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Frank Auerbach: a painter's painter of horrors and joy

Troubling, profound work owned by friend Freud will surely win new generations of fans as he prepares for Tate retrospective Continue reading...

Jonathan Jones | The Guardian

Ai Weiwei prepares for Blenheim Palace show but must keep his distance

Artist remains under house arrest in Beijing, but is directing installation of his largest UK exhibition to date using a 3D computer model Continue reading...

Maev Kennedy | The Guardian

Radical Geometry Modern Art of South America at the Royal Academy of Arts

FROM universal constructivists, concretists, neo-concretists to op art and kineticists and more, South American art has been a heady utopian mix against the backdrop of political and military turbulence.

Camden Review | John Evans

Johnny Marr; Frank Auerbach at Tate; Alex Gibney on Fela Kuti

Johnny Marr discusses his new album Playland and reflects on his relationship with the guitar from The Smiths to his solo work.

BBC Front Row | John Wilson

Frankenstein exhibition: how the monster changed shape

British Library to display first image of Frankenstein's monster in an exhibition charting the changing face of Mary Shelley's creation.

Anita Singh | The Telegraph

Youth club owner received death threats for selling Banksy mural

The mural, Mobile Lovers, which sold for £403,000, was gifted to the Bristol club in a letter from the elusive artist.

Hannah Ellis-Petersen | The Guardian

Ketchup-stained Lowry painting on display for the first time after being restored

A Lowry painting has gone on display for the first time, after experts removed two old ketchup stains from its surface

Hannah Furness | Telegraph

American Impressionism: A New Vision, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

A sparkling exhibition that pays due respect to the role of women in the genre, while the titan of Impressionism, Monet, also puts in an appearance

Financial Times

Frank Auerbach paintings and cards collected by Freud in Tate show

Works offered by Lucian Freud estate in lieu of £16m in tax will eventually be dispersed among galleries around UK Continue reading...

Arts Correspondent | Mark Brown | The Guardian

Marlow Moss: forgotten art maverick

A radical lesbian who apprenticed herself to Léger and became a modernist to rival Mondrian - Marlow Moss is one of the great figures of English art. So why has no one heard of her?

Charles Darwent | The Guardian