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Opera as art: the rise of the artist as impresario

Marina Abramovic's opera The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas, which opened to a socially distanced audience in Munich last week, is the latest in a long history of artistic explorations of the art form

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Artists

What songs do contemporary artists listen to while they work? Tune in to our Spotify playlist to find out

From Joni Mitchell to Radiohead and Sun Ra, Michael Armitage, Jenny Saville, Chantal Joffe and Rashid Johnson reveal their favourite tracks

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Copyright

Redbone music video sparks artist dispute over copyright infringement

Frank Buffalo Hyde says the imagery in the short film for the band's 1974 hit Come and Get Your Love released by Legacy Recordings this month is "too close to comfort" to his work

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Contemporary art

Native American artist Brent Learned collaborates on first official music video for Redbone's 1970s pop-rock hit

The "Come and Get Your Love" short film is the first release in a new Sony Legacy project that will tap contemporary artists to create videos for classic tunes

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Diary

Kraftwerk’s Home Computer gets a video makeover for lockdown

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Obituaries

Florian Schneider, co-founder of pioneering electronic band Kraftwerk, has died, aged 73

The experimental musician and his fellow “klangchemiker” Ralf Hütter were known for their highly visual, conceptual sensibility

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Music

The artist’s composer: Steve Reich's percussive experiment returns to the Hayward Gallery this week

Drumming was first performed at the London venue in Mark Rothko's 1972 exhibition—now it will be surrounded by Bridget Riley's show

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John Lennon wanted Hitler on cover of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album

Jann Haworth, who co-created the classic image with Peter Blake, revealed the surprising choice on our podcast

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What Kanye West got wrong so far in his Nebuchadnezzar opera

The image used in Ye's tweet is actually thought to depict Darius the Great. But why celebrate Nebuchadnezzar anyway?

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In the frame

Ryan McNamara to stage immersive work at a Fire Island festival

Theme of free public event will be "Dancing With Adversity"

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Copyright

US singer Chris Brown accused of ripping off several artists’ work in Wobble Up music video

Marius Sperlich and Tony Futura are among those calling for greater copyright protection in the creative industry

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Podcast

How Paul McCartney helped Richard Hamilton create the Beatles' iconic White Album

On The Art Newspaper podcast, we celebrate 50 years of one of the world's greatest records of all time with a look at how the distinctive plain cover was designed

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In the frame

LA Philharmonic pays tribute to Fluxus

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In the frame

Can’t get tickets for Hamilton: the Musical? See the exhibition instead

A new exhibition about the Broadway show opens in April 2019

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s night at the Louvre Museum

The surprise video for the couple's song Apeshit was shot at the Parisian institution

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Linda on the loose

Prelude to the Shed’s free art fortnight is a utopian breath of fresh air

For two weeks, temporary respite in New York's Death Valley is available on a miraculously undeveloped lot at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 31st Street

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In the frame

John Mellencamp brings rock’n’roll (and his paintings) to Chelsea

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Martin Luther King

Harlem gallery performance evokes Martin Luther King Jr’s final moments

Jazz musician Melvin Gibbs remembers the Civil Rights Leader’s death and the impact it had on the African American community at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

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In the frame

Make some noise! Met reopens musical instrument galleries

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In the frame

Princess Nokia performs in Brooklyn for first US edition of London’s Moniker fair

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The Buck stopped here

Jeremy Deller is lost in music at the Barbican

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The Rachel Report

Taking the alphabet by the horns

Rarely is an instrumental concert as visually exciting as it is aurally, but that was the case at the Darmstadt Ensemble’s quirky recent performance

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In the frame

Eggleston steps away from the camera and onto the piano bench

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Exhibitions

North Carolina to stage first show on American South

'Southern Accent' combines art and music to showcase the impact of the American South on US culture

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Exhibitions

David Bowie’s outrageous stage costumes to go on display

Ziggy Stardust fashion for the V&A

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Leonardo da Vinci

New insights into Leonardo's only portrait of a male sitter

The music depicted in Portrait of a Musician, 1485-88, currently on loan to the National Gallery, London, may have been composed by the artist

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Artist interview

Interview with Jarvis Cocker: "A show can plant a seed that flowers years later"

The musician and St Martin’s graduate on why access to art is crucial during an economic crisis

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Artist interview

Interview with Antony Hegarty: “I think the art world is where I belong”

The musician explains why he is performing in the stage production The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic

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Interview with Bryan Ferry: “I can’t imagine life without art around me”

The Roxy Music founder on being taught by Richard Hamilton, his love of British artists and viewing at speed

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Interview with Michael Nyman: “There’s no scripts, no rehearsals, no actors…”

The composer explains the thinking behind his latest film, and reminisces about the parties held by a Frieze founder’s dad

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Collectors

Wallace curator gets more than he bargained for, a tribute to “Avalanche” magazine and Jagger as a fairy queen

The Wallace collection will show the bronze secrets of a leather-clad collector

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Artist interview

Interview with Patti Smith: "I look at Jeff Koons’s stuff and I’m appalled”

The veteran rocker discusses the artists who inspire her, those who do not, and what drives her photography

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Artist interview

Artist Interview: Marilyn Manson and his dark Miami debut

The gothic rock star reveals the inspirations and compulsions behind his new work on show in the Design District

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Books

Books: Liszt, the nineteenth-century celebrity's life in photographs

A new photo-documentary of the pianist and composer Franz Liszt

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Exhibitions

Tate Liverpool drops their newest 'Remix'

This new exhibition explores works inspired by the world of Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop

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Artist interview

Interview with Amanda Lear on being a celebrity and being an artist: "Everything that happened to me was completely by accident"

Actress, artist, disco diva, television star, lover of Salvador Dalí and a clutch of rock stars, talks about love, fame, fire and pain

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Salvador Dalí

Divine Dalì's opera on birth, death, and Catherine the Great in her underwear

Opera conceived by Salvador Dalì in 1927 recorded in 1974, is released on CD