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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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Museums

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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Museums

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

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Frieze London 2018

A home of one's own: tackling London's growing housing and studio crisis

As debate rages over art’s role in gentrification, two new schemes offer artists affordable spaces to live and work

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Frieze London 2018

Contemporary galleries start looking to the next generation

The gallery gene does not normally survive beyond one generation, so how can contemporary art galleries survive their founders and keep their edge?

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Frieze London 2018

Social Work: eight dissenting female artists feature in Frieze London’s new section

Work that challenged male-dominated art world of the 1980s and 1990s on show as UK marks centenary of women's suffrage

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Lost art

Lost art: the joys of the ephemeral

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history's most important works—those that we can no longer see

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Artist interview

Hayv Kahraman on the Kurdish exodus—and the trouble with humanitarian campaigns

The Baghdad-born, Los Angeles-based artist talks about the impetus for her new work at Susanne Vielmetter

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Exhibitions

Beacons of empathy: the forgotten women who brought the Foundling Museum to life

The portraits of men in the London museum's picture gallery are being replaced by portraits of women who supported a vision to protect young children

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Art market

Blockchain: Hot stuff or hot air?

The technology offers the promise of a world in which a work of art’s provenance is held on a single database—if it lives up to the hype

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Salvator Mundi

Salvator Mundi: Why Bernardino Luini should be back in the frame

The Art Newspaper invites Matthew Landrus to expand on his theory on attribution to Leonardo and studio

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Lost art

Lost art: chasing the elusive Ghent Altarpiece panel

Noah Charney on the work that was the target of 13 different crimes

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Lost art

Lost Art: the world’s invisible collections

Noah Charney on the Sadnikar family's extremely personal collection in Slovenia

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Ferens Art Gallery: a northern powerhouse

Hull gallery more than tripled visitor numbers during UK City of Culture year after “Herculean” renovation

In association withArt Fund

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Tate St Ives: a deeper community connection on the Cornish coast

After a bumpy start, the extension to the Tate’s westernmost outpost has been welcomed and is now enabling the gallery to reach its full potential

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

The Postal Museum: a ride into the story of mail that really delivers

The newly opened museum takes visitors on a journey underground and reflects major shifts in the nature of human connection

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Glasgow Women’s Library: a museum for the #MeToo era

The library shows that grassroots museums can take a gutsy stand and contribute to global debates

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Brooklands Museum: a paean to the pioneers of motoring and aviation

A historic motor-racing circuit, Concorde and 4D experiences combine to provide a day out of old-school charm with contemporary quirks

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Artist interview

Trevor Paglen lets you view the world as the machines see it

Ahead of his retrospective at Washington, DC's Smithsonian American Art Museum, the artist discusses his interest in the social and political implications of technologies, including mass surveillance systems and artificial intelligence

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Lost art

Lost Art: Has Caravaggio’s long missing Nativity been found?

Noah Charney on the Carabinieri's efforts to track down the stolen painting

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Exhibitions

Dream team: 11 of the best football works

As the World Cup 2018 kicks off in Russia, Eddy Frankel picks some of the most striking pieces by contemporary artists

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Art Basel 2018

Are art awards really worth winning?

Winning a prize can give an artist international exposure, but the question of who really benefits—critically and commercially—is an increasingly vexed one

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Art Basel 2018

Match of the day: football vs art

The two may seem unlikely bedfellows, but plenty of artists are football fans—and they are making their allegiances known during this summer’s World Cup

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Art Basel 2018

Artists as cryptofinanciers: welcome to the blockchain

Curious new relationships between art and capital are being enabled by cryptofinance, which places “monetary value” at the heart of the creative process

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Art Basel 2018

Is the biennial model busted?

Riga, Bangkok, São Paulo—every modern city wants a biennial. But is this good for contemporary art? Leading curators join the hot debate

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Marcel Duchamp

What was it like to conduct Marcel Duchamp's only live television interview?

Fifty years on, Joan Bakewell remembers speaking to the pioneering artist for the BBC, shortly before his death

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Artist interview

From the archive: How New York fell back in love with Robert Indiana

With a retrospective lighting up the Whitney, the artist behind “that” work has finally returned to town

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Michelangelo

The UK's only marble Michelangelo takes pride of place at new Royal Academy

The Taddei Tondo has not always been treated as a masterpiece

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Royal Academy

How the Royal Academy Schools shook off their fusty image

Once seen as a bastion of tradition ignored by young artists, the institution's postgraduate fine art course has become the most desirable in London

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Royal Academy of Arts

Ignominy to influence: a history of women at the Royal Academy

London institution’s founders included two women, but a long period of male domination has only recently been challenged

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Royal Academy of Arts

We go behind the scenes as the Royal Academy celebrates 250 years

Delve into the heart of the revamped London institution—expanded, embellished and eccentric as ever

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Lost art

Lost Art: Homer’s Troy and Priam’s Treasure

Noah Charney on how epic histories became mythical stories

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Frieze New York

Holy inspiration: the Met's Costume Institute finds a divine connection between religion and fashion

The museum's annual gala show examines how the Catholic Church’s aesthetics have influenced designers

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Frieze New York

Frieze New York pays tribute to the School of Hudson

The maverick art dealer helped to shape New York’s contemporary art scene by finding and supporting some of today's biggest artists

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Tate

The struggle behind Tate Modern's birth

Recently opened Tate archives reveal wrangling over division of British and international art in early 1990s

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Lost art

Lost Art: the Fondaco dei Tedeschi frescoes by Titian and Giorgione

Noah Charney on works that we cannot see, but which remain as an influence to those who did see them

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

No end to gender woes? Time’s not up in Asia

There is a gross gender imbalance across the Asian art world, but the representation of female artists, curators and dealers is also on the rise in the region

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

From Abramovic to Kapoor: how artists are making VR a reality

Pair are the latest big names to step into the sixth dimension, with their first works using VR tools on show at this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong fair

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300

Letters of note: featuring Zaha Hadid, Picasso's biographer, a prison warden and many more

Selected correspondence from down the years

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Art's Most Popular

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

Including Old Masters, Asian, Post-Impressionist and Modern

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Art's Most Popular

How museums can double their visitor numbers—featuring DJs at the Musée Guimet in Paris

Think differently and "belong to the public"

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Art's Most Popular

What is the most cultured city in the US?

Think Grand Rapids, Bentonville or Houston—but not New York

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Art's Most Popular

Why choosing a name for an exhibition is anything but straightforward

Active or passive? With or without a colon?

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Art Dubai 2018

Meet the Residents of Art Dubai's new section

In the project for the fair, 11 international artists are showing work inspired by a month’s stay in the UAE

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Art Dubai 2018

Is interest in African art on the rise in the Middle East?

An increased presence of African galleries at this edition of Art Dubai could signify a flourishing regional market

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Getting to know the real Tintoretto

A string of exhibitions celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Venetian master’s birth will help to bring him back into favour

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Lessons in collecting from the court of Charles I

He relied on advisers such as Van Dyck to guide his acquisitions. How different is the art of connoisseurship today?