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O say can you see, what 100 versions of the Star-Spangled Banner reveal about America

Ahead of her Frist Art Museum show, Bethany Collins tells us about researching the US national anthem and how 72-hour Bible readings inspired her next performance

Gallery asks collectors to give their discounts back to the artists

Los Angeles-based Commonwealth & Council has launched the Council Fund to help support artists' financial needs with the help of its clients

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In Pictures | Artists' astrological images through the ages

A new book explores the long and changing history of how horoscopes were depicted, from 15th-century Bohemian scorpions to the abstract paintings of Hilma af Klint

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Caroline Coon's hermaphroditic footballers to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's enigmatic portraits

'I’m excited to know that what I’ve made has physically never been made before': Jennifer Packer's extrasensory paintings come to London

Ahead of shows at the Serpentine Galleries in London and, next year, at MoCA in Los Angeles, the US painter reflects on the power—and constraints—of her medium

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The art world's Miami vice: bored with OVRs, galleries return with some physical events in lieu of Art Basel—but should they?

While the city’s flagship art fair was cancelled this year, other in-person events and pop-up projects abound despite rising coronavirus cases

Where art fairs still happen: the Shanghai buzz

Plus, Chila Kumari Singh Burman and the art work that inspired that Biden-Harris video

Hosted by Ben Luke and Margaret Carrigan. with guest speakers Lisa Movius and Louisa Buck. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

US election: How Trump’s presidency has affected the arts

Plus, artist Pedro Reyes on his New York project; cartoonist Martin Rowson on Hogarth

What the presidential election means for the US art market—no matter who is in the Oval Office

A dwindling middle market faces a stingy Senate while rising inequality and public unrest could prompt even more private sales

Our pick of must-see gallery shows opening around the world in November

From new works by the emerging artist Collins Obijiaku in Accra to a pre-election tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Los Angeles

Exclusive survey: how small US galleries are surviving the coronavirus crisis as Trump tables relief plans

With a second federal aid package stalled until after the election, our study reveals the financial straits some galleries are finding themselves in—and how they are responding

Tess Thackara. with additional reporting by Margaret Carrigan

Giacometti, De Chirico and Alfa Romeo cars lead Sotheby's $283m New York sales after major museum works abruptly pulled

Following weeks of controversy, the Baltimore Museum of Art withdrew two paintings just hours before the auction while many other works sold near low estimates

The great museum sell-off: should public collections deaccession to survive Covid-19?

Plus, the artist Jennifer Packer on a Buddhist mural in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

Hosted by Ben Luke and Margaret Carrigan. with guest speaker Georgina Adam. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Miami Beach launches residency programme to help artists and businesses in lieu of Art Basel revenue

The initiative encourages property owners to lend their vacant spaces for free and offers $2,500 stipends to artists—but they may still need to pay rent

Sotheby's to offer monumental Giacometti bronze in rare 'sealed bid' sale with a minimum bid of $90m

Last sold at auction for $4.9m, offers on the work will be reviewed ahead of the auction house's contemporary and Impressionist and Modern art evening sales on 28 October in New York

New York lawmakers to discuss the economic impact of Covid-19 on cultural institutions

"The arts and cultural sector has been especially hard hit," says Senator José Serrano

What does the Philip Guston delay tell us about museums and race?

Plus, Maggi Hambling on making love with paint

Hosted by Ben Luke and Margaret Carrigan. with guest speaker Louisa Buck. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Stolen Mao Zedong scroll worth $300m found cut in half

Hong Kong police have arrested three men in relation to a $645m heist that included calligraphy by the Communist leader and other revolutionary art and ephemera

T-Rex takes on Twombly at Christie's $341m 20th-century evening sale

Unusual $32m Jurassic-era offering stole the high-tech livestreamed show in New York, but buyers kept bids cautious elsewhere

Social media advocacy group calls for a boycott of all US museums in October

The @changethemuseum Instagram account is demanding rapid change to address inequality in institutions, but even with the support of the Guerrilla Girls, its calls are being met with skepticism

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening in October

From Theaster Gates's black bricks at Gagosian to Gillian Wearing's contemplative lockdown self-portraits at Maureen Paley

A new online auction house wants to reduce speculation on emerging artists' markets

Founded by former Christie's vice president Shlomi Rabi, Greenhouse will also donate 5% from every sale to a scholarship fund for Black students studying art history

Leading New York non-profit for socially engaged art lays off full-time staff and announces multi-year restructuring

Following the financial fallout from Covid-19, A Blade of Grass—which has supported activist artists such as Dread Scott and Simone Leigh—will also end its influential fellowship programme

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From a tribute to Breonna Taylor at Mitchell Innes & Nash to the Public Art Fund's portals placed through Central Park

Sell the Michelangelo or lose 150 staff? The Royal Academy of Arts’s Covid-19 conundrum

Plus, the curator Legacy Russell talks about her new book Glitch Feminism

Hosted by Ben Luke and Margaret Carrigan. with guest speaker Alison Cole

This $80m Botticelli could be one of the most expensive portraits ever sold at auction

The painting, to be offered at Sotheby's New York in January, is estimated to sell for 100 times more than the owner paid for it in 1982

Insurers fight $107m claim for Modigliani paintings seized by Italian police

A US dealer says he is owed millions by insurance brokers for 12 works that were confiscated by authorities from the Palazzo Ducale in 2017 as suspected fakes

