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Art crime

Criminal claims 13 works from legendary Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist are hidden in a Dublin house

BBC4 documentary—released today—unpicks theory that the stolen art was shipped to Ireland

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Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramovic TV: five-hour takeover will teach you everything you need to know about performance art

As well as her new Sky Arts programme, the artist's mixed reality work The Life will be sold at Christie’s this month, with an estimate of £400,000-£800,000

Review
Media & broadcast

Hannah Gadsby: taking down art history's misogyny through comedy

From the High Renaissance to Picasso’s questionable moral compass, the Tasmanian comedian is bringing an exploration of art's patriarchy to a new audience

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Media & broadcast

Virginia Commonwealth University launches programme dedicated to the art of podcasting

Embedded within the school's Institute for Contemporary Art, the initiative positions podcasting as a crucial skill for creatives

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Media & broadcast

Sky Arts goes free and encourages artists to use the television channel 'as your canvas'

Announcement of move to the UK's Freeview network comes with a call out to artists for programming ideas

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Films

Helmut Newton, the man whom (some) women loved

A documentary of the photographer, known for his brazen photographs of defiant nude women, is now streaming online

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Media & broadcast

Our friend Keith Haring: in new BBC documentary buddies of the late artist draw back the curtain

Street Art Boy debuted recently on BBC2 and uses unheard interviews to document Haring's upbringing and work

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Media & broadcast

BBC Four—UK's specialist arts TV channel—saved from the chop

Critics say new strategy means station will become a home for repeats with less investment in arts programming

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Exhibitions

Circus of Books online show echoes the need for 'human-to-human' interaction

Timed to coincide with the Netflix documentary on the legendary bookstore and gay haven, the digital exhibition pays homage to "something we are sorely missing during this time in isolation"

Blog
Insta’ gratification

Go live and thrive: tips for the art world when livestreaming on Instagram

We speak to livestream novice Denia Kazakou, the founder of RedD Gallery, to get some beginners’ advice

Interview
Films

How a Canadian documentary director got the major players in the Knoedler fakes scandal to speak on camera

Barry Avrich talks to us about his new film Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art, due to be released in theatres this autumn

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry's teddy bear comforted him through measles as a child—here's how it inspired his art too

The artist's new TV series Grayson’s Art Club begins tonight in the UK on Channel 4

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Media & broadcast

An abstract parallel universe: documentary on Hilma af Klint released online

Long overlooked and snubbed because of her spiritualism, the Swedish artist is finally getting the recognition—and style credit—she deserves

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Media

Are commercial galleries the next big content producers?

The top dealers are increasingly becoming audio and video makers and magazine publishers—is it all still about sales?

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Video, film & new media

Criminally artful heist films to take your mind off the coronavirus this weekend

Heat up some popcorn and find a welcome distraction with some decidedly non-pandemic viewing

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Podcast

Fill your ears with art: the top culture podcasts to listen to during the coronavirus lockdown

If you are craving creativity and are stuck at home, here are the best arty audios to keep you going

Review
Media & broadcast

Art films at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival

From a bio-pic on Italian naïve artist Antonio Ligabue to a documentary on the Berlin Wall fragments in the US

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Pablo Picasso

Royal Academy of Arts to show rare Picasso drawings from ground-breaking 1956 film of the artist at work

Most of the works, created with felt tip pen on newsprint, have been lost, but two have been specially restored for London show

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Frieze

Frieze shake-up: former media boss chosen as company's first CEO

Changes are afoot with both the fairs and the magazine as majority shareholder Endeavor make plans for the future

Review
Films

In Redoubt, Matthew Barney retells an ancient myth in a survivalist American landscape

The artist’s new film is visually spectacular but with a current of politics underneath

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Media & broadcast

Art films worth seeing from the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

Claes Bang takes the lead in two art dramas, while Cunningham dances through the decades

Review
Media & broadcast

Into the cluttered maze of a packrat photographer

“Jay Myself” captures an artist and collector in his overflowing six-storey home

Interview
Jewellery

Wakanda comes to Washington

Douriean Fletcher, who made the jewellery for Black Panther, speaks at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Review
Media & broadcast

Speaking frankly: Robert Frank on his work and life

A documentary originally made in 2004 about the Swiss-American photographer and film-maker finally opens in US theaters 15 years later

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Media & broadcast

Dueling documentaries take aim at one of the biggest scams in recent art history

Three productions are due to examine the Knoedler forgery scandal

Review
Media & broadcast

Ruben Brandt, Collector is an animated art heist film bursting with references

The comedy is clever, playful and inventive—although the car chases are never-ending

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Media & broadcast

A man-made landscape is writ large on the screen in Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

After its US premier at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the visually stunning documentary heads to Berlin

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Media & broadcast

In broad strokes, Velvet Buzzsaw slashes the art world, but without drawing much blood

