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Walker Art Center invites visitors to reimagine its galleries

The Minneapolis institution has crowdsourced its rehang—which means a lot more than just new configurations of works

Helen Stoilasabout 13 hours ago

Florida hedge-fund manager building art park for prized Richard Serra sculpture

After abandoning a private museum project in Miami, Bruce Berkowitz will create a verdant art destination in the Florida panhandle

Benjamin Suttonabout 8 hours ago

Human rights body ‘dismayed’ after Iranian artist Atena Farghadani handed six-year prison sentence

The activist was arrested after attempting to hang one of her works on presidential palace wall

Gareth Harrisabout 17 hours ago

Florida governor Ron DeSantis vetoes $32m in state arts funding

Museums and other cultural institutions will lose out on millions in promised grants that were originally in the state budget before it was sent to DeSantis to sign

Carlie Porterfieldabout 12 hours ago

Collector Reinhard Ernst’s abstract art gets a new home in Germany

The Museum Reinhard Ernst, opening this week in the city of Wiesbaden, houses works by Frank Stella, Jackson Pollock, Damien Hirst and Neo Rauch

Catherine Hickleyabout 19 hours ago

Museums & Heritage

Florida governor Ron DeSantis vetoes $32m in state arts funding

Museums and other cultural institutions will lose out on millions in promised grants that were originally in the state budget before it was sent to DeSantis to sign

Carlie Porterfieldabout 12 hours ago

Walker Art Center invites visitors to reimagine its galleries

The Minneapolis institution has crowdsourced its rehang—which means a lot more than just new configurations of works

Helen Stoilasabout 13 hours ago

Judge dismisses Holocaust restitution claim to Guggenheim’s Blue Period Picasso

Karl and Rosi Adler’s heirs had claimed that “La repasseuse” (1904) had been sold under duress as the couple fled Nazi persecution

Two eco-activists arrested after Stonehenge sprayed with orange powder

The ancient site remains open as curators investigate the damage

Gareth Harris1 day ago

Monet to go on sale after Kunsthaus Zurich reaches settlement with Jewish heirs

The collector and textiles entrepreneur Carl Sachs sold the painting after fleeing to Switzerland from Nazi Germany in 1939

Art market

How the photography trade is lifting as the medium’s stigma fades

Sales volumes have hit a record high, with art at lower price levels particularly popular

Melanie Gerlisabout 18 hours ago

Carpenters Workshop Gallery denies allegations of sexual and financial impropriety

The gallery is "saddened" by accusations made by former employees and artists reported by the newsletter Air Mail

US authorities charge three UK nationals in Evolved Apes NFT fraud scheme

The charges, brought by the office of the Attorney for the Southern District of New York, signal a commitment to pursuing wide-ranging cryptocurrency cases

Photofairs' New York fair is cancelled until ‘market conditions improve’

The fair debuted in 2023 on the same dates and in the same building as The Armory Show

Does the De la Cruz collection sale mark the end of an era?

Reduced value, mixed results dent idea of contemporary art as investable asset

Exhibitions

‘Absolutely unacceptable’: centre-right politicians in Germany call for boycott of family-themed art show

Members of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany party released a statement criticising the exhibition for its explicit imagery, but others have positioned the intervention as an attempt to impede artistic freedom

Hili Perlson1 day ago

Géricault show in Paris sparks authentication controversy

Experts have criticised the exhibition at the Musée de La Vie Romantique for presenting works as autograph with little evidence

Vincent Noce2 days ago

Joel Meyerowitz revisits his 1960s voyage of discovery

The pioneering American street photographer returns to Málaga with a major show exploring the influence of his early work in the Spanish city

Peggy Guggenheim's time in Petersfield before she purchased her Venice palazzo

Before becoming an art collector extraordinaire, Peggy Guggenheim lived for five transformational years in the deepest Hampshire countryside

Andreas Mühe makes wartime bunkers all soft and cuddly for his latest show

The German artist's exhibition at the Kunsthaus Dahlem is a playground with a poignant message

Korean Artists Today 2024

In partnership with Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism & Korea Arts Management Service, The Art Newspaper introduces a selection of Korean artists who represent the most exciting work coming from the country’s art scene. Korean Artists Today is a long-term project organised by the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS), that will see a cohort of artists chosen each year for their potential to make it on the global stage.

Where next for Korea’s booming art scene?

