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Obituaries

Vancouver street photographer Fred Herzog has died, age 88

The German-born Canadian captured a view of the city that has since been lost, but he did not receive major recognition until late in life

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Museums

Art Gallery of Ontario acquires a Caillebotte after long legal struggle

A government grant for works of importance helps to block departure of the painting from the country

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Public art

Vancouver mural memorialises First Nations’ aide to stranded Indian immigrants

The work was unveiled as the name of a Conservative politician behind the Komagata Maru incident was removed from the federal building on which it is painted

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Art market

Contested export of a Caillebotte painting raises questions about Canadian cultural law

A Canadian court recently overturned a ruling on the "national importance" of the French Impressionist's work, sold at Heffel Auction House in 2016

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Art market

Vancouver's art market sees influx of Chinese cash

As British Columbia clamps down on foreign real estate investment, Chinese collectors are investing in contemporary Canadian art with "no expense spared”

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Chicago

Veterans and artists draw creative profit out of war

A project at the inaugural National Veterans Art Museum Triennial in Chicago aims to create artistic equity out of conflict

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Vancouver Art Gallery staff strike continues

Union boss calls museum's recent offer "an insult"

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Museums & Heritage

After a decade of delays, Vancouver Art Gallery gets $40m boost for new building

The local philanthropic Chan family has reinvigorated the long-awaited expansion with an “unprecedented” gift

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Public art

How a chain-link mosque at the Vancouver Biennale became a community hub

Saudi artist Ajlan Gharem's installation stands as an example of cultural exchange as diplomatic tensions break out between Canada and Saudi Arabia

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Artists

Art installation in Canada helps rebuild burnt-out library in Iraq

A project at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto challenges the public to help restore a Baghdad art college’s collection

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Exhibitions

Kerry James Marshall on painting, politics and P Diddy’s record-breaking purchase of his work

The artist’s retrospective opens at the Rennie Collection in Vancouver, the largest private owner of his work

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Exhibitions

Douglas Coupland’s work in plastic is fantastic

The writer and artist unveils an ecological work inspired by the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and a 3D-printed national portrait of Canada

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Exhibitions

Parviz Tanavoli's Lions of Iran exhibition gets green light after Hassan Rouhani’s victory

Almost 1,000 guests attended the opening night to support the show, organised by Iran's leading artist 

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Acquisitions

Art Gallery of Ontario goes from zero to number two with Diane Arbus acquisition

The Toronto museum becomes the second largest holder of the photographer’s work in the world with the purchase of 522 prints

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Politics

Iran's presidential election casts shadow over show organised by country's leading artist

Artist Parviz Tanavoli hopes Lions of Iran exhibition will still go ahead in Tehran—and travel abroad

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National Gallery of Canada receives major gift of contemporary art from collector Bob Rennie

The collection of 197 works is largely by Vancouver-based artists like Ian Wallace, Rodney Graham, Damien Moppet, Brian Jungen and Geoffrey Farmer, but also includes an important piece by Doris Salcedo

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One man’s epic quest to recover a stolen painting by ‘Iraq’s Picasso’

The 1968 battle scene was withdrawn last month from Christie’s Dubai sale, but its fate remains in question

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Politics

Mexican-Canadian artist caught up in political maelstrom over Trump Tower commission

Miriam Aroeste says she was surprised to have her art mixed up with the US President’s politics

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Baghdad pop-up show could rise from the ruins

Artists hope to restage exhibition first seen in bombed-out shopping centre