David D'Arcy

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Media & broadcast

Art films worth seeing from the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

Claes Bang takes the lead in two art dramas, while Cunningham dances through the decades

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Obituaries

Robert Frank, the foreigner who framed America in photographs, dies aged 94

Swiss-born photographer, best know for his series The Americans, had a wide and enduring impact on photography

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Restitution

Trump opens door to restitution claims on art seized by Cuba

While the president is the first to allow Title III of Helms-Burton Act to be used, some whose collections were taken doubt it will have an impact

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Media & broadcast

Into the cluttered maze of a packrat photographer

“Jay Myself” captures an artist and collector in his overflowing six-storey home

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Exhibitions

Rediscovering Ida, the lesser-known O’Keeffe

A show opening at the Clark Art Institute reveals how Georgia O’Keeffe thwarted her sister’s career in art

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Exhibitions

Photograph using ‘redface’ pulled from Brooklyn show

The work by the Taiwanese artist Ching-Yao Chen features him and three women wearing feathers, buckskin and body paint

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Media & broadcast

Speaking frankly: Robert Frank on his work and life

A documentary originally made in 2004 about the Swiss-American photographer and film-maker finally opens in US theaters 15 years later

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Barnes Foundation

'Selling everything but the wallpaper'—auction reopens old wounds over Barnes legacy

Barnes Foundation’s sale of founder’s items follows nominal payment for lease of valuable land

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Venezuela

Venezuelan art market fractured as coup erupts in Caracas

Once the cultural darling of South America, the country's capital is now a shadow of its former glory as artists and dealers struggle in the face of a military uprising

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Media & broadcast

Dueling documentaries take aim at one of the biggest scams in recent art history

Three productions are due to examine the Knoedler forgery scandal

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Looting

A 'missed opportunity'? US seeks to return painting looted by Nazis to Ukraine

Questions are being raised about how the work ended up in the US and why such a public seizure is being pursued now

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Public art

Michele Oka Doner finds fertile ground as the New York Botanical Garden’s new artist in residence

The Miami-born, New York-based artist known for her richly botanical works hints at “raves” and a departure from the expected kind of art installation as she digs in to the 250-acre landscape

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Politics

Double Jeopardy? US dealer fights extradition to Poland, for the second time

Alexander Khochinsky’s lawyer calls the country’s actions over a €10,000 looted painting “aggressive and disproportionate” and says his client will not get a fair trial in the “illiberal democracy”

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Media & broadcast

Ruben Brandt, Collector is an animated art heist film bursting with references

The comedy is clever, playful and inventive—although the car chases are never-ending

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Forgeries

Fake Marsden Hartley found in medical giant’s collection points to a larger scandal

Abbott Laboratories suspects fakes found their way into its collection during conservation process

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Media & broadcast

A man-made landscape is writ large on the screen in Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

After its US premier at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the visually stunning documentary heads to Berlin

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Catalogues

Cataloguing Egon Schiele: a digital work in progress

Database allows scholars to make rapid connections between works

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Austria

Austria returns wrong Klimt to wrong family

Painting of apple trees is pulled from exhibition after admission that its restitution was a mistake

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Video, film & new media

Gael García Bernal’s new film Museo turns Mexico’s biggest art heist into a madcap caper

The Spanish-launguage movie follows two middle-class flunkies who somehow pulled off one the largest antiquities thefts in modern-day history

Interview
Video, film & new media

‘I like the liberation of film’: the photographer and experimental film-maker Duane Michals explains why he prefers moving pictures

The 86-year-old artist is showing three new short films at DC Moore Gallery in New York

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Books

The tortuous story of Gustav Klimt’s Nazi-looted, 100ft-wide Beethoven Frieze uncovered

New book exploring work's provenance is a must-read for those interested in the contentious field of art restitution

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Media & broadcast

Nico, 1988: the twilight after the spotlight

Susanna Nicchiarelli’s drama depicts the grim final years of the singer-songwriter

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Media & broadcast

Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti is a sombre picture of the artist under the sun

There are few surprises in this boilerplate biopic based on the painter’s time in Polynesia

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Law

Claim on Guelph Treasure can go to trial in US federal court

Lawyers for the Prussian Cultural Foundation argued that it was not “genocide” when the objects were sold in 1935

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Law

Art dealer sues Poland over its failed efforts to extradite him from the US

After offering to return a work looted by the Nazis in exchange for his family’s former real estate, Khochinsky was placed under house arrest in New York and faced a 10-year prison sentence in Poland

