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2020 in clicks: 10 of Art Critique’s most-viewed articles from the year

As the clock ticks down on 2020, it seems appropriate to look back at the year in clicks. In other words, we’re taking a look at the articles that Art Critique readers were most interested in over the year. From activism in art to anticipated exhibitions, art market intricacies, and Wolfgang Beltracchi, here are 10 […]

Study suggests alcohol withdrawal led Van Gogh to cut off his ear

Perhaps one of the most infamous tales in art history is that Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. Theories for the artist’s actions have been theorized, but a new study now suggests that van Gogh’s self-harm was due to a severe bout of alcohol withdrawal. It is known that the artist dealt with mental […]

Art World Roundup: architecture highlights, UK museums under pressure, Art Basel cancels Miami, and more

Architecture features heavy in this week’s Art World Roundup as the UK announces shortlisted proposals for the Home of 2030 competition, architectural firm Gómez Platero releases plans for memorial to the COVID era, and a group of buyers save a Frank Lloyd Wright gem in Arizona. Also, UK museums face pressure from government to be […]

Art World Roundup: Sotheby’s auction offers Banksy and painting sold under duress in WWII, a new Fourth Plinth sculpture, and the discovery of where Van Gogh painted his last work

In a brief Art World Roundup, we cover Heather Phillipson’s recently unveiled sculpture at Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth, a triptych by Banksy highlighting the refugee crisis and a painting sold under duress during World War II, both of which came up at a Sotheby’s auction this week, and the discovery of where Vincent van Gogh […]

Art World Roundup: a long-lost statue found in a river, resources for supporting Black-led galleries, the Van Gogh Foundation buys saucy letter, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup offers resources for supporting Black-owned and operated galleries in the US. We also look at how the Smithsonian and other museums are documenting history now, Ekene Ijeoma’s unique vision of a portrait of NYC, a forgotten statue found by a fisherman in Spain, and an open letter calling for diversity […]

Van Gogh painting stolen, on the artist’s birthday, from museum closed due to coronavirus

Around the world, museums have been shuttered as more than 3 billion people have gone into lockdown amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The Singer Laren museum, some 20 miles southwest of Amsterdam, was no exception–a fact which thieves took advantage of in the early hours of Monday, March 30th, when they stole Van Gogh’s Parsonage Garden at […]

Unusual 1889 portrait of Van Gogh found to be a self-portrait

An unusual painting of a gloomy Vincent van Gogh has been deemed to be an authentic self-portrait made by the artist. After decades of speculation, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam announced yesterday that the painting was ‘unmistakably’ created by van Gogh, himself. It is now the only known work by Van Gogh to be […]