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The great museum sell-off: should public collections deaccession to survive Covid-19?

Plus, the artist Jennifer Packer on a Buddhist mural in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

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Assailing leadership, two former board chairmen say they are rescinding $50m in planned gifts to Baltimore Museum of Art

Two artists also step down as board trustees amid turmoil over plans to deaccession three paintings

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Law

US Supreme Court and its impact on the arts: 1990-2020

From freedom of speech trials to Holocaust restitution cases , the country’s highest court regularly weighs in on issues that affect the art world

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From a chilling show on Arctic culture to Polly Morgan's gorgeously repellent serpentine sculptures

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Politics

As constitutional showdown nears, 'artivism' abounds in Chile

The country's artists and galleries are using their platforms to press for social change and support protestors

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From UOVO Prize winner John Edmonds at the Brooklyn Museum to the first US solo show of Michelangelo Pistoletto's work in more than a decade at Lévy Gorvy

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US politics

Shepard Fairey—creator of famous Obama 'Hope' poster—makes new Time cover image ahead of US election

For first time in 100-year history, magazine replaces logo with the imperative to vote

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A flood of art? The market issues around museum deaccessioning

Sackler family

Nan Goldin: We must stop the Sacklers’ imminent Justice Department immunity deal

Closures

'Another yawning gap': radical London Print Studio closes its doors

coronavirus

Exhibitions need a perfect storm to succeed—but shows opening during Covid-19 are getting a disappointing drizzle

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Baltimore Museum of Art curators respond to deaccessioning criticism

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Confronting the allure, and the dangers, of 'fake heritage'

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Why vote? To protect those who cannot

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I finally went to see some art—and caught Covid-19

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‘Uniquely egregious’: The disturbing precedent of the Baltimore Museum of Art’s deaccessioning plan

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Visionary leaders, big business and the digital boom: 30 years that changed museums

Art market

Bubbles, sheikhs and the freeport frenzy: Georgina Adam reflects on 30 years of art market reporting

US politics

For the arts, there’s only one choice in this election

Museums & Heritage

The only way is ethics: US museums should not neglect provenance research in the funding crisis

Deaccessioning

Done right, selling museum pieces can work—but probably not with Michelangelos

Politics

Philip Guston drew Richard Nixon's face as a hairy scrotum and phallus—what would he make of President Trump?

Art market

Gatherings are taboo in the Covid-19 world, so where does that leave experiential art?

Labour

Art unions need to agitate beyond worker contracts

Venice

How to save Venice: a five-point plan by a leading citizen

Banksy

Banksy’s activism is his greatest work

China

'We cannot build a truly globalised art world without China'

Funding

'Be commercially minded or lose future funding': UK government's threat puts museums in peril

Cultural heritage

Why we should be concerned about President Erdogan turning museums into mosques

Artists

Remembering the beautiful melancholy of Matthew Wong

Diary of an art historian

National Trust restructuring plans are ‘one of the most damaging assaults on art historical expertise ever seen in the UK’

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Business can and should help the arts through this crisis

Museums & Heritage

'Museums need to press the reset button and become more radical'

Monuments

The problem with Marc Quinn's Black Lives Matter sculpture

Diary of an art historian

'When the politics change, so must the statues'

Photography

Photographs are the monuments of our online visual culture

Museums & Heritage

'If a person of African descent wants a career in the arts—well, good luck'

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Can the art market be an ally in the fight for racial equality?

Art market

We need to talk about guarantees. And art loans

Art market

No rest for the frazzled for many in the art world

Racial injustice

If we want more artists like Khadija Saye, we need to give young BAME people the help they need

Museums & Heritage

US needs monuments celebrating African American history, not Confederate statues

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Art and social media: do museums need memes?

Museums & Heritage

Institutions need to follow artists’ lead to make a material impact on the world

Art market

What’s the ideal post-pandemic art market? One that's no longer a Disneyland for the rich

coronavirus

Oxford Economics report: an emergency fund for the UK creative sector 'needs to come soon'

Funding

Museums will need ethical funders all the more after the coronavirus crisis

Art market

Who are the art market's virtual winners?

