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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Diary

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

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Lounging UK politician Jacob Rees-Mogg sends Twitter collagists into a spin

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Diary of an art historian

National Gallery should be ashamed of how it treated its educators

Court documents reveal that the museum took little action to rectify the education team's employment status

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The Buck stopped here

Canoodling Calypsos and colonial critiques at opening of David Zwirner's new Caribbean show

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Greta Garbo, the Blitz and getting arrested—Lucian Freud biography throws light on racy early years

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'Force of nature': art world pays tribute to late dealer Karsten Schubert

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Pictures of matchstick men: celebrating L.S. Lowry in a new film—and with a garden statue?

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Revealed! UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s arts policy ...from 2004

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Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film Pain and Glory puts the art in arthouse

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Jeremy Deller and Lubaina Himid feature in Cold War Steve’s 'inspirational' new collage on show in Edinburgh

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A photographic paean to Billie Jean King at the US Open

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The Buck stopped here

In the carnival groove: Georgia Lucas-Going gets everybody going at London’s Emalin gallery

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Despite Brexit, Ai Weiwei has moved to the UK

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Time magazine’s top 100 destinations list includes Damien Hirst’s $100,000-per-night Las Vegas suite

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The Buck stopped here

Ceramicist Magdalene Odundo shines in solo Sainsbury Centre show

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In homage: Kara Walker’s silhouette of Toni Morrison for The New Yorker

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Diary of an art historian

Did the buyer of the Salvator Mundi get played—or did we?

What better way to boost its star power than by making it "disappear" for a few months?

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“We’re just so crazy in love with her”: Smithsonian acquires Vogue cover image of Beyoncé

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Mega collectors raise $2.3m at Aspen Art Museum's annual ArtCrush benefit

But politics and philanthropy are the hot topics of conversation below the surface

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Blow-up Tina Turner comes to Margate in time for the Turner Prize

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Turrell's Skyspace at MoMA PS1 is back on view

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Has Garage Cat been abducted by aliens? Moscow museum's feline friend is missing

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Fashionable move: Sarabande foundation partners with Lapada fair

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Diary

A reflective journey: Doug Aitken’s hot-air balloon touches down in the Berkshires

The final stop of the artist’s unpredictable tour across Massachusetts included a few final tethered flights and a live concert at a historic home

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The Buck stopped here

Gender-bending 1980s muse paints the town Scarlett at Liverpool show opening

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Ryan McNamara to stage immersive work at a Fire Island festival

Theme of free public event will be "Dancing With Adversity"

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The ‘most petty piece of art’ or an apt satire of the US presidency?

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An art critic’s journey through Upstate New York

The Hudson Valley’s blend of cultural and natural appeal helped a writer celebrate his mid-30s

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Fly me to the moon

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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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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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The Buck stopped here

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