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Adventures with Van Gogh

Discovered: a very early photograph of the trees in Van Gogh’s final picture, painted just hours before he fired the fatal shot

On the anniversary of Vincent’s death, his picture can be seen as “a suicide note in colour”

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The Buck stopped here

'Anything could happen—especially after dark': Phyllida Barlow unveils teetering, battered sculpture in London cemetery

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Llongyfarchiadau!*—Wales’ slate landscape awarded Unesco world heritage status

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The £2m slag heap: visitors say Marble Arch Mound is London's 'worst' attraction

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Book Club

An expert’s guide to Sophie Taeuber-Arp: five must-read books on the Swiss artist

All you ever wanted to know about Taeuber-Arp, from a children’s book full of inspiring projects to a publication exploring the dynamics of artist couples—selected by the Tate curator Natalia Sidlina

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Adventures with Van Gogh

The Harvest: painted in a single summer's day, here's why this is Van Gogh’s finest landscape

Vincent needed to recover from his intensive work with a stiff drink and his beloved pipe

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The Buck stopped here

Group show of cutting edge contemporary painting opens at Carl Freedman Gallery in Margate

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Exclusive: Rescued from an attic, lost Van Gogh landscape surfaces in Japan—here it is in colour

Vincent's watercolour of a Dutch meadow with cows was exhibited once, in 1903, and is known only from a small black-and-white photograph

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Book Club

July’s book bag: from paranormal American art to a history of Stuart architecture

A roundup of the latest art publications

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The best art books to dive into this summer—as recommended by artists

Whether you are lying on a beach or next to a paddling pool, sit back and let your mind soak up these inspiring reads

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Not Safe For (Art) Work: Pornhub creates 'Classic Nudes' tours of museum collections

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Tate Moderna? Not quite. London museum to offer free Pfizer jabs on Friday evening

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh’s self-portraits: what do they really reveal?

An exhibition at London’s Courtauld Gallery will be the most comprehensive ever held of Vincent's paintings of himself

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US politics

Secret deals: Hunter Biden’s gallery pens ethics agreement with White House to keep art sales anonymous

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Art history

Canon in drag: artist Tirtzah Bassel reimagines art history without the patriarchy

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Insta’ gratification

What happens when Instagram sponsors a mega museum?

Instagram is sponsoring the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Met Gala for the first time this year. Could this be a marriage made in heaven?

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Adventures with Van Gogh

How Van Gogh helped set up a brass band in his village

Dutch trombonist discovers documentary evidence revealing that Vincent supported a musical group which still plays today

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'Quite butch' vs 'wonderful'—new statue of Princess Diana seriously splits opinion

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More Sir? Cold War Steve serves up Boris Johnson as odious workhouse master in Oliver Twist

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The Buck stopped here

From Turbine Hall to Thames: Ackroyd & Harvey's enormous grass banner pleads for our planet's future

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The Buck stopped here

'Island of secrets': exhibition fills former UK nuclear research site on Suffolk coast with art

Site-specific works reflect on the toxic fallout of Orford Ness's dark past

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Adventures with Van Gogh

A new Van Gogh work discovered hidden in a book

Reproduced here for the first time: a trio of sketches from Vincent’s village that appear to have been designed as a bookmark

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The Insiders

A ghost forest and a predator: New York public art grows a conscience

New sculptures in the city by Maya Lin and Sam Durant are not just pretty

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Crack the code—mural honouring queer hero Alan Turing unveiled at UK intelligence agency

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You ain’t nothing but a pound dog—€100,000 needed to pep up Jeff Koons’ pooped puppy

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Nature is healing: New York Botanical Garden finally opens Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room

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New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal—the 'worst place on Earth'—to get an art makeover

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Insta’ gratification

How a crypto and digital art fair is using Instagram to show—and sell—works

CADAF has opened its second online edition but the social media app—paired with QR codes and AR filters—is helping the fair to physically interact with visitors in Paris

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Faking it—Mona Lisa copy sells for €2.9m

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Discovered: American couple buys a picture by Van Gogh’s friend Edmund Brooke for $45 in antiques shop

Vincent was fascinated by his Australian colleague’s links with Japan—and together they painted landscapes in the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise

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NFTs of a different stripe: Joe Exotic gets into the digital art trend

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Here are Magnus Resch's five simple rules to becoming a successful artist

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Adventures with Van Gogh

A Degas bought by the Van Gogh Museum sparks off an ethical debate: are female nudes OK?