Aimee Dawson2 days ago
In partnership withMinistry of Culture, Sports and Tourism & Korea Arts Management Service

Jesse Chun: "Language is an incredibly intricate and powerful thing"

Louisa Buck2 days ago
In partnership withMinistry of Culture, Sports and Tourism & Korea Arts Management Service

Sojung Jun: "I find it intriguing to deal with history or time"

Jieon Shim2 days ago
In partnership withMinistry of Culture, Sports and Tourism & Korea Arts Management Service

Eusung Lee: "The allure of sculpture lies in the embodiment of presence"

Aimee Dawson2 days ago
In partnership withMinistry of Culture, Sports and Tourism & Korea Arts Management Service

Minouk Lim: "I focus on the ritualistic aspect of making"

Aimee Dawson2 days ago
In partnership withMinistry of Culture, Sports and Tourism & Korea Arts Management Service

A brush with... podcast

A podcast that asks artists the questions you've always wanted to

Podcast | A brush with… Igshaan Adams

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Louise Bourgeois’s art to the love poems of Rumi

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Technology

News, background and analysis on the latest tech developments—artificial intelligence tools; Web3, the blockchain, NFTs; virtual and augmented reality; social media platforms—and how they affect the art market, museums, artists and curators.

Crime news

US authorities charge three UK nationals in Evolved Apes NFT fraud scheme

The charges, brought by the office of the Attorney for the Southern District of New York, signal a commitment to pursuing wide-ranging cryptocurrency cases

Two (or more) into one: Urs Fischer invites owners of his digital sculptures to have them remade into a new work

The maverick artist is working with 1OF1, collectors of high-level digital art, to offer owners of his "CHAOS" video sculpture series the chance to have them "fused" into new animations

AI on AI: Alex Israel uses artificial intelligence to re-engage with memory

The Los Angeles-based artist is presenting his "REMEMBR" installation, which riffs visually, musically and emotionally on users’ smartphone camera rolls, in London

The art world’s AI dilemma: how can artists and museums thrive when big tech controls the monetising of artificial intelligence?

The presence of AI in every aspect of life has been a fact for the past 20 months. With the publication of the Stanford AI Index, two areas have come into focus. For museums, how to work with industry giants, without having their offering "distanced" by the summarising power of AI. For artists, how to thrive where sources of production are being monetised in Silicon Valley

The art world's AI dilemma: informed insight from industry experts

The artist Refik Anadol, the museum director Thomas Campbell and the Future Art Ecosystems team at Serpentine share insights on how to thrive while working with artificial intelligence in 2024

Book Club

What it's like modelling naked for Lucian Freud when he's your father

Rose Boyt’s memoir explores the highs, lows and contradictions of sitting for the artist

Tears, tantrums and Turner Prize titbits: Lynn Barber on the messy art of interviewing artists

In her latest book, the veteran UK journalist recalls her many encounters with artists such as Salvador Dalí, Howard Hodgkin and the Chapman brothers

An expert’s guide to Michelangelo: five must-read books on the Renaissance Old Master

All you ever wanted to know about Michelangelo, from a “masterly” catalogue of drawings to a collection of letters covering art, deliveries and the artist’s favourite wine—selected by the curator Grant Lewis

Books

Surrealist pioneer Eileen Agar's remarkable life

A new edition of her 1980s autobiography brings this vivacious and well-connected artist back to life

‘Shamefully duped’: friend of convicted art fraudster Inigo Philbrick spills the beans in new memoir

In the warts-and all publication, Orlando Whitfield discusses his 15-year friendship with Philbrick while offering insights into the world of art dealing

From pews to power stations: a history of interwar British architecture that some feared might not be published

Gavin Stamp’s final book offers a fitting memorial to the architectural historian and Private Eye columnist

Obituaries

Leading New York gallerist Barbara Gladstone has died, aged 89

The dealer, who died in Paris “after a brief illness”, represented many of the most ambitious contemporary artists of the past half-century

Remembering Frank Stella, one of the leading abstract artists of his generation

The American artist married complex with simple, from Minimalist canvases to “maximalist” sculptures

Remembering Paul Auster, the ground-breaking novelist who fused art and literature

The New Yorker's collaboration with the artist Sophie Calle was just one way in which art was interlaced with his life and work

Remembering Faith Ringgold, one of the great story-tellers of American art

New York artist was acclaimed for the power of her paintings and quilts telling the civil rights story

