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Art Basel 2021

From a near collision with a tram to the week's hottest parties: what went down at Art Basel 2021

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Diary

Drink up—Olafur Eliasson creates new wine-tasting pavilion for Californian vineyard

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Is it by the master? Audience delivers verdict on Salvator Mundi at 'The Lost Leonardo' UK premiere

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Books

Five new books on female artists that you should read now

Jacqueline Riding—The Art Newspaper's new Books commissioning editor—gives us her top tips, from important catalogues on artists like Paula Rego to a series of children's books for young art lovers

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Prizes

Winners of the Russian Art Focus Prize announced at Viennacontemporary

The British journalist Theo Merz won “best publication” and writing collective Agitatsia won “best research paper”

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Met Gala

Who will wear the hottest mask at the Met Gala? Museum charts a more intimate, health-conscious fundraiser

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Video, film & new media

The Lost Leonardo—a thriller-like film on the world’s most expensive painting—opens in the UK on 10 September

The documentary features experts including editor-in-chief of The Art Newspaper, Alison Cole, and editor-at-large Georgina Adam

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'Nudity is just an added bonus!' Comedian Joe Lycett to host BBC Life Drawing Live TV show

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Jobs

We're hiring! The Art Newspaper is looking for a US editor to lead our New York office

An exciting opportunity has opened up for a talented arts journalist

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Diary

Basquiat at Tiffany’s—Beyoncé and Jay-Z pose in jewellery ad alongside ‘unseen’ painting

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Making waves—digital production brings Hokusai's works to life

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'America is both a shining beacon and the Death Star': Glenn Ligon on Andy Warhol, ambivalence and his Stevie Wonder obsession

The New York-based artist tells us about his favourite books, music and artists on the A brush with… podcast

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'The creative act is inherently dangerous': Alberta Whittle on amnesia, deep bass and the Black Atlantic

The Scottish-Barbadian artist tells us about her favourite books, music and artists

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Diary

Period drama: London’s Vagina Museum is being evicted from current premises—and needs your help

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Llongyfarchiadau!*—Wales’ slate landscape awarded Unesco world heritage status

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The £2m slag heap: visitors say Marble Arch Mound is London's 'worst' attraction

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Not Safe For (Art) Work: Pornhub creates 'Classic Nudes' tours of museum collections

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Tate Moderna? Not quite. London museum to offer free Pfizer jabs on Friday evening

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'Quite butch' vs 'wonderful'—new statue of Princess Diana seriously splits opinion

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More Sir? Cold War Steve serves up Boris Johnson as odious workhouse master in Oliver Twist

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Crack the code—mural honouring queer hero Alan Turing unveiled at UK intelligence agency

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You ain’t nothing but a pound dog—€100,000 needed to pep up Jeff Koons’ pooped puppy

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Nature is healing: New York Botanical Garden finally opens Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room

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New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal—the 'worst place on Earth'—to get an art makeover

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Faking it—Mona Lisa copy sells for €2.9m

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NFTs of a different stripe: Joe Exotic gets into the digital art trend

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Here are Magnus Resch's five simple rules to becoming a successful artist

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Exhibitions

Camp resistance: Tina Takemoto’s video Looking for Jiro explores the queer experience during Japanese internment

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Greece

The Art Newspaper network launches Greek edition

Joining our publications in the UK, the US, Russia, China, France and Italy, The Art Newspaper Greece publishes its first edition today

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Diary

Taking root—Es Devlin’s urban forest unveiled at Somerset House

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The Art Newspaper Live

What now? How London’s gallery scene can survive in a post-pandemic world. Sign up for our live online talk on 3 June

We're looking at the full effect of Covid-19 on the commercial sector and the ways to protect against it. Featuring Sadie Coles, Bomi Odufunade and Jeremy Epstein. Moderated by Louisa Buck. Sponsored by Crozier

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Pop star Sia takes up residence in a Portuguese palace

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No Fear in Trying: Unit London gallery launches NFT trading platform

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Exhibitions

Hug a museum: the best exhibitions to see around the UK as restrictions ease

From Rodin's plaster casts and Barbara Hepworth's bronzes, to flower arranging, disco dancing and the notorious Nero

