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Get to Know the Recipient of Van Gogh’s Ear

The Art Newspaper has revealed the answer to a nagging, sensational art historical/corporeal/aural unknown — the recipient of Vincent Van Gogh’s self-severed ear. The publication named the lucky gal for the first time ever: a certain Gabrielle Berlatier. Show More Summary

130 Years Later, The Owner of Van Gogh’s Ear Becomes Known

Well over a century after Vincent Van Gogh cut off his ear, the name of the lucky lady who received it has been revealed. Art Newspaper discovered that the recipient was Gabriel Berlate, a farmer’s daughter working in a whorehouse.

The Futuristic Illustrations of Arthur Radebaugh

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

Arthur Radebaugh drew a newspaper comic called Closer Than We Think in the late 1950s and early ‘60s. While his art was firmly planted in that era, the ideas were supposed to be of the future. Some of his fantastical predictions have...Show More Summary

What Germany’s tough new law could mean for the antiquities market

The subtitle basically says it all: Catherine Hickley, 'What Germany’s tough new law could mean for the antiquities market', The Art Newspaper 27 June 2016 "Warning that the world’s most stringent trade rules could see dealers moving abroad". Show More Summary

Leading Brexit campaigner Johnson says UK will retain access to the EU single market

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will continue to have access to the European Union's single market, Boris Johnson, leader of the successful Brexit campaign and favorite to become the country's next prime minister, said in a newspaper article published on Sunday.

Restructuring Of Three NY Museum Giants Reveal Funding Pressures

The three museum’s plans, all announced within four weeks of each other, illustrate a growing problem in cultural fundraising today. While there seems to be ample money to finance expansions—a recent survey by The Art Newspaper found that US museums spent $5bn on building projects between 2007 and 2014—there is less money available to pay […]

Boston Globe Cuts Back Arts Coverage, Won’t Use Freelancers

The newspaper is cutting pages from its arts section, and freelance critics will no longer write art, music, theater and dance reviews for the paper.

Art crime expert\s Database Open Access

Dr Donna Yates is clearly considered very newsworthy north of the Border, yet another article has appeared in the national newspaper which is clearly following her work with fascination (Martin Hannan, 'Dr Donna Yates makes her research...Show More Summary

Bad news: Telegraph drops head of arts

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The Daily Telegraph was the first broadsheet newspaper to abolish its arts editor, her deputy and the dedicated arts desk a couple of years ago. After the clearout, arts stories in the paper were handled sensitively and by Andrew Pettie, who held the title Head of Arts and Entertainment. Today (we hear) Andrew is among […]

Italy Squandered €150m in Culture Funding

The Art Newspaper reported last week after examining EU documents, that Italy has been stripped of €151m in culture funding next year because regions have failed to spend funds allocated. This includes the loss of funding for Aidone,...Show More Summary

The New Foundation's Gallery Is Closed, But the Library Event Wednesday Is On

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves Nobody knew that The New Foundation would suddenly close its doors, but Martha Rosler's installation was full of indicators, like this newspaper clipping from the 1980s, that art and wealth have historically been happiest together when they are separated from social issues. Show More Summary

Mystery Person Buys $17.2 Million Kneeling Hitler

Cattelan’s Hitler statue breaks record at Christie's 'curated' auction in New York yesterday https://t.co/erQkL7Fiim pic.twitter.com/s2KNyKpCMB — The Art Newspaper (@TheArtNewspaper) May 9, 2016 This past Sunday, a sculpture by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan hit Christie's auction block. Show More Summary

Gender Imbalance: Major Museum Shows By The Numbers

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Only 27% of the 590 major solo shows organised by nearly 70 institutions between 2007 and 2013 were devoted to women, The Art Newspaper’s annual attendance survey reveals.”

German Antiquiities Trade "at Risk"?

Catherine Hickley, 'Storm clouds gather over German art market' Art Newspaper 14 April 2016 One sector of the art market that may leave the country for ever because of the law is the antiquities business. The bill requires an exportShow More Summary

Militant Destruction of Cultural Property and "Clickbait"

Jason Felch and Bastien Varoutsikos write ('The lessons of Palmyra: Islamic state and iconoclasm in the era of clickbait', Art Newspaper 7th April) that anyone with a social media profile should consider the images of destruction they share: the Islamic State’s destruction of historical monuments was motivated less by twisted ideology than a far simpler craving for attention.[...]Show More Summary

ArtNet news Continues Assault on German Cultural Property Law Proposals

Henri Neuendorf tells the international art market "Why You Should Worry About Germany's Radical New Cultural Protection Laws" (Art Newspaper, April 6th 2016). He is concerned about the draft amendments to the KulturgutschutzrechtsThe...Show More Summary

The crazy scale of the US’s benefactor-driven museum boom

Topic: Museums Museums in the US are growing rapidly—and so is the money at stake. They spent nearly $5 billion between 2007 and 2014, according to the Art Newspaper. The publication’s study of 75 museums across 38 countries found that,...Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Republican waging ‘a medieval crusade against the arts, culture and learning’

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A Pennsylvania Republican proposed drastic budget cuts described by a newspaper columnist as “a medieval crusade against the arts, culture and learning.” State Rep. Brad Roae, who represents Crawford County, proposed a flat funding formula for public schools and ending some educational...

Archaeological Material as Interior Decoration

Waiting to be taken away The trophy use of archaeological material as interior decoration is illustrated by this Art Newspaper photo in the article 'Sekhemka to leave the UK as export license deadline passes'. Just one slimy step down from the peak of dubious taste from ADCAEA's Mr Swope making dugups into wearable jewellery. Stop them, stop the interior decorators.

Qatar Wants To Be An International Arts Destination. But…

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The country which has the highest per capita income in the world is treating its migrant labourers in conditions described by the Guardian newspaper as “modern-day slavery”. It is persecuting political dissenters and it put its greatest poet in prison and then only released him to avoid embarrassment when the attention of the international art […]

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