The Year in Review 2019

Analysis
The Year in Review 2019

King Tut’s golden year, Koons’s worst: the highs and lows of the art world in 2019

As Notre Dame burned, protestors called the shots and a gold toilet vanished, it was certainly a year to remember

Review
The Year in Review 2019

Ten memes that define the absurdity of the art world in 2019

From Maurizio Cattelan’s $120k banana to dedicated viral accounts, here are the images that tickled us this year

Podcast

2019: the year in review

The Art Newspaper team ponder 2019's biggest art stories. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Review
Books

This was the most prolific year for Leonardo scholarship in history—here is a detailed guide to the best books

At least 250 volumes in European languages have been published in 2019, the year that saw the world commemorate 500 years since Leonardo da Vinci's death

Blog
Adventures with Van Gogh

From surprising sales to emotional discoveries: the Van Gogh stories of 2019

The top exhibitions, books and auction news this year—plus the astonishing tale of the gun

Review
The Year in Review 2019

From the history of the festive putti to Arthur Jafa's hefty tome: the art world's favourite books of 2019

Regular contributors, scholars, curators and critics choose their favourite reads from the past year

News
The Year in Review 2019

From trafficked treasures to the ravages of climate change: the heritage headlines of 2019

We look back at the biggest stories of the year

Analysis
The Year in Review 2019

Finally out of the shadows: the biggest exhibition trend in 2019

We look back at some of the best shows this year

News
The Year in Review 2019

From the MoMA expansion to ‘artwashing’ ill-gotten wealth: the major museum moments of 2019

We look back at the biggest stories of the year

Analysis
The Year in Review 2019

From cancelled fairs to street art's auction room takeover: the art market's fruitiest stories of 2019

We look back at the stories that have overturned the art world order this year

News
The Year in Review 2019

From a Paris inferno to the Leonardo tussle: the art world's top stories of 2019

We look back at the major events that made the headlines this year