Antony Gormley at the Uffizi, plus portrait miniatures
We talk to the British artist as he shows his sculptures with ancient works in the Florentine museum, and we zoom in on the tiny art works that are the subject of a major show London's National Portrait Gallery. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
George Shaw: 'I make no distinction between great painting and great TV'
On The Art Newspaper podcast, the British painter discusses the diverse influences, from Hockney and Rembrandt to the children’s television series Grange Hill, that have informed his paintings of the estate where he grew up
Museums—just places for a bit of peace and quiet?
The Art Fund's latest report concludes that museums and galleries offer a way to de-stress—but they should not just a place for calm and comfort
15 must-see Rembrandt shows during the 350th anniversary of his death
Two exhibitions to be held at the Rijksmuseum this year will provide a cohesive overview of Rembrandt’s life and work
Tracey Emin on mourning and #MeToo; George Shaw on realism and Rembrandt
We talk to Tracey Emin as her new show at White Cube opens. And we speak to George Shaw, whose exhibition has arrived at the Holburne Museum after its stint in the US. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Beguiled then bewildered: Ruskin's love-hate relationship with Turner
On The Art Newspaper podcast, we find out how the great Victorian critic learnt directly from Turner but struggled with his late work and erotica
Reportage storms the citadel: documentary photography joins the canon of British art
A Don McCullin exhibition at Tate Britain symbolises the shift in photography's significance in British museums
Ruskin and Gombrich: revisiting two art historical heavyweights
Amid a wealth of events celebrating the bicentenary of John Ruskin’s birth we reconsider the breadth of his achievements. Plus, we talk to two experts in E.H. Gombrich. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Gender reassignment: how dealers tried to attribute female Old Master paintings as work by men
On The Art Newspaper podcast, we find out about the scandalous faking of signatures helped keep a female painter out of the spotlight
Sisters are painting it for themselves: meet the female Old Masters finding prominence at last
We speak to curators Letizia Treves and Jordana Pomeroy about the growing trend to bring historical female artists to the fore. Plus, Kate MacGarry tells us about participating in Condo London. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
CommentAfrican American art
Missing in action: African-American art in European public collections
The market for work by African American artists is on the rise but museums are falling behind
We must not let the art market hoodwink us in the AI debate
The AI work that was sold at Christie's is profound in its conservatism, but others reflect how the technology can impact on art in fascinating ways
Olafur Eliasson's latest work is melting away on the bank of the Thames in London
Public sculpture unveiled to coincide with the COP24 climate summit in Poland
AnalysisThe Year In Review
2018 in contemporary art: the themes of Documenta 14 dominated much art over the past year
Contemporary artists are making art from adversity
AnalysisThe Year In Review
The year in heritage: conservators become art
The conservation of masterpieces is happening in the full glare of the public
AnalysisThe Year In Review
From counting muddles to collective cuddles: the art world's highs and lows of 2018
The people, places and things that had a year to remember—or to forget
Olafur Eliasson on climate change. Plus, Art Basel in Miami Beach
The artist tells us about bringing ice blocks to London, we discuss the threat of sea level rise on heritage sites, and trace the changing cultural landscape of Miami. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
'A moment of total crisis in Europe' prompted Edmund de Waal to sell his prized netsuke collection
The artist and author tells The Art Newspaper podcast about his motives behind selling the Japanese figures and lending them back to Vienna—the city from which his family fled
'I wouldn’t be here were it not for public funding': Turner Prize-winner Charlotte Prodger makes case for state support for the arts
Glasgow-based artist won the coveted award for her intimate videos filmed entirely on an iPhone
Exclusive interview with Edmund de Waal, plus Roma persecution
How artists fight persecution is explored with the artist and author of the Hare with Amber Eyes and Krzysztof Gil, who describes the chilling history of "Roma hunting". Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
How Paul McCartney helped Richard Hamilton create the Beatles' iconic White Album
On The Art Newspaper podcast, we celebrate 50 years of one of the world's greatest records of all time with a look at how the distinctive plain cover was designed
Edward Woodman: the light and space of a golden era
UK retrospective freeze-frames often ephemeral works from the 1980s and 1990s
The Beatles' White Album: the band, the artist, the dealer. Plus, art in Dubai
