Luc Tuymans

Interview
Luc Tuymans

Luc Tuymans: ‘People are becoming more and more stupid, insanely stupid’

As a major new exhibition of his work opens in Venice, the Belgian painter explains how painting can help us confront our own ignorance

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Copyright

The verdict that flies in the face of art history: Luc Tuymans guilty of copyright infringement

A Belgian court recently found Tuymans guilty, a ruling that ignores appropriation’s vital role in art over the centuries and has worrying implications for the future

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Artist interview

Why paintings succeed where words fail: Interview with Luc Tymans

The Belgian artist talked to us about the messages art can convey on the eve of exhibitions in Europe, Russia and the United States

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Museums

MoMA acquires Luc Tuymans paintings

The works focus on American conservatism under the Bush administration

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September 2001

Luc Tymans: on pigeon power

Belgium's representative at this year's Venice Biennale explains why pigeons are not symbols of peace, how he depicts violence without actually showing it and why he returned to painting