What does Jean-Léon Gérôme’s 1866 painting ‘Slave Market’ say about today’s extremist politics?
Can a Museum for ‘Progressive Artists’ Have an Arms-Manufacturer Vice-Chairman?
Artist Trevor Paglen’s plan to launch a sculpture into orbit has drawn criticism from certain astronomers, but are they missing the point?
A brilliant writer, a misogynist, a small-town boy with a haughty, big-city gaze: Naipaul’s life was marked by a sense of doubleness.
With President Macron poised to make changes to France’s handling of ethnographic art, the quai Branly would do well to follow suit—instead, they’re suspiciously dodging the issue.
With 11 of her works on show at the Musée d’Orsay, one of the most underrated sculptors in modern European history is brought out from the shadows
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?