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David Chipperfield on the new Royal Academy

The Academy’s £56m project opens, with subtle additions and revamps by the British architect. Chipperfield talks about the subtleties of architecture, the RA’s chief executive Charles Saumarez Smith discusses funding and the quirks of the institution and we review the buildings and its displays with Jane Morris.

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Books

Drawing the mercurial mind: book poses Michelangelo’s draughtsmanship as the key to his life and works

Volume produced for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition of the artist is "a lasting contribution to scholarship"

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Conservation

How do you conserve time-based media? Museums invest in research to keep up with new technologies

Symposium on the subject to open at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts

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Museums

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston opens new Glassell School of Art building

Education is the MFAH’s “first and enduring mission”, says director Gary Tinterow

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Building projects

Ingleby Gallery’s new Edinburgh home was once the HQ of a religious sect

A show of new works by the Scottish artist Callum Innes opens the refurbished venue

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The Buck stopped here

Paint and pronouncements fly as Alfred Molina reprises Rothko in West End revival of Red

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Art market

Jan Fabre explores Belgian identity—and rails against far-right nationalists—at new Galerie Templon show

New space for the Paris dealer consolidates gallery’s position as primary market power in France

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In the frame

Drinks, canapés—and poppers—at the Cruising Pavilion in Venice

In the frame

Pucker up! Mae West Lips surrealist sofa ends up at the V&A

In the frame

Couples lock lips and make sweet music in Sydney

In the frame

A portrait of the artist as a mother

In the frame

Nancy Baker Cahill drops AR art bombs

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Exhibitions

From Cleopatra to Banksy: satirist Ian Hislop to co-organise British Museum show on subversion

Private Eye editor will select in 99 objects highlighting dissent down the ages

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From rejuvenated “killed negatives” to a new lease of life for the UK’s only Michelangelo marble

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Art crime

Full extent of burglary at Bath’s Museum of East Asian Art revealed

With the value of Chinese antiquities on the rise, police suspect the items removed were stolen to order

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Appointments & departures

Mark Coetzee suspended from the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

An inquiry has been launched into the executive director and chief curator’s professional conduct

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In the frame

Drinks, canapés—and poppers—at the Cruising Pavilion in Venice

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Art market

Out with the old in with the new, with a side of Bacon, at Phillips and Christie's $528.8m auction night

New record for Joan Mitchell as fresh artists join the $10m-and-up club—but Bacon and Basquiat still dominate top prices in New York

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Exhibitions

‘How can we judge a work of art that was inspired by a person’s faith?’

Exhibitions

Is nothing sacred? The Metropolitan Museum should apologise to the Vatican for Heavenly Bodies show

Diary of an art historian

Design or colour? Look to Titian

Leaders

Retain or return? It’s complicated

Politics

Vital artistic exchanges will be stifled by Trump's travel ban

Comment
Exhibitions

‘How can we judge a work of art that was inspired by a person’s faith?’

The Reverend James Martin, a Jesuit priest and author, on what Catholics can take away from the Met’s Heavenly Bodies exhibition

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From Georgia O’Keeffe in Hawaii to paintings from New Spain

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Linda on the loose

Arthur Jafa mines American ‘Blacknuss’ in Harlem

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Exhibitions

Blood, sweat, tears, piss and vinegar: Adrian Piper at MoMA

The retrospective shows how the artist has reckoned with structures of racial, gender and sexual oppression through her 50-year career

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Looted art

Berlin’s Ethnological Museum returns Alaskan grave artefacts looted by explorer

The objects “do not belong in our museums”, says the president of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation

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Exhibitions

What René Magritte did when Surrealism was trumped by ‘Nazi idiots’

Exhibition at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art explores Belgium artist's lesser-known late period

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Artists

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

Artists

Damien Hirst visits Peter Blake in his studio

Artists

What do Queen Elizabeth I and Surrealist Frida Kahlo have in common?

