Why it’s important that Canada’s Black artists are honoured at the heart of government
Senator Patricia Bovey's initiative 'Honouring Canada's Black Artists' bringing works by Black Canadian artists into the Senate building is now in its second iteration
What are the next challenges for cultural restitution?
The full story of colonial plundering lies not in museum displays but in unopened, uncatalogued boxes in store rooms
Botticelli's 'stunning and puzzling' Man of Sorrows
The painting, sold last week at Sotheby's for $45.4m, was listed among workshop and studio pictures in Ronald Lightbown’s 1978 catalogue of Botticelli’s work, before being included as an autograph work in an exhibition at Frankfurt's Städel Museum in 2009. Here, in a pair of opinion pieces, two Renaissance experts give their contrasting views on its attribution
In this age of social fracture and political upheaval, Raphael’s sublime harmony is an underrated quality
Presenting beauty without the schmaltz is a challenge worth undertaking, as the delayed Raphael show at London's National Gallery will demonstrate
Anish Kapoor: 'A population invested in the arts is the last thing a right-wing government wants'
The UK government's sinister dismantling of its creative sector is slowly but surely unfolding through cuts in funding and increased political control
UK heritage charity the National Trust is ending the year richer than ever—so why all the staff cuts?
The more than 1,700 workers who lost their jobs last year have every right to feel aggrieved as Trust weathers storm regardless of staff savings
Letters to the editor | Donna Stein’s book about the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art is ‘misleading’ and has ‘inaccuracies’
Readers respond to an article about a new publication detailing the founding of the Iranian museum
It took 300 years for the art world to recognise Artemisia Gentileschi—now NFTs are reinforcing the bias towards Western male artists
The latest digital craze is only perpetuating the structural sexism inherent in art history
The 'Ledbury Titian' discovery begs the question: who should we trust when it comes to art attribution?
We often overlook gaps in provenance, or disagreement between experts, simply because we want to believe in fairytales
Freelance workers are the backbone of the art world—but how are they expected to survive on a pittance?
If culture is to recover from the pandemic, the sector must value the self-employed more so that the next generation—of all backgrounds—can afford to live a creative life
Tearing down troubling statues is not lying about our history—it is removing impediments to truth
The UK communities secretary Robert Jenrick's plans to prevent the removal of controversial monuments reveals his inability to view the past as shifting and complex
'Museums had better not be planning for a return to the status quo'
Bubbles, sheikhs and the freeport frenzy: Georgina Adam reflects on 30 years of art market reporting
Our art market editor-at-large looks back on three decades of booming sales and soaring prices, from Middle Eastern emergence to the evolution of auction houses
What’s the ideal post-pandemic art market? One that's no longer a Disneyland for the rich
Capitalism has gobbled up the art world over the past decade—it is high time for a reset
Auctions are like dating: you can do it online, but sparks only fly in the flesh
The coronavirus lockdown is boosting lower level virtual sales, but only a major live auction will kick-start the top end of the art market and revalidate prices
As The Art Newspaper turns 30, the question is—will the A-word survive?
"Art" is a loaded term, freighted with associations of class and power
'Marmite' Boris Johnson or 'deep cuts' Jeremy Hunt—which would be good for the arts?
The former UK minister for culture, Ed Vaizey, weighs in on which of the two candidates for prime minister would best serve the arts
A collection of 50 contemporary artists’ favourite works of art
Book looks at what they like and how they think it helps their own work
A crisis of faith: is Big Data the art world’s new religion?
The rise of Big Data means that connoisseurship is being replaced by "intel", which has far-reaching implications for the art world
Are we worried enough about the planet to give up jetsetting to art fairs?
A truly environmentally friendly art world requires that we give up the 'freedom, privilege and progress to which we are so accustomed'
How Notre Dame abounds in the collective artistic imagination
Matisse's 1900 painting of the gothic cathedral risked taking on elegiac significance before the fire was extinguished
'Hong Kong is free—on paper'
Certain subjects have become off-limits—but no one knows exactly what can or cannot be discussed
Art in sensitive times
In the face of turbulent times the public art museum has a difficult, but essential role to hold open an open space for dissenting experiences of art and culture
Vik Muniz: My advice to fellow artists in the face of grim political times
Brazil’s cultural sector must respond to hard-right politics by reconnecting with the wider community
The all-powerful market is sounding the death knell for connoisseurship
Today, art history is increasingly being written by dealers and auctioneers to suit their own purpose
The sidelining of arts education in England is seriously out of step with our times
While this year's A-level results show a rapid decline in arts subjects in the UK, countries outside of the West are stepping up teaching of creative subjects
Traffic believes the US and UK ivory sale bans are ‘vital elements in the international response’ to poaching
The official spokesman of the wild-trade monitoring organisation responds to The Art Newspaper's article on the trade in elephant ivory—and we respond to him
Rapper pays $18.5m for work at auction but the artist gets nothing—is the system in need of reform?
Anny Shaw asks if auction houses and dealers should pay their dues to the artists from whom they profit
Sydney’s flagship museum is entirely focused on building a costly extension. Why?
Unless the Art Gallery of New South Wales begins to focus more on exhibitions, there is every reason to believe that Sydney Modern will be a gigantic and costly flop
Why the French can sell arms and culture to Saudi Arabia, but the US and UK only arms
France's latest deal with the Kingdom reveals the close connection between culture and foreign affairs