Diary of an art historian

Museums are about to reopen—but should they?

Museums

Eight ways museums could make the most of the coronavirus crisis

colonialism

Edward Colston monument: 'UK must face the truth of what helped it become a mighty power'

Protest

Dread Scott: America God Damn

Black Lives Matter

The Art Newspaper's statement on the Black Lives Matter movement

Art market

What sort of art will we want after the pandemic ends?

Exhibitions

Must London always win? National Gallery of Scotland cancels Titian show for all the wrong reasons

racism

The US has a big racism problem and the art world is not helping

Museums & Heritage

After Covid-19, museums need to plan ‘must see’ exhibitions instead of blockbusters

coronavirus

Why I made a mountain of fortune cookies in my little London flat during lockdown—all in the name of art

Museums & Heritage

Our mission is to be Miami’s art museum—that’s why we spent $145,000 to buy works from local galleries

Sustainability

Art museums should use their endowments to help battle climate change

Deaccessioning

Why the Association of Art Museum Directors’s move on deaccessioning matters so much

Personal stories of coronavirus

After years of sanctions and political upheaval, the pandemic is a new hurdle for the fragile Iranian art scene

Art market

Auctions are like dating: you can do it online, but sparks only fly in the flesh

coronavirus

Britain's young artists had a hard time before the pandemic. What will happen to them now?

Art law

Selling art online? Here are the legal pitfalls to avoid

Diary of an art historian

'Being an art historian now is easier and more productive than it’s ever been'

coronavirus

When this is all over we must reimagine the infrastructure of the arts

Biennials & festivals

Why we cancelled the 2020 FotoFocus Biennial and dispersed its $800,000 budget as arts grants

Art Market Eye

Auctions: what will change, post-Covid-19?

Michael Craig Martin

'Politicians have failed us': Michael Craig-Martin's thoughts from isolation

New Deal

UK artists deserve a New Deal

Museums

Greetings from a museum leaving lockdown: lessons from Beijing's UCCA Center for Contemporary Art

Museums

Museums must adopt new models to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic

Art market

‘I’ve always been wary of big business’: Paula Cooper on weathering adversity and building better social systems

Museums & Heritage

Notes from the lockdown: Making a situated museum in Queens

A message from

A message from... Yayoi Kusama: 'Let us joyfully sing this song of a splendid future'

Personal stories of coronavirus

'We are all Surrealists now': how life with Leonora Carrington prepared me for coronavirus lockdown

Religious art

Pope Francis, his crucifix and the Virgin Mary: miraculous or merely traditional?

Art crime

Don't let your guard down: three things you can do now to protect your art during the pandemic

coronavirus

Mourning a ‘golden' exhibition season curtailed by coronavirus

Economics

Don’t forget to support our artists, the chroniclers of such crisis

coronavirus

Will coronavirus-related cancellations spell the end of ‘fairtigue’?

Philanthropy

Please send help: a letter to the Getty Trust

Museums & Heritage

Tristram Hunt: 'When the lights come back on, our museums will need support'

Economics

US artists need a federal bailout now

coronavirus

The BBC fights back with 'Culture in Quarantine' against the UK government’s plan to destroy it

coronavirus

Letter from Spain: Arco exhibition centre is now a coronavirus hospital

coronavirus

'The real ideological war has just begun and Covid-19 is only the starting point': Ai Weiwei on China's response to the outbreak

coronavirus

Letter from the editor

coronavirus

A message from...Shirin Neshat: 'We will get through this'

coronavirus

Letter from Italy: the churches—open, but without services—are the only place to see art

coronavirus

With the coronavirus shutdown, smaller heritage sites such as the Mary Rose face a fight for survival

coronavirus

A message from...David Hockney: 'Do remember they can’t cancel the spring'

Law

The US Supreme Court’s silence on Nazi art theft fails Holocaust survivors

Sponsorship

Museum top brass are losing the oil money plot

Letters

Letters to the editor | Did Duchamp really steal Elsa’s urinal?

Tefaf Maastricht 2020

Patrick van Maris is leaving Tefaf after five years: but has he left the fair in too much flux?

