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Ai Weiwei remembers the Sichuan earthquake, ten years on

On the anniversary, the artist reflects on the disaster and China's response

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The Buck stopped here

Football fans and Pride paraders mingle with art crowds for South London's Art Night

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Heritage

Bauhaus in Belsize Park: Gropius, Breuer and Moholy-Nagy honoured in London

Blue plaque installed on Grade-I-listed Isokon Building honours the Modernist artists and architects

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Economics

Grants aim to find solutions to Bay Area artists’ housing crisis

Among the projects to receive $25,000 from the California College of Arts is an affordable live/work space for emerging artists and designers in Stockton

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Education

$1m award-winning teacher brings high-profile artists and cultural figures into deprived London schools

Andria Zafirakou’s Artists in Residence campaign launches as creative arts are squeezed in UK classrooms

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Art market

Have gallery representation and exclusivity had their day?

Increasing numbers of young artists are choosing to go it alone

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Art market

How did Adrian Ghenie conquer the art market?

The Romanian painter’s prices have increased 160-fold over the past decade. But who, or what, is behind this steep rise?

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Artists

Street art community pays tribute to three graffiti artists killed by a train in London

The young men, believed to be in their teens and early 20s, have been identified by artists as Kbag, Lover and Trip

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Art Basel 2018

Rapper pays $18.5m for work at auction but the artist gets nothing—is the system in need of reform?

Anny Shaw asks if auction houses and dealers should pay their dues to the artists from whom they profit

Performance art

Down under: Australian artist Mike Parr buries himself under a road for 72 hours

Veteran performer's tribute to victims of totalitarian violence is part of Dark Mofo festival in Hobart

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Art Basel 2018

Chinese collector scoops up McArthur Binion painting at Unlimited

Nine other works by the US artist sold on Lehmann Maupin’s stand at Art Basel

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Germany

Gerhard Richter creates Foucault pendulum for Münster church

Artist's donated installation pays tribute to "a small victory for science"

Interview
Art Basel 2018

Sam Gilliam: a life beyond the frame

With a show of his unstretched canvases at the Kunstmuseum Basel, the lyrical abstractionist is enjoying a late resurgence in popularity

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Art Basel 2018

Are art awards really worth winning?

Winning a prize can give an artist international exposure, but the question of who really benefits—critically and commercially—is an increasingly vexed one

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Art Basel 2018

Match of the day: football vs art

The two may seem unlikely bedfellows, but plenty of artists are football fans—and they are making their allegiances known during this summer’s World Cup

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Art Basel 2018

Artists as cryptofinanciers: welcome to the blockchain

Curious new relationships between art and capital are being enabled by cryptofinance, which places “monetary value” at the heart of the creative process

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Art Basel 2018

Artist paints Dana Schutz's child in response to controversial Emmett Till work

The Somali-Australian artist Hamishi Farah is showing the work in Basel at the Liste fair

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North Korea

Former propaganda artists for North Korea denounce Trump-Kim meeting

Meeting will "brainwash many people" artist says

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Art Basel 2018

Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun teams up with Ikea

Project aims to produce affordable, off-grid tools

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Art Basel 2018

Three cheers for Zeng Fanzhi

Hauser & Wirth will host concurrent exhibitions of the Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi this autumn in Zurich, London and Hong Kong

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Museums

The problem with artist-driven museum boards

Brian Allen explains how artists can hurt rather than help museums like MoCA Los Angeles

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Art market

New York gallerist Tanya Bonakdar to open first space in Los Angeles

The dealer says her artists encouraged the expansion

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Obituaries

Remembering Irving Sandler

The art critic, historian and Artists Space co-founder earned the moniker "The Sweeper Up After Artists"

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In the frame

Jeff Koons on transcendence

The artist reflected on his early career and artistic success in David Rockefeller lecture

Artists

Livestream: Antony Gormley, Norman Rosenthal and Louisa Buck talk about the genius of Joseph Beuys

