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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

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Does crime pay? Anna Delvey podcast may hold the answer

'Fake heiress' launches show while under house arrest in New York

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No stone unturned in erasing Sackler at the British Museum

An inscription of the beleaguered family's name is set to be removed from a stone lintel

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‘Royal Academy who?’ Rejects rejoice at getting own show

The walk of shame exhibition featuring vetoed works will now be an annual event

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Harry styles it out over comedian's cheeky portrait

Joe Lycett sells his painting to the former One Direction frontman for '£6 and a chunky peanut butter Kit Kat'

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Uma Thurman kills it as dodgy dealer in Hollywood's latest art-themed film

'Preposterous' plot involves a New York art dealer who teams up with a hitman to launch a money laundering scheme

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Killer Queue: Freddie Mercury fans go Ga Ga and line up round the block for Sotheby’s show

The masses are being drawn in by the chance to see objects both fine and personal

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Netflix LGBTQ+ drama Heartstopper goes to the Louvre—or does it?

While gay romance Red, White & Royal Blue heats up at the Victoria and Albert Museum

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Actor and internet 'daddy' Pedro Pascal visits UK fan exhibition in Margate

The man of the hour arrived at the gallery with Talk Art hosts Russell Tovey and Robert Diament in tow

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When Harry met Hockney—pop idol is painted by the Bradford-born artist

The new portrait will go on show in a Covid-delayed exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London

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Ultra-glam Welsh wrestler revered by Turner prizewinner Jeremy Deller dies, aged 82

Adrian Street symbolised shifts in post-war UK society, the artist says

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Warhol's Polaroid pic of Keith Haring in a Michael Jackson jacket is a tonic for Madonna

The Queen of Pop posted the image of the late street artist on Instagram

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New Yorker profile of dealer Larry Gagosian digs (very very) deep

"If the money is correct, if the transaction is correct, I’m not going to be a moral judge," says Gagosian

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Museums go for broke on new social media platform Threads

Major institutions are falling over themselves to be funny on the new rival to Twitter

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What Johnny Depp did next: a £1,950 self-portrait in aid of mental health

$200 from each sale will go directly to the Mental Health America charity

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Paula Rego's massive mural—bruisers and all—unveiled at London's National Gallery

Curator urges Rego fans to put pen to paper and get the vast work put on permanent display

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Goals, glory and tackles: the art world battles it out on the football pitch

Tate emerged victorious at the five-a-side OOF Cup on the grounds of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in north London

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New career in art beckons for Boris Johnson

The former UK prime minister has painted his vision of the 'perfect' cabinet meeting

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Erwin Wurm's Fat Cars given a wide berth by Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Organisers concerned about how to show oversized vehicles in a positive way

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National Gallery summer party puts the fun in funding

Lavish event helps museum edge closer to £95m target for ambitious NG200 programme

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AI helps artist think outside the frame

Kody Young fills in the blanks for Leonardo, Hopper and Botticelli