Art Market Eye

Death of a wannabe 'mega' gallery—was the closure of Blain Southern an outlier or the canary in the mine?

Sudan

It is time to support Sudan’s artists in their fight for democracy

China

Where is the West? Art world should be supporting China during coronavirus crisis

BTS Connect

Why I'm working with the South Korean boyband BTS on an art project

Education

‘Art history is a global discipline’

Art market

Condo’s grassroots collaborative spirit is infectious

Controversies

Don't be angry that Tate's 'Head of Coffee' gets £39,500—be mad that salaries in both hospitality and the arts aren't higher

Brexit

Brexit: what's next for the UK art market?

Leonardo da Vinci

Doubly lost: why the Salvator Mundi's failure to show up at the Louvre is to be greatly regretted

Art market

Millennials—monsters, or saviours of the art market?

News
Beauford Delaney

Covid-19 delays long-planned documentary on Black Abstract Expressionist painter Beauford Delaney

The Tennessee-born artist, part of the Harlem Renaissance before settling in Paris, was largely neglected during his lifetime

News
Banksy

An AI bot has figured out how to draw like Banksy. And it's uncanny

GANksy aims to produce images that bear resemblance to works by the UK's most famous street artist

Blog
Adventures with Van Gogh

In a moving letter, Van Gogh complains about quarantine after his forced removal from the Yellow House

New exhibition at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum is a unique opportunity to see Vincent’s correspondence, normally locked away in a vault

News
India

Indian museum hopes to reconcile bitter saga of sectarian conflict near disputed holy site

A planned mosque and cultural centre will celebrate the syncretic culture of Hinduism and Islam in the northern city of Ayodhya

News
Deaccessioning

Sale of more than 250 works from Jerusalem's Islamic art museum raises ethical questions

Israeli museum professionals fear deaccessioning auction could set a dangerous precedent

Review
Books

Charting a Life: MacDonald Gill, who designed the inscriptions that form an egalitarian monument to the British and Commonwealth fallen of two world wars

The first biography of ‘Max’ Gill reveals the versatile talent of an artist who was a master of lettering and murals and a standout mapmaker-artist

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Staff cuts: are museums protecting their workers?

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Hong Kong: has the new law 'destroyed' the art scene?

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The destruction of Australia’s ancient Aboriginal heritage

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Art and social media: do museums need memes?

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What to do about problematic statues?

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How to visit a gallery during a pandemic

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Let’s talk about race: museums and the battle against white privilege

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Raphael: as great as Leonardo and Michelangelo?

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Can new tech recreate the hand of an Old Master?

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Sophie Matisse retraces her great-grandfather's footsteps for emotional BBC film

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The end of the blockbuster? Museums in a post-pandemic world

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Donald Judd 101: the great artist in depth

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Can the art market weather the coronavirus storm?

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Saving the art world’s self-employed amidst the coronavirus crisis

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Coronavirus: dispatches from Italy and China

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Fill your ears with art: the top culture podcasts to listen to during the coronavirus lockdown

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Titian’s poesie: an in-depth tour of 'the most beautiful pictures in the world'

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Remembering Ulay. Plus, how coronavirus cancelled Art Basel in Hong Kong

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Surrealism: what was Britain's role?

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Shirin Neshat on why Frida Kahlo is one of her favourite artists

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Who owns the Parthenon Marbles?

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Does Los Angeles want a big art fair?

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Tschabalala Self and radical figurative painting

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The story of a fake Gauguin at the Getty

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2020: art market issues and big shows

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2019: the year in review

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Bananaman: who is Maurizio Cattelan? Plus, art and comedy

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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

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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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Anselm Kiefer interview. Plus, New York auction 'gigaweek'

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Tutmania returns. Plus, Duchamp in the US

Media

From 'piecemealing' medievalist to TV darling: how Janina Ramirez is championing slow media about culture

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Gunpowder, treason and plot: how artists have captured fireworks throughout history

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Special: Fireworks! Picturing pyrotechnics with professor Simon Werrett

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Dread Scott’s slave revolt reenactment. Plus, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

