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African art

Contested Asante trophy head to shine in new Wallace room

Seized during the Ashanti war and long held by the London museum, the prized Ghanaian work is to be displayed in a new permanent gallery

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Disasters & destruction

Can the Glasgow School of Art be saved after second fire?

Anger as focus turns to cause of blaze that ripped through Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s masterpiece

Interview
Christo

Christo: Alone but undaunted

As Christo's new work for the Serpentine shows, he remains as ambitious as ever

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United States

Shooting at New Jersey arts festival injures 22 people

The incident has been attributed to gang violence and one suspect was believed to have been killed by police

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Exhibitions

Step into Frida Kahlo’s ‘secret’ wardrobe

Frida Kahlo's Making Her Self Up opens at Victoria and Albert Museum in June

Comment
Art Basel 2018

Rapper pays $18.5m for work at auction but the artist gets nothing—is the system in need of reform?

Anny Shaw asks if auction houses and dealers should pay their dues to the artists from whom they profit

Performance art

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

Veteran performer's tribute to victims of totalitarian violence is part of Dark Mofo festival in Hobart

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Feline fine: downtown Denver gets new cat installation

In the frame

Dress to impress—and win a $5,000 prize—at the Park Avenue Armory

In the frame

An artistic cookbook for the next generation

In the frame

The iceman cometh—to MoMA

In the frame

Domino effect at Puerto Rico exhibition fundraiser

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Art Basel 2018

Theaster Gates: ‘There’s no better Madonna than my mother’

Artist sets up printing press in Basel to explore ‘Black Madonna’ theme

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Lost art

Lost Art: Has Caravaggio’s long missing Nativity been found?

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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Art market

Art dealers slam proposed European Union licence regulations

Revising import controls on cultural goods could impact negatively on trade, dealer organisations say

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Three to see

Three to See: Basel

From a gesamtkunstwerk designed to awaken the senses to a five-decade survey of Bruce Nauman

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Art Basel 2018

Galleries at Art Basel pay tribute to ‘generation of giants’

Works and archival material at several stands at the fair honour big names in the art world who have died this year

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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

Art Basel 2018

Can the art market thrive in a sharing economy?

Museums

The problem with artist-driven museum boards

Leaders

Sydney’s flagship museum is entirely focused on building a costly extension. Why?

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Art Basel 2018

Controversial collection of early Basquiat drawings on show in Basel

Works were created by the artist when he was sleeping on a friend’s couch in Manhattan

Podcast

Podcast episode 36: Berlin Biennale and Art Basel

We explore the two big European art world events of the past week: Arsalan Mohammad is in Berlin with the curator Serubiri Moses and the critic and curator Annika von Taube, and Ben Luke speaks to Melanie Gerlis, writer for the Financial Times and The Art Newspaper, on the line from Basel.

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Art theft

Banksy print snatched from Toronto show

The work Trolley Hunters went missing during the set up for the ‘unauthorised’ exhibition

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Exhibitions

Major survey of Joan Mitchell’s work to open in 2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art and SFMoMA are co-organising the show, which looks at the person and process behind the abstract works

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From Gainsborough's friendly cows to Giacometti's depictions of people

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In the frame

Dress to impress—and win a $5,000 prize—at the Park Avenue Armory

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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

Artists

Damien Hirst visits Peter Blake in his studio

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Museums

Getty says it will appeal Italian court order to return Victorious Youth

An Italian judge has found that the work was discovered in Italian water, despite decades of rulings to the contrary

Analysis
Museums

Take it to the top—how US museums are dealing with diversity

Institutions need all hands on deck to redress imbalances in jobs and programming

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Openings

Deutsche Bank to open Berlin art centre Palais Populaire in September

First exhibition will show around 300 works on paper from the bank’s vast corporate collection

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Germany

Gerhard Richter creates Foucault pendulum for Münster church

Artist's donated installation pays tribute to "a small victory for science"

