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'His pictures are timeless': celebrating the work of Irving Penn
In a new exhibition, the career of esteemed photographer Irving Penn is being remembered from everyday objects to Vogue covers

Nadja Sayej

21, Jan, 2021 @7:34 AM

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The migrants Trump forced Mexico to stop: Ada Trillo's best photograph
‘Trump had threatened Mexico with tariffs if it let in this caravan from Honduras. Two hours after crossing this river, many were teargassed then deported’

Interview by Amy Fleming

20, Jan, 2021 @3:57 PM

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Putting the Trump baby balloon in a museum could help make his ideas history | Kirsty Major
A display in London will share the spirit of the 2018 protests with a wider audience – and create new chances for change, says Kirsty Major, the Guardian’s deputy Opinion editor

Kirsty Major

20, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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From Maralinga bombs to bailer shells: the artistic alchemy of Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce
Indigenous artists Watson and Scarce reveal layers of historical, cultural and personal gravitas behind immersive exhibitions

Stephanie Convery

19, Jan, 2021 @11:44 PM

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Raw, brave, wild and honest: why Germany is Europe's greatest artistic nation
Germany became a unified state 150 years ago this week – and no other country has produced such original, provocative and powerful art since, from Richter to Klee, from Dix to Höch

Jonathan Jones

19, Jan, 2021 @4:38 PM

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Empower artists to get Britain back on its feet | Letters
Letters: Tony Haynes thinks creative artists and artist-led companies are well placed to help develop a strategy for cultural regeneration, Simon Tait says the government must provide wholehearted support, and Katie Beardsworth points out the contribution the arts make to the UK economy

Letters

15, Jan, 2021 @6:22 PM

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Graphic Goya, perverse Lucas and the man who christened pop art – the week in art
The Spanish artist’s macabre images appear at a perfect time in the US, while Sarah Lucas creates a hurricane and Richard Hamilton gets a well-deserved survey

Jonathan Jones

15, Jan, 2021 @1:35 PM

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John Maltby obituary
Other Lives: Ceramic artist who took up his trade after meeting the potter Bernard Leach

Nigel Dutt

15, Jan, 2021 @10:18 AM

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Ken Lee obituary
Other Lives: Painter, art teacher, playwright and opera designer whose musicals had successful West End productions

Paul Willetts

15, Jan, 2021 @10:14 AM

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'Heresy': historic art college's fate could hang on a Diego Rivera mural
Facing a financial bind, the San Francisco Art Institute has considered selling the 1931 work, a testament to the power of labor

Peter-Astrid Kane in San Francisco

15, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tintin cover art sells for record-breaking €3.2m
Hergé’s original artwork for Le Lotus Bleu was rejected as too expensive to reproduce in 1936 and given to editor’s son, who kept it in a drawer for decades

Sian Cain

15, Jan, 2021 @12:22 AM

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Phoenix rising: philanthropically funded cultural centre in Sydney tests its wings
Funded by Judith Neilson, the new gallery and performance space will privately support new works and make them available to the public for free

Kelly Burke

14, Jan, 2021 @4:30 PM

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