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Is Oscar Murillo the new Jean Dubuffet? Plus the real Dubuffet! – the week in art
Murillo shows work he commissioned by children in 30 countries, Alison Watts says it with flowers and time is ticking to catch the must-see Dubuffet

Jonathan Jones

23, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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National Gallery to buy Thomas Lawrence’s ‘Red Boy’ for £9.3m
Sentimental toffee-tin favourite was first painting on a UK postage stamp but has divided opinion since 1825

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

22, Jul, 2021 @2:42 PM

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Little Canaletto’s sordid city in the sky – Bellotto: The Königstein Views Reunited review
Bernardo Bellotto, the nephew and pupil of Canaletto, channelled his master’s Venetian magic into these five sublime views of a fortress in deepest Germany

Jonathan Jones

21, Jul, 2021 @2:56 PM

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Sophie Taeuber-Arp review – the great overlooked modernist
Tate Modern, London
Dadaist, textile designer, teacher, dancer… the prodigiously gifted Swiss artist makes the spirits soar in this big reveal of a show

Laura Cumming

18, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Exhibition reveals how Shakespeare’s Hal has excused royal heirs for centuries
New show uncovers a long tradition for princes of Wales to excuse their own behaviour by comparing it to Prince Hal’s

Alison Flood

15, Jul, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Black artists take Britain’s pulse – and pose as Grace Jones: Untitled at Kettle’s Yard review
Colonialism, sexuality and impersonating Grace Jones are among the subjects in a show in which 10 artists don’t so much explore Black British identity as question our era

Kadish Morris

14, Jul, 2021 @12:51 PM

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Sophie Taeuber-Arp review – ‘Her paintings pop and quiver before your eyes’
Tate Modern, London
From painting to puppets, from embroidery to stained glass, from furniture to textiles, the full range of the Swiss modernist’s terrific work is recognised in this dynamic retrospective

Adrian Searle

13, Jul, 2021 @3:40 PM

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Charles Lutyens obituary
Other Lives: Artist who liked to work on big art projects, whether in mosaics, painting or sculpture

Marianna Lutyens

11, Jul, 2021 @5:06 PM

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Basque country hails ‘forgotten’ retelling of Picasso’s Guernica
Agustín Ibarrola’s 1977 version was painted as part of campaign to get the original returned from New York

Sam Jones in Madrid

11, Jul, 2021 @1:06 PM

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Paula Rego review – stunning is an understatement
Violence, eroticism and oppression converge as Rego’s deeply ambiguous work goes straight for the subconscious in this mesmerising retrospective

Laura Cumming

11, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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British Art Show 9 review – is this really the art of a country in crisis?
There’s lots of self-indulgent ‘radicalism’ here but plenty of humour too – and a magic mushroom-inspired Dracula

Jonathan Jones

09, Jul, 2021 @4:11 PM

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From a Dada pioneer to a tragic goldfish bowl – the week in art
Sophie Taeuber-Arp gets a UK retrospective, Aberdeen surveys British art, Kneebone makes connections, and Walpole’s cat is honoured – all in your weekly dispatch

Jonathan Jones

09, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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