We take a look at some of the latest triumphs and setbacks
Gerhard Richter and Georg Baselitz are among those taking a stand
Recognise any of these?
The artist is to curate a show about the colour at the Royal Academy
Will anyone step forward to buy the work for the nation?
The FBI may know who stole them, but the location of 13 masterpieces remains a mystery
All-out strike at the National Gallery; Gulf Labor in Venice; €80million for cultural projects in Italy; and a new Global CEO for Bonhams
The headline winners are the Uffizi and the Colosseum
However this issue is resolved, it won’t be the last such confrontation
The incident raises difficult questions about private collectors and national interests
Does Jeff Koons own the concept of a balloon dog? And why did Lucian Freud turn Jerry Hall into a man?
Which major works have made it into public collections this month?
Tate Britain appoints its next director; Ai Weiwei denied a six-month visa by UK government; Paolozzi’s London Underground murals relocate to Edinburgh; and the National Gallery makes an unusual painting purchase
Ai Weiwei’s visit to Britain for the opening of his show at the Royal Academy will be brief. The British…
What should we expect from Tate Britain’s new director, and what does his appointment mean for the future of the Tate overall?
Preview the works that will go on display at the Royal Academy this autumn
John Berger’s seminal work Ways of Seeing inspired a lively conference at Royal Museums Greenwich
York Art Gallery reintroduces entrance charges; Ai Weiwei gets his passport back; The Hermitage will open an outpost in Moscow; Baselitz and Richter throw their cultural weight around.
What will the freedom to travel mean for his art?
I cannot remember seeing a museum building in such an appalling state
Cuban government returns Tania Bruguera’s passport; Gerhard Richter threatens to pull loaned artworks from German museums; Douglas Gordon attacks theatre with axe
Why rent a gallery when you can use your own apartment?
The theme for the latest edition of the prestigious prize is ‘Disorder’
Culture minister Dario Franceschini has 20 very big decisions to make