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Italy relaxes export laws for post-war art

After almost two years of debate, Italy has approved a new law relaxing the country’s notably stringent art export regulations.The market and competition legislation, passed by Italian parliament earlier this…
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Why George W. Bush won’t be painting Michelle Obama

Former US President turned prolific portrait painter, George W. Bush, has painted the faces of military veterans for his follow-up show to world leaders at the George W. Bush Presidential…
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Objections to Ai Weiwei installation: much ado about nothing?

A site-specific installation by Ai Weiwei for the passageway of the 1892 Washington Square Arch in New York, part of the artist’s upcoming city-wide exhibition Good Fences Make Good Neighbors…
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Berkshire Museum board turns down $1m to pause art sale

A $1m offer from an anonymous group of donors to pause the Berkshire Museum’s planned sale of art from its collection has been turned down by the board of trustees,…
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MCA Chicago makes the most of Murakami merch mania

The demand for Murakami merchandise at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago shows no signs of letting up. With just a few weeks left before the travelling retrospective Takashi Murakami:…
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Texas museums brace for full impact of Hurricane Harvey

Tropical Storm Harvey continues to batter south-eastern Texas with torrential rain, potentially displacing thousands of residents in Houston and the surrounding area. Most museums across the region remain closed and…
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Moscow’s Pushkin Museum asks public to dig deep to buy Titian, despite stuttering economy

The State Pushkin Museum's exhibition of Venetian Renaissance art (Renaissance Venice: Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese. From Italian and Russian Collection) closed on 20 August but one painting is still making waves. Previously…
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São Paulo gallerist Luciana Brito is the latest Brazilian to launch a New York space

Luciana Brito The São Paulo-based gallerist Luciana Brito launches her New York project space—a collaboration with the design firm Espaço—on 6 September, with Ruptura, a group show of modernist Brazilian…
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Andrea Zittel’s frontier spirit comes to Wiltshire

A slice of southern California’s Mojave Desert can be experienced nestled among the green rolling hills of Wiltshire in the west of England. The US artist Andrea Zittel, who lives …
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Solange’s take on black identity via Tate.org

Solange Knowles (courtesy SFMoMA) The superstar singer Solange Knowles Ferguson, sister of Beyoncé, reflects on black identity and womanhood in a striking new online interactive piece available on the Tate…
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