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 […]

Art World Roundup: Simone Leigh heads to Venice, controversy over new Medusa sculpture, repatriation support from Dutch institutes, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup cover Simone Leigh being the next to rep the US at the Venice Biennale, the parole of Anna Sorokin (a.k.a. Anna Delvey), and a controversial Medusa meant to represent the #MeToo movement. Also, William Shakespeare shatters auction record, an Instagram inspired by Wes Anderson to become a book, Artemisia Gentileschi […]

Art World Roundup: Kaywin Feldman on the Philip Guston show, Ai Weiwei’s outlook, a T. rex. sells for millions and more

This week’s Art World Roundup brings Kaywin Feldman’s response to criticism over a postponed retrospective of Philip Guston works and Ai Weiwei’s thoughts on Trump, China’s relationship with Germany, and how we react to images today. Also, French auditors urge transparency for how money is spent in the restoration of Notre-Dame, the Andrew W. Mellon […]

Art World Roundup: What’s below the Mona Lisa, philanthropists band together to aid BIPOC organisations, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we look at a new study shedding more like on the Mona Lisa and a report with surprising information on the state of the illicit trade of cultural artefacts. Philanthropists groups in the US have banded together in an effort to support BIPOC organisations while Kevin Young has been appointed as […]

Clore Duffield Foundation announces £2.5m in grants for UK arts organisations while V&A announces 103 redundancies

In an attempt to help lessen the burden that the COVID-10 pandemic has placed on UK arts organisations, the Clore Duffield Foundation has announced that it will distribute grants totalling more than £2.5 million. The grants will head to 66 UK cultural institutions specifically to support their community and educational work as the pandemic trudges […]

Decision to delay Philip Guston retrospective until 2024 for concerns over content draws criticism

Once delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a retrospective of works by Philip Guston will now be delayed until 2024. The traveling exhibition, entitled “Philip Guston Now,” has been in the works for a long time, but will face another three years in planning as organisers rethink the exhibition entirely. The decision was made after […]

Art World Roundup: the newest on Robert Indiana, Artist Relief to continue through December, Time mag honours 3 artists, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup includes good news for US artists looking for support as Artist Relief will continue through December, three artists are honoured with spots on the 100 most influential people of 2020 list released by Time magazine, and Cuomo pledges to honour Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and career with Brooklyn statue. Banksy’s […]