Kabir Jhala

Kabir Jhala is the Acting Deputy Art Market Editor, UK at The Art Newspaper

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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

Courtauld Institute forms 'strategic partnership' with neighbouring King's College London—what does this mean for the prestigious art history college?

The two institutions of vastly different sizes will join forces at a time of "great uncertainty" for arts and humanities in higher education

For the first time ever, a Korean museum is selling off 'national treasures' at auction

Two bronze Buddha statues are likely to make records for cultural artefacts at auction in Korea

Delhi's heritage buildings at risk of being sold to private buyers by right-wing government

The ruling BJP has been accused by a rival party of "selling off Delhi's history" following new licensing around historic structures in the capital

The socialite collectors, the $700,000 Cecily Brown painting and the first-refusal contract—lawsuit reveals secret machinations of the art world

Chinese collector Michael Xufu Huang was covertly buying works on behalf of the Monaco-based Federico Castro Debernardi for a 10% commission. But then he got stung

London Gallery Weekend announces 2022 dates and a new focus on UK regional museums

Last year's inaugural edition saw 140 galleries take part in the city-wide event

How the Merz Foundation plans to turn an industrial park in Palermo into a thriving contemporary art hub within three years

The Turin-based foundation will foreground the Sicilian capital's history as a "city for immigrants" at the crossroads of Europe and Africa

Indianews

India's largest art museum to open Islamic gallery

The Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad contains around 2,500 objects related to Islamic faiths and traditions