Founded in 1990, The Art Newspaper quickly established itself as the journal of record for the international art world. Since then, its reputation and influence has grown consistently, with sister newspapers published in Turin, Paris, Moscow, Beijing, and with a network of 50 specialist reporters in 30 countries around the globe. Last month saw the launch of our sister publication, The Art Newspaper France, appearing in digital format and called The Art Newspaper Daily.
In this special 300th edition, our editors and reporters look back through past issues to pick out memorable correspondence, as well as reflecting on the "then and now", drawing on the bank of knowledge and insider insight that The Art Newspaper has accumulated over nearly 30 years.
Alison Cole, editor
"Issue one came out in less degraded times: more varied, more idealistic, less puffed up by PR machines"
Anna Somers Cocks, founding editor and chairman, looks back
Letters of note: featuring Zaha Hadid, Picasso's biographer, a prison warden from the US and many more
Selected correspondence from down the years
From the archives: take a look at six of the best front pages published by The Art Newspaper
Win The House of Dreams, an original silkscreen print by Russian artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Then & Now: boom, bust and the rebirth of Damien Hirst
How The Art Newspaper has covered the artist's bullish decadence
Then & Now: the V&A and Queen Woyzaro Terunesh's wedding dress
Then & Now: "Modern art is destroying itself," warned our first issue
Museums have since devoted sizeable resources
Then & Now: how The Art Newspaper shaped UK restitution law
Featuring a 900-year-old missal looted during the Second World War