The panel discussion at London's Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac coincides with exhibition of the German artist's early work

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Art market

A Saatchi for the next generation? Damien Hirst commissions 21 works by emerging artists for new show

Artist mentored Boo Saville, Helen Beard and Sadie Laska, allowing them to create their largest pieces to date in his studios for Newport Street Gallery show

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Obituaries

Malcolm Morley, the first artist to win the Turner Prize, has died aged 86

The US-based photorealist trailblazer turned to Expressionism, experiencing a career renaissance in later years

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Public art

Massive Kickstarter campaign launched for 'largest-ever public art project in US' with billboards across all 50 states

Non-partisan platform For Freedoms has signed up over 200 institutions for the initiative, which aims to make art part of the public discourse

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Research

New hope for lost Frida Kahlo painting

Expert says new evidence could reveal location of Mexican artist’s biggest work, which “disappeared into thin air”

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Contemporary art

Richard Prince denounces exhibition of early Joke paintings at Skarstedt gallery. Or does he?

US artist says he has “nothing to do with the show”, the first to focus on this body of work in the UK

Artists

'A deeper source of truth than appearances': Antony Gormley on Joseph Beuys

Talk at London's Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac coincides with exhibition of the German artist's early work

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Contemporary art

Controversial plans to install Jeff Koons's tulips sculpture in front of Palais de Tokyo in Paris abandoned

The work will be located elsewhere in Paris, French culture minister says

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Science and Art

Artists deliver climate-change message that time is running out

They are increasingly sounding the alarm on global warming, through new works and collaborations with scientists

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Architect Francis Kéré to construct a meditative pavilion for Tippet Rise Art Center

The commission will fund the construction of a secondary school in the artist’s native Burkina Faso

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Politics

Turkish artist Zehra Dogan continues to paint on scrap paper from prison

She was sentenced to jail for "spreading terrorist propaganda" after posting a painting depicting a Kurdish town draped in Turkish flags

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Contemporary art

Gerhard Richter donates 18 works to provide permanent accommodation for the homeless

Sale aims to raise €1m to help buy 100 dwellings

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Obituaries

LOVE artist Robert Indiana has died, aged 89

The artist’s death came the day after a lawsuit was filed over his legacy

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Art market

Jan Fabre explores Belgian identity—and rails against far-right nationalists—at new Galerie Templon show

New space for the Paris dealer consolidates gallery’s position as primary market power in France

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In the frame

A portrait of the artist as a mother

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Artists

Susan Meiselas: “I am directed by where I want to go, where I want to stay, where I want to go back to”

The Magnum photographer and subject of a travelling retrospective talks about her work, from documenting conflict zones to portraits of Carnival strippers

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Law

Fight over Frida Kahlo trademark takes a new turn as corporation countersues her family

The legal tussle escalated recently with a controversial Barbie doll modelled on the Mexican artist and feminist icon’s image

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Obituaries

Danish artist Per Kirkeby has died, aged 79

The painter was well known for his opaque, semi-abstract canvases inspired by natural history

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Frieze New York

Artoon by Pablo Helguera, Frieze New York 2018, Issue 2

"In order to bring diversity to our all-white male artist stable, we decided to bring in a few other, slightly more affordable, white male artists."

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Frieze New York

Frieze Spotlight: step back into the 1960s

Five works by unsung 20th-century artists

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Frieze New York

The public joins the protest in Frieze’s Live programme

Activist work reflects what artists are making, says curator of new initiative

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Frieze New York

Angel Otero shares his top picks from Frieze New York

The Brooklyn-based artist has an upcoming show at the Wexner Center for the Arts

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Artists

Modernist artist Paul Feiler’s legacy reassessed in new shows and publications

The German-born artist was a key member of the St Ives artistic community—but why does his work matter?

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Frieze New York

Frieze New York Artoon

"It's a participatory conceptual piece consisting in you giving us lots of money for a commissioned art work and agree not to sue me or the artist should we decide not to deliver it."

