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Yvon Lambert, Paris

The bookish side of Parisian art

In Paris the art world and the book world frequently overlap. Here are some of the most interesting initiatives across the capital

14 Feb 2017
Detail of Folies-Bergère, La Loïe Fuller (1893), Jules Chéret.

Acquisitions of the Month: January 2017

The finest new additions to public art collections, from a Czech Surrealist masterpiece, to a collection of 800 rare Japanese prints

7 Feb 2017
Head of an Actor (detail; c. 1844-64), Utagawa Kunisada. © William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest

Nine art events to get to in February

The exhibition highlights and museum openings not to miss this month

6 Feb 2017

The pull of Hockney’s pool paintings

David Hockney found his great inspiration in the backyards of California – creating a look that influenced generations of artists

4 Feb 2017
Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Are artists’ estates too protective of artists’ reputations?

How far should estates seek to control public perceptions of an artist’s life and work?

30 Jan 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott talk alongside a statue of the Dancing Shiva ahead of a meeting in New Delhi, 5 September, 2014. The $5 million bronze statue was returned to India from the National Gallery of Australia after it emerged that it had been stolen from a Tamil Nadu temple. PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

How should museums respond to art smuggling scandals?

Despite all best efforts, museums can and do unwittingly acquire stolen artefacts. What happens when new information throws an item’s provenance into doubt?

24 Jan 2017

‘We have always been an avant-garde museum’

How do you maintain a museum’s experimental spirit, while putting the permanent collection centre-stage?

21 Jan 2017
Charles III (detail; 1786–87), Francisco de Goya y Lucientes.

The light and shade of Charles III of Spain

Three shows in Madrid bring out the contradictions of Charles III, an enlightened ruler who could not resist the trappings of monarchy

18 Jan 2017
Madame Noblet (1897), Medardo Rosso.

There’s much more to St Louis than the memory of the World’s Fair

The city’s museums are flourishing, with top exhibitions – including a major Medardo Rosso show

16 Jan 2017

The flower painter who was fed up with his masterpieces

Henri Fantin-Latour’s finest works are the flower paintings that he made in bulk – but he didn’t think so

14 Jan 2017