20th Century

Abstract Expressionism’s forgotten women and their international contemporaries emerge from the shadows

An ambitious exhibition at London’s Whitechapel Gallery will celebrate the female artists from around the world who, against the odds, helped redefine art in the post-war period

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An Englishman in New York: Richard Smith biography highlights the influence of the US city on his work

The artist returned from his trip to America in the 1960s “the personification of self-aware modernity”

‘Like a chess player’: London survey show reveals practice of studious still-life painter and printmaker Giorgio Morandi

The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art will display the 50 works by the Italian artist held in the Magnani-Rocca collection

An expert's guide to Henri Matisse: four must-read books on the Modern master

All you ever wanted to know about Matisse, from a definitive two-volume biography to the writings of the artist himself—selected by the curator Dorthe Aagesen

'It's about setting the record straight': A Warhol of disputed authenticity and chequered association heads to auction

Offered next month for $500,000 to $700,000, the silkscreen canvas work is from the same series as another that was at the centre of $20m lawsuit against the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Milton Avery—who linked American Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism—gets first major European show

The curator of the Royal Academy of Arts exhibition says there is “joy in every work”

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New documentary sheds light on artist Eric Ravilious, a romantic visionary lost in war

Ravilious was the first artist to be killed on active service during the Second World War

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At long last, Indian art from the long 20th century gets the forensic treatment in gargantuan publication

Over more than 700 pages, and with a polyphony of contributors, this book charts more than 100 years of subcontinental art, from the 19th century to the present day

An expert's guide to Piet Mondrian: four must-read books on the Dutch artist

All you ever wanted to know about Mondrian, from a comprehensive biography to a book about his various studios—selected by the curator Ulf Küster

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The enigma of Philip Guston: two books unpack artist's fascination with dualities

Coinciding with opening of controversially postponed Guston show, these publications are vital to grasping the artist's contribution to post-war American art

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Book investigates why so many Irish country houses were subject to devastating arson attacks in the 1920s

While the early part of this publication is dry, once the fires start the narrative heats up

Degas, Monet and Rothko among Texan philanthropist Anne Bass’s trove, expected to sell at Christie’s for $250m

Only two of the 12 works have been guaranteed, an oddity in the recent string of high-profile single-owner sales

Phillips donates £5.8m, the auction house's share from its evening sale of 20th-century and contemporary art, to Ukrainian Red Cross

The sale felt fresh, with 83% of works making their auction debut and in-demand young artists again taking centre stage, with a new record for Issy Wood

New book deep dives into the vast collection of W.A. Ismay—the UK’s most prolific collector of post-war British studio pottery

The "professional Yorkshireman" had more than 3,600 pieces including the likes of Lucie Rie and Bernard Leach

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From the pyramids to Venice: splendid survey of British painters traces the rise of the professional artist-tourist

Beautifully produced book of works by those who travelled abroad in around 1900 offers readers more than the standard views

Phillips starts 2021 sales with a 17% leg up on last year

Despite the “headwinds” of Covid-19 and an extended UK lockdown, the firm raised £24.8m in its three-city livestreamed auction

Seeing Chaïm Soutine through the eyes of Willem de Kooning

A side-by-side show at the Barnes Foundation brings together two Expressionist greats who fused the figurative and the abstract in their work

The story behind a student who discovered Edward Hopper's earliest paintings were copies

New research finds teenage artist's landscapes were based on a magazine for amateurs learning how to paint

Essex’s unlikely sculpture town is set for a renaissance

Built in the wake of the Second World War, Harlow maintains a remarkable collection with pieces by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Rodin

While in lockdown, UK's Sainsbury Centre acquires major works by sculptor Elisabeth Frink

Acquisition from the artist's estate heralds a wave of works being dispersed across UK public collections

Cache of Russian avant-garde works surfaces in regional museum's basement

Art historian Andrey Sarabyanov is planning a new exhibition of forgotten pieces by Kandinsky, Rodchenko and Stepanova

Here come the 'angels of anarchy': Surrealist women to steal the shows in 2020

Exhibitions in UK, Europe and US speak to growing public appetite for scholarship on the women of art history

Not all about nudes: volume uncovers new area of Lucian Freud’s work

Best known as a portrait painter, the artist was also fascinated by plant life

Beyond the Metaphysical: Milan show aims to reassess Giorgio de Chirico's late period

Major survey at Palazzo Reale will include his "most difficult" works as well as early pieces that inspired the Surrealists

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Decorative arts sales shift to Chicago

New York vies with London for nineteenth- and twentieth-century decorative arts sales, but Chicago is coming on quickly

Decorative arts from Art Nouveau and Deco to Werkbund, Bauhaus and Functionalism

Another floor opens up in the Bröhan Museum with its privately formed collection