It's Pop art but not as we know it

Artists from Brazil to Japan are emerging from the shadows at Frieze and in museums

Collectors can find a new niche at Frieze Masters

David Bailey’s torn portraits, sculpture from Borneo and netsuke put the eclectic into Collections


Agents of change: how dynamic directors have transformed the UK’s regional scene

Funding cuts spell trouble for the UK’s smaller museums and galleries, but their directors are making great strides through imaginative programming, striking buildings and links with their national peers<br>

Exhibition impossible: the shows that can’t be staged

It may be because works are never lent or simply cannot be moved, or because historical figures become unfashionable or controversial, or because living artists prove reluctant, but some of the most cherished ideas of leading curators and directors have never come to fruition—yet<br>

Conversations with Bacon: Marking Grey Gowrie's 75th birthday with his poem on the artist

Gowrie, a former UK arts minister, art dealer and chair of Sotheby’s and the Arts Council, is also a poet

Fixing - or not fixing - the works in Berlin's sculpture collections damaged in 1945

Should they be left as a reminder of a dark past or restored to reflect the artists’ intentions?


The British Museum’s battle on the home front during the First World War

The museum’s archive reveals how air raids threatened the collection and George V intervened to stop the building being requisitioned

Phyllida Barlow: the artist working with the Tate collection to interrogate the essential nature of sculpture

Since retiring from teaching at the Slade school after 40 years, the sculptor has found her large, site-specific works in great demand—not least at Tate Britain


Music to the ears of the post-war avant garde: exhibitions mark the 100th anniversary of composer John Cage's birth

The celebrations of his life show how much he influenced—and was influenced by—some of the greats of American 20th-century art


Speech by Nir Barkat: Anselm Kiefer on Jerusalem and the Kabbalah

“What has been divided can be brought back together again—not in the form of a reunification, but in a way that we cannot yet define”


Marina Abramovic, Doug Aitken and Matthew Barney are leading the way in a new kind of theatrical art

"In long, durational performance, you change the performer and the public" says Abramovic


The Warburg Institute is fighting for its life as University of London cuts corners

The famous library founded by Aby Warburg for a special kind of research may lose its essential nature

How did the financial downturn impact the market for brand-name artists like Hirst and Murakami?

Both have adopted marketing strategies more typical of luxury goods firms than artists. In 2009 we looked at their market history


Two new programmes: Warhol is remembered by his ageing stars, and original art is taught

Twenty Factory regulars look back on the creative freedom that fuelled the New York enterprise, while three art schools are brought under the microscope


Tim Burton as great as Warhol, says MoMA in the lead up to its exhibition on the director

The curator of an exhibition which includes over 700 of the film-maker’s drawings, paintings, graphic works and photographs, believes Burton will come to be seen as one of the most influential artists of our time

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The problem with art advisers

In 2007 we observed that while most are seen as opportunistic shoppers, some are as knowledgeable as museum curators


The films of Warhol’s lost lover rediscovered: A documentary on Danny Williams

Esther Robinson’s engrossing movie includes footage of several of Williams’ films


US army collection: Looking at the art of the Iraq war

A collection of paintings is stored in a basement in Washington, DC. The artists are serving—or have served—in the US Army

July 2006archive

France promised Mona Lisa to Mussolini to avert war: The untold story of Leonardo's 1939 Milan retrospective

King George VI loaned 19 of his best Leonardo drawings to Milan for the most important exhibition on the artist ever held


The Art Newspaper exclusive on the memoir MoMA declined to publish: The details

Here we publish an account of the memoirs of the late William S. Rubin, director of the paintings and sculpture department of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, for 15 years


News from New York: Turf wars in Tribeca

Artists, actresses and property developers compete for the best properties in the area

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'The art trade is the last major unregulated market'

Is it time for reform? Murky dealings came to light in 2005 as more collectors began to enter the scene—and brought their cases to court


Arts on television: Barbara Hepworth & Andrew Lloyd Webber

“Your head is like the loveliest pebble I’ve ever seen” said the sculptor Barbara Hepworth to her second husband, artist Ben Nicholson


Marina Abramovic: reflecting on the good witch of the East

The Yugoslavian-born artist continues to animate audiences with her exercises in pleasure and pain


A review of art in the UK media: Dumbing down or opening up?

The question of whether society gets the art it deserves, or merely what it is prepared to tolerate

Art in the media: The people’s painting—only what we deserve

Komar and Melamid reveal what we like, Tory politician Jeffrey Archer speculates in Warhols, fictional Bacon somewhat censored, and Britain’s own intellectual, Jonathan Miller, on reflection


The tensions in copyright law between the rights of artist, public and trade

We asked a number of lawyers to comment on the situation with regard to catalogues in their own jurisdictions, and found that the scope of protection varies widely


Why has the Germano-Russian war loot question still not been resolved?

Even after treaties have been signed, legal wrangles between Germany and Russia persist