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UK politics

Artists react angrily to Tory landslide result in UK general election

Issues raised include environmental crisis and future of the Labour party

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Faurschou Foundation

Danish collector Jens Faurschou inaugurates new outpost in Brooklyn

The sprawling gallery follows Faurschou’s spaces in Beijing and Copenhagen

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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
Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Bomberg's love of the Renaissance to Bruce Conner's sexy music video

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Art market

'A victory of justice over big money': criminal case against art dealer Yves Bouvier dismissed by Monaco court

Verdict is likely to have a domino effect on all other cases filed by Russian billionaire collector Dmitry Rybolovlev

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Two Van Goghs sold from the recovered hoard of an Italian fraudster

One painting was hidden in a Parma cellar, leading to the discovery of the Tanzi Treasure

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Exhibitions

‘I mix the paint with rainwater, mud and fish glue': Vivian Suter on being back in the limelight after 30 years in rural Guatemala

She left Switzerland and art-world success behind, but with current and forthcoming shows in New York, London, Liverpool and Madrid, Vivian Suter is much in demand again

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Anselm Kiefer on why size matters

Auctions

Hammer Time: Sotheby's picks up the pace during a sluggish art week with $270.7m contemporary art sale

Auctions

Hammer Time: records set but reserves remain low at Christie's post-war and contemporary art sale

Auctions

Hammer Time: consistency and caution are key at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern evening sale

Auctions

Hammer Time: Christie's Impressionist and Modern evening sale November 2019

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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

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Openings

Swedish photography hub Fotografiska opens long-awaited New York exhibition space

The franchise’s ambitious global expansion will continue in 2020 with launch of London gallery

Podcast

Bananaman: who is Maurizio Cattelan? Plus, art and comedy

Everything you need to know about the artist behind the infamous banana. Plus, we talk to UK comedians Rob Auton, Jenny Eclair and Annie McGrath about the charity exhibition Art is the Best Medicine. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

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Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Guercino drawings at the Morgan to meditations on Cézanne at Ceysson & Bénétière

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Public art

Andy Goldsworthy’s Walking Wall unites and delights in Kansas City

The artist’s fragmented installation for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has completed its trek through time and space

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Conservation & Preservation

Tefaf awards conservation grants for a Wright interior and a colonial Bolivian painting

V&A and Lacma plan to stabilise and restore works to their original appearance

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Bananaman: who is Maurizio Cattelan? Plus, art and comedy

Podcast

Turner Prize shocker: what next? Plus, Teresita Fernández in Miami

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Troy: the show and the problem with BP sponsorship

Music

John Lennon wanted Hitler on cover of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album

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Dora Maar and Jann Haworth: acclaim at last

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Art market

Amy Cappellazzo becomes head of expanded Fine Arts division as Sotheby's restructures

While her role grows to cover departments such as Old Masters, second global division will include luxury objects and decorative art, jewellery and wine

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Openings

Revamped, renamed, reopened: Musée Ingres Bourdelle honours Montauban's masters

After €13m expansion, French museum brings together works by painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and sculptor Emile-Antoine Bourdelle

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Discoveries

Stolen 'Klimt' found hidden in a wall will take a month to authenticate, officials say

Gardener discovered the painting behind a metal plate on an exterior wall at Italy's Ricci Oddi gallery

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Russia

Russian museums follow Putin’s call for satellites in the regions

The Hermitage has opened a branch in Siberia, the Pushkin is renovating a Constructivist landmark in Samara and more agreements are in the works

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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

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Exhibitions

Treasure trove of Fijian artefacts to reveal a rich artistic heritage at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Exhibition includes 19th-century breast plates and clubs made from whale ivory, as well as a newly commissioned 26ft canoe

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Art market

Sotheby's wins case over 'modern forgery' Frans Hals

Consigner of problematic painting must repay auction house for reimbursement to American client

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Art market

Art Berlin is scrapped due to venue uncertainty and lack of profits

Organiser of German fair describes cancellation as "regrettable"

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Lawsuits

Dodgy dealers beware: anti-fraud lawsuits are on the rise

A spate of fraudulent agents in the dock this year give the art trade a bad image—even if only a few individuals are involved

