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Public art

Officials reject reports of permanent Prince Philip statue for London's Fourth Plinth

Mayor of London’s office says contemporary art series will continue with Heather Phillipson sculpture planned for 2020

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Politics

Tom Watson, deputy Labour leader, wants to put 'creativity back at the heart of our classrooms'

Politician also says Brexit will have 'disastrous' consequences for creative industries

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Art fairs

Bada sells majority stake in Chelsea fair to Masterpiece founders

The event will be renamed The Open Art Fair and will launch in March next year

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Exhibition

Dora Maurer: 'a lack of market was positive for my work'

White Cube announces representation of the Hungarian avant-garde artist with an exhibition of paintings from the past 30 years

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National Gallery

Filmmaker Rosalind Nashashibi is National Gallery's latest artist in residence

Initiative is part of London gallery’s developing Modern and contemporary art programme

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Diary of an art historian

National Gallery should be ashamed of how it treated its educators

Court documents reveal that the museum took little action to rectify the education team's employment status

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Exhibitions

Dior show smashes total attendance record at the V&A—but Alexander McQueen exhibition had more daily visitors

Exhibition of the late French designer had 594,000 visitors overall but was on for seven months

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Law

London art dealer Joseph Nahmad spared jail after banging ex-partner’s head against wall during drunken row

Nahmad received a suspended sentence on Friday and must attend 20 days of rehab

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Museums & Heritage

UK's most valuable museum acquisition in a decade? National Gallery set to buy Gentileschi masterpiece

The Finding of Moses, currently on loan at the London museum, is owned by sofa-billionaire Graham Kirkham

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Exhibitions

Tracey Emin and Edvard Munch joint show on its way to London’s Royal Academy of Arts

Exhibition first opens at Norway’s new Munch Museum, where Emin’s giant bronze The Mother will be permanently installed outside

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Restoration

Delicate seven-year restoration of altarpiece finally completed at London's National Gallery

The 16th-century work The Virgin and Child with Saints is now back on show in the museum

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Obituaries

Dealer Karsten Schubert—champion of YBAs including Rachel Whiteread and Gary Hume—has died, aged 57

The German-born gallerist and publisher was a key figure in the London art world for more than 30 years

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Exhibitions

The lauded Finnish artist Helene Schjerfbeck finally gets major UK show

Although her greatest work was painted in St Ives, the artist is little known in the UK—but a survey at the Royal Academy of Arts hopes to change that

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Exhibitions

Olafur Eliasson: the art world is 'trying to find its feet' on climate change

Artist's Tate Modern retrospective features works drawn largely from European collections in an effort to reduce carbon footprint

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Exhibitions

Wong Ping tells us about his explicit animations and how his working process is like a stand-up comedian’s

The Hong Kong artist brings his explicit retro-pop videos to London's Camden Arts Centre and Mayfair

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Félix Vallotton's psychologically charged interiors at the Royal Academy of Arts to the many many faces of Cindy Sherman at the National Portrait Gallery

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Art market

Tedious link: six degrees of separation at Masterpiece London

Emphasis on "storytelling" and making connections at the cross-collecting fair this year, chief executive says. So we created some tenuous links of our own

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Art Night

Art Night works will live on after pop-up London debut this weekend

Oscar Murillo works bound for Bristol, Zadie Xa’s performance piece tours to Glasgow and Azerbaijan

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the little-known Renaissance painter Bartolomé Bermejo at the National Gallery to the Hayward Gallery's huge group show exploring gender fluidity

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Exhibitions

Cindy Sherman gets first UK retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery

Exhibition will explore the influence of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window and how it all began with a humble family album

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Art market

Goodman Gallery will open in London to rail against 'heightened nationalist sentiment and populist politics'

South African gallery is first to be confirmed for new Cork Street redevelopment which has been empty since it was finished last year

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Michael Rakowitz’s recreations of bombed artefacts at the Whitechapel Gallery, to Faith Ringgold’s story quilts at the Serpentine Gallery

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Exhibitions

Barbican show in London aims to raise Lee Krasner’s profile

Exhibition continues the re-evaluation of the Abstract Expressionist who spent too long in the shadow of husband Jackson Pollock

