News

Renewal in the Arab world to come from women and the young, says French president Free

Conference at the Institut du Monde Arabe acquired special meaning after Charlie Hebdo

Wanted: a new generation of Monuments Men for US army

Curators, art historians and museum directors sought to provide expert advice in combat zones

MP leads campaign to stop Islamic State funding terror through trafficking

UK and US collaborate to cut off one of group’s top revenue streams

Cuba refuses to return seized art despite thaw in relations with US

Havana museum rejects exile’s claim as US shows miss out on Cuban loans

New York leans to the left under mayor’s plans for art

De Blasio focuses on diversity, social value and access for all

Censorship debate reignited as banned works go on show

Display featuring 45 controversial artists takes on added resonance in wake of Charlie Hebdo attacks

Business schools make economic case for putting art on the curriculum

Healthy market attracts academics—and students are keen too

Unseen scrapbook sheds new light on Japanese avant-garde

Publication of work will coincide with three US exhibitions as interest in Gutai movement grows

Thirty years on, the great film that liberated artists to explore the Holocaust Free

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Polish artists share how Claude Lanzmann’s nine-and-a-half-hour epic has inspired them to create new narratives of the terrible events

Helmut Newton’s background prop—or missing masterpiece?

German museum investigates whether work used by the photographer is a looted painting by Arnold Böcklin

Rare sketch of Van Gogh found in Germany

Drawing discovered in French artist’s album

Renewal in the Arab world to come from women and the young, says French president

Last month’s conference at the Institut du Monde Arabe acquired special meaning after Charlie Hebdo

Indian biennial wins tycoon’s support but show is not the finished article

Shipping magnate promises long-term funding for Kochi-Muziris Biennale as ambitious second edition opens


Art Market

Landmark authenticity case in India finds in favour of the auction house

Leading Delhi collector Kiran Nadar’s company to appeal against decision for Bid & Hammer

The controversial collector aiming to build a history of Indonesia’s Modern art

New film shows a scene dogged by lack of institutional support and alleged fakes

Athens art fair puts on a brave face despite renewed economic gloom

With political uncertainty added to the mix, the Art-Athina fair looks abroad for visitors who are in the mood for buying

Don’t call them ‘Outsiders’: Paris dealer sticks to Art Brut

Christian Berst won’t do a dedicated fair, but hopes to attract US buyers with a New York branch of his French gallery

New York family at war in legal dispute over sale of multi-million-dollar Reinhardt

Court told that abstract work said to be of “no value” was resold for up to $10m just months later at Art Basel

The faces are familiar but buyers don’t know what to make of them

When can you buy a Warhol for under €1,500? When it’s an artist’s tapestry—a neglected medium

Art Deco, classic cars and tribal art drive sales in France but growth remains sluggish

Single-owner consignments and a €13.5m portrait by Modigliani help Sotheby’s emerge ahead of its rivals in a stagnating market

Reinvent or die, say Old Master dealers looking to modernise

The market loves contemporary, so galleries change look and stock


Books

French 19th-century history painting now unblushingly struts its stuff

The once despised genre is vindicated by these scholarly volumes

Rembrandt’s ‘late’ style was a grand, not a sad, culmination

The artist’s versatility and powers of observation in his last two decades explained

Caravaggio: diametrically opposed contexts in conflict

Caravaggio’s work is interpreted in divergent, not diverse, ways

Degas the joker, poet, recluse—and master draughtsman

Innovative and idiosyncratic, Edgar Degas’s drawing skill was a constant in his long career

The world of the Mamluks, in theory and in practice

Two variant readings of the Middle Eastern sultanate, one more effective than the other

The diminished world of the country house sculpture gallery

Casting new light on the aristocracy’s forgotten status symbol

Tiepolo and Modigliani’s journeys to New Jersey

The paper treasury at Princeton University Art Museum

The universal influence of Constructivism

A description in scholarly detail of the way the Russian art movement informed later art


Comment

It’s the economy, stupid—and the art market is no longer immune to its vicissitudes

The 2008 global financial meltdown largely failed to dent sales but the falling oil price could prove much more serious

The Tate should take BP’s money—and ask for more

Protests about the gallery’s lack of transparency concerning its sponsorship by the energy company miss the point of how big business and the arts interact


