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American art

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Obituaries

Forrest Fenn, known for burying $2m worth of treasure in the Rocky Mountains, dies at 90

The controversial yet colourful Santa Fe-based art and antiquities dealer announced that his treasure had been found shortly before his death

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Book Shorts

A book of 19th-century snaps for armchair travellers to exotic locations

Travel photographs from the extraordinary collection of the Société de Géographie

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Exhibitions

Jacob Lawrence’s epic series depicting America's early struggles sets off on US tour

Twenty-three of the US artist’s surviving panels will be reunited for the first time in six decades

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Art market

Randomness rules New York's $42m American art sales

Small works won out at Sotheby's and Christie's as top lots went for their low estimates or were withdrawn

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Exhibitions

St Louis’s Counterpublic triennial tests the limits of local engagement

In its first iteration, the exhibition paired artists with local storefronts far from the city’s major cultural districts

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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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Whitney Biennial

Whiteness must undo itself to make way for the truly radical turn in contemporary culture

The New York-based artist Xaviera Simmons responds to art critics who thought the 2019 Whitney Biennial was "not radical enough"

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Auctions

Edward Hopper's over-priced ode to Shakespeare goes unsold as market for American art proves capricious

Christie's American art sales this week realise a new record for Hartley but Sotheby's struggles to get the pricing right on Hopper's Shakespeare scene

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Art market

On the Bard’s birthday, Sotheby’s announces it will offer Edward Hopper’s ode to Shakespeare

Estimated to fetch $7-$10m, the New York cityscape, depicts the iconic Central Park statue of the playwright

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Appointments & departures

Terra Foundation’s transformational leader Elizabeth Glassman to step down

During her two-decade tenure, the Terra closed its Chicago museum and turned its attention to grant-making and collaborations

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Whitney Biennial

'I stand in solidarity with the staff and say no': Michael Rakowitz on why he turned down the Whitney Biennial

Recent controversies over the museum's board prompt artist to question participation in this year's event

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Art market

Downright quirky appetite for American masters at Sotheby's

A monumental painting of the American West by Emanuel Leutze breaks records while works by Rockwell and Hopper flop

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Art market

Record $91.9m sale of Edward Hopper’s Chop Suey buoys confidence at Christie’s American art sale

At $317.8m, the Ebsworth evening sale becomes one of the top five most valuable collections ever sold at auction

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Art market

What to watch on the block during New York's fall sales

Lesser known lots still hold plenty of hammer potential

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Art market

Trio of deaccessioned Georgia O’Keeffe paintings could make over $30m at Sotheby's

Modernist works from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum will be offered in New York in November

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Exhibitions

Metropolitan Museum of Art reclassifies status of Native American art for new exhibition

Donor of artefacts asked New York museum to present them as "American art rather than tribal art"

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Auctions

Berkshire Museum’s $8.1m Norman Rockwell leads American art auctions, despite deaccessioning controversy

The US artist dominated the top prices during New York sales series, where the commercial appeal of attractive subjects showed through in prices

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Prizes

David Adjaye's Museum of African American History wins prestigious Beazley Design prize

Smithsonian institution was inaugurated by President Obama in 2016

Analysis

The top ten museum acquisitions of 2017

We look back at some of most important purchases and donations that entered public collections this year

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American art

Native American artists garner recognition—at last

US and Canadian institutions are rethinking their approach to contemporary indigenous art

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Art market

Quality as well as quantity in short supply at Sotheby's sale of American art

Where a museum's Rockwells had sparked interest in a flagging category, the removal of key lots from the sale dampened spirits

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Exhibitions

78th Whitney Biennial expands definition of American art

Their largest edition yet spans the globe looking at what makes American art

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Features

Music to the ears of the post-war avant garde: exhibitions mark the 100th anniversary of composer John Cage's birth

The celebrations of his life show how much he influenced—and was influenced by—some of the greats of American 20th-century art

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Collectors

Two museums promised a third of one of the great collections of modern American art

Which poses the question: will the late Hannelore Schulhof’s heirs sell major works?

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African American art

Swann advocates African-American art in new sale

Auction house combines blue-chip works and those priced to entice new collectors

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Artist interview

Interview with Jenny Holzer: In her own words (or not, as the case may be)

The American artist on her “odd and lonely” childhood, other people’s texts and why she’s returned to painting

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Collectors

The post-war and contemporary collections of leading American collectors

And the highlights of their collections

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Collectors

American folk art is continuously rising in value

We look at some of the collectors

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American art

Is there an ongoing American Renaissance in contemporary art?

Spotlight shifts from German artists to their US counterparts as Saatchi, Rubells and others mount exhibitions of their work

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Art market

Renewed interest in American art marks the beginning of the so-called 'American Renaissance'

Galleries across the world are featuring growing numbers of pieces by American artists

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Collectors

Collector profile: Norman Braman and the Indian Creek residence furnished with contemporary masterpieces

The car tycoon has put together one of the greatest private collections of classic American art. Where does it go now?

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Landscape

Tate on the American sublime

Tate Britain looks at landscape painting in the US, 1820-80

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Interviews

Interview with dealer Bernard Jacobson on his change of taste and direction

From Great British to stellar American art

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Art dealers

Diary of a US dealer: Fred Hill of Berry-Hill. European museums turn to American landscape

And a wider range of stock attracts more collectors

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Collectors

Collector interview: Lew Manilow on art and Chicago

It is fifty years since this collector and essentially American philanthropist was turned on to art while at Harvard. He has been an integral part of the art establishment in Chicago for decades

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Art dealers

Diary of a dealer: the American Modernism dealer, Hollis Taggart

Rising prices and increasing prestige for certain artists as collectors awake to Modernism’s sleepers

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Colonial art

Books: a selection of the Art Institute of Chicago's holdings

Painting, design, and decorative arts from Colonial times until the Second World War

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Nazi loot

The Association of Art Museum Directors promises to search collections for Nazi loot

Critics pointed out that the AAMD has no enforcement provision for members who violate its guidelines, not even its own mediation process

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Whitney Museum of American Art

The vision for The Whitney under new leadership: less isolationist; diverse, rather than deep

David Ross, the new director reveals his ideas