The Year in Review 2019

Ten memes that define the absurdity of the art world in 2019

From Maurizio Cattelan’s $120k banana to dedicated viral accounts, here are the images that tickled us this year


2019: the year in review

The Art Newspaper team ponder 2019's biggest art stories. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speakers Anna Brady, Louisa Buck and Jane Morris. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

This was the most prolific year for Leonardo scholarship in history—here is a detailed guide to the best books

At least 250 volumes in European languages have been published in 2019, the year that saw the world commemorate 500 years since Leonardo da Vinci's death

From surprising sales to emotional discoveries: the Van Gogh stories of 2019

The top exhibitions, books and auction news this year—plus the astonishing tale of the gun

a blog by Martin Bailey

From the history of the festive putti to Arthur Jafa's hefty tome: the art world's favourite books of 2019

Regular contributors, scholars, curators and critics choose their favourite reads from the past year

King Tut’s golden year, Koons’s worst: the highs and lows of the art world in 2019

As Notre Dame burned, protestors called the shots and a gold toilet vanished, it was certainly a year to remember