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The London dealer who sacked his young assistant Van Gogh went on to sell his art

Christie’s uncovers records revealing that Obach & Co marketed a landscape drawing in 1910

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This is not just a Monet—it’s an M&S Monet

An unrecorded painting, owned by the British high-street store Marks and Spencer, is probably a major rediscovery

Revealed: Van Gogh landscape once owned by Yves Saint Laurent coming up for sale, valued at $45m

Christie’s is to offer the never-exhibited painting in a New York auction in May

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We know Van Gogh’s face from his self-portraits, but how did his friends see him?

Other views of Vincent, captured by his fellow artists, reproduced together online for the first time

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London's National Gallery releases first images of major redevelopment plan

Ahead of a public consultation on the £25m-£30m project, further details of the Selldorf Architects redesign of the Sainsbury Wing entrance have been unveiled

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Tate to commission artist to 'critically engage' with racist imagery in Tate Britain restaurant mural

Rex Whistler’s 1927 artwork includes scenes of a Black child being enslaved and caricatures of Chinese figures

Van Gogh’s depiction of two lovers—sliced out of a landscape painting—comes up for sale

Sotheby’s will auction the surviving picture of the strolling couple on 2 March, estimated at £7m-£10m

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Are UK museums deterring visitors with Covid booking system for permanent collections?

As restrictions ease, institutions are reconsidering the policy introduced during the pandemic as it could be putting off last-minute visitors

Wonder women: curator Cecilia Alemani on what we can expect at the female-dominated Venice Biennale this year

Plus, Van Gogh’s self-portraits in London, and the story of when Dalí met Freud

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How did the only painting sold by Van Gogh in his lifetime end up in Russia?

Revelations about The Red Vineyard, just conserved at Moscow’s Pushkin Museum

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UK Government Art Collection will review 300 works relating to slavery, colonialism and racism

Following questions by The Art Newspaper, tags stating the works were under interpretation were immediately removed from the website

London's Van Gogh self-portraits show is coming—here are my six favourite paintings

The Courtauld exhibition will be the first ever with works from Vincent’s full career, opening on 3 February

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A surreal encounter between Salvador Dalí and Sigmund Freud is the topic of a new Viennese show

The Lower Belvedere exhibition will explore how the Spanish artist's work was influenced by the inventor of psychoanalysis

The mind-blowing Van Gogh gallery that never was

What happened to the 1923 plan for a Grand Museum to house the collection of Helene Kröller-Müller

New York’s Metropolitan Museum buys four extremely rare Van Gogh prints

Vincent wanted to sell the set for under a dollar as “art for the people”—the museum will have paid several million

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Van Gogh back on the road: major exhibitions coming in 2022

With shows in London, Vienna, four American cities and of course Amsterdam—I choose the highlight of the year

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A flying visitation: presence of life-size insect in Dürer painting puzzles experts

Early copy of The Feast of the Rose Garlands in National Gallery exhibition includes a fly on the lap of the Virgin

Ethiopia's oldest icon may be the work of an Italian master

An artist from Siena could have travelled to Africa in the 14th century to create triptych, which is in a remote monastery in northern Ethiopia

What a year for Van Gogh: surprise discoveries, record prices and a boom in immersive experiences

From insects trapped in paint and Vincent's support of a brass band to the scene depicted in his final picture—plus it was suicide (not murder)

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From NFTs to LFTs: 2021's biggest art stories—and what they mean

The Art Newspaper team picks apart this year’s most important developments, from demands for colonial restitution to the return of culture wars

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Van Gogh gets a facelift: conservation of self-portrait to be revealed in London

The Kröller-Müller Museum painting will be unveiled in the Courtauld Gallery’s exhibition

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Rijksmuseum discovers 'the genesis' of Rembrandt’s Night Watch

Original sketch has been revealed beneath the paint, shedding light on the Dutch master's intention—but worrying deterioration of the famous picture has also been found

Golden hats, celestial discs and circles of wood and stone: British Museum reveals treasures in Stonehenge show

Exhibition 'The World of Stonehenge'—opening in February 2022—presents the site in the context of Bronze Age Europe

The secret behind Van Gogh’s satirical herring still life: they represent policemen

Vincent told his artist friend Paul Signac that the fish stood for the gendarmes who hassled him after he mutilated his ear

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Biggest ever Vermeer show to take place at the Rijksmuseum in 2023—and it will include the Girl with the Pearl Earring

The Amsterdam museum will rival the Mauritshuis's 1996 exhibition by bringing together more than 23 of the Dutch master's rare paintings

Revealed: Larry Ellison, the world’s seventh richest person, has collected at least four Van Goghs

The Oracle Corporation co-founder owns the painting that hung above J.F. Kennedy’s hotel bed on the morning of his assassination—and the president’s final telephone call was about Van Gogh

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Declassified: secret papers reveal UK government's stance on Parthenon Marbles dispute

Newly released documents from the 1990s state: "This is an issue on which we can never win"

Big money, new collectors: the low-down on the New York auctions

Plus, Fabergé in London and a rediscovered Dürer

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Van Gogh and friends: new show in Ohio puts Vincent alongside masters such as Rembrandt, Hokusai and Monet

But is it one exhibition or two? Surprisingly, Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources will be quite different when it travels next year to California

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