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Blake Gopnik tweets 25 fascinating takeaways from his new Andy Warhol biography

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Piasa launches charity auction to protect healthcare workers

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The Buck stopped here

Exhibition WALL-E: robot leads tour of Hastings Contemporary

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Adventures with Van Gogh

In recent decades 28 Van Goghs have been stolen in the Netherlands—but all have been recovered

Detectives are intensifying their investigation into the latest crime, at Laren’s Singer museum, which was committed this week on the artist’s birthday

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Artist draws to celebrate New York's restaurants—and donates his sales to save them

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Diary of an art historian

Mona Lisa, Rembrandt and Venus enjoy a well-earned rest during lockdown

After the coronavirus pandemic, we will need our museums' masterpieces as never before

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The Buck stopped here

Alien Sex Club artist John Walter offers tarot card readings over Skype during lockdown

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Derek Jarman's cottage in Dungeness is saved after Art Fund hits £3.5m target

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MoMA and Louise Lawler launch #DrawingWithMoMA to stoke creativity in quarantine

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh’s trusty pipe: how the artist believed that smoking helped his art

Vincent lay in bed, puffing away and dreamily composing his pictures

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The final push: campaign to save Derek Jarman's cottage in Dungeness is almost over the line

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The Buck stopped here

#ArtistsSupportPledge: growing online marketplace to help artists generates £9m in one week

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Follow Peter Blake on his armchair Instagram travels to secret locations

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A moment of zen: Rubin Museum's Tibetan Buddhist shrine room goes digital

The project is "an invitation to slow down and rediscover the nature of time"

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The Insiders

The Great Disruptors: two museum shows look back at 1970s New York

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh’s theory on Degas’s success with female nudes

A three-volume set of The Letters of Edgar Degas—including ten with references to the Van Gogh brothers—is due to be published in April

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The Buck stopped here

Gavin Turk provides some toilet humour as shit hits the fan

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Art market

Pyjamas and cava: the diary of an Art Basel VIP in an online world

A blow-by-blow account of the Hong Kong digital viewing rooms that launched this morning

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Vincent Van Gogh

Tacita Dean’s ancestors brought a Van Gogh painting to England in 1896—now she wants to track it down

The UK artist is on the hunt for the Parisian restaurant scene, now with a secretive Texan collector

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Philip Haas's terrifying Winter sculpture at Wisley silences the children

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Insta’ gratification

Augmented reality: the artists and museums pushing the limits of technology through Instagram

Sketch London's app that brings to life David Shrigley's prints is the latest in a string of developments from institutions like the New Museum and the Tate

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Opening Bite

Opening bite: the tastiest private views in London

Reporting on food and figures at Annely Juda, Waddington Custot and Soft Opening

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Almost burned on a bonfire and then hidden behind a door for years—rediscovered Van Gogh landscape goes on sale at Tefaf Maastricht

New York’s Hammer Galleries has priced the Paris park scene at $10m-$12m

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Laura Dern sign Sandy Powell's suit for Derek Jarman appeal

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'Unashamedly gay': Tom of Finland's bulging beefcake drawings are unveiled in London

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Hunter Biden, keeping demons at bay as an artist

Biden says painting “puts my energy toward something positive”

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Sew unique: last chance to bid for textile works made by artists and prison inmates

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The Buck stopped here

Artist couple Gary Hume and Georgie Hopton stage first joint exhibitions

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Great lovers of Van Gogh: Swiss couple's private collection goes on show in Vienna

The Albertina mounts a display of the Hahnloser’s relatively unknown treasures

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Vogueing is in vogue at Tate Britain with performance masterclass from Diva Miyake-Mugler

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A brush with

A brush with... Tomás Saraceno

We ask the artist about his favourite book, film and cultural experience as well his thoughts on the most underrated—and overrated—cultural figures

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Adventures with Van Gogh

A Van Gogh and a Monet: you win one and lose another

The Dutchman’s newly attributed Oslo self-portrait is unveiled in an Amsterdam exhibition, while the Frenchman’s bohemian portrait suffers a downgrading

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Performance artist who ate Maurizio Cattelan's $120,000 banana launches interactive food show in New York

Visitors to "Hungry Artist" are invited to rip off and eat common snacks displayed on gallery Ca’d’ Oro's walls

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The Buck stopped here

The vagina dialogue: Linder's sensory Kettle's Yard show channels the house's mistress Helen Ede

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Fashion Institute of Technology issues apology for 'racist' accessories featured in its inaugural Master of Fine Arts runway show

The show, held at Manhattan's Pier 59 Studios on 7 February during New York Fashion Week, was designed to showcase the work of ten fashion and design graduates

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Insta’ gratification

Instagram residencies: the artists moving into museums' digital spare rooms

As the Musée d’Orsay in Paris appoints an Instagram-artist-in-residence, we look at the growing trend in museums for social media takeovers and collaborations

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Diary of an art historian

What can mysterious markings in stone teach us about British art?