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Russia

Russian government urges museums to give discounts to World Cup visitors

Football fans get free entry at Tretyakov, but no special treatment at Hermitage

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Art Basel 2018

When the love don’t last at Art Basel and more gossip

Plus, how Picasso kept Ernst Beyeler on his toes

Interview
Art Basel 2018

Sam Gilliam: a life beyond the frame

With a show of his unstretched canvases at the Kunstmuseum Basel, the lyrical abstractionist is enjoying a late resurgence in popularity

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Exhibitions

Dream team: 11 of the best football works

As the World Cup 2018 kicks off in Russia, Eddy Frankel picks some of the most striking pieces by contemporary artists

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Art Basel 2018

Could fairs publish sale prices? Don’t hold your breath

“For all the supposed desire for transparency, no one will make the first move”

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Art Basel 2018

Swiss galleries forge ahead despite the global squeeze

New initiatives, fair subsidies and a focus on Swiss artists help dealers to adapt

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Art Basel 2018

What are the limits of Art Basel’s Unlimited?

Sector has raised the bar for large works, but price and size do not always match

Feature
Art Basel 2018

Are art awards really worth winning?

Winning a prize can give an artist international exposure, but the question of who really benefits—critically and commercially—is an increasingly vexed one

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In the frame

An artistic cookbook for the next generation

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Conservation

Eight World Monuments Fund watchlist sites get $1m in grants from American Express

In many cases, the funding will be used to help prevent future damage, including public outreach and scientific research

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Linda on the loose

Mary Corse and Dorothea Rockburne get their due at Dia: Beacon

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Controversies

Beatrix Ruf, former Stedelijk Museum director, cleared of alleged conflicts of interest

Report commissioned by Amsterdam city council finds that she complied with Dutch regulations

Comment
Art Basel 2018

Can the art market thrive in a sharing economy?

Melanie Gerlis on how millennials don’t seem to have the same collecting gene as previous generations

Feature
Art Basel 2018

Artists as cryptofinanciers: welcome to the blockchain

Curious new relationships between art and capital are being enabled by cryptofinance, which places “monetary value” at the heart of the creative process

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Art Basel 2018

Plastic fantastic at Art Basel

Don’t throw it in the ocean—hang it on your wall

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Art Basel 2018

Multi-billion-dollar Picasso show heads to the Beyeler

The exhibition, which opens in February, will focus on Blue and Rose Periods

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Art Basel 2018

Marshall arts: how collectors fell for Kerry James

Artist lands two big sales at Art Basel after record-breaking auction result

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Linda on the loose

Jack Shainman’s School is open for the summer with migration themed show

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North Korea

Former propaganda artists for North Korea denounce Trump-Kim meeting

Meeting will "brainwash many people" artist says

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In the frame

The iceman cometh—to MoMA

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The Buck stopped here

Suffragette cities: UK women take to the streets to mark 100 years of the vote

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Art law

New York judge orders two Schiele works sent to Christie’s, where they could be auctioned

But the watercolours are currently at the centre of a closely watched restitution lawsuit

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Art Basel 2018

London's Whitechapel Gallery and Turin's Castello di Rivoli to hold joint Rakowitz survey

Artist to continue project reconstructing thousands of lost and destroyed Iraqi artefacts

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Conservation

Mauritshuis invites visitors to watch conservators clean its oldest painting

Dutch museum will remove yellowed varnish from Van der Weyden's The Lamentation of Christ

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Copyright

French dealer awarded rights to Chinese artist T'ang Haywen's work

Paris court decision ends legal saga that began in 1991, when the artist died without an heir

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Biennials & festivals

Riga's first biennial launched by all-female team

Inaugural Riboca exhibition is financed by a Russian entrepreneur—to some Latvian reservations

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Art Basel 2018

Show and sell: the added value of a museum exhibition

How soon is too soon? Private collectors are selling off works as little as a few weeks after lending them to high-profile shows

