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Death

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Memorials

Petition launched to replace Confederate monument in South Carolina with statue of actor Chadwick Boseman

Many say he "opened doors" for black people in the arts and artists like Toyin Ojih Odutola have created works honouring the the 43-year-old Black Panther actor, who died last week

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Books

Book delves into the Rothschild collection of bizarre objects associated with death and dying

The collection was assembled by baroness Henri de Rothschild

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Collectors

Collector Claude Dray shot dead in Paris

The body of the billionaire hotelier was discovered at his villa in Neuilly-sur-Seine

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Mexico

Murdered Mexican women remembered in portrait show

Artists such as Tracey Emin, Paula Rego and Maggi Hambling have produced campaigning images

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Robert Rauschenberg

Late Rauschenbergs emerge from artist’s estate

Several sculptures premiered at Art Basel

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Robert Rauschenberg

Interview with Robert Rauschenberg: Commemorating the artist

We reprint extracts from an interview with one of the most important artists of the post-war era

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Robert Rauschenberg

Rauschenberg gallery to continue lawsuit after artist’s death

Case seeks to punish defendant for selling works found in trash

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Mark Rothko

Rothko’s remains to be moved

The artist's children petition successfully for his disinterment

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Francis Bacon Estate

The bacon estate and what's left of it

Partner’s will published

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Historical reenactments

The re-enactment of Prince Arthur’s 1502 obsequies directed by a V&A expert and the “Gladiator” props man

Pageantry reigns in the UK

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Alberto Giacometti

Vasarely, Arp and Giacometti: The three French foundations plagued by lawsuits

The question of what exactly the artist would have wanted is ultimately unanswerable, and therefore liable to cause friction

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Fakes & copies

After countless tests and 20 years of argument, gold pieces in The Gold Museum in Lima have been declared fakes.

Revelations concerning the pre-Columbian fakes came to light after the death of founder

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Kazimir Malevich

Moscow property development threatens site of Malevich grave

Local authorities have not been sympathetic towards Malevich's estate where he was buried

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Doris Salcedo

Doris Salcedo at the Tate Gallery: Silent witnesses

The Columbian artist makes stark sculptures which probe the solitude of death

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Alberto Giacometti

Obituary for Annette Giacometti

Both Giacometti's spouse and favourite subject, Annette's championing of his talent persisted after his passing

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Francis Bacon

Gérard Regnier interviews Francis Bacon on pathos, Picasso, and death

“Pathos means longing; yes, longing and feeling that wonderful things are possible but not really happening”

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Museum directors

John Rothenstein, the Tate Gallery’s longest serving director, dies

Douglas Cooper v. the Knight Commander of the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle: round one

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News

Warhol estate claims artist should not have died

A settlement has been reached in the matter

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Exhibitions

The art of death surveyed at the V&A

An eclectic selection of memento mori