Feminist art history

Women in the art world: our founding editor speaks on her experiences in the field

Museums

Will Ferrell and Joel McHale try to make sense of the art at LA’s Hammer Museum

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Michelangelo

The UK's only marble Michelangelo takes pride of place at new Royal Academy

The Taddei Tondo has not always been treated as a masterpiece

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Art market

Edward Burtynsky unveils preview of Anthropocene project at Photo London

Canadian photographer has been working with scientists to draw attention to man's impact on the planet

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Museums

Polish collector Grazyna Kulczyk to launch sprawling contemporary art complex in secluded Swiss valley town

Works from the entrepreneur’s extensive holdings will go on show in Muzeum Susch

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Art market

Kerry James Marshall sets $21m record for a living African American artist at Sotheby's sale

Rapper P. Diddy identified as buyer of the Chicago-based painter's Past Times

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Obituaries

Chicago dealer Richard Gray has died, aged 89

The gallerist and patron was a key figure in the city’s art scene for more than 50 years

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Obituaries

‘Believing is seeing’: Tom Wolfe on Modern art

The novelist and journalist was also an outspoken art critic

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Biennials & festivals

Havana’s alternative #00Bienal ends on a defiantly optimistic note

The event’s organisers see success in the participants’ resistance to threats and intimidation from Cuba’s government

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The Buck stopped here

From Shrimp Eyes to Tom Odell: Royal Academy's collection (and VIPs) serenaded at opening party

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Museums

The Munch Museum in Oslo publishes more than 7,600 drawings online for free

Digital catalogue raisonné of the artist's works on paper expected to continue into other media

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In the frame

Pucker up! Mae West Lips surrealist sofa ends up at the V&A

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Art market

Tbilisi’s first contemporary art fair hopes to draw new buyers

Steep rise in foreign investment in Georgia and steady economic growth has prompted a “new generation of art buyers”, says director

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Museums

Germany presents code of conduct on handling colonial-era artefacts

Culture Minister says colonial past has been a blind spot for too long

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The Buck stopped here

John Walter puts on a viral extravaganza at CGP London

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Art fairs

Former exhibitor in dispute with Photo London over stolen Juergen Teller

London dealer Alison Jacques says the photograph was taken from last year's fair and another work was damaged due to temperature fluctuations

Comment
Exhibitions

Is nothing sacred? The Metropolitan Museum should apologise to the Vatican for Heavenly Bodies show

Curator Andrew Bolton’s Costume Institute blockbuster is pointlessly offensive to believers

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Biennials & festivals

Contemporary art biennial returns to Mardin in Turkey after three-year hiatus

Event resumes in the ancient city in the country’s south-east corner after years of tumult

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Politics

Unarmed female photographer hit by Israeli rubber bullet

World Press Photo Award winner was injured on her leg and suffered dizziness from tear gas

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Art market

Christie’s $416m Impressionist and Modern art sale reaffirms bullish market for top material

Even without a $150m-plus headliner, the auction topped rival Sotheby’s by $100m thanks to deeper, more even bidding

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In the frame

Couples lock lips and make sweet music in Sydney

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Art fairs

Larger Photo London reflects genre’s growing appeal

Fair expands into new pavilion at Somerset House and features new Augmented Reality experience from Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky

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Politics

Women beaten at Beijing’s 798 Art District for wearing rainbow badges

The attack on the two young women by 798 security staff has been condemned by LGBT groups, online activists and China’s art world

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Art market

First exhibition on Jean Dubuffet’s fascination with cities to open this summer

Hauser & Wirth show in Zürich includes loans from the Tate, the Stedelijk Museum and the Fondation Dubuffet

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Diary of an art historian

Design or colour? Look to Titian

A shoestring trip to La Serenissima—and a thumbs-up for Simon Schama

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Royal Academy

How the Royal Academy Schools shook off their fusty image

Once seen as a bastion of tradition ignored by young artists, the institution's postgraduate fine art course has become the most desirable in London

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Art market

Nahmads confirm Picasso’s $115m flower girl will go to Paris

Dealing dynasty says that the painting bought in the Rockefeller sale will be loaned to the Musée d’Orsay

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Art market

Modigliani nude leads Sotheby's $318.3m Impressionist and Modern auction

Sex sells—but only if it is guaranteed

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Acquisitions

American University Museum gets 9,000 works from Corcoran Gallery of Art’s collection

The defunct museum has given the last of its 20,000 works to 22 institutions in Washington, DC

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Art market

Object lessons: our picks from this week's evening auctions in New York

Highlights include works by Cady Noland, Kerry James Marshall and Lyonel Feininger

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The Buck stopped here

‘A primal, erotically-charged mud fest’: Florence Peake’s rite at De La Warr Pavilion

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Amedeo Modigliani

Modigliani the maverick? Vienna show to position Italian artist alongside Picasso

Exhibition at the Albertina Museum in 2020 will “reposition” artist as an avant-garde innovator, organiser says

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Censorship

Instagram deletes photographer Dragana Jurisic's account and Facebook censors her work

Image is no more contentious than those shared on the platforms by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, supporters say

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Art fairs

Back from the brink: is Lisbon's gallery scene in recovery?

