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Obituaries

Remembering Alan Bowness, Tate director who helped change public attitudes to contemporary art

His successor at the London institution pays personal tribute to the persuasive and effective British curator, writer and critic

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Diary

Banana tape artist Maurizio Cattelan creates Vanity Fair Hollywood cover featuring Zendaya and Awkwafina

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Sex toys on the beach? Antony Gormley seaside sculptures—likened to 'vibrators'—fall foul of planning laws

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AI robot Ai-Da gets first major exhibition at London's Design Museum—but beware of the (lustful) critics

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The Art Newspaper Live

Can you game the art market? Sign up for our first Art Market Eye Live talk on 26 February to find out

Join our experts Georgina Adam, Anny Shaw and Anna Brady as they discuss whether a Gamestop-style short squeeze could happen in the art industry and a host of other headlines. Presented in partnership with Gurr Johns

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Jobs

Art Market writing opportunity at The Art Newspaper

The Art Newspaper is looking for a skilled, confident and experienced art market writer and editor to join the dedicated team of journalists in its New York office.

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Diary

New artistic director Polly Brannan takes the reins at trailblazing Open School East in Margate

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Statue of Captain Sir Tom Moore should go on the Fourth Plinth, insists ex-MP

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New Tretyakov Gallery

Soviet Kinetic art show includes more than 400 works exploring the once ‘marginal phenomenon’

The New Tretyakov Gallery exhibition features more than 90 artists including protagonists of the movement such as Lev Nusberg, Francisco Infante-Arana and Viacheslav Koleichuk

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Diary

Art in the Netflix period drama Bridgerton, from the Holburne Museum to the Royal Academy

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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Rare Rembrandt withdrawn from Sotheby's New York auction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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Diary

Kara Walker’s fountain at Tate Modern takes centre stage in new FKA twigs video

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The art of caring—UK gallery launches Nurse in Residence programme

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Why Joe Brainard still matters— Jonathan Anderson of Loewe pays homage to the late collagist and poet

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Memes

The Art Newspaper joins in the Bernie Sanders meme mania

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Viral inauguration meme brings together Marina Abramovic and Bernie Sanders—plus those mittens

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Shattered glass: women artists celebrate historic inauguration of US Vice President Kamala Harris

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Awash with art—Cristina Iglesias fills island lighthouse with bronze geological formations

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The Met invites you to play a game, and then ‘borrow’ a work of art

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Three to see

Our picks of the must-see shows to see in New York in January

From new paintings by Ed Ruscha to Shirin Neshat’s New Mexico dreams

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The Year Ahead 2021

The biggest art exhibitions opening around the world in 2021

The new year's must-see shows include Vermeer and Botticelli blockbusters; major Jasper Johns and Yayoi Kusama retrospectives; and sweeping surveys on Iran, slavery and queer art

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Diary

Monolith mania continues as another obelisk pops up—this time in Salisbury, UK

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LeRoy Neiman's knockout sketches of Rocky on show at legendary Brooklyn gym

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Ring in the New Year with Patti Smith performance on Piccadilly Lights screen

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Damien Hirst in his own words—artist presents walk-through tour of his early works on Instagram

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Book Club

What was the best art book you read in 2020? The Art Newspaper team reveals its favourite publications

From the catalogue for a controversial Guston show to a four-volume tome on Leonardo Da Vinci—and some lighter reads too

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A brush with

Marlon James, David Hammons and Hamilton the Musical: artist Hurvin Anderson on his cultural influences

The UK painter tells us about his favourite books, artists and creative experiences

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A brush with

Walter Benjamin, Voltaire and Mozart: art historian Arturo Galansino on his cultural influences

The director of Florence's Palazzo Strozzi tells us about his favourite books, artists and why he likes RAI TV

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A brush with

Bruce Nauman, Anthony Trollope and Rembrandt’s Jewish Bride: Emilie Gordenker on her biggest cultural influences

The art historian and director of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum tells us about her favourite books, artists and cultural experiences

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A brush with

Genghis Khan, Watteau and the Bible: Josh Smith on his biggest cultural influences

The New York-based painter tells us about his favourite books, artists and creative experiences

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Diary

As Jupiter and Saturn kiss, slow down this Winter Solstice with Serpentine Galleries’ stress-busting sound work

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Mary, Joseph.... and Darth Vader? Vatican's sci-fi-esque nativity scene raises eyebrows

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Shining a light in 2020—Nathan Coley’s new text sculpture illuminates Liverpool

