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Bill Viola's commission for St Paul’s Cathedral to be unveiled in May (Scenes from the panel for "Earth" in Viola's Martyrs) Published online: 24 April 2014
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Crimea’s looted treasure on the political agenda

Russian attention is turning to the region’s ancient sites, but some doubt whether it will stop the smuggling

Published online: 24 April 2014

UK cracks down on auction rings

New law on joint acquisitions aims to stop market manipulation but could create headaches for dealers

Published online: 24 April 2014

Peter Blake creates digital mural for London's Royal Albert Hall

Huge work will be a montage of performers who have appeared at the famous venue

Published online: 24 April 2014

London galleries show art’s other half

A “substantial” number of women artists are exhibiting in the city this weekend

Published online: 24 April 2014

'Pop-up' Pompidou coming to Mexico?

French culture minister reveals plans for a temporary outpost of the Paris museum

Published online: 23 April 2014

Jordan’s first ‘heritage village’ to be completed this year

Historic houses in Dana have been restored to encourage eco-tourism

Published online: 23 April 2014


Folk art museum to open space in Queens

Planned annexe in Long Island City will be in the same neighbourhood as MoMA QNS

Published online: 23 April 2014

Klimt’s mystery woman unveiled

Experts support later dating after recent conservation work—and little-known portrait will go on show in Vienna for the first time

Published online: 23 April 2014

New tech, new art

Silicon Valley’s success stories are applying their non-corporate ethos to art investment, finding innovative ways of building their collections

Published online: 23 April 2014

Liverpool gallery swaps staff for volunteers

FACT accused of laying off paid staff while recruiting for 70 volunteers

Published online: 22 April 2014


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Julian Schnabel: Every Angel has a Dark Side, from Friday, 25 April in London

London's Dairy Art Centre is the London contributor to a month of Julian Schnabel exhibitions with “Julian Schnabel: Every Angel has a Dark Side” (25 April-27 July). The artist’s first major solo show in the UK focuses on his paintings from 2000 to the present and is centred around the themes of...