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Museums & Heritage

Unesco warns that Stonehenge will go on its danger list unless plans to build tunnel beneath it are modified

World Heritage Site status may also be removed from Liverpool's waterfront after excessive development

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Diary

Nature is healing: New York Botanical Garden finally opens Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room

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Museums & Heritage

'Think first of the walls!' With its tantalising William Morris creations, Emery Walker's House in London reopens

Home boasts the largest collection of the designer's hand-printed wallpapers as well as a wealth of Arts and Crafts treasures

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Books

Saints and stories: vast book reveals the history of the Renaissance altarpiece

This in-depth survey suggests that the development of Italian church altarpieces can be understood through the themes of "icon" and "narrative"

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Art market

Los Angeles gallery Regen Projects brings on two new directors Bryan Barcena and Stephanie Dudzinski

Both Bryan Barcena and Stephanie Dudzinski have worked with major museums and galleries in the city

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Prizes

What's the point of art prizes?

The trend for awards to be shared among all the shortlisted artists reflects the current political climate, but it might be time to do away with them all together

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Venice

The damnation of Venice: locals are being systematically driven out by officials who are selling off sites for tourism

Venetians are leaving the city in thousands because rents are unaffordable, yet over 11% of social housing stands empty

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The damnation of Venice: locals are being systematically driven out by officials who are selling off sites for tourism

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Contemporary art

'If you are of the camp that wants to keep the art world an exclusive club, then look away now'

Funding

Hackneyed old Hockney: Museums need to be courageous, even in survival mode

Diary of an art historian

The UK Ministry of Culture is where politicians' careers go to die—but Oliver Dowden has emerged victorious, thanks to the culture wars

Art market

Jobs for the boys…why I'm starting to feel old amid the new art world order

UK politics

Don’t trash talk museums at this perilous time: we must adapt—not throw away—our cultural heritage

London Gallery Weekend 2021

Why are there so few black-owned galleries in London?

Art market

Inflation is soaring in the US and UK—here's what it means for the art market

Art market

Will gallery weekends replace art fairs?

Diary of an art historian

It took 300 years for the art world to recognise Artemisia Gentileschi—now NFTs are reinforcing the bias towards Western male artists

Salvator Mundi

Is Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci? Amid the current flurry of ill-informed controversies, let us turn to the science

Venice

Has Venice really banned cruise ships? It appears not

Art Market Eye

How a new digital art market could mimic the traditional one—including in bad ways

African art market

Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu’s greatest work is much loved by the art market—but it should mean more to art history too

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Why culture is key to Hong Kong’s future as a world city

Museums & Heritage

Why we are projecting First Nations art on the Sydney Opera House

Looted art

Is there loot lurking in your collection? Find out—before someone else does

Cuba

A feeble congress and the raising up of poetry in Cuba

Art market

In our current dystopian art market, the pervasive and persistent Damien Hirst may well have the last laugh

NFTs

NFTs and the 'Art' world: panic and possibility

Diary of an art historian

Boo to NFTs! Hang on, think of no customs fees

Art fairs

The world of art fairs is going to change for good—and only the better-funded fairs will survive

Art Market Eye

How the art market turned upside down—in one month

Museums

How museums can ethically invest their money

Art market

EU proposes tough new laws on antique ivory trade—despite lack of evidence it leads to modern-day poaching

Myanmar

Here is what you can do to help Myanmar's beleaguered artists

Art market

The art market is 'high risk' for money laundering, so ignore new regulations at your peril

Benin Bronzes

Britain stole the royal, sacred Benin Bronzes from Nigeria—so why is Germany leading their return?

NFTs

The looming legal and regulatory questions NFT collectors and sellers should prepare for

Art market

The 'Ledbury Titian' discovery begs the question: who should we trust when it comes to art attribution?

Museums & Heritage

Pandemic anniversary: the things museums should learn from our plague year

Comment

Freelance workers are the backbone of the art world—but how are they expected to survive on a pittance?

Art market

Six reasons why Gamestop couldn’t happen in the art market

Diary of an art historian

'Autism made me an art historian. But museums must do more to welcome disabled and neurodiverse communities'

United Kingdom

'Where is the champion within UK government for a vigorous, independent visual arts sector?'

NFTs

The NFT craze encapsulates the absurdity of the art world—and its obsession with authenticity

Art market

Risky business: how new US sanctions regulations will actually impact the art market

Diary of an art historian

Museums have hastily cut their staff to save money—what will happen when visitors return and they need them back?

