Textiles

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Frieze 2019

Woven: a special section at Frieze London links traditional influences with contemporary textile art

Eight solo gallery presentations explore textiles, from knotted biomorphic hemp forms to Bauhaus-inspired geometric compositions in silk, cotton and paper at this year's fair

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Exhibitions

Woven conflicts: Hannah Ryggen's fascist-fighting tapestries go on show in Frankfurt

Textile-works showing Nazi prison camps and Mussolini with a spear through his head will feature in first German survey of Swedish artist

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Middle East

Tate's huge 'Guernica of the Arab world' is recreated in tapestry so it can travel the world

Dia al-Azzawi's Sabra and Shatila Massacre has been commissioned by a Lebanese art foundation as an "archive of history"

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Bauhaus

Art Institute of Chicago show traces the Bauhaus’s legacy in 20th-century textile art

The weaving workshop was “an incubator of aesthetic and pedagogical talent”

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Restoration

A rich tapestry of English life unfurls in Oxford with restoration of 400-year-old woven maps

Three huge silk and wool works depicting England’s Midland counties have been painstakingly preserved by the Bodleian Library and the National Trust

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Cheryl Pope

Cheryl Pope on love, representation and the comfort of textile art

The artist is showing a new series of wool roving nudes at Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago

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Heritage

Long-lost Tudor tapestry could be saved for the UK

Work commissioned by Henry VIII for Hampton Court Palace left the country in the early 1970s

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Podcast

A monument to the Holocaust in textile: Anni Albers’s Six Prayers

On this week’s podcast, we hear about the solemn memorial at the heart of Tate Modern’s survey of the Bauhaus artist

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Anni Albers

Paul Smith gets wrapped up in the work of the Bauhaus

After a life of collaborating with commercial brands, Anni Albers' foundation has posthumously licensed a design to be used by the UK fashion designer

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Anni Albers

Weaving walls: how Anni Albers challenged Bauhaus prejudice

Founder Walter Gropius had limited expectations of the school’s “beautiful sex”, but one student quietly subverted them with a new category: the textile artist

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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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Exhibitions

Warhol "Marilyn" tapestry on show in Oxford for the first time since 1968

This will be the first call for a tapestry by the artist for the Andy Worhal Museum

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Richard Tuttle

Richard Tuttle: Weaving his magic around the world

Trio of Richard Tuttle exhibitions includes his largest work to date in the Tate’s Turbine Hall

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Richard Tuttle

Richard Tuttle: now’s the time to be-weave

Tate Modern, the Whitechapel Gallery and Bowdoin are showing the textile artist’s works

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William Morris

Books: William Morris and creating a social fabric

An indispensable book on Morris’s revolutionary cloth designs and techniques—and the political views that inspired them

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Books

Books, Anna Jackson, Japanese country textiles

A visually rich if somewhat repetitive account

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Decorative arts

Invitation to a hanging

The story and study of the remarkable Toms Collection of tapestries

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Francis Bacon

Mystery over who made the “Francis Bacon” rugs

New research poses more questions than answers over possible attributions for items that were withdrawn from March sale

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Artist interview

Interview with Grayson Perry: The “The Guernica of the credit crunch”

Perry is about to show his most ambitious work, a huge tapestry depicting images of consumer excess and retribution

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Artist interview

Interview with Chuck Close on how his grandma’s crochet inspired his artistic vision

On the eve of a show at PaceWildenstein in New York, the veteran US artist discusses the importance of the year he spent with his grandmother when he was eleven

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Art fairs

Did carpet dealers and collectors watch the soccer rather than go to the Hali fair?

"The World Cup effect"

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Textiles

Antique textiles: A boom from the loom as museum buying and new collectors hike prices

As other items become inaccessible to some collectors, many in the middle market have turned to textiles

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USA

Trade embargo on Iran partially lifted

The textile trade, especially in carpets, will improve but metalworks and manuscripts are still restricted

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Art market

Chirac’s Musée de l’Homme raises prices for primitive art

Fetish figures, tribal shields and masks command attention

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Books

Museum and National Trust approaches to textile conservation

A valuable collection of papers from a recent symposium