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  • France: State of the Art

    A report commissioned by the ministry of foreign affairs takes a look at French contemporary art and concludes that France has fallen behind “Germany and even England,” writes Olivier Michelon of the Art Newspaper.

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  • Huge New Arts Prize For Britain

    A £100,000 ($154,220) prize for arts institutions was announced yesterday by the Gulbenkian Foundation, writes John Ezard of the Manchester Guardian. Instead of being pocketed by an individual, the money will be plowed back into a project aimed at benefiting the public of the winning museum or gallery.

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  • Visa Restrictions Affect Artists' Mobility

    A combination of broad-brush regulation and bureaucratic insensitivity has caught many artists, actors, and dancers in a net created for terrorists, writes Robert Everett-Green of the Toronto Globe and Mail.

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  • Tate Modern Gets a New Neighbor

    Charles Saatchi will open a new gallery on the doorstep of Tate Modern next spring, with debut exhibitions featuring works denied to the Tate galleries, writes Angelique Chrisafis of the Manchester Guardian.

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  • Tate Architect Attacks “Branding” at Major Art Museums

    Jacques Herzog, designer of London's Tate Modern, launched an attack on MoMA and the Guggenheim Bilbao at a seminar on the relationship between branding and art presentation held at the Venice Architecture Biennale, writes Jay Merrick of The Independent.

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  • Damien Hirst Mouths Off, One Year Late

    In an interview with BBC News, Damien Hirst said that he believed the terrorists responsible for the September 11 attacks “need congratulating” because they achieved “something which nobody would ever have thought possible” on an artistic level, writes Rebecca Allison of the Manchester Guardian.

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  • Leo Steinberg Print Collection Goes to Texas

    Art historian Leo Steinberg has given his personal collection of more than three thousand prints to the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas in Austin for use as a scholarly resource, writes Holland Cotter of the New York Times. Amassed with care over forty years, the collection is now worth 3.5 million dollars.

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  • Huge Cache of Stolen Art Discovered in Costa Brava

    Spanish police said yesterday they had solved the country's biggest recent art theft with the discovery of works by Goya, Gris, and others in a semidetached holiday home in the Costa Brava, writes Giles Tremlett of the Manchester Guardian.

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