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Heritage

Sri Lankan government steps in to rebuild St Anthony’s church after bomb attacks

Crowdfunding campaigns have also launched to support victims and restore heritage sites after deadly blasts

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Rembrandt

Louvre bids to buy Rembrandt masterpiece from Rothschild collection in France

The state has deferred the painting's export licence giving the museum 30 months to find the funds

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Obituaries

Tributes to Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, giant of contemporary Iranian art

Curators and artists, including Shirin Neshat, remember the artist who called her geometric mirror works “signs of light and life”

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Art market

Artory bags Spotify backer in first funding round

The blockchain-based art registry announces a $7.3m group investment, following the acquisition of Auction Club and partnerships with Christie’s

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In the frame

Madge (apparently) channels Frida and Pyotr

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Exhibitions

Two shows that lost the plot

Joan Miró at MoMA and the Neue Galerie’s self-Portrait survey are both filled with great works, but they forget to stick to their themes all the way through

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Havana Biennial

The 2019 Havana Biennial is a smokescreen for government censorship

Art fares poorly when parroting official narratives, especially when that messaging is opposed to the values of free speech and an open society

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The 2019 Havana Biennial is a smokescreen for government censorship

Cathedral of Notre Dame

In Notre Dame, we find a heritage that invites us to breathe and reflect

Cathedral of Notre Dame

Around the world, the Notre Dame fire inspires sadness, solidarity and anger

Art market

Should dealers reveal past prices in provenance?

Cathedral of Notre Dame

Stone is cool: Gothic vaulting probably saved Notre Dame from total destruction

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Exhibitions

Havana Biennial opens amid controversy

Works on view draw on themes of collaboration and agency, at the same time the government seeks to control what art can be shown on the island

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

In Notre Dame, we find a heritage that invites us to breathe and reflect

A spire competition is the wrong approach

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Museums & Heritage

Canadian Museums Association launches $1m programme to recognise indigenous culture

The initiative is part of a broader reconciliation effort by the government

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The Buck stopped here

Gavin Turk takes his eggs giant and bronze at Somerset House ovular unveiling

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in San Francisco this weekend

From a Modernist community on California's northern coast, to the kimono's continuing influence on international fashion

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The Notre Dame fire: what happens next? Plus, Cold War Steve

We talk about the effects of the fire at Notre Dame, the building’s history, and what happens next. And we speak to satirical artist Christopher Spencer, the man behind the Cold War Steve. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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The Notre Dame fire: what happens next? Plus, Cold War Steve

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From Despair to The Scream: the genesis of Edvard Munch’s most famous work

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What inspired Munch's Scream? Plus, the Shed

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Sackler sponsorship: take it or leave it? Plus, museum visitor figures

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Art Basel in Hong Kong, Richard Lin and the Met’s World Between Empires

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Hito Steyerl’s powerful critiques at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery to Rembrandt and friends at Gagosian Gallery

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

Around the world, the Notre Dame fire inspires sadness, solidarity and anger

The Art Newspaper network, which includes the Giornale dell’Arte, The Art Newspaper France, The Art Newspaper Russia, and The Art Newspaper China, has gathered together comments from three continents

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Two stolen Van Goghs go back on display after 14-year ordeal at the hands of Italian gangsters

Conservation at the Amsterdam museum has revealed a fake Vincent signature on the genuine seascape

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Britain’s historic house owners pledge ancient trees for Notre Dame rebuilding

The cathedral’s roof, wholly destroyed in the fire, was built of some 1300 great trees

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Sydney Biennale

Indigenous and First Nation artists to take centre stage at next Biennale of Sydney

Artistic director Brook Andrew aims to counter the dominance of Northern American and European narratives

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Artist Wim Delvoye enters design competition to reconstruct Notre Dame

The Belgian, known for his sculptures in a Northern European Gothic style, is already devising a new spire

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In the frame

Madge (apparently) channels Frida and Pyotr

In the frame

Down on the farm: Picasso masterpiece hangs in a Swiss barn

In the frame

Going bold at the Brooklyn Museum

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Art Basel to unite across continents to celebrate 50th anniversary

In the frame

Juergen Teller's helping hand for Demelza hospice kids

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Museums & Heritage

How to future-proof a work of art that will not be completed for 100 years

As Katie Paterson's sand castle project goes on tour, we look at how her Future Library is being made to outlive the artist

