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Salvator Mundi

'We want Salvator Mundi' for Leonardo blockbuster, Louvre says

Claims that it had "cancelled plans" to show the work are "fake information", the museum says

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Protest

Demonstrators take over British Museum in biggest-ever protest against oil sponsorships

Event, organised by grassroots climate justice group BP or not BP?, highlighted relationship between oil companies and war in Iraq

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

How a protest poster by David Wojnarowicz may have inspired Basquiat's Defacement

Artist's 1983 depiction of an infamous case of police brutality goes on display at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in June

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Los Angeles

Wearing its art on its sleeve: Los Angeles' enduring passion for murals

The city’s street paintings, vehicles for protest since the 1930s, continue to be a flashpoint

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Satellite Fairs

Frieze Los Angeles brings satellite fairs into its orbit

A local stalwart celebrates its tenth edition, a New Yorker goes West, and a young upstart sets out its stall at the Roosevelt Hotel

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Frieze Los Angeles 2019

Action! Cinematic works abound at Frieze Los Angeles as galleries go all out for glamour

First LA edition of the British fair focuses on local artists and pieces that speak to a Hollywood crowd

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Art Fund

Museums—just places for a bit of peace and quiet?

Design

Davos 2019: Cooper Hewitt museum director on the power of inclusive design

Antiquities & Archaeology

The Met’s antiquated views of antiquities need updating

African American art

Missing in action: African-American art in European public collections

Restitution

Eurocentrism still sets the terms of restitution of African art

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Collecting

Collector's Eye: an interview with Cheech Marin

The actor and comedian tells us what he's bought and why he loves it

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Restitution

Met hands over an Egyptian coffin that it says was looted

Describing itself as a victim of fraud, museum says it cooperated with district attorney's investigation

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Frieze Los Angeles 2019

Max Hooper Schneider: 'my fantasy army of marine-mammal people, across all genders'

The artist dives deep to create a lurid theatre from biological forms for his Frieze Los Angeles Projects commission

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Museums

SFMoMA to sell a Rothko estimated at $35m to $50m

Proceeds would go toward acquisitions that “address art historical gaps’’

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Diane Arbus's intimate portraits of street life at the Hayward Gallery to a window into the future at the Whitechapel Gallery

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Art market

'Saddened, humbled and heartbroken': Mary Boone sentenced to 30 months in jail for tax fraud

New York art dealer falsely claimed around $1.6m in personal expenses as tax-deductible business expenses in 2011

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Can artists live off art alone? Plus, Los Angeles

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George Shaw: 'I make no distinction between great painting and great TV'

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Tracey Emin on mourning and #MeToo; George Shaw on realism and Rembrandt

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Beguiled then bewildered: Ruskin's love-hate relationship with Turner

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Ruskin and Gombrich: revisiting two art historical heavyweights

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Attribution

Former politician questions authenticity of Khnopff sculpture

Sculpture is currently the centrepiece of a major Paris survey

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Former Tate director's hidden tribute to Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

James Manson paid homage to the artist by painting his own bouquet

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Commercial galleries

David Kordansky doubles gallery space and expands diverse artist roster

Last year, the LA gallery took on Michael Williams, Fred Eversley, Huma Bhabha and Lauren Halsey as well as the estates of Tom of Finland and Betty Woodman

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Collecting

Collector's Eye: an interview with Wallis Annenberg

The Los Angeles-based philanthropist tells us what she's bought and why

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Can artists live off art alone? Plus, Los Angeles

Artist Tai Shani and art consultant James Doeser on the grim reality of working as an artist today and Jori Finkel on the inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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The Buck stopped here

Patti sings 'Because the night belongs to Annie'

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In the frame

You spin my heart right round—Paris ups its romance game for Valentine's Day

In the frame

Pop Art: George Michael’s YBA collection goes on the block

In the frame

Mamma Mia—Cher’s gorgeous garments are set for The Met

In the frame

Hear them roar—tiger rugs by Anish Kapoor and Raqib Shaw fly out the door

In the frame

Burger King wants you to ‘Eat like Andy’—but he would have preferred a Big Mac

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Frida Kahlo's hidden treasures to a layered look at James Baldwin

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Crime

A million Artsy user account details exposed in large-scale hack

Compromised data included account holders’ names and email and IP addresses

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Museums

Morgan Library & Museum plans $12.5m restoration of its library's exterior

New York institution plans to shore up its Neo-Classical façade and create outdoor spaces for the public

