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Ukrainian art dealer found guilty of stealing £1.3m Paul Signac from French museum

Vadym Huzhva handed a five-year sentence for 2018 theft and for stealing four other paintings in France, including a Renoir

George Nelsonabout 18 hours ago

'A long overdue recognition': Paris's Arab World Institute to turn part of its building into an art museum

The new space, spanning all seven levels of the Institute's Jean Nouvel-designed building, was made possible in part thanks to a major donation of 1,677 works

Vincent Noceabout 13 hours ago

Authorities in New York return 14 looted artefacts valued at $2.5m to Italy, including a black-figure hydria by the renowned Priam Painter

The repatriated artefacts were looted by an international network of “high-profile antiquities traffickers and smugglers, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office

Claire Voonabout 14 hours ago

Derelict ice factory in the desert transformed into UAE's newest contemporary art venue

Opening in time for the Sharjah Biennial, the Kalba Ice Factory building boasts 20,000 sq. m exhibition space

Tom Seymourabout 17 hours ago

The Week in Art

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

What will happen to Ukraine's museum collections after the war?

Plus, Okwui Enwezor’s Sharjah Biennial and Ming Smith at New York's Museum of Modern Art

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speakers Martin Bailey and Nadine Khalil. Produced by David Clack and Aimee Dawsonabout 17 hours ago
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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.

Hidden in a London attic, I discovered a Bible inscribed by Van Gogh

Vincent and his young English friend Harry Gladwell read the book cover-to-cover in their Paris lodgings—possibly praying to avoid the temptations of Montmartre

Martin Baileyabout 22 hours ago

Art market

Surrealist collection with ‘pioneering’ interest in exiled and women artists heads to Christie’s

Paintings by Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington and Dorothea Tanning among the 25 works to be sold in London

Riah Pryorabout 21 hours ago

Frieze Los Angeles bringing a skyscraper, a truck-based gallery and more to Santa Monica Airport

The fair’s special programmes include performances and large-scale installations around its venue, as well as contemporary art interventions at storied West Los Angeles locales

Wallace Ludel1 day ago

'New French restitution laws should benefit the market—and maybe force change in Britain too?'

As the Washington Principles turn 25, the complexities of restitution in a global art world have mushroomed—leaving lessons to be learned for institutions, governments and art market players

Georgina Adam2 days ago

Police investigation prompts French auction house to postpone sale of Chandigarh furniture

Reports of thefts of heritage furniture items from buildings across the Indian city have risen over the past ten years

Riah Pryor2 days ago

Exhibitions

The art of the obit: Adam McEwen on his hypothetical obituaries of living celebrities who are ‘guides to life’

The Art Newspaper’s obituaries editor speaks to the New York artist about how his journalistic training informs his tributes to figures like Greta Thunberg and Dolly Parton

Louis Jebbabout 17 hours ago

Peter Doig: the painter making prints from poems, and swapping the Caribbean for the Courtauld

The Scottish-born artist tells us about his connection to the works of Cézanne, Matisse and Pissarro, and his fruitful collaboration with the Saint Lucian poet Derek Walcott

Louisa Buckabout 21 hours ago

Abstract Expressionism’s forgotten women and their international contemporaries emerge from the shadows

An ambitious exhibition at London’s Whitechapel Gallery will celebrate the female artists from around the world who, against the odds, helped redefine art in the post-war period

‘She started here’: Buffalo, New York, honours Cindy Sherman half a century after hosting her first solo show

The celebrated Pictures Generation photographer, who studied at Buffalo State University, is the subject of a retrospective at the Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Arts

Magnificent masterpieces by Donatello head to London's Victoria and Albert Museum

The first major UK exhibition dedicated to the radical Italian Renaissance master will also include important works from the museum's own collection

Alison Coleabout 22 hours ago

Museums & Heritage

Previously declared at risk, the UK's ‘Stonehenge of the North’ is now open to the public

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak welcomes the project which tells ‘the story of ancient Britain’

Gareth Harrisabout 15 hours ago

Bangalore's new Museum of Art & Photography looks to attract India's digital generation

While the pandemic held up MAP's construction it made 100 exhibits available online—a strategy that will continue beyond its physical opening

Alexandra Bregmanabout 20 hours ago

Indigenous art collective purchases 'urban oasis' in Seattle with plans to build cultural centre

