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Does Van Gogh's Starry, Starry Night feature the Milky, Milky Way?

On our latest podcast, we explore how a modern reconstruction of the night sky in June 1889 shed light on the artist's late masterpiece

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Chinese art and antiquities spared from Trump’s tariffs

Auction houses and art dealers express ‘relief’ even as the US-China trade war escalates

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Fly me to the moon? Elon Musk plans to launch Japanese billionaire collector Yusaku Maezawa and eight artists into space

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Museums

Frick collection invites contemporary artist into its permanent galleries for the first time

Edmund de Waal's porcelain creations will open a dialogue with the historic art and furnishings and 'will not shock', curator says

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Art Fund's new student pass scheme offers 500 paid jobs in culture sector

UK non-profit's plan may draw in young crowds which are a target demographic for museums

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Pussy Riot protester Pyotr Verzilov ‘was probably poisoned’, doctors say

Medics in Berlin have not identified substance but are confident Russian will recover

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Portrait of the future at Tate: Steve McQueen plans to photograph every seven-year-old in London

Images of primary school children will go on show at Tate Britain alongside survey of Oscar winner’s work at Tate Modern

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Ask the artist—how to find your way in the big, bad art world

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An arty yarn at Kettle’s Yard mixes knitting and death metal

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Will work for dots: High Museum to hire temporary staff to deal with Kusama crowds

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South London Gallery unveils new £4m annexe in Victorian fire station

Historic space, transformed by 6a architects, opens with a group show on humour

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Obituaries

Josh Roth, Hollywood deal-maker who was the head of UTA's fine arts division, has died, aged 40

His death comes just weeks after the opening of the agency's new gallery in Beverly Hills, designed by the artist Ai Weiwei

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The Buck stopped here

Bike baskets welcome: the Art Car Boot Fair grows and moves to London's Kings Cross

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Object Lessons: from Barbara Hepworth's St Ives bronze to Grant Wood's censored lithograph

Our pick from this week's auctions and fairs

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Sexual harassment

Belgian culture minister investigates Jan Fabre following allegations of sexual harassment

Twenty dancers sign letter saying that “humiliation” is rife in the artist's Troubleyn troupe

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Red tape is stifling German auctions

Stringent cultural heritage laws and bureaucracy are making consignments much harder to find

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Quintessentially Chinese art gives way to a global identity

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Is contemporary art the kale of the art world?

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Cryptocurrencies: a moving target for regulators

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London's National Portrait Gallery’s contemporary art programme resonates more with the art world than the public

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Statues are part of history, but do a poor job of recording it

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Linda on the loose

From Team BAM, a rousing sendoff for a Next Wave creator

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The Buck stopped here

Luxury London store Fortnum & Mason hosts mini retrospective of landscape paintings by John Virtue

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A work by Hopper, promised as gift, heads to the auction block instead

Christie's to sell $70m painting once pledged to the Seattle Art Museum

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Quintessentially Chinese art gives way to a global identity

Contrasting Zhang Xiaogang with a young 'post-passport' generation

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Is contemporary art the kale of the art world?

The rise in popularity of the green vegetable mirrors that of contemporary art

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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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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

Mika Rottenberg’s surreal world lands in London’s newest space, Goldsmiths CCA, while the “king of cling” Azzedine Alaïa captivates at the Design Museum

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Van Gogh in the asylum. Plus, Christian Marclay on The Clock

Our correspondent Martin Bailey and art historian Martin Gayford talk about Van Gogh's time at the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole and Christian Marclay tells us about his ground-breaking work The Clock

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Obituaries

Christopher Gibbs: the man who brokered £50m Getty grant to the National Gallery—and fed Princess Margaret hash brownies

The antiques dealer was more than an “acid-tripping ex-roué once known as the king of Chelsea”

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From long-hidden sculptures to a Land Art pioneer’s early cogitations

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Vincent the baker? Van Gogh's possible careers

His family also suggested that he become an accountant or a barber

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Museums

London’s National Portrait Gallery to partially close for London Fashion Week event (again)