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Mark Bradford addresses modern-day xenophobia through Greek mythology and a Motown classic

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Frieze week: Ai Weiwei, Mark Bradford, Peter Doig, Melanie Gerlis, Hettie Judah

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Special: is art education in crisis? Featuring Bob and Roberta Smith

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Podcast sneak peek: how actor Timothy Spall captured the essence of Britain's beloved L.S. Lowry

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Auctions

The Royal Opera House's David Hockney painting sells for £12.8m at Christie's amid deaccessioning debate

The auction house's four-part £90.2m "20th Century: London to Paris" sale saw small bursts of energy for quality lots in the wake of Frieze and Fiac's cancellations

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Deaccessioning

Responding to outcry, Baltimore Museum of Art board chair defends deaccessioning decision

“The greatness of the BMA’s collection does not live within three individual paintings,” she says as the sale of a Warhol, Still and Marden approaches

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American art

Oklahoma museum receives vast archive related to 'Black Wall Street' and the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

The Gilcrease Museum has also received a $300,000 grant to conserve and digitise the ephemera collection "so that these atrocities would not be forgotten"

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Closures

Marian Goodman to close London gallery

The New York-based art dealer will instead launch a project initiative in the city, with no permanent space, starting next autumn

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Prizes

Deana Lawson, photographer of highly staged tableaux, wins the Hugo Boss Prize

The artist, the first photographer anointed, will receive $100,000 and a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim

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New York

Art programme that keeps minor offenders out of court at risk of defunding

New York City might pull the budget for Project Reset, which has helped 4,500 people stay out of the criminal justice system and find a second chance through art

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Controversies

Madrid's Prado museum accused of misogyny in open letter after misattributing work to female artist

Uninvited Guests exhibition has "been done from a misogynistic point of view and still projects the misogyny of the 19th century,” says one signatory

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Art market

Revealed: sellers of £7.6m Banksy were London collectors who provided venue for artist's 2005 Crude Oils exhibition

As part of the deal, Roland and Jane Cowan acquired the faux Impressionist canvas from the artist—it sold last night at Sotheby's

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Museums

Mondrian’s heirs file US suit to recover four paintings worth $200m from a German museum

The complaint also demands compensation for four further works by Mondrian no longer at the Krefeld museum

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Protests

Art X Lagos fair supports frontline photographers in Nigeria who are documenting anti-police brutality protests

Images capturing unrest will be shown during the next edition of the fair

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In Pictures | The eve of a US presidential election through the eyes of William Eggleston

A newly republished book by the renowned Memphis photographer documents the Deep South in the run-up to the 1976 election

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Mummified llamas, sacrificed to the gods by Incas, uncovered by archaeologists in Peru

The animals still had their ritual adornments, including necklaces and long, colourful tassels hanging from their ears

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Miami Beach launches residency programme to help artists and businesses in lieu of Art Basel tourism revenue

The initiative encourages property owners to lend their vacant spaces for free and offers $2,500 stipends to artists—but they may still need to pay rent

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Residencies

New York artists find second chance in Governors Island residency programme showcase

The free residencies were part a multi-organisation initiative to replace the annual artist-run Portal art fair and other cultural programming cancelled due to Covid-19

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Law

Sackler family to pay $225m in civil settlement with US government

The deal with the Department of Justice, which also includes guilty pleas and a $8bn fine against Purdue Pharma, does not prevent future claims against family members or company executives

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Jacob Lawrence

Missing for decades, a Jacob Lawrence painting surfaces in response to a Met exhibition

A visitor makes the connection between the artist’s Struggle series and a work in a neighbour’s home

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Art Market Eye

A flood of art? The market issues around museum deaccessioning

A flurry of museum pieces is heading to auction, but will there be enough buyers for them?

