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How deflating for Banksy. He so nearly popped art’s balloon

    The graffiti artist’s Sotheby’s stunt aimed to skewer the market’s money fixation. It backfired

    Kerry James Marshall, David Zwirner; Mantegna and Bellini, National Gallery

      Kerry James Marshall sells to the black A-list, but pokes fun at his big‑bucks status, and Mantegna and Bellini go head to head — who comes out on top?

      Oceania, Royal Academy; Turner Prize 2018, Tate Britain

        Oceania is a valuable, beautiful show at the Royal Academy, while the 2018 Turner prize is soul-crushingly awful

        Courtauld Impressionists, National Gallery

          The Courtauld’s extraordinary gems are undersold in the National’s new show

          the V&A, Dundee

            Looming outside, airy inside, Dundee’s V&A outpost is an adventurous space for a rousing display of Scottish design

            Spellbound, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

              An exploration of magic and witchcraft is spooky but hardly scholarly

              Forgive us, O Lord — we now have to whip off your clothes

                The decision by the Royal Academy (RA) to impose gender quotas on the Renaissance nudes it shows next year can be understood in various ways. You can see it as a sympathetic #MeToo gesture aimed at restoring the imbalance between the sexes. Or you can see it as a cheap publicity stunt. In art historical […]

                Edinburgh Festival: art review — Rembrandt, Scottish National Gallery

                  The Scottish National Gallery explores Britain’s deep love of Rembrandt with impressive loans and a host of etchings

                  Liverpool Biennial; John Moores Painting Prize, Liverpool

                    Art from cultures under threat is on show across the city at the Liverpool Biennial

                    Michael Jackson: On the Wall, National Portrait Gallery, London

                      With its unashamed flattery of its subject, the National Portrait Gallery’s Michael Jackson exhibition brings to mind religious iconography