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The Great British Art Tour: why is Keats at Guy's hospital?
With public art collections closed we are bringing the art to you, exploring highlights and hidden gems from across the country in partnership with Art UK. Today’s pick: Stuart Williamson’s statue of Keats in London

Lucasta Miller

23, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Unearthed figurine suggests ancient Britons favoured mullets
Archaeologists say figure found in National Trust dig could represent 1st-century man or Celtic deity

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

19, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Damien Hirst: 'I flirted with the idea of pickling people'
As a survey of his work opens amid the snow of St Moritz, the artist talks about his obsession with blood, his disconnection from the art world, and why he misses banter with his army of assistants

Jonathan Jones

18, Feb, 2021 @7:15 AM

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More war hero statues 'wholly retrograde' move, says UK women's group
Tory MPs’ campaign to honour VC and GC medal holders ‘will increase gender imbalance’ of civic statues

Helen Pidd

17, Feb, 2021 @6:18 PM

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Sex on the beach? Why Gormley’s metal sculptures are flustering Suffolk residents
Aldeburgh locals are complaining that Quartet (Sleeping) wouldn’t look out of place in Ann Summers. But it’s far from the first artwork to raise eyebrows

17, Feb, 2021 @3:39 PM

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Tights! Spatulas! Action! The madcap world of chain reaction videos
Need your hair cut? Cake served? No problem! Lockdown has led millions to discover the work of Joseph Herscher and friends, whose absurdly complicated ‘labour-saving’ machines reveal the potential for magic in the everyday

Catherine Shoard

17, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Cambodia is turning the tide on looted statues, but some things cannot be returned | Ashley Thompson and Stephen Murphy
While we celebrate the repatriation of $50m of ancient Khmer objects, the damage to Cambodian society is permanent, say Asian art specialists Ashley Thompson and Stephen Murphy

Ashley Thompson and Stephen Murphy

13, Feb, 2021 @12:00 AM

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Harry Seager obituary
Other Lives: Highly original sculptor of glass and steel constructions

Keith Cummings

10, Feb, 2021 @11:42 AM

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Sam Herman obituary
Artist who spearheaded the studio glass movement in Britain

Tanya Harrod

09, Feb, 2021 @1:01 PM

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'We want our riches back' – the African activist taking treasures from Europe's museums
Mwazulu Diyabanza has been fined and jailed for entering museums and forcibly removing ‘pillaged’ African artefacts. He tells our writer why the British Museum is now in his sights

Kim Willsher

07, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Skywhalepapa enthrals Canberra crowd – even as winds keep him grounded
Thousands gather before dawn for the official launch of beloved Skywhale’s new companion

Naaman Zhou

07, Feb, 2021 @5:18 AM

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Canadian museum's ancient carving is one I made earlier, says local artist
A stone figure found on a beach was probably by a Lekwungen people artefact, the Royal British Columbia Museum said, but Ray Boudreau begged to differ

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

06, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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