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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Art Basel in Miami Beach diary: fairgoers go bananas for The Banana and Pope.L offers a message in a vessel

Plus basketball is slam dunk for art crowds and much more

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Ten myths about Vincent van Gogh

Why stories—from the mutilated ear to the eventual suicide—can distort our view of the art

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Diary

Salvator Mundi-mania comes to Brooklyn

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The Buck stopped here

Gavin Turk gives a load of bull at the Christmas Art Car Boot Fair

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Dark art: Anne Hardy’s winter commission at Tate Britain reflects turbulent times

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Adventures with Van Gogh

A good catch: The Mackerels now looks set to be authenticated as a genuine Van Gogh

The still life in Switzerland’s Reinhart collection was dismissed as a forgery

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On the brandwagon: artists transform trainers and hatch hoodies

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Diary of an art historian

Why was the National Portrait Gallery so secretive about its closure?

The London museum will close between 2020 and 2023, but the announcement was buried in the fourth paragraph of a press release

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Ben Eine gives his Scary mural a moustache makeover for Movember mental health month

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Is this a previously unknown portrait of Queen Elizabeth I?

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UK comedians including Jack Whitehall and Jayde Adams make art for charity

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Adventures with Van Gogh

How London’s Kew Gardens connects Van Gogh and Gauguin—and the monster flower that caught the latter's imagination

In Tahiti, years later, Gauguin recalled the Corpse Flower which stinks of rotting flesh

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Diary

Jonathan Trayte’s playful sculptural oasis unveiled in the City of London

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Photography show reveals the many artistic faces of John Malkovich

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The Buck stopped here

House of Voltaire's naked Christmas tree brings new meaning to a 'festive bush'

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The Buck stopped here

Nan Goldin brings her empathy and activism to London

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Diary

Sotheby’s to offer space snaps online

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Linda on the loose

Get your rah-rahs out: Paul Pfeiffer marches to a political tune at the Apollo

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In the frame

Still a Sensation? Norman Rosenthal co-organises show of new Brit art in Venice

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Where is the portrait of Dr Gachet?

 The mysterious disappearance of Van Gogh's most expensive painting

Frankfurt's Städel Museum put a detective journalist on the case

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The Buck stopped here

'Welcome to the shitshow': Jeremy Deller's new film delves into the dark underbelly of Brexit

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Diary

Taking the piss? London gallery attendees asked to take pregnancy tests for private view performance piece

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Diary of an art historian

UK national museums could learn a lot from their regional cousins

When it comes to having a historian rummaging in their stores, smaller institutions tend to be more enthusiastic and accommodating

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The Buck stopped here

Steve McQueen's epic primary school portrait series unveiled at Tate Britain

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The Buck stopped here

Grassroots band of locals organise a squat to protect Gerry's Pompeii

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Adventures with Van Gogh

For sale: two Van Gogh paintings come up at Sotheby’s New York next week

One of the works was looted by the Nazis from Jewish collector Jacques Goudstikker, but is now being sold by his heir after restitution

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In the frame

Building Bridge-s: Solange Knowles curates a two-day programme of performances, films and talks at the Getty Center in Los Angeles

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Two Van Gogh exhibitions in a single week

After the Frankfurt show opens, another on still lifes comes to Potsdam—17 years after Germany’s last presentation on the artist

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In the frame

Taner Ceylan creates his own version of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi for Castello di Rivoli show

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In the frame

Murakami paints Godzilla’s portrait for 65th anniversary

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In the frame

Brian May of Queen presents demonic diableries images in a Halloween spectacle

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Ben Turnbull’s Mad portrait of Donald Trump makes waves

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh and Germany: Frankfurt mounts best show on the artist in recent years

Städel Museum tells the story of Germany's love affair with the painter, which ended in tragedy with Hitler’s rise to power

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The Buck stopped here

Art world fights to preserve former gardener's fantastical kingdom of historic figures

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In the frame

Little ditty ‘bout John and Robert: two-person show in New York pairs artist Robert Rauschenberg with rocker John Mellencamp

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The Buck stopped here

Sue Webster unveils new installation and book inspired by her Siouxie Sioux-obsessed teenage years

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In the frame

Coco Fusco’s Tin Man Trump travels to China amidst trade war

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Linda on the loose

The new MoMA makes New York—and its artists—proud

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In the frame

Candy floss floaters and Yayoi Kusama’s punctured pumpkin: all the fun of the (Fiac) fair

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In the frame

Travelling Bristolian artists, and Toy Story characters, among treats at Art Licks Weekend festival

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The Buck stopped here

Feminist trailblazer Caroline Coon finally receives her dues at London's Tramps gallery

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Methodical, well read and—above all—human: what we learn from the myth-busting edition of Van Gogh’s letters

A decade after the publication of Vincent's trove of correspondence, here is how the remarkable project has contributed to scholarship on his art

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‘I can divide my life into before and after Judy Chicago’: Gloria Steinem reveals how the artist changed her thoughts about art at Hammer Museum gala

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The Buck stopped here

Pantyhose and an inflatable Tina prove Margate's cultural clout extends beyond Turner Prize

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Diary of an art historian

When Britain divides, custody of its art must be shared fairly

If Scottish independence follows Brexit, what will happen to the national collection?

