Madonna with the Saints John the Evangelist and Gregory the Wonderworker, , (1639) (detail), Guercino.

Stolen Guercino painting resurfaces in Casablanca

Plus: Cologne foundation insists it represents August Sander’s estate | Jannis Kounellis (1936–2017) | and Michigan art dealer handed three-year sentence for selling fake paintings

17 Feb 2017
Portrait of a Young Man in a Red Cap (Detail) c.1529, Jacopo Pontormo. The National Gallery's matching offer to buy the painting has been rejected.

UK formally refuses export licence for £30 million Pontormo painting

Plus: Nancy Spector appointed artistic director and chief curator of Guggenheim Museums | Questions raised in Parliament over UK Holocaust Memorial | Historic England criticises Giggs and Neville’s skyscraper proposals | and Bern and Bonn schedule first Gurlitt collection exhibitions

16 Feb 2017
Sturm und Drang (2014), Jake and Dinos Chapman. The controversial sibling artists are set to move to Blain | Southern after years at White Cube

The Chapman Brothers leave White Cube

Plus: South Korean artists sue impeached president | Isaac Julien appointed Art Fund trustee | and Paddle8 announces further layoffs

15 Feb 2017
An exhibition promoting inter faith tolerance has been vandalised at Gloucester Cathedral.

Multi-faith art exhibits stolen and vandalised at Gloucester Cathedral

Plus: Dispute continues over Anselm Kiefer show in Beijing | Jay Sanders to take over as director of Artists Space | Andrew Goldstein appointed editor-in-chief at artnet News | Museum discovers rare Rembrandt drawing in its collection

14 Feb 2017
The Virgin and Child with Saint Mary Magdalen and the Infant Saint John the Baptist, (detail), (c.1535-40) Parmigianino.

Export bar placed on Parmigianino painting in the UK

Plus: Students foil attempted art theft in Boston | Heirs of Nazi sympathiser win battle to keep his work on display | and recommended reading

13 Feb 2017

Bulletproof glass barrier to be erected around Eiffel Tower

Plus: UK museums worried about status of EU staff | Kiev exhibition vandalised | Art in General appoints Laurel Ptak as executive director

10 Feb 2017
Art Dusseldorf new co-owners Walter Gehlen, Marco Fazzone, Rene Kamm, Andreas Lohaus.

Art Basel owner acquires stake in new Düsseldorf art fair

Plus: Public gallery planned for UK Government Art Collection | South Korea’s former culture minister charged with abuse of power | Africa Center announces departure of director Michelle D. Gavin | and Crossrail archaeological finds to go on display in London

9 Feb 2017
Normanton Down Barrows, a set of Neolithic and early Bronze Age tombs. Heritage bodies have expressed concern that the construction of a road tunnel near Stonehenge may damage the site.

Neolithic tombs cause setback for Stonehenge tunnel

Plus: The Met adds 375,000 images to Creative Commons website | Right-wing protesters disrupt Syrian artist’s installation unveiling in Dresden | and Sotheby’s files second lawsuit over fake Hals

8 Feb 2017
Venice's Giardini della Biennale

Artist list revealed for Venice Biennale international exhibition

Plus: Van Gogh Museum announces date of return for stolen paintings | Jock Reynolds to step down as director of Yale Art Gallery | Nominees announced for 2017 Prix Marcel Duchamp | Rachel Whiteread wins Ada Huxtable Prize | and Tracey Emin among donors funding scholarship for refugees

7 Feb 2017
Portrait of a Young Man in a Red Cap (Detail) c.1529, Jacopo Pontormo. The National Gallery's matching offer to buy the painting has been rejected.

US collector rejects National Gallery’s offer for Pontormo painting

Plus: MoMA rehangs collection to highlight artists from banned countries | Anish Kapoor awarded $1 million Genesis Prize | Colby College Museum of Art receives $100 million gift | and recommended reading

6 Feb 2017