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Three to see

Three photography exhibitions to see in London this weekend

As Photo London fair kicks off in the capital, we pick out three other shows and events for photography fans

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Photography

After years of copyright limbo, Vivian Maier comes to London

Her heir was not apparent, her life full of mysteries, now a major collection of Vivian Maier’s work is available to British collectors for the first time at Photo London

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Studios

Locked out via legal loophole: artists evicted from London studios following 'administrative error'

Studio leaseholders ACAVA cite managerial changes as the reason for late payment of rent to landlord

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The Buck stopped here

Denzil Forrester's new London retrospective offers zingy blast from the parties of the past

Artist's works from last four decades bring London’s reggae and dub club scene back to life at Stephen Friedman Gallery

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From imperturbable colourful calm at White Cube Bermondsey to Mandy El-Sayegh's information overload at the Chisenhale Gallery

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Building projects

London’s Warburg Institute launches £14.5m expansion to revive the 'science of culture'

Research centre based on the library of German art historian Aby Warburg plans to open new public spaces in 2022

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Hito Steyerl’s powerful critiques at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery to Rembrandt and friends at Gagosian Gallery

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Museums & Heritage

Battered London tomb of the great French tightrope walker Blondin restored

The 19th-century daredevil is most famous for crossing Niagara Falls 17 times—once with a stove on which he cooked an omelette

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Acquisitions

Photography gallery at Victoria and Albert Museum renamed after Elton John following 'significant' donation

The Rocket Man will organise a photography exhibition at the London institution with his husband David Furnish

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Mystery of Van Gogh’s love affair in London

Did the Dutch artist fall for his Brixton landlady or her daughter?

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Art market

Historic Bernheim-Jeune and Fine Art Society galleries shut up shop

A sign of the times, two of London and Paris’s oldest firms closed their premises in the traditional art heartlands of the cities

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The Jewish Museum

Ancient antisemitic tropes are resurfacing—it is time to uncover the myths

New exhibition in London shows negative ideas around Jewish people have a long history, in which artists have played their part—and continue to do so

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Exhibitions

Grandmaster flash of the Mediterranean—Joaquín Sorolla comes to London's National Gallery

The enormously productive painter wielded the fastest of brushes on often huge canvases, suffusing them with Spanish sun and colour

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Diary

Andy Holden: friends, family and the Cartoon Laws of Motion at London's Cinema Museum

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Commercial galleries

Private View: our pick of March gallery shows around the world

New commercial gallery shows—from sculpture to shipwreck paintings

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Art fairs

From poaching to plastic: London's Collect craft fair takes on politically charged topics

Fifteen artists show conceptual craft and design works, some of which reflect current concerns

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Podcast

Hunk of burning love: the naked selfie of the Elizabethan age

On The Art Newspaper podcast, we zoom into a passionate expression of desire in a miniature at the National Portrait Gallery

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Biennials & festivals

Block Universe performance festival expands to Berlin power station

New 350 sq. m contemporary art space E-Werk Luckenwalde has joined the programme for the event's fifth anniversary

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Art market

Blue chip galleries partner with London's Selfridges store to sell art

Shop's programme highlights Crossrail artists’ commissions including Chantal Joffe, Yayoi Kusama and Darren Almond

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Exhibitions

Sold out: Dior on track to become V&A’s most successful show ever

“Many people are buying membership just so they can get in,” ticket attendant says

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Acquisitions

Spot the difference: newly acquired Cranach painting joins earlier work at London’s National Gallery

Moral painting of Venus and Cupid by the German Renaissance master shows the young god of desire being attacked by bees

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Diane Arbus's intimate portraits of street life at the Hayward Gallery to a window into the future at the Whitechapel Gallery

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Salvator Mundi

Simon Fujiwara builds mini museum for Leonardo's Salvator Mundi at the Whitechapel in London

The original painting is never shown, only copies and projections are displayed

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Exhibitions

Diane Arbus's nudists, drag artists, carnival folk and street urchins are laid bare in London show

Exhibition at the Hayward Gallery uses a distinctive layout to encourage visitors to get up close to US photographer’s early 35mm works

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Don McCullin's powerful war photography at Tate Britain to a last chance to see Lorenzo Lotto's insightful portraits at the National Portrait Gallery

