David D'Arcy

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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

Review
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

Review
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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Art 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

Review
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”

Review
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

Interview
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

Review
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

Review
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

News

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

Review
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

News

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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Museums

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