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In pictures: sport at Art Basel

With Euro 2024 kicking off this week and the Olympic Games in Paris just over a month away, there are plenty of works at Art Basel for sports fans to hop, skip and jump over to

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Game on: Museums in Kansas City and San Francisco face off in Super Bowl duel

While California law prevents SFMoMA from wagering the loan of a work on the outcome of the NFL’s championship game, officials there and at the Nelson-Atkins Museum have found a creative solution

Sotheby's slam dunk: Michael Jordan sneakers sell for record $2.2m

The Air Jordan 13s were worn by the basketball star during his last year with the Chicago Bulls

Football's coming...to Manchester International Festival (with a little help from soccer player Juan Mata)

This summer's edition will also feature Yayoi Kusama’s monumental inflatables at Factory International's new building

Football legend Pelé, a muse for Warhol and street art icon, has died aged 82

Martin Parr and Juergen Teller are among the artists who captured the Brazilian star's gift for friendship and personal diplomacy

London gallery turns Premier League football match into an art installation

Mark Titchner's work was displayed at Tottenham Hotspur's stadium and broadcast to millions of fans

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Qatar ramps up cultural programme ahead of Fifa World Cup with three new museums

Rem Koolhaas and Herzog & de Meuron selected to design new institutions

Calida Rawles’s mural makes waves at Inglewood's new SoFi Stadium

The regal painting of a Black woman floating happily in a swirl of water was finished just in time for Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl win on Sunday

Wanna shop for art like an NBA star?

Bronx gallerist Set Free Richardson is helping the stars of the basketball court tell a KAWS from a Kehinde Wiley

Skateboarders fight back against Berlin Neue Nationalgalerie ban

Museum says ban protects the building and sculptures—but has attracted criticism for ostracising younger generation

Footballer Marcus Rashford 'on verge of tears' after messages of support cover his Manchester mural vandalised by racist graffiti

Public artwork honouring the Black Manchester United forward was defaced within hours of England's Euros loss on Sunday

It’s coming home: Art gallery to open in the grounds of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

New space is run by the publishers of OOF, a magazine which marries art and football

Sportcomment

What is a football club doing at an art fair?

It's not just about money—credibility is a factor too

Baselarchive

Basel art gallery forced to shut shows as Euro 2008 kicks off

This precaution was taken due to the safety of stock being compromised by influx of football fans

Art marketarchive

Warhol “Athletes” commissioned for $800,000 to be sold for $28m

This is the first time a complete set of the series is on offer