The Art Newspaper Archive

Interview
From the archive

From the archive | Louvre pyramid architect I.M. Pei on the church-like museum he designed for the Goulandris collection

In this 1994 interview, he reveals how he likes art to be displayed, such as natural lighting for Impressionists

Analysis
From the archive

The demolition of the Berlin Wall had immediate effects on German life. But how did it affect artists?

By far the most comprehensive artistic testimony were paintings in what immediately became known as the East Side Gallery

Analysis
From the archive

Notes from a demolition: five works about the Wall in Berlin collections

From Frank Thiel's Stadt to Tacita Dean's Palast, some of the best works about the Wall and life in Berlin after reunification

Analysis
From the archive

How Mitte embodied new artistic spirit of Berlin after the Wall came down

East German area became a space of possibilities, not unlike inner-city New York or east London before they were gentrified

Analysis
From the archive

Since the fall of the Wall, Berlin has established itself as the artists' capital

Despite not being rich, the city has a large percentage of professional creatives and a booming gallery scene

Analysis
From the archive

Throughout the Cold War Berlin’s museums quietly kept in touch—when the Wall came down, they embraced

This archive article, taken from our feature looking back at the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years later, shows how German culture remained linked when politics broke down

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Tate

The Art Newspaper investigates Tate's documents on the Reynolds' Omai bid

The files included a letter from Serota himself

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Attribution

Met's “Riverbank” row rages over attribution debate

Experts prepare to fight it out at the Metropolitan as the painting bought from artist-collector C.C. Wang goes on display

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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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Law

Italy sues for return of antique pottery which they claim to own under national law because they are objects of archaeological interest.

The US has filed a complaint in a federal district court to determine who owns 230 antiquities produced in ancient Italian pottery workshops

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Exhibitions

The Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology provides a revolution in Chinese history

265 works discovered by Chinese archaeologists, mostly over the last twenty-five years, are on loan in an exhibition that shows why the textbooks have had to be rewritten.

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USA

US government intervenes as Israel bombing victims issue lawsuit asking for Iranian antiquities from museums

Iran argues that artefacts housed abroad should have immunity since they originate from a foreign sovereign state

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Musée du Louvre

Louvre curators condemn “collections for rent” schemes ahead of plans to open a branch of the Paris museum in Abu Dhabi

Deal “is about petrodollars and military relations”, says senior member of museum staff

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum considers long term loans of its paintings

Trustees’ chairman would like to rationalise the collection

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Technology

Ancient cities rise again: Introducing virtual archaeology

Technology developed by a California-based firm has made it possible to walk through vanished sites.

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Sweden

Lars Vilks: “Censorship is based on fear, not sensitivities towards ethnic minorities”

The Swedish artist is currently writing a musical about Islam

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Art market

Elaborate, traditional pieces sold well at the latest auctions

Chinese and Russian buyers with a taste for the ornate have added a new layer of bidding and are forcing prices ever higher

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Art market

Decorative arts sales shift to Chicago

New York vies with London for nineteenth- and twentieth-century decorative arts sales, but Chicago is coming on quickly

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Art market

Post-1935 decorative arts, mass produced at exclusive prices

A survey of the decorative arts market

Interview
From the archive

In search of art out of Africa: an interview with Jean Pigozzi

“I feel that at the time of the Medici they had my kind of rapport with their artists”

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Museums & Heritage

A missing chapter in the history of the decorative arts: the Restoration and July Monarchy

Louvre-organised show at the Grand Palais of neglected period of production

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New Museum

New cultural centre opens at Tlatelolco Square, Mexico City

And third Mexican collector loans his art to university

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Collectors

French collectors step up buying at FIAC

Making a making a remarkable return to the contemporary art world

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Private Museums

The Ullens Centre for the Arts will be the first private museum for Chinese and contemporary art in Beijing