It is during the film’s quieter moments that Jake Gyllenhaal’s critical character comes out and John Malkovich is shown to be a sensitive artist

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Obituaries

Jonas Mekas, ‘godfather of American avant-garde cinema’, dies at 96

Without Mekas, “experimental film is unthinkable”, says Stuart Comer, MoMA's chief curator of media and performance art

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Linda on the loose

Art as Healer: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Never Look Away

Gerhard Richter’s post-war coming of age is fictionalised on film

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In the frame

Van Gogh comes to New York

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Video, film & new media

Gael García Bernal’s new film Museo turns Mexico’s biggest art heist into a madcap caper

The Spanish-launguage movie follows two middle-class flunkies who somehow pulled off one the largest antiquities thefts in modern-day history

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Media & broadcast

Nico, 1988: the twilight after the spotlight

Susanna Nicchiarelli’s drama depicts the grim final years of the singer-songwriter

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Media & broadcast

Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti is a sombre picture of the artist under the sun

There are few surprises in this boilerplate biopic based on the painter’s time in Polynesia

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In the frame

A portrait of the artist as a mother

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Media & broadcast

Mapplethorpe feature film includes plenty of titillation and drama but not enough of the man himself

The film premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, along with several other art-related films

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Media & broadcast

How Garry Winogrand captured the everyday drama of American life

A new documentary includes many of the artist’s myriad images and his voice, but leaves gaps in his story

Will Ferrell and Joel McHale try to make sense of the art at LA’s Hammer Museum

We’ve all been there: walking through an exhibition like the Hammer Museum’s Stories of Almost Everyone, a show “about the interpretation of art objects”, asking ourselves, “Is that thing art?”

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Media & broadcast

Andy Goldsworthy revisits his relationship with nature in new documentary

Leaning Into the Wind follows an earlier popular film on the artist and his works in stone, water, wood and earth

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Media & broadcast

Civilisations: how the BBC's new series takes on Kenneth Clark's legacy

Documentary breaks with many of the assumptions in the art historian’s seminal series, but it also owes a great deal to it

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Media & broadcast

What to see at Documentary Fortnight at MoMA

From the history of Cuba to a gay beauty pageant to the Kitsch of Prejudice, the museum’s annual film series has plenty to offer

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Media & broadcast

From Koons to Kusama, five art films to catch from the Sundance Film Festival

Documentaries that examine the contemporary art market boom and the life of the world’s most popular artist had their world premieres in Park City, Utah

Review
Media & broadcast

J. Paul Getty is a monster beyond belief in Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World

Christopher Plummer portrays the billionaire art collector as a morally bankrupt villain who loves his art more than his family

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In the frame

The Ocean’s 8 all-female art heist trailer is out

Review
Media & broadcast

Richard Hambleton casts a long shadow in a new documentary film

The street artist behind Shadowman outlived many of his contemporaries, but heroin and untreated skin cancer eventually took their toll

Review
Media & broadcast

What to see at DOC NYC, New York’s documentary film festival

The art smuggler Michel van Rijn, the Outsider architect Ron Heist and the celebrity photographer Cecil Beaton are the subjects of films worth watching

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Media & broadcast

Ai Weiwei’s documentary debut Human Flow is more of a journey than a j’accuse

The feature-length film is now open in New York and Los Angeles

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Media & broadcast

Ruben Östlund, the director of The Square, explains why the art world deserves to be mocked

The Swedish film-maker’s brutal satire set in a contemporary art museum comes to New York next month

News

Ai Weiwei’s refugee film Human Flow picked up by Amazon

The media production arm of the online retailer giant plans to release the documentary theatrically this autumn and stream it online

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Media & broadcast

Art drama muscles in on documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival

Artists’ lives—including Tom of Finland, Laurie Simmons, Julian Schnabel and Richard Hambleton—get the cinematic treatment

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Media & broadcast

Beuys the myth, more than the artist, explained in new documentary

Andres Veiel’s film, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, is the most extensive revisiting of Joseph Beuys art and life for a general public

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The one that got away: film-maker tracks down the Warhol work that her family let go

After its New York Film Festival premiere, the charming documentary Brillo Box (3 ¢ off) will air on HBO in 2017

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Heritage

A heritage site far, far away: Star Wars film puts Irish island monastery in the spotlight

Local businesses want to extend access to island Skellig Michael to accommodate eager fans, but preservationists fear that crowds will threaten the medieval ruins and sea bird colonies

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Conservation & Preservation

A heritage site far, far away: Star Wars film puts Irish island monastery in the spotlight

Local businesses want to extend access to island Skellig Michael to accommodate eager fans, but preservationists fear that crowds will threaten the medieval ruins and sea bird colonies

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Media & broadcast

Simon Schama, David Olusoga and Mary Beard will front follow-up to influential 1960s BBC Civilisation series

