Katherine Keener

Katherine Keener is an art historian and art writer. Currently based in London by way of the USA, she finds inspiration in the ever-changing landscape of the art world.

Art World Roundup: museums in England to remain closed through May, rare van Gogh heads to auction, Precious Okoyomon wins Frieze Artist Award, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup, England announces measures for ending lockdown meaning museums will remain closed until May, Creative Capital names Christine Kuan as its new President and Executive Director, and a rare landscape by Vincent van Gogh heads to the auction block next month. Also, Frieze announces Precious Okoyomon as the recipient of […]

Judge rules Koons, Centre Pompidou owe Franck Davidovici €190,000 for copyright infringement

A Paris court of appeals has upheld a 2018 ruling regarding a 2015 copyright infringement lawsuit brought on by photographer Franck Davidovici. With the Tuesday decision, the Centre Pompidou and artist Jeff Koons have been found guilty of copyright infringement and now jointly owe Davidovici €190,000 (£163,900). The lawsuit hinges on a 1988 sculpture by […]

London to get its very own elevated thoroughfare thanks to the Camden Highline

The London borough of Camden is known for its music scene, its market, and the canals that run through it, but in just a few years, a new addition to the Camden area will be a highlight that’s quite literally high up in the air. Plans are in the works for what has been dubbed […]

“I Want To Report A Theft”: Activist Mwazulu Diyabanza tells his own story in new episode of Resistance

A year ago, you might not have been aware of a man by the name of Mwazulu Diyabanza. But that all changed last summer when Diyabanza made a name for himself as a repatriation activist with one singular protest. By now, you’re probably familiar with the story. On June 12th, 2020, Diyabanza and four friends […]

Research reveals Edvard Munch wrote mysterious sentence on “The Scream”

Nearly a year into lockdown, Edvard Munch’s The Scream is a painting that has become more and more relatable. However, on the original version of the painting, there is a an eerie sentence written in pencil that has been more or less ignored until now. Ahead of the opening of the new National Museum of […]

Art World Roundup: John Brandler buys Nottingham Banksy, D’Lan Contemporary launches new endowment, Venetian glass bead causes archaeological stir, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup: Artfizz launches new art selling and buying platform that rethinks the secondary market, dealer John Brandler snags another Banksy, and D’Lan Contemporary announces a new endowment to support Australian Indigenous artists. Meanwhile, Dolly Parton has asked that Tennessee not move forward with a statue honouring her, the CEO of […]

The Knight Foundation announces first five innovative artists to receive its inaugural Knight Arts + Tech Fellowship

The arts and tech are only becoming more intertwined and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has recognised this having just announced the recipients of its inaugural Knight Arts + Tech Fellowship. Five artists have been selected for the new fellowship, which recognises their “innovative approaches to technology and new media” with an […]