Obituaries

Zero Group artist Otto Piene dies aged 86

German artist's exhibition has just opened at Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie

Published online: 18 July 2014

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Japanese artist On Kawara dies aged 81

Conceptual artist is best known for making date paintings for the past 48 years

Published online: 10 July 2014

Cornelius Gurlitt has died

Son of art dealer who prospered under the Nazis, Gurlitt kept collection he inherited hidden for years

Published online: 06 May 2014

Jan Hoet, pugnacious Belgian museum director, has died, aged 77

Founder of SMAK in Ghent and director of Documenta IX didn't pull his punches

Published online: 27 February 2014

Friends remember Arthur Danto at Columbia University

Memorial service for the art critic and philosopher held in New York

Published online: 07 February 2014

Maurice Garnier has died, aged 93

A Paris dealer with a 60-year obsession with Picasso’s rival, Bernard Buffet

Published online: 31 January 2014

 

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Jan Hoet v Dennis Bellone

Jan Hoet, the Belgian museum director who has just died, takes to the ring against an artist and much younger opponent in 1999