...and this is where a Belgian collector will put his art on show

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Art fairs

US collectors attend Art Forum Berlin in force

New German artists have put this fair back on the map

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Art fairs

French collectors boost sales at FIAC, Paris

Billionaire François Pinault bought Chen Zhen and Pistoletto

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Collectors

Top German collector disappoints museums by selling loans

Hans Grothe has sold 700 works to Wella hair-care billionaires for E50 million

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Art market

Influx of new collectors of American paintings boosts market

Even third-rate works are now selling for six figures

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Art market

The art market in Moscow is sustained by the new breed of super-rich businessmen—while their wives have opened a string of commercial galleries

“Most contemporary art collectors today are intellectuals who own their own company”

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Collectors

Mystery of London dealer’s inflated invoices for world’s biggest collector, the head of Qatar's National Council for Culture, Arts and Heritage

The Art Newspaper has obtained invoices sent by Oliver Hoare to Sheikh Saud Al-Thani of Qatar, who remains under arrest in Doha as authorities investigate alleged misuse of public funds

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Lawsuits

Collector wins $1.7 million in damages from New York Gallery over violation of lending contract

Jean-Pierre Lehmann was denied “the right of first refusal over everybody”

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National Trust

National Trust wrongly accused of asset-stripping while government fails to keep its word

The Trust is negotiating endowments with the Treasury for five major country houses in its care

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Art exports

Will the V&A buy this £7 million roundel?

Export license could be extended until November

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Artist interview

Interview with Sean Landers: Appropriating Picasso “because I want to be as great as him”

“I would like to leave a sad, funny, little painting”

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Star exhibit at the Met: the Christopher Dresser album the V&A could not afford

Modern designs at the Met

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Looted art

Top museums in Europe and North America face claims for Dürers looted during World War II

Poland and the Ukraine both want the Lubomirski drawings back

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Letters: Does the V&A still believe in education?

The Association of Art Historians on the National Slide Library's proposed move from London to Leicester

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Robert Ryman

White-out at the Tate as Ryman exhibition begins its journey

Robert Ryman exhibition shared with MoMA, New York, will also travel to Madrid, San Fransisco, and Minneapolis

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Nazi loot

Seattle Art Museum sues New York dealers Knoedler

The heirs of Parisian dealer Paul Rosenberg demand the return of a Matisse stolen during World War II

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Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly: The art world’s quiet American

As Ellsworth Kelly comes to London, we look at the exhibition at the Guggenheim and at MoCA

Analysis
From the archive

Church and State disagree over management of religious heritage in France

The country possesses more than 32,000 churches, 6,000 chapels and 87 cathedrals. Their dual administration has caused serious problems of management and conservation

Interview
Okwui Enwezor

Okwui Enwezor on making sense of 'a global landscape that again lies shattered and in disarray'—archive, 2015

1 May 2015: The Nigerian curator's exhibtions in the Giardini and Arsenale of the Venice Biennale promise to be the most topical Venice show of recent years

Review
Books

Clement Greenberg: still waiting for sympathetic treatment

On the 110th birthday of the great American critic, we delve into our archive and discover that writings about him are either too academic or too sensationalist

Analysis
Artists

From the archive: Why the art world is crazy about Cranach

New technology is shedding light on an Old Master as the prolific, multi-talented artist enjoys a renaissance

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Exhibitions

Folkestone Triennial returns to the Kentish coast

The town has been slowly blossoming into a hub for art since the establishment of the triennial, and the fourth edition hopes to continue this trend

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Exhibitions

Lavish show celebrates 70th anniversary of the fashion house that Christian Dior built

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris has curated a blockbuster exhibition with more than 400 dresses

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Exhibitions

Sculpture in its natural habitat: US edition

Don't miss out on this summer's hottest outdoor sculpture installations

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Exhibitions

Tate Modern chronicles the rise of Black Power in post-war America

Soul of a Nation includes around 150 works looking at the realities of the African American experience

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Exhibitions

Rebellion show marks 1967 Detroit riot

Organised by the Detroit Institute of Arts, it is one of many commemorative events occurring throughout the city

