2019: the year in review

The Art Newspaper team ponder 2019's biggest art stories. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Nan Goldin and activists from the groups PAIN and Truth Pharm tossed blood-soaked dollar bills into the air at protests this year to represent the billions in profits that Purdue and the Sacklers have made from the sale of painkillers over the last two decades Courtesy of PAIN

Nan Goldin and activists from the groups PAIN and Truth Pharm tossed blood-soaked dollar bills into the air at protests this year to represent the billions in profits that Purdue and the Sacklers have made from the sale of painkillers over the last two decades Courtesy of PAIN

The Week in Art

From breaking news and insider insights to exhibitions and events around the world, the team at The Art Newspaper picks apart the art world’s big stories with the help of special guests. An award-winning podcast hosted by Ben Luke, The Week in Art is sponsored by Christie’s.

In this week's podcast we look back at the biggest stories of the art world in 2019.

Ben Luke is joined by our art market editor Anna Brady, editor-at-large Jane Morris and our contemporary art correspondent Louisa Buck to discuss the year, from colonial restitution in France and the issue of ethical museum sponsorship to the expansion of mega galleries and the Brexit that never came.

Read all of our articles looking back at 2019 here.

The Art Newspaper Podcast is available every Friday on our website and all the usual places where you find podcasts including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud and TuneIn. This podcast is brought to you in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793 bonhams.com.

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