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A new law in the United Kingdom, set to take effect tomorrow, January 10, will force art businesses to verify the identities of clients in transactions over $11,000, as a way to prevent money laundering schemes.

A new document, discovered in the Wildenstein Institute archive in Paris, strengthens the claim that a Modigliani owned by David Nahmad was looted by the Nazis. Nahmad has said the work he owns is a different painting by Modigliani.
The Art Newspaper

A deep dive into the ongoing battle over the market for Purvis Young.
The Washington Post

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Art critic Philip Kennicott pens a glowing essay on Ford Foundation president Darren Walker, whose recent appointment to the exclusive board of the National Gallery of Art looks to be “transformational.”
The Washington Post

The new director of a Polish museum wants to change its programming to the right, and artists are turning away.
The New York Times


Beatriz Milhazes, whose work regularly sells for over $1 million at auction, is now represented by Pace gallery.

An upcoming retrospective of Dorothea Lange, opening next month at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, will include a selection of prints chosen by kindred photographer Sam Contis, who has assembled a swath of images that have never been seen before. “They seemed so close to pictures I might have made,” Contis said.
The Wall Street Journal

Two long-overlooked 16th-century painters, Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana are the subject of an exhibition at the Prado Museum titled “A Tale of Two Women Painters.”
The Paris Review


WWD reports that the fashion house Valentino might be the subject of a still-unannounced retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum, noting that the museum has been putting on several “style-centric” shows as of late.

The Musée d’Orsay in Paris has an artist-in-residence who will imagine the Instagram accounts of famous artists from history.
The Guardian

Independent curator and ARTnews contributor Francesco Bonami answers your burning questions in his latest column—from working with difficult artists to the the decade’s biggest art flops.

In case you missed it, here are the biggest art flops of the 2010s.

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