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‘Heartbroken’ Osage Nation leaders decry sale of sacred Missouri cave with ancient artwork

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A Missouri cave containing Native American artwork from more than 1,000 years ago was sold at auction Tuesday, disappointing leaders of the Osage Nation who hoped to buy the land to “protect and preserve our most sacr...

Work begins on wrapping Arc de Triomphe for Christo artwork

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The monumental feat of wrapping the Arc de Triomphe in 25,000 sq metres of material and posthumously fulfilling a 60-year dream for the artist Christo has begun. As the rolls of silvery blue recyclable fabric descende...

Shredded Banksy artwork goes back under the hammer

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A Banksy painting that partially shredded itself after being sold at auction is going back under the hammer. The subversive street artist stunned the art world when his Girl With Balloon attempted to self-destruct in ...

‘It can’t be ignored’: Osman Yousefzada on his gigantic artwork

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Approaching Birmingham New Street station on the train, you’ll normally spot the scaly curves of Selfridges’ landmark Future Systems-designed building nestling in the cityscape. But right now, rising into the summer s...

‘Not in this town’: artwork about Britain’s ‘nuclear colonialism’ removed

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An Australian artist has accused a group of Conservative councillors of using “bullying strategies” to silence and censor her work after an installation she created to highlight Britain’s “identity as a colonial nucle...

From Tubular Bells to Horses: 10 of the best pieces of album artwork

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Pre-internet, it could be hard to find anything out about music, so a record cover might be the only information you had access to. At primary school, I learned that Tubular Bells was in a controversial film called Th...

19th-century artwork inspires restoration of Devon estate

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A 19th-century painting found in the archive of a Devon country house is being used to help inspire the 50-year restoration and enrichment of the estate. The artwork depicts a healthy and diverse landscape at Killerto...

NFTs are helping artists solve a vital problem: who owns digital artwork?

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The artist Kevin Abosch has sold a picture of a potato for $1.5m, made a neon sculpture inspired by cryptocurrency, and even sold his own blood on the blockchain. So in many ways, entering the world of non-fungible to...

Ghent Altarpiece: ‘most stolen’ artwork gets €30m glass case

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One of the world’s greatest masterpieces, and surely the most stolen piece of art of all time, Hubert and Jan van Eyck’s Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, also known as the Ghent Altarpiece, has a new €30m (£26m) glass-ca...

Christie’s auctions ‘first digital-only artwork’ for $70m

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Christie’s says it has auctioned off a digital collage by an artist named Beeple for nearly $70m, in an unprecedented sale of a digital artwork that fetched more money than physical works by many better known artists....