Gareth Harris

Gareth Harris is the Chief Contributing Editor of The Art Newspaper

Newly attributed Raphael drawing heads to auction at Dorotheum

Rediscovered work is a preparatory study for the Battle of the Milvian Bridge fresco displayed in the Vatican’s papal apartments

Francesco Manacorda appointed director of Castello di Rivoli in Turin

The Italian curator replaces Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, who steps down at the end of this year

Insurance giant Lloyd’s unveils portraits of first Black broker and trans woman manager

The works by artist Franklyn Rodgers will go on view in the historic firm's Old Library

‘Breakthrough’ attribution for Artemisia Gentileschi painting stored at England's Hampton Court

Royal Collection curators checked provenance records and pigments, tracing the work to Queen Henrietta Maria

Oligarch Files investigation reveals $963m art collection of Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova

Mondrian, Magritte and Freud are among the masterpieces acquired by the sanctioned Russian billionaire, according to a report by The Guardian

World's oldest wooden structure discovered in Zambia

A new report reveals that humans were building with wood 476,000 years ago, upending previous beliefs about our ancestors


Unesco reiterates plea for UK government ‘not to proceed’ with Stonehenge redevelopment

The UN cultural body is requesting modifications to the controversial scheme, which will see a dual-carriageway tunnel running close to the ancient heritage site by next year


Nominees announced for annual Freelands Award dedicated to overlooked UK women artists

The top prize of £110,000 will go to an exhibition that will take place in the next three years, with £30,000 awarded directly to the winning artist

New plaques on controversial City of London sculptures highlight links to slavery

Artists, poets and writers will also respond to statues of William Beckford and Sir John Cass following the introduction of the UK's "retain and explain" policy

One year on from Mahsa Amini's death, protest art marks the streets

Public works by four artists go on show in Edinburgh, Paris and Dublin focusing on the "battle for basic human rights"

‘Retain and explain’: still no sign of guidelines on contentious UK heritage

Art world figures, meanwhile, have continued to question the relevance of the approach

Vija Celmins and Olafur Eliasson win £90,000 Praemium Imperiale prizes

The annual award, under the patronage of Japan’s Imperial Family, spans five categories including painting, sculpture and architecture

Constable sketch discovered in a suitcase heads for auction (again)

The drawing, which was first sold by the Yorkshire auction house in 2021, depicts Dover harbour from an East India company ship

Chris Ofili’s mural on Grenfell Tower tragedy unveiled at Tate Britain

The work honours the artist and activist Khadija Saye who died in the fire in 2017


A question of attribution: just how useful can AI tools be?

Connoisseurs and app makers agree on one thing: artificial intelligence-driven apps may supplement but do not replace the human eye and expertise in assessing a picture’s authorship

Photo ban lifted on Picasso’s Guernica after 30 years

New museum director hopes to appeal to younger audiences though selfie sticks are still off limits

Unesco beefs up protection for 20 cultural heritage sites in Ukraine

Damaging any of the sites inscribed in the agency's new list qualifies as a ‘serious violation’ to the 1954 Hague Convention

UK Art Fund announces £1m grant bonanza to boost diversity and inclusion

The funds will benefit organisations including Glasgow Women’s Library and Studio Voltaire

Day-trippers to Venice to be charged €5 admission fee in bid to save lagoon city

Residents, students and visitors in Airbnb properties will be exempt from the scheme, which will be implemented next spring

Hauser & Wirth announces representation of Venice Golden Lion winner Sonia Boyce

The move comes after the UK artist split from Simon Lee Gallery in London

Manchester Museum returns 174 items to Indigenous Australians in major restitution move

Objects handed over as part of the extensive repatriation project include shell dolls, bark baskets and spear throwers

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Coco Fusco on her new monograph, her activism and why she remains sceptical of the art world

The artist also discusses her “meditation on death”, a film shot around and above Hart Island in the US

Thangam Debbonaire appointed UK shadow culture secretary

The Labour MP, who has held the position before, campaigned for the removal of Bristol's Edward Colston statue

V&A Dundee becomes latest museum to drop the Sackler name but retain donations

The Scottish museum confirmed it will not be returning the £500,000 it received before opening in 2018

British Museum thefts: Mark Jones named interim director of the British Museum

The former V&A director was keeper of coins and medal at the embattled London institution

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How almost meeting Alberto Giacometti the week he died inspired a new biography

A 60-year “obsession” began when Michael Peppiatt set out for Paris with a letter of introduction from Francis Bacon