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San Francisco’s Fog art fair returns with rapid sales of tangible works and rising interest in the digital

The fair, which was canceled in 2021 due to Covid-19, has seen strong participation from local galleries and collectors, as well as institutions

Leora Lutzabout 6 hours ago
TongaNews

Help Tonga! Contemporary art organisation TBA21 calls for support following volcanic eruption

Danish artist group Superflex made a 2018 film on the island destroyed by the explosion

Lee Cheshireabout 23 hours ago
MexicoNews

Future of one of Mexico’s most important collections uncertain as parent company put up for sale

La Colección Banamex, which numbers more than 6,000 works including pieces by Frida Kahlo and Clemente Orozco, belongs to a bank that Citigroup is offloading

Elizabeth Mistryabout 17 hours ago

US customs agents return ancient cuneiform writing implements to Iraq

The millennia-old prism and tablet were found to lack proper paperwork—one after its owner’s death, the other following an online auction

Wallace Ludelabout 11 hours ago

Austria sets up expert panel to develop guidelines for repatriating colonial loot

Committee led by Jonathan Fine of Vienna’s Weltmuseum may pave the way for new legislation

Catherine Hickleyabout 18 hours ago

The Week in Art

A podcast bringing you the latest news from the art world, every week

Why did the €471m Caravaggio villa fail to sell?

Plus, artists create their own monuments at Goldsmiths CCA in London and Michael Armitage on Sane Wadu at the newly opened Nairobi Contemporary Art Institute

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Art market

Van Ham auction house to sell inventory of insolvent Galerie Michael Schultz

Schultz, who died last month, was arrested in 2019 on suspicion he cheated customers

Catherine Hickleyabout 18 hours ago

Pace will launch a project space in Tribeca, with founder Arne Glimcher at the helm

“Gallery 125 Newbury is about expanding my own story...about going full circle, back to the little gallery I once had,” Glimcher said of the new space in Manhattan's booming art district

Could it be magic? Singer Robbie Williams to auction three Banksy works worth more than £10m at Sotheby’s

Former Take That star acquired the works directly from the artist’s studio in the mid-2000s

Anny Shaw2 days ago

Art Basel Hong Kong hedges bets for March fair with Covid-contingency plan in May

Well over half the galleries participating in the fair are opting for satellite booths as travel restrictions continue to disrupt large-scale events

Anna Brady2 days ago

Adventures with Van Gogh

Adventures with Van Gogh is a weekly blog by Martin Bailey, our long-standing correspondent and expert on the artist. Published every Friday, his stories range from newsy items about this most intriguing artist to scholarly pieces based on his own meticulous investigations and discoveries.

The mind-blowing Van Gogh gallery that never was

What happened to the 1923 plan for a Grand Museum to house the collection of Helene Kröller-Müller

Martin Baileyabout 22 hours ago

Museums & Heritage

Into the ether: How a German museum accidentally lost access to two highly valuable NFTs

Copy-and-paste fail or meta commentary on crypto art?

Dorian Batyckaabout 22 hours ago

Manicure at the Mauritshuis? Dutch museums turn into beauty parlours in protest over Covid restrictions

Initiative questions why gyms, hair salons and brothels have reopened but culture venues remain closed in the Netherlands

Gareth Harris1 day ago

Historic Peruvian church to be restored after earthquake

The Church of La Jalca Grande, one of the first churches built in Peru after the Spanish conquest, was constructed using stones from pre-Hispanic monuments

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts settles dispute with its former director

Nathalie Bondil, who was fired in 2020, was seeking $1.5m in moral and punitive damages from the museum’s board

Clare Lilley is named Yorkshire Sculpture Park's director—only the second in its 45-year history

Curator is overseeing a major Robert Indiana show due to launch this spring

Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Abraham Palatnik’s first posthumous show at Nara Roesler to ayahuasca-inspired ceramics at Salon 94

Gabriella Angeleti and Benjamin Suttonabout 19 hours ago

Liz Larner’s Corner Basher channels the helpless and hopeful rage of our day

The artist’s 1988 kinetic, participatory sculpture—which is included in a new survey show at SculptureCenter in New York—is temperamentally attuned to the prevailing moods of 2022

Haroon Mirza: ‘The question I’m asking is, what kind of species are we?’

As he opens a show in New York and looks forward to his participation in the Lille3000 festival, the artist-composer discusses his interest in energy and power in their many forms

The Big Review: 'Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist' at the National Gallery in London

Does a show focusing on the German artist’s European trips illuminate his genius?

Books

Book Club

Extract | What should we do about paintings with racist titles?

In a new book of cultural essays, the Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan ponders whether we should change offensive names given to art—and what that might say about us

An expert’s guide to Georgia O’Keeffe: five must-read books on the American painter

All you ever wanted to know about O’Keeffe, including a comprehensive biography, the artist’s “perfect” novice recipe book, and her letters to photographer Alfred Stieglitz—selected by the curator Theodora Vischer

Extract | Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing and painting tips

The Old Master’s advice is among the fascinating facts and illuminating anecdotes gathered in a new compendium called Artifacts

The Year Ahead

The most exciting exhibitions around the world in 2022

We take a look at the must-see exhibitions in 2022, including the return of the Venice Biennale and Documenta, blockbuster shows of Donatello and Cézanne, and a sculpture festival for the Qatar World Cup

The top art fairs for 2022

Despite the ongoing restrictions due to the pandemic, many art fairs hope to go ahead this year. Here's our pick of the key ones to visit

Making a fresh start: new museum openings for 2022

While the pandemic may have forced museums around the world into an involuntary temporary slumber, builders have been busy. Here are the most exciting new and expanded museums opening in 2022

Museums plan for a busy year despite Covid-19 uncertainty

Will 2022 see a return to normal for exhibition schedules? Or will surging cases mean plans have to be torn up again? We asked museum directors and head curators how confident they are for the year ahead

Get ready for the new world order: art market experts make their predictions for 2022

US dominance, industry collaborations and increased concern about climate change are all on art market experts’ minds—and, of course, NFTs

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