We talk to Andrew Wilson at the Tate and Harriet Vyner about one of the greatest albums, and album covers, of all time. And we visit the new Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
David Hockney: exclusive interview with the world's most expensive living artist
We talk to David Hockney about Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), which broke an auction record this week, selling at Christie's New York for $90.3m with fees. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Andy Warhol (part one): Whitney curator Donna De Salvo on the key moments of the king of Pop art's career
From his early life as a commercial artist to his celebrity portraits, as well as his relationship with a certain Donald Trump. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Surreal ideas about sex: how Dorothea Tanning and Leonor Fini resisted being pigeonholed by their gender
On The Art Newspaper podcast this week, we explore the life and work of two women connected to Surrealism whose work had until recently been overlooked
Don’t call me a woman artist: overlooked Surrealists. Plus, Klimt/Schiele
We talk to Alyce Mahon, the curator of the Dorothea Tanning exhibition in Madrid, and adviser for the Leonor Fini show in New York about the art and life of the two surrealist artists. Plus, as a spate of shows open in Europe and the US, we discuss how Klimt and Schiele compare. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Dull, dim and dusty no more: British Museum's new Islamic galleries bring collection out of the shadows
Light and spacious Albukhary Foundation Gallery is a huge transformation for the London institution, says Jane Jakeman
NewsThree to see
Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend
From the idealistic beauty of Edward Burne-Jones to the dystopian nightmares of Cold War Steve
Bruce Nauman’s New York takeover. Plus, the British Museum dusts down its Islamic art galleries
We talk to the curator Kathy Halbreich about the giant two-part Bruce Nauman retrospective at MoMA and MoMA PS1. Plus, the specialist in Islamic studies Jane Jakeman reviews the new Islamic displays at London’s British Museum. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Gainsborough murder mystery. Plus, RoseLee Goldberg on performance art
We travel back to the 18th century and delve into the grisly family murders that helped Gainsborough gain fame. Plus, RoseLee Goldberg tell us all about her new book Performance Now: Live Art for the 21st century. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
A monument to the Holocaust in textile: Anni Albers’s Six Prayers
On this week’s podcast, we hear about the solemn memorial at the heart of Tate Modern’s survey of the Bauhaus artist
In the Sotheby’s saleroom with the self-destructing Banksy, plus Bauhaus pioneer Anni Albers
We go behind the scenes of one of the most publicised stunts in auction history with our correspondent Anny Shaw who was there that evening. Then we get a tour of Tate Modern's Anni Albers retrospective with its curator Briony Fer, speak to the artist's biographer Charles Darwent and the head of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Nicholas Fox Weber. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
The National’s 'sweetest song': how Ragnar Kjartansson convinced US rock band to play a song repeatedly for six hours
Icelandic artist's video work is in New Museum's pop-up show in London
CommentFrieze London 2018
Artists’ battle for refugees is beginning to pay off
Amid the din of cynical populists the voices of these fragile communities are needed more than ever
Frieze special: the fair and the top shows, with Doris Salcedo and Ragnar Kjartansson
We talk to the art market specialist Melanie Gerlis about the fair, to Doris Salcedo and Ragnar Kjartansson about their shows, Massimiliano Gioni about the New Museum’s video-art pop-up in London—and much more. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
InterviewFrieze London 2018
Francis Upritchard: the confessions of a magpie Kiwi
The New Zealand-born artist’s show at the Barbican Art Gallery reflects her diverse approach to materials, including a rare Brazilian rubber called balata
Special: the rise and rise of contemporary African art
On the eve of the 1-54 fair for contemporary African art, we talk to an artist, a curator, an art fair founder, a gallerist and an auctioneer about the long overdue recognition of the diverse art of a continent. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Van Gogh’s postman didn't deliver: how Samuel Courtauld swapped portrait for famous Sunflowers
In this week’s podcast, hear how the British collector changed his mind and acquired the National Gallery's star attraction
Courtauld’s Impressionists. Plus, Armenian treasures at the Met
How Samuel Courtauld’s collection ignited Britain’s passion for Impressionists. Plus, New York’s Metropolitan Museum looks at Armenia, the first country to convert to Christianity. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Christian Marclay on the physical demands of making The Clock
The Swiss-American artist tells this week’s The Art Newspaper podcast about the effects of the three years’ editing of his masterpiece, now on view at Tate Modern
Does Van Gogh's Starry, Starry Night feature the Milky, Milky Way?
