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Art World Roundup: updates on Stonehenge, the Turner Prize, Christie’s auction of Igbo statues, a Parisian Banksy, and how the new Louvre experience

This week’s Art World Roundup offers updates. Recipients of the 2020 edition of an alternative Turner Prize have been announced, a recovered Banksy stolen from Paris, and the sale of Igbo statues at Christie’s. We also cover how visitor experience will be different (perhaps better?) at the Louvre and new discoveries near Stonehenge.    Tate […]

Art World Roundup: response to global protests, Black Lives Matter murals, a found Banksy, and upcoming auction horrays and woes

This week’s Art World Roundup covers ongoing response to global protests, from Steve McQueen to Black Lives Matter artworks to a controversial ex-Whitney Museum trustee, and a couple of upcoming auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s that are making headlines for very different reasons.    Artist Steve McQueen dedicates Cannes Film Festival films to George Floyd […]

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 […]

Days after Banksy gifted NHS with painting, someone tried to steal it

Owning a Banksy can be a difficult feat. Purchasing a work by the illusive artist is one thing, but when a Banksy falls into your hands overnight, the path forward is exciting although filled with unique challenges – sometimes even involving theft. That’s what the University Hospital Southampton quickly realized when just days after they […]

Art World Roundup: from Banksy to John Oliver’s odd art interest

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we have artists who have taken a new approach to working from home, news of the passing of John Driscoll, a team of Alabama quilters making face masks, and John Oliver’s quest for an unusual artwork.   John Oliver’s quest for… rat porn? Sometimes you just see something you’ve […]

US court upholds $6.75m ruling concerning the fate 5Pointz graffiti art

The US Court of Appeals has upheld a landmark decision that real estate developer Gerald Wolkoff did indeed violate the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) when he ordered 32 graffiti artworks to be whitewashed at 5Pointz. Thursday’s ruling, which was equally gratifying and shocking, gives credence to the artists whose works were destroyed and upholds […]

A Banksy for Valentine’s Day?

Banksy’s back at it for Valentine’s Day. A Banksy-esque mural popped up in the artist’s hometown of Bristol yesterday and before it was even confirmed to be authentic, it was getting the Banksy treatment. Then, just before midnight last night, the artist took to Instagram to confirm the work to be theirs. The Bristol house […]