The New York museum’s introduction of an admission charge reveals a wider problem of donor dependence and a hands-off government.
The French President’s recent comments hint at a dubious politics: using art restitution as a stopgap to France’s postcolonial responsibilities.
The staggering $450m price reached by ‘Salvator Mundi’ prompts the question: what are you really buying when you buy an artwork?
A new Picasso exhibition, curated by one of his granddaughters, celebrates one of the only women he didn’t harm for his art: his daughter Maya.
An exhibition at Paris’ Grand Palais tries to shift our gaze away from Gauguin’s ickiness in Polynesia. It doesn’t work.
If the contemporary art world now seems like a place of pretension and status-seeking, it’s the critic Jerry Saltz who may be its last hope.
Why is art with themes and readily available meanings so often privileged above pure aesthetic beauty?