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Supermodel Kate Moss turned into an NFT triptych

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Dutch police arrest over Van Gogh smash-and-grab raid: how long until the landscape is recovered?

The suspect is linked to a Frans Hals theft, which should help track down paintings from two museums

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April’s book bag: how four lesbians shaped Modernism, why we love to hate biennials, and a photographic history of African women

A roundup of the latest art publications

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An expert’s guide to David Hockney: five must-read books on the British artist

All you ever wanted to know about Hockney, from the best biography to the artist's “radical” investigations into art history—selected by the critic (and longtime friend) Martin Gayford

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Golazo! UK artists design football shirts as collectable art

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Poldark star Aidan Turner on how to play Leonardo (hint: learn to paint with your left hand)

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Follow that Big Bird—up to the Met roof

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Insta’ gratification

Who needs a gallery space? Meet the people creating Instagram-only exhibitions

As physical spaces remain shut and audiences head online, Freeze Magazine and Guts Gallery explain how shows on social media could be the way forward

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Who bought the €13m Van Gogh? Britain’s second richest family

Montmartre painting was auctioned twice by Sotheby’s, after a bidder failed to have the necessary cash

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Jeremy Deller

'Choose art' with a T-shirt by Katharine Hamnett (just like Sam Smith and Jeremy Deller)

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The tragedy of Vincent van Gogh’s youngest sister Willemien—a feminist who spent 38 years in an asylum

New book explores the extraordinary story of the three Van Gogh sisters

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Gallerist finds shrimp tails in Cinnamon Toast Crunch, insists it is not a piece of performance art

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The Buck stopped here

Sculptor Zak Ové creates monumental Afrofuturistic rocket ship, but it has nowhere to land

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His name is my name too: Nick Cave, the musician, creates further confusion with Nick Cave, the artist, by releasing new visual art works

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Artists take to billboards to commemorate one year anniversary of UK lockdown

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Antiques dealer launches NFT—of his 17th-century Delftware vase

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'Raw pop perfection': remembering artist Duggie Fields

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The astonishing tale of how a US vice president’s Van Gogh work ended up in Iran

Vincent’s print—inscribed “At Eternity’s Gate” by the artist—went from Nelson Rockefeller to Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art, a new book by Donna Stein reveals

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New research reveals how a grasshopper got stuck—leaving its mark in Van Gogh's painting on a summer’s day in Provence

The new Nelson-Atkins Museum catalogue tells the full story of the Olive Trees

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March’s book bag: from a guide to decoding photographs to a survey of the world’s most celebrated museums

A roundup of the latest art publications

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Eve Arnold’s unseen images of Marilyn Monroe feature on £30 posters

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An expert’s guide to Yayoi Kusama: six must-read books on the Japanese artist

All you ever wanted to know about Kusama, from a detailed study of her Infinity Mirror Room to illustrations for Alice in Wonderland—selected by the Gropius Bau director Stephanie Rosenthal

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The Insiders

Basking in the reflected glory of the River Thames

The Thames is the inspiration for a number of new projects that celebrate the power of this mighty river and its ability to fuel imaginations

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Just dance: Park Avenue Armory announces 2021 season of socially distanced performances

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The Buck stopped here

The Art Newspaper's women channel Charlotte Perriand for International Women's Day

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Parenting

Galleries and museums listen up—here are ten guidelines on how to not exclude artists with children

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Boris Johnson says Van Gogh’s Sunflowers 'lifts the soul'—as the London masterpiece is unveiled in Australia

Britons will have to wait a bit longer to enjoy the painting as Covid-19 delays the National Gallery’s international tour, now on its final stop in Canberra

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Bought for around $1,000, now worth $10m: where was the newly unveiled Van Gogh landscape hidden away?