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The Year Ahead 2021

The Year Ahead 2021

The Art Newspaper's essential guide to the year’s biggest art world events

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Diary

Abso-lot-ely fabulous: Joanna Lumley tries out her auctioneering skills at Christie’s

Star sold seven illustrations in aid of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

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The Year in Review 2020

The best and worst art world moments in 2020

It was tempting to simply put “everything and everyone” in the bad-year column. But even this most challenging of years was not entirely terrible

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Obituaries

Join us for a free memorial lecture in honour of the life and achievements of the late Getty curator Gillian Wilson

Presented by the Furniture History Society in association with the French Porcelain Society, the event will take place on 6 December on Zoom

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Three to see

Our picks of the must-see shows to see in New York in December

From Rico Gatson’s mystical investigation of Blackness to Audrey B. Heckler’s prolific collection of Outsider art

Marina Abramovic

Exclusive video: Marina Abramovic advises public to complain to a tree to help heal from 2020

Complain to a Tree is the latest addition to the “Abramovic Method”, a series of exercises developed by the artist for practicing being present, which she will reveal on a new Sky Arts programme

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Diary

V&A acquires Harry Styles’s TikTok-trending multicoloured patchwork cardigan

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Artists

Holiday gift guide 2020: artworks for every budget

From a £14.95 Fuck You 2020 bauble by Jeremy Deller to a £125,000 woodcut by Edvard Munch, we've assembled some our favourite stocking fillers

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Diary

Rent a sculpture from this London gallery for lockdown 2.0

While its gallery is closed, Pangolin is offering works by artists including Lynn Chadwick to UK clients to take home until January

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Artists

A message of hope from David Hockney for Lockdown 2: 'Remember, they can't cancel the autumn either'

UK’s leading artist sends two new images of hope

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Diary

Ed Sheeran is selling his Lego set—and his art

The singer has donated his "Jackson Pollocky" painting to a GeeWizz charity auction alongside hand-written song lyrics and other memorabilia

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Three to see

Our picks of the must-see shows to see in New York in November

From new works by Tschabalala Self at Galerie Eva Prensenhuber to Martin Puryear's Venice Biennale commissions at Matthew Marks

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Diary

Woof! Jeff Koons’s Puppy at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao gets its own flowery face mask

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Diary

Wear the art—charity t-shirt pieces by Wolfgang Tillmans, Linder and Sunil Gupta go on sale for £30

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Facebook

What's happening to free will and human agency? Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks to artist Jeremy Hutchison on Instagram today

On an Instagram Live chat, Hutchison wants to quiz the social media leader about algorithms and whether users on his platforms will get paid

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Diary

Just an illusion? Trickster Derren Brown paints David Attenborough

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Diary

Frieze Week treats from Sarabande's new gallery space to Damien Hirst's sweet Saatchi memories

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Museums & Heritage

Take a virtual ride down Sunset Boulevard with Ed Ruscha

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election 2020

Why vote? To protect those who cannot

The proverbial arc of history will not bend toward justice without our help

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The Art Newspaper Live

The Art Newspaper Live returns! Registration now open for 'New models for new times: Rethinking the art market in a changing world'

Join industry thought leaders like Sunny Rabhar, Ayo Adeyinka and Clare McAndrew in conversation with our art market experts in a three-part series of events beginning 8 October. Presented in partnership with Cromwell Place

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Diary

Which US museums will show John Oliver's rat erotica and Wendy Williams pork chop portrait?

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Frieze London 2020

Your guide to London's Frieze Week 2020

Including: the seven best shows • align your chakras, Frieze Week is getting spiritual • the challenges of making sculpture during a pandemic and more

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Fakes and forgeries

The Art Newspaper investigates: fakes and forgeries

Some of the world’s biggest forgery scandals were first reported in our pages, and led to further investigations that continue to have an impact on collections worldwide

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The Art Newspaper Live

Sign up for our third and final 'New Models for New Times' event on 22 October: Clare McAndrew in conversation with Georgina Adam

In the culminating talk of our latest event series, economist Clare McAndrew and Georgina Adam discuss the future of the art market. Presented in partnership with Cromwell Place

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The Art Newspaper Live

Sign up for our first 'New Models for New Times' event on 8 October: Is the new spirit of collaboration lip-service or game-changing?