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Appointments

Rebecca Salter elected president of London’s Royal Academy—the first woman in its 251-year history

The printmaker replaces Christopher Le Brun who stepped down after eight years in the post

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

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Performance art

How one artist is using theatre to draw attention to the EU asylum problem

Staging of a refugee trial asking audience to determine the fate of an asylum seeker poses questions about the 'theatrification' of migration issues

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Exhibitions

Sculptor Gego closes Brazil museum’s year of women artists

São Paulo survey at Masp shows work by one of the leading figures of the 1950s kinetic and geometric abstraction movement

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Museums & Heritage

KAWS joins board of American Folk Art Museum

The contemporary artist is among four new trustees elected

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Conservation & Preservation

Science illuminates art in Detroit’s celebration of Bruegel’s The Wedding Dance

Conservators discover that the 1566 painting was once bluer and revisit the exposure of the notorious codpieces

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The Buck stopped here

Oscar Murillo hosts 'fun-raising' feast in London studio

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Conservation & Preservation

Looted in Germany by Stalin’s brigades, a restored goddess goes on view at the Hermitage

Bronze sculpture gets new wings in a collaboration with Berlin’s Antikensammlung

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Appointments & departures

Frieze LA director Bettina Korek appointed chief executive of Serpentine Galleries

Los Angeles art veteran takes the reins at the London institution in its 50th anniversary year

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Accessibility

How to make museums more accessible for disabled people? Ask them

Research groups have designed new technologies and initiatives for the V&A, Kunsthistorisches Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza

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Appointments & departures

Charles Saumarez Smith steps down as senior director at Blain Southern

Gallery is going through a “period of restructuring”, according to founder Harry Blain

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Censorship

Artists call for Kyrgyz minister of culture’s resignation in wake of censorship scandal

Open letter argues that censorship of the exhibition Feminnale violated a number of constitutional protections

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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

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Exhibitions

Welcome to the world of Rufus Porter: painter, publisher and prophetic inventor

Legacy of 19th-century artist and maverick, who founded longest-running US magazine and foresaw networking potential of technology, is examined in new show

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Arts funding

Washington, DC’s mayor and arts commission locked in conflict

Muriel Bowser launches rival office of creative affairs and blocks access to the city’s public art vaults

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Banksy

Banksy transforms bench into Santa's sleigh in new mural highlighting UK homelessness

Street artist posts video of the work praising passersby in Birmingham for stopping and offering food and drink to a man sleeping rough

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Acquisitions

Permanent a-peel: $120,000 banana will enter museum collection

Miami collectors William and Beatrice Cox will donate the fruit piece to an unnamed institution

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Museum attendance

Influx of millions of Chinese tourists wreaks havoc for Russian museums

Electronic visas pave the way for ever greater visitors numbers, creating major logistical problems at Tsarskoe Selo and the Hermitage

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Poland

Lublin governor files defamation suit against art historian sparking free speech fears in Poland

Case against Tomasz Kitliński follows row over installation that marked pogrom sites in the city

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Museums & Heritage

Brighton Pavilion gets its glitter back as fanciful treasures return on long-term loan from the Queen

More of the startling objects collected by George IV will return from Buckingham Palace in early 2020

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Exhibitions

New perspectives on an Old Master: Andrea Mantegna show to open in Turin

Exhibition at Palazzo Madama promises an impressive number of works—and a fresh view of the Renaissance master's legacy

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Get your shine on at Art Basel in Miami Beach

There is plenty to keep magpie collectors happy at the fair

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Art Basel helps Hong Kong exhibitors offset extra costs

Fair organisers says the discounts are not "incentive to do the fair" but are "part of an effort to mitigate their additional expenses"

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Text and slogan 'statement pieces' draw Instagram crowd to Art Basel

But it's not all about selfies, many art pieces with a motto carry a socially conscious message

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

From Miami to Margate: Ellen Harvey’s mural depicting a slice of South Florida travels abroad

The hand-painted designs for her permanent installation will be included in the artist’s solo show at Turner Contemporary next year

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Montreal dealer Robert Landau to move his headquarters to Lucerne in 2022

