20th Century

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Public sculpture

Essex’s unlikely sculpture town is set for a renaissance

Built in the wake of the Second World War, Harlow maintains a remarkable collection with pieces by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Rodin

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Museum acquisitions

While in lockdown, UK's Sainsbury Centre acquires major works by sculptor Elisabeth Frink

Acquisition from the artist's estate heralds a wave of works being dispersed across UK public collections

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Discoveries

Cache of Russian avant-garde works surfaces in regional museum's basement

Art historian Andrey Sarabyanov is planning a new exhibition of forgotten pieces by Kandinsky, Rodchenko and Stepanova

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Exhibitions

Here come the 'angels of anarchy': Surrealist women to steal the shows in 2020

Exhibitions in UK, Europe and US speak to growing public appetite for scholarship on the women of art history

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Book Shorts

Not all about nudes: volume uncovers new area of Lucian Freud’s work

Best known as a portrait painter, the artist was also fascinated by plant life

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Exhibitions

Beyond the Metaphysical: Milan show aims to reassess Giorgio de Chirico's late period

Major survey at Palazzo Reale will include his "most difficult" works as well as early pieces that inspired the Surrealists

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Art market

Decorative arts market report: The field is booming, fuelled by museum buying and style-hounds

"Sold to the person in the Prada suit"

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Art market

Decorative arts sales shift to Chicago

New York vies with London for nineteenth- and twentieth-century decorative arts sales, but Chicago is coming on quickly

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Art market

Post-1935 decorative arts, mass produced at exclusive prices

A survey of the decorative arts market

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Museums & Heritage

Decorative arts from Art Nouveau and Deco to Werkbund, Bauhaus and Functionalism

Another floor opens up in the Bröhan Museum with its privately formed collection

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Bauhaus

Big birthday is a boon for Bauhaus

Works on the stands at Art Basel show the market for artists associated with the German movement is hotting up in this centenary year

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Design

Virgil Abloh picks five classics from Vitra Design Museum

The US fashion designer has curated a display at the museum and developed a line of limited-edition products

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Exhibitions

Grotesque, exotic, fantastic: Emil Nolde's road to Expressionism explored through three lenses

Survey exhibition of "degenerate" German artist at Zentrum Paul Klee includes works being exhibited for first time

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Books

What books in paintings mean

The significance of books in works of art

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Exhibitions

When the avant-garde met E=mc2: the story behind Dimensionism

Supported by prominent figures in its day, the little known movement is at last being rescued from obscurity

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Exhibitions

Hilma af Klint, the ‘mother of abstraction’, gets first major US show

More than 100 years after a spirit commanded her to break with naturalism, the vision of the Swedish artist is realised at the Guggenheim

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Exhibitions

Hairy who? The group that put a spell on the 1960s Chicago art scene

Art Institute of Chicago hosts first major survey of the loose artist collective

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Openings

Bloomsbury group’s country home to open all year round

New shows at Charleston will celebrate the liberal legacy of the artists and intellectuals who gathered there

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Dresden’s Albertinum brings out East German art to ‘build bridges’

Museum director Hilke Wagner seeks to address lingering prejudices with exhibition and events

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Exhibitions

Secret lives: new show recasts Gala Dalí as 'much more than a muse' to artists

Exhibition in Barcelona looks at the life and work of the Russian best known for being the wife of Salvador Dalí

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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

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Exhibitions

Museums pay tribute to Vienna’s visionary voyeurs, Klimt and Schiele, on 100th anniversary of their deaths

The artists are the subject of exhibitions across the Austrian capital—and beyond

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Art fairs

Eighth edition of PAD London puts collectors in the right mood

Dealers also praise the friendly atmosphere

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Art fairs

Collectors find a richer mix of art and design with PAD in Berkeley Square

The art and design fair diversifies in response to competition from Frieze Masters

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Art Basel

Dealers spark intrigue at Art Basel 2013 as 20th century masterpieces jostle alongside the contemporary

Art Basel '13 fair report

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Photography

New Met exhibition explores pre-digital manipulation of photography

Photographers began manipulating their work long before the digital era

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Frieze

Spotlight: an alternative canon of 20th-century art or savvy sales strategy?

Frieze Masters both embraces and challenges the idea of 'masters'

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Collectors

Two museums promised a third of one of the great collections of modern American art

Which poses the question: will the late Hannelore Schulhof’s heirs sell major works?

