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50 years of British photography: from Twiggy to whaling – in pictures

The Association of Photographers, which represents the UK’s professional photographers, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with AOP50, a retrospective of images curated by Zelda Cheatle. Here is a selection Continue reading...

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Danny Fields' best photograph: the Ramones prowl round the US supreme court

‘Hey, it’s Washington! Let’s run around!’I became the Ramones’ manager after seeing them at CBGB in New York. From the opening downstroke of the guitar, I loved them. When I met them afterwards, they asked if I would write about them. I said:

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Taryn Simon: An Occupation of Loss review – transfixing cacophony from a secret underworld

Islington Green, LondonA vast underground cavern that could be a Bond-villain lair is filled with the keening of professional mourners in this extraordinary exploration of griefFrom a corner of London’s Islington Green, then under a horrible, canopied a

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Priceless east Asian artefacts stolen from Bath museum

Police hunt gang of thieves after smash-and-grab raid on Museum of East Asian ArtPolice are hunting a gang of art thieves after four masked men broke into a museum in Bath and stole priceless jade and gold artefacts. The raid on the Museum of East Asian A

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Congrats, Jerry Saltz – but when will a female art critic win a Pulitzer?

Most arts graduates are women, yet the world of criticism is still a shameful boys’ club. When will the industry tackle its failings? The year is 1971. In London, Robert Morris’s Tate show, Bodyspacemotionthings closes after four days because viewers,

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Rio Azul, Beatriz Milhazes, White Cube Bermondsey, London, review: Visually seductive, slightly vertigo-inducing

The Brazilian artist's first London show in a decade brings together a selection of paintings, collage, sculpture, and a giant tapestry

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Inside the camp for victims of Congo's latest war – in pictures

The internally displaced camp in Bunia, Ituri province is a temporary home for victims of Congo’s latest ethnic war between Hema herders and Lendu farmersWarning: contains graphic descriptions of extreme violence Continue reading...

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The last town in Sovietland – in pictures

Up above the Arctic Circle, 40 hours by train from Moscow, sits the Russian city of Vorkuta. It was built by gulag inmates but was given purpose by the coal industry that used to be the region’s lifeblood. Now mining has disappeared, leaving many of its

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Top of the pots: the smashing rise of ceramics

Record auction prices, pottery classes bursting at the seams, Instagram superstars and innovative young artists … what’s behind the boom in all things clay?Its elegant shape was inspired by ancient Aegean figures and its pleasingly mottled surface mad

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Architects fear Grenfell review will avoid ban on flammable cladding

Royal Institute of British Architects seeks total ban on the use of combustible claddingArchitects have raised fears that a government review of building regulations will stop short of proposing a ban on flammable cladding on apartment towers in the wake

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Snail ballet: 176 slow dancers await their moment in the slimelight

Raised to be sauteed in garlic butter but freed by French vegetarian art anarchists, meet the unlikely stars of a mindful music performance Only minutes after meeting Elizabeth Saint-Jalmes and Cyril Leclerc at their Paris apartment, I’m invited into th

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Tate launches £5 art exhibition tickets for young people

Tate Collective aims to make big-name shows more accessible for 16-25-year-olds A £5 ticket scheme has been launched by Tate to increase the number of young people going to ticketed exhibitions.It can cost up to £22 to see a blockbuster exhibition at Br

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Portugal here we come! – in pictures

Post-pop, Beyond the Commonplace features more than 200 works made in Britain and Portugal between 1965 and 1975. It includes paintings and collages by Allen Jones, Jeremy Moon and Bernard Cohen, to showcase the strong presence of British art in the Calou

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Housing policy and the big shrink | Letters

The so-called regeneration exercises by London boroughs are not only causing social cleansing, they are shrinking homes, writes Kate Macintosh. Plus Paul Nicolson says MP landlords should withdraw from debates and votes on housing and landYour editorial (

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Joseph Beuys review – a show steeped in fat, felt and fiction

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, LondonThe German artist may have lied about being shot down in a stuka in world war two – but he took his mythology seriously He always wore a hat. Like everything else he touched, it became a totem drenched in personal meaning,

