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: New news from the Met on Sackler connections, a $22,000 publication on the Sistine Chapel, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we look at a Picasso exhibition extended in London, the Met announces it will reconsider Sackler, and a new book on the Sistine Chapel that will set you back a pretty penny. Also, Mwazulu Diyabanza heads to court again and museums in France and Germany have started closing their […]

“Turner’s Modern World” unites Turner’s “The Fighting Temeraire” with preparatory study for the first time ever

The Fighting Temeraire by JMW Turner is among the artist’s most-recognised paintings. It’s been voted as England’s favourite painting, it’s held a prominent position in a James Bond movie, and it’s also got a spot on the £20 note. Now, Turner’s 1839 painting hangs at Tate Britain, on loan from London’s National Gallery, alongside a […]

10 of the best flower paintings to jumpstart the week

Who doesn’t love a good bouquet? Floral still life paintings have been a mainstay in art since almost the beginning. Whether it’s a bouquet of roses or a single stem chrysanthemum, artists have offered up their take on foliage in more ways than can be counted. To kick start the week, here are 10 canvases […]

Deana Lawson named 2020 Hugo Boss Prize winner

Photographer Deana Lawson has been named the winner of the 2020 Hugo Boss Prize. The Prize, presented by the Guggenheim Museum and sponsored by Hugo Boss, is among the most prestigious art prizes for contemporary artists. The first photographer to ever win the award, Lawson will receive $100,000 as well as a solo exhibition held […]

Art World Roundup: a discovery among the Nazca Lines, 5Pointz’s final victory, a misattribution at the Prado, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup takes a look at a new discover among the Nazca Lines, the Ernst von Siemens Art Foundation pledges €100,000 to restore artworks in Berlin, the Museo del Prado gets an attribution awkwardly wrong, a final victory for 5Pointz, and a new Banksy for Nottingham.   Researchers discover new Nazca Lines […]

Piet Mondrian focus of restitution lawsuit and new conservation research

Dutch modernist Piet Mondrian, known for his striking colour block paintings, has made headlines twice recently. Once for a repatriation lawsuit involving a German museum and a second time for extensive conservation research getting started in Switzerland. Art Critique takes a look at both. Restitution The children of American abstract artist Harry Holtzman have filed a […]

70+ artworks doused with oily liquid in unusual daytime attack at three Berlin museums

Earlier this month, three museums on Museum Island in Berlin were targeted in an unusual string of daylight attacks on more than 70 works of art. The attacks were carried out on German Unity Day, which commemorates the peaceful reunification of the country, by vandals who remain unidentified but the public was not alerted to […]