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Bad news: Telegraph drops head of arts

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

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

4 weeks 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’

2 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…

2 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 […]

Mayhem Miller: Cops, newspapers painting me as the next 'War Machine'

Maybe this is all just a big misunderstanding? Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight and longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Jason Miller was arrested last week and spent five days behind bars, after cops charged...Show More Summary

Noureddine Amir - Fashion Designer

In the Art Newspaper: Photo: courtesy the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, © Cringuta Pinzaru. The Moroccan fashion designer Noureddine Amir has been given carte blanche at the headquarters of the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent in Paris (until 3 April). Show More Summary

Media gloom: Guardian to cut 100 journalists

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The newspaper is seeking voluntary redundancies in editorial staff after annual losses of £58.6 million. It is the last surviving UK newspaper with a core commitment to the arts and intellectual affairs. Read here and here.

Artists transform the pages of books and newspapers into unique works of wearable art jewelry

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross presenting ?Read and Worn? an exhibition featuring the work of five international artists who transform the pages of books and newspapers into unique works of wearable art jewelry. These artists are storytellers, who utilize the printed word as their form of expression. Show More Summary

Van Gogh Museum Plans To Restore Iconic 'Sunflowers' Painting

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

This article originally appeared on artnet News. One of Vincent van Gogh's vibrant "Sunflowers" paintings may take on renewed life, thanks to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The Art Newspaper reports that the painting is being examined...Show More Summary

Like a Thief in the Night: British Museum Involved in Clandestine Movement of Cultural Property

The Art Newspaper reports ('Secret flight path of the Parthenon statue') that when the British Museum unexpectedly lent support to Vladmir Putin's regime during the Ukraine Crisis in late 2014 by lending a sculpture pulled off the Parthenon...Show More Summary

Arts | Long Island: Voice for Latinos in Long Island Reaches Across Cultural Divide

A Chilean-born activist in the East End created Voz Latina, a bilingual newspaper, hoping to engage Latinos and build connections with English-speaking residents.

New York Times threatens to sue publisher of an art book critical of the paper's war coverage

4 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The critically acclaimed War Is Beautiful: The New York Times Pictorial Guide to the Glamour of Armed Conflict examines the ways in which the newspaper happily propagated the Bush Administration's lies about weapons of mass destruction...Show More Summary

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