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From breaking news and insider insights to exhibitions and events around the world, the team at The Art Newspaper picks apart the art world's big stories with the help of special guests. An award-winning podcast hosted by Ben Luke, The Week in Art is sponsored by Christie's. See more

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Fraud: how corrupt is the art world? Plus, Warhol’s Catholicism and Moscow’s new museums

Nov 26 • 59:12

This week, we look at the case of the art dealer Inigo Philbrick, who pleaded guilty to fraud in a New York court last week: is the art world, as his attorney claimed, “corrupt from top to bottom”? Georgina Adam, editor-at-large at The Art Newspaper gives her response. For this epsiode’s Work of the Week, we talk to Carmen Hermo, the curator of the exhibition Andy Warhol: ...

New York auctions: big money, new collectors. Plus, Fabergé in London and a rediscovered Dürer

Nov 19 • 01:08:23

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Is M+ in Hong Kong censoring its displays? Plus, the Courtauld Gallery and Black American Portraits in LA

Nov 12 • 01:14:14

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Cop26: how can the art world respond? Plus, the Depot: storage as spectacle, and Fragonard's The Swing

Nov 5 • 01:08:14

This week, as talks continue at Cop26, the UN’s climate charge conference in Glasgow, we talk to Lucia Pietroiusti of the Serpentine Galleries about climate justice and how the art world can go beyond sustainability to "thriveability". As the spectacular Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen opens to the public, we talk to Sjarel Ex, the museum's director, and Sandra Kisters, its h...

Art among the Egyptian pyramids. Plus, the New Museum Triennial and Édouard Manet

Oct 28 • 01:10:48

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Is Paris on the rise? Plus, Marlene Dumas at the Musée d'Orsay and Christian Boltanksi remembered

Oct 21 • 58:24

This week, Paris’s resurgence: is the French capital stealing London’s thunder? As established and up and coming galleries open branches in Paris and the Fiac art fair opens there, we ask Melanie Gerlis if this is indeed a shift of power from the UK to the French capital. For this episode’s Work of the Week, Donatien Grau, curator of contemporary programmes at the Musée d’...

Rothko’s late paintings, galleries respond to the climate crisis and Nicolas Poussin

Oct 14 • 44:10

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Jasper Johns: the retrospective in depth. Plus, Venice's tourism problem and Finnish artist Outi Heiskanen

Oct 7 • 01:02:23

This week: Jasper Johns. Carlos Basualdo of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Scott Rothkopf of the Whitney Museum of American Art talk to Ben Luke about their simultaneous shows of the 91-year-old artist, and taking a radical approach to a retrospective of a radical artist. Also this week: Venice’s tourist problem. Are Venetian authorities subjecting tourists in Venice t...

Are private museums undermining public cultural institutions? Plus, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and Renaissance portraits at the Rijksmuseum

Sep 30 • 59:15

This week: is the burgeoning phenomenon of private museums, founded by billionaires and corporations, undermining our public cultural institutions? We talk to Georgina Adam about her new book, The Rise and Rise of the Private Art Museum. Also, Nancy Kenney explores a huge new museum that has just opened in Los Angeles, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, and hears from ...

Art Basel: are the buyers back? Plus, Mary Beard on images of power, and Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped

Sep 23 • 01:07:09

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