Montmartre windmill painting is on view with Sotheby’s for the first time since it left the easel

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Exhibitions

Street viewing exhibitions provide creative comfort for art-starved Londoners

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Banana tape artist Maurizio Cattelan creates Vanity Fair Hollywood cover featuring Zendaya and Awkwafina

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Art dealers

'It's like a marriage': Alvaro Barrington and Sadie Coles get frank about artist-dealer relationships

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Pissarro predicted that Van Gogh 'would either go mad or leave the Impressionists far behind'

Fresh evidence of Camille’s admiration for Vincent: an unpublished document reveals he owned the Dutch artist’s portrait of their paintseller friend Père Tanguy

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Sex toys on the beach? Antony Gormley seaside sculptures—likened to 'vibrators'—fall foul of planning laws

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AI robot Ai-Da gets first major exhibition at London's Design Museum—but beware of the (lustful) critics

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Insta’ gratification

Got space, need art: how Instagram helps art advisers during the pandemic

The hashtag #findartthatfits, an initiative of Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, is part of an art advisory campaign to assist prospective buyers

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Valentine's Day

The art world goes dating: Instagram account Freeze Magazine uses art memes to pair its followers

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Exotic aphrodisiacs and perverse sex: dive into Viktor Wynd's cabinet of curiosities this Valentine's Day

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Hockney and Van Gogh paintings meet in Houston for exhibition on the joys of nature

Despite Covid-19, the show will open with works now safely flown across the Atlantic

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February’s book bag: Jesus as muse, tips from Douglas Coupland and a reassessment of Mary Wollstonecraft

The latest art publications rounded up in our new book bag section

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A brush with… eight artists tell us about the books and poems that inspire their work

Artists including Rachel Whiteread, Ragnar Kjartansson and Roni Horn share texts ranging from 19th-century poetry to postmodern fiction on The Art Newspaper’s podcast

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'Like witnessing my own funeral': Michael Landy's possession-pulverising performance piece Break Down turns 20

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New artistic director Polly Brannan takes the reins at trailblazing Open School East in Margate

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Seller of $92m Botticelli also collected Van Gogh

Sheldon Solow’s Rhône riverscape is worth $40m—but what will happen to it now that the billionaire New York collector has died?

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Statue of Captain Sir Tom Moore should go on the Fourth Plinth, insists ex-MP

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Project space providing discount studios for young London artists opens in Mayfair

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Art in the Netflix period drama Bridgerton, from the Holburne Museum to the Royal Academy

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Van Gogh’s Japanese girl could fetch record $10m at auction

A Provençal drawing coming up at Christie’s New York is based on a painting in Washington, DC

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The White Pube

'Remove racist paintings' and 'give back stolen objects': The White Pube takes its manifesto to the streets

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‘UK’s biggest art exhibition’ gets underway—and they want your work, too

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Kara Walker’s fountain at Tate Modern takes centre stage in new FKA twigs video

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The art of caring—UK gallery launches Nurse in Residence programme

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Why Joe Brainard still matters— Jonathan Anderson of Loewe pays homage to the late collagist and poet

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From canvas to catwalk: Dior turns Peter Doig's atmospheric paintings into menswear collection

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Artists crowdfund to save UK museums

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Is Van Gogh hiding at the back of this Toulouse-Lautrec drawing?

In this rare depiction of Vincent, now in a Hiroshima museum, he is observing a raucous cabaret in Paris

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Memes

The Art Newspaper joins in the Bernie Sanders meme mania

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Viral inauguration meme brings together Marina Abramovic and Bernie Sanders—plus those mittens

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Shattered glass: women artists celebrate historic inauguration of US Vice President Kamala Harris

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Patti Smith marks US inauguration day with rendition of her song The People Have the Power—watch it here

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Awash with art—Cristina Iglesias fills island lighthouse with bronze geological formations

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A lost Van Gogh self-portrait had the most extraordinary frame that included his much-loved sunflowers—here it is reconstructed

The painting—which went missing in a German salt mine during the war—was given a gilded frame with swirling lines

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Future Fossil: the concrete cast of a suburban house that will sprout into a glorious garden

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The Met invites you to play a game, and then ‘borrow’ a work of art

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Treats for Van Gogh fans in 2021: exhibitions, museum openings and books

We look ahead at the events to enjoy this year—assuming coronavirus doesn't scupper them

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Patti Smith lights up London's Piccadilly Circus with birthday wishes for Greta Thunberg

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An expert's guide to Francis Bacon: five must-read books on the post-war painter

All you ever wanted to know about the artist, from a deep dive into his chaotic studio to accounts of his exploits in seedy Soho—selected by the art historian Michael Peppiatt

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Insta’ gratification

Gram today, gone tomorrow? Kenny Schachter predicts Instagram's future in 2021

The avid Instagram user and art world oracle forecasts the fortunes of the art world's favourite app

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Monolith mania continues as another obelisk pops up—this time in Salisbury, UK

