Maggie Gray is a writer, editor and art historian based in London.

Sturtevant, forerunner of ‘appropriation art’ has died

The enigmatic artist famous for her ‘repetitions’ of contemporary artists’ work, died this week

9 May 2014

Maria Lassnig: 1919–2014

The Austrian painter Maria Lassnig has died. Iwan Wirth recalls her good humour and complete devotion to her work

7 May 2014

Cornelius Gurlitt dies in Munich

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

6 May 2014

Advert Averse: Anger as Morrisons turns the Angel of the North into a billboard

Apparently the Angel of the North likes a fresh, cheap baguette

5 May 2014

The Week’s Muse: 3 May

Art isn’t therapy. Museums need to diversify. Photography needs a change. A few of the discussions on the blog this week.

3 May 2014

The Week’s Muse: 26 April

Print collecting, digital catalogues and curator chic… some of the discussions on the blog this week

26 Apr 2014

The Week’s Muse: 19 April

How should we look at art? A round-up of discussions on the blog this week

19 Apr 2014

The Week’s Muse: 12 April

Antiquities, etiquette and Easter eggs: a round-up of discussions on the blog this week. We also pay tribute to the painter Alan Davie.

12 Apr 2014

Handle with Care: Chinese ‘Chicken Cup’ fetches $36 million at auction

Tiny, fragile, and immensely valuable: the Meiyintang ‘Chicken Cup’ broke auction records at Sotheby’s yesterday

9 Apr 2014

The Week’s Muse: 5 April

Could the art world do more to address the issue of looted and stolen art?

5 Apr 2014

Buying for Boijmans: the story behind a recent museum acquisition

Sjarel Ex explains how the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen acquired a Hammershøi at TEFAF

4 Apr 2014

Flipping Out: Saltz and Simchowitz clash over the art market

Flipping art is a controversial practice: it was only a matter of time before it resulted in a public spat

1 Apr 2014

More art discovered in Cornelius Gurlitt’s home

Gurlitt’s extraordinary cache of art, much of which is being investigated as possible Nazi loot, is bigger than we thought – again

31 Mar 2014

The Week’s Muse: 29 March

Maurice Davies on museum funding, Daisy Dunn on Pompeii’s stolen fresco, and other stories from the Muse Room this week

29 Mar 2014

A Little Gay History (abridged): the British Museum and China

The museum omitted Chinese artefacts from a history of homosexuality

28 Mar 2014

14-18 NOW announces First World War Centenary Commissions

This morning, UK Culture Secretary Maria Miller introduced a new series of commemorative arts commissions

27 Mar 2014

Essl Sells: should Austria acquire the Essl Collection?

Entrepreneur Karlheinz Essl hopes to sell his private collection to Austria, to save 4000 jobs at his company

26 Mar 2014

TEFAF 2014 Showcase

What does it mean to be selected for TEFAF’s yearly Showcase of promising new galleries?

24 Mar 2014

The Week’s Muse: 22 March

Lost, stolen, restored, repackaged and photographed: a round-up of art news and debates from this week

22 Mar 2014

‘I Cheer a Dead Man’s Sweetheart’: painting at the De La Warr Pavilion

Celebrating the gestural, colourful, restless potential of the medium

15 Mar 2014

The Week’s Muse: 15 March

Ethical dilemmas, a defence of art dealers, and highlights from this week’s major art fairs…

15 Mar 2014

Manifesta 10 will go ahead in Russia despite calls for a boycott

How should the art world respond to Russia’s occupation of Ukraine?

12 Mar 2014

Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Great Wall of China

Dedicated ‘graffiti zones’ are a nice idea, but they won’t work

9 Mar 2014

The Week’s Muse: 8 March

Women in art, art at risk, and art history’s bad image… discussions in the Muse Room this week

8 Mar 2014