On our latest podcast, we explore how a modern reconstruction of the night sky in June 1889 shed light on the artist's late masterpiece
Van Gogh in the asylum. Plus, Christian Marclay on The Clock
Our correspondent Martin Bailey and art historian Martin Gayford talk about Van Gogh's time at the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole and Christian Marclay tells us about his ground-breaking work The Clock. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
CommentNational Portrait Gallery
London's National Portrait Gallery’s contemporary art programme resonates more with the art world than the public
Though not as dire as first thought, visitor figures for the museum's contemporary shows have still been poor
Tate blockbuster to prove Pierre Bonnard was a great Modern painter
Exhibition opening in January will also show how the notoriously shy artist responded to the very traumatic experiences of the First and Second World Wars
Tate St Ives wins Art Fund Museum of the Year award
Judges praise “breathtakingly beautiful” extension and the way the museum is “embedded in its community”
FeatureArt Fund Museum of the Year 2018
Tate St Ives: a deeper community connection on the Cornish coast
After a bumpy start, the extension to the Tate’s westernmost outpost has been welcomed and is now enabling the gallery to reach its full potential
AnalysisArt Fund Museum of the Year 2018
What swung it? Former Museum of the Year judges reveal the qualities that led to the winners
All museums and galleries do important work—so what makes a truly visionary organisation?
Podcast episode 37: Art and football plus John Akomfrah interview
With the World Cup in full swing, we look at a London show exploring football as a cultural phenomenon with its co-curator Eddy Frankel, and talk to the British film-maker John Akomfrah about his exhibition at the New Museum, New York.
Podcast episode 36: Berlin Biennale and Art Basel
We explore the two big European art world events of the past week: Arsalan Mohammad is in Berlin with the curator Serubiri Moses and the critic and curator Annika von Taube, and Ben Luke speaks to Melanie Gerlis, writer for the Financial Times and The Art Newspaper, on the line from Basel.
FeatureArt Basel 2018
Artists as cryptofinanciers: welcome to the blockchain
Curious new relationships between art and capital are being enabled by cryptofinance, which places “monetary value” at the heart of the creative process
InterviewArt Basel 2018
Lynn Hershman Leeson: Cool Science
The US pioneer of digital art discusses her passion for cutting-edge biology and its influence on her new multimedia exhibition, Anti-Bodies
Podcast episode 35: Freud, Bacon, Hockney and the post-war London scene; and Signals gallery
We talk to Martin Gayford about his book Modernists and Mavericks and sitting for portraits by Freud and Hockney. And we explore a show celebrating the Signals gallery, where Latin American and European avant-gardes converged.
What was it like to conduct Marcel Duchamp's only live television interview?
Fifty years on, Joan Bakewell remembers speaking to the pioneering artist for the BBC, shortly before his death
A great send-off: Howard Hodgkin's extraordinary final paintings go on show at Gagosian
Late artist completed six paintings in five weeks, all of which are included in London gallery exhibition
Artists show their power to effect change
In the visual arts, a greater sense of activism is possible, and it’s being helped by the absorption of a broader range of disciplines and media into the canon
Podcast episode 33: Absent friends—Howard Hodgkin's final paintings; Robert Indiana remembered
We talk to Antony Peattie, the music writer and partner of the late Howard Hodgkin and to Barbara Haskell, curator of Robert Indiana's 2013 retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Podcast episode 32: David Chipperfield on the new Royal Academy
The Academy’s £56m project opens, with subtle additions and revamps by the British architect. Chipperfield talks about the subtleties of architecture, the RA’s chief executive Charles Saumarez Smith discusses funding and the quirks of the institution and we review the buildings and its displays with Jane Morris.
How the Royal Academy Schools shook off their fusty image
Once seen as a bastion of tradition ignored by young artists, the institution's postgraduate fine art course has become the most desirable in London
Podcast episode 31: The $646m Rockefeller sale. Plus: should big galleries subsidise smaller ones?
We drill down into the big numbers from the Post-Impressionist and Modern sale in New York with Georgina Adam, talk to Professor Rachel Pownall about the wider market and look at a small gallery housed in Piccadilly Circus Tube station.
Podcast episode 29: Taryn Simon on grief and mourning
We talk to the US artist about her acclaimed work An Occupation of Loss staged in New York and now London. We hear from a curator and conservator at the Met about resurrecting Moretto da Brescia’s final great painting, and appraise the Turner Prize shortlist.
Vital artistic exchanges will be stifled by Trump's travel ban
The amicus brief signed by more than 100 museums should shame the justices of the US Supreme Court
Who should win, who will win, and how smartphones dominate Turner Prize shortlist
Art critic Ben Luke gives us his take on this year's nominees
NewsThree to see
Three to see: London
From the high emotions of Taryn Simon’s professional mourners to photography galore at Somerset House and the Hayward Gallery
Podcast episode 28: the battle over Ethiopia's treasures
Martin Bailey speaks to Hailemichael Aberra Afework, Ethiopia’s ambassador to the UK, about the artefacts seized by the British army at Maqdala, go behind the scenes of the Sony World Photography Awards with judge Gareth Harris and ask Richard Parry about his plans for Glasgow International