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Diary of an art historian

The National Portrait Gallery's ethical dilemma

Plus, taking a stand on copyright

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In the frame

Philip Roth’s ephemera—including his Richard Nixon plate—goes under the hammer

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Sotheby's staff subject to peer review to benefit charity

Security guards and specialists alike appraise each others works for selling exhibition to support Mind UK

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Ackroyd & Harvey unveil 52 Beuysian oaks in centre of London as Tate declares climate emergency

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It's a dog-eat-dog art world: London show features canine-themed works chosen by cultured pooches

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On a medieval-style tapestry, the last season of Game of Thrones unfurls

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This Charming Clan: London’s Marlborough shows 35 artists with the last name Smith

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Solange partners with museums to debut extended film version of acclaimed album When I Get Home

Free screenings of the performance art film will run at institutions across the US and Europe throughout the summer, closing at The Chinati Foundation in October

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Tantric shows and couture gowns: Penny Slinger steps into the spotlight

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The Brexit Bunch: fake Farage and counterfeit Corbyn attend the Malekis' pro-EU party

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Adventures with Van Gogh

How a concierge restored 200 Van Gogh paintings, including the Sunflowers

The astonishing tale of Jan Traas, a caretaker and intern conservator in the 1920s, who later worked on Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring

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Lucian Freud's model David Dawson looks forward to artist biography and self-portrait smorgasbord

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A homage to headbanging: shows across the Black Country hail Heavy Metal

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Love is in the air at the Art Car Boot Fair

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On the head: art world takes to the pitch for OOF football tournament

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How to spend the longest day of the year with art and nature

Storm King Art Center is hosting a Summer Solstice celebration alongside its shows by artists Mark Dion and Jean Shin

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Diary

Striking a pose at the Met

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Diary of an art historian

Our 17th-century female artists faced a double injustice

New exhibition on Joan Carlile, Mary Beale and Anne Killigrew opens in London this week

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Adventures with Van Gogh

A once-in-a-lifetime look behind Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

The Van Gogh Museum’s masterpiece has suffered from a 1960s restoration which involved the insertion of three long metal bolts

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‘Ingenious’ portrait series celebrates Juneteenth

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Bruce McLean's cinematic 'cardboard catastrophe' opens at London's Coronet Theatre

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Toddler sends €50,000 sculpture flying at Art Basel

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The aerodrome: Michael Stanley remembered at Ikon Gallery

The show is loosely structured around Rex Warner's eponymous novel and co-curated by George Shaw and David Austen

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh’s astonishing week in the asylum, 130 years ago—when he painted an olive grove and a starry night

By coincidence, both pictures ended up at New York’s MoMA, which is now planning a redisplay

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Art Basel 2019

Art Basel diary: Robert Indiana's spooky sculpture and a rogue rat

Plus, would Marcel Duchamp approve of a snow-globe urinal?

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Art Basel 2019

Art Basel diary: celebrity-spotting, nimble octopi and a bratwurst that cuts the mustard

Plus, Alvaro Barrington has designs on Notting Hill Carnival

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The gadflies and the gifted: Johnny Dewe Matthews and Andrew Logan at Roche Court

Johnny Dewe Mathews on his exhibition of 1970s photographs at New Art Centre

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Art Basel 2019

Art Basel diary: horseplay with Harry and Meghan and fairgoers prove it's never too old for swinging

Plus, bath time with a very young Jeff Koons

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Art Basel 2019

Art Basel diary: crime, casinos and cocks

Plus, a pumped-up Mark Zuckerberg

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In the frame

Queen's birthday honours: Rachel Whiteread is made a Dame with awards also for Glenn Brown and Ralph Rugoff

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Rikrit Tiravanija offers cups of sake and space for contemplation at the ICA

“Everything is moving so fast, we need to pause. Here you can do just that with a beautiful glass of sake and a nice comfortable chair.”

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Gauguin blames Van Gogh over ear incident

Little known letter says he feared “a fatal and tragic accident”

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Great artists steal: Alvaro Barrington's new show reveals eclectic range of influences

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Linder goes 'au naturel' for erotic Tuscan exhibition

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A ban on Banksy? Anti-Brexit work at the Royal Academy is on/off limits

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Just hot air? Donald Trump and Sadiq Khan blimps bound for the Museum of London

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Spencer Tunick’s nip slip

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Stars come out: Annie Lennox at MASS MoCA—Pharrell at the Musée Guimet

Lennox has made a mound dotted with ephemera and artefacts linked to different parts of her life

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Happy Birthday Ellsworth Kelly!