Remembering Richard Serra, the American sculptor whose monumental works conjure a sense of wonder in the world

"The acerbic and sometimes misanthropic troublemaker who was such a generous champion of younger artists and critics"

Tracey Emin, who made that bed, is made a dame

Other recipients in King Charles III’s birthday honours include the philanthropist Hannah Rothschild and sculptor Andrew Logan

The art of presenting—TV anchor David Dimbleby turns his hand to curating

Broadcaster and his daughter select works by artists such as Barbara Hepworth and Elisabeth Frink

Mother of art patron Dasha Zhukova becomes the fifth Mrs Rupert Murdoch

Elena Zhukova, a former molecular biologist, married the billionaire media mogul on 1 June

Did Delacroix take a Liberty? New book discusses how 19th-century artist boobed

Sarah Thornton's new publication—Tits Up: What Our Beliefs About Breasts Reveal About Life, Love, Sex and Society—ponders on bosoms in (art) history

Adventures with Van Gogh

Adventures with Van Gogh is a weekly blog by Martin Bailey, our long-standing correspondent and expert on the artist. Published every Friday, his stories range from newsy items about this most intriguing artist to scholarly pieces based on his own meticulous investigations and discoveries.

The ‘Mona Lisa of Brabant’: Dutch museum raises €6m towards buying a memorable Van Gogh portrait

At today’s prices, few museums are able to purchase paintings by Vincent—the artist who failed to sell his own work

Opinion

Now is the time to give artists a thriving wage

Paying artists properly enables them not only to meet their needs equitably but also to flourish, fostering future savings and investments within their communities

Jeffreen M. Hayes1 day ago

How artists are uniting to defeat Donald Trump at the polls

The Artists For Democracy 2024 project is working with world-renowned artists including Shepard Fairey and Carrie Mae Weems to mobilise voters

The Tudor blockbuster: why Holbein still mesmerises 500 years on

"There is evidently something about Holbein that resonates strongly with modern audiences"

From Titian to Alex Katz, artists and poets have long enjoyed a symbiosis

Katz’s fruitful relationships with John Ashbery, Frank O’Hara among others are a reminder that art and poetry thrive in proximity

'Why British museums must start charging entrance fees'

Low pay for museum workers, decreased local authority spending and a theft scandal have highlighted that "it’s time for some difficult choices," says the writer and broadcaster Ben Lewis

The Week in Art

A podcast bringing you the latest news from the art world, every week

The Week in Art podcast | Art Basel: fireworks and nuance, Lynn Barber on her artist interviews, Guillaume Lethière at the Clark

We find out what this year's fair says about the state of the art market. Plus, the veteran journalist Lynn Barber tells us about her encounters with artists and we discover a forgotten master of Neo-Classical art

Sotheby's Sealed

Sotheby’s auction house has announced the expansion of its innovative, online only, private selling format "Sealed" to now include fine art

Sotheby's launches first fine art Sealed auction without reserve

Yayoi Kusama's "Phantom Polka Dots of Fate, Ordained by Heaven, Were the Greatest Gift Ever for Me" to be sold by Sealed Auctions and on view in Sotheby’s New Bond Street Galleries. Success of Sealed Auctions has led to an expansion into fine art

By Max Moore. SVP, Head of Sealed Sales, Global Fine Art
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National Gallery, London: 200th anniversary

The museum has launched a year of celebrations, loans and public events to mark 200 years since the opening of the gallery on 10 May 1824. The collection, now covering international art from the 13th to 19th centuries, has evolved so that, for breadth and quality, it is arguably unmatched by any other single museum in the world.

The National Gallery, London, celebrates its bicentenary with a full-colour Big Birthday Weekend

Music, poetry, and Renaissance selfies are on the menu and—for two nights only—the Trafalgar Square frontage will be lit up with a dazzling, projection-mapped show on the museum's 200-year history

Gabriele Finaldi welcomes a ‘once-in-a-generation’ opportunity to rethink London’s National Gallery

As the London museum celebrates its 200th birthday, its director speaks to The Art Newspaper about plans to reopen the Sainsbury Wing in May 2025, rehang the collection and consider work on a further extension

Revealed: London's National Gallery will stage a Van Gogh blockbuster as part of its 2024 bicentenary celebrations

Star loans include The Bedroom, Garden of the Asylum and—of course—the exhibition will show the museum's own Sunflowers