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Coronavirus resources

Dietl initiative supports art technicians who lost work due to coronavirus

A new commission-free sales platform launched by the art logistics company benefits art handlers, who are often artists subsidising their studio practice

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Coronavirus resources

New York artist launches platform to link people in need of help with others amid coronavirus lockdown

Social practice artist Jody Wood started her S.O.S. online aid network as part of her belief that "everyone is responsible for caring for one another"

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Performance art

Annabel Daou will take on your worries in a 12-hour durational performance

During the coronavirus crisis, the project “is a way to consider my role with respect to others, as an artist and as a human being in this world”, the artist says

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Art's Most Popular 2020

When did just looking at art lose its appeal?

Sleep in Hopper’s motel room or dive into Monet’s pond—museums are increasingly going beyond traditional exhibition formats to attract visitors

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Art's Most Popular 2020

Mo people, mo problems: when busy shows go wrong

The cost of producing crowd-pulling shows can outstrip the cash they bring in. Here are some of the downsides of being just too popular

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Art's Most Popular 2020

Legoland vs the Louvre: how do museums stack up against other popular visitor attractions and public events?

They might not always draw the crowds that flock to malls and amusement parks, but museums are seen as valuable additions to communities—even by people who have never stepped foot in one

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Obituaries

Peregrine Pollen, who revitalised auction industry and laid the ground for the booming art market of the 21st century, has died, age 89

One of the most dynamic figures in the international expansion of Sotheby's in the 1960s and 1970s, descended from generations of collectors and men of action

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Media

Are commercial galleries the next big content producers?

The top dealers are increasingly becoming audio and video makers and magazine publishers—is it all still about sales?

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coronavirus

Here's how to apply for financial aid during the coronavirus pandemic if you're self-employed or a small business in the arts

We have gathered information about grants and loans around the world to help you get through the Covid-19 crisis

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Video, film & new media

Criminally artful heist films to take your mind off the coronavirus this weekend

Heat up some popcorn and find a welcome distraction with some decidedly non-pandemic viewing

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Coronavirus resources

Artful resources to keep kids entertained and educated at home

Organisations and museums offer plenty of online art projects for parents

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coronavirus

‘It’s almost like science fiction’: artists share their experiences with the coronavirus

We spoke with artists in the US and Europe about how Covid-19 has so far affected them and their work, from cancelled exhibitions to concerns about the future

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Video art

Some video art to enjoy at home while under coronavirus isolation

While museums and galleries are shut, take the time to dive into the rich online world of new media works

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Social media

The top six hashtags to follow now as the art world moves onto social media

The museums of Modern art in New York and San Francisco are leading the way on promoting digital content on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

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coronavirus

Personal stories of coronavirus: the widow who opened her husband's exhibition for a day

Diana Cohen, the 90-year-old wife of the late painter Alfred Cohen, travelled to London for the opening of the first show of his work in 20 years. Years in the making, it opened and closed within a few hours

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Podcast

Fill your ears with art: the top culture podcasts to listen to during the coronavirus lockdown

If you are craving creativity and are stuck at home, here are the best arty audios to keep you going

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Digital Age

On coronavirus lockdown? The top online museum and art tours to enjoy from home

If you are in self-isolation or your local galleries have closed, here are the best digital initiatives to feed your need for art

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Dutch art

MFA Boston launches new research centre focusing on Dutch and Flemish art

The Museum of Fine Art’s new Center for Netherlandish Art is the first of its kind in the US and will include a space to display the fruits of its work

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Tefaf Maastricht 2020

Can you teach an Old Master fair new tricks?

While auction houses are more aggressive and newer works dominate the global market, Tefaf’s exhibitors remain resolute

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Tefaf Maastricht 2020

Tefaf Maastricht: an expert's guide to three niche collecting areas

Delving into the arms and armour, contemporary ceramics and French design at this year's fair

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TEFAF Maastricht

Maastricht adventures: Tefaf exhibitors reveal what they get up to while banished from the fair on vetting day

From castles and cathedrals to baring it all at a spa, there is plenty to keep dealers' nerves at bay while the vetters move in

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Lost art

Lost art: works with a death warrant

Should we mourn the loss of art that was only made to be destroyed?

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

LA's grassroots spaces keep growing

With more alternative art galleries than ever, many are slowing down on exhibitions and stepping up on programming

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Not here to stay: what makes private museums suddenly close?

From mounting bills and funding problems to art-washing and embezzlement, collections are disappearing from public view at a rate of knots

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Video, film & new media

When will the art TV binge begin? Platforms like Netflix and Amazon are slow to show original cultural content

Streaming services have changed the way we watch television, but while they feature plenty of arts programming, there are few new commissions

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Obituaries

The Getty Museum curator who hired the Rolling Stones for 15 shillings a head

Self-taught Gillian Wilson put together the 20th century’s best collection of French decorative arts

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Video, film & new media

Reality check: is VR set to revolutionise museums?

With the Louvre revealing its virtual reality Mona Lisa, museums ponder the power of tech experiences

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Memorialising an American tragedy

Survivors, artists and lawmakers debate if public memorials to mass shootings in the US hurt more than they help

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Design Miami is a real glass act

The material is hot at the design fair, where the line between decorative and fine art is becoming increasingly blurred

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Music

The artist’s composer: Steve Reich's percussive experiment returns to the Hayward Gallery this week

Drumming was first performed at the London venue in Mark Rothko's 1972 exhibition—now it will be surrounded by Bridget Riley's show

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Media

From 'piecemealing' medievalist to TV darling: how Janina Ramirez is championing slow media about culture

The shows Raiders of the Lost Past and Handmade in Bolton on the BBC and the scholar's popular podcast reflect a thirst for in-depth knowledge

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Obituaries

Obituary: Nathalie Brooke, a leading figure in the preservation of Venice

A remarkable cultural ambassador in London's art, political, and musical scene and on return visits to her native Russia. One of the founders of Venice in Peril

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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