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Peckham's Pride: Bold Tendencies opens new season with a snaking sewage system and growling cars

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Adventures with Van Gogh

An insider’s travel guide to Van Gogh's Arles

Follow in the artist’s footsteps and discover the places that inspired his greatest paintings

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Rise up: new monument to honour Stonewall heroines Marsha and Sylvia

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Bodily references and plenty of Bourgeois: Ursula Hauser's collection goes on show at all female exhibition in Somerset

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Margate gains another star: Carl Freedman opens up new seaside gallery

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Do Ho Suh brings Korean tradition to London's Victoria Miro gallery

London-based artist hosts "artist's table" fundraiser for Contemporary Art Society

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Gauguin exhibitions in Ottawa and London will feature tributes to Van Gogh

Tahitian still lifes of sunflowers are surrogate portraits of his Yellow House friend

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Bernard-Henri Lévy makes poetic plea for European solidarity at Thaddaeus Ropac

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Banksy strikes again in Venice

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Dogs are having their day in New York

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Block Universe launches with reflective performance by Sophie Jung

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh's correspondence about famed Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta unearthed

Largely overlooked postscript suggests surprise friendship between the Van Gogh brothers and the young Belgian

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Rock stars night out: Ronnie Wood joins the White Cube crowds for Harland Miller book signing

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Venice diary: Prouvost hypnotises and Bonami returns to painterly roots

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Virtually unseen Van Gogh painting comes up for sale in New York next week

Christie’s values the Japanese-influenced picture of the asylum garden at $25m

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Siah Armajani on democracy and exile, to Michelle Handelman's look at otherness

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Camping out for Camp

We caught up with the crowds waiting to spot celebs—particularly Harry Styles—on the red carpet of tonight’s annual Met Gala

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Frieze New York 2019

Frieze New York diary: from Tom Sachs channeling Family Guy to an art handler at centre stage

Plus, Helena Christensen supports MFA graduates and MoMA screens the de-installation of Picasso's Guernica

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Frieze New York 2019

Frieze New York Diary: from Jean Dubuffet's Coucou Bazar at Tefaf to the celebrity cat Coco Chanel

Plus, NADA condemns Paul Manafort and Frieze does virtual reality

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Theo van Gogh is identified in mystery drawing now on show in London

Lucien Pissarro’s sketch in Tate Britain exhibition is the only depiction of the two brothers together

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Sea shanties and sartorial stripes for Peer's nautical shindig honouring Jenni Lomax

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Frieze New York 2019

Frieze New York diary: from Ron Nagle's psychedelic works to Hockney's portrait of a cross-dressing superstar

Plus, the Rubin Museum's wheel of fortune and Videofreex's comeback

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Frieze New York 2019

Frieze New York diary: from Oliver Beer's pot sounds to art dealer Joel Mesler's watercolour portraits

Plus, Mark Zuckerberg and other tech bros as Greek and Roman gods

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The Gossip Girls

New York diary: Brooke Shields and KAWS, elves at the Morgan, plus more art world gossip

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Denzil Forrester's new London retrospective offers zingy blast from the parties of the past

Artist's works from last four decades bring London’s reggae and dub club scene back to life at Stephen Friedman Gallery

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Fashion meets art as Casa Loewe launches on New Bond Street

Museum directors mixed with fashionistas last night

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Exclusive: Van Gogh’s prostitute lover committed suicide—just as predicted

My new book recounts the untold tragedy of how Sien Hoornik drowned herself in a Rotterdam canal

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Madge (apparently) channels Frida and Pyotr

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Gavin Turk takes his eggs giant and bronze at Somerset House ovular unveiling

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Two stolen Van Goghs go back on display after 14-year ordeal at the hands of Italian gangsters

Conservation at the Amsterdam museum has revealed a fake Vincent signature on the genuine seascape

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Down on the farm: Picasso masterpiece hangs in a Swiss barn

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William Eggleston's signature and style draws London crowds to David Zwirner

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Going bold at the Brooklyn Museum

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Diary of an art historian

UK art charity has alienated its network of cheerleaders

The Art Fund is doing away with its volunteers

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Adventures with Van Gogh

I held the gun that probably killed Van Gogh—and here is its story

The revolver discovered by a farmer in an Auvers field comes up for auction on 19 June

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Boisterous behaviour and a spot of telepathy at Arts Club Quiz fundraiser