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Fake or Fortune?

Sculpture knocked over by cat revealed as authentic Giacometti, which sold for £500,000 at Christie's

Featured on the BBC's Fake or Fortune TV show, the sculptor's Tête qui regarde was badly repaired after it was felled by a family feline

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In the frame

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

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Gauguin’s kitten reappears in Van Gogh’s Yellow House

Amsterdam show on the artist's Martinique trip also reveals Tate watercolour as a genuine work by Gauguin

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In the frame

International Cat Day scoop: pawprints found on kitten-loving Klimt’s print

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In the frame

Give a cat a home at M Woods: museum kitties looking for purr-fect parents

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In the frame

Catnapped: abduction of moody moggie Begemot from Moscow museum sparks media frenzy

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Claude Monet

Monet’s lost cat returns home to Giverny

A “purr-fect” ending to the story of the missing pottery object found in the collection of the artist’s secret granddaughter

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In the frame

Feline fine: downtown Denver gets new cat installation

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Art market

Object lessons: a Golden Age memento mori, a peacock-shaped censer and a jute-sack work by Ibrahim Mahama

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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In the frame

Trippy travel and friendly felines at the Aga Khan

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Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei to auction cat toy sculpture for Syrian children

Proceeds from Berlin sale, which also includes works by Rosemarie Trockel and Tomás Saraceno, will benefit Kayany Foundation

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Exhibitions

Prehistoric Lion Man points towards earliest notions of religion in new British Museum show

Earliest surviving figurative sculpture, carved from mammoth tusk, is among 160 objects in Living with Gods

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In the frame

Firefighters save the Hermitage’s beloved feline guards

A small fire on Friday at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg raised alarms about the fate of one of its greatest treasures: the beloved Hermitage cats

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China

Chinese art world goes fur crazy for cats on WeChat

Feline-themed group is providing a talking point for artists, curators and administrators

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In the frame

What did we do before cats on the web? The Smithsonian finds out

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Politics

Iran's presidential election casts shadow over show organised by country's leading artist

Artist Parviz Tanavoli hopes Lions of Iran exhibition will still go ahead in Tehran—and travel abroad

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In the frame

Rembrandt’s dog and the Louvre’s cat