Research for a new book begins with a pilgrimage to find prehistoric rock art in northern England

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Diary: Grimes hits the decks, the art of small business and Frieze hits the rocks (in a good way)

Plus Miss Ellie gets a makeover, and fair denizens tone up

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The Insiders

What’s old is new (and vice-versa)

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Kirk Douglas played Van Gogh in 1950s film Lust for Life: a look at the biopic and the myths it made

The Hollywood star, who died last week aged 103, became famous for his portrayal of the "tortured artist"

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Peter Blake’s heartfelt Valentine’s painting reveals unrequited love for Pauline Boty

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Frieze Los Angeles diary: glass orbs of LA smog and a Baldessari biscuit

Plus, Eric Doeringer pranks the Broads and Serpentine Galleries embraces the golf cart

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Miles Greenberg—mentee of Marina Abramovic—stages visually absorbing performance in New York

Greenberg has previously performed at Manifesta 11 and Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center

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The Buck stopped here

'We abstracted our experience—that is how we saved ourselves': emotional opening at Margate's show of African American art

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Adventures with Van Gogh

The €15m Van Gogh which was once sold in a farmyard auction for just £4

Now heading to Maastricht, the painting of a peasant cottage will be a highlight of the Tefaf fair

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The Japanese collector who bought Basquiat’s $110m painting will fly artists—and a new partner—to the moon

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Valie Export and crowning babies bring mixed messages of motherhood to Mayfair

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Deaf artist calls out Fox Sports news for limiting her sign language performance at the Super Bowl

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The Buck stopped here

Grayson Perry collaborations and pansexual pageants: James Birch reflects on a fabulous life

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Wooing Dutch visitors and an impending birthday: the challenges facing Van Gogh Museum's new director

Emilie Gordenker, from the Mauritshuis, will move from the Golden Age to the birth of Modernism when she takes up her role next week

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Skin deep: armed forces comrades bare their tattoos at the National Army Museum

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Artist creates black-faced portrait of Italian far-right politician Matteo Salvini

Current bid for re-imagined image of the controversial party leader stands at €45,000 in online auction

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Nine Van Gogh 'fakes' that have emerged as the real thing

The Oslo self-portrait and other paintings have been authenticated by the artist’s museum

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The Obama portraits are going on tour

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Post-Banana Art: Maurizio Cattelan offers a light bulb in his likeness

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The Buck stopped here

Moveable feasts and brisk bidding at Whitechapel's Art Icon gala

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The Insiders

The art world is reborn in Tribeca

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The Buck stopped here

Purrs and paw-prints: Vivian Suter and Athanasios Argianas join forces with four-legged friends at Camden Arts Centre

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Is a Van Gogh self-portrait hidden in a London attic?


An intriguing letter suggests that Vincent made a very unusual sale to England

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Britney Spears exhibition hits the headlines—but is it bogus?

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Diary of an art historian

Disneyfication at the National Gallery? Plus, the problem with deaccessioning in the UK

The stigma around state museums selling works means that other institutions dare not buy them; and a frank review of the National Gallery's Leonardo exhibition

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Want to buy a Van Gogh? Sotheby’s has four works with (relatively) modest estimates

Unseen for 25 years, they all come from a very private American collector

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Kehinde Wiley’s glorious portraits of 21st-century Dalston women in Walthamstow

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To cut down on travel pollution, Italian Vogue eschews photo shoots in favour of artists' illustrations

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Insta’ gratification

Five steps to the perfect arty Instagram in 2020

Here are our top tips to help you gain—and keep—new followers in the new year

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Is a romantic dinner in the company of Klimt’s The Kiss an option—or not?

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The Buck stopped here

Tim Marlow finally receives a big shiny medal as he waves goodbye to Royal Academy

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Bedwyr Williams’s bespectacled art bods appear on Pocket Tube map

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Adventures with Van Gogh

From surprising sales to emotional discoveries: the Van Gogh stories of 2019

The top exhibitions, books and auction news this year—plus the astonishing tale of the gun

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Sarah Lucas eggs women on at Red Brick Museum

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Help London's homeless this Christmas—get art on a plate by Gilbert & George

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As Trump impeachment debates roll on, see historic courtroom sketches from Watergate trial

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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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The Buck stopped here

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

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Art Basel in Miami Beach diary: fairgoers go bananas for The Banana and Pope.L offers a message in a vessel

Plus basketball is slam dunk for art crowds and much more