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Claude Monet

Monet’s lost cat returns home to Giverny

A “purr-fect” ending to the story of the missing pottery object found in the collection of the artist’s secret granddaughter

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Politics

US dealers move against Trump’s proposed 10% tariff on Chinese art and antiques

Public hearings on the government’s plans are due to be held in Washington, DC in August

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Books

A Käthe Kollwitz renaissance is under way (and about time, too)

A pair of publications shed new light on profoundly socially committed artist

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Disasters & destruction

Syrian museums seek Russian expertise to restore destroyed Palmyra sculptures

Ancient city occupied by Islamic State was retaken by Syrian army with Russian support in 2017

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Artists

Artists in conflict zones get a global platform with new Ruya Maps initiative

Programme to launch in October with show by Venezuelan artist Pepe López in London chapel

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Controversies

Conflict-of-interest scandal at publicly funded UK arts centre Firstsite

Chairman and trustee resigned amid investigation into more than £90,000 spent on consultancy firm they directed

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Prizes

Read the winning essays in new UK prize for art history writing

Write on Art initiative was launched to combat the decline of arts teaching in schools

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After the Louvre, will Beyoncé take over the Colosseum?

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Miniskirt miracle: Mary Quant call-out nets 35 items for V&A show

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Thou shalt not picnic: ten commandments for visitors to Venice

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Baring all: undiscovered Kate Moss revealed in new Mario Sorrenti book

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Hayward Gallery slashes ticket prices to 50p—but there’s a catch

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Louvre’s Delacroix exhibition uncovers France’s superstar of the Romantic era

His boundless inventiveness as a painter—and not only—shines through in this ambitious survey

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After the Louvre, will Beyoncé take over the Colosseum?

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The Irishman who painted—and brawled—beside Gauguin

Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns: Between Paris and Pont-Aven opens at National Gallery of Ireland

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Private Museums

Glenstone Museum reveals the art in store for vast Pavilions expansion

Long-awaited showcase spaces for collection founded by Mitchell and Emily Rales to open in October

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Russia

Putin praises Moscow's urban development in wake of World Cup success

But Russian president's remarks at eighth Moscow Urban Forum angered preservationists

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Will Robert Indiana’s legacy get stuck in a legal battle?

The artist wanted his home to become a museum but his 2016 will is being challenged

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Traffic believes the US and UK ivory sale bans are ‘vital elements in the international response’ to poaching

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Returning looted African art is as urgent as giving back works stolen by the Nazis

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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

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Miniskirt miracle: Mary Quant call-out nets 35 items for V&A show

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German Green Party politicians launch petition 'for freedom of the arts'

Online campaign criticises right-wing governments in Austria, Hungary and Poland and warns that Germany could be next

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The Buck stopped here

Taus Makhacheva’s art spa offers a moment of respite from turbulent Liverpool Biennial

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Taus Makhacheva: art as a balancing act

She discusses her tightrope of Dagestani art and how she is combining beauty treatment and sculpture at the Liverpool Biennial

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Imprisoned Turkish artist Zehra Dogan smuggles thank-you letter to Banksy

Bristolian street artist unveiled New York mural in March in protest against her arrest

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

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

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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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A match made in heaven: Bill Viola to be shown alongside Michelangelo at the Royal Academy

The exhibition will examine themes of spirituality and mortality in both artists’ work

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Museums

Art educators take London's National Gallery to employment tribunal in 'gig economy' dispute

Artists and lecturers are crowdfunding for legal fees in bid to win employee status

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White Cube appoints Warhol expert Eric Shiner artistic director in New York

Is the London-based gallery growing its US team to open an exhibition space there?