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Art Basel 2018

Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun teams up with Ikea

Project aims to produce affordable, off-grid tools

Interview
Art Basel 2018

Lynn Hershman Leeson: Cool Science

The US pioneer of digital art discusses her passion for cutting-edge biology and its influence on her new multimedia exhibition, Anti-Bodies

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Controversies

Once bitten, twice shy: Canadian artist caught using comedians' photos without permission promises no more funny business

Despite controversy over public art project in Calgary, Derek Michael Besant has been commissioned to create a similar work in Ottawa

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Exhibitions

Masterpieces from London's Courtauld Gallery head to Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris

Works by Manet, Van Gogh and Cézanne will return to France for the first time in more than 60 years

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India

Indian supreme court verdict could spark new wave of sectarian riots between Hindus and Muslims

Leader of powerful Hindu organisation has threatened nationwide protests if long-awaited ruling "goes against Hindus' faith"

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Art Basel 2018

Gender politics to the fore at Basel satellite fairs Liste and Volta

“The personal is political—this is a clear and present undercurrent,” says Volta artistic director Amanda Coulson

Review
Exhibitions

The best—and worst—of Magritte is on show at SFMoMA

The “philosophical painter” poses age-old questions about what the senses apprehend, what awareness and reflection contribute, and how we know

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Law

Daughter sues her father over Jean-Michel Basquiat painting

Belinda Neumann-Donnelly claims the work could have made an extra $15m if Hubert Neumann had not tried to block its sale

Comment
Museums

The problem with artist-driven museum boards

Brian Allen explains how artists can hurt rather than help museums like MoCA Los Angeles

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In the frame

Domino effect at Puerto Rico exhibition fundraiser

Defend Puerto Rico activist group puts on charity tournament of the traditional pastime

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Art market

Collector appeals for return of Pissarro painting restituted through a 1945 order made by the Allies in France

"This may raise many important Holocaust issues for the French market," Christie’s says

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Art market

New York gallerist Tanya Bonakdar to open first space in Los Angeles

The dealer says her artists encouraged the expansion

Podcast

Podcast episode 35: Freud, Bacon, Hockney and the post-war London scene; and Signals gallery

We talk to Martin Gayford about his book Modernists and Mavericks and sitting for portraits by Freud and Hockney. And we explore a show celebrating the Signals gallery, where Latin American and European avant-gardes converged.

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Marcel Duchamp

What was it like to conduct Marcel Duchamp's only live television interview?

Fifty years on, Joan Bakewell remembers speaking to the pioneering artist for the BBC, shortly before his death

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Conservation

Why using lasers to clean feathers is not a bird-brained idea

Conservators have used the method on a ceremonial cape made by the Tupinambá—a cannibalistic tribe from Brazil

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Awards

Freelands Foundation powers UK non-profits with £1.5m cash boost for emerging artists

Founder Elisabeth Murdoch’s appointment to Arts Council England governing body cleared by commissioner

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Conservation

New research reveals secrets beneath the surface of Picasso paintings

Discoveries about two Blue Period works in the Art Gallery of Ontario’s collection have inspired an upcoming exhibition

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From a Pride Month celebration to a New York legend

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Obituaries

Remembering Irving Sandler

The art critic, historian and Artists Space co-founder earned the moniker "The Sweeper Up After Artists"

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In the frame

Lacma’s new Collator platform allows visitors to create their own catalogues

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Building projects

Australia's largest contemporary art gallery to be built in Melbourne

New space will help National Gallery of Victoria to capitalise on blockbuster exhibitions

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Art market

Sotheby's sues Greece over its claim to ancient bronze horse

A case of man bites dog: auction house turns the tables on Greek government after it was forced to withdraw the figure from New York sale in May

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Vincent Van Gogh

Revealed: Van Gogh's failed attempt at art dealing

New book argues that artist bought Japanese prints “not for pleasure but to deal in them”

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Restitution

Angola recovers six artefacts looted from museum during civil war

Dundo Museum's lost objects were traced by the Sindika Dokolo Foundation

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Art Basel 2018

ShanghArt and Waldburger Wouters to open project space during Art Basel

This will be the first time a major Chinese gallery has opened a space in Europe

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Research

Palestinian stories reconstructed through films, photographs and artefacts confiscated by Israel

An Israeli art historian has spent 20 years trawling the country’s archives for Palestinian cultural property

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Exhibitions

Juergen Teller tackles football’s highs and lows in Moscow show

Exhibition at Garage Museum includes stalker-like snaps of Pep Guardiola and live work charting Germany’s World Cup success—or failure

Analysis
Museums

Museums too: what should institutions do when artists are accused of abuse?

