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03rd August 2012

In 1993, the Smithsonian Archives of American Art interviewed the legendary American art dealer and gallerist Andre Emmerich. It was, as conversations go, brilliantly colourful, engaging, full of anecdotes and ample deviations, with vivid snatches of history that would have been lost had the read more ...

03rd August 2012

Contrary to the prevailing consensus, lost works of art no longer want to stay out of sight. The belief is that once a painting is lost, be it stolen, misplaced or simply destroyed, it is accepted near enough impossible for them to resurface. Lately though, lost art appears to be disinclined to read more ...

02nd August 2012

The Edinburgh Art Festival, which was founded in 2004, has launched its biggest, boldest and most ambitious programme, with over 45 major exhibitions showing in 30 of the historic city's cultural establishments. Below is our pick of some of the most interesting shows from leading international read more ...

01st August 2012

"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful," the celebrated Victorian designer and craftsman William Morris once famously said. True to this famous adage, the gallery that bears his name has fittingly been repaired, restored and rejuvenated in a read more ...

31st July 2012

Humans have never been satisfied with the idea of living in the present, one distinct form of time seemingly not enough to contend with. And so, through memory and dreams, we dip into the past, conjuring up new histories, while the future we try best to make up, pulling at strings to bring it read more ...

27th July 2012

Franz West, who has died peacefully at the age of 65 in Vienna, was one of the most gifted artists of his generation, a sculptural japer whose works often exuded a wisecracking air of mischievousness. The news of the Austrian's death was announced in a joint statement from his eponymous foundation read more ...

26th July 2012

It has just been announced that a total of 16 paintings of federal-era luminaries from the National Gallery of Art in Washington are to undergo vital conservation work to ensure they continue to be an important part of American culture, with work already in progress. These paintings were executed read more ...

26th July 2012

Herbert Vogel, a former postal clerk, who along with his librarian wife Dorothy came to symbolise something beautiful and pure about the pursuit of art, has died at the age of 89. For over five amazing decades, this patently unpretentious couple came to own one of the most interesting, varied and read more ...

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