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Diary

Critters to take over Cork Street for London Gallery Weekend

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Frieze New York

Sneak a peek at Marco Brambilla's new work Heaven's Gate at Hudson Yards

The AR work will be exhibited at the Pérez Art Museum Miami this summer

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Diary

Can't get into Frieze New York? See some AR works by Kaws, Precious Okoyomon and Cao Fei instead

The AR exhibition has been organised by Acute Art and The Shed

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Colossal calamari sculpture causes kerfuffle in Japan

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The 'world’s largest public art fair' opens today in New York

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You’re in charge—‘wormhole’ KW digital exhibition takes viewers on a bespoke virtual voyage

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Vaccination

Offering a ‘whale of a time’ , the American Museum of Natural History hosts a walk-in vaccination site

The museum is offering around 1,000 Moderna vaccines per day on Fridays through Tuesdays

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Diary

Bong! A toppled Big Ben made of books to appear in centre of Manchester

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Spot the difference? Sam Smith’s new tattoo looks just like a drawing by Elmgreen & Dragset

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Agnes Gund's celebrated collection inspires arty new card game

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Podcast

Winner: The Art Newspaper's podcast The Week in Art is named Best Special Interest Podcast

Judges of the Publisher Podcast Awards described the category as "one of the most competitive"

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Diary

Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun project launches campaign for a solar-powered future

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Summer auction in aid of NHS gardens includes works by Maggi Hambling and Dawn Beckles

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Ben Kingsley is surreal as Salvador Dalí on Welsh film set

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Interactive art work that reads emotions is just the medicine at London hospital

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The Future is Fragile—Agnes Denes flies the flag for Healing Arts above Tate Britain

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Google honours sesquicentennial of the Met, one year later

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Supermodel Kate Moss turned into an NFT triptych

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Golazo! UK artists design football shirts as collectable art

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Poldark star Aidan Turner on how to play Leonardo (hint: learn to paint with your left hand)

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Follow that Big Bird—up to the Met roof

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Travel

From Bridgerton vibes to fantastical fireworks: here are the best arty staycation spots in the UK

Summer is coming! And with a cultural cornucopia of delights to enjoy here at home who needs to holiday abroad anyway?

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Jeremy Deller

'Choose art' with a T-shirt by Katharine Hamnett (just like Sam Smith and Jeremy Deller)

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Exhibitions

Zito I Ellas: online exhibitions commemorate—and complicate—200 years of Greek independence

Hellenophiles can explore Greek history and contemporary culture through a selection of shows and events

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Diary

Gallerist finds shrimp tails in Cinnamon Toast Crunch, insists it is not a piece of performance art

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Covid-19

Covid-19: which countries are closest to getting back to art business?

After a year in which the coronavirus wreaked havoc, vaccines offer hope. We look at the the state of play, and the outlook, for countries around the world

Museums

First look: Hong Kong's mighty M+ museum building is finally finished

Newly released video footage shows the full extent of the vast 65,000 sq. m space and the designs striking use of straight lines and concrete

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Diary

Antiques dealer launches NFT—of his 17th-century Delftware vase

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Recruitment

The Art Newspaper is hiring: Commercial Partnership and Fairs Manager (London-based)

An exciting opportunity to join our team

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Eve Arnold’s unseen images of Marilyn Monroe feature on £30 posters

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Just dance: Park Avenue Armory announces 2021 season of socially distanced performances

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Obituaries

Remembering Alan Bowness, Tate director who helped change public attitudes to contemporary art

His successor at the London institution pays personal tribute to the persuasive and effective British curator, writer and critic

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Diary

Banana tape artist Maurizio Cattelan creates Vanity Fair Hollywood cover featuring Zendaya and Awkwafina

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Sex toys on the beach? Antony Gormley seaside sculptures—likened to 'vibrators'—fall foul of planning laws

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AI robot Ai-Da gets first major exhibition at London's Design Museum—but beware of the (lustful) critics

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The Art Newspaper Live

Can you game the art market? Sign up for our first Art Market Eye Live talk on 26 February to find out

