Tate website reposts paintings by convicted child abuser Graham Ovenden
The Tate has come under fire for reposting landscape works by the convicted child abuser Graham Ovenden. To read the full story click here.
Sheila Girling dies aged 90
The painter Sheila Girling died on 14 February aged […]
Hermitage library worker arrested over missing illustrations
An employee of the State Hermitage Museum’s library has been arrested in connection with the theft of several engravings and photographs from its collection. The illustrations were allegedly offered for sale at a number of antiquarianbookshops. To read the full story click
Artists take sides in conflict between Russia and Ukraine
Artists in Russia and Ukraine have found themselves caught on either side of the barricades. Many of the artists are using their work to show their alliance to either side. To read the full story click here.
London auctions […]
Director of Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery dismissed from her position
Irina Lebedeva, the director of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow ¬†has been dismissed from her position. It is thought she was dismissed due to failings withy her managerial skills. To read the full story click here.
Long-lost Gauguin sculpture resurfaces
The Paul Gauguin retrospective , which opens at the Foundation Beyeler today will include one of his long-lost works.¬†Th√©r√®se,¬†a carved figure of a Polynesian woman has not been displayed since 1980. It has been in a private London collection for 35 years. To read the full story click
Two bronzes identified as the only surviving metal sculptures made by Michelangelo
A pair of bronze statues have been confirmed as the works of Renaissance master Michelangelo. Scientists confirmed the statues origins using ¬†thermoluminescence dating. To read the full story click here.
Doha fire station transformed into arts […]
BP’s Tate sponsorship much smaller than expected
The Tate gallery in London has published figures revealing they received ¬£4m in funding from BP between 1990 and 2006. They were forced to reveal the figures after pressure from campaigners against BP. The amount was much smaller than expected. To read the full story click
Pompeii to stage exhibition of stolen artifacts
The superintendent of Pompeii, Massimo Osanna, is organising an exhibition of objects which tourists have stolen but later returned. Hundreds of objects have been returned over the years. To read the full story click here.
Artists fight for their right to fair pay
A debate is growing in both the US and the UK over how artists are compensated for exhibiting their works in public institutions. A recent interview in the Guardian suggested most artists were on low income and the Arts Council England wants this to change. To read […]
Sotheby’s wins court case involving the sale of ¬†a questionable Caravaggio
Sotheby’s has won a court case which involved a Caravaggio painting they had attributed as being the work of one of his followers. The painting sold for ¬£42,000 in 2006 but later sold for ¬£10m when the painting was properly appraised as one of […]