Does art history have an image problem? A round-up of stories and comment from the Muse Room.
A round-up of stories and comment from the Muse Room. This week, we pay tribute to Maria Lassnig and Sturtevant.
The enigmatic artist famous for her ‘repetitions’ of contemporary artists’ work, died this week
The Austrian painter Maria Lassnig has died. Iwan Wirth recalls her good humour and complete devotion to her work
Gurlitt’s cache of art (some of which is believed to have been looted during the Nazi era) had been under scrutiny since last year
Apparently the Angel of the North likes a fresh, cheap baguette
Art isn’t therapy. Museums need to diversify. Photography needs a change. A few of the discussions on the blog this week.
Print collecting, digital catalogues and curator chic… some of the discussions on the blog this week
How should we look at art? A round-up of discussions on the blog this week
Antiquities, etiquette and Easter eggs: a round-up of discussions on the blog this week. We also pay tribute to the painter Alan Davie.
Tiny, fragile, and immensely valuable: the Meiyintang ‘Chicken Cup’ broke auction records at Sotheby’s yesterday
Could the art world do more to address the issue of looted and stolen art?
Sjarel Ex explains how the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen acquired a Hammershøi at TEFAF
Flipping art is a controversial practice: it was only a matter of time before it resulted in a public spat
Gurlitt’s extraordinary cache of art, much of which is being investigated as possible Nazi loot, is bigger than we thought – again
Maurice Davies on museum funding, Daisy Dunn on Pompeii’s stolen fresco, and other stories from the Muse Room this week
The museum omitted Chinese artefacts from a history of homosexuality
This morning, UK Culture Secretary Maria Miller introduced a new series of commemorative arts commissions
Entrepreneur Karlheinz Essl hopes to sell his private collection to Austria, to save 4000 jobs at his company
What does it mean to be selected for TEFAF’s yearly Showcase of promising new galleries?
Lost, stolen, restored, repackaged and photographed: a round-up of art news and debates from this week
Celebrating the gestural, colourful, restless potential of the medium
Ethical dilemmas, a defence of art dealers, and highlights from this week’s major art fairs…
How should the art world respond to Russia’s occupation of Ukraine?