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Restitution report 2018

Scholars call for Berlin centre on colonial-era heritage

Appeal published in Die Zeit welcomes Macron report but says debate should not be limited to restitution

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Catalogues

Cataloguing Egon Schiele: a digital work in progress

Database allows scholars to make rapid connections between works

Analysis
The Year In Review

2018 in the market: the price is right for pale males

David Hockney was latest white male artist to set a record this year

Podcast

Should looted colonial art be returned?

We weigh up the arguments for and against the restitution of African art taken during the colonial period with Vicky Ngari-Wilson, Nicholas Thomas and Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi

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Exhibitions

The slow and meticulous work of Vija Celmins zooms into view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Artist’s retrospective encourages viewers to take their time when looking in the modern age

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Vienna this weekend

From a busy Bruegel blockbuster to a whimsical Wes Anderson world conjured from the Kunsthistorisches Museum archives

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Revealed online for the first time: photograph showing Van Gogh painting slashed in 1978

Criminally insane visitor attacked the self-portrait at the Van Gogh Museum

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Art fairs

When do satellite fairs become space junk?

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

Miami’s art scene will keep on growing

Latin American art

Art Basel in Miami Beach has become Latin American art’s El Dorado

Art market

Will art market speculation ever go away?

Restitution

Should we relinquish our insistence on privileging original works of art?

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Artists

Jordan Casteel comes home with a show at the Denver Art Museum

The New York-based painter, whose work is now owned by private collectors like Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats as well as institutions, never envisioned herself becoming an artist

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Three to see

Three exhibition to see in Los Angeles this weekend

From 3D illusions at Lacma to environmental disasters at the Craft & Folk Art Museum

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Exhibitions

Berlin's 200-year-old replica workshop finds a niche at new Museum Island hub

First-ever exhibition on the Gipsformerei, which copies works for museums and Jeff Koons, will open the James Simon Gallery next summer

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Collectors

Tasmanian museum expands with £230m luxury hotel that includes a Marina Abramović-designed spa

Collector David Walsh plans to build new Motown complex alongside his Museum of Old and New Art

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Diary of an art historian

Gran Torino offers Van Dyck, hot chocolate and the ghost of Il Duce

Turin has all the grandeur of Paris, but none of the haughtiness

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Brazil

Art collector and Credit Suisse head José Olympio da Veiga Pereira is the new president of São Paulo biennial foundation

The organisation oversees the city’s international exhibition, as well as the country’s representation at the Venice Biennale and other projects

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Should looted colonial art be returned?

Podcast

Olafur Eliasson on climate change. Plus, Art Basel in Miami Beach

Climate Change

'What on earth is going on with Earth?' Olafur Eliasson on bringing ice blocks to London

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'A moment of total crisis in Europe' prompted Edmund de Waal to sell his prized netsuke collection

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Exclusive interview with Edmund de Waal, plus Roma persecution

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Art market

Frieze shareholder Endeavor ‘in process’ of pulling out of $400m Saudi deal

Hollywood entertainment agency intends to return entire investment after murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

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Exhibitions

Revamped UK gallery gets major Paula Rego retrospective that will tour to Scotland and Ireland

MK Gallery in Milton Keynes will also host a George Stubbs survey

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The Buck stopped here

It's a Christmas wrap at a seasonal art boot-fair

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Museums & Heritage

The women taking charge in the Gulf's rising art scene

With many of the region’s museums, fairs and festivals under female leadership, we talk to three key decision-makers

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Art market

Nan Goldin photograph withdrawn from Norwegian auction after gallery objects to sale

Marian Goodman Gallery says Self-Portrait on the Train, Germany, had condition problems but seller's representative says low estimate was the issue

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Museums

National Gallery of Art in Washington hires its first female director

Kaywin Feldman, to begin in March, currently leads the Minneapolis Institute of Art

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In the frame

Achilles the Hermitage cat gets top tourism gong

In the frame

Kanye graces Art Basel in Miami Beach

In the frame

SpaceX, we have a problem: lift-off is delayed for rocket carrying art

In the frame

Rose McGowan back on screen in all-encompassing art film

In the frame

LA Philharmonic pays tribute to Fluxus

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Exhibitions

Jean-Jacques Lequeu's fantasies finally find favour with Paris show

Petit Palais exhibition explores the architect's explicit drawings and designs for unrealised buildings including a cow-shaped dairy

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Tania Bruguera

Tania Bruguera pulls out of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, vowing to stay in Cuba and fight censorship law Decree 349

The activist says that the government crackdown continues with the creation of a “cultural police”

