Pablo Helguera, Addams-Dewey Gymnasium, 2014
“A Proximity of Consciousness” Celebrates Art and Activism in Chicago

Christian Viveros-Fauné

The Second City comes first in social practice.

Hong Kong Protests Panic Auction Houses on Eve of Sales

Zoe Li

Thousands have swarmed the auction houses' doorsteps.

Child Pornography Charges Against Artist Dismissed

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

Paul Yore's work was "intentionally confrontational" ruled the magistrate.

Auguste Rodin, The Thinker (1902) Photo Daniel Stockman via Wikimedia Commons
Businessman Accused of Faking Thousands of Rodin Bronzes

Coline Milliard

Damages likely top €60 million.

Newsagents in Station Street (1953)Photo courtesy of Brighton Photo Biennial
See Images from the World’s Oldest Photography Studio

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

The Edward Reeves Studio opened in 1855 and is still in business.

Ben Sota Stands—And Spins—For Art

Blake Gopnik

THE DAILY PIC: At the Mattress Factory, a circus performer stands for all artists.

Court Ruling on Art Estate Taxes Could Save You Millions

Eileen Kinsella

Court grants huge estate tax discount for shared art ownership.

Market Snapshot: Elizabeth Catlett

Chloe Wyma

The market for her politically charged works is hot.

Linda Simmons, Carolyn Campbell, Elizabeth Punsalan
Fake Funeral for Corcoran Gallery

Lorraine Rubio

A playful farewell to one of America's oldest art museums.

Edgar Degas, Ballerina Adjusting Her Slipper (1870). Photo: via Cyprus Mail.
Thieves Steal $7.6 Million Degas From 70-Year-Old Man

Sarah Cascone

Perhaps the most valuable art heist in Cyprus's history.

Sopranos Actor Discovers $10 Million Guercino

Rozalia Jovanovic

Ordinarily dueling experts have agreed: the painting is the real deal.

Weekly Shuffle: Leadership Changes at Frieze, Ballroom Marfa, and More

Sarah Cascone

Plus Boston poaches Chicago's top arts officer.

The three different stages of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Lady With an ErminePhoto via: BBC
Secrets of Da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine Finally Revealed

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

The revelation could explain why he had so much difficulty finishing paintings.

Theo Danjuma Courtesy Danjuma Collection
Mega-Rich Nigerian Ex-General’s Son Makes Art World Splash

Coline Milliard

The young collector has gathered over 400 pieces in less than seven years.

Chuck Connelly Makes His Mark

Blake Gopnik

THE DAILY PIC: At the Warhol Museum, a neo-expressionist casts doubt on expression.

artnet Asks: Danny Minnick

Lorraine Rubio

This painter depicts skateboard culture in De Kooning–like brushstrokes.

New York Art Book Fair Is the Art World’s “Coachella”

Rozalia Jovanovic

Featuring apocalyptic pickles, T-shirts, Thurston Moore, and Gang Gang Dance.

The statue of Vladimir Lenin being torn down in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Photo: Igor Chekachkov, courtesy AP Photo.
Patriotic Ukrainians Tear Down Lenin Statue

Sarah Cascone

Ukraine makes its anti-Russia feelings known.

artnet Agenda: What’s Going On This Week

Cait Munro

A benefit for Socrates Sculpture Park and more events for September 29–October 5.

Fondation Louis Vuitton, in ParisPhoto: ©Iwan Baan
Take a Sneak Peak at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

It will open with an exhibition devoted to its architect, Frank Gehry.

Blenheim Palace
Ai Weiwei Takes Over Downton Abbey-esque Estate

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

The artist's largest UK show to date inaugurates Blenheim Art Foundation.

The exterior of Kunsthaus Tacheles in 2008 Photo: Okin via Wikimedia Commons
Berlin’s Legendary Tacheles Art Squat Purchased for €150 Million

Alexander Forbes

An icon of post-wall Berlin is set to get a major facelift.

Renata Lucas’s “Museum of the Diagonal Man” Comes to Rio de Janeiro

Rozalia Jovanovic

Renata Lucas has taken to the streets of Rio, cutting doors into walls.

Jeff Schwarz: All Art Is For Queers

Blake Gopnik

THE DAILY PIC: A ceramicist hides a standard insult under his pretty tiles.

Auctionata Wants to Make You a Television Art Star

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The search for the perfect online auctioneer.