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The Week’s Muse: 30 August

30 August 2014

A round-up of recent news and comment from the Muse Room

What are we to make of posthumous art?

(1980–83), Garry Winogrand.Daniel Grant discusses the thorny issue of posthumous prints and casts. How do they fit into the artist’s oeuvre? How should they be exhibited and valued? Who has the authority to make them, and should they be made at all?

Wolsey’s Angels

Wolsey Angels fundraising campaign, actor Paul Jesson as Cardinal Wolsey with reunited four bronze angelsThe V&A is looking to buy four Renaissance sculptures originally intended for Cardinal Wolsey’s tomb, and later seized by Henry VIII for his own. Lois Salter explains the significance of the works and their unlikely survival.

Among the Poppies: volunteering at the Tower of London

'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' poppy installation at the Tower of London to mark the centenary of the First World War.One of London’s most striking memorials to the First World War is reliant on volunteers for its completion. Katy Barrett spent a day assembling and planting ceramic poppies at the Tower, and suggests you do the same.

Culture Minister Aurélie Filippetti leaves the French Cabinet

A major rift among France’s top ministers resulted in the cabinet’s dissolution this weekend. Aurélie Filippetti was one of three people to leave, publicly criticising the government’s austerity drive.

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