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Showing Christian charity

Some art is Made to Be Destroyed

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Chicago’s bawdy night in Brooklyn

Feminists take that stage for the Sackler Center First Award at the Brooklyn Museum

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Brooklyn Museum’s rush to celebrate Rodin

“The Brooklyn Museum is hustling to become the greatest, new, 200-year-old discovery on the planet,” said the museum’s director Anne Pasternak

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It’s a family affair for McArthur Binion

The Chicago-based painter is one of 11 children, born and raised in Macon, Mississippi, at a rural address known simply as Route One, Box Two

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Ashley just wants to have fun

The Bali-based artist Ashley Bickerton has his first US survey at the Flag Art Foundation

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Smells like Marina spirit

Abramovic’s show in 2020 at London’s Royal Academy of Arts will mark the first time a woman has been the subject of a retrospective at the prestigious institution

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Getting high with JFK

Teenagers in California’s Coachella Valley have found a creative way of “engaging” with the art on view at Desert X

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Taking the alphabet by the horns

Rarely is an instrumental concert as visually exciting as it is aurally, but that was the case at the Darmstadt Ensemble’s quirky recent performance

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Nitsch plays the other kind of organ

The 79-year-old Viennese Actionist Hermann Nitsch is legendary for his decades-long exploration of religious rituals and violence

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Never mind the bollocks

The British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood may have helped bring punk into the mainstream, but lately she’s been busier making the mainstream look punk

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Storage wars in the Lower East Side

The conceptual artist Aaron Flint Jamison caused a stir last month when he decided that for his solo exhibition at Miguel Abreu Gallery he would show only works in the gallery’s storage

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El Hanani, quickest on the draw in SoHo

For nearly half a century, Jacob El Hanani has been composing obsessively detailed drawings using a Rapidograph pen, typically employed by architects

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Sequins, Spandex and sculpture and MoMA

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When Scabby met Trumpy

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On the side of the angels

Vittorio Scarpati made a series of bold drawings in a New York hospital before he died of Aids, which also claimed the life of his wife, the writer and actress Cookie Mueller. Teeming with “piles of angels”, Scarpati’s drawings are being shown for the first time in 25 years in London this month

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Austrian court rules in favour of Franz West’s family in legal battle over estate

Any remaining art and the profits from works sold to be turned over to the artist’s young children, court rules

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Exhibitions mark 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster

Shows in Prague and Chicago expose the fallout of the world's worst nuclear accident

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BP sponsorship off, but legal pressure is still on

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Art selfies prove distracting for all ages

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Armory week brushes downbeat sentiments aside to ring up sales

The Armory Show and New York’s satellite fairs prove US market is holding up

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Crowdfunding captures the art world’s imagination

Big-name artists and institutions are using Kickstarter to fund their projects

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Attendance

What six artists learned from career-defining shows

From Joana Vasconcelos' tampon chandelier at Venice to Elmgreen & Dragset's wishing well in Berlin, exhibitions do not just provide learning experiences for audiences

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Long battle rages over Franz West’s estate

Zwirner and Gagosian galleries are embroiled in the feud between the Austrian artist’s archive and foundation in the wake of his deathbed decision

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Do Ho Suh: the fabric of life

As shows of his work open at opposite ends of the US, the nomadic Korean-born artist explains how his coloured cloth installations reflect his transient existence

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Museum of Modern Art jettisons controversial elements of expansion

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Art market

One-stop shop for art businesses launched online

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The rest of the past month at a glance, March 2016

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The importance of being an artist’s assistant

Memories of Warhol, Rauschenberg and Jack Goldstein, among others, inspire exhibition

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Meet the five surprising arts figures behind the Republican presidential candidates

As the race to the White House heats up, we look at the unlikely advisers that back the leading contenders

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Setback for artists over resale royalties

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Breach of trust? Artists try to block sales of works given as gifts

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Is Lady Gaga the face of 21st-century Dada?

Curators of centenary exhibition on the movement want to baptise the pop star in a pool

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Science and Art

Art and maths: New book says they are closer than you think

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Fischli and David Weiss's Manhattan mural has motivational manifesto

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Crowdfunding offers small investors the lure of big art

Financing model is better known in the tech world

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The robots are coming

Artists turn to precision engineering as production costs for delivering an industrial aesthetic plummet

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Commercial galleries

Pictures artist gets comeback show at Petzel

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Sad but true: study finds depression does not inspire artists’ best work

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Exhibitions

Miami exhibition confronts gun violence

Show’s message reinforced by California shootings

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Art fairs

Artist's immigrant performance axed

Untitled fair organisers cancelled it just hours before it was set to take place

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Art market

The price tag of contemporary art is just the beginning of what it will cost you

The Art Preservation Index wants collectors to know that much art today is made from materials that will deteriorate fast

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Commercial galleries

New York gallery gets religious

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Art schools offer online tuition for all

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Guerrilla Girls take aim at ‘cartels of collectors’

Feminist art activists plan “anti-billionaire” campaign to highlight discrimination, which kicks off in Minneapolis

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Artists donate works to help pay for their Drawing Center shows

Non-profit gallery has turned to artists as "philanthropic community has become less supportive"

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Houston show looks at racial injustice from a white perspective

The Abolitionists to include controversial installation about Michael Brown shooting by artist Ti-Rock Moore

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Mick and Keith’s sticky fingers painting goes up for sale

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Double vision: the grey area of ar tistic appropriation

US copyright law is no longer fit for purpose as courts are forced to make artistic judgements in “fair use” cases

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Slow and steady wins the race at Expo Chicago

Without the hustle of New York, Miami and London, this fair has built a reputation for considered collectors and talent-seeking curators

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US election 2016: which of the presidential frontrunners gets the arts?

Our guide to who’s running for the White House and what they have funded—or cut

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Supreme Court judge questions need for art trade regulation

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Expo Chicago: Art goes above and beyond the gallery walls

The fair’s fourth edition will have works hanging from the ceiling, public art around the city and the first Greater Midwest Curatorial Forum

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Race row over art of black death

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Collectors

Miami U-turns on hedge funder’s private museum after media savaging

City promises to clear any hurdles to allow Florida collector Bruce Berkowitz to share his art with the public

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Funding

Residency programme extends its global reach, from Beijing to Brooklyn

Davidoff Art Initiative sends contemporary artists from the Caribbean to Europe, Asia and the US

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Art schools

Below-the-radar art graduates feature in New York show

Artists chosen by former Whitney director come from across the US

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Artists add their voices to US resale royalties debate

New York panel pits lawyers against practitioners

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Exhibitions

Exotic seasoning, but nothing too foreign: Rachel Corbett on the Triennial Bruges

The newly revived exhibition has some nice work on view, but is far better-behaved than its avant-garde past

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Art market

Art dealers’ archives go to museums

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Experts identify top six scandals amid boom in art crime

As new challenges emerge, tighter regulation is needed, they tell New York conference

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Economics

Why should collectors get all the breaks?

Artists seek similar tax incentives for donating works to museums and auctions

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Art lights up the skies over the Hudson

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Design

New York design dealer branches out into contemporary art

Albertz Benda, a new 2,000 sq. ft space, to focus on emerging and mid-career artists

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Art market

Pruitt brings flea market back to Venice Biennale

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Hoteliers become curators as reproductions create market niche

Trend towards licensing works for use in the hospitality industry can offer a new income stream for artists

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Funding

Fear of censorship fuels debate over cash from oil industry

Companies accused of dictating museums’ programmes in return for support

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Art fairs

Director brings African art fair to Brooklyn

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Stolen sculptures recovered 32 years on