Art market

Sotheby's brought to you by Bulgari—product placement at auction has arrived, with limitless potential

Arts funding

Arts researchers can help America overcome its toughest challenges

Botticelli

'Looking just gorgeous': Granddaughter of $80m Botticelli's former owner on living with the masterpiece

Art Market Eye

Can Paris snatch the art market crown from London?

Art market

Should post-Brexit UK get rid of the Artist’s Resale Right?

Monuments

Tearing down troubling statues is not lying about our history—it is removing impediments to truth

Museums

Could 2021 be the year of the African museum?

Art market

How will US money laundering crackdown actually impact the art market? A lawyer explains

Art market

A Covid-19 silver lining? Let’s not return to family-unfriendly art business as usual

Diary of an art historian

Auction houses have finally entered the Amazon age—and I’m addicted

Covid-19

As 2021 beckons.... I crave new art in the new year more than ever

Covid-19

'Museums had better not be planning for a return to the status quo'

The Year in Review 2020

Art could have dwindled into insignificance in the upheaval of this year—instead it endured

Art market

How art world leaders can embrace new money laundering regulations and create a 'think risk' culture

Museums & Heritage

California needs a plan to restart the arts

Art Market Eye

Asian art market flies in the face of coronavirus

Museums

Gabrielie Finaldi: 'What is the National Gallery if you can’t visit and you can’t see the pictures?'

Humboldt Forum

'Humboldt Forum must have a clear policy that only objects of proper provenance can be used'

Art market

The art trade benefits from the UK's low import duty. What will happen to it after Brexit?

Art market

Provenance: the Trojan horse that can make or break a work of art

Museums

A new kind of museum is emerging—here's what the future holds

Art Market Eye

The turn of the screw: will tighter regulations impact the art market?

Art market

Pastures new: why some top gallery staff are moving on from longtime jobs

Cultural heritage

Finally, rebel experts come to the rescue of Unesco’s failing World Heritage programme

Diary of an art historian

People see only 'silver tits' and 'bouffant pubes' now—but I predict Mary Wollstonecraft sculpture will become widely admired

Heritage

Fifty years on, Unesco’s convention against illicit trafficking of cultural artefacts still shines bright

Diary of an art historian

Is the UK seeing the emergence of a ‘Godfather approach’ to arts funding?

Philip Guston

Philip Guston show: 2022 opening is welcome news but confusion still remains

Artists

A message of hope from David Hockney for Lockdown 2: 'Remember, they can't cancel the autumn either'

Saudi Arabia

Why culture is so important in the time of coronavirus

Artists

Portrait of Tracey: how Emin's cancer diagnosis hasn't stopped her from being an artistic dynamo

Art Market Eye

A flood of art? The market issues around museum deaccessioning

Sackler family

Nan Goldin: We must stop the Sacklers’ imminent Justice Department immunity deal

Closures

'Another yawning gap': radical London Print Studio closes its doors

coronavirus

Exhibitions need a perfect storm to succeed—but shows opening during Covid-19 are getting a disappointing drizzle

Deaccessioning

Baltimore Museum of Art curators respond to deaccessioning criticism

Heritage

Confronting the allure, and the dangers, of 'fake heritage'

election 2020

Why vote? To protect those who cannot

Diary of an art historian

I finally went to see some art—and caught Covid-19

Deaccessioning

‘Uniquely egregious’: The disturbing precedent of the Baltimore Museum of Art’s deaccessioning plan

Museums & Heritage

Visionary leaders, big business and the digital boom: 30 years that changed museums

Art market

Bubbles, sheikhs and the freeport frenzy: Georgina Adam reflects on 30 years of art market reporting

US politics

For the arts, there’s only one choice in this election

Museums & Heritage

The only way is ethics: US museums should not neglect provenance research in the funding crisis

Deaccessioning

Done right, selling museum pieces can work—but probably not with Michelangelos

Politics

Philip Guston drew Richard Nixon's face as a hairy scrotum and phallus—what would he make of President Trump?

Art market

Gatherings are taboo in the Covid-19 world, so where does that leave experiential art?

