Gareth Harris

Gareth Harris is the Chief Contributing Editor of The Art Newspaper

Eight rarely seen works by Jean-Michel Basquiat to be reunited in Basel

Paintings made in 1982 in Modena, valued at $800m, ended up in private collections worldwide

Tate Modern announces new director as Oslo museum chief Karin Hindsbo

Pressing challenges include maintaining visitor numbers and developing the institution's climate response

Keith Haring show in Los Angeles will highlight his quest to democratise art

The exhibition of 120 works at The Broad in Los Angeles will draw on the artist’s journals and include photographs by his friend Tseng Kwong Chi

Diaryblog

Press officers move over: Gagosian employs ChatGPT to announce new exhibition

The artificial intelligence chat bot was credited with creating the text for Alex Israel's show in Rome

Hostile states, fragile sculptures: 2023 Turner Prize nominees revealed

Artists Barbara Walker and Rory Pilgrim have been nominated for works exploring Britain's Windrush scandal and Covid-19 pandemic

Nigeria transfers ownership of Benin Bronzes to royal ruler—confusing European museums' plans to return artefacts

The move may complicate plans to house the works in future museums such as the Edo Museum of West African Art

Trio of Salvador Dalí sculptures to headline UK summer art festival

Shrewsbury Arts Trail in the west of England has secured the works on loan from the Swiss-based Dalí Universe

LGBTQnews

Artists Petrit Halilaj and Álvaro Urbano take a swipe at Italian government's LGBTQ discrimination in Venice installation

Audemars Piguet Contemporary and TBA21-Academy co-commission features fantastical objects that will be paraded through the city streets

Iranian artists continue to create and exhibit work in face of country's worsening human rights situation

The Tehran-based Dastan Gallery is currently showing the works of 24 artist at Frieze's No. 9 Cork Street in London

Underwater Nabataean temple discovered in major archaeological find in Italy

Since the 18th century, five of the submerged ancient Roman altars have been found in the area near Naples

Nigeria’s hotly-anticipated Edo Museum of West African Art: newly appointed curator Aindrea Emelife discusses her plans

Scholar discusses restitution issue, saying that "no culture has an absolute view on looking at the world"

‘Warhol wanted Robert Mapplethorpe’—photographer of famous boxing shoot with Jean-Michel Basquiat on how it came to be

We speak with Michael Halsband as the latest blockbuster exhibition of his work opens at Paris's Fondation Louis Vuitton

'Delicate hands, straining penises': Opera-loving Lubaina Himid to show new paintings at Glyndebourne

Works exhibited take inspiration from both classics and modern masterpieces including Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress

Gauguin, Renoir and Cézanne works restituted by Musée d'Orsay head to auction at Sotheby's

Four works recently returned to heirs of the influential French dealer Ambroise Vollard will go under the hammer in New York next month

Paula Rego’s monumental mural filled with famous female figures—and National Gallery staff—to go on show in London

Ten-metre long painting will be displayed alongside the 15th-century altarpiece that served as its inspiration

Arthur Jafa creating permanent work for Glenstone

The US artist best known for his powerful moving image works has “something very special” in store for the Maryland museum, its co-founder revealed on a recent podcast

Unesco chief vows to help rebuild Ukraine’s heritage and culture—but $6.9bn investment is needed

Audrey Azoulay met President Zelensky and toured sites in Kyiv, Chernihiv and Odesa during an official visit to the country this week

Ai Weiweiinterview

‘It is a crime against humanity’: Ai Weiwei discusses refugees in the UK, moving on from Covid and why Lego is his medium of choice

Design Museum exhibition brings together more than a million pieces collected by the artist including spouts and Stone Age tools

Book Clubfeature

‘A threat to the country’: Pablo Picasso’s police files scoured for new book about his life as a foreigner in France

A new publication looks at the Spanish artist’s alienating experiences as a young man in Paris, including police harassment and stigmatisation as an anarchist

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat's collaboration examined in Fondation Louis Vuitton show

Paris exhibition explores the fusion of two giants of American art in the mid-1980s

Courbet painting—seized by the Nazis and owned by a reverend—to be returned to its original owners

The forest landscape, La Ronde Enfantine, will be returned by the Fitzwilliam Museum, UK, to the heirs of Robert Bing

Scotland pulls out of next year’s Venice Biennale

Citing the present economic situation, the arts body Scotland + Venice has withdrawn from the event—although Scottish arts figures hope the decision will not mark "a full stop"

Artist condemns anti-LGBTQ laws passed by Ugandan parliament including death penalty

Leilah Babirye—who fled to the US in 2015—slams legislation which also introduces sentences of up to 20 years for "the offence of homosexuality"

Galleries continue to bank on Asia as Peres Projects expands in Seoul and Hauser & Wirth relocates to new street-level space in Hong Kong

Meanwhile, Eva Presenhuber is now teaming up with a South Korean design studio and Tang Contemporary Art will add a space in Singapore to its roster

Hong Kong is back with bang: Art Basel returns and M+ museum makes waves

Plus, art censorship online and Brenda L. Croft's photos of fellow First Nations Australian women

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Art Basel Hong Kong fully reopens after four years—and Asian buyers are out in force

The opening day saw a steady stream of sales to private collectors and institutions in the region

Abu Dhabi seeks to make waves with first major art biennial

The first "direct commission" unveiled by Public Art Abu Dhabi is a multimedia crashing wave display by the Seoul-based collective d’strict