Sarah Greenberg

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s coalition with the ultra-Orthodox splinter parties threatens the future of Israeli excavation

The state of archaeology in Israel today suggests there are bones of contention

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Art market

Auction guarantees are dividing the art trade

Insurance for sellers or market manipulation?

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Artist interview

Interview with Ann Hamilton: The Biennale and seeing through the American dream

The American artist, forty-three, represents the US at the Venice Biennale this year

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Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A Director Alan Borg says, “The idea of keeping museums separate from the trade needs to disappear, particularly for the contemporary world”

V&A edges toward the cutting edge—and commerce

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Francis Bacon

Bacon's rare drawings to go on show at the Tate

The Tate unveils its previously unknown Bacon drawings to the world while two US museums present new views of the blockbuster British artist

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Exhibitions

The Kimbell explores Picasso and Matisse's (not so) gentle friendship

As the Tate and MoMA prepare their mammoth exhibition of works by the two artists in 2002 the Kimbell steps into the ring first with a similar, but smaller, show of its own

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Pablo Picasso

War-torn Picasso

At the liberation of Paris, Picasso declared, “I am not the kind of painter who goes out like a photographer for something to depict. But I have no doubt that the war is in these paintings.” This exhibition sifts the evidence

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Women Artists

Film installation by Shirin Neshat at Wren church one of many satellite exhibitions to celebrate new Bankside building

On view at St Mary-le-Bow, City of London, until 19 December

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Women Artists

Shirin Neshat explores gender and difference in St Mary-le-Bow

As part of the build-up to the opening in 2000 of its new Bankside building, the Tate is organising exhibitions in nearby parts of London - a film installation by this Iranian-born artist in a Wren church gives a taste of things to come

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Iran

The Brooklyn Museum's landmark show of Qajar art exposes Iran’s more liberal roots

The first survey of a fashion for portraiture that swept the Persian court lifts the veil on Iranian history

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Art fairs

Veteran dealers swerve Berlin Art Forum 1998 due to dearth of big collectors

A fair in its infancy, Art Forum proved fruitful for younger dealers with affordable art, although its concurrence with Yom Kippur did not help matters

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Andy Warhol

New Warhol exhibition opens at the Whitney Museum

The major show chronicles the many faces of Warhol's fascination with fame

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Art fairs

Sales satisfactory at Berlin Art Forum '97, though dealers may have to be patient for fair to come into its own

Dealers and collectors alike come here to see the city and its contemporary art world take shape but immediate sales were limited

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Joseph Beuys

First US show of Beuys' multiples on show at the Walker

Beuys will be Beuys will be Beuys . . .

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Looted art

Rightful owners emerge for exhibited Nazi war loot in the Centre Pompidou

A Foujita, a Picasso and a Gleizes revert to the descendants of the owners–but over 1000 works remain homeless

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Exhibitions

Victoria and Albert, until 27 July. The cutting edge

Tradition meets trendiness in this huge exhibition of British fashion

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Luciano Fabro

Luciano Fabro contemplates the cosmos

The sculptor discusses his new work as he installs his first solo show in England