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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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Museums

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

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Frieze London 2018

Rachel Maclean: Brexit wrapped up in cotton candy

The Scottish video artist throws visitors into a post-Brexit apocalypse at London’s Zabludowicz Collection

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Frieze London 2018

A home of one's own: tackling London's growing housing and studio crisis

As debate rages over art’s role in gentrification, two new schemes offer artists affordable spaces to live and work

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From key video pieces courtesy of the New Museum to 17th-century depictions of martyred saints à la Ribera

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Frieze London 2018

Done deals: what's selling in London this week

Follow our tweets tagged #TANsalestally for notable purchases from Frieze and the surrounding fairs

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Exhibitions

Diane Arbus exhibition coming to London’s Hayward Gallery next spring

Show of early works by the US photographer will coincide with first Kader Attia survey in the UK

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Heritage

Chunks of British Parliament go on sale

Historic Pugin floor tiles, on which many a prime minister has trodden, available for £200 a piece

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The Buck stopped here

Space (and time) shifting at London's Hayward and Matt's Gallery

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Features

Troubled waters: Elmgreen & Dragset dive into politics for new London show

The Scandinavian duo build a swimming pool in the Whitechapel Gallery and address their anger at populist leaders

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Art market

Max Hetzler defies Brexit uncertainties and opens London gallery

New space on Dover Street will focus on historical exhibitions and two-person shows

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Exhibitions

Mantegna and Bellini go head-to-head in show exploring how they influenced each other’s work

Exhibition at London's National Gallery will compare the early Renaissance artists who were brothers-in-law

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The Buck stopped here

Es Devlin, Carlo Rovelli and the Multi-Story Orchestra light up Peckham

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Exhibitions

Looted ‘cannibal’ bowl served up in Royal Academy of Art’s Oceania show

Artefact is one of around 200 on show in largest exhibition on the region in almost 40 years

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From a show on humour at the South London Gallery's new Fire Station space, to Samuel Courtauld’s Impressionists at the National Gallery

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Exhibitions

Beacons of empathy: the forgotten women who brought the Foundling Museum to life

The portraits of men in the London museum's picture gallery are being replaced by portraits of women who supported a vision to protect young children

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Podcast

Christian Marclay on the physical demands of making The Clock

The Swiss-American artist tells this week’s The Art Newspaper podcast about the effects of the three years’ editing of his masterpiece, now on view at Tate Modern

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Openings

Art meets science in new gallery at King’s College London

Free venue joins a growing global network of Science Gallery spaces

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Artists

Portrait of the future at Tate: Steve McQueen plans to photograph every seven-year-old in London

Images of primary school children will go on show at Tate Britain alongside survey of Oscar winner’s work at Tate Modern

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The Buck stopped here

Bike baskets welcome: the Art Car Boot Fair grows and moves to London's Kings Cross

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The Buck stopped here

Luxury London store Fortnum & Mason hosts mini retrospective of landscape paintings by John Virtue

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Museums

London’s National Portrait Gallery to partially close for London Fashion Week event (again)

Decision follows a controversial closure in February for Erdem’s runway show

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The Buck stopped here

Child prodigies: works by schoolchildren up for grabs in silent charity auction at Alison Jacques

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Conservation

The portrait miniatures conservator who sees the bigger picture

We spoke to the V&A's Alan Derbyshire about Nicholas Hilliard's trick for painting the perfect ruby and why collector's need to look at their miniatures often

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Diary of an art historian

Criminal thoughts about a Rubens portrait and watching Nanette on my summer art detox

Rubens’s portrait of his daughter Clara Serena gave me the urge to steal a painting

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The Buck stopped here

Mika Rottenberg shares centre stage with protestors as new Goldsmiths space opens in London

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Museums

Great art, not famous alumni, will be the focus of Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art

New south London gallery is housed in 19th-century public baths converted by architectural collective Assemble

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Museums

British Museum’s basement of treasures to remain off-limits

Hidden underground galleries closed since 2006 still house £100m Assyrian relief

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Exhibitions

How video games grew up and became a major cultural force

Victoria and Albert Museum show promises an in-depth exploration of gaming design and culture

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Attendance

London's National Portrait Gallery's steep decline in visitors due to counting error

“Human error” by Ipsos Retail Performance blamed for museum’s disastrous recent visitor numbers

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The Buck stopped here

Making up with Paul Kindersley (and his mum): drag show opens at London's Hayward Gallery

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Museums

US whistleblower and activist Chelsea Manning to make first UK appearance at ICA London

The polarising ex-army leaker will discuss artificial intelligence, LGBTQ rights and the links between digital technology and democracy

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Protest

Peter Kennard among artists to remove their art from London's Design Museum in protest over arms event

Directors Deyan Sudjic and Alice Black say ‘professional activists exploited the situation’ and they stand by their ‘curatorial independence’

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Exhibitions

A match made in heaven: Bill Viola to be shown alongside Michelangelo at the Royal Academy

The exhibition will examine themes of spirituality and mortality in both artists’ work