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The Gainsborough murders. Plus, RoseLee Goldberg on performance

10/18/2018
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We talk to the researchers who uncovered the grisly murders in the family of the young Thomas Gainsborough. Plus, RoseLee Goldberg tells us all about her new book on performance art.

Duration:00:42:59

Banksy self destructs at Sotheby’s, plus Bauhaus pioneer Anni Albers

10/11/2018
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We go behind the scenes of one of the most publicised stunts in auction history with our correspondent Anny Shaw, who was there that evening. Then we get a tour of Tate Modern's Anni Albers retrospective with its curator Briony Fer, speak to her biographer Charles Darwent and the head of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Nicholas Fox Weber.

Duration:01:09:44

Frieze special: the fair and the top shows, with Doris Salcedo and Ragnar Kjartansson

10/4/2018
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We talk to the art market specialist Melanie Gerlis about Frieze London and Frieze Masters, to Doris Salcedo about her White Cube show, to the artist Ragnar Kjartansson and the curator Massimiliano Gioni about Strange Days, the New Museum’s video-art pop-up in London, and to the artist Ipek Duben about Social Work, Frieze London’s radical new section.

Duration:01:03:44

Special: the rise and rise of contemporary African art

9/27/2018
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On the eve of the 1-54 fair for contemporary African art, we talk to an artist, a curator, an art fair founder, a gallerist and an auctioneer about the long overdue recognition of the diverse art of a continent. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Duration:01:03:04

Courtauld’s Impressionists. Plus, Armenian treasures at the Met

9/20/2018
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How Samuel Courtauld’s collection ignited Britain’s passion for Impressionists. Plus, New York’s Metropolitan Museum looks at Armenia, the first country to convert to Christianity. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Duration:00:43:55

Van Gogh in the asylum. Plus, Christian Marclay on The Clock

9/13/2018
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We speak to our long-standing correspondent and expert on Van Gogh Martin Bailey on his new book, which tells the story of the artist’s life at the asylum at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in Provence, southern France. He is joined by the art historian Martin Gayford, author of the Yellow House, a book on Van Gogh’s time in Arles. Later, Christian Marclay tells us about his ground-breaking work The Clock returns to London where it was created eight years ago. Produced in association with Bonhams,...

Duration:00:47:51

Episode 35: Freud, Bacon, Hockney and the post-war London scene; and Signals gallery

6/7/2018
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We talk to Martin Gayford about his book Modernists and Mavericks and sitting for portraits by Freud and Hockney. And we explore Kurimanzutto and Thomas Dane Gallery’s collaboration on a show celebrating the Signals gallery, where Latin American and European avant-gardes converged.

Duration:00:41:28

Episode 34: Venice Biennale for architecture, and the Brutalist social housing debate

5/31/2018
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Edwin Heathcote of the Financial Times reviews the Biennale, and Christopher Turner on his controversial exhibition focusing on Alison and Peter Smithson’s Robin Hood Gardens housing estate.

Duration:00:36:17

Episode 33: Absent friends: Howard Hodgkin's final paintings; Robert Indiana remembered

5/24/2018
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We talk to Antony Peattie, the music writer and partner of the late Howard Hodgkin and to Barbara Haskell, curator of Robert Indiana's 2013 retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Duration:00:33:16

Episode 32: The Royal Academy’s new project unveiled: David Chipperfield interview

5/17/2018
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The Academy’s £56m project opens, with subtle additions and revamps by the British architect. Chipperfield talks about the subtleties of architecture, the RA’s chief executive Charles Saumarez Smith discusses funding and the quirks of the institution and we review the buildings and its displays with Jane Morris.

Duration:00:44:50

Episode 31: The $646m Rockefeller sale. Plus: should big galleries subsidise smaller ones?

5/10/2018
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We drill down into the big numbers from the Post-Impressionist and Modern sale in New York, talk to Professor Rachel Pownall about the wider market and look at a small gallery housed in Piccadilly Circus Tube station.

Duration:00:45:52

Episode 30: All about Berlin

5/3/2018
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Our guest host Arsalan Mohammad takes us behind the scenes of Gallery Weekend Berlin and beyond, speaking to dealers and artists about the changing face and enduring appeal of one of the world's most creative cities.

Duration:00:42:20

Episode 29: Taryn Simon interview, and restoring a Renaissance masterpiece at the Met

4/26/2018
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We talk to the American artist about her acclaimed work staged in New York and now London, An Occupation of Loss. We hear from a curator and conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art about resurrecting Moretto da Brescia’s final great painting. And Louisa Buck and Ben Luke appraise the Turner Prize shortlist.

Duration:00:51:21

Episode 28: The battle over Ethiopia’s treasures

4/19/2018
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We speak to Hailemichael Aberra Afework, Ethiopia’s ambassador to the UK, about the treasures looted by the British army at Maqdala, go behind the scenes of the Sony Photography Award with judge Gareth Harris and speak to Richard Parry about his plans for Glasgow International.

Duration:00:34:11

Episode 27: The enduring appeal of enigmatic Beuys. Plus, lost masterpieces reborn

4/12/2018
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We hear from Adam Lowe of Factum Arte about a new TV series in which seven lost paintings are recreated using digital means, and speak to Norman Rosenthal and Thaddaeus Ropac about the enigmatic German artist Joseph Beuys

Duration:00:50:17

Episode 26: Christo interview, plus museum visitor figures

4/5/2018
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We speak to the Bulgarian-born artist about his grand project for the Serpentine, and look at our annual survey of visitor figures

Duration:00:46:38

Episode 25: Living with Leonardo da Vinci

3/27/2018
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Leonardo specialist Martin Kemp on decades spent in the company of the Renaissance master, plus the 300th edition of The Art Newspaper

Duration:00:40:59

Episode 24: Mural-gazing with the Dalai Lama, plus Michael Rakowitz

3/22/2018
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We speak to Thomas Laird about his new sumo-sized book on Tibetan murals, and to the artist creating the new work for the Fourth Plinth commission in London's Trafalgar Square.

Duration:00:43:46

Episode 23: The death of Venice?

3/15/2018
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Salvatore Settis talks about his new book, plus Tacita Dean on her three London shows

Duration:00:35:23

Episode 22: The genius of Picasso

3/8/2018
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We take a tour of Tate Modern's blockbuster and explore the strength of Picasso's market

Duration:00:37:02