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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

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Blake’s digital mural for Albert Hall

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

Published online: 24 April 2014

Country house to sell painting by Strozzi

Deaccession of Genoese Old Master work, worth around £2.5m, cleared by museum bodies

Published online: 22 April 2014

Partner of Glafira Rosales arrested amid ongoing forgery case

US authorities have reportedly requested the extradition of the alleged accomplice, who was arrested in Spain

Published online: 21 April 2014

Turkish artists condemn Erdogan re-election

Artistic community expresses concern at censorship and crackdown on personal freedom

Published online: 21 April 2014

Mount Sinai monks threatened with deportation

An Egyptian ex-army general wants to tear down Saint Catherine’s monastery and expel its mostly Greek monks as a threat to national security

Published online: 21 April 2014

 

Make the connection: Momart and the Falklands

What links the London-based international art shippers Momart and the Falklands? Six years ago, Momart was bought up by Falkland Islands...

McQueen the Musical?

The Turner Prize winner—and Oscars darling—Steve McQueen hopes to direct a musical according to the UK newspaper The Sunday Times....

Student activists get creative in Caracas

Art students around Caracas have dressed up as green-faced soldiers, armed themselves with toy weapons and taken to the streets to condemn...

 

Jean Paul Gaultier hits the streets in London

As his show opens at London’s Barbican this week, the French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier talks to the curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot about his early work and his love for the UK city. In the 1970s, Gaultier remembers spotting a poster with bright red lips and dripping blood on the Kings Road plugging The Rocky Horror Picture Show—an aesthetic he says you can see in his own clothes.