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Lost art

Lost art: to save, or not to save, when works are in peril

From Smithson’s Spiral Jetty to a mordant Trump nutcracker figure

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Media

Vinyl-y: how the revived medium is being remixed by artists

From Christian Marclay to Taryn Simon, we look at how artists are increasingly using vinyl to document and augment their work­—and as a medium in itself

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Cartoons

Badiucao: meet the Chinese artist illustrating the Hong Kong protests

China’s ‘artful dissident’ has attracted worldwide attention through his drawings of protests, but he is still little-known in the art world

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Friezescope

Friezescope: what the stars have in store for Air Signs during Frieze week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Gemini, Libra and Aquarius art lovers

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Art market

Running a contemporary gallery is tough: we look at London's lost commercial art spaces

There is a long list of innovative ventures to have fallen by the capital’s waysides but some have left a lasting legacy

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Conservation

The Sistine Chapel's system upgrade: Nam June Paik's immersive video to be recreated for Tate

The late artist’s award-winning Venice Biennale presentation has been painstakingly reconstructed at Tate Modern—clunky old tubes and all

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Frieze London 2019

Friezescope: what the stars have in store for Water Signs during Frieze week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio art lovers

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Frieze London 2019

Friezescope: what the stars have in store for Earth Signs during Frieze week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn art lovers

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African art

Why African women artists are bucking the market trend

The growing success of female African artists marks an exciting shift in the market

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Frieze London 2019

Friezescope: what the stars have in store for Fire Signs during Frieze week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Aries, Leo and Sagittarius art lovers

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South Africa

Nando’s enormous collection puts the peri-peri in African art

With over 22,000 works hung on its walls, the popular chicken chain is an unlikely champion for emerging South African artists

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Frieze 2019

Woven: a special section at Frieze London links traditional influences with contemporary textile art

Eight solo gallery presentations explore textiles, from knotted biomorphic hemp forms to Bauhaus-inspired geometric compositions in silk, cotton and paper at this year's fair

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Collectors

The architects who build art collections: from Phil Freelon to I.M. Pei

While architects and designers are often inspired by the works of artists, their own acquiring habits are as varied as their influences

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Art & Design 2019

Chicago Architecture Biennial reckons with displacement, privation and segregation

Artists’ works address a history of colonialisation and marginalisation and its impact on contemporary urban realities

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Collectors

Feeling the pinch: why the middle-class collector is a dying breed

The Vogels filled their modest apartment with contemporary art, but wage stagnation has seen the professional-classes squeezed out of this overheated market

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Art & Design 2019

London Design Festival: meet the designers pushing us to take action on the world's big issues

We take a look at artists tackling environmental and social issues through large-scale, experimental works

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Lost art

Lost Art: the mysterious allure of Japan’s Three Sacred Treasures

Does the imperial collection really include a mirror of wisdom, a sword of valour, and a jewel of benevolence gifted from the gods?

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Artist interview

Turner Prize nominee Helen Cammock on Baroque music and marginalised histories

The UK artist's solo exhibition at London's Whitechapel Gallery explores the lives of 17th-century Italian female composers

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Obituaries

My father, the polymath, artist and adventurer, Friedrich Meckseper

The New York-based artist Josephine Meckseper shares personal memories of her father’s life and work

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Art Basel 2019

The human side of AI

How do algorithms see and shape the world? An exhibition at Basel’s HeK explores the often uncomfortable coexistence of humanity and AI

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Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Air Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Gemini, Libra and Aquarius art lovers

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Paula Rego

Paula Rego: 'retire? and do what? eat ice cream?'

The Portuguese artist’s work focusing on issues such as abortion and honour killings is more relevant than ever – and curators cannot get enough

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Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Water Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces art lovers

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Books

Book excerpt: William Kentridge reveals how Antoine Bourdelle inspired his work

In Jori Finkel's book It Speaks to Me, Kentridge discusses the sculpture in Johannesburg that first made him feel the power of art

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Art Basel 2019

Bringing up baby: making motherhood work in the art world

Being a mother has been cast as career suicide by Tracey Emin and Marina Abramovic. We speak to four women in the art world who beg to differ

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Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Earth Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn art lovers

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Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Fire Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Aries, Leo and Sagittarius art lovers

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Climate Change

How the art world is going green

Those within the art world who advocate for environmentally friendly practices are finding a sector willing to do its part.