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Conceptual Art

Danish artist sells rough sleepers in ‘human Tamagotchi’ project

Kristian von Hornsleth enables collectors to track London homeless

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Art theft

Serial art thief Stéphane Breitwieser arrested—again

Having served a six-year jail sentence, he came under suspicion again after offering a 19th-century paperweight on eBay

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s night at the Louvre Museum

Performance art

Down under: Australian artist Mike Parr buries himself under a road for 72 hours

Artists

Livestream: Antony Gormley, Norman Rosenthal and Louisa Buck talk about the genius of Joseph Beuys

Artists

'A deeper source of truth than appearances': Antony Gormley on Joseph Beuys

Artists

Michelangelo: The Art Newspaper's editor talks about a British treasure

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Exhibitions

Botticelli’s violent stories have a contemporary resonance in #MeToo era

“Spalliera” panels depicting parables are reunited at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for the first time in 500 years

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In the frame

You spin my heart right round—Paris ups its romance game for Valentine's Day

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Biennials & festivals

Hits and misses at Palm Spring's second Desert X biennial

Some half-baked works mean this year’s event fails to live up to the promise of the first edition

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Frieze Los Angeles

Art and entertainment worlds cosy up at Frieze Los Angeles

Having for years viewed each other with suspicion, relations between agencies and galleries may start warming up

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Rijksmuseum

Interview: the Rijksmuseum's Taco Dibbits on Rembrandt's pulling power

We speak to the general director of the Dutch museum ahead of its exhibition on "all" of the works by the master in its collection

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Books

A hefty tome on the arts of the Austro-Hungarian belle époque

The extraordinary mitteleuropäische flourishing of all the arts from 1900 to 1914

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Art fairs

Will Frieze Los Angeles succeed where others have failed?

Shrugging away doubts, the city’s art dealers are cautiously optimistic of the fair’s future

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Linda on the loose

Material fair: focused, fresh and festive

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Podcast

George Shaw: 'I make no distinction between great painting and great TV'

On The Art Newspaper podcast, the British painter discusses the diverse influences, from Hockney and Rembrandt to the children’s television series Grange Hill, that have informed his paintings of the estate where he grew up

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Prizes

Works by finalists competing for $100,000 Future Generation Art Prize go on show in Kiev

The winner will be announced in March and an updated version will go on show in Venice during the Biennale

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Salvator Mundi

Simon Fujiwara builds mini museum for Leonardo's Salvator Mundi at the Whitechapel in London

The original painting is never shown, only copies and projections are displayed

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Art market

London art dealer Richard Green sued by US tycoon over €5m Old Master purchases

Gary Klesch claims undisclosed provenance led him to pay higher price for two paintings by Jan Brueghel the Elder and Salomon van Ruysdael

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Royal Academy of Arts

Axel Rüger, director of Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, appointed new chief executive of Royal Academy

He succeeds Charles Saumarez Smith who stepped down in July 2018

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Exhibitions

Parkland victims remembered through New-York Historical Society photo show

As part of her residency at the museum, the photographer Bettina von Zwehl made portraits with New York City high school students

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Linda on the loose

Zona Maco is ripe for a change

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Lost art

Lost Art: should we rebuild sacked castles and ruined palaces?

Noah Charney examines how historic buildings that were needlessly destroyed can live on today

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Tate Modern

Glass flats 'come at the price of privacy', judge rules in case in favour of Tate Modern against residents

Demands that the gallery close off part of its viewing-platform to prevent an invasion of privacy are dismissed in high court

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Photography

Novelist Orhan Pamuk unveils photographs of Istanbul he took from his balcony

On show in Turkey this month, the images are an ode to the Nobel Prize-winning author’s hometown

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Art schools

Open School East free art school moves into two new venues in Margate

The organisation has relocated to the former home of Thanet School of Arts and Crafts on Hawley Square

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Art market

'Piss artist' Andres Serrano buys Trump's wedding cake

Artist paid $1,880 for the mini chocolate cake, given as a favour at US President's marriage in 2005, but is tight-lipped about his plans for the baked good

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Exhibitions

Edmund de Waal to create exhibition in Jewish Ghetto in Venice

The ceramicist will also unveil library of books by exiled writers at Ateneo Veneto to coincide with the opening of the 58th Biennale

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Art Fund

Museums—just places for a bit of peace and quiet?