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In the frame

Queen bees from Cornwall give Pierre Huyghe’s Malta sculpture a buzz

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The Buck stopped here

Jennifer Binnie and Andrew Logan unite once more for collaborative London show

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Arles to Tokyo: Van Gogh exhibitions in 2020 that Vincent aficionados won't want to miss

Detroit’s Van Gogh in America will be the highlight, with more major shows in Amsterdam, Padua, Santa Barbara and Columbus

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In the frame

Kerching! Mark Carney and Tracey Emin reveal £20 note featuring JMW Turner

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Frieze London 2019

Frieze London diary: Ropac's radical Brexit solution and Das Kapital gets a £500,000 price tag

Plus, Elmgreen & Dragset's sculpture park in a German hamlet

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Frieze London 2019

Frieze London diary: Ai Weiwei's shopping list, Boy George hits the deck and Alan Measles does his bit

Plus: Goodman Gallery's speedy opening and Jane Fonda's Barbarella-inspired work

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Adventures with Van Gogh

The artist whom Van Gogh most admired—and whose work fetched record prices

An exhibition on Millet opens in Amsterdam with the rare loan of The Angelus

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In the frame

Hand of totem pole stolen from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is returned with apology note

The anonymous letter noted that culprits were very sorry and “not in a sober state of mind”

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In the frame

The Morgan maps out a garden of enchantment

Plan calls for colourful beds, outdoor antiquities and a lighting scheme to showcase the museum’s architecture

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Frieze London 2019

Frieze London diary: Song Dong's edible art and Oskar Schlemmer's Bauhaus ballet gets a reboot

Plus, Harper Beckham meets Kaws

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In the frame

Rirkrit Tiravanija serves Mexican food, anti-capitalist maxims in opulent Maryland museum

Guests were fed pork, poblano peppers and pumpkin soup at the Glenstone Museum

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In the frame

Quirky snaps reveal whats going on off-camera in passport photos

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Uncovered: Van Gogh's first art teacher

First photo discovered of Anna Birnie, of Scottish descent, who served as a young governess for eight-year-old Vincent

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The Insiders

Throwing open the gallery doors: the art world darlings keeping it real

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The Insiders

New York gallery season kicks off with rights, wrongs and rising above the ‘other’

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The Buck stopped here

Inflatable Trump and a singing Sophie Jung: Matt's Gallery turns 40

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In the frame

Internet supremo Tim Berners-Lee's arty epiphany

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Pick up an artist-designed protest sign for New York's climate strike

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On the Road to Marfa with Elmgreen and Dragset

The duo recently visited their Prada Marfa installation for the first time since the work’s unveiling in 2005—and we joined them on the road trip

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Not just a tortured soul: new show shines light on Van Gogh's humour and friendships

Den Bosch exhibition features rarely exhibited documents revealing the artist's personal relationships

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The Buck stopped here

Rozzers and Rastas: Denzil Forrester unveils Brixton underground station commission

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In the frame

Unmasked! 3D picture of Banksy (from the back) sells at Sotheby’s

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New installation tosses up courtroom outfits of fake heiress Anna Delvey

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Power—and pesos—to the people, as 'artivism' project travels around New York’s East Harlem

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Adventures with Van Gogh

New discoveries: Paul Signac painted watercolours of Van Gogh’s asylum

Signac, who offered to fight a duel over the Sunflowers, pays homage to his Dutch friend

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In the frame

Hillary Clinton reads her infamous emails at the Venice Biennale

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In the frame

The Moaning Lisa? Pornhub commissions exhibition in LA

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Activism

Artists confront ‘neo-fascist’ plague in performance in New York

The performance responds to the policies of Jair Bolsonaro and Donald Trump

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh's suicide: Ten reasons why the murder story is a myth

All the evidence suggests it was the artist who fired the fatal shot

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In the frame

V&A Rapid Response Collecting unit acquires the Tampax menstruation cup