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Performance art

Bring your sunscreen and your opera glasses: Lithuanian pavilion performance comes to Brooklyn Academy of Music

The piece that won the Golden Lion at the 2019 Venice Biennale will start a tour of the US in New York this September

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Museums & Heritage

Even past the pandemic, New York museum directors plan to continue collaborative conversations

During a regular conference call, the heads of the city’s institutions will keep conferring on finances, social justice concerns, and community needs

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Hudson Valley

Want to escape New York for the weekend? Here’s what to see at the Second Saturday Hudson Gallery Crawl

Galleries are hosting artist receptions, shops and restaurants are open late and buskers will line the streets of the upstate city

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Exhibitions

The best art day trips you can take from Berlin, London and New York

From crumbling castles to beach huts and giant chalk drawings on the English coast, there's no need for PCR tests if you live near these local gems

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The Insiders

A ghost forest and a predator: New York public art grows a conscience

New sculptures in the city by Maya Lin and Sam Durant are not just pretty

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Monuments

Roosevelt equestrian statue will leave American Museum of Natural History soon

A unanimous vote by the New York City Public Design Commission has cleared the way for the controversial statue’s removal to a new home dedicated to the former US president

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Public art

To see this sculpture, text the owner of a pup named Oh Papa and schedule a viewing

Adam Milner has installed his series of uncommonly intimate public sculptures in everyday locations like a bodega or a tailor’s shop, where they act as catalysts for human connection

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New York

Black artists and performers take over Fort Greene Park for Juneteenth Jubilee

The Blacksmiths and the Wide Awakes are hosting the programme of live music, performances and art installations in Brooklyn this weekend

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Films

The Lost Leonardo—a solid sceptical documentary—follows the saga of the Salvator Mundi

The documentary film about the world’s most scrutinised painting, by the Danish director Andreas Koefoed, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday

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Art market

Takashi Murakami organises Outsider art sculpture show in vast New York space

Collectors can still break into market for self-taught work, says fair founder

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Cultural policy

New York culture department announces three new projects as part of City Artist Corps programme

The $25m initiative is meant to put local artists back to work, through $5,000 grants, public art commissions, and a painting and performing art partnership with city schools

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Public art

Martin Roth’s posthumous project to turn an abandoned upstate building into a living ‘plant concert’ is nearly complete

The City Club in Newburgh could open to the public with a large-scale “magical garden” installation at the end of June

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Exhibitions

Stuck in a loop: curator Helen Molesworth organises group exhibition Feedback at The School in Kinderhook

Inspired by an audio piece by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, and her own memories of high school, the show looks at the repeating cycles of American history and culture

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Design

Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel to reopen in Hudson Yards—without higher barriers

Visitors will have to come in groups, and buy tickets that will help pay for more security, after three suicides at the site

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Protest

Plywood boards used to shutter New York shops are transformed into canvases for local artists

The Plywood Protection Project has given five artists material to create new public works in each borough

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Public art

Bosco Sodi brings a hopeful, reflective public art performance to Manhattan

The work invites members of the public to bring home and plant one of 439 small clay spheres, each with seeds inside

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Art market

'Unity is survival': former Pace director Nicola Vassell to open a gallery in New York

Vassell's inaugural exhibition will feature work by the photographer Ming Smith

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Dasha Zhukova, collector and founder of Garage magazine, launches a real estate firm that places a high premium on culture

Instead of the routine amenities offered by most residential apartment buildings, Zhukova’s buildings will feature artist studios, workshops and masterclasses

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New York auctions: has the art market roared back to life?

Plus, Heather Phillipson at Tate Britain and Ackroyd and Harvey on Joseph Beuys

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Public art

Take the stage, New York: Rashid Johnson will build a platform for the public as Creative Time’s summer project

The city’s residents will be able to use the space for performances or public action, as well as take part in a programme of artist-led events

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Art market

Unable to run in its usual format, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair moves into Christie’s for bijou showcase

Knotted Ties exhibition features textile works by female artists from Africa and the diaspora

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Art market

'It is like spring in the art world': A more civilised, 'humane' Frieze New York bodes well for the market

Exhibitors praised Frieze for seamlessness of install and timed entry gave galleries and guests more time than usual for art chat, making deals and catching up

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Frieze New York

'It's on': Frieze New York gets ready to be the first fair to return to the city

Scaled-back event will relocate from far-flung Randall's Island to The Shed in Manhattan

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Public art

David Hammons's monumental public sculpture Day's End is done

The steel frame structure, which recreates the outline of a former warehouse on the Hudson River, is now a permanent fixture on the shoreline