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Books

Books: The amazing and flamboyant career of the US collector Norton Simon

Collecting outside of the box

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Collectors

Actionist collection offered to Courtauld

Long-term loan from British collector would gather controversial works in public

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Collectors

After loans and offers of first refusal Portugal may lose billionaire's collection to Brazil

José Berardo doubts government will buy, and plans new art deco museum

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Louis Soutter

Louis Soutter: Corbusier’s favourite digital art

Soutter's art on view at Berlin's Galerie Haas & Fuchs

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Collectors

Property mogul David Roberts building Camden gallery to house contemporary art collection

Scottish businessman to open public space

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Books

Sotheby's James Stourton glazes over the more cut-throat tendencies of private collectors in new book

This account by the UK chairman of Sotheby’s is enthusiastic but superficial

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Art fairs

London's British Art Fair, this year a smaller yet still sophisticated affair

The 20th edition drew wealthy local collectors, such as the Duchess of Westminster and Tim Rice, but it remains a niche event

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Collectors

Max Mara founder’s art to go on show in posthumous exhibition

A former clothes factory in Italy will house 200 works

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Lee Miller

Former V&A photography curator Mark Haworth-Booth shines a spotlight on the photographer Lee Miller

Will he be rescued from obscurity?

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Auctions

Best results ever for Italian art at auction

An unnamed East European collector bought several works at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s

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Tate

Tate considers National Gallery’s proposal to show early 20th-century art

Trustees discuss idea following our report

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National Gallery

National Gallery may start acquiring 20th-century art

The move would put the institution in competition with Tate

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Collectors

Collector Bob Rubin's proves passion for Prouvé in $1 million restoration

The artist’s Maison Tropicale is on show this month at Yale

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Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese Orangery to be renamed the Bilotti Museum

Rome says yes to collector’s demands

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Collectors

Collector profile: Norman Braman and the Indian Creek residence furnished with contemporary masterpieces

The car tycoon has put together one of the greatest private collections of classic American art. Where does it go now?

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Joseph Cornell

New book and DVD explore the work of Joseph Cornell

Cornell's influence is traced to a breadth of modern art and poetry

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Exhibitions

'Zoomorphic' an overview of contemporary architecture at the V&A Museum

Exploring the animal kingdom's influence on contemporary architecture

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Exhibitions

Cruel and tender: the real in the 20th-century photograph

Now on at the Tate Modern

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Exhibitions

The first ever retrospective of Guy Bourdin opens at the V&A

The exhibition features much more than the fashion shoots of the provocative French photographer

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Art market

The supply of surrealism on the art market means that collectors can still tap into this movement

The Surrealism sections of the February sales in London were the only to produce sparkling results

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Exhibitions

Propaganda posters from the Schreyer collection at the V&A

Charting the growth of a 20th century medium of art and communication

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Exhibitions

Art Deco 1910-39 at the V&A

Promises to be one of the most glamorous exhibitions of the year

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Exhibitions

Le Corbusier before Le Corbusier: exhibition focuses on the formative years of experimentation

The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts Design and Culture

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Exhibitions

Under Mussolini: decorative and propaganda arts of the Twenties and Thirties from the Wolfson Collection, Genoa

Estorick Collection

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Collectors

Four German collectors and their passions

The Anglophile, the Entertainer, the Benefactor and the America lover

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Art market

Diary of New York art advisors: Nancy A. McClelland and Lars Rachen on trends in the decorative arts market

Sophisticated collectors are crossing over from 19th- and 20th-century painting

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Books

John Richardson's "Sacred monsters, sacred masters", a vision of the idiosyncratic personalities that left their mark on the art world

John Richardson’s insights into the great artists and collectors of the last century

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Decorative arts

Vienna 1903-32: decorative arts from the Wiener Werkstätte

Historical Design

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Beyond the Glass Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum

100 new contemporary objects on display

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Artist interview

Interview with artist Harold Stevenson, a Jean Cocteau of Idabel, Oklahoma

The high camp survivor who was friends with all the legends

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Exhibitions

Utopia & Reality: modernity in Sweden 1900-60

Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts

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Andy Warhol

Warhol reexamined at the Tate

At the close of the century, Tate Modern looks back at one of the biggest names in 20th-century art

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Ludwig Museum

All eyes on the collectors as Cologne's Ludwig Museum opens after renovation

The refurbished and extended Ludwig Museum has opened, with hundreds of Picassos on display and a colour-coded system for requesting sponsorship

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Artist interview

Hollywood actor Richard Gere in conversation with Balthus: Art, acting, life, and Captain Haddock

French-born painter Balthus, who died in February, rarely gave interviews and maintained that he delighted in being anonymous. His friend of 20 years, the actor Richard Gere, spent a few days at his Swiss home in December last year, where they enjoyed a long discussion, full of twists and turns

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Artist interview

Leon Golub is still getting to the real at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

Charles Saatchi and Eli Broad both collect him, but only 13 US museums have examples of this artistic rebel’s work

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Museums

Vintage photos from MoMA to be auctioned at Sotheby's

The museum is to deaccession duplicates from its collection

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Exhibitions

“Art nouveau” at the V&A and “1900” at the Grand Palais. Unity of the arts

Artists and designers 100 years ago were united in their embrace of modernity

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Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys' multiples on show at the Irish Museum of Modern Art

These works embodying the egalitarian nature of multiples have ironically been hidden from view until now