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Roy Spence obituary

My father, Roy Spence, who has died aged 93, made a remarkable journey from miner’s son to senior civil servant.Most of his distinguished career was spent with the Ministry of Transport: his proudest achievement was a series of urban transportation stud

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Trick of the light: the artist holding nature’s mirror

Phillip K Smith III’s artworks reflect the beauty of nature in remarkable ways. Now he’s bringing one to urban MilanDuring this month’s Milan Furniture Fair the California-based artist Phillip K Smith III, known for his light and mirror-based land a

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Cardboard city: 16 April 1989

Neil Libbert visited the encampment of the disenfranchised near London’s Waterloo station on numerous occasions, capturing the despair of the homeless.Meanwhile, beneath the bridge, there are other architectural fantasies. To the east, you look at a spi

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Back in favour: Japanese master who outshone Picasso in 1920s Paris

Léonard Foujita was the toast of the art world but vanished from view in the 1930s. A new show returns him to the public gazeFifty years ago, while French youth were simmering with anger and dreaming big, one of the greatest artists of Montparnasse discr

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Surface Work review – women abstract artists dazzle in historic show

Victoria Miro Mayfair and Wharf Road, LondonThis magnificent, century-spanning survey of abstract painting, all of it by women, many of whom are unknown, is as poignant as it is momentousThere are certain shows that change one’s sense of art. Surface Wo

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Revealed: ‘perfectly realised’ early work by Leonardo da Vinci

Half of altarpiece panel was painted by master as an apprentice, say researchersA small Renaissance painting owned by an American museum and not on public view for most of the past two decades has been identified as partly the work of Leonardo da Vinci.A

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Objects of desire: the design delights of my favourite things

An old typewriter, a wooden chair, a worn cuddly toy… The things we surround ourselves with loom large in our lives. Here, eight people reveal why they love the design of their prized possessionThe Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter This is widely regarded

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The big picture: Window Nurses, NYC, 1966

The racial divide in 1960s America is captured in a rediscovered image by Italian photographer Mario CarnicelliWhen Mario Carnicelli landed in New York in 1966 and saw the city’s skyline, it brought to mind “Edward Hopper, Elia Kazan’s On the Waterf

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Lapland's changing seasons by drone – in pictures

Between the late 19th century and 1980, Kotisaari Island was a meeting point for the lumberjacks of Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland. Now a tourist attraction, it can be reached by a daily boat and one of the lumberjack buildings has been turned into a taver

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Mutts-have: architects create luxury kennels for pet charity auction

Celebrities and designers also turn their hand to producing pooch palaces for eventFor devoted owners of pampered pups seeking the next level of doggy luxury, help is at hand. A jewel-encrusted canine castle, a velvet-lined golden egg and a floating dogho

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Diversity in spotlight as Met museum hires 10th white male director in a row

Max Hollein’s financial knowhow suggests he’s a smart choice but some are disappointed at an apparent missed opportunityThe art world has greeted the hiring of the new director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York with a mixture of intrigue a

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Radical women: how Latin American artists rebelled with their work

A new exhibition looks back at 120 women from 15 countries who created groundbreaking art between the 60s and 80s at a time when their voices were being silencedIn 1968, Argentinian artist Graciela Carnevale created an unlikely art exhibition: she invited

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Beuys keeps swinging and Brazil burns bright – the week in art

The visionary artist’s most powerful sculptures go on show while a new landmark floats on a London lake and Newcastle surveys Bomberg – all in your weekly dispatchBeatriz Milhazes: Rio AzulDazzling abstract explosions of colour that update the moderni

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The Portraits by John Myers – in pictures

A series of intimate black and white portraits chronicling middle-class life in the Midlands by renowned photographer John Myers is published by RRB PhotoBooks this month Continue reading...

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The hateful Eighth: artists at the frontline of Ireland's abortion rights battle

As campaigning on both sides of Ireland’s abortion debate intensifies ahead of the May referendum, artists in Limerick are taking to the streetsOn the road to Limerick from the airport, you can see two huge billboards funded by a Christian lobby group.

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Gillian Ayres obituary

One of Britain’s most popular abstract painters known for her huge vibrant canvases bursting with colourGillian Ayres, who has died aged 88, was one of Britain’s most significant abstract painters, a woman of much vitality and generosity, and a domest

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