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Art market

Sotheby's to offer monumental Giacometti bronze in rare 'sealed bid' sale with a minimum bid of $90m

Last sold at auction for $4.9m, offers will be reviewed ahead of the auction house's contemporary and Impressionist and Modern art evening sales on 28 October in New York

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Asia Now fair swoops up would-be Fiac exhibitors

Paris fair makes up for lack of Asia-based exhibitors with some blue chip galleries who were meant to be participating at the larger, cancelled fair

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Actor Russell Tovey to judge 2021 Turner Prize

Award's exhibition moves to Herbert Art Gallery and Museum as part of the year-long UK City of Culture 2021 festival

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Restitution

Black Lives Matter movement is speeding up repatriation efforts, leading French art historian says

Bénédicte Savoy—co-author of the Sarr-Savoy report that recommends France return its African artefacts—warns of "collective amnesia" over restitution debates that happened 40 years ago

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Attacker sprays oil in Berlin museums, damaging sarcophagi, sculptures and frames

Sixty-three objects were sprayed with an oily liquid on 3 October at the Pergamon, Neues Museum and Alte Nationalgalerie

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Sackler family

Nan Goldin: We must stop the Sacklers’ imminent Justice Department immunity deal

The family behind Purdue Pharma is poised to buy their way out of liability once again

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Auctions

Phillips London sets new records for Emily Mae Smith and Portia Zvavahera in £26.3m contemporary evening sale

While the top lot of the night—a fiery self-portrait by George Baselitz—struggled to meet its low estimate, a bidding war broke out over Dana Schutz's painting of a bright orange Trump

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The Buck stopped here

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge launch public art exhibition showing portraits of a nation in lockdown

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Plans ‘in the trash can’: remote learning forces US college museums to get creative

Closures, postponements and sharp reductions in programming prompt soul-searching—and innovation—among institutions

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Gustav Klimt

Stolen Klimt painting—buried for 20 years—to go back on show at Italian museum

Discovered by the gardener at the Ricci Oddi gallery last year, Portrait of a Lady will be the star of a series of exhibitions on the much-loved artist

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Appointments & departures

'We are not a suburb of Paris': incoming director of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts champions a North American identity

Stéphane Aquin is taking over after Nathalie Bondil’s controversial dismissal

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Contemporary African Art

Kapwani Kawanga wins Duchamp Prize with installation referencing African independence

Paris-based artist's work recreates flower arrangements that featured at diplomatic events connected to independence ceremonies in African countries

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Funding

Chicago non-profit 3Arts awards $150,000 to three women artists

In its largest round of grants ever, the arts club turned artist funder has created a new “Next Level” series of prizes

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coronavirus

New York lawmakers to discuss the economic impact of Covid-19 on cultural institutions

"The arts and cultural sector has been especially hard hit," says Senator José Serrano

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Massive ancient cat image discovered among Peru’s Nazca Lines

The 2,000 year-old earth carving could be the oldest geoglyph ever found

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Appointments

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts appoints new director

Stéphane Aquin faces the challenge of restoring stability after Nathalie Bondil’s disputed removal

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The Buck stopped here

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Exhibitions

From the streets to the studio: show explores how Basquiat, graffiti and hip-hop culture stormed the art world in the 1980s

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Oklahoma to honour Native American art in new $175m museum

More than 25 years in the planning, First Americans Museum opens with new commissions and objects from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

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The Art Newspaper turns 30: how has the world of art publishing changed?

Current editor Alison Cole talks to founding editor and long-time editor-in-chief Anna Somers Cocks about the origins of the newspaper, the fundamentals of its journalism and the challenges the visual arts world has faced

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Take five: Steve McQueen quintet crowns an art-centred London Film Festival

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Criminal claims 13 works from legendary Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist are hidden in a Dublin house

BBC4 documentary—released today—unpicks theory that the stolen art was shipped to Ireland

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Cecily Brown: ‘I’m trying to understand what England means to me’

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Season for Change launches four £10,000 artist commissions to support climate action

The project will support works centred around underrepresented communities in the climate movement

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ArtRio forges ahead, making it the first major event to take place in Brazil since the pandemic began

Marking the fair's tenth anniversary, a live event with limited ticketing for collectors continues even as Covid-19 cases climb

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American art

'Comatose' pre-war American art market gets a digital jolt

Forced online due to Covid-19, this year's American Art Fair boasts more exhibitors as auction houses see new records set for late 19th century works

