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coronavirus

Putting our heads together: the three Guggenheim directors size up post-Covid challenges

With museums in Bilbao and Venice poised to reopen, while New York remains in lockdown, Richard Armstrong, Juan Ignacio Vidarte and Karole Vail talk about weathering the financial crisis

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Obituaries

Remembering Peter Beard, photographer and artist, champion of East African wildlife, friend and collaborator of Francis Bacon and Andy Warhol

Photographer, diarist, and collagist who highlighted the destruction of the African elephant's habitat and bestrode New York society in the era of Studio 54

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coronavirus

Donors set up $75m fund to help cultural groups and other non-profits in New York City

Fund will disburse grants and loans to small and midsize organisations impacted by coronavirus

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Exhibitions

'Strikingly experimental': major Donald Judd survey to open this week in New York

The exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, including 70 works made between 1960 and 1992, will trace the artist's development by focusing on key turning points in his career

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Public art

William Kentridge’s existential imagery takes over Times Square

The artist sees his midnight billboard installation as “a bit of brain surgery” in “the deep soul of late capitalism”

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Protests

Artist Nan Goldin and other activists arrested during opioid protest at New York governor’s office

Campaigners known for museum protests accuse Andrew Cuomo of not doing enough to halt drug deaths

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Art market

Decorative arts market report: The field is booming, fuelled by museum buying and style-hounds

"Sold to the person in the Prada suit"

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Exhibitions

MoMA builds a new audience for Latin American architecture

Sixty years after a landmark architectural survey, the New York museum picks up where it left off

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Isa Genzken gets a MoMA show

German artist’s first major US retrospective presents career of constant reinvention

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Restitution

Schiele restitution case could damage NY business, say dealers

The ruling in long-standing legal battle may threaten defence that a purchase was made in good faith

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Museums

Rivera’s MoMA murals revisited

After 80 years, works by the Mexican artist known for his volatile relationship with Frida Kahlo are again on view

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Exhibitions

MoMA announces Lygia Clark exhibition

The show will be the first North American retrospective of the artist

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Museums

Residents fight developer who bought MoMA’s air rights to build skyscraper

The fate of the proposed building is up in the air

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Museums

MoMA tower to loom over Manhattan

Concerns over Jean Nouvel skyscraper, to house museum extension in its base

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Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth to open in New York

Gallery hopes to buck the downturn with transatlantic expansion

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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 dealers

Paris dealers take on Manhattan as galleries migrate across the pond

“We meet a broader range of collectors here”

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Heirs of millionaire art collector at loggerheads

The difficulty has arisen because Mr Eastman left the bulk of his estate in a “marital trust” for his wife

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Warhol Foundation report looks back on 20 years of philanthropy

Shedding light on the donations, grants, and gifts given by the foundation since Warhol's death

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Museums

MoMA sells land and secures room for expansion

The new deal will earn them approximately $65m

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Museums

Former MoMA chairman’s oddball art goes under the hammer

William Lieberman’s eclectic holdings yielded bargains

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Iraq

Statue of King Entemena looted from Baghdad's National Museum recovered in New York

Following its disappearance in 2003 and an international sting, the Sumerian statue was retrieved

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Museums

The Art Newspaper exclusive on the memoir MoMA declined to publish

Shortly before his death in January, William Rubin handed us his manuscript

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Features

News from New York: Turf wars in Tribeca

Artists, actresses and property developers compete for the best properties in the area

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Museums

MoMA acquires $25 million Matisse

The plum blossoms painting is one of the artist's last works

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July 2005

Future of US museum sponsorship in question after split of tobacco giant Altria

The Whitney and the Brooklyn Museum could lose annual grants from the conglomerate, which gave $300m to charitable organisations over the past five years

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USA

US Customs art squad reassigned to war on terror

The agents who had investigated stolen art will now work on cases related to terrorism and fraud

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Museums

MoMA trustees pledge $260 million

Works from the Museum of Modern Art’s fabled collection continue their world tours for another year

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Museums

MoMA curatorial swaps

John Elderfield and Kynaston McShine exchange positions

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Museums

How has MoMA prepared for its move from Manhattan during renovations?

The Museum of Modern Art has relocated to a working-class borough across the river while its famous headquarters expands

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Museums

Portrait of MoMA’s new home: Long Island City

The area is home to a growing number of cultural institutions

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Artist interview

Interview with Yoko Ono: "I always move on"

As the Japan Society presents a retrospective of Yoko Ono’s work, she talks about the avant-garde in the 60s and her latest work

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News

Artists lend support to MoMA strike on its 111th day

Over 125 artists signed an open letter to the museum detailing the group’s regret over the museum’s refusal to negotiate with the union

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Museums

MoMA legal fees in Schiele suit disclosed

The museum has spent over $250,000 contesting the attempted subpoena of two paintings

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Restitution

Galerie St Etienne honours Otto Kallir, it's founder and the saviour of “degenerate art”

"Saved From Europe" commemorates the man who brought art condemned by the Nazis to the US and worked for the restitution of looted art

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Artist interview

Asking Jules Olitski “What’s it like to be forgotten?”: the great colourist and the whims of fate

Clement Greenberg said he was “the greatest painter” alive; then in the 70s the world stopped talking about Jules Olitski

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Exhibitions

Construction-mania: Our choice of New York contemporary galleries

And a group of exhibitions, about Duchamp, Balthus and Basquiat, coincides with new art book releases this autumn

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Andy Warhol

New Warhol exhibition opens at the Whitney Museum

The major show chronicles the many faces of Warhol's fascination with fame

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Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum blamed for the demise of a beloved book store

Books versus Basquiats?

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Art market

News from New York: All is flux

Ex-Sotheby’s David Nash opens as dealer, Paula Cooper relaunches, and Rauschenberg flirts with PaceWildenstein

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Museums

Contemporary art worth $5 million donated to MoMA

The gift was made by New York millionairess Elaine Dannheisser, who says her collection contains “a lot of tough art”

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Exhibitions

Elizabeth Murray curates MoMA exhibition of women Modernist artists

This feminist show is the fifth of the museum's artist-curated exhibitions drawn from the permanent collection

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

First American Basquiat retrospective to be held at the Whitney

Whitney director, David Ross, gambles on his political correctness

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Museums

A flood of pictures for MoMA as collector William S. Paley dies

The bequest, one of the largest in the museum's history, includes three of Gertrude Stein’s Picassos