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Report finds that nearly 70% of the artists represented by major London galleries are men

In February, a study showed that in the US, a severe lack of diversity persists amongst artists that make up the collections of major museums. However, it seems like international museums are trying to remedy such issues of diversity, particularly when it comes to gender, right? A recent study, though, shows that in Britain, the […]

Forthcoming catalogue raisonné could render Brett Whiteley works worthless

Australian artist Brett Whiteley (1939-1992) made a name for himself creating vibrantly-coloured paintings of nudes and landscapes. Prolific in his work, his paintings have also been the centre of a number of forgery scandals and questions of authenticity in recent years. Although soon, a definitive catalogue of Whiteley’s works may dispel rumors and incite doubts […]

One lawyer’s take on returning Nazi-looted artworks: an interview with Orna Artal

Working to get an artwork back into the hands of its rightful owner, whether the rightful owner is a country or an individual, is no clear, easy science – there’s more grey area than what might meet the eye. To discuss some of the difficulties, and triumphs, that come along with repatriation, Art Critique spoke […]

An interview with publisher and printer Michael Woolworth

Photographs by Guillaume de Sardes Michael Woolworth is a printer and publisher. In his workshop located at 2 rue de la Roquette in Paris’ 11th arrondissement he makes prints exclusively on manual presses (lithography, engraved wood, monotype, linocut, etchings, etc.). As an expert in these techniques, he has influenced modern creators in designing and duplicating […]

Blockchain-based art registry Artory raises $7.3m in funding

Since its official launch in 2016, the blockchain-based art registry Artory has been leading the push in making crypto-technology more than just a buzzword in the art world. With $7.3 million raised in Series A funding, it just got its biggest vote of confidence yet. Among the investors are Hasso Plattner Capital and David Williams, […]

A-Eye: another tool for authenticating artworks?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more and more common in the art world. From creating artworks to selling (or not) at auction, AI is certainly here to stay in the art world for at least the foreseeable future. Now a couple from outside of Boston have created an AI programme that could help authenticate and […]

New French task force to hone in on Nazi-looted art

In the coming weeks, a new French task force will be researching and returning artworks looted during the Nazi occupation of France to their rightful owners or their heirs. The task force, which was announced last year, is a new office within France’s ministry of culture. The five-person staff, headed by culture ministry official David […]