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Climate Change

Launch of Artists Commit intensifies the push to act on climate change

Organisation aims to put pressure on galleries to adopt sustainable practices

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Art market

Paula Cooper names four new partners in her New York gallery

The announcement bolsters Cooper’s legacy and sets up a possible line of succession

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Art market

Sotheby's to sell Robert Colescott's take on George Washington crossing the Delaware River

The painting's low estimate of $9m is ten times the artist's record at auction

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Public art

New Dread Scott works critiquing power structures censored by Instagram as ‘hate speech’

The text-based pieces, installed on the façade of a New York theatre, probe American imperialism and white supremacy

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The Insiders

A cement factory from Idaho lands in Manhattan for Dia Foundation’s reopening show

A three-part solo show of work by the artist Lucy Raven marks the foundation's reopening in Chelsea, New York, after a two-year renovation

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Exhibitions

Eco-themed art shows to fill New York’s empty storefronts

The programme Rebound-NYC opens a major group exhibition in Union Square on Earth Day

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New York

‘Way too close to homeless already’: New York’s live models teeter on the brink

Henry William Oelkers, one of the most beloved artist’s models in the city, may be a dream subject, but the pandemic has exacted a heavy toll on everyone in a financially insecure profession

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Art market

How three New York galleries are expanding against the odds

Despite the pandemic, Grimm Gallery, Salon 94 and PPOW are all taking on new spaces in Manhattan—here they tell us why

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Diary

Just dance: Park Avenue Armory announces 2021 season of socially distanced performances

Podcast

Old Masters meet Brutalism: inside Frick Madison in New York

Plus, the story of a notorious forger and artist Collier Schorr on August Sander

Podcast

'Black grief and white grievance' at New York’s New Museum

Plus, artists with disabilities in the Covid era and Goya's Disasters of War

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Art market

'Renegade' Outsider Art Fair opens in multi-venue format in New York

Exhibitions are taking place across several galleries, although some workshops that support artists with disabilities have been unable to take part due to challenges of pandemic

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Auctions

Botticelli portrait sells for record $92.1m at Sotheby's in New York

A portrait of a Young man holding a roundel (around 1470-80) by the Renaissance master seemingly sold to a Russian buyer

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Auctions

Rare Rembrandt withdrawn from Sotheby's New York auction

The sale's other big ticket item, Young man holding a roundel (around 1470-80) by Sandro Botticelli, estimated to sell in excess of $80m, is still included

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Colette

Underground New York artist Colette is reborn ‘victorious’ as crowdfunding saves her legendary Living Environment

The French Tunisian performer is hoping to find a permanent home for her immersive installation, hidden in storage for nearly 15 years

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Public art

Locals in upstate New York defend Nick Cave installation at appeal hearing over its removal

A debate about art and censorship erupted in Kinderhook after village officials ordered a work to be taken down from Jack Shainman’s The School outpost

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Building projects

National Arts Club in New York opens new galleries renovated during the pandemic

Restoration work uncovered the original plaster from the building’s former occupant, New York governor and 1876 presidential candidate Samuel Tilden

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Museums & Heritage

A year after fire, Museum of Chinese in America launches digital platform with Google to celebrate its historical treasures

Viewers can track the recovery after the blaze and view hundreds of images of the New York museum’s artefacts

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Book Club

Read what Jenny Saville, George Condo and Victoria Beckham have to say about their favourite Old Master paintings

Exclusive extracts from a new book bringing together texts by 62 cultural figures describing their preferred works in the Frick Collection

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Coronavirus resources

Governors propose ambitious plans to bring the arts back to California and New York

Gavin Newsom and Andrew Cuomo have announced plans to support art institutions and artists hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic

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Design

Heatherwick’s Vessel closed to the public after third suicide in less than a year

The community board has asked the developer to raise the height of platform barriers to prevent further deaths

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Art market

With new Chelsea space, Nara Roesler expands Brazilian presence in New York

Gallery moves from Upper East Side to larger Chelsea space and will launch residency program to promote Brazilian curators in the US

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Exhibitions

Can artists change the world? MoMA show explores political art from the early 20th-century

The works on paper from the Merrill C. Berman Collection include designs for Communist posters and salad oil advertisements

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Art market

Courtney Willis Blair becomes partner at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

She is one of a small few Black partners at white-owned galleries in the US

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Antiquities & Archaeology

New York authorities return ancient stele to Egypt

The object was seized on its way to an art fair last year and came from the same network that sold other looted antiquities to museums

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Art market

Billionaire art collector Sheldon Solow's tax-exempt art foundation was infamously inaccessible—now his widow says she will open it to the public

