David D'Arcy

Multiple William Kentridges dramatise the philosophy of art-making in new television series

Three parts of the nine-part work premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this month

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Remembering Claes Oldenburg: reluctant Pop Art pioneer and maker of outsize sculptures

The artist denied that his huge sculptures of everyday objects were Pop Art, insisting he was not trying to make a comment consumerism or capitalism with them

Photographyinterview

Life inside Nazi death camps, as captured in prisoners’ clandestine photographs

Christophe Cognet on his new documentary, From Where They Stood, which focuses on extermination camp prisoners’ photographic acts of resistance

Skulls and sequins: book celebrates the art of the Haitian streets 

Recently published catalogue of a touring show from 2018 shows the work of artists who draw inspiration from the urban landscape of the Caribbean nation

Booksreview

Non-conformers? Encyclopaedic guidebook attempts to redefine Outsider art

Lisa Slominski's book expands the canon of "self-taught" and "folk" artists to include Hilma af Klint and the Mexican Muralists

Glass art about animals in the Chornobyl exclusion zone takes on new edge

Sibylle Peretti’s glass sculptures, on view in New York and Washington, focus on the wildlife around the Ukrainian nuclear plant that has been taken over by the Russian military

Film review

At Sundance, new films tackle painful legacies through archaeology, urban design and more

Also featured is a visually stunning documentary about bird rescuers in Delhi and a cinematic essay about the sexual power dynamics of cinema

Mondrian at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is Nazi loot, heirs allege

In 1937 the work, which had belonged to art historian Sophie Küppers, was seized by Nazi authorities and eventually sold to New York collector A. E. Gallatin

Haitian artists show in Miami but worry about home

As order collapses, the country's residents lack food, water and power—but cultural life survives amid the chaos

The top four art documentaries at DOC NYC

The documentary festival includes films about Jesse Krimes, Eadweard Muybridge and the fraught power dynamics of making money from art

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JR takes on borders and prisons in new film

The French artist’s special gift is to make subversive images seem not just unthreatening, but irresistible

Booksreview

New Man Ray book brings artist's long-hidden Jewish heritage out of the shadows

A study of Man Ray, best known for his photography but also a self-professed painter, explores his barely acknowledged Jewishness and his relationship with Marcel Duchamp

Film review

Disasters sweep across the screen in Nature by Artavazd Peleshian

The first new film in 30 years by the veteran Armenian director, commissioned by the Fondation Cartier, had its premiere at the NY Film Festival this week

Two veteran lawyers from New York's Herrick Feinstein create new firm, Kaye Spiegler—and save on moving fees

The boutique firm will continue to work from the same offices, but wants to take on riskier contingency cases

Through animation and home videos, three films in Toronto try to retrieve a lost Jewish past

The features Charlotte, Where Is Anne Frank, and Three Minutes – A Lengthening give an afterlife to some of the victims of the Holocaust

Hello Kitty, meet Louis Wain: a new film portrays the eccentric life of a cat painter

Benedict Cumberbatch portrays the ill-fated Victorian illustrator who can be thanked—or blamed—for the rise of the feline in popular culture

'A thunderstorm of ash and cloud': Artists remember 11 September

On the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, artists reflect on how the event has impacted their work

Chuck Close, artist of monumental pictures and a monumental fall, dies at 81

The debate over the artist's place in post-1970 history, quiet since allegations against him were made in 2017, is sure to gather steam

Institutionalising 9/11: The Outsider documents Ground Zero museum’s contentious formation in Facebook premiere

Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the attacks, a new film follows the challenges behind the making of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York

Now 62, but still wielding spray paint, Kenny Scharf is filmed by his daughter

The family portrait documentary follows the highs and lows of the street artist’s life and career

Filmsreview

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

Lawnews

French heir renounces title to Nazi-looted Pissarro painting found in Oklahoma

The Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep will return this summer to the University of Oklahoma, which will seek a French partner for future exchanges

Trevor Paglen warns about the dangers of Artificial Intelligence in new documentary Unseen Skies

“Ways of seeing are never neutral, images have always required a human to interpret them,” the artist says

Revisiting the Gardner heist: no paintings, no arrests, but mobsters galore in new Netflix series

While the four-part documentary retreads well-worn ground, it reminds viewers why the unsolved crime remains so intriguing

Whimsy and memory on cardboard: Bill Traylor documentary assembles the fragments of an extraordinary life

A new film explores the work of the artist born into slavery who gained recognition in his eighties

After major Klimt restitution by France, another work still vexes Vienna

Apple Tree II, once confused for Roses Under the Trees, was returned to the wrong family 20 years ago, leaving the heirs of its original owner facing huge obstacles to get it back

Photographs taken by Nazi camp prisoners remind us of the horrors of the Holocaust in new documentary at Berlin Film Festival

The virtual programme also included features on Tsarist Russian fashion and robot love in the Pergamon Museum

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Remembering Richard Feigen, the high-profile dealer with an outsider's straight-talking outlook on the art industry

New York gallerist railed against auction houses, the inflation of prices and reputations, the industrial expansion of the art market, while still doing great business

Family members fall out over Rembrandt stored in a New Jersey basement

An heir of an early owner claims that family members conspired to have it sold without his knowledge