The Art Fund's latest report concludes that museums and galleries offer a way to de-stress—but they should not just a place for calm and comfort

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Appointments

Fatos Üstek appointed director of the Liverpool Biennial

The Turkish curator has worked on Art Night and was recently named director of the Draf project

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Diary

Get lost in the myths and mazes of Large Glass's labyrinthine show

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Art market

Smaller sales platforms spotlight artists without gallery representation during Mexico City’s fair week

Spaces like Salón ACME and Cinco Pisos en el Quinto offer a more ‘empathetic model’ as the region’s art market grows

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Robert Ryman

Art world tributes for Minimalist painter Robert Ryman, who has died aged 88

“In defining art's formal limits, he was the most radical painter of his time,” says art historian Robert Storr

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Exhibitions

Monty Python snub 'pretentious' Victoria and Albert Museum

Comedy troupe was planning a show at the institution but clashed over the title

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Nazi loot

Max Stern: dealer's heirs still fighting for looted art justice

With works from the forced liquidation of his gallery by the Nazis still regularly turning up in Germany, two current restitution claims by his heirs could have major ramifications for all those seeking to recover looted art

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Exhibitions

Diane Arbus's nudists, drag artists, carnival folk and street urchins are laid bare in London show

Exhibition at the Hayward Gallery uses a distinctive layout to encourage visitors to get up close to US photographer’s early 35mm works

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Media & broadcast

A man-made landscape is writ large on the screen in Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

After its US premier at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the visually stunning documentary heads to Berlin

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Controversies

Nan Goldin’s anti-opioid activist group storms New York museums

Pain held demonstrations at the Guggenheim and the Met over the weekend

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Linda on the loose

Grace Jones graces the stage for Aids charity at Mexico City home of Eugenio López

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Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin to turn Margate studio into a museum for her work when she dies

British artist is returning to the seaside town where she grew up and plans to establish a foundation there

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Openings

Norton Museum of Art opens grand expansion

$100m project highlights museum's growing commitment to contemporary art

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In the frame

Pop Art: George Michael’s YBA collection goes on the block

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Don McCullin's powerful war photography at Tate Britain to a last chance to see Lorenzo Lotto's insightful portraits at the National Portrait Gallery

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Fakes & copies

Nuremberg prosecutor seizes 63 Hitler works from auction house on forgery suspicions

Twenty-six of the seized works were to be auctioned at Auktionshaus Weidler tomorrow

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Adventures with Van Gogh

How Van Gogh's Sunflowers have inspired generations of British artists

Painters from Brangwyn to Nash paid homage to the masterpiece, all illustrated on the Art UK site

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Leonardo da Vinci

Is Leonardo da Vinci's only sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum?

Italian scholar says terracotta statuette, currently attributed to Antonio Rossellino, is actually by the 15th-century master

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Exhibitions

15 must-see Rembrandt shows during the 350th anniversary of his death

Two exhibitions to be held at the Rijksmuseum this year will provide a cohesive overview of Rembrandt’s life and work

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Museums & Heritage

National Museum of Scotland completes 15-year makeover revealing 'whole world under one roof'

The £80m masterplan has created 50% more public space and unveiled 6,500 forgotten objects

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Tracey Emin on mourning and #MeToo; George Shaw on realism and Rembrandt

We talk to Tracey Emin as her new show at White Cube opens. And we speak to George Shaw, whose exhibition has arrived at the Holburne Museum after its stint in the US. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Acquisitions

Whitney acquires Abstract Expressionist painting by Norman Lewis

The museum will show the underrecognised African American artist's work alongside pieces by his contemporaries

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Betye Saar’s washboard works to Shen Fan’s playful abstraction

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Art market

Economic policies introduced by Mexico’s new president have yet to dent dealers' sales at Zona Maco

Works at mid-tier price points are moving quickly at the 16th edition of the Mexico City fair, according to exhibitors

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The Buck stopped here

Tracey Emin makes her mark with marvellously monumental bronzes at White Cube

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Art market

'Rockefeller effect' contributes to Christie’s £5.3bn record total in 2018

Brexit not a factor in dip in auctions in Europe and the Middle East, says auction house's Emeri president Dirk Boll

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African art

Brooklyn Museum's detective work reveals original owners of African mask

Family elders give blessing to new exhibition of Yorùbá masquerade costume, stolen from Nigerian shrine room 70 years ago