Hedge fund manager Alexander Klabin buys stake in Sotheby's financing arm

Now the chairman of Sotheby's Financial Services, Klabin was previously approached to back a competing offer to block last year's buyout of the auction house by Patrick Drahi

Class of 2020: five picks from Art Basel's online viewing room (another one)

The latest virtual fair, OVR:2020, limits 100 galleries to showing six works each, all produced this year—we pick our highlights

Two Manhattan antiquities dealers arrested on charges of fraud

Authorities have accused Erdal Dere and Faisal Khan of running an alleged scheme to swindle buyers by using fake provenances

This is America: Grayson Perry on race and class

Plus, Robert Storr on his huge new book about the painter Philip Guston. Sponsored by Christie's

Wake up call: artist Hank Willis Thomas wants to spur voter turnout with the Wide Awakes group

Based on the 1860 Wide Awake movement that mobilised against slavery and helped elect Lincoln, the new network of artists and creatives has launched Kickstarter's largest collaboration to date

Cancel art galleries? Staff take grievances against employers to Instagram

Anonymously posted incidents of racism and sexism are forcing greater scrutiny towards problematic behaviour within the industry

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It is not just artists who are starving: how the US can rebuild its creative industry post-Covid

A proposal issued to both presidential campaigns by Americans for the Arts outlines a national strategy to put creative workers back to work

Will US Congress finally pass anti-money laundering legislation?

A recent Senate report found that secretive art market enables sanctions circumvention

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With unemployment at an historic high, America's art workers band together

Labour organising is building across the culture sphere. Could an industry-wide arts union be next?

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the Whitney's prelude to David Hammons's Day's End to Sharona Franklin's decomposing work at King's Leap

Manhattan's first and only freeport to close

Arcis, a high-tech $50m art storage facility in Harlem, opened in 2018 and allowed for tax-free transactions

Art Basel cancels Miami Beach edition in December

The fair's organisers say they have "no other option" as Covid-19 cases in Florida stay stubbornly high and US travel restrictions remain in place

Hundreds of migrants removed from Banksy-funded rescue boat amid calls for immediate assistance

The British artist accused European authorities of "deliberately" ignoring distress calls issued by the overwhelmed Louise Michel, a vessel he financed to aid migrants crossing the Mediterranean

Having weathered protests, controversial Confederate statue is felled by hurricane

Officials voted recently to keep the monument on courthouse property in Lake Charles, Louisiana, but Hurricane Laura made an executive decision

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Banksy funds refugee rescue ship in the Mediterranean

The boat, which has rescued 89 people so far, boasts work by the British street artist on its side

Covid-19 impact on US creative economy 'disproportionately' affects fine and performing arts, report finds

A new study from the Brookings Institution estimates losses of $150bn in creative industry revenue while calling for more federal support for cultural workers

New York Academy of Art issues apology to Epstein accuser and alumna Maria Farmer after claims of 'victim blaming'

The statement comes after Naomi Watts and other female board members resigned, following a controversial investigation of Farmer's testimony

Art adviser sues Rudy Giuliani for $15,000 in unpaid fees

A lawsuit says the former New York City mayor and lawyer for Trump hired an advisory firm to appraise the value of his collection during a bitter divorce battle

Art booksgallery

The art of tarot, from the Renaissance to today

Tarot has had a resurgence in popularity in recent years. But the iconography of this centuries-old occult practice is constantly evolving with each new generation of artists

What will culture be like in the next decade?

Plus, Simon Schama on J.M.W. Turner. Produced in association with Christie's

Tefaf cancels postponed autumn edition in New York

Citing international travel restrictions and the city's strict reopening plan following coronavirus lockdown, the fair's organisers say too many uncertainties remain

Staff cuts: are museums protecting their workers?

Plus, curator Emily Butler on Rhea Storr's video art. Produced in association with Christie's

Hosted by Ben Luke and Margaret Carrigan. with guest speaker Hannah McGivern. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

California man sentenced to five years in prison for $6m international art fraud scheme

Philip Righter pleaded guilty to selling works fraudulently attributed to Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, among others

Museums in western Massachusetts reopen

Big campuses and outdoor displays at Mass Moca and the Clark allow for easier social distancing

How the art industry is grappling with its systemic race inequality

Galleries, fairs and auction houses are issuing solidarity statements and re-evaluating the diversity of their staffs. But "performative wokeness” will not fix the market’s whiteness

Online marketplaces proliferate as the coronavirus pandemic continues

Dallas Art Fair and Design Miami/ have launched their own year-round sales platforms as art fairs grapple with uncertain futures

Blue chip artists and dealers benefit from coronavirus relief packages, a federal report reveals

Pace, David Zwirner and Jeff Koons named among the top recipients of US taxpayer-funded forgivable loans, as smaller galleries seek additional aid

Reform or reset? How cultural institutions are facing a reckoning over racism

US and UK museums have been accused of tokenism, hypocrisy and fake solidarity for rushing to declare support for Black Lives Matter. Where do they go from here?

Three exhibitions to see in New York, London and online this weekend

From Vanessa Thill's mixed-media sculptures at Deli Gallery to Ella Kruglyanskaya's figurative works at Thomas Dane Gallery

Art history fact check: Trump mixes up Teddy Roosevelt with an anonymous Remington cowboy

Defending problematic monuments as educational opportunities, the US president misidentifies a famous bronze as a presidential portrait in a Fox News interview

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening around the world as lockdowns lift

From Michael Wolf's lush images of Hong Kong to the minimalist works of Alice Tippit in Chicago

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