Labour

Art unions need to agitate beyond worker contracts

Venice

How to save Venice: a five-point plan by a leading citizen

Banksy

Banksy’s activism is his greatest work

China

'We cannot build a truly globalised art world without China'

Funding

'Be commercially minded or lose future funding': UK government's threat puts museums in peril

Cultural heritage

Why we should be concerned about President Erdogan turning museums into mosques

Artists

Remembering the beautiful melancholy of Matthew Wong

Diary of an art historian

National Trust restructuring plans are ‘one of the most damaging assaults on art historical expertise ever seen in the UK’

coronavirus

Business can and should help the arts through this crisis

Museums & Heritage

'Museums need to press the reset button and become more radical'

Monuments

The problem with Marc Quinn's Black Lives Matter sculpture

Diary of an art historian

'When the politics change, so must the statues'

Photography

Photographs are the monuments of our online visual culture

Museums & Heritage

'If a person of African descent wants a career in the arts—well, good luck'

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Restitution

'There has been a generational shift': Belgian government to collaborate with Democratic Republic of Congo to return colonial-era loot

Bilateral accord to include projects to conserve, research, and store restituted items

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NFTs

Inside the 'world's first NFT residency': two artists, Tinie Tempah, and a mansion on the French Riviera

What happens when a rapper, a painter and an art fair director get together in a swanky hotel to make digital art?

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Diary

New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal—the 'worst place on Earth'—to get an art makeover

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Acquisitions

National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC announces gift of exceptional photographs dating from the 19th to 21st centuries

Stephen G. Stein’s donation includes notable examples of images by Gustave Le Gray, William Eggleston, Brassaï, Robert Frank, Sally Mann and others

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Exhibitions

Retina-bombarding films and complicated stenches: Glasgow International offers us new ways to pay attention

Scotland's largest festival of visual culture takes over sites across the city

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Art market

Back to the beginning: author and art critic Frederic Tuten will have his first solo show in the Hamptons

Tuten was close friends with Roy Lichtenstein, who twenty years ago saw promise in the writer’s sketchbook.

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Viking-age treasure: new insights into life 1,000 years ago

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'Art is our spiritual oxygen': new shows to see in London and New York

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New York auctions: has the art market roared back to life?

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Climate disaster: photographer Richard Mosse on environmental crime in the Amazon

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Return to La La Land: art is back in California

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Kusama-rama: Yayoi exhibitions open in London, New York and Berlin

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Let loose after lockdown: London’s best gallery shows

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Can Netflix help solve the Isabella Stewart Gardner art heist?

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Has the drop in visitors changed museums forever?

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Benin bronzes: looted treasures will return to Nigeria at last

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The results are in: the real impact of Covid-19 on the art market

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UK culture war: how should museums confront colonialism?

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Old Masters meet Brutalism: inside Frick Madison in New York

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WTF are NFTs? Why crypto is dominating the art market

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'Black grief and white grievance' at New York’s New Museum

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Stonehenge: could a road tunnel ruin the ancient site?

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The fight against Putin: artists on the frontline

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New normal for Old Masters: Botticelli's record online sale and new AI research on Leonardo's Salvator Mundi

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The white supremacist art at the heart of the US Capitol

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2020: the year in review

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Brexit: how will it change the art market?

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Is the future of museums in Africa?

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Revisiting the Thanksgiving myth: the Mayflower and the Wampanoag, 400 years on

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Where art fairs still happen: the Shanghai buzz

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US election: How Trump’s presidency has affected the arts

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Has coronavirus helped unmask the real prices of art?

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The great museum sell-off: should public collections deaccession to survive Covid-19?

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What does the Philip Guston delay tell us about museums and race?

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Frieze: the show goes on. Plus, Theaster Gates

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Artemisia and Frida: great art, turbulent lives

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Sell the Michelangelo or lose 150 staff? The Royal Academy of Arts’s Covid-19 conundrum

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This is America: Grayson Perry on race and class

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Berlin: still a magnet for artists?

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Cancelled: should good artists pay for bad behaviour?

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Virginia Commonwealth University launches programme dedicated to the art of podcasting

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Ready to see some art? The top exhibitions of the summer

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What will culture be like in the next decade?

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Staff cuts: are museums protecting their workers?

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Hong Kong: has the new law 'destroyed' the art scene?

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The destruction of Australia’s ancient Aboriginal heritage

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Art and social media: do museums need memes?

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What to do about problematic statues?

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How to visit a gallery during a pandemic

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Let’s talk about race: museums and the battle against white privilege

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Houston, do we have a problem? The verdict on early museum openings in Texas

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Raphael: as great as Leonardo and Michelangelo?

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Is the future of the art market online?