Join our experts Georgina Adam, Anny Shaw and Anna Brady as they discuss whether a Gamestop-style short squeeze could happen in the art industry and a host of other headlines. Presented in partnership with Gurr Johns

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New artistic director Polly Brannan takes the reins at trailblazing Open School East in Margate

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Statue of Captain Sir Tom Moore should go on the Fourth Plinth, insists ex-MP

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New Tretyakov Gallery

Soviet Kinetic art show includes more than 400 works exploring the once ‘marginal phenomenon’

The New Tretyakov Gallery exhibition features more than 90 artists including protagonists of the movement such as Lev Nusberg, Francisco Infante-Arana and Viacheslav Koleichuk

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Art in the Netflix period drama Bridgerton, from the Holburne Museum to the Royal Academy

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Auctions

Rare Rembrandt withdrawn from Sotheby's New York auction

The sale's other big ticket item, Young man holding a roundel (around 1470-80) by Sandro Botticelli, estimated to sell in excess of $80m, is still included

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Kara Walker’s fountain at Tate Modern takes centre stage in new FKA twigs video

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The art of caring—UK gallery launches Nurse in Residence programme

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Why Joe Brainard still matters— Jonathan Anderson of Loewe pays homage to the late collagist and poet

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Memes

The Art Newspaper joins in the Bernie Sanders meme mania

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Viral inauguration meme brings together Marina Abramovic and Bernie Sanders—plus those mittens

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Shattered glass: women artists celebrate historic inauguration of US Vice President Kamala Harris

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Awash with art—Cristina Iglesias fills island lighthouse with bronze geological formations

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The Met invites you to play a game, and then ‘borrow’ a work of art

Archive
Three to see

Our picks of the must-see shows to see in New York in January

From new paintings by Ed Ruscha to Shirin Neshat’s New Mexico dreams

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The Year Ahead 2021

The biggest art exhibitions opening around the world in 2021

The new year's must-see shows include Vermeer and Botticelli blockbusters; major Jasper Johns and Yayoi Kusama retrospectives; and sweeping surveys on Iran, slavery and queer art

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Diary

Monolith mania continues as another obelisk pops up—this time in Salisbury, UK

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LeRoy Neiman's knockout sketches of Rocky on show at legendary Brooklyn gym

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Ring in the New Year with Patti Smith performance on Piccadilly Lights screen

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Damien Hirst in his own words—artist presents walk-through tour of his early works on Instagram

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Book Club

What was the best art book you read in 2020? The Art Newspaper team reveals its favourite publications

From the catalogue for a controversial Guston show to a four-volume tome on Leonardo Da Vinci—and some lighter reads too

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Marlon James, David Hammons and Hamilton the Musical: artist Hurvin Anderson on his cultural influences

The UK painter tells us about his favourite books, artists and creative experiences

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Walter Benjamin, Voltaire and Mozart: art historian Arturo Galansino on his cultural influences

The director of Florence's Palazzo Strozzi tells us about his favourite books, artists and why he likes RAI TV

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Bruce Nauman, Anthony Trollope and Rembrandt’s Jewish Bride: Emilie Gordenker on her biggest cultural influences

The art historian and director of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum tells us about her favourite books, artists and cultural experiences

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Genghis Khan, Watteau and the Bible: Josh Smith on his biggest cultural influences

The New York-based painter tells us about his favourite books, artists and creative experiences

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Diary

As Jupiter and Saturn kiss, slow down this Winter Solstice with Serpentine Galleries’ stress-busting sound work

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Mary, Joseph.... and Darth Vader? Vatican's sci-fi-esque nativity scene raises eyebrows

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Shining a light in 2020—Nathan Coley’s new text sculpture illuminates Liverpool

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The Year Ahead 2021

The Year Ahead 2021

The Art Newspaper's essential guide to the year’s biggest art world events

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Abso-lot-ely fabulous: Joanna Lumley tries out her auctioneering skills at Christie’s

Star sold seven illustrations in aid of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

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The Year in Review 2020

The best and worst art world moments in 2020

It was tempting to simply put “everything and everyone” in the bad-year column. But even this most challenging of years was not entirely terrible