Galleries are increasingly teaming up to stay afloat—but for how long? Featuring Pilar Corrias, Caroline Douglas, Sunny Rahbar and Neil Wenman. Presented in partnership with Cromwell Place

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The Art Newspaper Live

Sign up for our second 'New Models for New Times' event on 15 October: Breaking boundaries—local is the new global

Globalisation has shaped the art market we know today, but will the current shift to the local be a help or hindrance to emerging markets in Africa and Asia? Featuring Rachel Lehmann, Sundaram Tagore, Rakeb Sile and Ayo Adeyinka. Presented in partnership with Cromwell Place

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Diary

Auction in aid of pioneering Hospital Rooms charity goes live from London

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Down the rabbit hole—V&A brings Alice in Wonderland to life in virtual reality sneak preview

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Cattelan’s notorious banana finds a home at the Guggenheim

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Grimes on Bruegel—arty celebrities discuss their favourite works for Google Arts & Culture

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Don’t be square—buy a cubed creation by Rana Begum or Frank Bowling in Parkinson’s charity sale

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The art of the steal? Trump swipes $750,000 worth of art from the US Embassy in France—but none of it is the real deal

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Artist David Remfry paw-trays Susan Sarandon and Alan Cumming with their pooches

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Lights, camera, action: films exploring how Bauhaus went stateside and the dominance of Duchamp headline the TAN Russia Film Festival

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Don't call us, we'll call you: ex-Vodafone chief creates 'Faustian Odyssey'

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Public art

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

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Hip hop hammer time—Biggie's crown goes on the block at Sotheby’s auction

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Susan B. Anthony Museum turns down presidential pardon

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Life is Short, Dump Them—navigating 21st-century feminism with artist Florence Given

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DIY art: South Korean boyband BTS contribute to 'do it (around the world)' online exhibition

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Cancelled artist or Karen call-out? TikTok video shows disgruntled woman smashing a Romero Britto sculpture

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Choco Pies for peace: artist Mina Cheon and Asia Society Triennial invite the public to share a virtual treat

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From pixelated to post-colonial: iconic 1980s Oregon Trail video game gets an Indigenous reboot

Audio + Video interviews

Video | The Art Newspaper Live: Art in Your Ears—podcasting with Russell Tovey, Robert Diament and Ben Luke

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Diary

Impostor anxiety, epic disco in gay clubs and 'clashing clothes'—Tate director Maria Balshaw opens up on Desert Island Discs

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The Art Newspaper Live

Sign up for our free online event | The Art Newspaper Live: Art in Your Ears

From celebrity collectors to art world politics, our podcast host Ben Luke speaks to Russell Tovey and Robert Diament of the art podcast Talk Art

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Diary

Norman Rockwell Museum teams up with leading cartoon artists to offer some much needed comedic relief

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Diary

Youthful Oscar Wilde’s witty Q&A goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s

Podcast

Announcing our new podcast: A brush with...

In four exclusive conversations, painters reveal the art, music, books and media that have inspired them

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Diary

Subversive summery images raise the temperature at new London outdoor gallery

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Diary

Take home a work by Ruth Asawa for 55 cents—and help the US Postal Service

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coronavirus

A right royal (socially-distanced) outing to London's National Gallery for the Duchess of Cornwall

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Diary

Vibrant new portraits at Charles Dickens museum present the celebrated author in glorious technicolour

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Diary

From John Lennon and Nicole Kidman images to Grayson Perry’s handbag: Christie's auction benefits cancer charity

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Diary

Have we entered the era of Cuomoceptualism? New York governor unveils surreal Covid-19 poster

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Vogue’s extraordinary key worker cover stars feature in Phillips’ charity sale

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Christo’s London Mastaba sculpture floats again—on your mobile phone

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‘A love letter to Black Britain’—NPG portrait of White Teeth author Zadie Smith is Brent bound

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Number one priority: NASA will give designers $35,000 for a toilet that will work on the moon

The Art Newspaper Live

Video | The Art Newspaper Live: Funding Matters

A virtual discussion with museum directors answering the question: How can museums recover after Covid-19?

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All in the detail

All in the detail: masterpieces up close

Continuing on from our spot the difference puzzle last month, we set you a new challenge to identify these garden-themed paintings from detailed portions of each

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Diary

Still running: Kara Walker’s fountain will go back on show at Tate Modern post-lockdown

Shirin Neshat

Exclusive: watch Shirin Neshat's film Roja here

Part of Goodman Gallery's mini festival dedicated to the US-Iranian artist, the video is available on The Art Newspaper website until 22 June

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Diary

Want to visit the staffless Alone Gallery in the Hamptons? Make sure you bring this artist-drawn guide with you

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Squaring up: artists’ cubed creations raise money for Parkinson’s research

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The Art Newspaper Live

The Art Newspaper Live: Funding Matters Registration Now Open

In our first live virtual event on 25 June, part of a new online series, we bring together institutional leaders to discuss the challenges ahead