Vast database of Italian church’s art and artefacts goes live

The Vatican has published a vast online catalogue of the Italian Catholic Church’s artistic heritage. The project, which began 16 years ago, is ongoing but in the meantime the Church hopes the…
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Warhol-Basquiat goes begging at Phillips

It was a case of unlucky lot number 13 at Phillips de Pury’s contemporary auction last night, as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s GE Short Line & Reading (left), around 1984-85 (est £1.2m-£1.8m), failed to attract any bidders and went…
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Challenge accepted: our editor-at-large goes on a Hirst-spotting tour

For the Chinese, 2012 is the year of the dragon but it is also, indisputably, the year of Damien Hirst.

He is Britain’s unofficial Olympic artist, having secured London’s most prestigious venue for contemporary art, Tate Modern, for an…
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Street art gallery goes mainstream

los angeles. The gallery owned by street artist Shepard Fairey is stepping away from its punkish roots and embracing the canon of art history. Established in 1995 by Fairey and professional skateboarder Blaize Blouin, Subliminal Projects started…
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