Decision follows a controversial closure in February for Erdem’s runway show

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From assassinations to CIA mind control: new show investigates how artists tackle conspiracy theories

Met Breuer exhibition, of works made over the past 50 years, feels timely in the age of fake news

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Sotheby’s to offer landmark paintings by Marsden Hartley and Ludwig Meidner in November

The auction house hopes the works will surpass previous records by several million

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Protest

French court releases Russian protest artist Pyotr Pavlensky from pre-trial detention

Femen activists showed their support outside the courthouse by sewing their lips shut in a recreation of his first performance

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The Buck stopped here

Child prodigies: works by schoolchildren up for grabs in silent charity auction at Alison Jacques

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Politics

Pussy Riot supporter Pyotr Verzilov in critical condition after suspected poisoning

Activist who was recently imprisoned for Russian group's World Cup protest in July "lost his vision, speech and ability to walk"

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Censorship

Cuban activists issue manifesto against artistic censorship

Document denounces effort to ‘punish free creation’

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Protest art

In the aftermath of far-right riots in the German town of Chemnitz, an artist’s wolves act as a warning

Rainer Opolka’s bronze sculptures, some making Nazi salutes, on show in Chemnitz for one day only

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Embattled private equity firm Abraaj Group fails to renew Art Dubai sponsorship

Plans to lend the Abraaj Group Art Prize collection to the Jameel Art Centre are also on hold

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Museums

Victoria and Albert Museum now a 'multi-site' institution

Opening of outpost in Dundee this week is latest in series of out-of-London projects

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Christie's to offer $80m 'holy grail' Hockney painting in New York this November

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) could become the most valuable work by a living artist sold at auction

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Rembrandt the master printmaker—and shrewd market manipulator

Denver Art Museum's exhibition of the Old Master's prints looks at how he “intentionally made rarities” for his collectors

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Brillo Boxes ‘faked’ by museum director included in new Andy Warhol show

Pop artist's fist institutional exhibition revisited 50 years on at Stockholm’s Moderna Museet

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Looted art

Looted Renoir is returned to French heir in New York

Granddaughter of Jewish collector flies in for restitution ceremony

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Linda on the loose

Beads and art world bigwigs abound at the opening of Lehmann Maupin’s new Chelsea gallery

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Hollywood stars and art world A-listers come out in support of Frieze Los Angeles

Salma Hayek, Tobey Maguire and Serena Williams are among those on the fair’s host committee, while Gagosian, Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth and Ropac will exhibit

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New Lapada chief on the challenges facing middle market antiques dealers

Freya Simms speaks ahead of the tenth Lapada Art & Antiques Fair in London

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Art fairs

Brigitte Macron cheers up dealers at a smaller La Biennale Paris

One stand is closed down in a vetting crackdown at the French art fair, which organisers say can return to its former glory if "dealers would stop bickering"

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Exhibitions

Dia turns the spotlight on female Land Art pioneer Nancy Holt

New York show recreates 1970s installations that inspired her best known work

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Will work for dots: High Museum to hire temporary staff to deal with Kusama crowds

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Law

Court rejects claim to Matisse owned by National Gallery

Rebuffing heirs, an appeals panel in New York says the court lacks jurisdiction

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Gael García Bernal’s new film Museo turns Mexico’s biggest art heist into a madcap caper

The Spanish-launguage movie follows two middle-class flunkies who somehow pulled off one the largest antiquities thefts in modern-day history

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Cao Fei gets double exposure with two exhibitions on home territory

Show at Hong Kong's Tai Kwun is artist's first major retrospective in greater China

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Private View: our pick of September gallery shows

New exhibitions at commercial galleries, from Joan Mitchell's last show at Cheim & Read, to Francesca Woodman's haunting photographs in Venice

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Conservation

The portrait miniatures conservator who sees the bigger picture

We spoke to the V&A's Alan Derbyshire about Nicholas Hilliard's trick for painting the perfect ruby and why collector's need to look at their miniatures often