Kabir Jhala

Kabir Jhala is an Associate Editor at The Art Newspaper

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With a $20m estimate, this Louise Bourgeois spider is the most expensive sculpture offered at auction in Asia

Spider IV will be offered at Sotheby's Hong Kong contemporary evening sale later this month

Stolen Charles Darwin notebooks worth millions are mysteriously returned to Cambridge library

The two manuscripts were returned in a pink gift bag with a message that read: "Happy Easter X"

Shipping costs are skyrocketing—and galleries are expected to be hit hard

Oil price increases and the inability to fly over Russian airspace has made sending art abroad, especially between East Asia and Europe, much more expensive

One giant leap for Jeff Koons: artist to send his sculptures to the moon

Corresponding digital renderings of the lunar-bound works will be sold as NFTs, obviously

How to get the next generation in India's youngest state to visit museums? Give schools money

The $17.4m scheme in Bihar has resulted in 33,000 young visitors to its main museum in Patna in a year

Art Basel reveals directors and name for new Paris fair in October

Paris+, by Art Basel is due to run until at least 2028

The original NFT? Sotheby's to offer a receipt for an invisible work by Yves Klein for €500,000

The French conceptual artist made nine "empty zones" in the last three years of his life, which could be purchased only with pure gold

Stolen Nepalese temple artefacts found at London gallery returned in embassy ceremony

The artefacts, from the 16th and 18th centuries, were discovered in Barakat Gallery and were voluntarily handed over to police

A Canova statue—lost in an English garden for decades and bought for £5,200—will be sold at Christie's London for £8m

The 19th-century work, executed just before the sculptor's death, has been rediscovered after languishing outside for more than 50 years

Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance found off Antarctic coast, more than a century after it sank

An expedition team has located the famed shipwreck in what has been described as a "milestone in polar history"

Ukraine museum reportedly burns down in Russian invasion, destroying 25 works by folk artist Maria Prymachenko

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the Museum of Local History in Ivankiv had been set on fire by Russian forces

From naked protests to blockchain fundraising: how artists are protesting Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Russia has warned of "legal repercussions" for taking part in anti-war demonstrations

Art fairsanalysis

Arco Madrid opens to decent sales, few Latin American collectors and a Peruvian artist getting her vagina sewn shut

The first full edition of Spain's leading art fair since the start of the pandemic saw a near-return to form with strong institutional presence

Sotheby's unveils second $200m tranche of works from the Macklowe collection

The works, by artists such as Warhol, Richter and Giacometti, will be sold in New York in May

Rubens could become most expensive work of art ever sold in Poland

Portrait of a Lady by the artist and his workshop is expected to sell for up to £4m at DesaUnicum in Warsaw next month

Nigerian installation in London’s St Paul’s Cathedral provokes debate around restitution and colonial monuments

Victor Ehikhamenor's towering work has been placed beside the building's memorial to the man who led the plunder of the Benin bronzes in 1897

NFTnews

Eternal return: Italian museums to sell digital copies of masterpieces by Leonardo, Caravaggio and Modigliani

Replicas of works from four institutions, including the Uffizi, will be sold as NFTs by Unit London gallery

Russian gallery guard charged after drawing eyes on avant-garde painting with ballpoint pen

Work by Anna Leporskaya from the 1930s is undergoing restoration after "lapse in sanity" by museum employee during first day on the job

Horsehair baskets and tracing paper chairs: Loewe Craft Prize announces 2022 shortlist

The world's most lucrative award for craft will announce its winner in a ceremony in Seoul this June

With pop-up rents on the rise, formerly nomadic Guts Gallery opens permanent space in Hackney

The London gallery has made a name for championing underserved voices in the art world and will open its new space with Morris dancers and the "smell of Yorkshire"

Journalism or doxxing? News report reveals secret identities of Bored Ape NFT founders—and the crypto community is not happy about it

The Buzzfeed News journalist Katie Notopoulos has named Greg Solano and Wylie Aronow as the men behind the online pseudonyms "Gordon Goner” and “Gargamel”

Bored Ape NFT founders seek $5bn funding from Silicon Valley investor

The secretive crypto collective Yuga Labs is reportedly in talks with venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz to sell a multi-million dollar stake

Organised ‘under gunfire’, Kazakhstan announces first national Venice pavilion—but will it actually go ahead this time?

This year’s commissioner hopes the absence of government funding might help them avoid the disaster of the nation's 2019 pavilion, which was cancelled amid “corruption” allegations

Step back inside Notre Dame: immersive VR exhibition recreates Paris cathedral prior to 2019 fire

Eternal Notre Dame will raise funds towards the €1bn restoration of the fire-ravaged cathedral

Art Basel forced to postpone Hong Kong fair until May due to rising Covid cases

Originally planned for March, it will now take place less than three weeks before the Swiss fair's flagship event in Basel