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British Museum ends the year as the butt of the joke

The annual Christmas cracker joke competition by the British TV channel Gold took a swipe at the theft scandal that rocked the institution

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Sign of the times—artist Nan Goldin is no. 1 in the Art Review Power 100 List

The annual ranking of the art world crème de la crème is dominated by artists

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Rachel Whiteread’s Christmas tree lights up Mayfair

Turner prizewinner’s festive work stands outside the plush hotel, The Connaught

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‘It’s Robbie’—Banksy (apparently) reveals first name in 2003 BBC interview

Chat during Turf War show also touches on ‘microwave meal’ art—and Charles Saatchi

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Pop art—sports star Tony Adams and H from Steps become curators

The pair were among the celebrity “selectors”—together with curator Péjú Oshin and sculptor Julian Wild—behind the 25th ING Discerning Eye exhibition in London

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Tim Burton exhibition in London brings Edward Scissorhands and Batman to life

Film director's ghoulish illustrations and paintings to go on show at the Design Museum

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Wallace Collection birthday bash for Grayson Perry

Potter will celebrate his 65th birthday in 2025 with a show at the London museum

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Bond actor Pierce Brosnan gets first UK solo show

Nottingham gallery is showing paintings by the Irish star

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National Gallery bicentenary films include a Van Gogh treat (plus personal reflections on the collection)

'My National Gallery, London' tells the story of the institution through the eyes of the staff

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The Hockney cat that got the cream—ceramic moggie sells for £112,000

Black and white animal effigy was a gift for courteous couple

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Fashion off: Naomi Campbell and Barbie to have major London shows

They will each take the spotlight at a South Kensington museum next summer

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From Keith Haring to Gabriel Massan—Madonna celebrates art stars at London concert

The Like a Virgin singer looked to the past and future at debut gig of Celebration tour

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Frieze London diary: from a star-studded anniversary bash to Madonna's tribute to her son

Plus, artists on artists at the National Gallery, Maggi Hambling's eye-popping evocations and a sleepwalking sculpture in Regent's Park

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Frieze London diary: from a moment with Andy Murray to the answer to a Paula Rego mystery

Plus, a cross-generational collector chat and an artistic airing of London's sexual geography

Frieze London diary: cute bomb dogs and a return to order in the VIP queue

Plus, a moving talk with artist Nick Cave and an unholy mistake at Allied Editions

Frieze London diary: Marina Abramović's Extraordinary Women tea party and Hiroshi Sugimoto's love for a Beatles hit

Plus, an artist-filled prize ceremony in Piccadilly, Thom Browne at the V&A and an entry from the new ”undercover gallerist”

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Lipstick and lashes at the Louvre

Lancôme drew inspiration from celebrated works such as the Venus de Milo and the Sleeping Hermaphrodite

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Is Damien Hirst's Medusa dessert a delicious work of art?

The artist's epic sculpture of Medusa at Bacchanalia in London has inspired a new £50 pudding

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Kim Kardashian outbid by American football legend Tom Brady for George Condo work at charity auction—but both won in the end

A star-studded fundraising gala for the criminal-justice charity Reform Alliance included a high-stakes auction and blackjack tournament

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Russell Tovey rocks up at Claridge’s to present first Royal Academy Schools art prize

Daria Blum was given the £30,000 award by the artist Marina Abramović

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Sarah Lucas’s cheeky sculptures bring light relief at Tate Britain

Guests at the packed exhibition launch included Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant and fashion icon Pam Hogg

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Escape from the British Museum—tale of a teapot returning to China goes viral

Two social media influencers—Pancake Fruit and Summer Sister—are behind the series posted on Douyin

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Art crowd attends Piccadilly church for Rachel Jones’s new opera piece

Hey, Maudie draws on classical tropes, West African traditions, jazz and gospel

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Oppenheimer star Cillian Murphy and Tracey Emin turn up for Marina Abramović's blockbuster RA show

Visitors queued to walk through Imponderabilia, the 1977 piece featuring a naked couple

High sea at Frieze Seoul

The Korean artist collective ikkibawiKrrr offered fair-goers a salty sampling of the sea water from Jeju Island

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Defeated French general or noble Parliamentarian? Theresa May portrait divides opinion

The £28,000 portrait of the MP for Maidenhead will hang in Portcullis House