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Thou shalt not picnic: ten commandments for visitors to Venice

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In the frame

Baring all: undiscovered Kate Moss revealed in new Mario Sorrenti book

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Lost art

Lost Art: the world’s invisible collections

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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Venice Biennale 2019

‘Pleasure and critical thinking’: Ralph Rugoff unveils curatorial direction of 2019 Venice Biennale

Exhibition is titled May You Live in Interesting Times, after counterfeit Chinese curse

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Taj Mahal

Demolish or restore discoloured Taj Mahal, India's Supreme Court tells government

White marble monument, a Unesco World Heritage site, is turning yellow due to pollution and insect dung

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Russia

Pussy Riot say they invaded pitch during World Cup final as political protest

Russian activist group describes performance as a tribute to dissident poet and artist Dmitri Prigov

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Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei remembers the Sichuan earthquake, ten years on

On the anniversary, the artist reflects on the disaster and China's response

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Documenta

Documenta to name new artistic director by early 2019

Quinquennial appoints eight-member search committee for curator of 2022 edition

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Books

Before gardens had capabilities: book explores English landscaping in the 17th and early 18th centuries

After “Capability” Brown’s tercentenary in 2016, this volume looks at the places the landscape architect is often accused of destroying

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Pierre Alechinsky and Fujiko Nakaya win £100,000 Japanese Praemium Imperiale art prize

Cobra group co-founder and fog sculpture pioneer among five laureates given the prestigious annual award

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Art Basel owner to launch contemporary art fair ART SG in Singapore next year

MCH Group expands burgeoning roster of international art fairs with annual November event

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Biennials & festivals

Can two festivals bring hope to Trump country?

Front International in Cleveland and Opens Spaces in Kansas City aim to encourage unity in the US’s divided heartland

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Restitution

German museum returns tattooed Maori skull to New Zealand

The preserved head was held in Cologne's Rautenstrauch Joest Museum of world cultures for 110 years

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Museums

$890m Sydney museum move could be most expensive gallery relocation in history

Critics fear that plan will lead to parts of the Powerhouse Museum’s collection being sold off

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Public art

Deported veterans ‘distress’ flag mural on US-Mexico border under review

US Customs and Border Protection is considering whether to remove or preserve the painting, which some have complained is disrespectful

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Media & broadcast

Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti is a sombre picture of the artist under the sun

There are few surprises in this boilerplate biopic based on the painter’s time in Polynesia

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Conservation

Relic of first-century pope found in a rubbish tip is donated to Westminster Cathedral

Rubbish collectors found the bone fragment of Clement I in London

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The Buck stopped here

William Kentridge outplays the England match with Tate premiere of performance The Head and the Load

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Politics

Donald Trump’s UK visit sparks backlash from the art world

British curator Norman Rosenthal says Blenheim Palace banquet “severely compromises” past exhibitions, while cultural figures speak out about president’s policies

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Biennials & festivals

Liverpool Biennial: city that prospered in age of empire aims to show different world perspectives

Tenth edition named after poem written “at a time when Europe was in disarray”

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Museums

Dallas Museum of Art says thank you to a life-long patron

Institution recognises the “transformational” final gift of its late trustee Margaret McDermott with a special exhibition and new wall labels for more than 400 works she helped acquire

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Claim on Guelph Treasure can go to trial in US federal court

Lawyers for the Prussian Cultural Foundation argued that it was not “genocide” when the objects were sold in 1935

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The Buck stopped here

Party performances and a concrete cake: Hayward Gallery celebrates its 50th

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Museums

Programme of paid internships aims to make US museum staff more diverse

Association of Art Museum Directors launches scheme to provide undergraduate students from minority backgrounds with hands-on experience

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Art market

Banksy painting sells for record £1.5m as ‘greatest hits’ show opens at London gallery

Prices for larger works by the Bristolian street artist could fetch more than £5m

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Appointments & departures

Brexit reshuffle means Jeremy Wright is seventh UK culture secretary in eight years

Museum admission charges will be on the agenda of MP who cites “James Bond films and playing golf badly” as interests

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Private Museums

Moscow's Garage Museum still going strong at ten, despite co-founders’ split

Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova will continue to fund their contemporary art museum

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Law

Dalí foundation sues California museum for use of artist’s name and image

Monterey’s Dalí17, which displays the 500-work private collection of the Ukrainian-born real estate developer Dimitry Piterman, features the Surrealist’s face—complete with upturned moustache—on its logo

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Law

Russian car czar Vladimir Scherbakov is the collector who has accused a Swiss dealer of overcharging him, sources say

A criminal investigation has been opened in Geneva on the sales of dozens of works by artists including Picasso and Matisse, for which the broker pocketed €38m in fees

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Exhibitions

How Yugoslavia’s architecture tried to cement a national identity

Exhibition at New York's MoMA aims to show how monumental buildings contributed to a “collective civic space in a multi-ethnic society”

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In the frame

Hayward Gallery slashes ticket prices to 50p—but there’s a catch

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Restoration

The Glasgow School of Art dilemma: rebuild, leave in ruins or design a whole new school?