He has secured a 40-year lease on a 35,000 sq. m castle-like complex, with plans to create a sculpture park and private freeport

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Conservation & Preservation

Weaver uncovers hidden patterns beneath Old Master paintings

For artisan Helena Loermans, uncovering the intricate weaves of artists' canvases is like “a detective story”

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Conservation & Preservation

Conserving canvas: from tear-mending to 'mist lining’, conservators share their techniques

Hundreds gather as the Getty convenes the first major international conference on the issue in 45 years

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Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the UK's hottest graduates to forgotten Indian masterpieces

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Restitution

Archaeologist launches private bid to retrieve priceless Egyptian treasures from European museums

Zahi Hawass, former Egyptian minister of antiquities, corrals international team of experts to press institutions for return of important artefacts

Podcast

Turner Prize shocker: what next? Plus, Teresita Fernández in Miami

We talk to Louisa Buck about the decision to award the Turner Prize to all of the nominees. Plus, Miami-born artist Teresita Fernández tells us about her homecoming show at Pérez Art Museum Miami. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Ten myths about Vincent van Gogh

Why stories—from the mutilated ear to the eventual suicide—can distort our view of the art

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Discounts give younger galleries a leg up at Art Basel in Miami Beach

A 20% fee reduction for new galleries exhibiting contemporary art has enabled smaller players to join the fair's main section

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Censorship

Censored queer photographs get second chance at Miami's Nada fair

City officials cancelled a planned display by Pacifico Silano in Bal Harbour last year

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Photography

David Goldblatt's photographic legacy lives on through digital archive project

South African collection withdrawn from University of Cape Town over censorship row forms the heart of Goodman Gallery’s new initiative

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Opioid Crisis

Citing opioid crisis, Tufts University strips Sackler name from its buildings and programmes

Institution declares that the name “runs counter to the school’s mission”

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Museums

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston names new director

Hesse McGraw has served at San Francisco and Nebraska art institutions

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Diary

Salvator Mundi-mania comes to Brooklyn

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Museums

Freer/Sackler rebrands its identity as the National Museum of Asian Art

Museum officials say the decision is unrelated to protests over the Sackler family's ties to Purdue Pharma

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Politics

Chile’s neoliberal ideology has co-opted artist’s creativity

The failed economic experiments of the 1970s laid the groundwork for today’s socio-economic crisis

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Repatriation

Penn Museum hands over fragments of 387 ancient clay tablets to Iraqi Embassy

Archaeologists say the tablets, unearthed nearly a century ago, are akin to receipts

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Museums

The Leslie-Lohman Museum announces its first director of curatorial programmes

Stamatina Gregory will take the new position as the LGBTQ art museum undergoes a series of changes

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Museums

'Xavier Bray, end low pay!': Wallace Collection staff fight for London Living Wage

Museum is in discussion with trade union after 'final offer' 1.5% salary increase was deemed too low

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Design Miami is a real glass act

The material is hot at the design fair, where the line between decorative and fine art is becoming increasingly blurred

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Musee du Quai Branly–Jacques Chirac

Quai Branly to send fragment of feather belt worn by first King of Tahiti back to Polynesia

Rediscovered maro 'ura will go on show at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands on long-term loan from 2021

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Miami this weekend

From the Rubell Museum’s inaugural display to Sterling Ruby’s first solo museum exhibition

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Censorship

UN condemns threats against Kyrgyz museum director who staged feminist art exhibition

Museum hosted a 'Feminnale' that included performance work highlighting plight of sex workers

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Music

The artist’s composer: Steve Reich's percussive experiment returns to the Hayward Gallery this week

Drumming was first performed at the London venue in Mark Rothko's 1972 exhibition—now it will be surrounded by Bridget Riley's show

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Art market

'Christmas dinner without the turkey': little festive cheer at Sotheby's Old Masters sale

December auction generates less than half the total of last year's sale, with several lots failing to sell

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Immigrant artist residency launches—steps from Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

The Peru-born, North Carolina-based painter Renzo Ortega is the inaugural artist-in-residence at Palm Beach’s New Wave Art Wknd festival

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

South American galleries face down turmoil

Civil unrest and economic shifts have Latin American dealers doubling down on Miami's international market