Gareth Harris

Gareth Harris is the Chief Contributing Editor of The Art Newspaper

Julie Mehretu’s BMW Art Car revealed at Centre Pompidou

The design is inspired by a painting currently on view in the artist’s exhibition in Venice

Blavatnik up, no change for Zabludowicz: Sunday Times Rich List reveals art world fortunes

This year's list records a historic low for the number of British billionaires

Australia's richest woman Gina Rinehart at centre of portrait controversy

Mining magnate asked National Gallery of Australia to remove depiction by Aboriginal artist Vincent Namatjira

Mystery of Mona Lisa’s background may have been solved

A geologist claims to have identified the landscape in Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous work as being that of a particular city in northern Italy, but some experts disagree

Vatican Museums staff bring legal action over ‘unfair and poor’ working conditions

Nearly 50 workers have signed a petition raising doubts over safety in what is the first ever class action against the Vatican

Palais de Tokyo patron row intensifies after French art world figures sign letter of support

Sandra Hegedüs, who withdrew funding for the Paris centre, responded to the letter, signed by Chris Dercon among others, in Instagram posts

Tate chair reveals story behind Sackler name removal

Roland Rudd is on the lookout for new donors for the London institution

Climate protestors charged over Magna Carta attack in London

Members of Just Stop Oil tried to smash the case housing the historic document at the British Library

British Museum on the hunt for 'visionary' design team to help transform space

The institution launches competition to find an architectural firm that can transform its Bloomsbury site

The National Gallery, London, celebrates its bicentenary with a full-colour Big Birthday Weekend

Music, poetry, and Renaissance selfies are on the menu and—for two nights only—the Trafalgar Square frontage will be lit up with a dazzling, projection-mapped show on the museum's 200-year history

Artist Steve McQueen condemns planned job cuts at Goldsmiths

Restructure of London University college could result in loss of 133 roles across arts departments

Palais de Tokyo ‘strongly rejects' patron's accusations it is ‘dictated by wokeism’

Sandra Hegedüs quit the Amis du Palais de Tokyo patrons group, withdrawing her financial support of the Paris institution, after stating that a show on Palestine was misleading

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The art critic Robert Storr on the slow road to social and racial justice

A new series of books titled Focal Points launches with three volumes of essays and articles by the former curator

Courbet’s ‘The Origin of the World’ daubed with Me Too at Centre Pompidou-Metz

The artist Deborah de Robertis says the demonstration highlights art world misogyny

New ‘Caravaggio’ work—once estimated at auction for €1,500—to go on show at the Prado

Numerous scholars endorse recently attributed piece depicting Jesus in a crown of thorns

Norwegian grain silo fills up once more, but this time with Nordic Modernist art

The huge Nordic Modernism collection of a trillion-dollar sovereign wealth fund manager will furnish a new art museum on Norway’s southern coast

Maurizio Cattelan’s bullet-strewn gold installation in New York draws a connection between wealth and violence

The artist's latest work, on show at Gagosian, was created with the help of a Brooklyn gun range

Welsh pub serving beer to open at museum outside Cardiff

The Vulcan Hotel, which closed in 2012, has been rebuilt on site brick by brick

Mary Beard BBC segment on Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation renews debate about its Eurocentricity

Historian acknowledged programme as 1969 "hugely influential" despite it being an "entirely European story"

Pope drops in on the Venice Biennale and visits the Vatican pavilion

Supreme pontiff praises Corita Kent and Frida Kahlo at women’s prison

Nan Goldin film on suicide and addiction to be screened in London's 'Welsh chapel'

The installation Sisters, Saints, Sibyls highlights abuse suffered by the artist’s late sister Barbara

Beyond borders: new London show reveals Robert Rauschenberg’s global ambitions

ROCI project was seen in ten countries in the 1980s including the Soviet Union and Cuba

Gallery devoted to customs officer-turned-artist George Wyllie opens in Scotland

The Wyllieum is part of a new cruise ship visitor centre in Greenock

Newly unveiled statue of Queen Elizabeth II and her corgis splits opinion

The memorial by Hywel Brân Pratley is situated in the town of Oakham, UK

Turner Prize hits 40 with a shortlist that includes Claudette Johnson and Pio Abad

Jasleen Kaur and Delaine Le Bas also in the running for Tate’s established contemporary art prize

Vivienne Westwood’s personal wardrobe goes under the hammer—with a nod to Keith Haring

More than 200 items spanning 40 years will be sold with part of the sale proceeds going to charity

First his faeces, now his works, are turned into diamonds: Christoph Büchel's show fills every corner of the Fondazione Prada in Venice

The artist and provocateur's exhibition is focused on debt and its consequences for society and individuals