The real estate developer died on Tuesday aged 92. His collection in New York has been parodied for being almost impossible to visit despite receiving tax breaks

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Coronavirus resources

Artists combat New York’s Covid-19 hunger crisis, one plate at a time

As the city braces for a tough winter, the Coalition for the Homeless launches limited-edition Artist Plate Project

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Exhibitions

Garrett Bradley's America film installation goes on show at MoMA, exploring racism in black and white

The artist intersperses her work with footage from an unreleased 1914 film, believed to be the oldest surviving feature-length film with an all-Black cast

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Design

Archives of Ivan Chermayeff, the designer behind Smithsonian sun and MoMA logo, donated to New York’s School of Visual Arts

The influential designer taught at the school and for years and students will now have access to his professional and personal work

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Public art

The estate of George Rickey, who created balletic kinetic sculptures, now at Kasmin gallery

Monumental moving works by the artist will be shown next fall on the Chelsea space’s rooftop and along Park Avenue uptown

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New York

Artist designs Dias de los Muertos altar in Brooklyn for those who died during the pandemic

New Yorkers are invited to leave a remembrance of loved ones at Scherezade Garcia’s ofrenda at Green-Wood Cemetery

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Openings

Company behind blockbuster immersive art experiences expands to New York former bank and Dubai shopping mall

French organisation Culturespaces plans fifth and sixth locations for shows of digitised paintings

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Labour

New York artist launches temp agency to employ creatives for a day

As US unemployment rates remain high, the project offers out-of-work artists $200 to "do whatever they need to do" while critiquing the expectations of capitalism

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Art market

Giacometti, De Chirico and Alfa Romeo cars lead Sotheby's $283m New York sales after major museum works abruptly pulled

Following weeks of controversy, the Baltimore Museum of Art withdrew two paintings just hours before the auction while many other works sold near low estimates

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Exhibitions

Inaugural Asia Society Triennial to finally open with new programming following the pandemic and BLM protests

New triennial in New York aims to highlight the contribution of the fastest-growing demographic in the US, with exhibitions, events and a little inspiration from Yoko Ono

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New York

Art programme that keeps minor offenders out of court at risk of defunding

New York City might pull the budget for Project Reset, which has helped 4,500 people stay out of the criminal justice system and find a second chance through art

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coronavirus

New York lawmakers to discuss the economic impact of Covid-19 on cultural institutions

"The arts and cultural sector has been especially hard hit," says Senator José Serrano

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Public art

#MeToo Medusa sculpture to be installed across from New York courthouse where Harvey Weinstein stood trial

But some have questioned whether the statue truly embodies the feminist movement

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Exhibitions

'I learned a lot from Goya': an interview with the poet and artist Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The influential 101-year-old founder of San Francisco’s City Lights Bookstore discusses his paintings and drawings, now on view in New York

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From a tribute to Breonna Taylor at Mitchell Innes & Nash to the Public Art Fund's portals placed through Central Park

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Monuments

Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be memorialised with statue in Brooklyn

Governor Andrew Cuomo has suggested a site for the monument of the Supreme Court justice, overlooking the Statue of Liberty

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Exhibitions

Incarceration is part of the American experience for many—its art is explored in a major new show at MoMA PS1

Exhibition in New York will include works made by those who are part of—or who have ties to—the largest prison population in the world

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Antiquities trafficking

French dealer sues over Egyptian stele seized on way to Tefaf New York

Legal case brought against antiquities expert who also sold an allegedly looted golden sarcophagus to the Metropolitan Museum last year, while an arrest is made in Germany

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Art market

Manhattan's first and only freeport to close

Arcis, a high-tech $50m art storage facility in Harlem, opened in 2018 and allows for tax-free transactions

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Residencies

New York-based residency for Russian artists goes ahead as 'East-West divide' intensifies

US-Russia tensions heightened in the run up to November's US presidential election

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Public art

Central Park gets its first monument honouring women’s rights advocates on 100th anniversary of suffrage

Hillary Clinton attended the unveiling of the statue depicting Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth

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Public art

When a Gorilla sculpture lands in Hudson Yards, does anyone care?

