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

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

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

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

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

Following a devastating fire, iconic building to be rebuilt ‘as Mackintosh designed it, to the millimetre’ according to chairwoman

A PR agency darkened white students’s skin and digitally inserted black students into a class trip photo

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