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Kernel of truth: pollen cone stuck in paint reveals where Van Gogh’s Irises grew
May 30, 2024
Lely portraits owned by bankrupt collector James Stunt flop at auction
May 30, 2024

The publication in April of Stanford University’s Artificial Intelligence Index Annual Report has provided the art world with much food for thought. We look at the implications for artists and institutions with Louis Jebb, the managing editor of The Art Newspaper and our technology specialist.

Comic art for sale at the Lake Como festival

As the Centre Pompidou in Paris is taken over on all its floors by what it calls the “ninth art”—graphic novels and comics—we talk to Joel Meadows, the editor-in-chief of Tripwire magazine and a comics aficionado, about the rise of this subculture in museums and the market.

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando (1879)

And this episode’s Work of the Week is Edgar Degas’ Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando (1879), which depicts a Black circus performer, Anna Albertine Olga Brown, who was briefly known as Miss La La. She and the painting are the subject of a new exhibition at the National Gallery in London opening next week.

We talk to Anne Robbins, the curator of paintings at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and external curator of the exhibition, and Sterre Overmars, the curatorial fellow for post-1800 paintings at the National Gallery, about the painting.

  • Comics on Every Floor, Centre Pompidou, Paris, until 4 November
  • Discover Degas & Miss La La, National Gallery, London, 6 June-1 September

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