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Election 2020

Bureaucratic but not boring: exhibition explores the visual history of US election ballots

With early voting already underway in the 2020 presidential election, a show at New York's Cooper Union reveals the "power of design in our civic process"

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Liu Xiaodong's portraits of wealthy Chinese immigrants to the Royal Academy's delayed Summer show

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Closures

'Another yawning gap': radical London Print Studio closes its doors

Art world pays tribute to vital public space that served community organisations as well as artists including Lucian Freud, Billy Childish and Shezad Dawood

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Judge a book by its cover: Centre Pompidou looks at Henri Matisse through a literary lens for new show

One of the most expansive museum surveys on the French artist in 50 years will present his book and magazine designs—and even some of his own writing

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Mark Mothersbaugh and Beatie Wolfe want your postcards for democracy

The artists have launched a mail art project to support USPS and mail-in voting efforts

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An invitation to sponsor a tile: keeping a roof over Jane Austen’s village home

Donations have poured in from all over the globe since the museum appealed for aid

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Deaccessioning

Former trustees and donors ask state to block sale of three important works by the Baltimore Museum of Art

Letter asks Maryland attorney general and secretary of state to investigate planned deaccessioning of a Warhol, Still and Marden

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Coveted Van Gogh bouquet to be sold at Sotheby's New York, valued at $18m

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Howardena Pindell's first video work in 25 years at The Shed to a cyclical series of Salome-inspired sculptures by Luke Ivy Price at Ki Smith Gallery

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Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramovic TV: five-hour takeover will teach you everything you need to know about performance art

As well as her new Sky Arts programme, the artist's mixed reality work The Life will be sold at Christie’s this month, with an estimate of £400,000-£800,000

News
Deaccessioning

Brooklyn Museum steams ahead on deaccessioning

After netting $4.2m for a Cranach, the museum plans to sell off works by Monet, Dubuffet, Degas, Miró and Matisse

Review
Exhibitions

The Big Review: Félix Fénéon at the Museum of Modern Art

A collaboration between New York and Paris explores the dealer who championed both Neo-Impressionism and home-grown terrorism

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Art market

Fancy a free Takashi Murakami work? Perrotin gallery launches art treasure hunt in Paris

French gallery is hiding 20 valuable works in the empty nave of the Grand Palais—and the public have 48 hours to find them and take them home

Podcast

What does the Philip Guston delay tell us about museums and race?

Plus, Maggi Hambling on making love with paint

News
Pace Gallery

Talking Heads singer David Byrne sells his quirky quarantine illustrations

The images, known as dingbats, are offered by Pace Gallery in New York for $3,000 each

Blog
Diary

Just an illusion? Trickster Derren Brown paints David Attenborough

News
Deaccessioning

To mirror, and support, community: Everson Museum board chair defends deaccessioning of a Pollock

Auction proceeds will go towards diversifying the collection at the Syracuse institution with “inspirational” art

News
German Museums

Germany to create central digital platform for museum objects acquired in colonial context

Measures agreed by government and states include a set of common standards for digital registers

News
Venice Biennale

Nordic pavilion gets political for 2022 Venice Biennale as space is renamed after Indigenous Sámi people

"It is a symbolic reversal of colonial claims that have sought to erase Sámi land and culture," says a project statement

News
Art market

From flat white to white cube: Lévy Gorvy opens gallery in former Pret a Manger in Mayfair

Firm now plans to extend its lease after Long Museum buys huge Tu Hongtao painting on show in the new space

News
Restitution

Nazi-looted Dutch Old Master to be auctioned in settlement between heir and current holder

The Golden Age work by Aelbert Cuyp was looted from Jacques Goudstikker and acquired by Hermann Göring

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Heritage

Brighton's Madeira Terrace, a unique Liverpool cemetery and a 17th-century public library among English heritage sites at risk

Entries on Historic England Heritage at Risk list, published today, have risen to 5,097

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Politics

Nicaraguan government moves to tighten its grip on free expression

A trio of pending laws has human rights groups raising the alarm that artists and institutions critical of President Ortega could be forcefully silenced

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Ethics

Inquiry into actions by Detroit Institute of Arts director and board chair found no misconduct, museum says

Law firm hired by the Detroit museum found no conflict of interest in loan of art from director's family, it adds

News
France

Congolese activist fined €1,000 for trying to seize African funeral pole from Paris museum

Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza and the other activists who removed the object from display at the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac say their actions are a protest against colonial looting

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Authentication

Will a ‘Shakespearean tragedy’ find a happy ending in Canada?

