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Vogue’s extraordinary key worker cover stars feature in Phillips’ charity sale

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Christo’s London Mastaba sculpture floats again—on your mobile phone

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‘A love letter to Black Britain’—NPG portrait of White Teeth author Zadie Smith is Brent bound

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Wuhan clang: the sounds of the Chinese city ring out over London’s River Thames

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Number one priority: NASA will give designers $35,000 for a toilet that will work on the moon

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Michael Craig-Martin covers Oxford Street shop front in colourful fruit and veg

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Pride and joy: Andrew Logan makes a rainbow heart for MindOut while Queer Frontiers fundraiser goes online

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With museums having been off limits, could AR works find a new home—in the home?

Augmented reality art has had a potentially huge captive audience during the coronavirus lockdown. We look at the pros and cons of the technology in a domestic setting

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Van Gogh held hostage: private detective tells us he has more photographs

Will Arthur Brand’s images of the stolen painting lead to a recovery?

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Art and social media: do museums need memes?

Plus, artist Rita Keegan on her postponed show and Julia Peyton-Jones on Leonardo. Produced in association with Christie's

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All in the detail: masterpieces up close

Continuing on from our spot the difference puzzle last month, we set you a new challenge to identify these garden-themed paintings from detailed portions of each

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Come hell or high water: performances on the Thames shore welcome the summer solstice

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Still running: Kara Walker’s fountain will go back on show at Tate Modern post-lockdown

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Courtauld Gallery acquires watercolour by A.S. Hartrick—friend and portraitist of Van Gogh and Gauguin

“Tall, dark, rather handsome”, his description of Gauguin in Breton garb

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Want to visit the staffless Alone Gallery in the Hamptons? Make sure you bring this artist-drawn guide with you

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‘I just got more elated, more happy, more free’: Tracey Emin on how lockdown has been a positive experience for her

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Squaring up: artists’ cubed creations raise money for Parkinson’s research

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‘Wouldn’t it be sad if nothing really changes?’: Tate Modern director Frances Morris on the art world's pledge to be more green

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Social media crack-down: how Instagram ‘protects’ us from art

As the art world's use of online platforms increases, so does frustration around its draconian censorship of creative images

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Dutch villa, which once housed nearly a thousand Van Goghs, under threat of demolition

The fate of the 1901 home in the oak garden is in the balance

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Eight-year-old artist creates works in the style of Banksy and Basquiat to bolster coronavirus efforts

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What has the Camden Art Centre director Martin Clark been reading during lockdown?

The curator has been delving into the complex lives of plants and has found “the perfect companion through these strange days”

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Is there life on Mars? No—but right now there’s a lot of art

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Only joint letter from Van Gogh and Gauguin—recording their brothel visits—comes up for sale

Vincent describes his artist friend as having the “instincts of a wild beast”

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Now you see them, now you don’t: artist takes down sign paintings for the NHS

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Kraftwerk’s Home Computer gets a video makeover for lockdown

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Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg look to the future in Louvre Abu Dhabi sci-fi podcast

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Now stuck in Japanese lockdown, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers will not return to UK until next summer

Londoners will have to wait even longer to see the National Gallery’s 60 touring masterpieces

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From sunrise to sunset, you can now virtually meditate inside Ellsworth Kelly’s Texas fantasia

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Uffizi’s new TikTok account sets masterpieces to soundtracks by Adele and The Weeknd

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Take pride: Smithsonian livestreams LGBTQ+ history—and the Pet Shop Boys—in YouTube broadcast

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Top Shanghai nightclub throws post-pandemic party with video art

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What has the Wallace Collection director Xavier Bray been reading during lockdown?

The art historian has been engrossed by a spy biography featuring art world personalities, and is taking his first steps with a book on ancient walking routes

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Will it be OK? Mexican artist spray paints giant message on gilded building in southeast England

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New studio visit platform gives artists creative ways to open up their inner sanctums—and get paid for it

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Wear art inspired by the Met Museum—take the #MetMaskChallenge

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Fancy a trip to Bowes Museum? Charming Barnard Castle caught up in Dominic Cummings lockdown saga

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What has the Whitechapel Gallery chief Iwona Blazwick been reading during lockdown?

