Art and design

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The big picture: a glimpse of tenderness in New York, 1980
British photographer Bob Watkins captures a little moment of intimacy in the heat and noise of the Big Apple

Tim Adams

12, Sep, 2021 @5:17 AM

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Rita Keegan: the return of black British art’s forgotten pioneer
She was a crucial part of a cultural movement in the 1980s. Now a first solo exhibition in 15 years will allow her work to shine

Kadish Morris

11, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Photographer David Bailey reveals he has vascular dementia
‘It’s just one of those things,’ says the British celebrity snapper, 83, who is still busy with new work

Jedidajah Otte

11, Sep, 2021 @2:12 PM

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Poetic paintings, Nazi darlings and a cloud-surfing photographer – the week in art
Masterworks from Helen Frankenthaler and Gerhard Richter go on show and St Ives dances to Sax’s tune – all in your weekly dispatch

Jonathan Jones

10, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Artist who explores obsession with tech wins Deutsche Börse prize
Chinese artist Cao Fei, whose work was described as gripping and prescient, wins one of the most prestigious prizes in photography

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

09, Sep, 2021 @6:55 PM

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Art collection expected to fetch at least $600m to help settle divorce
Macklowe collection includes works by artists including Picasso, Rothko and Giacometti

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

09, Sep, 2021 @4:52 PM

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The Lost Leonardo: has a new film solved the mystery of the world’s most expensive painting?
Is the $450m Salvator Mundi a fake? This film – featuring tearful sycophants, sneering experts, dodgy dealers and a secretive superyacht – may finally settle the great da Vinci controversy

Jonathan Jones

09, Sep, 2021 @1:08 PM

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‘Running didn’t even occur to me’: Gulnara Samoilova on photographing 9/11
‘A cop asked me: “How can you take photographs?” I told him: “I have to document this. It’s history”’

Interview by Tim Jonze

08, Sep, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Hitler’s favourite artists: why do Nazi statues still stand in Germany?
A shocking new exhibition reveals the thriving postwar careers of artists the Führer endorsed as ‘divinely gifted’. Many made public works that remain on show today

Stuart Jeffries

07, Sep, 2021 @2:46 PM

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‘All of life is here. And it’s too much!’ – Mixing It Up: Painting Today review
Ghosts, fetish-wear, smokers, swimmers, monks, aubergines, birds, lots of cats … and Saddam Hussein. Our writer is overwhelmed by this attempt to survey contemporary painting

Adrian Searle

07, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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First Nations photography, reframed: ‘This is who we really are’
A new exhibition is correcting the record in Queensland, contrasting staged historical photography with the vibrant present

Kate Hennessy

06, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Snakes, spirits and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: São Paulo Biennial makes defiant stand in Brazil’s culture wars
As the Bolsonaro government stokes divisions, the art festival offers a pointedly diverse and inclusive programme, including sculptures by the late dub reggae legend

Oliver Basciano

06, Sep, 2021 @4:14 PM

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