Podcast

Tracey Emin on mourning and #MeToo; George Shaw on realism and Rembrandt

We talk to Tracey Emin as her new show at White Cube opens. And we speak to George Shaw, whose exhibition has arrived at the Holburne Museum after its stint in the US. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Technology

Marina Abramovic to make digital appearance at London's Serpentine Galleries

Performance using cutting-edge Magic Leap One device is world first

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the dazzling dresses of Dior at the V&A to the grim reality of how architecture can affect your health at the Wellcome Collection

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Protest

'Exploitation and injustice': London gallery show protests BP sponsorship at British Museum

P21 show, organised by campaign group BP or Not BP, is due to coincide with a “mass takeover” of the British Museum

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Royal College of Art

Despite Brexit, applications from EU up 12% at London's Royal College of Art

Art and design institution announces five-year plan centred on $108m Battersea base

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Brexit

Leave campaigners call for Photographers' Gallery to be stripped of charitable status over Jonas Lund's project to 'reverse Brexit'

Swedish artist created fully functioning office ‘to expose online manipulation tactics’ used in the lead up to the EU referendum

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In the frame

Aleksandra Mir presents Trump, the tabloid creation pre-2000

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Exhibitions

London's National Gallery plans major Artemisia Gentileschi show in 2020

Exhibition of Europe’s greatest female Old Master will include museum's freshly conserved acquisition

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Public art

Laure Prouvost to bring Brexit song to London underground passengers as part of 2019 commissions

Ahead of UK leaving the European Union, Art on the Underground programme looks at what it means to be "on edge"

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Climate Change

Olafur Eliasson's latest work is melting away on the bank of the Thames in London

Public sculpture unveiled to coincide with the COP24 climate summit in Poland

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Bridge

Multi-million pound donation gives Illuminated River project the green light for next year

Ambitious public art commission to makeover London's bridges is supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation

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Law

'Fired' employees take London's National Gallery to court

Dispute with 'NG27' group—who argue they were unfairly dismissed—could set a precedent for protecting rights of casual workers

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh sculpture unveiled outside the London lodgings where he fell in love

As well as Brixton, Anthony Padgett’s works will go to Isleworth, Ramsgate, Welwyn, the Borinage, Nuenen and Arles

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The Buck stopped here

Victoria Sin plumbs watery depths for Gasworks fundraiser in London

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The Buck stopped here

Twenty years of 'ducking and diving': London's Peer celebrates director Ingrid Swenson

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British Museum

British Museum’s Islamic art finally gets its fairy-tale ending

Restored Victorian galleries, funded by Albukhary Foundation and featuring screens by Ahmad Angawi, have transformed the presentation of the collection

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The Buck stopped here

It’s only rock ’n’ roll but we like it at the Lisson

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Museums & Heritage

Tristram Hunt unveils plans for V&A East—the Victoria & Albert Museum's satellite London location

Museum will receive the buildings in former Olympic park for free, director says

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Podcast

Dull, dim and dusty no more: British Museum's new Islamic galleries bring collection out of the shadows

Light and spacious Albukhary Foundation Gallery is a huge transformation for the London institution, says Jane Jakeman

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Middle East

Why being a royal artist in the Gulf is a mixed blessing

Rashid Al Khalifa of Bahrain is showing his art in London’s Saatchi Gallery

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The Buck stopped here

Hundreds of art world luminaries choose favourite texts for London exhibition-cum-publication

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Podcast

The National’s 'sweetest song': how Ragnar Kjartansson convinced US rock band to play a song repeatedly for six hours

Icelandic artist's video work is in New Museum's pop-up show in London

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Looted art

Meet the amateur art sleuth who is helping India recover its stolen antiques

Shipping company executive S. Vijay Kumar was responsible for recovering a Buddha stolen from India 57 years ago among many other looted works

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V&A's new photography centre brings history of the medium into view

Controversial transfer of Royal Photographic Society collection from Bradford has led to a growing "culture of research" at the museum

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Exhibitions

Huge London show celebrates a decade of video installations from New York’s New Museum

Exhibition at The Store X includes works by 21 artists made in the 21st century

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In the frame

Aids activists Gran Fury bring their rage to the UK in new show

Exhibition at east London's Auto Italia gallery is a British debut for the New York-based art collective