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Climate Change

Olafur Eliasson's latest work is melting away on the bank of the Thames in London

Public sculpture unveiled to coincide with the COP24 climate summit in Poland

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Protest

Arc de Triomphe to reopen after vandalism by 'Yellow Vest' protestors in Paris

But the bust of Napoleon is still being restored

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Art market

US anti-money-laundering bill could reappear early next year

Critics say the proposed law, which stalled following the US mid-term elections, would place an unnecessary burden on dealers

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Museums & Heritage

Staff at State Russian Museum take legal action to halt renovation

Senior employees claim the $17m project threatens the Mikhailovsky Palace building and its collections

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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

Artists

Livestream: Antony Gormley, Norman Rosenthal and Louisa Buck talk about the genius of Joseph Beuys

Artists

'A deeper source of truth than appearances': Antony Gormley on Joseph Beuys

Artists

Michelangelo: The Art Newspaper's editor talks about a British treasure

Analysis
Exhibitions

The year in exhibitions: world’s great collections reunited for once-in-a-lifetime shows

In 2018, curators turned into sleuths to track down works that belonged to some of history’s greatest—but often flawed—collectors

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Museums

DR Congo to request restitution of works from former coloniser Belgium

Country's president Joseph Kabila made the announcement ahead of opening of revamped Africa Museum outside Brussels

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Vandalism

Reykjavik's Little Mer-Sausage destroyed and discarded

Phallic-shaped sculpture has both shocked and endeared itself to the public

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Exhibitions

China finally gets caught in Louise Bourgeois’s web

First major survey in Shanghai of late artist’s work includes giant spider on loan from Tate

Analysis
The Year In Review

From counting muddles to collective cuddles: the art world's highs and lows of 2018

The people, places and things that had a year to remember—or to forget

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Museums

Protesters stream into Whitney, calling for removal of board vice chairman

They assailed the trustee's business ties to the tear gas fired by US border agents

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In the frame

Kanye graces Art Basel in Miami Beach

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Art fairs

Behind the scenes: Diary of an art handler

Having to cope with everything from curious koi to melting Vaseline, an art handler’s working days are certainly never dull

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Indigenous art

This land is your land: US art world acknowledge Native American land rights

Movement is partly spurred by the US Department of Arts and Culture, which issued a guide on how to honour native land in 2017

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Late artists finally get their due at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Galleries at the fair are giving lesser-known deceased artists the credit they deserve

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Law

Widower takes aim at chairman of Pollock-Krasner Foundation

Husband of deceased leader argues in court filings that chairman strong-armed his way into the post

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The Buck stopped here

Sir Charles steps down as chief-executive of the RA and settles a few old scores along the way

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Art market

Jump-bidding for Rembrandt's fingerprints and a tale of two Van Dycks: dispatches from London's Old Master auctions

Christie's and Sotheby's sell near identical Van Dyck portraits of Princess Mary, and new records are set for Frans Hals and a jolly Judith Leyster

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Syria

New London gallery shows work by only-known artist to have worked secretly under Islamic State

The Stories Art Gallery champions artists who take a non-political approach in their work to challenge violent stereotypes of Syria

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Artist interview

Elizabeth Price: Mining a rich seam of creativity

The changing world of work is central to Turner Prize-winning artist’s new show at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh's portrait of a prostitute coming up for sale

Christie’s, more discreetly, entitles it “Portrait de femme”

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

Street art is on the rise at fairs—but does it undermine the point?

KAWS edition of 100 prints at Art Basel in Miami Beach proved so popular gallery had to run a lottery

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Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot to receive €37,000 compensation from Russia for human rights violations

European Court of Human Rights ordered payment over treatment of the group in pre-trial detention and treatment in court

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2018

Tania Bruguera and fellow artists released from Cuban jail

Cuba's culture ministry waters down Decree 349, a new controversial censorship law

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Russia

Russian police seize drawings by high school pupils under 'gay propaganda' law

Students’ parents complain and psychologists sent to school after art contest for International Day of Tolerance draws fire from authorities

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Exhibitions

Female artists emerge from shadow cast by Berlin Wall

Exhibition at Dresden's Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau reveals how women in the Eastern Bloc were often more radical than the men

Podcast

Olafur Eliasson on climate change. Plus, Art Basel in Miami Beach

The artist tells us about bringing ice blocks to London, we discuss the threat of sea level rise on heritage sites, and trace the changing cultural landscape of Miami

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

Art Basel in Miami Beach diary: Neneh is the Cherry on top at White Cube and stars show support for HIV/Aids charity auction