Conservation

Work on Chartres Cathedral must stop at once, says Courtauld expert

Leading specialist calls restoration project “highly disturbing” as official video appears to show removal of traces of early wall paintings

Major work on Greenwich’s Baroque masterpiece begins

Conservators will treat works covering 3,700 sq. m in the Old Royal Naval College’s Painted Hall

Rejected, neglected, saved: architect’s interiors restored by Czech Capital of Culture

Pilsen’s project to protect rarely seen Modernist masterpieces


Exhibitions

Gauguin’s ‘will and testament’

The French painter is the subject of a retrospective that includes important rediscovered sculpture

Compare and contrast

How the landscapes of Caspar David Friedrich and Johan Christian Dahl diverge

Cookie jars, seven-legged lambs and other precious treasures

The art and oddities collected by artists such as Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst go on view at the Barbican

The deeply educated John Singer Sargent

The painter’s portraits of his diverse circle of polymathic friends

Young artists get their big moment in the Big Apple

New Museum’s Generational Triennial bets on future stars who deal with our digital world

US welcomes five hundred years of the Habsburgs

An exhibition of art treasures from the Austrian dynasty starts its American tour in Minneapolis

Drawing on a ghostly tradition

Hammer Museum show looks at ‘ethereal’ rubbed drawings, from the 19th-century until today

Let us now praise famous women

A wave of exhibitions of influential female artists begins this month in museums on both sides of the Atlantic

Let us now praise famous women

A wave of exhibitions of influential female artists begins this month in museums on both sides of the Atlantic

Let us now praise famous women

A wave of exhibitions of influential female artists begins this month in museums on both sides of the Atlantic

Let us now praise famous women

A wave of exhibitions of influential female artists begins this month in museums on both sides of the Atlantic

Let us now praise famous women

A wave of exhibitions of influential female artists begins this month in museums on both sides of the Atlantic

Let us now praise famous women

A wave of exhibitions of influential female artists begins this month in museums on both sides of the Atlantic

Let us now praise famous women

A wave of exhibitions of influential female artists begins this month in museums on both sides of the Atlantic

Let us now praise famous women

A wave of exhibitions of influential female artists begins this month in museums on both sides of the Atlantic


Fairs Auctions

Arco Madrid adds more Latin flavour to the mix

Colombian galleries will make a strong showing at the Spanish fair this year


Features

Video games in museums: fine art or just fun?

As institutions show, acquire and even develop video games, what role do they play in the museums’ future?

Cornelia Parker: Choreographed violence

On the eve of a retrospective including a new commission at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester, Cornelia Parker discusses the often aggressive background to her tragicomic conceptualism.

The Italian powerhouse founded on British art

She began by buying work by Kapoor and Opie, and soon became a leading collector of emerging art from across the world. But as her foundation turns 20, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo says her priority is the “suffering” young artists in her native Italy.


Museums

US museums capitalise on baby boomers’ desire to write big cheques

“Quietly does it” pays off as fundraising is put on a fast track, with Houston’s millionaires in a particularly generous mood

Wadsworth Atheneum restores spaces it very nearly lost Free

Revamp of “artists’ museum” allows Tony Smith’s collection and Richard Tuttle’s surprise gift to go on show

Walker Art Center purchase saves late artist’s collection

Danh Vo created an installation from Martin Wong’s bric-a-brac

Glasgow’s Burrell Collection could have been London’s

Even Kenneth Clark couldn’t get the London County Council to accept the costs and strings attached to William Burrell’s gift

Sainsbury dynasty heads league of big donors

Numerous works of art and more than £100m given to UK museums over the past seven years

Chillida’s family hopes to reopen artist’s utopian sculpture garden

Basque government in talks to buy open-air museum that had to close in 2011 due to funding crisis

Russian State builds gigantic museum for its pal, the Church

Patriarch and Prime Minister back move of collection previously displayed in New Jerusalem monastery

Saudi Arabian culture centre secures loans from Los Angeles to London

King Abdulaziz Center hopes to increase international partnerships and be “an engine for soft power”


Obituary

The Charlie Hebdo cartoonists

They continued the radical caricature movement born of Rabelais and Revolution