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Courtauld Institute triumphs in nail-biting University Challenge final

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LeRoy Neiman's knockout sketches of Rocky on show at legendary Brooklyn gym

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Ring in the New Year with Patti Smith performance on Piccadilly Lights screen

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Damien Hirst in his own words—artist presents walk-through tour of his early works on Instagram

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What was the best art book you read in 2020? The Art Newspaper team reveals its favourite publications

From the catalogue for a controversial Guston show to a four-volume tome on Leonardo Da Vinci—and some lighter reads too

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Fingers on buzzers.... Courtauld takes on Goldsmiths in arty University Challenge

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'A global conversation'—in face of pandemic, 21 galleries launch a collaborative exhibition programme

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As Jupiter and Saturn kiss, slow down this Winter Solstice with Serpentine Galleries’ stress-busting sound work

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Mary, Joseph.... and Darth Vader? Vatican's sci-fi-esque nativity scene raises eyebrows

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Barbra Streisand just bought a Van Gogh painting—once owned by Penthouse boss Bob Guccione—for a cool $4.5m

Californian-based singer and actress, now 78, has long collected art and design, starting with a Matisse in 1964

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Shining a light in 2020—Nathan Coley’s new text sculpture illuminates Liverpool

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Portraits of local heroes go on show at London's Kings Cross

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Insta’ gratification

The top five Instagram posts that capture the art world in 2020

As we have all been staying at home more this year our screen time has sky rocketed—and the Instagram feeds have never been busier

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Why the Van Gogh Museum might never have existed—new research reveals how the family collection was nearly sold off

In 1911, the Kröller-Müller couple tried to acquire 200 of Vincent’s paintings and 600 drawings

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Abso-lot-ely fabulous: Joanna Lumley tries out her auctioneering skills at Christie’s

Star sold seven illustrations in aid of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

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Jeremy Deller marks World Human Rights Day with UK-wide poster campaign

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The Insiders

Visit Mañanaland today: Pedro Reyes's utopian vision plays out through an AR scavenger hunt

The artist Pedro Reyes offers a peek at a future where threats such as health crises, climate disasters, social division and nuclear destruction are far behind us

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Poignant Van Gogh watercolour of a windmill coming up for sale

Sheltering from a rainstorm at the mill, Vincent and his brother Theo made a teenage pact

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Book Club

What was the best art book you read in 2020? The art world’s biggest names give us their top tips

The directors of the Met, Tate Modern, British Museum, Centre Pompidou and more, as well as artists such as Tracey Emin, tell us all about their favourite book—just in time for Christmas shopping

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Freelands awards MK Gallery and Ingrid Pollard £100,000—and releases annual report highlighting art world's glaring gender discrepancies

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Hunt still on for a Van Gogh self-portrait lost deep in a salt mine during the Second World War

The Magdeburg masterpiece may have been burned at the end of hostilities—but some believe it might have been looted and survive

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Grizedale launches campaign to turn historic Lake District pub into rural arts centre

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V&A acquires Harry Styles’s TikTok-trending multicoloured patchwork cardigan

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Southbank Centre's outdoor lights show offers glittering festive cheer—but scant comfort to its redundant workers

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Instagram

Auctions, pledges and DMs: creative ways to buy and sell art on Instagram

Alternative sales models are springing up on the social media platform

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A separated pair: the story behind Van Gogh’s famed empty chairs

An insight into what the two paintings reveal about Vincent's life with Gauguin in the Yellow House

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Phyllida Barlow hosts virtual pyjama party for Contemporary Art Society's fundraising dinner

During a second lockdown CAS found an ingenious solution for its annual artist-hosted fundraising dinner

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Mark Titchner's 'carnivalesque' posters deliver optimistic rallying cry to locked down London

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Francis Bacon's legacy continued by new unconventional publishing company

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Did alcohol withdrawal really cause Van Gogh’s mental crises?

Vincent was allowed 42 units of wine at the asylum—three times more than today’s recommended limit

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Rent a sculpture from this London gallery for lockdown 2.0

While its gallery is closed, Pangolin is offering works by artists including Lynn Chadwick to UK clients to take home until January

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New book solves the mystery of Van Gogh's lost harmonium portrait

Vincent scrunched up a study for a second portrait of Marguerite Gachet, the daughter of his Auvers doctor