Alumni at odds over how to move forward after fire gutted Mackintosh’s masterpiece

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Conservation

Aleppo's reconstruction 'deserves international resources'

Aga Khan Trust for Culture calls for condemnation of destruction to be reinforced by help on the ground

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Appointments & departures

IRL to VR: Daniel Birnbaum leaves Moderna Museet to head-up virtual reality gallery

Museum director due to take up new role at London's Acute Art early next year

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Law

Appeals court largely strikes down California’s artist resale rights law

The decision limits the rule to a narrow one-year window of secondary market sales—but what does it mean for the future of droit de suite in the US?

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Art schools

Director of France's beleaguered national arts academy criticises culture minister for lack of support

Jean-Marc Bustamante has not had his contract renewed at ENSBA, where teachers have been accused of sexual harassment

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The Buck stopped here

Football fans and Pride paraders mingle with art crowds for South London's Art Night

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Heritage

Bauhaus in Belsize Park: Gropius, Breuer and Moholy-Nagy honoured in London

Blue plaque installed on Grade-I-listed Isokon Building honours the Modernist artists and architects

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Exhibitions

David Wojnarowicz’s furiously prolific but short-lived career explored in major show

As US culture wars reignite, the Whitney Museum stages a timely exhibition of New York’s finest firebrand

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Restoration

There be dragons (again) after £5m Great Pagoda renovation at Kew Gardens

Eighty of the gaudy monsters have been recreated for the 18th-century tower at London's royal botanic gardens

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Ralph Rugoff on the Hayward Gallery’s half-century and the art of curating

How will his views on audiences and exhibition-making shape the 2019 Venice Biennale?

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Exhibitions

Secret lives: new show recasts Gala Dalí as 'much more than a muse' to artists

Exhibition in Barcelona looks at the life and work of the Russian best known for being the wife of Salvador Dalí

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In the frame

Frank Cohen and Fortnum & Mason join forces for John Virtue show

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Acquisitions

London’s National Gallery acquires painting by Artemisia Gentileschi for £3.6m

Piece by Italian Baroque painter boosts number of works by female artists in the museum's collection

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Art market

More than just a pretty face: furrowed brows win at Christie's patchy Old Master sale, but £6.7m sculpture tops paintings

Tacca's Hercules is star of the bronzes, while Carracci's military portrait and Rembrandt's print find favour where Rubens's daughter flounders in £31.1m sale

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Bayeux Tapestry

Entente cordiale: governments sign deal securing loan of Bayeux Tapestry to the UK in 2022

Cross-channel collaboration involves translating, conserving and digitalising the historic embroidery

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Museums

Tate St Ives wins Art Fund Museum of the Year award

Judges praise “breathtakingly beautiful” extension and the way the museum is “embedded in its community”

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Museums

More people are visiting New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art than ever before

The museum's Michelangelo show drew more half a million visitors alone

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Ivory ban

Traffic believes the US and UK ivory sale bans are ‘vital elements in the international response’ to poaching

The official spokesman of the wild-trade monitoring organisation responds to The Art Newspaper's article on the trade in elephant ivory

Podcast

Podcast episode 39: All about the biennials

We talk to Sally Tallant, the artistic director of the Liverpool Biennial, about the 10th edition opening next week. And Jane Morris, an editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper, joins Ben Luke to discuss “peak biennial”

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Unesco

Mumbai’s Victorian Gothic and Art Deco business district declared a Unesco World Heritage Site

British-era buildings in historic Fort area nominated by “several citizens’ groups”

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Art market

From project space to mega dealer: Jay Jopling celebrates 25 years of White Cube

Hong Kong show features rarely seen archival material, while 23 artists have made new works for an exhibition dedicated to memory in London

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In the frame

Dirty Ho draws kung fu fans to MoMA

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Funding

Will museums stop accepting Sackler money in wake of Massachusetts lawsuit?