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Prizes

David Hockney and Luchita Hurtado named in Time 100 list of most influential people

Yorkshire-born Hockney named an “icon” for being the most expensive living artist at auction, exhibiting with Van Gogh and creating pioneering iPad works

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

Director of Pinault Collection proposes controversial 90% tax breaks for Notre Dame donors

But Pinault family says it is not seeking tax relief for its €100m donation towards the reconstruction effort

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Ivory

After UK's ivory ban, European Commission also considering tighter regulation

Consultation has started with a 62-page report commissioned from wildlife monitoring network

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

Nearly €1bn raised for Notre-Dame over two days

Several charitable and crowdfunding campaigns launched since the fire

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Inside the Chinese art market: The Art Newspaper meets Kejia Wu

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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

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

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Brazil

Archaeological trove discovered beneath zoo heads to Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum

More than 30,000 imperial artefacts were found in the nearby RioZoo last week

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From Despair to The Scream: the genesis of Edvard Munch’s most famous work

On our podcast, the curator of the British Museum’s Munch exhibition tells the story of the Norwegian artist’s anxiety at the blood-red sky he saw above the Oslo fjord, and how it led to a masterpiece

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In the frame

Down on the farm: Picasso masterpiece hangs in a Swiss barn

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The Buck stopped here

William Eggleston's signature and style draws London crowds to David Zwirner

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

France launches international architecture competition to rebuild Notre Dame's collapsed spire

French Prime Minister wants to crown the building with a “spire adapted to the techniques and challenges of our times”

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Art market

Larry Gagosian launches art advisory firm in New York

Laura Paulson, formerly of Christie's, to head up new business, while her husband Andrew Fabricant has been promoted to the new position of chief operating officer

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Museums & Heritage

Battered London tomb of the great French tightrope walker Blondin restored

The 19th-century daredevil is most famous for crossing Niagara Falls 17 times—once with a stove on which he cooked an omelette

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Art market

Should dealers reveal past prices in provenance?

London case surrounding Brueghel painting raises questions over whether a work's full sales history should be listed—even when that shows a big markup

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In the frame

Going bold at the Brooklyn Museum

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Exhibitions

Ai Weiwei creates Lego portraits of missing Mexican students

The installation investigating their disappearance is part of the artist’s show at MUAC

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Attribution

Does a Minnesota college own a portrait by Edvard Munch?

Scientific evidence points to St Olaf College’s Portrait of Eva Mudocci being the real deal, but scholars of the artist’s work are reserving judgement

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

Precious works rescued from Notre Dame to be transferred to the Louvre

Crown of Thorns and St Louis tunic are among the artefacts to have been saved, while paintings inside the cathedral will be removed and restored

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

Trump’s tweets on Notre Dame blaze fall foul of French fire officials

US President proposed water bombing the cathedral but this risks weakening the structure, say experts

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

Stone is cool: Gothic vaulting probably saved Notre Dame from total destruction

Tragic fire destroys the roof, but vaulting saves the interior

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Acquisitions

Photography gallery at Victoria and Albert Museum renamed after Elton John following 'significant' donation

The Rocket Man will organise a photography exhibition at the London institution with his husband David Furnish

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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

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Notre Dame will be rebuilt, President Macron confirms

As the extent of the damage continues to be assessed, investigation into cause of devastating fire begins

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

Notre Dame benefits from the battle of the billionaires

Competitive philanthropy can help save France’s flagship cathedral

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Appointments

Alexandra Suda takes over as director of the National Gallery of Canada

The Ontario native is just the fourth woman to take the post, and the youngest in more than a century

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Museums & Heritage

Fire destroys roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

The spire has collapsed on the medieval landmark

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Conservation

The Getty Conservation Institute maps out a plan to preserve the Eames House

The Los Angeles Modernist home was designed and lived in by Charles and Ray Eames

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Leonardo da Vinci

London's National Gallery defends inclusion of Salvator Mundi in Leonardo show after criticism in new book

The curator’s attribution to the Renaissance master helped Christie’s achieve a world record price for the painting

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Museums & Heritage

Nineteenth-century realists pull in mega-crowds as Russian museum attendance peaks