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Exclusive: Marina Abramovic on performance art post-pandemic

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Can new tech recreate the hand of an Old Master?

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Sophie Matisse retraces her great-grandfather's footsteps for emotional BBC film

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The end of the blockbuster? Museums in a post-pandemic world

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Donald Judd 101: the great artist in depth

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Art theft: are museums safe under lockdown?

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Can the art market weather the coronavirus storm?

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Saving the art world’s self-employed amidst the coronavirus crisis

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Coronavirus: dispatches from Italy and China

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Fill your ears with art: the top culture podcasts to listen to during the coronavirus lockdown

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Titian’s poesie: an in-depth tour of 'the most beautiful pictures in the world'

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Remembering Ulay. Plus, how coronavirus cancelled Art Basel in Hong Kong

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Surrealism: what was Britain's role?

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Shirin Neshat on why Frida Kahlo is one of her favourite artists

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Who owns the Parthenon Marbles?

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Does Los Angeles want a big art fair?

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Tschabalala Self and radical figurative painting

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The story of a fake Gauguin at the Getty

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2020: art market issues and big shows

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2019: the year in review

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Bananaman: who is Maurizio Cattelan? Plus, art and comedy

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Turner Prize shocker: what next? Plus, Teresita Fernández in Miami

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Troy: the show and the problem with BP sponsorship

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John Lennon wanted Hitler on cover of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album

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Dora Maar and Jann Haworth: acclaim at last

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Anselm Kiefer on why size matters

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Anselm Kiefer interview. Plus, New York auction 'gigaweek'

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Tutmania returns. Plus, Duchamp in the US

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From 'piecemealing' medievalist to TV darling: how Janina Ramirez is championing slow media about culture

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Gunpowder, treason and plot: how artists have captured fireworks throughout history

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Object lessons

June auction highlights: from a delicate Degas pastel to a Kandinsky painting once owned by the Guggenheim museum

Our pick of the best objects up for sale in London and New York

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Museums

OCAT Shanghai closes after public outcry over Uglier and Uglier video that ranks women's attractiveness

The work by Song Ta consists of eight hours of secretly shot footage of 5,000 college women

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Public art

Despite widespread opposition, 'sexist' Marilyn Monroe statue installed next to Palm Springs Art Museum

A number of activist groups are still fighting to relocate the statue, considered to be exploitative and sexist, from outside the museum

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Museums

Anti-Shell sleepover protest at London's Science Museum ends with police threatening to arrest demonstrators

Youth climate activists claim that the "museum would rather have kids arrested than drop their polluting sponsors"

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Art market

What happens when artists die without making a will? Dealer fights to save remains of Fred Yates’s estate

French government sold works by the intestate artist for a pittance; now the UK is set to follow suit

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Insta’ gratification

How a crypto and digital art fair is using Instagram to show—and sell—works

CADAF has opened its second online edition but the social media app—paired with QR codes and AR filters—is helping the fair to physically interact with visitors in Paris

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Public art

To see this sculpture, text the owner of a pup named Oh Papa and schedule a viewing

Adam Milner has installed his series of uncommonly intimate public sculptures in everyday locations like a bodega or a tailor’s shop, where they act as catalysts for human connection

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Diary

Faking it—Mona Lisa copy sells for €2.9m

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Mohamed Bourouissa's drug dealer slang to Alvaro Barrington's homage to the late rapper DMX

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Shahzia Sikander at The Morgan to lyrical outdoor installations in Brooklyn by Chloë Bass

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Books

Grand mural projects: a vital chapter in British art history

In her book, Lydia Hamlett unpacks the literary, cultural and political significance of “the animated wall”

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Protest

Brooklyn’s long history of resistance is celebrated on Juneteenth

A series of installations and programmes draw on the Center for Brooklyn History's extensive archive

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Controversies

Royal Academy gift shop will not stock work of artist accused of transphobia

London museum posted an Instagram story explaining reasons for withdrawing items by Jess de Wahls

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Exhibitions

After the South London Gallery’s ‘most challenging year ever’, Christina Quarles paintings and drawings go on show

Solo exhibition is the Los Angeles-based artist’s first in a London institution

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Books

Bronte childhood portraits at stake as UK museums and libraries race to save literary treasures

Sotheby’s has postponed auction of extraordinary Honresfield Library as a consortium seeks £15 million to buy it

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Exhibitions

Weathervanes get their second wind in an exhibition at New York's American Folk Art Museum