The controversial pastel stars in a show of new acquisitions at the Amsterdam institution

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Book Club

An expert’s guide to Nam June Paik: five must-read books on the Korean-American artist

All you ever wanted to know about Paik, from a “deep dive” into a single work to the best biography—selected by the curators Rudolf Frieling and Andrea Nitsche-Krupp

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June’s book bag: from Peter Blake’s collages to artists’ solutions to the climate emergency

A roundup of the latest art publications

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'Mount Recyclemore': ahead of summit, artist builds gigantic electronic waste sculpture of G7 leaders

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Crypto-crazed Sotheby's launches first virtual gallery in digital metaverse Decentraland

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh 'immersive experiences': a guide to the global battle now reaching London

Presenting a vivid insight into Vincent’s art, Van Gogh Alive opens today in Kensington Gardens

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Exhibitions

Camp resistance: Tina Takemoto’s video Looking for Jiro explores the queer experience during Japanese internment

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The Insiders

Turn on, tune in, drop art: Pioneer Works new Broadcast media platform blends science and culture

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The Insiders

Why artist Eileen Agar’s 'womb magic' speaks to our times

While a major retrospective of her work has just opened at the Whitechapel Gallery, her feminist influence can be seen in a range of exhibitions across London

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Taking root—Es Devlin’s urban forest unveiled at Somerset House

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Adventures with Van Gogh

India’s 'vaccine prince' has a Van Gogh landscape in his living room

Adar Poonawalla, who runs the world’s largest Covid-19 vaccine producer, claims to have the finest collection of European art in the sub-continent

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Did someone say reunion? The one where The Art Newspaper features in an episode of Friends

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No Fear in Trying: Unit London gallery launches NFT trading platform

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Adventures with Van Gogh

How a Van Gogh painting was stolen from a Cairo museum—not once, but twice

The Khalil Museum, with its fabled Impressionists in a mansion by the Nile, has reopened after an 11-year renovation—without Vincent’s flower still-life

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Insta’ gratification

Can Instagram bring the big auction houses into the digital age?

Christie's and Sotheby's are starting to embrace what the social media platform has to offer

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Irises: anniversary of Van Gogh’s finest garden picture, painted on his first morning in the asylum

Monet asked how the artist who made this exuberant masterpiece could possibly be unhappy—and a century later it became the most expensive work at auction

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Book Club

May’s book bag: how Napoleon's plunder ended up at the Louvre, Edmund de Waal's latest book, and a 9kg tome of Chinese art

A roundup of the latest art publications

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An expert’s guide to Barbara Hepworth: five must-read books on the British sculptor

All you ever wanted to know about Hepworth, from a pictorial autobiography to a collection of her poems, notes and transcripts—selected by the curator and biographer Eleanor Clayton

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Critters to take over Cork Street for London Gallery Weekend

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The Buck stopped here

Camp extravaganza and Mayday pagan frolics at Queer as Folklore exhibition in London

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Adventures with Van Gogh

New discoveries about Van Gogh’s olive grove paintings revealed in upcoming Dallas and Amsterdam exhibitions

In Provence, Vincent loved the gnarled trees with a passion that rivalled his beloved sunflowers

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Frieze New York

Sneak a peek at Marco Brambilla's new work Heaven's Gate at Hudson Yards

The AR work will be exhibited at the Pérez Art Museum Miami this summer

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Can't get into Frieze New York? See some AR works by Kaws, Precious Okoyomon and Cao Fei instead

The AR exhibition has been organised by Acute Art and The Shed

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Colossal calamari sculpture causes kerfuffle in Japan

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The 'world’s largest public art fair' opens today in New York

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Yinka Shonibare, an art icon with a sardonic twist

The artist is a shining example of philanthropy, funding creative residency projects in London and Lagos

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The Buck stopped here

To honour Joseph Beuys's landmark urban forest installation, 100 oak trees have been planted outside Tate Modern

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You’re in charge—‘wormhole’ KW digital exhibition takes viewers on a bespoke virtual voyage

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh's $30m riverscape with an absinthe-coloured sky comes up for sale at Christie’s

The story of Le Pont de Trinquetaille—with the young female mudlark and the ruffians from the red-light district

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Vaccination

Offering a ‘whale of a time’ , the American Museum of Natural History hosts a walk-in vaccination site

The museum is offering around 1,000 Moderna vaccines per day on Fridays through Tuesdays

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Bong! A toppled Big Ben made of books to appear in centre of Manchester

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Spot the difference? Sam Smith’s new tattoo looks just like a drawing by Elmgreen & Dragset