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Art market

Ritzy auction prices for homespun objects: American Arts and Crafts design receives boost in popularity from Barbra Streisand

“At least thirty collectors are spending $200,000-500,000 a year at auction” on this branch of the decorative arts

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Art fairs

Established fair experiments in Art Cologne's twenty-third year

Big names for private collectors and big sculptures for museum curators

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Exhibitions

Ninetieth-birthday tributes to Cartier-Bresson at the V&A

The exhibition includes many highlights from the immense collection

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Clarice Cliff

Clarice Cliff collectors unite

A record-breaking sale and a forthcoming exhibition at Stoke-on-Trent

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Books

Lives of the collectors: Norton Simon and Hans Berggruen. Culture clash

Similar in many ways, the subjects of these two biographies present contrasting styles of operation in the art market

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Art market

Twentieth-century design sales in the US... Tiffany glass continues to climb

Twentieth-century decorative arts sales confirm prize prices for iconic furnishinings

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Auctions

Former film star Jacqueline Delubac's collection raises FFr30 million (£3 million; $5.1 million)

Last curtain call for haute couture collector

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Decorative arts

The Windsor sale: Stéphane Boudin and the rise and rise of the decorator

Once upon a time, connoisseur dealers or even museum curators advised collectors what art to buy. Now the decorators hold sway, and at the Windsor sale a decorator’s pastiche pieces outsold real antiques

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Exhibitions

Biggest Art Nouveau show ever at the V&A

Exhibition promises to be “the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Art Nouveau ever staged”

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September 1997

Robert Rauschenberg: 'Business sure screwed up the art world universally'

On the occasion of his Guggenheim retrospective, the artist talks about his globe-trotting approach to “the adventure of art”

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Books

Book review: Dutch decorative arts

Titus M. Eliëns, Marjan Groot and Frans Leidelmeijer, Dutch Decorative Arts, 1880-1940

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Books

Books: Edward Lucie-Smith and the visual arts in the twentieth century

This survey covers everything from Impressionism to Damien Hirst. Have we moved from uniformity to diversity or to post-modern incoherence?

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Archives

Revealed: what happened to the “degenerate” art in Germany’s museums, from G to Z

A 1941 typescript has been discovered that fills in the missing history of 16,588 works of art seized by the Nazis

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Collectors

Collector profile: Raymond Nasher, the world’s biggest private collector of modern sculpture

The shopping-mall millionare has been wooed by museums all over the world, but Dallas looks set to benefit from generosity in the great American tradition

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Exhibitions

Victoria and Albert, until 27 July. The cutting edge

Tradition meets trendiness in this huge exhibition of British fashion

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Victoria & Albert Museum

International designer fashion gift to the V&A

200 outfits to enter the collection

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Exhibitions

American photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Vernacular aesthetics and aesthetic vernacular

The organisers propose an opposition between “vernacular” and “aesthetic” photography but the images do not allow it

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National Trust

Artist Derek Hill gives over eighty works of art to Mottisfont Abbey

First modern art collection for the National Trust

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Collectors

A Berlin homecoming: Interview with collector Heinz Berggruen on his collection's new home

After leaving Berlin in 1937, Berggruen will be placing his collection - which will go on show this autumn - on a ten-year loan with the Berlin State Museums

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Exhibitions

Zooties, Flygirls and Cyberpunks: Street fashion exhibition at the V&A

The first exhibition to deconstruct street fashion

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Artist interview

Interview with Marcel Duchamp: Life is a game; life is art

From 4 April to 18 July the Palazzo Grassi is showing a 300- work exhibition by Pontus Hulten of the work of Marcel Duchamp, the artist whose ideas have pricked through the whole history of twentieth-century art. Here we publish one of his last interviews, made in 1966

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Victoria & Albert Museum

New gallery showcasing 20th-century design opens at the V&A

Spanning the history of consumer design from 1900 to 1992, it aims to explore design ideas, techniques and materials as well as individual pieces and mass-produced objects.

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Collectors

George Costakis' dramatic tale of collecting the Avant-Garde in the Soviet Union: His own words

Some of his most prized works are now on show in the New York Guggenheim exhibition “The Great Utopia: the Russian and Soviet Avant-garde 1915-32”

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Photography

The fashion for fashion photos: any exhibition that deals with fashion is guaranteed box office success

A rising market for the Vogue shot: two shows, one at the V&A, the other at Hamilton’s

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Exhibitions

As part of the current re-evaluation of Surrealism, an exhibition looks at André Breton’s works as well as the furnishing of his mind

André Breton: artist, writer, collector, at the Beaubourg

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Amedeo Modigliani

To the defence of the brilliant and tragic artist: Modigliani at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westphalen

With an excerpt from leading expert Werner Schmalenbach’s monograph

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Exhibitions

Picasso, Braque, Gris and Léger from the collection of connoisseur and collector Douglas Cooper at County Museum

The scattered works are once again reunited in a comprehensive view of the Cubist movement