The ornate devices used for measuring wind direction date back to ancient times, but they have come to be associated with Americana—and Modernist art

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Art market

Sun, sea and Esther Schipper: Berlin gallery pops up in Mallorca and Taipei this summer

This is the first time the Berlin-based gallery will open temporary spaces

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Discovered: American couple buys a picture by Van Gogh’s friend Edmund Brooke for $45 in antiques shop

Vincent was fascinated by his Australian colleague’s links with Japan—and together they painted landscapes in the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise

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Art market

Sotheby's launches sales in Germany—against stiff competition from local auction houses

The opulent Palais Oppenheim in Cologne will host exhibitions and sales from September. Sotheby's says move is due to growing client base in country, not Brexit

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Exhibitions

What’s it been like preparing for fine art degree shows during a global pandemic?

Students from Goldsmiths, Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art reveal the highs and lows of the past year

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NFTs of a different stripe: Joe Exotic gets into the digital art trend

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Art market

Satellite summer: Lehmann Maupin and Carpenters Workshop Gallery collaborate in Aspen, while Christie’s pays homage to the Hamptons

Galleries and auction houses continue to set up shop with niche exhibitions where their clients spend their vacations

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Casa Versalles, an initiative envisioned to benefit the Mexican cultural sector, opens second edition in Mexico City

A portion of the proceeds from the selling exhibition will benefit two regional museums, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey and the Zapopan Art Museum

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Prizes

Everyone’s a winner: Artes Mundi 9 prize awarded to all six nominees

Firelei Báez, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Meiro Koizumi, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Prabhakar Pachpute and Carrie Mae Weems each win £10,000 in latest example of award-sharing

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Museums & Heritage

Original 1978 rainbow flag designed by Gilbert Baker acquired by San Francisco’s GLBT Historical Society

The banner, thought lost for more than 40 years, was recently authenticated by a vexillographer who had worked with the artist

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Acquisitions

Anti-racism posters, Nike trainers and Kim Kardashian's selfies go on show in Victoria and Albert Museum's new gallery of contemporary design

London institution unveils refurbished Design 1900-Now space for its Rapid Response collection of objects that reveal "truths about how we live"

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Art market

New French art market report finds auction sales dropped 19.5% to $25.5bn in 2020

The Conseil des Ventes Volontaires concludes that China dominates global auctions, accounting for $8.6bn of sales and 35% of the worldwide market

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When makers take the mic: the rise of the artist-hosted podcast

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'If you are of the camp that wants to keep the art world an exclusive club, then look away now'

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Revising a mostly white ‘greatest hits’ narrative, Seattle Art Museum will overhaul its American art galleries

Museum invites three artists to serve as co-authors of collection displays and enlists 10 local experts to help generate inclusive stories

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New York

Black artists and performers take over Fort Greene Park for Juneteenth Jubilee

The Blacksmiths and the Wide Awakes are hosting the programme of live music, performances and art installations in Brooklyn this weekend

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Over 60 arts and culture groups receive funding from MacKenzie Scott, who is giving away $2.74bn of her Amazon fortune

El Museo del Barrio in New York and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco are among recipients of grants distributed by the ex-wife of billionaire Jeff Bezos

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Looted art

Looted Maqdala objects—pulled from rural English auction at the last minute—will be returned to Ethiopia

Busby auction house confirms it has "negotiated a settlement" after Ethiopian officials requested the return of items stolen by British troops in a brutal 1868 battle

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Anonymous peer-to-peer trading platform LiveArt Market launches with $5m of sales already—but how on earth does it work?

Buyers and sellers will never know each others identity when transacting through the online site, but its founders say such privacy encourages trust and transparency

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Controversies

'In solidarity with the Palestinian people', photographers withdraw their works from Prix Pictet show in Israel

Prize-nominated artists Shahidul Alam and Gideon Mendel will not show their works at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv

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'Two cool older boys': Lucian Freud's portrait of David Hockney expected to sell for up to £12m

The work, which took four months to paint in 2002, will be auctioned at Sotheby's this month

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Public art

Vancouver residents launch petition to block Boy Holding a Shark public art ‘monstrosity’

Locals cite concerns about property values, obstructed views of nature and the ethnicity of the artist, but Vancouver Biennial organisers say the work will act as a warning beacon for ocean conservation

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New grant programme to benefit Black designers

The initiative includes three $10,000 awards for emerging designers and one $100,000 grant for a Black-owned design business