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Frieze New York

Artists Olafur Eliasson and Susan Philipsz to star in Art21's new season

Episodes of the TV programme will centre on three artistic hubs: Berlin, San Francisco and Johannesburg

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Frieze New York

Meet the dumpster-diving artist who turns your garbage into art

Scotland's Kevin Harman is showing his latest sculpture at Frieze New York

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Commercial galleries

New territory for Glenn Ligon with first solo show in Italy

US artist tries new techniques and tackles immigration in Naples exhibition

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Frieze New York

Frieze Artist Award winner Kapwani Kiwanga takes on colonialism

Imposing open-air work made of African farming fabric opens at New York fair this week

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Art market

Object lessons: a psychedelic cabinet from Gaetano Pesce and more

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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In the frame

John Mellencamp brings rock’n’roll (and his paintings) to Chelsea

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Video, film & new media

TED-style art history platform aims to promote arts education online

Heni Talks features videos from artists including Damien Hirst and Jeremy Deller

Artists

Michelangelo: The Art Newspaper's editor talks about a British treasure

HENI Talks: Alison Cole examines the Taddei Tondo—the only marble sculpture by the Italian master in the UK

Artists

Damien Hirst visits Peter Blake in his studio

Heni Talks: Model elephants, collage, and an argument with Joseph Beuys… Two giants of the art world meet

Artists

What do Queen Elizabeth I and Surrealist Frida Kahlo have in common?

Heni Talks: Through portraits, Penny Huntsman finds parallels between the lives of these two great women

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Exhibitions

From royal blue to Yves Klein blue: Blenheim Palace to host show of Modern master

Body paintings and sponge sculptures in artist’s signature ultramarine blue will fill rooms of stately home this summer

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Commissions

Emerging Arab artists to get international shows through new commissioning initiative

Six partner institutions including the Hammer Museum are behind collaborative art production model

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Commissions

Lift off: UK artist buries planes at three sites as part of growing global network

Roger Hiorns has placed decommissioned aircraft underground in the UK, Czech Republic and Holland—Nigeria could be next

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Commissions

New Armory installation invites you to just let go and dance

Artist Nick Cave will transform Park Avenue venue into a carnivalesque dance hall this summer

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Leaders

What we can learn from Saudi art

Suddenly, a lot of money is flowing through the kingdom for the promotion of contemporary art and culture

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Rashid Johnson starts filming Native Son in Chicago

The US artist finds contemporary resonance in the 1940s novel

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Artists

Pallant House Gallery to host UK's first outsider art conference

May event organised by the charity Outside In and European Outsider Art Association aims to give voice to artists on margins of society

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Art market

Christian Jankowski fills Berlin auction house with 'fakes'

German artist questions authorship and market value in show of paintings by Chinese copyists based on famous works by Caravaggio, Hockney and others

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Art Dubai

Saudi artists head to Silicon Valley to work with tech giants Apple, Google and Facebook

UK charity Crossway Foundation is partnering with the Saudi-based Misk Art Institute for the project

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Art Dubai 2018

Artist eL Seed makes his mark on Dubai

A 30m stainless steel calligraphic work will be revealed in front of Dubai Opera

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Artists

Marina Abramovic turns Seven Deaths project into an opera to debut in Munich in 2020

Artist will direct the production, which was originally conceived as a cinematic tribute to her lifelong hero Maria Callas

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Politics

Polish art world calls on national museum to stage 'major international show' against fascism

An open letter to Krakow institution asks for exhibition to counter rise of the right in Poland

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The Buck stopped here

Valeria Napoleone spreads the love in support of Alexandra Bircken and London art space Studio Voltaire

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Openings

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art to open in London in September

Mika Rottenberg solo show and Chicago Imagist exhibition in the pipeline

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Artists

Scad honours Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

Works by the husband-and-wife artists and ten other solo exhibitions are on show as part of deFINE Art at the school’s Savannah museum

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Architecture

Ellsworth Kelly’s final work—and only building—opens in Texas

Artist donated his design for Austin to the Blanton Museum in 2015, the year he died

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Art market

Middle Eastern artists are charging a lot of money to certify—or condemn—their works

But when does protecting a creative legacy go too far?