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Lost art

Lost art: the great Caravaggio whodunnit

Ahead of the painting's sale, the art historian Noah Charney asks whether the pricey work is a true lost treasure or one of scores made by Caravaggisti

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Mass Moca, the museum that almost wasn't, celebrates 20 years

The art historian Brian Allen reflects on the rich history of the once inconceivable project that is now thriving

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Art market

'Those were different times': the antics of an Imps and Mods dealer in the swinging sixties

Martin Summers recalls a long and eventful career in the trade

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Venice Biennale 2019

Bellinis and baby octopus: where to eat and drink during the Venice Biennale

Filippo Bollani, head concierge at The Luxury Collection's Hotel Danieli reveals the best restaurants and bars to refuel during the Venice Biennale 2019

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Venice Biennale 2019

How to survive the Venice Biennale, according to the art world

It may be the most prestigious art event in the world, but be warned—it is also the most gruelling

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Frieze New York 2019

Out and proud: Stonewall at 50

Art After Stonewall, a touring exhibition of works covering gender, sexuality and Aids, shows how queer culture was shaped by the Stonewall riots

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Frieze New York 2019

Whose museum is it anyway? The story of El Museo del Barrio has always been about representation

As it turns 50, the museum wrestles with concerns that it has lost its community focus

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Obituaries

Remembering Jayne Wrightsman

A reminiscence of the New York socialite, arts patron and philanthropist by Keith Christiansen, the chairman of the Met's European Paintings Department

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Podcast

From Despair to The Scream: the genesis of Edvard Munch’s most famous work

On our podcast, the curator of the British Museum’s Munch exhibition tells the story of the Norwegian artist’s anxiety at the blood-red sky he saw above the Oslo fjord, and how it led to a masterpiece

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Photography

Remembering Tiananmen Square in a new age of censorship

It's been 30 years since the event that saw thousands of protestors clamour for democracy in Beijing

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Art's Most Popular 2019

Ranked: the top ten most popular shows in their categories from around the world

Including Old Masters, Contemporary, Post-Impressionist and Modern, and more

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Art's Most Popular 2019

Art in the age of Instagram and the power of going viral

As visitors to exhibitions are increasingly sharing their experiences online, should curators plan shows for maximum hype?

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Art's Most Popular 2019

Relax and immerse yourself... the art of experiencing museums slowly

Schemes such as Slow Art Day offer an alternative to life in the fast lane, away from the jostling crowds and selfie-takers

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Art's Most Popular 2019

How global art can provide a kick-start to local economies

Special exhibitions mean big money—not only for the museums that hold them but for local businesses as well

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Street art

KAWS célèbre: street artist's first survey—and huge inflatable—make waves in Hong Kong

KAWS, aka Brian Donnelly, is now firmly in the mainstream art world

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Lost art

Lost artists: why some creators disappear

The world is full of wonderful artists, but not all their names are known, and fewer are remembered

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Art market

Dubai's Alserkal Avenue launches arts foundation

The not-for-profit will commission works and offer residencies and educational programmes to promote artistic development in Dubai

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Auctions

Going, going, gone online: Europe's auction houses go digital

Online-only auctions may tend to focus on the lower end of the market, but they are key to expanding clientele. We survey ten auction houses to find out their strategy

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Artist interview

Hew Locke discusses monarchy and model boats in new survey show at Ikon Gallery

As a major exhibition opens in Birmingham, the British artist discusses how growing up in Guyana has ensured that maritime themes are in his DNA

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The Netherlands

Golden Age day trips from Tefaf Maastricht: our pick of must-see shows

The 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt this year has prompted a glut of exhibitions devoted to the Dutch artist and his peers

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Collecting

Hustlers with a habit: what five Tefaf exhibitors collect and why

From Dinky toys to Old Masters, dealers share what objects take their fancy

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Art world’s wage inequality sparks waves of protests

While museums pursue multimillion-dollar expansion projects, art workers consider themselves underpaid—and feel the squeeze of a growing wage gap

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Exhibitions

Making Miró: MoMA show explores turning point in artist’s career

An exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art focuses on The Birth of the World, a 1925 painting that marks a definitive turning point for Joan Miró

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The Armory Show

From the archive: gossip from The Armory Show over the years

Donald Judd's studio secrets spilled, multi-tasking gallerists and Glenn Lowry's statement sans collar suit

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The Armory Show

From grit to glitter: a look back at 25 years of The Armory Show

The Gramercy International Art Fair was the edgy alternative to establishment fairs when it first began—reimagined as The Armory Show, it has grown into an economic juggernaut

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Exhibitions

How museums are stepping up exhibition design

A wave of innovative exhibition design has graced our museums in recent years. What are the keys to holding the viewer’s gaze?

