Gareth Harris

Gareth Harris is the Chief Contributing Editor of The Art Newspaper

‘This is about celebrating everyone’: London's V&A opens new Thomas J Price exhibition

The display includes a version of a sculpture that sparked debate in the Netherlands last month

Statue of wartime code-breaker Alan Turing proposed for London's fourth plinth

UK defence secretary Ben Wallace made the suggestion following a review of LGBTQ veterans' experiences—but critics point out the minister's contradictory voting record

South London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery to get new sculpture park in £4.6m overhaul

The institution’s first major redevelopment in 25 years will also include a new building for families and schools

‘Do you want a clap?’: tour guide who filmed tourist defacing Colosseum reveals how he caught vandal

The unidentified Swiss teenager is the second person to make headlines this summer for carving letters into the walls of the ancient site


Tate loans entire Rothko room for blockbuster Paris show

While the collection is out of the UK, works by Joan Mitchell on loan from the Fondation Louis Vuitton will hang in its place

Controversial Stonehenge tunnel scheme gets greenlight from UK government

Campaign groups say move is ‘as inexplicable as it is disgraceful’

Italy seeks the return of seven possibly looted works from the Louvre

The museum's director says works with dubious provenance are 'a stain in the collections of the Louvre'

First week of Italy's Pantheon price hike nets €200,000

Previously free, a standard tourist ticket to the ancient site now costs €5


Detained Cuban artist and activist pens appeal from prison on two-year anniversary

Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara was imprisoned on charges of contempt and insult to national symbols when widespread protests swept the nation in 2021

Picasso's daughter Paloma appointed administrator of his estate

Paloma Ruiz-Picasso, whose mother Françoise Gilot died in June, takes over from her brother Claude

Phillips launches annual David Hockney auction in London

The standalone sales come off the back of numerous high-profile projects involving the British artist

New exhibition in Tbilisi shines light on Georgian artist shunned by Soviet Union

Levan Chogoshvili's first large-scale solo show in the country will take place at the Atinati Cultural Center

Book Clubinterview

The co-founder of luxury art publisher Assouline on why its books ‘are really haute couture’ and how they will ‘never’ go digital

Prosper Assouline also tells us about doing everything in-house and how 80% of a book is what is on the outside

Nine artists recommend their favourite books for summer

From dystopian biography and intelligent plants to “monstrous mothers” and the underwater world, avid readers share their top tips

Compiled by Gareth Harris and José da Silva
Book Clubinterview

From self-portraits and smiles to screams: creating a compendium of art ‘firsts’

The writer and art historian Nick Trend tells us how he chose the art for his new book and why such choices can often be subjective

UK and Greece should share Parthenon Marbles says London mayor Sadiq Khan

The Labour party politician encourages the British Museum and the UK government to advance talks with the government of Greece and Athens's Acropolis Museum

Not safe for work: Beeple donates 'censored NFT' to Italian museum

The image of an orgy in an office setting—a satire of the downfall of banking entrepreneur Sam Bankman-Fried—was allegedly blocked by YouTube due to nudity

Victoria and Albert Museum lends a trove of medieval treasures to Qatari collection space in Paris

More than 70 items have been loaned to the Al Thani Collection space, which displays works belonging to Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah

Pompeii fresco may show pizza's 2,000-year-old ancestor, archaeologist says

The painting was found close to Naples, home of the famous margherita pizza

UK's University of East Anglia to cut more than two dozen arts and humanities jobs

As part of its £30m cost-cutting initiative, the university is proposing to reduce staff numbers by a total of 113, a spokesperson says

Italy condemns tourist who vandalised Colosseum with love note

Italian authorities have identified an English suspect who they believe is the man filmed carving the words “Ivan + Hayley 23” into the 2,000-year old structure

Sculpture of whistleblowers Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden makes appearance in UK's Parliament Square

The work invites audience participation and is about defending "freedom of speech", says its creator Davide Dormino

Venice Biennale curator unveils vision for next year's exhibition

The focus of the show will be foreign artists—including refugees, émigrés and members of a diaspora

Windrush 75th anniversary marked by series of royal art commissions including portraits by Sonia Boyce and Amy Sherald

Also commemorating the arrival of the vessel from the Caribbean is a new exhibition at London's V&A and a display in London's Piccadilly Circus

Barbican exhibition cancelled in wake of 'anti-Palestinian censorship' row

Resolve Collective has accused staff at the London arts centre of censoring a talk and for showing “hostility towards close family and friends at the exhibition opening”

Louvre interrupts sale of €2.6m record-breaking terracotta sculpture

Under patrimony laws the museum cannot intervene during the auction but can buy up works at the final price

Alexandre Crochet. With additional reporting by Gareth Harris

Never-before-seen South Asian miniature paintings from British Royal Collection to go on view in Milton Keynes

The exhibition at MK gallery will track the development of the art form from the 16th century to the present day and will explore how the works ended up in the UK to begin with

Fashion designer Paul Smith to sell his Banksy at Bonhams

The 2004 work Congestion Charge has a high estimate of £1.8m in the 29 June auction