Billboard work taken down after Guggenheim Bilbao complains

The piece is part of an exhibition in Frankfurt by the artists Paul McCarthy and Mike Bouchet, but the Spanish museum considers it a commercial banner

Published online: 11 April 2014

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Italian collector’s ‘private museum’ seized by police

Antiquities worth an estimated €150m were taken from a villa outside Rome

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Torched government headquarters to be returned to Egyptian Museum

National Democratic Party’s home to be demolished and land turned into gardens

Published online: 11 April 2014

Looted marble Mask of Gorgon returned to Algeria

Artefact found in Tunisia beside the swimming pool of the ousted president’s family

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The Art Newspaper Russia hands out its annual art awards, in Sochi-level style

The spectacular event includes 15 dancing Pushkins, the battleship Potemkin, and a provocative Dasha Zhukova-Roman Abramovich love story

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Gay art show to go on in Senegal

Organisers resist pressure to cancel exhibition in country where homosexuality is illegal

Published online: 10 April 2014


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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.