Charmaine Picard


‘Public art is propaganda, frankly’: Hank Willis Thomas discusses gun violence and the urgent need for alternative memorials

A host of the artist’s exhibitions and public projects open in various locations across the US open this year

‘Illegal’ immigrant artists take their protest fashions to the streets

New York's White Box gallery is organising a runway performance to highlight the precarious conditions of undocumented migrants

Push for US national Latino museum gathers pace against the clock

Third legislative attempt could pave the way for new Smithsonian institution, but new administration adds extra challenge

The future has yet to arrive for online art fairs

VIP Art Fair expands its business model and improves technology, but big-name dealers are unconvinced

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Fifth edition of the Pinta Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art Show in New York proves a success

Several leading US museums took the opportunity to add to their collections of Latin American art

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Fair report: Local galleries fare well at Zona Maco, Mexico City

International collectors and curators were out in force for the eighth edition of the Latin American art fair

“It’s a complex conversation and there’s no closure”: Interview with Mark Bradford

The artist on class and identity in South Central LA, working with children and making art in post-Katrina New Orleans

Interview with Mark Bradford: “It’s a complex conversation and there’s no closure”

The artist on class and identity in South Central LA, working with children and making art in post-Katrina New Orleans

Interview with John Baldessari ahead of his upcoming Tate retrospective: “Nobody does anything new”

Baldessari talked to us about his latest work, his early days as a teacher and the infamous incident when he cremated 13 years’ work—and then made cookies out of the ashes

Hauser & Wirth to open in New York

Gallery hopes to buck the downturn with transatlantic expansion


Havana Biennial opens as relations with US thaw

Local artists show alongside established international names, as collectors and exhibitors circumvent trade restrictions


Interview with Jeremy Deller on tackling the troubled legacy of Iraq War

Turner prize-winner to take the controversial show on a three-week tour of the US in late March

Artist Interview: Marilyn Manson and his dark Miami debut

The gothic rock star reveals the inspirations and compulsions behind his new work on show in the Design District

Meet the collector opening a James Turrell museum in the Andes

Meet the collector opening a James Turrell museum in the Andes

Artist Interview: David Lynch’s diamond dome

The cult film-maker shows off his skills as an artist with a new, atmospheric work in Miami in the Cartier pavilion

Interview with Anish Kapoor: “I haven’t done much at all”

Despite having tackled some of the most ambitious commissions in contemporary art, such as Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, the Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor says “the problems in the end are always in the studio”

German gallery tries to block sale of works by Joseph Beuys

Director says moving the pieces, installed by the artist, would be a “catastrophe”

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Martin Lawrence Galleries files suit to claim stolen Warhol

Jason Beltrez claims it was a flea market find while Christie's is stuck in the middle

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Insurance for war loot claims on the rise

Increasing numbers of private collectors, dealers, museums, and banks have been buying policies to protect their assets

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Found: paintings from the collection of Brazilian money launderer

A Léger and a Basquiat belonging to Edemar Cid Ferreira have been identified

Dutch museums face largest ever restitution claim

Heirs of dealer Nathan Katz says 225 paintings were sold under duress


Collectors have turned a limestone cave in a Napa Valley hillyard into a unique private gallery space

The first curated cave installation is comprised of 19 works including pieces by Christopher Wool

Metropolitan re-opens Wrightsman Galleries for French Decorative Arts

Also now open is its Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

Broad Foundation acquires one of the largest groups of work by Beuys in the world

Some will go on show in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art expansion next year


MoMA acquires Luc Tuymans paintings

The works focus on American conservatism under the Bush administration

Rothko exhibition for China and South Korea

The travelling exhibition will be the first major show on the artist in either country


MoMA reveals restock of its contemporary galleries in yearly rehang

Around 50 new works are on view, including 16 examples never before seen at the museum

While Tehran and the West clash over Iran's nuclear programme, their museums keep communication diplomatic

The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago's decision to restitute a set of 300 ancient clays tablets to Iran is proof of strengthening ties

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News from the US: Museum acquisitions and sales, refurbishment highs and lows, and fabulous manuscript donations

Nine Modern paintings from the MoMA collection go on sale at Christie’s this month - is it to fund the purchase of the Hirsts at Tate?

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The US finally unveils its Second World War memorial

It has taken almost 60 years to commemorate the 400,000 American soldiers who died in the conflict