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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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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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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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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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Diary

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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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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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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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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Striking a pose at the Met

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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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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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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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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