Plus, feast your eyes on a ten-foot-high chocolate tower

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Climate Change

'What on earth is going on with Earth?' Olafur Eliasson on bringing ice blocks to London

The Danish-Icelandic artist tells The Art Newspaper podcast about the latest iteration of Ice Watch and why climate change refugees should automatically get passports from well-off states

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Podcast

'A moment of total crisis in Europe' prompted Edmund de Waal to sell his prized netsuke collection

The artist and author tells The Art Newspaper podcast about his motives behind selling the Japanese figures and lending them back to Vienna—the city from which his family fled

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Anish Kapoor

Kapoor reaches out-of-court settlement with the NRA to remove sculpture from 'abhorrent' video

The British artist also invites the US gun lobby to donate $1m to victims of gun violence in the US

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Museums

Pitzhanger Manor, the country estate of Sir John Soane, to open in west London next Spring

The English architect’s “jewel box” weekend retreat has been restored to its original condition

Analysis
Market

In debt we trust: the rise of art-secured lending

The rapid growth in the number of loan providers, from private banks to specialist lenders, could transform the art market’s relationship with the financial markets

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Art Basel looks to the future as ‘campus’ around the Miami Beach Convention Center grows

Fair organisers are "focusing on developing a new concept" after discontinuing the Film and Public sectors

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Brazil's artists and galleries fight back at Art Basel Miami Beach

Country's galleries are out in force at the fair after far-right Jair Bolsonaro's election

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Exhibitions

Piero della Francesca exhibition at the State Hermitage Museum is largest ever—with 11 works

Half of movable works by Renaissance master included in St Petersburg show

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Discoveries

Did Pieter Bruegel the Elder create the earliest Scottish landscape?

Coastal rock formation in 16th-century engraving resembles the famous Bass Rock at the mouth of the Firth of Forth, art historian argues

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The Buck stopped here

The mood is serious and celebratory at the Turner Awards- with a sartorial twist

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Exhibitions

With striking juxtapositions, Nordic art unfurls at the Phillips Collection

A 200-year survey of work from the region suggests a common mystique

Analysis
Turner Prize

'I wouldn’t be here were it not for public funding': Turner Prize-winner Charlotte Prodger makes case for state support for the arts

Glasgow-based artist won the coveted award for her intimate videos filmed entirely on an iPhone

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

The tax man cometh: new laws on sales tax pose problems for US art dealers

US Supreme Court decision is causing anxiety among dealers

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

We are all America: first Faena Festival aims to unify, not divide

There is continuity across the two continents, says curator of Miami Beach event

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Art market

Glenn Gould’s Bach hits the auction block

The late pianist’s 1981 annotated score of Bach’s Goldberg Variations is the first of his manuscripts to come to market

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Museums

Italian court says Getty Museum must surrender prized bronze Statue of a Victorious Youth

The Los Angeles institution counters that it will keep on fighting to maintain the linchpin of its collection

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Politics

Latin American galleries reassess sales strategies for Miami Art Week after border crackdown

Trump's decision to station 15,000 troops at the country's southwest border has further soured political relations between the US and its South American neighbours

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Appointments & departures

Galleria Borghese director Anna Coliva reinstated after suspension over gym visits

Decision to take case to court prompted a public outcry and an online petition

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Unesco

Goodbye Venice, goodbye Ravenna, goodbye Ferrara, goodbye Carthage?

Many World Heritage Sites around the Mediterranean are at grave risk from sea-level rise by 2100, report says

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Lost art

Lost art: the possibly forged but tantalising Sinaia lead plates

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history's most important works—and others that pose potential problems

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Exhibitions

Judy Chicago’s career and journey into the art-historical canon celebrated in new show

Exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami includes test plates for the artist's most famous work, The Dinner Party

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Albrecht Dürer

Dürer used his famous Praying Hands drawing to advertise his talent

Chief curator of Vienna’s Albertina argues that the work, which shows the artist's own hands, was a finished work rather than preparatory drawing

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Art market

Adam Chinn to leave Sotheby's after chief operating officer role is 'eliminated'

Former deal-maker, who joined the auction house in 2016 with the acquisition of Art Agency, Partners, will leave on 31 December

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Artists

We have lift-off: Museum officials keep their fingers crossed as two sculptures hurtle into space

Fulfilling artists’ quests, a diamond-shaped balloon and a gold bust are expected to orbit the Earth

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Museums

Whitney staff members assail vice chairman’s business tie to tear gas attacks at US border

In a letter, they express ‘outrage’ over a connection to a military and law enforcement supplier