AnalysisThe Year In Review
From counting muddles to collective cuddles: the art world's highs and lows of 2018
The people, places and things that had a year to remember—or to forget
'What on earth is going on with Earth?' Olafur Eliasson on bringing ice blocks to London
The Danish-Icelandic artist tells The Art Newspaper podcast about the latest iteration of Ice Watch and why climate change refugees should automatically get passports from well-off states
Kapoor reaches out-of-court settlement with the NRA to remove sculpture from 'abhorrent' video
The British artist also invites the US gun lobby to donate $1m to victims of gun violence in the US
The Beatles' White Album: the band, the artist, the dealer. Plus, art in Dubai
We talk to Andrew Wilson at the Tate and Harriet Vyner about one of the greatest albums, and album covers, of all time. And we visit the new Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793
Don’t call me a woman artist: overlooked Surrealists. Plus, Klimt/Schiele
We talk to Alyce Mahon, the curator of the Dorothea Tanning exhibition in Madrid, and adviser for the Leonor Fini show in New York about the art and life of the two surrealist artists. Plus, as a spate of shows open in Europe and the US, we discuss how Klimt and Schiele compare. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Bruce Nauman’s New York takeover. Plus, the British Museum dusts down its Islamic art galleries
We talk to the curator Kathy Halbreich about the giant two-part Bruce Nauman retrospective at MoMA and MoMA PS1. Plus, the specialist in Islamic studies Jane Jakeman reviews the new Islamic displays at London’s British Museum. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Gainsborough murder mystery. Plus, RoseLee Goldberg on performance art
We travel back to the 18th century and delve into the grisly family murders that helped Gainsborough gain fame. Plus, RoseLee Goldberg tell us all about her new book Performance Now: Live Art for the 21st century. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
In the Sotheby’s saleroom with the self-destructing Banksy, plus Bauhaus pioneer Anni Albers
We go behind the scenes of one of the most publicised stunts in auction history with our correspondent Anny Shaw who was there that evening. Then we get a tour of Tate Modern's Anni Albers retrospective with its curator Briony Fer, speak to the artist's biographer Charles Darwent and the head of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Nicholas Fox Weber. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Frieze special: the fair and the top shows, with Doris Salcedo and Ragnar Kjartansson
We talk to the art market specialist Melanie Gerlis about the fair, to Doris Salcedo and Ragnar Kjartansson about their shows, Massimiliano Gioni about the New Museum’s video-art pop-up in London—and much more. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Special: the rise and rise of contemporary African art
On the eve of the 1-54 fair for contemporary African art, we talk to an artist, a curator, an art fair founder, a gallerist and an auctioneer about the long overdue recognition of the diverse art of a continent. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Courtauld’s Impressionists. Plus, Armenian treasures at the Met
How Samuel Courtauld’s collection ignited Britain’s passion for Impressionists. Plus, New York’s Metropolitan Museum looks at Armenia, the first country to convert to Christianity. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Van Gogh in the asylum. Plus, Christian Marclay on The Clock
Our correspondent Martin Bailey and art historian Martin Gayford talk about Van Gogh's time at the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole and Christian Marclay tells us about his ground-breaking work The Clock. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Poland’s answer to the Guerrilla Girls—the 'bison ladies'—stage protest against Araki exhibition in Warsaw
Japanese artist became embroiled in #Metoo movement over treatment of long-time model
Podcast episode 37: Art and football plus John Akomfrah interview
With the World Cup in full swing, we look at a London show exploring football as a cultural phenomenon with its co-curator Eddy Frankel, and talk to the British film-maker John Akomfrah about his exhibition at the New Museum, New York.
InterviewArt Basel 2018
Collector's Eye: Grazyna Kulczyk
The Polish art lover on her fascination with female artists and how she wishes she could have been seated at Judy Chicago's Dinner Party
NewsArt Basel 2018
How Art Basel can inspire the Venice Biennale
Artistic director likens fair booths to cabinets of curiosities
Podcast episode 36: Berlin Biennale and Art Basel
We explore the two big European art world events of the past week: Arsalan Mohammad is in Berlin with the curator Serubiri Moses and the critic and curator Annika von Taube, and Ben Luke speaks to Melanie Gerlis, writer for the Financial Times and The Art Newspaper, on the line from Basel.
Podcast episode 35: Freud, Bacon, Hockney and the post-war London scene; and Signals gallery
We talk to Martin Gayford about his book Modernists and Mavericks and sitting for portraits by Freud and Hockney. And we explore a show celebrating the Signals gallery, where Latin American and European avant-gardes converged.
Podcast episode 33: Absent friends—Howard Hodgkin's final paintings; Robert Indiana remembered
We talk to Antony Peattie, the music writer and partner of the late Howard Hodgkin and to Barbara Haskell, curator of Robert Indiana's 2013 retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Podcast episode 32: David Chipperfield on the new Royal Academy
The Academy’s £56m project opens, with subtle additions and revamps by the British architect. Chipperfield talks about the subtleties of architecture, the RA’s chief executive Charles Saumarez Smith discusses funding and the quirks of the institution and we review the buildings and its displays with Jane Morris.
