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The American artist is accused of plagiarizing an advertising campaign for his USD$3.7M Fait d’Hiver sculpture

Experts now convinced the model behind Courbet’s infamous work was Parisian ballet dancer Constance Queniaux

In further news: artist’s plan to rebuild Berlin Wall shut down; and did Caravaggio die of stab wounds or syphilis?

The man hit the legendary performance artist over the head with his portrait at an exhibition opening in Florence

In further art world madness: Urs Fischer turns Dasha Zhukova into a giant candle; oily vandals at Athens museums

‘The demand to be paid is a political one,’ says campaigning organization W.A.G.E.

In further news: Steve McQueen to show thousands of school portraits at Tate; Robert Venturi (1925–2018)

Plans for the first lunar tourists for SpaceX’s 2023 mission include a crew of fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa’s favourite artists

McKenzie Wark pays tribute to the French cultural theorist, who called our era one of ‘dromocracy’: the reign of speed

Fernando Alvarez was arrested in June for leaving a 300-kilogramme steel artwork outside Purdue’s headquarters

Pyotr Verzilov, who stormed the World Cup final in an anti-Putin protest, is currently in intensive care

In further news: Cuban activists’s manifesto against cultural censorship; the Reina Sofía’s plan to protect Guernica

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