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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

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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

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Art market

Mark Bradford to launch Hauser & Wirth’s Hong Kong gallery

The Los Angeles artist is creating a new series of large-scale paintings for the show

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Exhibitions

Sean Scully brings sculptures and paintings to Mexico City's Barrágan landmark

Irish artist will show works in the horse stalls at Cuadra San Cristóbal

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Artists

Banksy and Danny Boyle create Alternativity in Bethlehem, despite never meeting

Street artist and film director staged performance that was filmed for BBC Two documentary which will air this weekend

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Carsten Höller

Carsten Höller to build slide for Bonn Bundeskunsthalle

Installation will form part of an exhibition on playgrounds

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Research

Salvador Dalí foundation completes digital catalogue raisonné after 17 years of research

Online inventory of more than 1,000 paintings will help scholars and the art market

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Tate Britain

Anthea Hamilton becomes first black woman to be awarded Tate Britain commission

The London-born artist follows Cerith Wyn Evans and Pablo Bronstein taking up the Duveen Galleries commission

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Exhibitions

Hirshhorn to show Lozano-Hemmer’s ‘Pulse’ works

Show will include several of artist's immersive works that use biometric technology

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Swizz Beatz’s commission-free fair returns to Miami

The event is an entry point for new buyers and emerging artists

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Mary J. Blige and more Miami gossip

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Huge Frank Stella show highlights artist’s sense of ‘free play’

Studio materials and working archive are the focus of a 300-piece exhibition at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Dara Friedman: From the stage to the screen

The film-maker discusses her US-German heritage and how dance influences her work

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Shortlist announced for BMW Art Journey prize

Winner is to be announced early next year

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

As waters rise, artists answer a call to action

Florida is on the frontline of global warming—a crisis that demands creative thinking

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Artists get down to work at the fair

Stands are transformed into studios as live works lay bare artists’ practice

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Pulse victims remembered at Pulse fair

Phoenix Lindsey-Hall's disco ball installation pays tribute and references queer club culture

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Artists

Zardulu the Mythmaker reads the tarot for Miami fair-goers: day 3

Today’s horoscope is for critics

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Mika Rottenberg: Capitalism as you’ve never seen it before

The artist’s work offers a surreal view of hidden labour involved in the production of goods

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Send in the clowns: Ugo Rondinone at the Bass

New galleries open with first solo US museum show by the Swiss installation artist

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Allora & Calzadilla rebuild in Puerto Rico

Artist duo's new piece at ICA Miami responds to US policies towards the island

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Zardulu the Mythmaker reads the tarot for Miami's fair-goers

Today's horoscope is for artists

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Prizes

Lubaina Himid wins 2017 Turner Prize for 'uncompromising' approach to race relations

At 63, she is the oldest artist to receive the Tate's prestigious £25,000 award

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Design Miami award goes to artist-backed school in Africa

Art classes will be key to the school in Zambia, supported by Rashid Johnson and New York-based charitable foundation

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

The Puerto Rican artists Allora & Calzadilla reflect on Hurricane Maria and its aftermath

Landscapes of shock, circuits of solidarity

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Artists

Cai Guo-Qiang’s pyrotechnic mushroom cloud successfully erupts over Chicago

Multi-coloured explosive commission marks the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear reaction

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Artists

Cai Guo-Qiang’s mushroom cloud to rise over Chicago this weekend

The multi-coloured pyrotechnic piece marks the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear reaction

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The Buck stopped here

Tate’s Art Now supporters circle launched with venom and elixir

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Artists

Photographer and activist Zanele Muholi wins France’s top cultural award

South African LGBT champion receives Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

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Artists

The grave of Schiele’s muse, Wally Neuzil, found in Croatia

The site is to be restored as a monument to the artist’s young model, whose portrait has been called the Mona Lisa of Austria

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In the frame

Lock up your pets: Russian artist uses roadkill as raw material for his work

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Research

Egon Schiele catalogue raisonné to go digital with updates on newly discovered works and provenance

The online platform will have an emphasis on connoisseurship says the catalogue’s author and art dealer Jane Kallir

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Podcast

Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode two: How Saudi artists are driving political change

As Abu Dhabi Art fair opens, we speak to the Saudi artists Manal Al Dowayan and Ahmed Mater. Plus: Iraq's Dia Azzawi on creating the Arab world's Guernica

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Street art

New Banksy work in Bethlehem says ‘sorry’ for UK’s Balfour Declaration

Work was revealed by actor dressed as Queen Elizabeth II, marking 100th anniversary of contentious declaration

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In the frame

Barbara Kruger reigns supreme in New York

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Photography

Dawoud Bey embraces the darkness in new Underground Railroad Project

The Chicago-based photographer, and MacArthur genius award winner, has given The Art Newspaper an exclusive glimpse at the series

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Public art

‘The newly empty plinths are all potential Fourth Plinths’

The artist Hew Locke says a creative response to memorials dedicated to slave owners and empire builders can reveal hidden histories

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Artists

Lorenzo Quinn to follow in Christo’s footsteps by creating work for Lake Iseo

Italian artist known for submerging a giant pair of hands in Venice’s Grand Canal plans to install the steel sculpture next year

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Artists

Gerhard Richter makes Germany’s rich list with estimated fortune of €700m

Anselm Kiefer and Neo Rauch also figure among 1,001 richest people

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In the frame

Pussy Riot takes Trump Tower

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Public art

Anri Sala’s installation considers dark side of the Age of Enlightenment

Public work in Sydney connects Mozart masterpiece with arrival of British First Fleet