Podcast episode 31: The $646m Rockefeller sale. Plus: should big galleries subsidise smaller ones?
We drill down into the big numbers from the Post-Impressionist and Modern sale in New York with Georgina Adam, talk to Professor Rachel Pownall about the wider market and look at a small gallery housed in Piccadilly Circus Tube station.
Elmgreen & Dragset get first major UK survey at Whitechapel Gallery
Exhibition during Frieze week spans 20 years of the artists' career and will include a major new commission
NewsGallery Weekend Berlin
Art fest: Gallery Weekend Berlin takes over the city
Commercial and non-commercial enterprises combine as the most important event in the German art calendar gets underway
Should big galleries subsidise smaller ones?
David Zwirner's idea that art fairs tax top dealers to support younger galleries signals concerns over the fragile ecosystem of the art market
Podcast episode 29: Taryn Simon on grief and mourning
We talk to the US artist about her acclaimed work An Occupation of Loss staged in New York and now London. We hear from a curator and conservator at the Met about resurrecting Moretto da Brescia’s final great painting, and appraise the Turner Prize shortlist.
Podcast episode 28: the battle over Ethiopia's treasures
Martin Bailey speaks to Hailemichael Aberra Afework, Ethiopia’s ambassador to the UK, about the artefacts seized by the British army at Maqdala, go behind the scenes of the Sony World Photography Awards with judge Gareth Harris and ask Richard Parry about his plans for Glasgow International
InterviewArt Basel in Hong Kong 2018
Collector's Eye: William Lim
The Hong Kong-based architect tells us what art he's bought and why
NewsArt Basel Hong Kong 2018
Cern’s resident artists to create work for Art Basel
Darkroom installation will use data collected at the particle physics centre
Polish art world calls on national museum to stage 'major international show' against fascism
An open letter to Krakow institution asks for exhibition to counter rise of the right in Poland
Outcry over Polish government’s changes to Second World War museum
Five hundred academics sign open letter criticising amendments to the permanent exhibition of major Gdansk institution
How theatre provided a brief escape for prisoners from concentration camp horrors
First major show on subject is at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow
Polish parliament gift shop removes Jewish figurines from sale
The trinkets drew criticism from anti-racism campaigners
AnalysisThe Year In Review
From VR masterpieces to PR disasters: 2017's ups and downs
The Art Newspaper team assesses the art world's fortunes in a turbulent year
We acquired Leonardo's Salvator Mundi, Abu Dhabi says
Announcement appears to contradict earlier reports linking purchase to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince
NewsLeonardo da Vinci
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince revealed as buyer of $450m Leonardo and loan confirmed to Louvre Abu Dhabi
Gesture consolidates close political alliance between Saudi Arabia and the UAE
Podcast episode 11: antiquities now and Rose Wylie
How is the antiquities trade coping with increased focus on Middle East looting and new approaches to collecting? And Rose Wylie on the pleasures and struggles of painting
Podcast epsiode ten: restoring Iraq’s heritage, plus the complex politics of First Nations art
John Darlington of the World Monuments Fund discusses projects to train local people in craft traditions and the curator Victor Wang on the work of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, whose first European solo show opens in London next week
Podcast episode nine: $450m! The Leonardo breaks all records
How the art sale of the century happened, with Judd Tully, our man in the salesroom. Plus, a new museum in Indonesia
Podcast episode eight: how hackers are attacking the art world
Galleries are losing huge sums to cybercrime, what makes them vulnerable? Plus: the dubious restoration along the Camino di Santiago.
Galleries hit by cyber crime wave
Hackers are using an email scam to intercept payments between galleries, collectors and others
Podcast episode seven: the tale of an Old Master forgery scandal
The 'masterpieces' that fooled the art world. Plus: a review of London's latest shows, from Cezanne to Soutine.
Podcast episode six: trouble at Unesco, plus Art and Terror
Why did the US and Israel pull out of the organisation and what will happen next? Plus: 9/11 and its impact on art is explored at London’s Imperial War Museum
Podcast episode five: what's the story behind the $100m Leonardo?
What will happen when the only painting in private hands by the Renaissance master heads to auction? Plus: the New Museum's big new show on gender, and our literary editor talks 18th-century princesses
Podcast episode four: Frieze special with Peter Blake
As the art world descends on London, we take the pulse of the city's art scene with an art market specialist, a collector and two artists, Peter Blake and Ed Fornieles
Podcast episode three: how the Getty is shaping southern California’s art scene
The story behind Pacific Standard Time in Los Angeles; Ming Wong on the historic queer art show in Taipei. Plus: an exclusive audio work by Zardulu the Mythmaker
Podcast episode two: Zeitz Mocaa and London autumn preview
The lowdown on the new Thomas Heatherwick-designed museum in Cape Town. Plus: London's most enticing shows this autumn