After years of research, the only portrait of the playwright possibly painted during his lifetime still hangs in limbo—but perhaps not for long

News
Venice Biennale 2022

Simone Leigh will be first Black woman to represent US at Venice Biennale

Brooklyn-based artist acknowledges 'depth of white supremacy in America' on social media

News
Brazil

Inhotim cannot use works from its collection to pay off founder's debt, judge rules

The Brazilian arts park signed an agreement in 2016 to donate 20 works from its collection to the government in order to repay Bernardo Paz's $110m tax debt for laundering donations

News
Obituaries

British photographer Chris Killip remembered after battle with cancer

Harvard professor's depiction of Newcastle's industrial decline became an icon of British documentary photography

News
Funding

'Publicise your grants online': UK culture minister wades into row over rescue funding demands

Oliver Dowden confirms recipients were "encouraged" to acknowledge fund on websites and social media

News
Exhibitions

First look at the Torlonia marbles, as the last great private collection of classical sculpture opens to the public

Exhibition at Rome’s Musei Capitolini is the first step in finding a permanent home for the 620 ancient Greek and Roman works

News
Censorship

Chinese interference derails Genghis Khan exhibition in France

Beijing authorities attempted to censor show's narrative amid a hardening of Chinese Communist Party's stance towards Mongol minority

Comment
coronavirus

Exhibitions need a perfect storm to succeed—but shows opening during Covid-19 are getting a disappointing drizzle

With no group student visits, no art-world private view, and limits on public access, the buzz of new exhibitions has potentially been short-circuited

Blog
Insta’ gratification

Instagram turns ten: how the world's favourite photo app disrupted the art market

Dubbed "the world's new big art dealer" the platform is often used to spark interest in sales and helps artists and galleries to grow international brands

News
Heritage

Machu Picchu all to yourself? Japanese tourist gets special solo tour of ancient site

Culture ministry gives Jesse Katayama access after being stranded in Peru for seven months because of coronavirus

Analysis
Art theft

Steal and repeat: why art gets stolen time and again

When works of art are taken multiple times, it is often more about criminal prestige or bargaining chips for reducing prison sentences

Comment
Deaccessioning

Baltimore Museum of Art curators respond to deaccessioning criticism

Equity and diversity make history fairer, more accurate, and more meaningful in the present, they say

News
Art education

European academies issue joint manifesto to protect freedom of arts

Signatories of the “Berlin Manifesto” include the Académie française and Arts Council England. It has been endorsed by Wim Wenders, Ken Loach and A. L. Kennedy among others

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Public art

#MeToo Medusa sculpture to be installed across from New York courthouse where Harvey Weinstein stood trial

But some have questioned whether the statue truly embodies the feminist movement

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Trove of ‘perfectly preserved’ painted coffins and mummies discovered at ancient Egyptian necropolis

The finding of 59 sarcophagi and dozens of statuettes in Saqqara is just “the beginning of the big discovery” Egypt’s antiquities minister says

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Prizes

Museums of the year: Art Fund names five joint winners of UK’s biggest arts prize

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Gairloch Museum, the Science Museum, South London Gallery and Towner Eastbourne will share £200,000 award

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Funding

First government grants for UK art spaces announced with £789,000 for London's ICA and £804,000 for Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Whitechapel, Whitworth, Mary Rose Trust and Photo London are also among the recipients for long-awaited Covid-19 rescue funds

Comment
Heritage

Confronting the allure, and the dangers, of 'fake heritage'

Monetary gain is one reason people create counterfeit heritage—but political power, personal fame or the imposition of beliefs are equally compelling motivations