As the #MeToo movement grows, US museums find themselves embroiled in ethical dilemmas

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Museums

Lichtenstein Foundation gives hundreds of works to the Whitney and Smithsonian

The organisation wants to get its collection "out into the world", the director says

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In the frame

Jeff Koons on transcendence

The artist reflected on his early career and artistic success in David Rockefeller lecture

Blog
The Buck stopped here

A Riot of Subversion: Welcome to the House of Fun

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Museums

Omar Kholeif departs Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

MCA’s former senior curator goes freelance, focusing on projects in Venice, Sharjah and Manchester

Artists

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

The panel discussion at London's Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac coincides with exhibition of the German artist's early work

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Art market

A Saatchi for the next generation? Damien Hirst commissions 21 works by emerging artists for new show

Artist mentored Boo Saville, Helen Beard and Sadie Laska, allowing them to create their largest pieces to date in his studios for Newport Street Gallery show

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Museums

German museum and auctioneer Im Kinsky tussle over looted glass goblet

Object was returned to consigner not museum from where it was looted at the end of Second World War

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Art market

Iran’s art market defies expectations in face of US sanctions with new fair

In a first for Iran, the Teer Art fair is set to open in June amid a growing but fragile market environment

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Google and the World Monuments Fund highlight Iraqi heritage under threat

Using drone footage, 3D models and videos, the tech giant is working with cultural institutions to make preservation efforts accessible to a larger public

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Museums

Dia to revamp New York galleries with $78m campaign

The multi-year project aims to revive Soho space, closed since the late 1980s, expand Beacon museum and allow long-term installations by Walter de Maria to remain open year-round

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In the frame

A Maine werewolf in New York

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Auctions

Dinosaur skeleton previously unknown to science auctioned in the Eiffel Tower

Aguttes sold the fossil to an anonymous buyer, who may name the new species, despite protests from paleontologists

Blog
The Buck stopped here

Joan Jonas moves off the land and into the ocean for Tate Modern performance

Preview
Exhibitions

Key figure of the Chicago Black Renaissance, Charles White, finally gets his due

Chicago, New York and Los Angeles to celebrate artist and activist after lengthy search for works

Blog
In the frame

Dressing for dystopia: funky fashion sources in The Handmaid’s Tale

Preview
Exhibitions

From Riga to Los Angeles, biennials are searching for answers in troubled times

Manifesta 12, Made in LA, Riboca and the tenth Berlin Biennale explore whether art can make a difference in a rapidly changing world

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Attribution

Leiden Collection shows off two ‘new’ Rembrandts in Amsterdam

Rediscovered portraits are due to travel to Louvre Abu Dhabi in early 2019

Comment
Leaders

Sydney’s flagship museum is entirely focused on building a costly extension. Why?

Unless the Art Gallery of New South Wales begins to focus more on exhibitions, there is every reason to believe that Sydney Modern will be a gigantic and costly flop

News
Cultural policy

UK permits Nazi-looted Meissen figure to leave for Japan despite spoliation claim

There appear to be no winners in what the Arts Council refers to as an “extremely unusual” case

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Obituaries

Malcolm Morley, the first artist to win the Turner Prize, has died aged 86

The US-based photorealist trailblazer turned to Expressionism, experiencing a career renaissance in later years

News
Museums

Okwui Enwezor steps down as director of Munich’s Haus der Kunst

Enwezor cites ill health as reason for departure