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Los Angeles

Wearing its art on its sleeve: Los Angeles' enduring passion for murals

The city’s street paintings, vehicles for protest since the 1930s, continue to be a flashpoint

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Curators

Globetrotting curators: the international search for art

Leading curators on their travel schedules, how technology shapes their visions—and whether they are aware of their carbon footprints

Sponsored byMomart

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Lost art

Lost art: should we rebuild sacked castles and ruined palaces?

Noah Charney examines how historic buildings that were needlessly destroyed can live on today

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Photography

Reportage storms the citadel: documentary photography joins the canon of British art

A Don McCullin exhibition at Tate Britain symbolises the shift in photography's significance in British museums

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Rembrandt

The year of Rembrandt with Simon Schama

The art historian gives a personal view of Rembrandt's extraordinary achievements as the world celebrates the 350th anniversary of the Dutch master’s death

Supported byRijksmuseum

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Bill Viola

Kira Perov: the ‘guardian angel’ in Bill Viola’s life and work

As the Royal Academy in London prepares to open a show uniting the US video artist with Michelangelo, his wife and collaborator discusses her pivotal role in his process

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Bauhaus

Bauhaus is 100 years old in 2019—but which one are we celebrating?

The German school, one of the crucibles of Modernism, was a complex entity

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Bauhaus

Germany celebrates 100 years of Bauhaus with a bonanza of museum openings and exhibitions

From newly conserved buildings and puppet shows to virtual-reality installations and ballet, across the country the German school is finally getting its due

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Lost art

Lost art: on the trail of vanished cities of legend

Noah Charney explains how mythological clues can lead us to real findings

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Artists

Jordan Casteel comes home with a show at the Denver Art Museum

The New York-based painter, whose work is now owned by private collectors like Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats as well as institutions, never envisioned herself becoming an artist

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Art fairs

Behind the scenes: Diary of an art handler

Having to cope with everything from curious koi to melting Vaseline, an art handler’s working days are certainly never dull

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You have to renovate to accumulate: three South Florida museums expand in very different ways

The Norton Museum of Art, the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College show that museum expansions can take different sizes and forms

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Artist interview

Elizabeth Price: Mining a rich seam of creativity

The changing world of work is central to Turner Prize-winning artist’s new show at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

From the archive: headlines from our 15 years (so far) at Art Basel in Miami Beach

We look back at our very first set of daily papers in 2004

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Lost art

Lost art: the possibly forged but tantalising Sinaia lead plates

Noah Charney on the potential problems and fascinating details behind these little-known and under-studied objects

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Photography

Edward Woodman: the light and space of a golden era

UK retrospective freeze-frames often ephemeral works from the 1980s and 1990s

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Queen Sonja of Norway

By royal command: how Queen Sonja of Norway is raising the profile of printmaking

As the winner of her eponymous award is announced, the artist-royal discusses her passion for the medium and her collaboration with other Norwegian artists

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Lost art

Lost art: when works disappear into private collections

Noah Charney on works that are “extant but inaccessible”

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Anni Albers

Paul Smith gets wrapped up in the work of the Bauhaus

After a life of collaborating with commercial brands, Anni Albers' foundation has posthumously licensed a design to be used by the UK fashion designer

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Germany

'Poor but sexy' no more: property boom drives out Berlin's artists

The German capital once attracted talent from across the world with its cheap rents, but gentrification is making an exodus already seen in London and New York

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Anni Albers

Weaving walls: how Anni Albers challenged Bauhaus prejudice

Founder Walter Gropius had limited expectations of the school’s “beautiful sex”, but one student quietly subverted them with a new category: the textile artist