The London-based curator has been perusing publications on science fiction, avant-garde cabarets and all things witchy

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Executed by the Nazis: the story of Vincent van Gogh’s brave great-nephew

This month the Van Gogh family pays tribute to Theodoor, the 24-year-old student who faced a firing squad in 1945

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A patchwork of personal messages responding to Covid-19 could be displayed across the National Mall in Washington, DC

The crowd-sourced project by Patrick Shearn and his collective Poetic Kinetics will gather thousands of messages for an aerial project

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When it comes to this Spanish psychic, Dalí is not the father

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Somewhere over the rainbow...London galleries are plastered with NHS support

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Mega art dealers talk collegial spirit against a backdrop of Montauk bedrooms and cats

Art Basel's latest webinar featured David Zwirner, Sadie Coles and Jeffery Deitch talking about new plans for gallery collaborations

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Van Gogh Museum to reopen on 1 June, but with only a tenth of its usual visitors

Closure is having a catastrophic impact on the finances of the museum, which normally gets half its income from ticket sales

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Courtroom artists draw from imagination as the US Supreme Court moves oral arguments online

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What has the art world been reading during the coronavirus lockdown? Part two

Curators, directors and art historians tell us about the books they have been reading and revisiting

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Eggspressionist art? A show for chickens includes works by Richard Wentworth, Amalia Pica and George Shaw

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Of doorknobs and disinfectants: Carnegie Museum of Art considers the history of door design in the time of Covid-19

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A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop! Artists salute rock n’roll performer Little Richard who has died, aged 87

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The astonishing tales of how the Sunflowers survived the Second World War

To mark VE Day, we investigate the fate of Van Gogh’s masterpieces under Hitler and Churchill

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Game, set and match: Elmgreen & Dragset bring bittersweet sporty work to Berlin

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It's lit: Tavares Strachan delivers a mountain message of social activism amid social distancing

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Colour me in: Michael Craig-Martin’s tribute to healthcare workers worldwide

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Get sketching: BBC’s Life Drawing Live! programme returns under lockdown

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‘I’m running out of glue-gun glue’: artist’s signs supporting NHS go viral

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Spot the difference

Spot the difference: art edition

We introduced some invasive flora and fauna, and a few subtle deletions to Botticelli's Primevera to keep you entertained during lockdown

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Insta’ gratification

Go live and thrive: tips for the art world when livestreaming on Instagram

We speak to livestream novice Denia Kazakou, the founder of RedD Gallery, to get some beginners’ advice

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May the Force (of Art) Be With You

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What is the curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist reading during lockdown?

The artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries has been inspired by his daily walks and ‘animal interviews’ to revisit one of his favourite books about trees

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Home sweet home: renting the Yellow House, the high point of Van Gogh’s life

Vincent’s sunny abode had a spare bedroom, awaiting Gauguin’s arrival

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Police stop Sotheby's auctioneer’s family concerts outside London home

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What is the collector Eugenio Re Rebaudengo reading during lockdown?

The Turin-based art patron enjoys learning about artist rivalries and delving into the Francis Bacon catalogue raisonné, among other things

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What is the curator Chrissie Iles reading during lockdown?

The Whitney Museum of American Art curator delights in learning about the global culture of the Middle Ages and finds lessons for the future in a Cauleen Smith monograph

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What is the art world reading during the coronavirus lockdown?

Curators and directors tell us about their new favourite books as The Art Newspaper launches its Book Club

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British artist Susie Hamilton depicts masked and visored medics treating patients during coronavirus pandemic

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Taiwanese artist Lee Mingwei offers the gift of one-to-one Zoom songs

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The curious, spurious tale of David Hockney’s £23m pool painting and Syrian president Bashar al-Assad

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Coronavirus celebrity appeal: Elizabeth Hurley sports a Picasso facemask in aid of the NHS

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Dodgy dealer offers famous fakes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons video game

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Van Gogh experienced lockdown—how did isolation impact on his art?

The artist once told his sister that isolation was “sometimes as hard to bear as exile”—but was necessary “if we want to work”

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Gilbert & George say ‘Don’t Catch It!’ in new coronavirus poster

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Noguchi Museum launches adult education programme to combat discrimination against Asian Americans

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Wolfgang Tillmans gets artist friends to make posters to help cultural spaces during lockdown

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Centre Pompidou launches Prisme7 video game on lockdown

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Build your own 'digital Lego' sculptures in Jupiter Artland’s Minecraft experience