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Solange’s Saint Heron dossier project releases interview with Barbara Chase-Riboud

In an excerpt shared with The Art Newspaper, the artist and writer describes how the letters her mother kept made her more ‘visible’ that ever

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Raphaela Platow to take over as director of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky

The experienced curator and leader comes from the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, where she grew attendance by 400%

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Magnificence of mosques and their contents revealed in book created by 'dream team' of Saudi and Egyptian museums

Exploration of the Islamic building through its decorations and objects fills a gap in the field

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Art market

Sotheby's to offer Tim Berners-Lee's original code for world wide web as (you guessed it) an NFT

Berners-Lee says NFTs are the "ideal way to package the origins behind the web"

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'Gormley would have liked it': Man who graffitied sculpture cleared in court of criminal damage

Clasp statue at Newcastle University was defaced in May 2019 and again earlier this year

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Funding

Hackneyed old Hockney: Museums need to be courageous, even in survival mode

This is the moment to ask for fresh ideas and give space to artists more deserving of exposure—so why has the Royal Academy given its main galleries to iPad 'paintings'?

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Stolen art

Interpol launches app to identify stolen art—and it has already been used to discover loot

Spanish police say they used the ID-art programme to successfully spot stolen Roman coins worth €200,000

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Law

Settlement reached over Robert Indiana’s estate—paving way for planned museum in artist's home in Maine

Under the agreement, the Morgan Art Foundation will continue to promote the Pop artist's work in museums and on the market

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Acquisitions

Acquisitions round-up: parts of cut up 16th-century panel reunited after Washington, DC's National Gallery of Art buys missing half

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter international museum collections

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Statues

'Geffrye must fall': Labour MP Diane Abbott leads protests demanding slaver statue be removed from London museum

Former UK shadow home secretary led protests at the Museum of the Home in Hoxton, which reopened to the public at the weekend

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The UK Ministry of Culture is where politicians' careers go to die—but Oliver Dowden has emerged victorious, thanks to the culture wars

The future integrity of the arts sector will depend on whether institutions are able to stand up to the next culture secretary

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Benin Bronzes

Will the Queen return her Benin bronze? How the African treasure was looted not once, but twice

The 17th-century oba head was plucked from the Nigerian National Museum and given to Elizabeth II as a thank-you gift

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Christo

Date confirmed for Christo wrap of Arc de Triomphe in Paris

The artist's posthumous project was delayed due to Covid-19

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Museums & Heritage

Paris's landmark Hôtel de la Marine opens to visitors—and co-working offices—after four years of restoration

The 550-room palace has undergone a €132m makeover by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux

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Museums

Museum curators battle rise in bug numbers during pandemic with new card game

Staff continue fight against vermin with innovative entertainment

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Exhibitions

Gustave Moreau’s 34 surviving Fables watercolours get a very rare outing

The 19th-century French symbolist's works will go on show at Waddesdon Manor before travelling to Paris

Review
Films

The Lost Leonardo—a solid sceptical documentary—follows the saga of the Salvator Mundi

The documentary film about the world’s most scrutinised painting, by the Danish director Andreas Koefoed, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday

News
Smuggling

New York investigators hand over 27 smuggled art objects valued at $3.8m to Cambodia

Charges are pending against two New York-based antiquities dealers linked to the objects

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Prizes

Queen’s birthday honours: sculptor Phyllida Barlow is made a Dame with awards also for gallerist Sadie Coles and artist Veronica Ryan

Other art world figures recognised include Edmund de Waal and Martin Parr

News
Cuba

Ahead of G7, Cuban artist Tania Bruguera addressed the Geneva Summit on Human Rights and Democracy

The activist spoke about her own experiences with state repression and the growing movement for political change in the country

News
Memorials

As 'mountains of corpses' wash up on Tunisian shores, artist Rachid Koraichi builds burial site for migrants

Memorial and graveyard designed by Algerian artist will be used to bury the unidentified bodies of those who have tried and failed to cross the sea

Review
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From John Akomfrah's enthralling three-part film to Peter Hujar's nightlife photographs

News
Public art

Detroit-area municipality removes ‘offensive’ tile accompanying a controversial mural celebrating the police

The tile, whose imagery has been associated with white supremacy, was created in a workshop sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Art

News
Statues

Oxford professors refuse to teach undergraduate students if Cecil Rhodes statue stays in place

Oriel College said it had no plans to “begin the legal process for relocation” of the monument

Blog
Adventures with Van Gogh

A Degas bought by the Van Gogh Museum sparks off an ethical debate: are female nudes OK?