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Performance art

Barbara Kruger to stage first live performance for New York’s Performa festival

The work Untitled (The Drop) will take place on three consecutive Thursdays in November

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Censorship

Brazilian arts group calls out censorship by 'arrogant fundamentalists' in open letter

More than 1,000 artists, curators and professionals have signed the protest document published by the pro-democracy collective Pela Democracia

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Artists

Forget the issue of an artist’s Native American bloodlines

It’s time to stop letting the controversy over Jimmie Durham’s ancestry overshadow his art

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Conservation

Never can say goodbye: how Degas struggled with the art of letting go

New research by the National Gallery of Art looks into the complex question of what constituted a finished work in the eyes of the artist

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Artists

Ai Weiwei calls out Trump’s divisiveness and ‘super rich people’ at Cooper Union talk

The artist discussed the impetus behind his New York City-wide public art project Good Fences Makes Good Neighbors

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Prizes

Three artists awarded $625,000 MacArthur “genius” grants

Dawoud Bey, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, and Trevor Paglan recognised for “extraordinary originality”

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Funding

New York Foundation for the Arts expands its mentoring programme for immigrant artists

With a grant from the Ford Foundation, the ten-year-old initiative will now help artists in Detroit, Newark, Oakland and San Antonio

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Frieze 2017

Katharina Grosse: What would our mothers say?

The German painter celebrates the work of other female artists in her first London institutional show

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Podcast

Podcast episode four: Frieze special with Peter Blake

As the art world descends on London, we take the pulse of the city's art scene with an art market specialist, a collector and two artists, Peter Blake and Ed Fornieles

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Public art

Whitney makes the case for David Hammons’s ‘ghost monument’ on the Hudson River

The museum presented its proposal for the public work at a community board meeting Wednesday night—and early reactions were positive

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Frieze 2017

Artists step up to the plate in statues debate

Colonial monuments and the US flag are subverted at Frieze London

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Frieze 2017

Let's talk about sex at Frieze

A special section at the fair looks at the “radical feminists” who were once ostracised by their peers

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Frieze 2017

Kiluanji Kia Henda: The right way to fill a city’s plinths

The Frieze Artist Award winner brings an Angolan take on the public sculpture debate

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Frieze 2017

Superflex swings into political action

The Danish collective’s new commission extends beyond the cavernous space of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

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Frieze 2017

Gilbert & George to open London foundation in 2019

Former East End brewery will display duo’s “difficult” works

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Frieze 2017

Vinyl Factory’s first site-specific commission comes to the Strand

Ryoji Ikeda's work is going on show at Store Studios

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Frieze 2017

Richard Long glories in mud in Lisson show

Artist made 60m-long mural at Store Studios in "a couple of hours"

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Frieze 2017

Abraaj Group Art Prize celebrates tenth edition

2018 award goes to Lawrence Abu Hamden

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Artists

Judd down home on the ranch

Artist’s foundation hopes to create print museum in Marfa

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Artists

Zardulu, the mythmaker on Denny and the bat

We asked the performance artist to look at a viral video and tell us what message could be gleaned from it

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The Rachel Report

Nitsch plays the other kind of organ

The 79-year-old Viennese Actionist Hermann Nitsch is legendary for his decades-long exploration of religious rituals and violence

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In the frame

Pope.L gets back to basics

The Chicago-based artist is selling bottles of water for a good cause

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Museums

Käthe Kollwitz’s museum in Berlin goes in search of new home

Artist’s art to be ousted by stories of exile

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Artists

Rashaad Newsome leads the parade at Detroit light art festival

And the artist gives a hint of his upcoming performance at the Park Avenue Armory

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Disasters & destruction

Mexican artists pitch in to aid earthquake victims

The well known Oaxacan artist Francisco Toledo, is working with others to collect food and supplies and open community kitchens

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Artists

Judith Baca’s Great Wall of Los Angeles to get even greater

The artist plans to expand her immigrant-rich visual history of California, starting with protest imagery from the 1960s

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Performance art

New York’s Performa festival announces new commissions by Barbara Kruger

The artist will also design marketing materials for the biennial of performance art

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Public art

Artist brings 50 US flags from 50 states to New York

For his travelling project, Mel Ziegler exchanged old flags—from private homeowners, a National Guard office and even a casino—for new ones

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Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin says Brexit ‘makes no sense culturally’ as her first show opens in Brussels

The British artist is showing new work at Xavier Hufkens gallery after a year’s sabbatical

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Artists

Demilitarised zone is made flesh by Turner winner

Douglas Gordon’s film, part of UK-South Korea cultural collaboration, shows refugee being tattooed

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Artists

Mexican-born artist to build wall in New York park

Passersby will be invited to dismantle Bosco Sodi’s political installation brick by brick

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Conservation

Artists lead preservation efforts at California arts centre

Latest commission at the Headlands Center for the Arts continues long tradition of rehabilitation projects at the former military complex

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Conservation

Late artist Sidney Nolan’s undisturbed UK studio opens to the public

Australian-born painter's workspace temporarily opens this summer for his centenary

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Is Dalí the daddy?

Artist’s body to be exhumed after Spanish woman claims he was her biological father

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Obituaries

In pictures: the 'remarkable, powerful' works of Khadija Saye who died in Grenfell Tower blaze

Photographer’s works praised at this year's Venice Biennale and a print is due to be displayed at Tate Britain as a tribute