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The death of a Tsar and the birth of modernism

Two contemporaneous artworks reveal two very different histories, as outlined in 30,000 Years of Art The death of a Tsar and the birth of modernism

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A manuscript by forger Eric Hebborn calls for greater expertise. But is he laughing at us from beyond the grave?  Did this forger actually want smarter art experts?

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Eight facts for Ai Weiwei's 58th birthday

We shed light on the artist's half-brother, his card skills, and the Beijing art district he more or less designed Eight facts for Ai Weiwei's 58th birthday

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Theaster Gates: Art, lies and pottery

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How Peggy Guggenheim made Jackson Pollock

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Ai Weiwei’s bicycles come to London

The artist's famous Forever sculpture will be installed in the British banking district at the beginning of next month Ai Weiwei’s bicycles come to London

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Ellsworth Kelly, bird watcher

Can ornithological practices shed light on the great American abstract artist’s works?
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Anish Kapoor’s artfully filthy Instagram account

The British sculptor has recycled the title of his controversial Versailles piece for his new Instagram handle Anish Kapoor’s artfully filthy Instagram account

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How Theaster Gates saved a ‘maimed’ King

We take a closer look this key political work by one of America’s most exciting contemporary artists How Theaster Gates saved a ‘maimed’ King

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Look who Ai Weiwei hung out with at the weekend

Film stars, politicians, and fellow artists have all welcomed Ai upon his recent arrival in the German capital Look who Ai Weiwei hung out with at the weekend

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