Aided by Portugal's rising GDP and wealthy foreign investors, ArcoLisboa has provided a shot in the arm to capital's art market

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Funding

UK museums suffer as Heritage Lottery grants plummet

Building projects are major casualties as emphasis shifts to supporting smaller, local initiatives

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Philanthropy

Russian billionaire’s Peri Foundation will keep paying for culture after arrest

It is business as usual, says the organisation’s director, as its founder, Ziyavudin Magomedov, remains in custody awaiting trial on racketeering charges

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Royal Academy of Arts

Ignominy to influence: a history of women at the Royal Academy

London institution’s founders included two women, but a long period of male domination has only recently been challenged

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Anniversary

Phyllida Barlow’s feat of engineering for Jupiter Artland’s tenth birthday

Joana Vasconcelos, who is showing a giant stiletto at the Edinburgh venue, will launch her on-site swimming pool next year

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The Buck stopped here

The private life of the Royal Academy revealed in TV documentary

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In the frame

A portrait of the artist as a mother

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Art market

Rockefeller collection 100% sold at Christie’s New York

Leaning on romance of Rockefeller name and its appeal to international and first-time buyers, the auction house triumphed in its marathon week of sales

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Looted art

Hamburg museum says its Benin bronzes could return to Nigeria—but not yet

Applied arts institution is showing the sculptures in a looted art exhibition

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scholarship

National Gallery names art historian Wu Hung as 2019 Mellon Lecturer

The scholar will give six talks surveying more than 2,000 years of Chinese history

Interview
Artists

Susan Meiselas: “I am directed by where I want to go, where I want to stay, where I want to go back to”

The Magnum photographer and subject of a travelling retrospective talks about her work, from documenting conflict zones to portraits of Carnival strippers

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Conservation

Damaged art undergoes intensive care in Berlin’s Bode Museum

The institution is using funds from a private foundation to restore works scarred by war

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Royal Academy of Arts

We go behind the scenes as the Royal Academy celebrates 250 years

Delve into the heart of the revamped London institution—expanded, embellished and eccentric as ever

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Art market

Online sales, Asia and guarantees: auction house chiefs on the future of the business

The heads of Christie's, Bonhams and Phillips speak on market shifts, challenges and why they believe their model will succeed

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From a glimpse of the future at the V&A to a Charles II blast from the past at the Queen's Gallery

Podcast

The $646m Rockefeller sale. Plus: should big galleries subsidise smaller ones?

We drill down into the big numbers from the Post-Impressionist and Modern sale in New York with Georgina Adam, talk to Professor Rachel Pownall about the wider market and look at a small gallery housed in Piccadilly Circus Tube station.

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Law

Art consultant pleads guilty to filing false tax return

Lacy Doyle hid millions of dollars in inheritance in a Swiss bank account, US Attorney says

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Deaccessioning

Anonymous donor steps in to pay hefty penalty for the National Gallery of Canada’s botched Chagall sale

The rushed deaccessioning—to fund the acquisition of another work from neighbouring Quebec—raised a storm of criticism

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From earthly bodies to Ellsworth Kelly in black and white

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Law

Fight over Frida Kahlo trademark takes a new turn as corporation countersues her family

The legal tussle escalated recently with a controversial Barbie doll modelled on the Mexican artist and feminist icon’s image

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Museums

Käthe Kollwitz Museum finds new home in west Berlin

Its current venue will be leased to the new Museum of Exile from the end of 2019

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Exhibitions

Douglas Coupland’s work in plastic is fantastic

The writer and artist unveils an ecological work inspired by the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and a 3D-printed national portrait of Canada