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Law

New York judge orders two Schiele works sent to Christie’s, where they could be auctioned

But the watercolours are currently at the centre of a closely watched restitution lawsuit

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Art market

Sotheby's sues Greece over its claim to ancient bronze horse

A case of man bites dog: auction house turns the tables on Greek government after it was forced to withdraw the figure from New York sale in May

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Amedeo Modigliani

Modigliani the maverick? Vienna show to position Italian artist alongside Picasso

Exhibition at the Albertina Museum in 2020 will “reposition” artist as an avant-garde innovator, organiser says

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Media & broadcast

Mapplethorpe feature film includes plenty of titillation and drama but not enough of the man himself

The film premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, along with several other art-related films

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Media & broadcast

How Garry Winogrand captured the everyday drama of American life

A new documentary includes many of the artist’s myriad images and his voice, but leaves gaps in his story

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Restitution

Holocaust survivor’s family seeks painting in Ukrainian museum

Meanwhile, much of the country’s art is stuck in limbo and its own efforts to recover cultural property have stalled

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Media & broadcast

Andy Goldsworthy revisits his relationship with nature in new documentary

Leaning Into the Wind follows an earlier popular film on the artist and his works in stone, water, wood and earth

Preview
Media & broadcast

What to see at Documentary Fortnight at MoMA

From the history of Cuba to a gay beauty pageant to the Kitsch of Prejudice, the museum’s annual film series has plenty to offer

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Exhibitions

The emperor strikes back: Montreal show revisits the splendour and romanticism of Napoleon’s court

More than a display of splendour, the exhibition examines how the court functioned as an institution of propaganda, shaping and promoting images of imperial power

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Exhibitions

Museums pay tribute to Vienna’s visionary voyeurs, Klimt and Schiele, on 100th anniversary of their deaths

The artists are the subject of exhibitions across the Austrian capital—and beyond

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Donald Trump

Trump change: Ukrainian artists unveil presidential portrait made of money

The artists Daria Marchenko and Daniel Green describe the work as “rich and cheap”

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Media & broadcast

From Koons to Kusama, five art films to catch from the Sundance Film Festival

Documentaries that examine the contemporary art market boom and the life of the world’s most popular artist had their world premieres in Park City, Utah

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Exhibitions

Arshile Gorky takes us ‘beyond the tangible’ in Hauser & Wirth show

Émigré’s contributions to Abstract Expressionism make him a seminal figure of 20th-century US art

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Media & broadcast

Richard Hambleton casts a long shadow in a new documentary film

The street artist behind Shadowman outlived many of his contemporaries, but heroin and untreated skin cancer eventually took their toll

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Artists

The grave of Schiele’s muse, Wally Neuzil, found in Croatia

The site is to be restored as a monument to the artist’s young model, whose portrait has been called the Mona Lisa of Austria

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Openings

Washington's new $500m Museum of the Bible claims 'non-sectarian' mission

Private institution is funded by evangelical Hobby Lobby chairman, Steve Green

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Monuments

How the Vietnam Veterans Memorial went from an art battleground to a solemn destination

James Reston, the author of a book on the site’s history, talks to us about the power of monuments

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Media & broadcast

What to see at DOC NYC, New York’s documentary film festival

The art smuggler Michel van Rijn, the Outsider architect Ron Heist and the celebrity photographer Cecil Beaton are the subjects of films worth watching

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Research

Egon Schiele catalogue raisonné to go digital with updates on newly discovered works and provenance

The online platform will have an emphasis on connoisseurship says the catalogue’s author and art dealer Jane Kallir

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Exhibitions

Crowns made of chicken bones: on Eugene Von Bruenchenhein

A show of the artist's work in Sheboygan is sure to spur more interest in his art and life

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Exhibitions

Plenty to chew on: on Theatre of the World at the Guggenheim

The show, which was met with protest before it even opened, packs a punch

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Media & broadcast

Ai Weiwei’s documentary debut Human Flow is more of a journey than a j’accuse

The feature-length film is now open in New York and Los Angeles

Interview
Media & broadcast

Ruben Östlund, the director of The Square, explains why the art world deserves to be mocked

The Swedish film-maker’s brutal satire set in a contemporary art museum comes to New York next month

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Ai Weiwei’s refugee film Human Flow picked up by Amazon

The media production arm of the online retailer giant plans to release the documentary theatrically this autumn and stream it online