The yəhaw̓ Indigenous Creatives Collective has plans to create a community centre on the verdant site that focuses on artistic, cultural, and environmental initiatives

'Like being on display in a zoo': judges rule in favour of luxury flat owners living next to Tate Modern in battle over privacy

Landmark Supreme Court ruling finds Tate Modern's viewing platform as private nuisance to luxury flat owners it overlooks

Russia-Ukraine war

The latest news on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Special investigation: Serious concerns over fate of Ukraine’s museum works taken by Russians

The Art Newspaper probes the complex issues arising from the removal of the Kherson Museum’s collection, sent to Crimea for “safekeeping”

Unesco adds Ukrainian city of Odesa to World Heritage List of endangered sites

The decision "recognises the outstanding universal value of the site and the duty of all humanity to protect it", the UN cultural organisation states

'Scythian gold is at the heart of Russia’s identity war'

Art historian and curator Konstantin Akinsha asserts that Russian attempts to claim succession from the ancient Scythians date back to the 18th century

A brush with... podcast

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A brush with... Tess Jaray

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Henri Matisse to W.G. Sebald

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Documentary about Nan Goldin and her opioid crisis activism earns Oscar nomination

Lauren Poitras's film, which follows Goldin's campaign against members of the Sackler family, has been nominated in the Best Documentary Feature category

Artist Ai Weiwei reads Dalai Lama's new letter to the world: 'The Art of Hope'

The video and message are part of the digital art platform Circa's new art commissions for public screens and billboards around the world

Can this ‘art world outsider’ draw in an art-curious YouTube crowd?

Hosted by a science writer and actor, the Getty’s "Becoming Artsy" video series ditches the traditional documentary delivery of art history in favour of emotion, drama and fun

Playing with history: how heritage and archaeology are transforming video games

Gaming offers educational and licensing opportunities for historic sites and cultural institutions

Books

The fine art of satire: an indispensable guide to the life and imagination of James Gillray

A monumental biography of the political caricaturist who is one of the greatest draughtsmen in the history of British art

Obituaries

'Godmother of Miami's art scene', Mira Lehr, has died aged 88

Lehr was the co-founder of the Continuum women's art collective and used her art to address the challenges of global warming and rising sea levels

Alfred Leslie, rising star of Abstract Expressionism who embraced figuration, has died, aged 95

After rising to prominence in New York’s AbEx scene of the 1950s, Leslie devoted much of his career to honing a style of monumental figuration that was decades ahead of its time

'A south London version of the fabled homunculus': Norman Rosenthal remembers the multi-talented artist Tom Phillips

In a six-decade career, the British artist also composed and performed music, published books and was an expert on African art

Remembering Vivienne Westwood, godmother of punk and designer to the art tribe, who has died aged 81

The outspoken and original couturier referenced historical costume along with portraiture and campaigned for free access to museums

Green is the New Black

In this monthly column, our correspondent Louisa Buck looks at how the art industry is responding to our climate and ecological crisis

The Year Ahead: 2023

After three years of uncertainty, the outlook for the art world in 2023 seems bright—and The Art Newspaper is excited to bring you this guide to the year ahead, including the best exhibitions, fairs and biennials worldwide.

Book Club

A daring Sargent portrait and the millions that changed everything for Isabella Stewart Gardner

An extract from a biography of the US collector and museum founder looks at how her modest taste was transformed by her inheritance and why her husband was not pleased by a revealing painting

Art books coming soon in 2023: the pick of the crop

The Art Newspaper’s books editor Jacqueline Riding selects spring and summer publications to look out for, from the Surrealism of Leonora Carrington to 100 years of Black figuration

‘I never run out of ideas’: an interview with Yayoi Kusama and highlights from her new catalogue

The artist, who is now in her 90s and voluntarily living in a psychiatric hospital, has a major retrospective under way in Hong Kong

2022: The Year in Review

The Art Newspaper team looks back on the first "post-Covid" year, which was tumultuous in the art world—and beyond

Exhibitions in 2022: the best shows and major trends of the year

Big hitters were the subject of major shows, from Donatello in Florence to Faith Ringgold in New York and Alice Neel in Paris

The art market in 2022: art fair shake ups, single owner auctions and an NFT winter

Despite headline figures of record sales, is the art world's bull market coming to an end?

The Year in Art: We take a look at 2022’s biggest stories—and what they mean

Plus, our writers sit down to discuss their favourite works of the year

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