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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Montreal dealer Robert Landau to move his headquarters to Lucerne in 2022

He has secured a 40-year lease on a 35,000 sq. m castle-like complex, with plans to create a sculpture park and private freeport

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Discounts give younger galleries a leg up at Art Basel in Miami Beach

A 20% fee reduction for new galleries exhibiting contemporary art has enabled smaller players to join the fair's main section

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

From Miami to Margate: Ellen Harvey’s mural depicting a slice of South Florida travels abroad

The hand-painted designs for her permanent installation will be included in the artist’s solo show at Turner Contemporary next year

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Conservation & Preservation

Weaver uncovers hidden patterns beneath Old Master paintings

For artisan Helena Loermans, uncovering the intricate weaves of artists' canvases is like “a detective story”

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Conservation & Preservation

Conserving canvas: from tear-mending to 'mist lining’, conservators share their techniques

Hundreds gather as the Getty convenes the first major international conference on the issue in 45 years

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the UK's hottest graduates to forgotten Indian masterpieces

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Restitution

Archaeologist launches private bid to retrieve priceless Egyptian treasures from European museums

Zahi Hawass, former Egyptian minister of antiquities, corrals international team of experts to press institutions for return of important artefacts

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Anselm Kiefer on why size matters

Auctions

Hammer Time: Sotheby's picks up the pace during a sluggish art week with $270.7m contemporary art sale

Auctions

Hammer Time: records set but reserves remain low at Christie's post-war and contemporary art sale

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Hammer Time: consistency and caution are key at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern evening sale

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Hammer Time: Christie's Impressionist and Modern evening sale November 2019

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

We talk to Louisa Buck about the decision to award the Turner Prize to all of the nominees. Plus, Miami-born artist Teresita Fernández tells us about her homecoming show at Pérez Art Museum Miami. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Ten myths about Vincent van Gogh

Why stories—from the mutilated ear to the eventual suicide—can distort our view of the art

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Censorship

Censored queer photographs get second chance at Miami's Nada fair

City officials cancelled a planned display by Pacifico Silano in Bal Harbour last year

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Photography

David Goldblatt's photographic legacy lives on through digital archive project

South African collection withdrawn from University of Cape Town over censorship row forms the heart of Goodman Gallery’s new initiative

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Opioid Crisis

Citing opioid crisis, Tufts University strips Sackler name from its buildings and programmes

Institution declares that the name “runs counter to the school’s mission”

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Museums

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston names new director

Hesse McGraw has served at San Francisco and Nebraska art institutions

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

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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

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Dora Maar and Jann Haworth: acclaim at last

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Anselm Kiefer on why size matters

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Diary

Salvator Mundi-mania comes to Brooklyn

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Museums

Freer/Sackler rebrands its identity as the National Museum of Asian Art

Museum officials say the decision is unrelated to protests over the Sackler family's ties to Purdue Pharma

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Politics

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

The failed economic experiments of the 1970s laid the groundwork for today’s socio-economic crisis

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Repatriation

Penn Museum hands over fragments of 387 ancient clay tablets to Iraqi Embassy

Archaeologists say the tablets, unearthed nearly a century ago, are akin to receipts

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Museums

The Leslie-Lohman Museum announces its first director of curatorial programmes

Stamatina Gregory will take the new position as the LGBTQ art museum undergoes a series of changes

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Museums

'Xavier Bray, end low pay!': Wallace Collection staff fight for London Living Wage

Museum is in discussion with trade union after 'final offer' 1.5% salary increase was deemed too low

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Design Miami is a real glass act

The material is hot at the design fair, where the line between decorative and fine art is becoming increasingly blurred

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Musee du Quai Branly–Jacques Chirac

Quai Branly to send fragment of feather belt worn by first King of Tahiti back to Polynesia

Rediscovered maro 'ura will go on show at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands on long-term loan from 2021

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Miami this weekend

From the Rubell Museum’s inaugural display to Sterling Ruby’s first solo museum exhibition

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Censorship

UN condemns threats against Kyrgyz museum director who staged feminist art exhibition

Museum hosted a 'Feminnale' that included performance work highlighting plight of sex workers

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Music

The artist’s composer: Steve Reich's percussive experiment returns to the Hayward Gallery this week

