The singer-songwriter Shane MacGowan at his home in Dublin. Photograph: Ellius Grace/The New York Times

While promoting his 2020 documentary Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan, British director Julien Temple frequently spoke of the many(...)

Detail from Vincent van Gogh’s most famous work, The Starry Night, painted during his great creative storm of 1889. Museum of Modern Art, New York

Wandering the streets of Paris last weekend, I chanced upon the Moulin de la Galette, a Montmartre windmill painted repeatedly by Vincent van Gogh whe(...)

Paul Signac, Sainte-Anne, Saint-Tropez, 1905

Charlotte Hellman describes herself as the product of a triple love story between her great-grandfather the neo-impressionist painter Paul Signac; his(...)

A museum guest photographs Johannes Vermeer’s Woman Holding a Balance in the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/The New York Times

Here is a question that art experts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC are trying to tackle: Are a couple of paintings in the museum’s co(...)

The Singer Museum in Laren, Netherlands, where Van Gogh’s The Parsonage Garden At Nuenen In Spring 1884 was stolen from. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP

Dutch police have arrested a suspect in the theft last year of two valuable paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Frans Hals from different museums, a spo(...)

Technicians handle Banksy’s Show me the Monet, a reimagining of Claude Monet’s water lilies, at Sotheby’s in central London.  Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA

Banksy’s reimagining of Claude Monet’s Impressionist water lilies has fetched more than £7.5 million at auction, easily surpassing expectations. Show(...)

Frans Hals painting was stolen twice before in The Netherlands in 2011 and 1988. Photograph: Ilvy Njiokiktjien

A work by the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age portrait artist Frans Hals, worth about €15 million, has made art theft history by being stolen from the s(...)

This handout picture released  by the Groningen Museum shows Vincent van Gogh’s 1884 painting Lentetuin, or Spring Garden. Photograph: Marten de Leeuw/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

Thieves stole a Vincent van Gogh painting from a Dutch museum closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, its director announced on Monday. The Dutch mas(...)

American actor Kirk Douglas in 1955. Photograph:  Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty

Kirk Douglas Born: December 9th, 1916 Died: February 5th, 2020 Kirk Douglas, one of the last surviving movie stars from Hollywood’s golden age, whose(...)

The work in full.  Photograph: Anne Hansteen/Vincent van Gogh

After decades of doubt, a gloomy self-portrait has been authenticated as a genuine work by Vincent van Gogh and the only known work painted while he h(...)

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