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Agnes Gund's celebrated collection inspires arty new card game

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The Buck stopped here

Longtime friends Tess Jaray and Paul de Monchaux collaborate at Frestonian Gallery

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh’s unknown period: his life in a remote Dutch heathland region

A new study and a 2023 exhibition will reveal how Vincent’s art developed in Drenthe—an escape from city life and his lover Sien

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Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun project launches campaign for a solar-powered future

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Summer auction in aid of NHS gardens includes works by Maggi Hambling and Dawn Beckles

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Ben Kingsley is surreal as Salvador Dalí on Welsh film set

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The Buck stopped here

London's Design Museum circumvents lockdown restrictions by opening artist-designed supermarket

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The Buck stopped here

Lucy Sparrow recreates chemist shop made entirely from felt

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Interactive art work that reads emotions is just the medicine at London hospital

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Insta’ gratification

How New York’s MoMA became the world’s most-followed museum on social media

Rob Baker, the director of marketing and creative strategy at the Museum of Modern Art, shares his secrets to Instagram success

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Adventures with Van Gogh

David Hockney follows in Van Gogh’s footsteps, painting fleeting spring blossom

Martin Gayford’s book pays tribute to Britain’s greatest living artist before an exhibition at London’s Royal Academy

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The Insiders

A cement factory from Idaho lands in Manhattan for Dia Foundation’s reopening show

A three-part solo show of work by the artist Lucy Raven marks the foundation's reopening in Chelsea, New York, after a two-year renovation

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The Buck stopped here

Mat Collishaw transforms suburban underpass into eerie echolocation film space

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The Future is Fragile—Agnes Denes flies the flag for Healing Arts above Tate Britain

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Google honours sesquicentennial of the Met, one year later

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Supermodel Kate Moss turned into an NFT triptych

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Dutch police arrest over Van Gogh smash-and-grab raid: how long until the landscape is recovered?

The suspect is linked to a Frans Hals theft, which should help track down paintings from two museums

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Book Club

April’s book bag: how four lesbians shaped Modernism, why we love to hate biennials, and a photographic history of African women

A roundup of the latest art publications

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An expert’s guide to David Hockney: five must-read books on the British artist

All you ever wanted to know about Hockney, from the best biography to the artist's “radical” investigations into art history—selected by the critic (and longtime friend) Martin Gayford

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Golazo! UK artists design football shirts as collectable art

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Poldark star Aidan Turner on how to play Leonardo (hint: learn to paint with your left hand)

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Follow that Big Bird—up to the Met roof

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Insta’ gratification

Who needs a gallery space? Meet the people creating Instagram-only exhibitions

As physical spaces remain shut and audiences head online, Freeze Magazine and Guts Gallery explain how shows on social media could be the way forward

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Who bought the €13m Van Gogh? Britain’s second richest family

Montmartre painting was auctioned twice by Sotheby’s, after a bidder failed to have the necessary cash

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Jeremy Deller

'Choose art' with a T-shirt by Katharine Hamnett (just like Sam Smith and Jeremy Deller)

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Adventures with Van Gogh

The tragedy of Vincent van Gogh’s youngest sister Willemien—a feminist who spent 38 years in an asylum

New book explores the extraordinary story of the three Van Gogh sisters

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Gallerist finds shrimp tails in Cinnamon Toast Crunch, insists it is not a piece of performance art

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The Buck stopped here

Sculptor Zak Ové creates monumental Afrofuturistic rocket ship, but it has nowhere to land

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His name is my name too: Nick Cave, the musician, creates further confusion with Nick Cave, the artist, by releasing new visual art works

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The Buck stopped here

Artists take to billboards to commemorate one year anniversary of UK lockdown

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Antiques dealer launches NFT—of his 17th-century Delftware vase

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The Buck stopped here

'Raw pop perfection': remembering artist Duggie Fields

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Adventures with Van Gogh

The astonishing tale of how a US vice president’s Van Gogh work ended up in Iran

Vincent’s print—inscribed “At Eternity’s Gate” by the artist—went from Nelson Rockefeller to Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art, a new book by Donna Stein reveals

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Adventures with Van Gogh

New research reveals how a grasshopper got stuck—leaving its mark in Van Gogh's painting on a summer’s day in Provence

The new Nelson-Atkins Museum catalogue tells the full story of the Olive Trees

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Book Club

March’s book bag: from a guide to decoding photographs to a survey of the world’s most celebrated museums

A roundup of the latest art publications

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Eve Arnold’s unseen images of Marilyn Monroe feature on £30 posters