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IT'S Pauline Hanson as you've never seen her – dowdy and weather-beaten, scrubbing the Australian flag on an old washing board.
A CLEVER satire on fashion and consumerism has taken out the second Wilson HTM National Art Prize. This week, Brisbane artist Brent Wilson won the $10,000 prize for Nostalgia will eat itself, a circle of sneakers devouring each other.
While most other street or graffiti artists concentrate on adding their own imagery, illegally, to parts of the subway system, Poster Boy, a kind of anti-consumerist Zorro with a razor blade, a sense of humor and a talent for collage, has made his outlaw presence known all over the city by cutting and pasting the images that are already there in the form of ads.
A Degas sculpture last night fetched a record 13.3 million pounds ($19.2 million), while other high- value works were rejected.
L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art, which last week eliminated 20% of its paid staff to cut costs, is now faced with finding replacements for some of its highest-profile board members.
The Lajamanu region in the Northern Territory was closed for nearly a decade, but is now re-establishing itself as a thriving hub of traditional indigenous art.
An exciting new Aboriginal public art commission for the Aboriginal Interpretive Centre at Champion Lakes was today announced by Planning and Culture and the Arts Minister John Day.
SLOT is a window gallery located at one of Sydney’s busiest intersections – the corner of Botany and Henderson Roads in Redfern.
Postmodernism is dead, at least according to the Tate – and something altogether weirder has taken its place. Adrian Searle wonders if this is the future of contemporary art.
It took more than 100 people to put together Tate Britain's big new show. What did they all do?
Family of Jewish banker sued two museums, alleging that works were forcibly sold under Nazi duress.
Cy Twombly's new work brings to mind the great experience and childlike spontaneity behind Titian's Diana and Actaeon.
Gallery directors campaigning to raise a further £50m to save a second Titian painting for the nation have had significant donations and pledges of money, despite the recession.
It's the first show of Van Dycks in London for ten years, so why has Tate Britain so obviously missed a trick?
Even if Yves Saint Laurent had not run the House of Dior at 21, nor shaped women's fashion for 40 years, nor pioneered mass-market luxury, he would have been famous for his art collection.
Britain's leading art galleries and museums, including Tate Modern and the Victoria & Albert, will have to scale down their exhibition and expansion plans as recession threatens millions of pounds in business sponsorship.
The YBAs found their voices in a recession but in the public's eyes they are linked with the age of easy credit.
Just a month after Jeremy Strick resigned under pressure as director of the beleaguered Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, he has landed a new job. Starting March 2 he will be director of the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, the institution confirmed.
The injections of cultural cash in Tuesday's federal budget are being hailed by many in the arts community as a landmark moment showing national politicians' heightened attention to the arts. But complaints about what was left out remain widespread.
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