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Uma Thurman kills it as dodgy dealer in Hollywood's latest art-themed film

'Preposterous' plot involves a New York art dealer who teams up with a hitman to launch a money laundering scheme


Killer Queue: Freddie Mercury fans go Ga Ga and line up round the block for Sotheby’s show

The masses are being drawn in by the chance to see objects both fine and personal


Netflix LGBTQ+ drama Heartstopper goes to the Louvre—or does it?

While gay romance Red, White & Royal Blue heats up at the Victoria and Albert Museum


Actor and internet 'daddy' Pedro Pascal visits UK fan exhibition in Margate

The man of the hour arrived at the gallery with Talk Art hosts Russell Tovey and Robert Diament in tow


When Harry met Hockney—pop idol is painted by the Bradford-born artist

The new portrait will go on show in a Covid-delayed exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London

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‘We never even bid one dollar’: Sheikha Al-Mayassa discusses Salvator Mundi and controversy around Damien Hirst’s foetus works in new book

An extract from a new publication about collectors by Dani Levinas features rare insights from the chair of Qatar Museums


Ultra-glam Welsh wrestler revered by Turner prizewinner Jeremy Deller dies, aged 82

Adrian Street symbolised shifts in post-war UK society, the artist says


Warhol's Polaroid pic of Keith Haring in a Michael Jackson jacket is a tonic for Madonna

The Queen of Pop posted the image of the late street artist on Instagram


New Yorker profile of dealer Larry Gagosian digs (very very) deep

"If the money is correct, if the transaction is correct, I’m not going to be a moral judge," says Gagosian


Museums go for broke on new social media platform Threads

Major institutions are falling over themselves to be funny on the new rival to Twitter


What Johnny Depp did next: a £1,950 self-portrait in aid of mental health

$200 from each sale will go directly to the Mental Health America charity


Paula Rego's massive mural—bruisers and all—unveiled at London's National Gallery

Curator urges Rego fans to put pen to paper and get the vast work put on permanent display


Goals, glory and tackles: the art world battles it out on the football pitch

Tate emerged victorious at the five-a-side OOF Cup on the grounds of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in north London


New career in art beckons for Boris Johnson

The former UK prime minister has painted his vision of the 'perfect' cabinet meeting


Erwin Wurm's Fat Cars given a wide berth by Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Organisers concerned about how to show oversized vehicles in a positive way


National Gallery summer party puts the fun in funding

Lavish event helps museum edge closer to £95m target for ambitious NG200 programme


AI helps artist think outside the frame

Kody Young fills in the blanks for Leonardo, Hopper and Botticelli


Yayoi Kusama's moving song about depression screened in Manchester

You, Me and the Balloons exhibition dazzles with giant dolls, tendrilled landscapes and comfy furniture


Ryan Gander’s coin hunt brings out competitive edge at Manchester International Festival

More than 200,000 pieces will be hidden in the nooks and crannies of the city


Damien Hirst on painting river views, aiding assistants and why Sensation was just too silent

The artist's spin painting of musician Pete Townshend will be sold for charity at Sotheby's


Millions to see David Hockney’s new AI work on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage

The artist will launch his new video across a series of screens at the music event


Richard I or a big squiggle? Nick Hornby unveils equine sculpture in the heart of Westminster

The commission is the first of three works by the artist to be unveiled in the capital this year


Arise Joe Scotland—Studio Voltaire supremo bags a King’s Birthday honour

Joe Scotland is made an MBE while Deborah Swallow of the Courtauld and Andrew Bolton at the Met are also recognised


The Art Newspaper launches Turkish edition

The Art Newspaper Türkiye is owned by Ali Güreli, the founder of Contemporary Istanbul, and will be published 11 times per year

Across the Koons-verse: artist's balloon animals make cameo in new Spider-Man film

In addition to a Koonsian clash inside the Guggenheim, "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" features a fleeting Bansky reference—just like the film's predecessor