Trio of presenters to tell the story of art on a global scale from Antiquity to today 

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Power to the people: Black Panthers’ illustrator Emory Douglas back on view

The graphic artist also served as the party’s culture minister in the 1960s and 70s

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Media & broadcast

Art docs on death and loss screened at Toronto festival

Films include Laurie Anderson on her late dog (and more subtly her husband Lou Reed), a glimpse at Afghanistan’s threatened film archives, and the staff of Charlie Hebdo on the terrorist attacks that killed 11 cartoonists

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Leading art publications in the US join forces

ARTnews and Art in America merge in a deal that makes newsprint magnate Peter Brant the majority shareholder

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Review

Jeff Koons on TV: 13 thoughts from the sofa

Matthew Collings reviews BBC profile of US artist

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Media & broadcast

Murakami’s film debut is anything but ‘superflat’

But whether this post-nuclear parable is fine art or pop culture is harder to discern

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In the frame

A new book traces Chaplin’s tramp

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Media & broadcast

Blind bids, flogging Bacon and a fisherman’s find come to the small screen

Three programmes that turn the art world over to reality television

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Features

Two new programmes: Warhol is remembered by his ageing stars, and original art is taught

Twenty Factory regulars look back on the creative freedom that fuelled the New York enterprise, while three art schools are brought under the microscope

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Art market

New documentary challenging the gatekeepers of Warhol’s legacy

Alan Yentob shines a revealing light on the secretive world of the Warhol Authentication Board

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Restitution

Museum inaction on restitution is undermining public trust

Adrian Ellis, director of AEA Consulting, talks on the threat this poses to the perceived legitimacy of cultural institutions

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Media & broadcast

Arts on television: Bacon and Hirst as the bad boys of British art

Damien Hirst has carried on Francis Bacon’s violent legacy of “guts, blood and spunk”, but denies any direct inspiration

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Television

Television Guide: Athens '04 Olympics sparks Elgin marbles documentary and The Art Show sheds light on the collector's perspective

The BBC asks whether Lord Elgin's actions could be justified as the spotlight on the Greeks rekindles the Elgin marbles debate, and Channel 4 programme has dealers weigh in on the state of the art market

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Art market

Set to change whole profile of art publishing, Louise MacBain is on a mission to create media empire

The ex-ceo of Phillips de Pury talks about her plans to create a group of art publications and to make an “Art Davos”

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BBC

Judith Bumpus on the launch of the BBC’s new digital arts channel BBC4

Here’s hoping that they keep their trousers

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Andy Warhol

Television Guide: Mario Testino's marriage of glamour and individual identity, Warhol's multi-faceted career, and Philip Lorca diCorcia's submission for the Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize

The Art Newspaper reviews the "Mario Testino, Diana's favourite photographer" (BBC), "Andy Warhol: the complete picture" and the Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize 2002 (Channel 4)

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Media & broadcast

Art programmes examine Auerbach and wrestle with the Surrealist subconscious

Recent programmes have focussed on the artist Frank Auerbach and the Tate Surrealism show

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Features

A review of art in the UK media: Dumbing down or opening up?

The question of whether society gets the art it deserves, or merely what it is prepared to tolerate

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Media & broadcast

Art in the media: History as a developing process

Lodz ghetto photos found in Vienna; Van Dyck reassessed; Tracey Emin in profile

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Berlin

Art in the Media: Norman Foster’s renovated Reichstag, Andy Warhol on video and CNN's The ArtClub comes to London

Air-raising adventures in Berlin, the mythology of Andy Warhol on screen, and The ArtClub hitting its stride at London visual art events

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Leonardo da Vinci

The Last Supper restoration: What the media said

The conclusion of the twenty-year project to restore Leonardo’s famous fresco has made headlines around the world The Art Newspaper presents a selection of reactions from the newspapers

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Media & broadcast

Art in the media: Jarvis Cocker tours Outsider Art, Anish Kapoor shows up in Bordeaux and Damien Hirst’s dentist opens wide

April 1999 provided a particularly nourishing media menu

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Media & broadcast

Art in the media: The people’s painting—only what we deserve

Komar and Melamid reveal what we like, Tory politician Jeffrey Archer speculates in Warhols, fictional Bacon somewhat censored, and Britain’s own intellectual, Jonathan Miller, on reflection

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Digital Age

How fares the digital revolution: A look at the Corbis Corporation

We assess the benefits that have accrued to museums and publishers so far

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Art market

The Barnes Foundation harnesses home-shopping channel

Renoir makes his TV debut as controversy reigns over merchandising

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Films

Will the upcoming Warhol biopic be another casualty of art films' tendency to alienate audiences?

The artist's life story will soon be a minor motion picture, but cinema-goers could be disenchanted with such dramatisations