Inigo Philbrick’s arrest, explained

Inigo Philbrick, the mysterious, shady, young and handsome contemporary art dealer, who disappeared in October last year after being accused of defrauding clients of over $20 million dollars, was arrested last week on the Pacific Island of Vanuatu. The FBI released a statement announcing his arrest and detailing next steps. Philbrick will be transported to […]

Botched restoration has experts calling for more regulation in Spain

Yet another detrimental restoration effort has made headlines in Spain, raising more concern for the lack of regulation regarding the restoration of art objects. This time, baroque artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s copy of The Immaculate Conception of Los Venerables fell victim to distorting restoration, leaving the face of the Virgin Mary nearly unrecognizable when compared to […]

Four online exhibitions to check out this Pride month

This Pride month has started out a little different compared to others. In lieu of typical celebrations, many in the LGBTQ+ community have banded together in solidarity with Black Lives Matter demonstrators, harkening back to when Pride, itself, was born out of protests. The pandemic has also caused a number of the events, parades, and […]

Banksy’s proposal on what to do with Bristol’s toppled statue of slave trader Edward Colston

Last week, Virginia officials announced that a statue of Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee would be taken down from a main thoroughfare in the state’s capital of Richmond. Then, just days later, protesters in Bristol, England toppled a monument of Edward Colston and threw it into the Bristol harbour. Undoubtedly, the big question in […]

In new online exhibition, Michelangelo Lovelace pays homage to some of society’s most invisible

A new online exhibition of works by American artist Michelangelo Lovelace is as enjoyable as it is relevant. The exhibition brings into intimate focus some of the US’s most marginalised individuals: the elderly, specifically those living in care homes. During these unprecedented times brought on by the pandemic, his works are especially necessary and poignant. […]

Eike Schmidt, Uffizi director, urges religious art be returned to places of worship

In many cases, it’s a lot easier for an artwork to find its way into a museum than it is to find the exit. If you follow restitution news, you’re incredibly familiar with the obstacles families and countries have to navigate to even hope to see an artwork returned to its original home. That’s why […]

Where activism and art intersect

Activism takes on many forms. Currently, the world is watching as thousands band together to call for justice and reform after a white police officer in Minneapolis murdered George Floyd, a black man accused of using a counterfeit bank note, as three other officers stood by idly. In cities across the US and elsewhere, people […]