Hong Kong Quickly Shutters Its Museums and Public Spaces to Stop the Spread of the Deadly Coronavirus

The pandemic casts a further shadow over Art Basel Hong Kong, which was already facing a slew of problems.

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Researchers Just Found Hundreds of Medieval Objects in a Centuries-Old Cesspit Discovered Beneath the Courtauld Gallery

The pit has been put to varying uses throughout its history.

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The Getty Bought an ‘Exceedingly Rare’ Gauguin Sculpture for a Reported $5 Million. There’s Just One Problem: It’s Fake

The sculpture was thought to be the largest and most unusual of Paul Gauguin’s sculptures, of which he made very few.

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Art Industry News: The Ghent Altarpiece Restorers Say the Internet’s Obsession With Their Work Is ‘Absolutely Stupid’ + Other Stories

Plus, Switzerland makes its choice for the Venice Biennale and the Smithsonian opts for a less permanent relationship with the V&A in London.

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A Brief History of Perishable Art: How Darren Bader’s Divisive Fruit Salad at the Whitney Fits Into a Ripe Tradition

From Yoko Ono to Maurizio Cattelan, artists have made lasting statements that have limited shelf life.

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A Fire May Have Destroyed Tens of Thousands of Artifacts From New York’s Museum of Chinese in America

Nine firefighters and one civilian were injured tackling the five-alarm blaze at a storage facility.

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Art Industry News: Steve McQueen Is Preparing to Debut a Wrenching Film Based on the Grenfell Tower Fire + Other Stories

Plus, the Supreme Court is asked to consider a lawsuit over a Picasso in the Met’s collection and the market for fake prints is on the rise.

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Maurizio Cattelan Is Selling T-Shirts Based on His Famous Banana Artwork to Benefit an Anti-Hunger Charity

Oh, and he’s also selling lightbulbs in the form of his oddly shaped head.

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