Eight members of the family are being sued for helping to fuel the opioid epidemic through their pharmaceutical company

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Art market

Guarantees, the Beckham effect and warts-and-all portraits: Sotheby's pulls off a consistent Old Master sale

No big hitters, but overall quality and new buyers from Asia and Latin America buoyed £42.6m auction, with £5.3m record for Canova set in day sale

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Art market

Otto Naumann comes out of 'retirement' to join Sotheby's

Veteran Old Master dealer will join the auction house in New York at the end of the summer, months after selling his inventory there

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In the frame

Rana Begum, Carmen Herrera and Edmund de Waal transform cubes in the fight against Parkinson’s

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Art market

Glut of sculpture in London auctions, despite Giambologna withdrawal

Bronze and marble take centre stage during Old Masters sales week, although Dresden Mars returns home without going on the block at Sotheby's

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Conservation

Huge disparity in estimates to repair vandalised Ivan the Terrible painting

Ilya Repin’s masterpiece in Moscow’s Tretyakov gallery was struck with a metal pole in May

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Fairs

Fiac fair confirms move to temporary venue near Eiffel Tower

Fairs held at the Grand Palais forced to move out of the historic venue during extensive renovations beginning 2021

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Auctions

German government steps in to buy Giambologna as minister says Bayer should have donated it to ‘people of Dresden’

Sotheby’s withdrew bronze sculpture of Mars from auction at last minute

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Exhibitions

Crowd-magnet Vermeer borrowed for Alte Pinakothek’s curtain-raiser

Munich museum has undergone a four-year €12m renovation

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Residencies

Emmanuel Macron orders radical review of France’s art residencies

The French President has commissioned a report identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the current programmes

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In the frame

Another brick in the wall: Bosco Sodi brings political performance to London

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Art market

Old Master saga: expert hired by vendor to prove Saint Jerome's authenticity says it is a fake

Maurizio Seracini concurs that the painting sold by Sotheby’s in 2012 is a modern forgery

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Paul Cézanne

Cézanne painting from Gurlitt hoard goes on show for first time since before Second World War

Painter’s descendants reach agreement with Kunstmuseum Bern, which has been acknowledged as rightful owner of work

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In the frame

Sherlock writer Mark Gatiss unravels John Minton on BBC4

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Museums

ICA Boston bridges the harbour with new satellite space in a working shipyard

Visitors will be able to take a six-minute ferry ride to the new venue called the Watershed

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London Art Week

Re-discoveries, the Holy Grail of Old Master dealers: we pick out four at London Art Week

From a Van Dyck once thought to be by Rubens to William Nicholson's portrait of an actress identified only weeks ago

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In the frame

Sonia Boyce’s Crossrail journey brings to light the Bombardier beetle

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Art market

Myrna Ayad steps down as Art Dubai director, while fair plans to move Modern section in 2019

Ayad says decision to leave was "personal" and plans to launch her own art consultancy

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Exhibitions

Ten public art works to see for free around New York this summer

When the sun’s out, get your buns—and other extremities—out to catch some of these projects across the city

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Art market

Guy Wildenstein cleared of tax evasion for a second time in Paris

Franco-American scion of art dealing dynasty was accused of hiding art and other property worth hundreds of millions of euros from French authorities

News
Politics

Spotlight on the harrowing image that shamed Trump

A photograph of a frightened child at the Mexican border shows the enduring power of images to effect political change

Comment
Restitution

Returning looted African art is as urgent as giving back works stolen by the Nazis

Congolese-born art collector Sindika Dokolo says this "long-neglected historical wrong" is finally being addressed—but more can be done

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Restitution

Ethiopia claims Ten Commandments tablet hidden in Westminster Abbey

Sacred object taken by British troops in the 19th century is concealed inside an altar