Art World Roundup: Pokémon cards set auction record, man arrested for break-in at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup looks at a record-setting series of Pokémon cards, a City of London decision to remove statues of two men tied to the transatlantic slave trade, and a Kara Walker sculpture that plays a major role in FKA twigs video. Also, the USPS is honouring Emilio Sánchez with a stamp series, […]

SFAI Board of Trustees elects Lonnie Graham to succeed Pam Rorke Levy as Chair

The San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) has announced that Pam Rorke Levy will be replaced by Lonnie Graham as Chair of the Board of Trustees. The SFAI has been fighting to stay afloat, financially, as attendance had declined, but the exit of Levy comes soon after the Board faced criticism over discussing the potential sale […]

Art World Roundup: the future of Nick Cave’s “Truth Be Told”, an update in the notorius Gurlitt trove, a faked Albers, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup we look at the future for Nick Cave’s Truth Be Told and the Robert S. Duncanson artwork gifted to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris by Missouri Republican. Also, the final Nazi-looted artwork of the Gurlitt trove is returned to the heirs of its rightful owner, the Castello […]

Among his final executive orders, Trump lists 244 names for proposed National Garden of American Heroes

Just days before leaving Washington DC, soon to be former President Donald Trump issued an executive order with a list of 244 people who could be memorialized with a statue in his proposed “National Garden of American Heroes.” Issued on January 18th, the executive order is an update to an order Trump issued in July […]

New UK laws to make it more difficult for “woke militants” to remove public statues

In the last year, there has been a reckoning with statues and monuments honouring and glorifying problematic events and people of the past. This week, UK Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has set forth new UK laws that would make it more difficult to remove monuments across the country moving forward. In an article published in […]

Art World Roundup: from new stamps honouring Greta Thunberg to a new blue pigment hitting the market

This week’s Art World Roundup, covers a new stamp series in Sweden honouring the work of activist Greta Thunberg, the first reports of damages to the US Capitol Building, and how a Diego Rivera mural will be protected. Also, restitution activist Mwazulu Diyabanza was fined in the Netherlands, the National Trust moves ahead to help […]

Art World Roundup: ringing in the new year with a controversial sculpture in Brazil, the US’s Public Domain Day, an El Greco attribution, and more

From us here at Art Critique , we hope your year has gotten off to a great start, despite the challenges that we continue to face, globally. We’re jumping into the year with our first Art World Roundup of 2021 and this week, we’re covering an intimate sculpture by Juliana Notari that’s caused division in […]