Exhibitions in Russia of homegrown artists attract proportionally greater numbers than blockbusters in other countries

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Diary of an art historian

UK art charity has alienated its network of cheerleaders

The Art Fund is doing away with its volunteers

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Exhibitions

Civil War references hide in plain sight in American pre-Raphaelite art

Landscapes on view at the National Gallery contain hidden historical clues

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Havana Biennial

Activist artist arrested on eve of Havana Biennial

As the cultural event gets under way, a Cuban-American artist is also blocked from entering Cuba

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Art market

Smaller Art Cologne caters to our short attention spans

Less is more in the internet age, says organiser of fair which has dropped from 210 exhibitors to 176

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Art crime

Artist recreates exiled dictator's treasure trove in 3D—but what happened to the originals?

Pio Abad and Frances Wadsworth Jones's replicas of jewels smuggled into Hawaii by Imelda Marcos are displayed at the Honolulu Biennial alongside the social services they could have paid for

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Havana Biennial

Cuban galleries rebound as Havana Biennial opens

Dealers mount work that responds to political tensions while noting art is a 'difficult business' in Havana

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Art market

Patronage without pretension abounds at the 2019 edition of the Dallas Art Fair

The 11th edition of the Texas fair boasts cats, cacti and a sense of community that has some dealers returning after a hiatus

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Exhibitions

Portrait of Kevin Spacey going on show at V&A raises questions

The Netflix star, who is facing indecent assault charges in the US, is subject of painting series depicting visiting theatre professors at an Oxford college

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Munch's angst-ridden prints at the British Museum to Van Gogh's love affair with the UK at Tate Britain

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Books

Bruegel: great research, great exhibition—shame about the catalogue

The Kunsthistorisches's Bruegel exhibition catalogue fails to include any scholarly information

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Art market

Kamel Mennour to show controversial 'rediscovered' Caravaggio in Paris gallery

Judith beheading Holofernes—due to be auctioned this June estimated at £86m-£129m—will be juxtaposed with a Daniel Buren installation

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Adventures with Van Gogh

I held the gun that probably killed Van Gogh—and here is its story

The revolver discovered by a farmer in an Auvers field comes up for auction on 19 June

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Exhibitions

Forty years rocking the foundations in Los Angeles

The Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates its anniversary by looking back over the past four decades

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Exhibitions

'Shameful scar': Centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre marked in New Delhi exhibition

Show exploring the fateful event that saw hundreds of people killed by British soldiers aims to commemorate "forgotten martyrs"

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What inspired Munch's Scream? Plus, the Shed

We talk to Giulia Bartram at the British Museum about her exhibition of Munch’s prints. And we look at the new shapeshifting cultural centre in New York, The Shed. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Three exhibitions to see in Los Angeles this week

From the West Coast version of Soul of a Nation, to Roy DeCarava’s photographic studies of blackness

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Museums & Heritage

Conceptual and Minimalist trove raises bedeviling questions for the Guggenheim

Grappling with questions of authenticity, museum 'decommissions' some works from the Panza Collection

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Museums & Heritage

X-ray of Uffizi's Artemisia Gentileschi reveals a tantalising underpainting

The portrait has striking similarities to a recent acquisition by the National Gallery in London

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The Buck stopped here

Boisterous behaviour and a spot of telepathy at Arts Club Quiz fundraiser

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Art market

Court case over 'modern forgery' Frans Hals concludes but judgment reserved until summer

Sotheby's James Martin stands by his assertion that the painting is a fake following hours of interrogation challenging the independence of his scientific analysis

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Art market

Bonn library recovers 600 books missing since the Second World War

Sotheby's assisted the return of the books, including 11 medieval manuscripts, which were found in Belgium

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Protest

Petition launched to remove 'racist' anti-slavery fresco in France's National Assembly

Artist Hervé Di Rosa describes the demand as "censorship"

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In the frame

Art Basel to unite across continents to celebrate 50th anniversary

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Art market

Another shake-up in art finance sector as Athena sold for $170m

New owner, digital investment platform YieldStreet, calls art finance an "exciting and sound new investment option" with low correlation to the stock market

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Exhibitions

How Caravaggio brought naturalism to Naples

Museo di Capodimonte examines the huge influence that the Old Master had on Baroque artists active in the city