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Gender politics to the fore at Basel satellite fairs Liste and Volta

“The personal is political—this is a clear and present undercurrent,” says Volta artistic director Amanda Coulson

Three to see: New York

From an artist's urban dreams to a country in mourning

Dallas Museum of Art acquires Derick Baegert panel, a first for a US museum

The Descent from the Cross is the museum's first acquisition backed by the Marguerite and Robert Hoffman Fund, a hefty $17m endowment

Philippe Vergne to step down as director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles

The announcement that he and the board “mutually elected” not to renew his contract comes on the heels of the chief curator Helen Molesworth’s surprise departure

Bay Area commissions turn dismantled guns into art

The Robby Poblete Foundation, started by the mother of an aspiring artist and gun violence victim, aims to take guns off the street and draw attention to daily shootings in minority neighbourhoods

The futuristic architecture that emerged from Mobutu’s Kinshasa comes to MoMA

First US survey of Bodys Isek Kingelez shows how his sculptures addressed urban, social and economic concerns in Congo

LOVE artist Robert Indiana has died, aged 89

The artist’s death came the day after a lawsuit was filed over his legacy

‘Believing is seeing’: Tom Wolfe on Modern art

The novelist and journalist was also an outspoken art critic

Lawnews

Art consultant pleads guilty to filing false tax return

Lacy Doyle hid millions of dollars in inheritance in a Swiss bank account, US Attorney says

Danish artist Per Kirkeby has died, aged 79

The painter was well known for his opaque, semi-abstract canvases inspired by natural history

San Francisco promotes pro-immigrant projects

The programming series comes as Trump’s administration is fighting California over its "sanctuary state" laws

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New York art dealer pleads guilty to multimillion-dollar fraud

The court has ordered that Ezra Chowaiki forfeit over $16.6m as well as works by Picasso, Calder, Chagall and Degas

Three to see: New York

From paths towards enlightenment to Kanye's rants

Artists Olafur Eliasson and Susan Philipsz to star in Art21's new season

Episodes of the TV programme will centre on three artistic hubs: Berlin, San Francisco and Johannesburg

Private View: our pick of May gallery shows

New shows at commercial galleries, from emerging names to rediscovered talent

Nan Goldin supports opioid treatment bill worth $100bn

The photographer calls on Elizabeth Sackler to support proposed law amid family members’ denials of responsibility for health crisis

Three to see: New York

Different approaches to place, cities and landscape, from the Brooklyn Museum to the Met

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MCA Chicago launches Dunya Contemporary Art Prize and names first winner, Sophia Al-Maria

The $100,000 award recognises mid-career artists from the Middle East and its diaspora

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Collector sues Jeff Koons and Gagosian Gallery over years-long delivery delays

Steven Tananbaum has paid $13m for three sculptures over a five-year period but still has not received any of the works

Three to see: New York

From a flooded Times Square to hopeful aliens

Controversial 'hip-hop version' of the Virgin Mary given to MoMA

Chris Ofili's work—donated by hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen—was once at the centre of a New York culture war

Private view: our pick of April gallery shows

New shows at commercial galleries, from emerging names to rediscovered talents

Alabama memorial confronts America’s racist history

A site dedicated to the 4,400 victims of lynching and a museum about the country’s legacy of inequality opens

Three to see: New York

From a shameful period in US history to a bright new monument for the 21st century

Special counsel investigates Victor Pinchuk’s $150,000 gift to Trump Foundation

The payment came early on in the US presidential campaign in exchange for a 20-minute video appearance

Dallas Art Fair marries the regional and global

This year marks the tenth edition of the fair

Mel Chin ‘floods’ Times Square for New York show

Interventions are being co-ordinated across the city as part of the Queens Museum’s exhibition

Is the EGO Act a lot of hot air?

A new law bans government-funded oil portraits of officials, but most paintings have been paid for privately for years

NEA and other arts agencies given funding boost by Congress

After pushing to eliminate the agencies, US President Donald Trump reluctantly signed a spending bill that assures their survival for 2018

Laid bare: seven centuries of the human body in colour

Sleeping Beauty waxwork joins Donatello and Degas sculptures at Met Breuer

Banksy brings his street art social critique to New York

The UK graffiti artist has put up a string of murals and stencils in the city

Magnus Renfrew to launch new fair in Taipei

The founding director of Art Hong Kong, which was bought by Art Basel, returns with another venture in Asia

VR project brings late Picasso work to life, at last

Bust of a Woman, which was never realised, would have been the world's tallest concrete sculpture

Independent art fair goes its own way and reaps rewards

"Outsider" artists hold their own against more established contemporary names and inspire buyers in search of authenticity and quirk

Artist profiles: the names you should know at Armory

At a fair with hundreds of works, it can be hard to know where to start looking. Here are some artists to keep an eye out for at the Armory

The Shed's opening commissions are all about cross-disciplinary collaboration

Visual artists including Gerhard Richter and Steve McQueen will work with performers like Sia, Quincy Jones and Steve Reich

New York's March fairs aim to seize market moment

Your essential guide to the Armory Show, Volta, Independent, Nada and beyond

Private View: our pick of March gallery shows

New shows at commercial galleries, from emerging names to rediscovered talents

The Met's new admissions fee goes into effect

Many visitors responded to the change with a shrug, although some were more critical of the mandatory charge

Hirshhorn to re-stage postponed Krzysztof Wodiczko projection in March

The museum stopped showing the "unbearably relevant" work, which has two hands holding a gun and a candle, after Parkland shooting

Three to see: New York

From Medieval Europe to contemporary China

Nato Thompson named artistic director of Seattle Art Fair

The Philadelphia-based curator sees opportunity to create dialogue between public artworks and the market

New Museum Triennial aims to deliver a message for our times

Every selected artist has a "degree of political and social engagement", curator says

Berkshire Museum and Massachusetts Attorney General reach deal to allow sale of works

If approved by the court, Rockwell's Shuffleton’s Barbershop will be bought by an unnamed US museum, and the other works sold in stages

Lawnews

Picasso’s Actor will remain in the Met’s collection, New York Judge rules

The court dismissed a claim on the painting by the heir of the Jewish collector who sold it to fund an escape from the Nazis

Are there any artists left in San Francisco?

City survey investigates the effect of tech boom rent rises on the arts sector

A friendly scene: the landscapes of Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn

A show at Acquavella Galleries in New York brings together paintings by the two fast friends

Lawnews

Dealer of works stolen by Jasper Johns's assistant can be charged with racketeering, court rules

The decision adds another wrinkle to the unsettled case law surrounding liability in art fraud

Private view: our pick of February gallery shows

Noteworthy exhibitions at commercial galleries, from emerging names to rediscovered talents

City council clears Lacma’s plans for South Los Angeles outpost

The museum will rehab a disused building in the neighbourhood’s Wetlands Park for storage and exhibition space, and start community arts programming within the next two years

Massachusetts Attorney General asks for short extension of injunction against Berkshire Museum sale

The state’s investigation into the board’s controversial deaccessioning plan could be wrapping up within a week