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Vito Acconci: the controversial and pioneering US artist who refused all restraint to explore his body

He sat under a floor at a gallery with a microphone for eight hours and masturbated while speaking of his fantasies about people sitting above

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Media & broadcast

Art drama muscles in on documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival

Artists’ lives—including Tom of Finland, Laurie Simmons, Julian Schnabel and Richard Hambleton—get the cinematic treatment

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Legal battle over Schiele works owned by Jewish entertainer who died in Dachau

His heirs’ attempts to recover them will be framed by President Obama’s Holocaust Act

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Media & broadcast

Beuys the myth, more than the artist, explained in new documentary

Andres Veiel’s film, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, is the most extensive revisiting of Joseph Beuys art and life for a general public

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Exhibitions

Cosmic collectors: how the Guggenheim family came into its art

An exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York looks at how the collection was shaped

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Montreal’s Max Stern Foundation gets its Bacchus back

The FBI recovered the work when it was offered for sale at the 2015 Spring Masters fair in New York

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Video, film & new media

Art on film at Sundance, from Van Gogh’s landscapes to an orbiting VR vanitas

Drawings come to life and visitors follow the trail of malware code at the annual film festival in Park City, Utah

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Exhibitions

What a vivid imagination: on Sergei Eisenstein's erotic work

A group of "sex drawings" by the Soviet filmmaker are on show in New York

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Cuban collector’s heirs settle over Wifredo Lam painting that resurfaced in Miami

Artist’s son warns of real and fake works flowing out of Cuba

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Custodians of the Holy Land: the Franciscans to open new museum in Jerusalem

The monastic order, which has had a presence in the city since 1217, is planning a two-venue Terra Sancta Museum

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Politics

Senate to vote on Holocaust restitution bill in a race against the clock

The new law, if passed, would set a national statue of limitations for claims on art looted by the Nazis

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Exhibitions

The radiant future that never came: on Communist art from the 1930s to today

A show at Galerie St. Etienne in New York looks at how left-wing politics once animated culture—and how they no longer do

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How Toronto learned to embrace its street art

After the former mayor’s crackdown on graffiti triggered a backlash, city officials decided to stop arresting artists and start hiring them

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Politics

The end of the world is coming to Manhattan

Robert Cenedella, the “Art Bastard”, brings his vision of the apocalypse to a gallery window just a week before the US election

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Media & broadcast

The one that got away: film-maker tracks down the Warhol work that her family let go

After its New York Film Festival premiere, the charming documentary Brillo Box (3 ¢ off) will air on HBO in 2017

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US museums’ Cuban dreams deferred

High-profile loan programmes are hindered by practical problems and political realities

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Heritage

François Hollande announces $100m fund to protect cultural heritage in the Middle East

The French president was joined by the US vice president Joe Biden at the Metropolitan Museum in New York Tuesday night

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Video, film & new media

Three films to watch out for from the Toronto International Film Festival

From Jonas Mekas darkly humorous memories of escaping the Second World War, to concentration camp tourism, to a photographer facing the death of her favourite technology

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Norton Simon Museum can keep Cranachs, California judge decides

A US court has dismissed a claim to recover two paintings looted by Nazis, but collector’s heir plans to appeal

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Exhibitions

The private pleasures of kings: on nudes from the Prado at the Clark Art Institute

The Spanish Catholic Church tried to curb images of nudity, but artists and patrons did not always oblige

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Frida Kahlo’s potent portrait on US-Mexico border heads to Philadelphia

The 1930s painting, on show in October, is a timely response to the anti-immigrant stance of Donald Trump

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Bronx Museum postpones show after Cuba halts loans to US

State-owned works of art risk seizure to satisfy $7bn of claims by Americans

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Exhibitions

Copper and dust: on Mesopotamian sculptures and pastels by Lucas Samaras at the Morgan Library

The shows reveal the twin sides of the museum's interests

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Fairs

Art on film: why filmmakers are drawn to artists

Movies about artists may not be nailed-on money-spinners, but more and more are appearing—and some are even box-office hits.

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Museums

Is the Israel Museum’s Birds’ Head Haggadah Nazi-era loot?

The manuscript was once owned by the family of a German-Jewish politician who opposed Hitler

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Blind, 90-year-old son of Holocaust victims sues to find his family’s art

David Toren has filed a petition in New York State Supreme Court asking the Berlin auction house Villa Grisebach to reveal the buyers of works sold there