Drumming was first performed at the London venue in Mark Rothko's 1972 exhibition—now it will be surrounded by Bridget Riley's show

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Art market

'Christmas dinner without the turkey': little festive cheer at Sotheby's Old Masters sale

December auction generates less than half the total of last year's sale, with several lots failing to sell

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Immigrant artist residency launches—steps from Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

The Peru-born, North Carolina-based painter Renzo Ortega is the inaugural artist-in-residence at Palm Beach’s New Wave Art Wknd festival

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

South American galleries face down turmoil

Civil unrest and economic shifts have Latin American dealers doubling down on Miami's international market

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Feminism

Women artists fight for reproductive rights with US election fundraising show

"I want to normalise abortion as a life-saving medical procedure, mentally and physically," says Marilyn Minter

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Museums

Strikes hit France: here are the museums that are affected

Several institutions have closed, others have cut back their opening times as protests against Macron's retirement reforms sweep the country

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The Buck stopped here

Gavin Turk gives a load of bull at the Christmas Art Car Boot Fair

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Controversies

German art activists apologise for upsetting Holocaust survivors with monument containing human remains

Centre for Political Beauty concedes “mistakes,” says it will veil monument

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Obituaries

Stephen Garrett, inaugural director of the Getty and the Hammer, has died, aged 96

“Bon vivant” took over at museum villa and expanded its mission after J. Paul Getty died in 1976

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Awards

Hepworth Wakefield to stage 'long overdue' survey of Hannah Starkey with £100,000 Freelands Award

Show comes "at an exciting moment" as the photographer is reassessing her art in light of recent political events, museum's director says

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Exhibitions

#MeToo show manages to evade authorities in Shanghai

Previous iterations of the show were closed early by authorities

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China

Yuz Museum and Lacma confident they can show Middle Eastern art in China—despite crackdown on Islam

Joint exhibition programme under way between Shanghai and Los Angeles will soon involve Qatar Museums

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China

Why museum partnerships between China and the West are booming

Cultural institutions have embraced mutual benefits of collaboration, despite challenges of communication and censorship

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Turner Prize

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

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani's decision to share the prize reflects the collective nature of their work, but how this could impact the future of the award remains to be seen

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Art market

Tiepolo and Giovanni di Paolo spark excitement in underpowered Christie’s Old Master sale

Auction raised more than last year but supply still limited as Brexit-dominated general election looms

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Climate Change

Climate emergency in Miami: large-scale protest march planned during Art Basel fair

With Miami Beach predicted to be 30% underwater by 2045, the convention centre where the fair currently takes place could soon become an island

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Art market

Rare Tahitian painting by Gauguin sells for €9.5m at Artcurial in Paris

Te Bourao II, which went to an international collector, was on loan to the Met in New York for ten years

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Maurizio Cattelan presents first new work for a fair in 15 years—and it is a banana priced at $120,000

The piece of fruit taped to a wall at Art Basel in Miami Beach "offers insight into how we assign worth", Perrotin gallery says

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Environment

Ai Weiwei confronts Amazon destruction in new film work

Dissident artist is exploring the disappearance of the Brazilian rainforest alongside China’s growing influence in South America

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Turner Prize

In shock move, all four nominated artists win Turner Prize 2019

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani will share the UK’s most prestigious art prize

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Discoveries

Conservator discovers secret scrawls hidden beneath Derek Jarman painting

Pleasures of Italy canvas on show at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin throws light on late activist’s lovers and interests

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Exhibition catalogues

Vienna museum's Caravaggio and Bernini catalogue presents the artist's studio as a theatrical site

Exhibition at Kunsthistorisches on the two Baroque heavyweights helps to clarify the relationship between Roman painting and sculpture of the period

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UK politics

The UK's culture secretary conveyor belt: who will be next?

