buys Frida Escobedo's Serpentine Pavilion 2018

Structure will be re-installed as part of Therme Group's art and architecture initiative

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The next chapter of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is off to a strong start

One year after Karole Vail took over the Venice museum, major exhibitions and rehangs are in the works

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Richard Prince defends reuse of others’ photographs

In court motions, he argues that his appropriation explores the virtual world of social media

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Abraaj Group liquidators to sell 200 works from art collection at Bonhams

Middle Eastern and South Asian works owned by embattled Dubai-based private equity firm carry much lower estimates than prices paid a decade ago

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Camp moves from the margins to the Met in the next Costume Institute show

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Meet the amateur art sleuth who is helping India recover its stolen antiques

Shipping company executive S. Vijay Kumar was responsible for recovering a Buddha stolen from India 57 years ago among many other looted works

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Art Dubai appoints new international director Chloe Vaitsou, formerly of Frieze Fairs

Emirati fair says she will work alongside the artistic director in a move away from having a single leader

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V&A's new photography centre brings history of the medium into view

Controversial transfer of Royal Photographic Society collection from Bradford has led to a growing "culture of research" at the museum

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Artists join forces in bid to swing US midterm elections

Artist-run organisation For Freedoms’ country-wide initiative is a rallying point—even in right-leaning states

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The all-powerful market is sounding the death knell for connoisseurship

Today, art history is increasingly being written by dealers and auctioneers to suit their own purpose

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Titian's Crucifixion work torn after falling from the wall in Spain's Royal Monastery

Sixteenth-century painting of Christ on the cross was rushed immediately for conservation

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'Poor but sexy' no more: property boom drives out Berlin's artists

The German capital once attracted talent from across the world with its cheap rents, but gentrification is making an exodus already seen in London and New York

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Rachel Whiteread turns a Nissen Hut inside out for her first UK permanent piece

The concrete cast—a 14-18 Now commission—is sited in a secluded spot in Dalby Forest

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New London gallery Elephant West to be filled with Maisie Cousins’ food photographs for first show

British photographer’s largest exhibition to date will inaugurate space opened by culture magazine Elephant

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Aids activists Gran Fury bring their rage to the UK in new show

Exhibition at east London's Auto Italia gallery is a British debut for the New York-based art collective

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Gallery grit: Paula Cooper reflects on 50 years of business

The pioneering New York dealer says the art market is a "different world” to when she launched her gallery