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Exhibitions

Muholi defies stigma and stereotypes at the Stedelijk

Around 80 pictures spanning over a decade are on display in Amsterdam

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Exhibitions

Frieze lets the sculptures play outside before the big tents arrive

The Frieze Sculpture exhibition is to precede the fair this year

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Exhibitions

Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby deals with the domestic in Cincinnati

Home is where Crosby's art is

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Exhibitions

Forged in war, revolution and turmoil, works head for Les Rencontres d’Arles

The annual photography festival assembles works that open up doors closed by political turbulence

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Exhibitions

Sculpture in its natural habitat: UK edition

Don't miss out on this summer's hottest outdoor sculpture installations

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Exhibitions

Edinburgh Festival salutes their 70th year with a giant dragon

Edinburgh comes alive with 45 exhibitions city-wide

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Exhibitions

Manchester gets first comprehensive retrospective of Wyndham Lewis in 40 years

The founder of the Vorticist movement has often been under-appreciated or misunderstood, which the Imperial War Museum North seeks to rectify

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Exhibitions

De Stijl in the Netherlands: a round-up

Three excellent exhibitions explore different approaches to Neoplasticism

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Exhibitions

First major retrospective of Marina Abramovic in Europe opens in Denmark

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in in Humlebæk will stage reperformances of some of her most famous pieces

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Exhibitions

Morgan Library explores how the Grand Siècle in Rome inspired the drawings of Poussin and Claude

The exhibition brings together more than 50 works created by French artists living abroad

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Exhibitions

Giovanni da Rimini's images of religious splendour shine in the National Gallery

A Renaissance masterpiece is unveiled, but its mystery remains unsolved

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Exhibitions

Long-neglected portraits by Cézanne arrive in the d'Orsay

This will be the first exhibition dedicated to the great master's portraits since 1910

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Exhibitions

Lucas van Leyden gets an oeuvre-spanning exhibit at the Pinakothek der Moderne

The Dutch engraver who influenced Rembrandt shines in Munich

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Exhibitions

Rijksmuseum explores how botany helped give birth to photography

the New Realities of 19th-century photography shows key developments in scientific and artistic endeavour

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Exhibitions

Good things come in small packages: 16th-century microsculptures at the Rijksmuseum

These tiny masterpieces are both pious and playful

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Exhibitions

Grayson Perry draws inspiration from Brexit—and The Art Newspaper—for Serpentine show

Will it be the Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever?

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Exhibitions

A long history of scholarship drives survey of Raphael’s drawings currently exhibited at the Ashmolean

Debate over attribution has marked modern scholarship on this great master, bringing nuance to the Oxford show

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Exhibitions

Tate pairs off Weimar-era artists Dix and Sander for a discussion about the failed republic

The two exhibitions will evoke a dialogue about their shared themes

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Exhibitions

David Smith’s sculptures get some space to breathe at Storm King

This will be the first exhibition to focus on Smith's use of the colour white

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Exhibitions

Kunstmuseum Basel unearths Richard Serra's overlooked video works

Serra shows his hand in front of and behind the camera

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Exhibitions

Edvard Munch gets novel treatment from Karl Ove Knausgård with never-before-seen works on display at the Munch Museum

Among the 140 works chosen by the author are Munch's few and fragile sculptures

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Exhibitions

Rauschenberg's dance and performance related work front and centre of new survey exhibition at Tate Modern

Coming in hot from its stint in the States

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Exhibitions

Tate survey exhibition reunites Giacometti’s Venice Biennale sculptures for first time in 60 years

This display aims to flesh out Giacometti's practice, which is not limited to his iconic bronze figures

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Exhibitions

Magnum Photos celebrates 70 years in New York with a show of 250 works

The International Center of Photography in New York will play host to the highlights produced by this prestigious agency

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Exhibitions

Stedelijk explores design solutions created in response to the refugee crisis

Solution or Utopia? is the first of five exhibitions planned by the museum to tackle issues of immigration

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Exhibitions

Getty Centre displays Killip’s chronicle of de-industrialised Britain

Images from In Flagrante make up the core of this solo exhibition