As the election looms this month and Nicky Morgan announces she is standing down, the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport prepares for its latest secretary of state

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Turkey

Court ruling converting Turkish museum to mosque could set precedent for Hagia Sophia

Decision that Kariye Museum must become a Muslim house of worship again could imperil its Byzantine art and have repercussions for other early Christian monuments

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

New documentary offers unvarnished view of Clyfford Still

Lifeline/Clyfford Still sheds light on the Abstract Expressionist who despised critics, condemned the work of his contemporaries, and was admired by many

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Controversies

Art activists anger Holocaust survivors with Berlin monument containing ashes

Centre for Political Beauty says action targets conservatives open to allying with far right

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Miami

Welcome to Allapattah: two spaces open this week in Miami’s new arts district

Local collectors Jorge Pérez and the Rubells head west of Wynwood in search of more space to show their art

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Interview with Pepe Mar on his work safeguarding queer histories

The Mexican-born Miami-based artist is presenting Varla TV, a tribute to the South Beach painter and drag performer Craig Coleman, in Art Basel in Miami Beach’s Meridians show

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Museums

Michael Rakowitz wants to pause his video work at MoMA PS1 as a protest against museum's ties to 'toxic philanthropy'

"It's censorship", the artist says of curators' denials to suspend work that is part of show on the artistic legacy of the Gulf War

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Valie Export

Valie Export: ‘Female artists are disadvantaged because the market is determined by men’

Austrian performance artist is showing her 1980 Venice Biennale installation for the first time in 40 years in London

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Hong Kong

Police use tear gas on protestors outside newly re-opened Hong Kong Museum of Art prompting safety fears for visitors and works

Substance was used during a rally calling for the government to meet the protestors' “five demands”

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Hungary

Budapest’s green mayor puts brakes on €250m New National Gallery

Local politicians block construction on cultural quarter backed by right-wing government, citing “enormous impact on environment”

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Exhibitions

Rare outing for East India Company art at London's Wallace Collection

Exhibition curated by the historian William Dalrymple celebrates the artists behind the works of flora, fauna and daily Indian scenes

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Conservation & Preservation

Cold War-era mosaic sees light of day again in eastern Germany

Reappearance of a Josep Renau mural hints at a greater acceptance of East German public art

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Immersive experiences

Snap and go: the pros and cons of the art experience economy

Immersive experiences define the most popular contemporary exhibitions, but where does this leave the commercial art world?

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Discoveries

Artist's signature and thumbprint among discoveries in Pieter de Hooch paintings

Revelations were made during research for the largest retrospective of the Dutch painter's work in the Netherlands

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Art market

Portrait commissioned by Charles Dickens, unseen for a century, goes on sale at Sotheby's London

The artist William Powell Frith 'almost collapsed' at the honour of being commissioned by the famous writer to paint his heroine Kate Nickleby

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Feliciano Centurión's blankets to a recreation of Valie Export's show at the 1980 Venice Biennale

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Art theft

Rembrandt paintings targeted by thieves at Dulwich Picture Gallery belonged to Louvre and National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC

Attempted robbery was thwarted by police

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Diary

Dark art: Anne Hardy’s winter commission at Tate Britain reflects turbulent times

Podcast

Troy: the show and the problem with BP sponsorship

We talk about the myth and reality of Troy presented in the British Museum's show and to an activist about ongoing protests relating to fossil-fuel companies' sponsorship of the arts. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Art market

Perrotin moves Hong Kong gallery to Kowloon—but it has nothing to do with the protests

The gallery will relocate to a new cultural and residential district developed by billionaire collector Adrian Cheng

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Restitution

Germany returns indigenous remains of 45 ancestors to Australia in 'long overdue step'

Saxon government acknowledges “years of disregard for their dignity and importance to their communities of origin”

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Art market

Rediscovered Rubens to star in Sotheby's Old Masters sale in New York

Painting depicting the Holy Family in an evening landscape has been owned by a Manhattan family for more than 60 years

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Art dealers

‘I just wanted people’s attention’: dealer Mariane Ibrahim on championing young artists of the African diaspora

Ahead of her debut at Art Basel in Miami Beach, the Chicago-based gallerist walks us through her journey from marketing McDonald's to setting up shop in Seattle

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Adventures with Van Gogh

A good catch: The Mackerels now looks set to be authenticated as a genuine Van Gogh

The still life in Switzerland’s Reinhart collection was dismissed as a forgery

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Exhibitions

Was Peter great? Moscow exhibition details tsar’s huge cultural impact

An avid patron of the arts and sciences, the emperor gave Russian society a new perspective on the world and elevated the country’s place within it

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Uffizi galleries

Hong Kong plans 2020 Botticelli exhibition in unprecedented deal with Italy's Uffizi

This is the first time the Florentine museum has formed a long-term partnership with a foreign institution