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Damien Hirst

First glimpse of Damien Hirst's new series of 'Bonnard-inspired' paintings

Pointillist works are due to go on show at Gagosian gallery in Los Angeles next month

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In the frame

Imagine that: Yoko is not the only arty Ono

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The Buck stopped here

Cornelia Parker: from Westminster Hall to Cambridge’s Kettle's Yard

Podcast

Podcast episode 18: What's the future for ivory antiques?

We explore what new ivory regulations will mean for the art world and meet the 2017 Election Artist Cornelia Parker

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Artists

Winter Olympics pavilion painted in Vantablack, the blackest colour in existence

Anish Kapoor was controversially granted exclusive rights to one version of the super-black material

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Art market

Artists would do well to invest in their own work, study says

New research suggests that artists may be better off retaining equity in their own work than investing in the stock market

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Economics

Are there any artists left in San Francisco?

City survey investigates the effect of tech boom rent rises on the arts sector

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Artists

Artists back Nan Goldin’s call to hold Sackler family to account over US opioid crisis

'Maybe the Sacklers don’t care, but we should give them the chance to discuss solutions, and if they rebuff, then f*** them'—Jeremy Deller

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In the frame

Tattoo art celebrates Black history

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Artists

Stuart Semple launches campaign to eradicate ‘hostile design’ around the world

British artist was motivated after local council installed metal bars on benches to prevent homeless people from sleeping on them

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Sexual harassment

National Gallery of Art postpones Chuck Close and Thomas Roma shows following sexual misconduct allegations

But the exhibitions are not cancelled, the museum says

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Building projects

Brutalist housing estate in Sheffield to host £21m art hub

Park Hill Art Space will include artists' studios and a research institute

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Exhibitions

Christo’s floating sculpture for London lake gets go ahead

Large-scale installation in Hyde Park is part of artist's Serpentine Gallery show

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Contemporary art

Después de Fidel: dissident art in Cuba flourishes after Castro’s death

Artist-run spaces and an unofficial biennial resist government pressure

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Artists

Oscar nomination for street photographer JR and film-maker Agnès Varda

Movie follows JR's travels through France, as he photographs everyday people and pastes their giant portraits onto buildings

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Obituaries

US painter of cosmologies Jack Whitten dies age 78

Major survey of his sculptures opens at the Baltimore Museum of Art in April before travelling to the Metropolitan Museum

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Artists

Douglas Coupland says Virtual Reality could replace ‘overrated’ books in post-millennial age

Generation X author and artist was among 100 cultural leaders to convene at the Verbier Art Summit on digital art

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Art market

Julia-Peyton Jones gives Sturtevant her first posthumous show in London

Ropac gallery exhibition to include artist’s famous reconstructions of Andy Warhol’s Flowers

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Protest

Online petition demands Sacklers and Purdue Pharma pay for rehab centres and Narcan dispensers

The activist group founded by the artist Nan Goldin, who revealed her struggles with opioid addiction, says it intends to pressure museums to refuse the philanthropic family’s money

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Politics

Trump: the first year

How have artists responded to the US president’s first 12 months in office?

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Middle East

Artists sign letter in support of Lorde's decision to cancel gig in Israel

Shepard Fairey, Peter Kennard and Emily Young among those who back singer after she was branded an anti-semitic bigot in a full-page advert in the Washington Post

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Politics

‘Putin is forever’—artists respond to the Russian president’s decision to seek a fourth term

The range of reactions reflects the ideological splits in country's arts and culture sector

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Art market

Beyond Leonardo: the artists who led the auctions in 2017

We survey the top five results in key markets, from Old Masters to Post-war and contemporary