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(2008), Chris Burden.

Muse Reviews: 25 May

Homages to plaster casts and Portland stone; Chris Burden’s wonderful final work; plus, ‘has David Hockney been at the ketamine?’

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(2006), Tamra Davis.

Reading Basquiat’s Notebooks at the Brooklyn Museum

Words and writing were as much a part of Basquiat’s art as his visual imagery

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Book Competition

Your chance to win ‘Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting’, by Catherine Lampert

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(c. 1747–49), Joshua Reynolds

Rethinking Reynolds at the Wallace Collection

Reynolds may have fallen out of fashion, but a recent conference suggests there’s more to his works than meets the eye

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Palmyra, Syria.

Art Outlook

Fears for Palmyra as Islamic State militants seize neighbouring town; Anne Pasternak takes over at the Brooklyn Museum; Abramovic and Jay Z have a very public spat

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The Bank of England plans to put a visual artist on the £20 note.

Which visual artist should be on the £20 banknote?

We have a few ideas…

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Installation shot of 'Plaster: Casts and Copies' at The Hepworth Wakefield. Photo by Tom Arber

Hepworth Wakefield puts plaster casts in pride of place

Barbara Hepworth once called plaster ‘a dead material’. She was wrong

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(2015), Katrina Palmer. An Artangel and BBC Radio 4 commission.

End Matter: Katrina Palmer explores the source of Portland stone

Palmer’s project for Artangel looks at the negative space left by some of the world’s great monuments

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'Nach Innen/In Deeper' (1999), Rut Blees Luxemburg © Rut Blees Luxemburg / Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo London preview

This is the week to see top photography in and of London – but don’t confine yourself to the main fair at Somerset House

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(2015), Chris Burden

Chris Burden’s final work takes flight

Evan Moffitt on the artist’s legacy and his final creation, ‘Ode to Santos Dumont’, at LACMA

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