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Exhibitions

As protestors call for justice in New York, Mel Edwards to install broken chains in City Hall Park

An outdoor exhibition of the sculptor’s work has been postponed to give space to the Black Lives Matters movement

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Exhibitions

Frieze to open delayed sculpture show at New York's Rockefeller Center in September

Free-to-visit, open air exhibition includes site specific works by Ghada Amer, Beatriz Cortez and Andy Goldsworthy

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Art market

Gavin Brown to close his gallery and join Barbara Gladstone’s

The pioneering dealer is bringing ten big-name artists with him, including Arthur Jafa, Joan Jonas, Alex Katz, and Rirkrit Tiravanija

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Media & broadcast

Our friend Keith Haring: in new BBC documentary buddies of the late artist draw back the curtain

Street Art Boy debuted recently on BBC2 and uses unheard interviews to document Haring's upbringing and work

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Commercial galleries

Pandemic pushes gallery districts to decentralise

Dealers are swiftly setting up new spaces in the Hamptons this summer and an increasing number of galleries are taking root in smaller cities

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Art schools

Hunter College art staff protest expected cuts for contract workers that would ‘hobble’ the programme

The school’s full and part-time faculty speak out in defence of college assistants who are at risk of losing their jobs and healthcare

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Protest

Art world workers join protests against injustice in New York—and aim to change racist systems in the culture sphere

Activists working at museums and galleries are bringing the fight for equality from the streets back into institutions

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Art market

Mary Boone released from prison early after the facility sees spike in coronavirus cases

Jailed for tax fraud, the incarcerated Manhattan dealer has been moved to a re-entry facility just under half way through her 30-month sentence

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Street art

A 20,000-foot mural in Queens honours doctor who died on the frontline of Covid-19

The monumental street painting by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada is meant to raise awareness of the pandemic’s disproportionate toll on communities of colour

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Public art

'Victimised and rejected': new work explores the history of artists working in New York and the need for public art

Julia Weist's project embedded in the New York public records reveals the uneven relationship between the city and its creatives

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Lawsuits

Former Paddle8 chief executive sued for $1m

Following the online auction house's bankruptcy filing, creditors claim Valentine Uhovski mismanaged funds from online sales and charity auctions

Podcast

The end of the blockbuster? Museums in a post-pandemic world

Plus, Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger explores Jackson Pollock’s Autumn Rhythm (Number 30). Produced in association with Christie's

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Art market

‘I’ve always been wary of big business’: Paula Cooper on weathering adversity and building better social systems

The veteran New York dealer shares her concerns about the current coronavirus crisis—and what the art world needs to stay focused on

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New York

Artists design messages of hope displayed across 1,800 digital billboards in New York

Starting today, nearly 1,800 digital billboards across New York City will display images from artists with coronavirus-related messages

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coronavirus

Brooklyn Academy of Music expects $7.4m shortfall due to coronavirus shutdown

Announcing it will cancel programming through June, the oldest interdisciplinary arts centre in the US must layoff and furlough staff

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Auction houses

Christie's settles $16.7m in tax claims with New York District Attorney

Manhattan prosecutors say the auction house failed to collect sales tax on $189m in private sales over five years

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coronavirus

Museums are chronicling the coronavirus pandemic for future generations

The New-York Historical Society and others are soliciting donations of objects and ephemera to document the "unprecedented times in which we are now living"

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Coronavirus resources

New York artist launches platform to link people in need of help with others amid coronavirus lockdown

Social practice artist Jody Wood started her S.O.S. online aid network as part of her belief that "everyone is responsible for caring for one another"

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Diary

Artist draws to celebrate New York's restaurants—and donates his sales to save them

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coronavirus

Magazzino Italian Art Foundation commissions eight Italian artists to produce new work in response to coronavirus

The New York-based foundation says there is an "absolute need to support artists" as the Covid-19 pandemic shutters exhibitions around the world

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Art market

Sotheby's postpones New York May 'gigaweek' sales due to coronavirus

Move is in line with Christie's and Phillips which postponed their sales to late June, but Sotheby's is yet to announce when its auctions will actually happen

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Art market

New York galleries seek rent relief from state government in the wake of coronavirus shutdowns

Some dealers are "prepared for a rent strike" if Governor Cuomo does not address a new bill offering rent suspensions to small businesses before 1 April

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Photography

Photographers are capturing the stark mood of major cities amid the coronavirus pandemic

As many self-employed photographers face work losses due to Covid-19, others document the "seriousness of what is happening on a personal and community level"

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coronavirus

New York galleries turn on the cameras as they turn off the lights during coronavirus lockdown

As programming and expansion plans are halted, innovation kicks in with virtual performances and tours

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The Insiders

The Great Disruptors: two museum shows look back at 1970s New York

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coronavirus

'I'm gearing up for a conversation with my landlord': Small US galleries prepare for the first wave of coronavirus losses

Considering staff furloughs and calling for state and city governments to expand small business grants, dealers are bracing themselves for significant financial downturn amid Covid-19

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Art market

Christie's and Phillips move May 'giga-week' New York sales to end of June due to coronavirus

Expanded 20th century art week in US will swallow up London auctions. Sotheby's has yet to make a decision about its New York Spring sales