The controversial pastel stars in a show of new acquisitions at the Amsterdam institution

News
Female artists

Sexism by numbers: Guerrilla Girls ask UK public to send in statistics of females nudes vs female artists at local museums

Feminist protest groups' Male Graze project is part of the contemporary art festival Art Night

Analysis
Art market

As the Euros kick off, we ask…what has football got to do with art? Quite a lot, actually

The European Super League, an elite alliance betraying football’s roots, was scuppered by fans. These same power structures exist in the art world – so where’s the resistance?

News
China

Uyghur tribunal reveals horrific abuses inside Xinjiang detention camps

Museums who partner with China need to know about the violence, says panel investigating alleged crimes against humanity

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Italy

Mussolini family feuds over reopened crypt of fascist Italian dictator

The controversial site has become a pilgrimage for far-right supporters

Podcast

Guerrilla Girls: corrupt museum boards, the female nude and NFTs

Plus, Glasgow International festival and Cézanne at MoMA

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Appointments

Museum hiring rebounds? US institutions announce a string of appointments to leadership and curatorial positions

It is still not clear how quickly the lower levels of staff, which were hardest hit by pandemic job losses, will recover

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Museums & Heritage

Robert E. Lee’s former Virginia mansion reopens to the public with an enlightening focus on the enslaved

Arlington House, where wealthy white privilege contrasts with bondage and suffering, has undergone a $12.3m rehabilitation and reinterpretation

Review
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Cézanne's drawings at MoMA to Takashi Murakami curating Outsider art

Blog
Book Club

An expert’s guide to Nam June Paik: five must-read books on the Korean-American artist

All you ever wanted to know about Paik, from a “deep dive” into a single work to the best biography—selected by the curators Rudolf Frieling and Andrea Nitsche-Krupp

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Environment

Sea junk sculptures draw crowds in Canada for World Oceans Day

After popping up in Vancouver, an installation of figures made from trash travels to Toronto and Quebec City

Feature
Book Club

In Pictures | Barkley L. Hendricks unseen photographs gathered in new publication

The US artist’s images are joined by an extract from the book looking at how aspects of his painting and photography overlapped

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Art market

Sotheby's owner Patrick Drahi buys £2.2bn majority stake in BT

The cost-cutting French telecommunications billionaire has formed Altice UK to buy a 12.1% stake in the company

Blog
Book Club

June’s book bag: from Peter Blake’s collages to artists’ solutions to the climate emergency

A roundup of the latest art publications

Blog
Diary

'Mount Recyclemore': ahead of summit, artist builds gigantic electronic waste sculpture of G7 leaders

News
Exhibitions

Harrowing film on Japanese war-time atrocities in China is among shortlisted works on show in UK's biggest art prize

Powerful work by Japanese artist Meiro Koizumi is on show alongside five other artists in Cardiff's Artes Mundi award

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Heritage

Amazon's plans to build massive warehouse near Roman aqueduct in south of France cause concern

Locals say the construction will be a "wart" on the way to Pont du Gard, a Unesco world heritage site, and will harm the surrounding environment

News
Exhibitions

Visitors invited to row a boat through an apocalyptic underground maze in Tomás Saraceno's latest exhibition

Artist's installation in a water-filled, 19th-century reservoir in Copenhagen has been delayed for a year because of Covid

Comment
Art market

Jobs for the boys…why I'm starting to feel old amid the new art world order

The thrusting land of NFTs and tech nomads favours the young—and has yet to shake off the old ties of nepotism

Interview
Exhibitions

Frank Bowling: ‘My art isn’t about politics, it’s about paint’

As several shows of his work open, the artist talks about the distinctive transatlantic influences on his art, the role of politics, and art for art’s sake

Interview
Book Club

Q&A | What artists wear and why it matters

A new book by the fashion critic Charlie Porter explores how what artists choose to wear can tell us about the multiple roles of clothing in society

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Prizes

Shortlist announced for the Sobey Art Award, Canada’s largest art prize

Although nominations were open to artists of all ages for the first time, the finalists are all around the same generation

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Art fairs

Free zine fair brings countercultural publications and composting workshops to New York’s East Village this summer

The fair will include multiple free activities and community garden programs and a wealth of independent local publishers