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Auctions

Christie’s to sell second Monet from the Gare Saint-Lazare series after Rockefeller auction

Painting is “one of the most important” by the Impressionist artist to be sold in London in the past 20 years

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Comment

Why the French can sell arms and culture to Saudi Arabia, but the US and UK only arms

France's latest deal with the Kingdom reveals the close connection between culture and foreign affairs

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Cultural policy

The blueprint for Saudi Arabia's multi-billion-euro project with France

We exclusively reveal the details of the plans for a “historic” collaboration

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In the frame

Nancy Baker Cahill drops AR art bombs

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Obituaries

Danish artist Per Kirkeby has died, aged 79

The painter was well known for his opaque, semi-abstract canvases inspired by natural history

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Prizes

Wanted: nominations for World Monuments Fund’s Modernism prize

The biennial award was established to help preserve Modern architecture

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In the frame

How to build a Biennale—top tips revealed at Tate Exchange

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Restitution

Damning report says France must catch up, fast, in return of Nazi-era loot

Heritage expert calls for new government taskforce to guide provenance research and even rule on restitution cases

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Exhibitions

Spark your wanderlust with a wander through Berlin’s Alte Nationalgalerie

New exhibition looks at how love of travel was a prominent feature of 19th-century German Romanticism

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Art market

Too hot to handle? Frieze New York to compensate all dealers after sweltering fair sent collectors packing

Details yet to be finalised, but the fair is also looking at how to deal with “increasingly erratic weather” after heatwave sent exhibitors into meltdown

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Education

Open letter signed by over 100 artists, including Grayson Perry, slates UK’s education policy

New Ebacc qualification marginalises the arts and damages the future of young people in the country, say Turner prize winners

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Politics

Prime Minister Theresa May reveals her artistic leanings

New £3m fund announced for arts projects in northern England at Downing Street reception for creative industries

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Art market

Rockefeller heavy-hitters pull in $646m for charity at Christie's

Evening auction featuring the family's most valuable works set new records for Monet and Matisse

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Art market

Live from the saleroom: Christie's auctions the art collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller

Sit back, relax, and follow the action from tonight's evening sale via tweet

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Museums

Leading Chinese art academy opens international design museum

Alvaro Siza-designed space in Hangzhou celebrates Germany’s influential Bauhaus school

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In the frame

Heavenly bodies descend for Met Gala

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Art market

Judge halts suit filed by collector seeking to block sale of Basquiat at Sotheby's

The painting, estimated to bring $30m, is a key lot in the auction house's upcoming evening sale in New York

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Conservation

Army helicopter paint used to restore outdoor sculptures

US Army research on the use of matte black on helicopter blades is aiding conservators working on outdoor sculptures

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Controversies

Paris mayor wants to turn city into ‘refuge’ for works in conflict zones

Anne Hidalgo’s plan, which has drawn fire, involves storing items threatened by conflict in buildings owned by the city authority

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Restitution

German researchers trace Jewish newspaper mogul’s vast Nazi-looted art collection

The Mosse Art Research Project, a cooperation with the German government, identifies eight works and launches online database

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Art market

How did the Rockefellers shape the modern art market?

Ahead of the sale of the David and Peggy Rockefeller collection at Christie’s this week, the family's archivist examines their approach

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Sexual assault

Four women including arts and culture producer Tanya Selvaratnam accuse New York Attorney General of abuse

After denying the allegations, Eric Schneiderman resigned his post on Monday

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In the frame

The masterpieces that got away: Noah Charney presents the Museum of Lost Art

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Art law

New tribunal aims to provide expertise and impartiality for art disputes

The forthcoming Court of Arbitration for Art could cut costs and time, add anonymity

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Politics

San Francisco promotes pro-immigrant projects

The programming series comes as Trump’s administration is fighting California over its "sanctuary state" laws

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Law

New York art dealer pleads guilty to multimillion-dollar fraud

The court has ordered that Ezra Chowaiki forfeit over $16.6m as well as works by Picasso, Calder, Chagall and Degas

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Lost art

Lost Art: Homer’s Troy and Priam’s Treasure

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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Frieze New York

Holy inspiration: the Met's Costume Institute finds a divine connection between religion and fashion

The museum's annual gala show examines how the Catholic Church’s aesthetics have influenced designers